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Tuesday, April 21st, 2009

FAILE Triumphs


Thanks to Luna Park (via TWBE) for catching images of FAILE‘s newly installed spectacular prayer wheel in Brooklyn. We fully condone the swift execution of any moron who tries to steal this. 

Bravo boys…


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Wednesday, April 1st, 2009

Poster Boy Adbooster Opening


After much media and law enforcement attention, Poster Boy opens Adbooster this Friday, April 3rd at Eastern District in Brooklyn, NY. 

RSVP: info@eastern-district.com

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Friday, March 27th, 2009

fishermen go where the good fish are

Image via Cope2

Randy Kennedy has written a piece for The New York Times, recounting the blow by blow from last weeks’ graffiti – Vandal Squad showdown at powerHouse Arena. The panel discussion featured former top officers of New York City’s Transit Police and writers Cope2, KET and street artist Ellis G. The event coincided with powerHouse’s release of “Vandal Squad: Inside the New York City Transit Police Department, 1984-2004.” 

Best Excerpt :
the evening wound down, attention was drawn to the fact that along with all the other people videotaping the event, there were some large men stationed across from the front door of the bookstore, taping it for themselves: current members of the police’s anti-vandalism unit. Mr. Maridueña [KET] called it a waste of taxpayers’ money and asked why it was happening.

“Do you fish?” Mr. Mona asked him.

“Do I fish?” Mr. Maridueña said. “I don’t fish.”

Mr. Mona said, “I don’t either, but I’ve been told fishermen go where the good fish are.” He added, “There’s probably someone here tonight with a warrant.”

Hmm. Do you think Mona read KET’s blog post prior to the event?: “Here is the information if anyone wants to come down (rsvp). Those of you with warrants might want to skip this one.”

Full article here. COPE has put up some images from the event here.

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Tuesday, March 17th, 2009

FAILE Release


FAILE has just relaunched their site and announced the release of three new prints (all are editions of 20, 25 x 38 inches, and priced at $2,800) and six original works (25 x 38 inches, $8,000 each).  All works are based on imagery used for last year’s Lost in Glimmering Shadows exhibition in London, and will be up for lottery today through Thursday, March 19th, 11 am EST. Winning buyers will be contacted Thursday via email. Fans will also be pleased to see a new site design updated with photos of the duo’s fine art and street work.

Find yourself unlucky come Thursday night? – Three more releases are scheduled for 2009. Go check it all out here: faile.net


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Friday, February 27th, 2009

Weekend Gallery Openings


Here’s a brief list of weekend openings (and a couple of shows already on view) on our radar:

Terence Koh, Aurel Schmidt, Dash Snow, Patrick Griffin, Aaron Bondaroff + others – Get a Rope, CTRL Gallery, Houston. Opening Reception: Fri., Feb. 27 – April 18.
Morning Breath + Cycle – OdditiesAd Hoc Art, Brooklyn. Opening Reception: Fri., Feb. 27 – March 22.
Yoshitomo NaraMarianne Boesky, NY. Opening Reception: Sat., Feb. 28 – March 28.
Zibiok + RemedIt Hurts, Brooklynite Gallery, NY. Opening Reception: Sat., Feb. 28 – March 22.
Bruno 9li, Lori Field, Tara Lisa Foley, AJ Fosik, Katherine Guillen, Robert Hardgrave, Naoto Hattori, Kristian Kluver & Hiro KurataGroup Exhibition Part 2, David B. Smith Gallery, Denver. Opening Reception: Sat., Feb. 28 – March 21.
Raymond Pettibon, Daniel Johnston, Ron English, Thurston Moore, Kim Gordon, Lee Ranaldo + Gibby Haynes – Rock Paper Scissor, Robert Berman Gallery, Santa Monica. Opening Reception w/ DJ Shepard Fairey: Sat, Feb. 28 – March 21. 
Erik ParkerCrisis CreationPaul Kasmin, NY. Feb. 26 – March 28.
Ma JunPop Dynasty, Krampf Gallery, NY. Feb. 19 – March 14.



Thursday, February 19th, 2009

Maya Hayuk’s Sexy Gazebo @ Cinders

Maya inside Sexy Gazebo

Brooklyn based artist, Maya Hayuk, has been know to explore many styles, ranging from the figurative to her recent focus on abstract imagery. In Sexy Gazebo, Hayuk presents a new mixed media installation of bright prisms of color, vivid rays of light, and life-bearing fauna. The focal point of the exhibit is its title piece – upon entering Sexy Gazebo visitors can relax in tranquility, make-out inside a glowing neon kaleidoscope, or blast off into space. 

On view till March 15 at Cinders, Brooklyn. Click through for more pics from opening night. Read the rest of this entry »


Thursday, October 30th, 2008

R.I.P. Riviera Gallery

After six years, Brooklyn’s Riviera Gallery is closing its doors. With the sad departure of Clementine Gallery earlier this year, this marks yet another loss to the NY gallery community that has supported up and coming and emerging artists. Join Riviera in its closing celebration, Thursday, Nov. 6th, 6pm – midnight.

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Friday, October 10th, 2008

Benefit featuring Swoon, McGee, Faile, ESPO + more

Transformazium, a non profit artist group including Swoon, is holding a benefit to raise funds for the further development of Points of Interest, a public arts programs in Braddock, PA. Braddock is considered an impoverished community, with little economic or job opportunity, high crime, and according to the 2000 census, an average family income of $20,000.  The event takes begins at 4pm tomorrow, Saturday, Oct. 11, at Secret Project Robot in Brooklyn, NY. It includes screenings about the Braddock community, a barbeque, and an art auction with works by Swoon, Barry McGee, Faile, Steve Powers, Bast, Aiko, Kiki Smith and many more.  Below is an abridged version of Transformazium’s Points of Interest mission statement. Do something good and go spend some money this weekend…

“Points of Interest responds to a perceived need for reinvestment in underutilized and neglected public spaces in Braddock and North Braddock…Integral to the project are several community forums, at which we will ask residents to give us their perspective on the areas of their neighborhood that are ripe for redefinition. The joint work of our asking for insight, and the community members’ considered response will begin the process of creating new structures for valuation…The thought, energy, care and memory of the community “insiders” with whom we collaborate, in combination with the time and talent of the visiting artists, is intended to lead to an active re-assessment of the neighborhood as a living thing, capable of being affected by individual and community effort…The invited artists will be working for a week in Braddock and North Braddock with teen facilitators from the area. Their visible presence is part of our intention to make the installation of artwork transparent and accessible…We acknowledge that art often has a relationship with priviledge. We ask: is it possible to subvert that relationship so that the addition of artwork in an area considered blighted can empower an individual or community to feel privileged to imagine change and to enact it?”


Wednesday, September 24th, 2008

4 Geezers Hanging in Brooklyn

Image: Sam Horine for Village Voice

4 Geezers is on view now at Brooklyn’s Ad Hoc Art. The show features the art of four popular European street artists, Eine (UK), Flying Fortress (Germany), PEZ (Spain), and London Police (Amsterdam). Check out the Village Voice’s slideshow of the opening here, or Ad Hoc’s photoset here. Catch the show till Oct 12.

Ad Hoc Art 
49 Bogart St, Unit 1G
Brooklyn, NY 11206
L Train to Morgan Ave. 

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Monday, September 15th, 2008

Aiko says “Shut Up & Look”

Aiko opened her first solo exhibition, Shut Up and Look, at Brooklynite Gallery in Bed Stuy Saturday night. On view are six new large scale mixed media pieces which incorporate both new and old imagery for the former Faile member. The Art Collectors suggest that you do as she says some time before October 11.
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