Steven Harrington | Wavy Days

October 15 2015 . 08:48pm

Featuring the work of Steven Harrington (stevenharrington.com)

“Wavy Days,” my first solo show in Paris since 2009 is now on view at Colette, Paris. The title reflects my ongoing relationship with anxiety:

“It seems that all my life I’ve dealt with anxiety. Like many folks nowadays, I’m no stranger to feelings of worry, stress, apprehension, and even fear. Sometimes the feelings are constant and then sometimes I can go weeks or months without experiencing an anxious moment. But, in taking an honest look at my feelings, I’ve discovered that most of my anxiety is really of my own making—a pointless waste of emotional energy over things in the world I simply cannot control. Sometimes life just happens.

Through these paintings, I have found a way to deal with my own anxiety. To me, the paintings have become a way of making fun of these annoying moments and worrisome voices that I have in my head. I’ve purposely chosen to paint these emotions as playful cartoons in the hope of shedding humor on and giving perspective to the subjects. Please note the titles. I hope you enjoy.”

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RIME “DANGER ZONE” at GALERIE WALLWORKS in Paris, France opening April 2, 2015

April 02 2015 . 01:12am

 
“After a two month long residency in Paris, France, I am please to present my second solo show at Galerie Wallworks. Showing over 20 new paintings created in Paris and New York City. Opening reception – Thursday April 2nd, 7-10 pm.

My thought process while creating work for this show –
What a pain in the ass it is to tell the truth. To do what you want while embracing actions in an unapologetic way. At times you question what is off the cuff, and what was meticulously plotted long before you said it. Genuine connection to universal meaning. Honesty. To somehow dazzle and offend all at the same time, as a junky for odd circumstance. You want to believe you’re always on. That you’re this cache of engaging life experience, that is so abundant, so graceful as it’s spilled all over others. Dilemma. Infectious questions are the answer… Running as fast as you can from that fine line between corny and cool. Seasoned storyteller with a dysfunctional sense of humor. 90% proof. You want to believe that you have it all figured out under the flag of always being in the process of figuring it out. Fighting the guilt of sleeping past noon. Commitment to the line. Expecting more than the line of “I like the colors though”.”
-Rime

For catalogue and show information please contact Claude Kunitz at contact@galerie-wallworks.com

Galerie Wallworks
4 rue Martel – 75010 Paris / Show in map
(+33)9 54 30 29 51

For additional information please visit www.wallworks.fr | jerseyjoeart.com

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RIME | DANGER ZONE at Galerie Wallworks in Paris, France opening April 2, 2015

March 26 2015 . 01:20am

DANGERZONE

 
Galerie Wallworks
4 rue Martel – 75010 Paris / Show in map
(+33)9 54 30 29 51
contact@galerie-wallworks.com

For additional information please visit www.wallworks.fr | jerseyjoeart.com

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Faith 47 in Paris, France

July 05 2012 . 08:52pm

Find out more at: Faith47.com

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Bates and Niels Bjorndahl | Appreciation for letters in Paris

May 14 2012 . 08:33pm

Maquis-art Shop & Gallery and Maurice Grinbaum presents:
“Appreciation for letters” coming up next in Paris
By: Bates & Bjorndahl.

Here’s the story behind the upcoming exhibition:

Bates and Niels Bjorndahl first met in 1984 when the graffiti scene was still in its infancy in Denmark.
They became fast friends and ran together thru 1986 when Bjorndahl was forced to put an end to his
graffiti career due to numerous run-ins with the local authorities.
Bjorndahl then changed his focus to abstract art while Bates continued on with graffiti.

In 2009 the two met again and started exchanging ideas and creative inputs and in the fall of 2011 they
decided to try to work on some canvases together merging abstract art and graffiti in a new style. The
result became a number of pieces where the artists experiment with different color dogmas and unusual
types of canvases. The first selection will be showcased at the exhibition ‘Appreciation for Letters’ in Paris
in the spring of 2012 in collaboration with Maquis-Art. Among the experiments, one series very much defines
the show ‘Appreciation for Letters’, namely the ‘Typograffiti’ pieces where each canvas represents a specially
selected font, which has then been spray painted onto the canvases by hand without the use of stencils. This
intricate technique and focus on the very basics of letters defines some of the purest form of graffiti that exists:
Strong letter structures that move and bend with a good flow…

Official opening:
15 of May opens at: 11:00 o’clock

MAQUIS-ART Shop and Gallery
42, rue Quincampoix
75004 Paris
Métro chatelet
(entre Agnès B et le citadium beaubourg)

and also next door Gallery:
L’Issue
38 rue quincampoix
75004 Paris
France.

Sponsor: Ironlak
Music: Diamond Messages – Liquid Summer
Video editing by: Wen cod 2012

Find out more at: greatbates.com

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