ART ALLIANCE: THE PROVOCATEURS, CHICAGO

August 05 2014 . 03:23am

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The exhibition featured over 40 trailblazers of the art world including Keith Haring, Shepard Fairey, Swoon, Space Invader, Ryan McGinness, Camille Rose Garcia, Clare Rojas, Cleon Peterson, CYRCLE, D*FACE, Dana Louise Kirkpatrick, Deedee Cheriel, Dzine, Estevan Oriol, Evan Hecox, FAILE, Gary Panter, HAZE, James Cauty, Jamie Reid, Jen Stark, Lee Quinones, Mark Mothersbaugh, Monica Canilao, POSE, Ravi Zupa, RETNA, Revok, Stanley Donwood, Winston Smith, WK Interact, and more.

The show itself has a great lineage, connecting the dots from a the past two generations of artists who have, for lack of a better term, stood on the outside of typical and traditional art career expectations. One of the major highlights of the exhibition will be that a portion of the event proceeds will be donated to Chicago Arts Partnerships In Education (CAPE), an organization which inspires students to be passionate about their education by weaving visual and performing arts into their classroom lessons. They bring academic subjects to life through art, and partner teaching artists with Chicago Public School teachers to develop original, creative lesson plans.

For the full article and exclusive coverage on the artist who participated visit www.juxtapoz.com

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CLARE ROJAS at PRISM Gallery, Los Angeles | 02.26.11

February 18 2011 . 11:26am

PRISM is pleased to present Inside Bleak, a new solo exhibition of San Francisco-based artist Clare Rojas that opens Saturday, February 26, 2011. Transforming the PRISM space, the exhibition features what Rojas calls domestic abstract interiors, the newest installment of her ongoing investigation of domesticity through a wide range of media, including painting, installation, and video. Her works – which share the guileless, homespun aesthetic that reveals Rojas’ origins in print-making, folklore – are nested within a larger site-specific installation that also serves as the stage for a set of videos and a performance by Peggy Honeywell.

Since 2000, Rojas has since participated in over 40 international exhibitions and several film festivals. Originally from Columbus, Ohio, Rojas earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts in printmaking at the Rhode Island School of Design and her Master’s degree from the Art Institute of Chicago before landing finally in San Francisco. Rojas has received numerous accolades for her work, including the prestigious Tournasol Award and grants from the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation and Joan Mitchell Foundation. She has had solo exhibitions at Deitch Projects in New York City, the Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University in Massachusetts, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León in Spain, Museum Het Doemien in the Netherlands and various international group exhibitions. In 2010 an exhibition of her work titled We They, We They traveled from the Ikon Gallery in Birmingham, UK to the Museum of Craft and Folk Art in San Francisco. Inside Bleak is her first solo exhibition at PRISM.

For more info: PRISMLA.com

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New Barry McGee book

November 11 2010 . 06:28pm

Barry McGee
Edited by Aaron Rose.
Published by Damiani

Barry McGee’s art buzzes with an infectious street vitality that celebrates the rich pageant of city living, while lambasting its ills, overstimulations, frustrations, addictions. His early years as a graffiti artist, tagging on the streets of San Francisco under such monikers as Ray Fong, Twist and Twisto, still nourish his drive to inscribe the blank face of modern life with the personal and the handmade. A part of the early 1990s art and graffiti boom associated with San Francisco’s Mission School (others include Clare Rojas, Chris Johanson and Aaron Noble) and with the Beautiful Loser generation, McGee synthesizes a wide range of resources, including the Mexican muralists, anonymous street art and San Francisco Beat poetry, all of which are notably characterized by a sense of public address that McGee never neglects to convey in his own work. His paintings, drawings and installations spill over with graphic energy and political anger, and direct exhortations to his audience to respond to the life around them. This hardcover artist’s book takes the form of a visual collage, incorporating photographs, drawings, paintings and documentation of past and present installations. It is the definitive volume on a much-loved artist.
Barry McGee was born in San Francisco in 1968 and studied at the San Francisco Art Institute. He continues to live and work in that city. He has had solo exhibitions at Brandeis University’s Rose Art Museum in Waltham, Massachusetts, Deitch Projects in New York and the Watari Museum of Contemporary Art in Tokyo.
 

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COME AS YOU ARE | PRISM Los Angeles

July 26 2010 . 10:41pm

Find out more at: prismla.com and rvca.com

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More from Primary Flight | Art Basel Miami Beach

December 06 2009 . 04:08am

For info visit: www.primaryflight.com

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