Posts Tagged ‘Special Delivery Bay Area 2012’

Endless Canvas’s Official SPECIAL DELIVERY 2012 Video by Mapache Films

Friday, September 21st, 2012

Special Delivery 2012 from Mapache Films on Vimeo.

Video: Mapache Films
Audio: Todd Sykes

Description by Babak:

On Saturday night, September 8, 2012, I and thousands of others witnessed the concrete and steel ruin that is Carbon Warehouse in the old Flint Ink building at 1350 Fourth Street, Berkeley return to technicolor life as a free, underground art gallery.
For hours, we gawked at the fabulous graffiti that covered close to every inch of the building, with music, beer and wine, and an electric atmosphere that should make world art hubs like London, Berlin and Venice blush.

The floor, the walls, the ceiling and sundry nooks and crannies were painted with explosive colors, designs and styles. Many works displayed wit, wildness and undeniable artistry. We gazed upwards to espy the livid ceiling of this crazy, cement Sistine, then we gazed down to follow the lushly sprays of color at our feet. Meanwhile, the building and its inhabitants trembled as the freight trains–many adorned by the same art sheltered now inside the building–roared by below.

This once-abandoned trilevel factory seemed happy to be hosting thousands of equally colorful guests busy drinking in the art in 3D, dancing, flirting, posing, snap-shooting and juggling, all self-regulated, well-behaved and paying close attention to what they saw.

From where I stand, the project as a whole suggests a rare mindfulness and was executed expertly and with foresight. The City of Berkeley and the police seems to have played a welcome role in facilitating this art event by keeping a very low profile and just letting folks do their stuff.

Neither was this an LA-style, Eli Broadish splash for the rich and pretentious, or some rarified and ultimately impotent extravaganza. This was a grassroots, super-collaborative public tryst between artists and their audience, a rare bird in a cynical, corporate art world that should be nurtured.

Sadly, after the event, a tiny handful of uninspired, vandalous fools are reported to have tagged a few buildings in West Berkeley, leaving an unfortunate hair in the mouth of a community that had so enjoyed an otherwise delicious art feast.
Yet, none were among the artists that awed us that night. And none have the right to distract us from thanking everyone that helped artwork blossom before our eyes in this enjoyable, provocative way.

Because, on that night, Berkeley appeared talented, fearless and exciting, and in a humble, inclusive way, a bastion of public art.

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“YOURSELF” at Our SPECIAL DELIVERY Bay Area 2012 Mural Exhibit

Sunday, September 16th, 2012

“Yourself” wrote a significant portion of the text in our recently released book about last years SPECIAL DELIVERY in Portland.
We’re proud to have him featured in our SPECIAL DELIVERY 2012 exhibit!

Yourself Graffiti Special Delivery.

Yourself Graffiti Mural Special Delivery Bay Area 2012.

TUPAC at our SPECIAL DELIVERY Bay Area 2012 Exhibit

Thursday, September 13th, 2012

For a while we kept running into Tupac at every yard we went to photograph. Then last year, at SPECIAL DELIVERY Portland, Tupac randomly showed up so we made him paint a wall. He came really fresh with a random bucket of purple and a scrap can laying around so we had to make sure he got a wall in this years exhibit. We got a nice time lapse of this piece going up… there is a good chance it will be in the short documentary MAPACHE FILMS is making about Special Delivery 2012.

Tupac ACE Graffiti Berkeley.

NAKA at SPECIAL DELIVERY Bay Area 2012 Exhibit

Wednesday, September 12th, 2012

This recent NAKA piece was painted in our secret VIP section of the SPECIAL DELIVERY Bay Area 2012 Exhibit.

(Please keep checking back for gallery ours.)

Naka Special Delivery 2012.

JULES MUCK Painting at SPECIAL DELIVERY Bay Area 2012

Tuesday, September 11th, 2012

In August of 2012 Jules Muck drove to the Bay Area to paint at the top secret ink factory location for Endless Canvas’ Special Delivery project.

SPECIAL DELIVERY 2012 – Gallery Hours Update

Tuesday, September 11th, 2012
(Photo by Little_Joe)

FOR OPEN GALLERY HOURS CHECK:
www.EndlessCanvas.com/specialdelivery2012

Our opening reception was far more successful than we could of fathomed with well over 3,000 people showing up and a line ten deep that stretched three blocks.  We received a lot of very positive press which then attracted five major news stations to stop by on Monday.  This was a life altering event for many people and we thank everyone in the community for pulling together to make this happen!

RECENT PRESS

Oakland Local:
Endless Canvas opens a Sistine Chapel of graffiti art

East Bay Express:
A Decidedly Special Delivery

Huffington Post:
Graffiti Museum: Local Warehouse To Temporarily Exhibit Local Street Artists

Some other folks photos:
Other Photos

ENOR, SAD CLOUD, SKUL, DWT – Special Delivery Bay Area 2012

Monday, September 10th, 2012

Thousands of people came out to the Special Delivery opening on Saturday.

SPECIAL DELIVERY Bay Area 2012 – Trailer Video

Thursday, August 23rd, 2012

(Trailer Video by MAPACHE FILMS)

Special Delivery Bay Area 2012 Trailer from Mapache Films on Vimeo.

Endless Canvas and The Carbon Warehouse Present:
SPECIAL DELIVERY Bay Area 2012 – Large Scale Graffiti / Mural Exhibit
Opens September 8th

Over 100 local Graffiti / Street Artists including names like Swampy, Jurne, Gats, Pemex, Optimist, Quake, Broke, Nesta, Roar, Ras Terms, Anemal and many more paint the interior of a 36,000 square foot, three story factory from the 1920’s. Even the open floor space will be filled with sculptures by the likes of Dead Eyes, Monica Canilao, Harrison and Ben Wolf. On September 8th, we will be opening the building for public viewing and celebrating by lighting the building for the first time since it was abandoned over a decade ago.

Opening Celebration – Second Saturday, September 8th, 2012
Free Event – Live HipHop on the 3rd Floor Provided by Ear Peace Records
Exact location to be announced at www.EndlessCanvas.com/specialdelivery2012 the day before the opening to protect the privacy of artists. It’s taking place in the East Bay.

PARTICIPATING ARTISTS: (Alphabetically)
7Seas, Anemal, Ankra, Attica, ATWA, Aura, Awo, Bella Ciao, Blief, Broke, Bvrs, Cannon Dill, Circle Face, Cops, Coyote, Cuss, David Polka, Dead Eyes, Defie, Del Phresh, Devote, Drama, Eon75, Edith, Enero, Enor, Ernest Doty, Faring Purth, Feral Child, Five, Fresh Prince, Freya, GATS, Goser, Griffin, Grow DWT, Imp, Irot, Jeans, Jules Muck, Jurne, Kava, Koleo, Kure, Logic, Logo, Meck, Monica Canilao, Mr.Ef, Nart, NESTA, Nina STM, N.O. Bonzo, Old Crow, Odd Fellow, Omega, Optimist, Pemex, Pez US, Pobrecito, Quake, Ras Terms, Ref, Rekn, Release, Ripo, Roar, Scez, Scribbles, Somar, Safety First, Swampy, Sway, Tupac, Turnip, UpFuk, Vator, Wesk, Wetso, Yoder AND MANY MORE! (full list here)

Kick Starter Campaign to Light the SPECIAL DELIVERY 2012 Graffiti Mural Exhibit

Thursday, July 26th, 2012

We have a beautiful abandoned ink factory full of over 50 murals from artists like Swampy, Optimist, GATS, Pemex, Nesta, Ras Terms, Del Phresh and many more. We would like to open it for public viewing on Sept 8th, 2012 but we need your help raising funds to rent generators and lights. We have loads of original artwork for thank you gifts for people who donate. Please tell your friends about our Kick Starter…. http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/endlesscanvas/special-delivery-bay-area-2012-graffiti-mural-exhi?ref=live