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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The Boneyard Project | Jan 28th at the Pima Art and Space Museum

January 25 2012 . 07:43am

An ambitious project involving numerous international contemporary artists and disused Military airplanes is set to make it’s debut on January 28th at the Pima Art and Space Museum in Tucson, Arizona. The Boneyard Project: Return Trip will include artists Andrew Schoultz, How & Nosm, Nunca(Brazil), Retna, and Faile who will all paint their own individual airplanes, along with cockpit from Saner(Mexico). We took a trip to the desert to get you these exclusive preview photos.

The concept for resurrecting the no longer active airplanes was conceived in spring 2010 by Eric Firestone, and organized with curator Carlo Mccormick. Also on display will be previous work from Eric Firestone Gallery’s Nose Job show that took place last year featuring artist such as Aiko, Bast, Crash, Daze, El Mac, Ron English, Shepard Fairey, Futura, Erik Foss, Tara Mcpherson, Richard Prince, Lee Quinones, Kenny Scharf, and many more. We suggest that if you are near Tuscon to not miss this event!

Source: Juxtapoz / The Boneyard Project

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East West Connect | a group exhibition curated by Arrested Motion

November 23 2011 . 06:52pm

Above Second Gallery is pleased to present East West Connect, a group exhibition curated by Arrested Motion featuring the work of Luke Chueh, Faile, Shepard Fairey, Evah Fan, Stella Im Hultberg, Tat Ito, Akino Kondoh, Travis Louie, Tomokazu Matsuyama, Brendon Monroe, Edwin Ushiro, Nick Walker, and Yoskay Yamamoto. The exhibition will run from November 25th until January 12th with an opening scheduled for Friday November 25h (6-10 pm).

The showing, East West Connect, brings together thirteen participants chosen carefully from a diverse selection of artists covered by the online art magazine for their inaugural curatorial feature at the Hong Kong showspace. Each artist, despite differing ethnicities and nationalities, can either claim an Asian heritage and/or have utilized imagery inspired by the Far East in the past. Most of those included, although they have a common interest in the region, have not had major shows in Asia. By bringing their collective work back to its geographic “source,” so to speak, the exhibition hopes to deal with themes of identity for those who have dual cultural allegiances, explore the melding and fusion of artistic influences, and foster the discussion of the work when brought into local context when comparing audiences in the East and West. The vibrant city-state of Hong Kong, long considered to be the gateway between East and West, and now the epicenter of a booming art market in the region, seemed to be an appropriate location for this exhibition.

About Arrested Motion

Arrested Motion is an art culture hub started up in 2008 by a group of collectors who saw the opportunity to share their love for artists they knew through extensive online and onsite coverage.  Along with the associated Artchival Forum, the website has grown from its humble beginnings to over half a million hits a month while reporting on the contemporary, street/urban, and so called low brow art scene in all the major art centers of the world. Their goal is to provide unique and exclusive content while demonstrating that art is for people of all ages and socioeconomic groups.

About The Gallery

Above Second is an artist-run gallery and studio space existing as a catalyst for the expanding new contemporary art movement exploding forth from the streets / art schools / design studios from around the world. Located near the Central District of Hong Kong Island, the gallery has cultured a network of local emerging young talent and international artists whose work is rarely exhibited in Asia.

Their Art Residency programs are designed to provide a space for the visiting artists, without any limitations, as a setting to be progressive and innovate. They are proud to have collaborated with artists from Denmark, Italy, Australia, USA, UK, Mexico, China, and locally. One of the most successful examples of this is their POW WOW event series. The first POW WOW was held in Hong Kong and then most recently in Hawaii in February of this year.

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AROE | Scream London presents West End Rebellion

July 06 2011 . 04:05pm

Scream presents “West End Rebellion”, a group show featuring urban and contemporary artists including; Faile, Retna, Banksy, Futura, Swoon, Keith Haring, KAWS, Giles Walker, Aroe, Antony Micallef, Adam Neate, Os Gemeos, Herakut, Augustine Kofie, Richard Hambleton, Chaz Bojorquez and Shepard Fairey.  “West End Rebellion” will include ‘Monica’ and ‘Skeletons on the Wall’ by Swoon, Shephard Fairey’s ‘Duality of Humanity 2’, and a Banksy original ‘Laugh Now’.  A Giles walker robot sculpture is also being shown.

Aroe made his first attempts at painting around 1984 in the first wave of graffitti to hit the UK.  He continued until around 1990 when he was busted for his work on the trains. In 2000 he decided ito start the infamous NT crew with a few like-minded individuals with a view to write on any and every train/subway they could find.  Aroe has travelled the tunnels and slums of the best and worst cities in the world dropping panels and whole cars wherever possible. He released the DVD ‘Terror Fabulous’ which served as a brief summary of their numerous actions in mainland Europe. Trains aside, the walls play a large part in his life.  He finds constant inspiration from the other members of the crew as there is a healthy spirit of completion.  Aroe describes himself as “an old fool from the old school.”

For more info about where and when and who: screamlondon.com

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Nimbus Vapor curated by Ron English at The Opera Gallery

October 02 2009 . 12:13pm

Nimbus Vapor is a street art exhibition curated by Ron English featuring 21 of the most influential street artists from all over the world including Saber and Revok of The Seventh Letter.

More info at: Opera Gallery

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