AUGUSTINE KOFIE | “OFF/GRID” OPENING RECEPTION MARCH 27, 2015

March 27 2015 . 07:12am

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David Bloch Gallery
8 bis rue des Vieux Marrakchis
40000 Marrakech MAROC
+212 5 24 45 75 95

The opening will be held in the presence of the artist on March 27, 2015 at 7:00 pm.
The exhibition will continue until April 26, 2015

For more information please visit: www.davidblochgallery.com | keepdrafting.com

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Modernica Chair Group Show at Soze Gallery

October 30 2014 . 12:47am

This Saturday, the 1st of November, LA’s Soze Gallery will be opening a group exhibition in collaboration with the Modernica furniture company. The company that keeps the spirit of Modernism movement alive with their products, teamed up with the West Hollywood showspace for an unique charity event.

For this show, artists will create custom painted fiberglass shell chairs, made on the original Herman Miller equipment. Differentiating in styles and techniques, participants will present their version of this legendary chair. This unique show will include gallery friends and artists including RETNA, Erin Riley, Aaron De La Cruz, Ben Frost, Augustine Kofie, Neckface, Mel Kadel and many others. Part of the proceeds from this show will be donated to benefit The Art Of Elysium, a non-profit organization that brings empowering artistic programs to children in the local hospitals in the area.

The show will be on view until November 15th so make sure you check out this original event if you’re in the area.

Via: arrestedmotion.com

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Breeze Block Gallery presents Three The Hard Way by Augustine Kofie | Jerry ‘Joker’ Inscoe | Christopher Derek Bruno

November 07 2013 . 07:48am

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For the month of November, Breeze Block Gallery is very proud to present Three The Hard Way; a three-person exhibition featuring Augustine Kofie, Jerry Joker Inscoe and Christopher Derek Bruno.
All three artists come from a graffiti background, and are firmly established members of the pioneering Transcend graffiti collective. These highly versatile artists are equally known for their large-scale mural projects, as well as their own very individual voices in a gallery setting. Traditional letterforms are abstracted into geometric configurations within their work; and dimension, form and space are considered and explored within their dynamic compositions.
Their collective approach to art-making is steeped in academic discourse, and whilst retaining the vibrancy of their graffiti backgrounds, traditional art movements such as Futurism, Abstract Expressionism and Precisionism are also embraced by the visual vocabulary imbued within their work. The exhibition title itself is a literal reference to the historical terminology Hard-Edge painting; which was first coined in the late fifties and used to describe intense and abrupt delineation of color within the burgeoning Geometric Abstraction and Op-art movements. Whilst these artists acknowledge and embrace movements of the past, they confidently stand outside of historical classification and have established themselves as a core group of protagonists defining a contemporary movement they have made their own.
Whilst the three artists have shown together previously in larger group exhibitions, Three The Hard Way is the first time that this trifecta has shown together in a collaborative environment. For the month of November the three artists will take over both of Breeze Block’s gallery spaces for an installation that incorporates the full range of multi-facetted oeuvres from each of these influential creators.
For more info visit: breezeblockgallery.com

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Inner-City Arts presents SUMMER ON 7th | July 20, 2013 | 7p-Midnight

July 17 2013 . 12:42am

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RISE
Four Decades of LA Urban Art Curated by Casey Zoltan and Robert Goldschien.

Exhibition featuring works by…
CHAZ BOJORQUEZ / DATE FARMERS / KENNY SCHARF / AUGUSTINE KOFIE / MAGU / MEAR / NECKFACE / POSE / PUSH / RETNA / REVOK / REYES / RIME / RISK / ROBBIE CONAL / SABER / SHEPARD FAIREY / SKULLPHONE / ZES
at
Inner City Arts Campus
720 Kohler Street
Los Angeles, CA 90021

This fundraiser event is strictly 21+. Tickets must be purchased online.

PURCHASE TICKETS

*All proceeds from this event support Inner City Art’s programs which provide art education to 10,000 children and youth grades K -12 each year

About RISE
Los Angeles is blessed with an abundance of great artists, fine galleries and world class museums. However, it is not as rich as many U.S. cities in terms of public art in open spaces. We are constantly bombarded with signage and commercial advertising in our streets, but where is the public art there? Enter the graffiti artist. We’re talking not about taggers, who commit vandalism simply to assert their identity or territory, but about artists who take their creative efforts seriously. Those who talent and work have been recognized by the established art community. All of the artists represented in our exhibit have done graffiti at some point in their careers. Most if not all of them have done pieces on the streets that were commissioned or otherwise authorized by the real property owners, thereby avoiding the element of vandalism, and all of them have made their way into reputable galleries if not museums. The heart and soul of graffiti art is to be visible from the streets and to be part of the urban landscape, so the challenge for these artists is how to maintain this heart and soul while displaying their work in galleries or museums.

We hope you enjoy our exhibit and that it sparks a greater appreciation of the graffiti art that pervades our city. We must also express our heartfelt gratitude to Inner-City Arts for allowing us to be part of their 2013 Summer on 7th!

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Limited Edition The Seventh Letter x Art Share LA t-shirt available online

March 04 2013 . 08:25am

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