Moody Knows: America Runs on Graff

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I stopped by Brooklyn’s Pandemic Gallery yesterday for a sneak peak at Moody’s American Runs on Graff show, which opens tomorrow. Fans of his incredibly clean design and signature characters are in for a real treat, as he’s pulled out all the stops and run with the Dunkin Donuts theme.

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Worth reading: earlier this week, the artist spoke at length about his background in both graffiti and street art with Hyperallergic’s Emily Colucci.

“All Talk” and then some at Pandemic

Gabriel Specter (all photos by Luna Park)

I promise it’s not just all talk, but the evening of Friday the 17th is shaping up to be very busy with no less than 3 quality shows set to open. After hitting Snowblind at Klughaus in Chinatown and Inside Out featuring Cake and Don Pablo Pedro at Mighty Tanaka in Dumbo, I’ll end the night with “All Talk” at Pandemic. I don’t want to spoil any surprises, so I leave you with just a taste of what’s in store at Pandemic. Listen up: it’s going to be a good night for graffiti culture, so don’t miss out.

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Jesse Edwards x Jesus Saves
Noh J Coley
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"All Talk"

Chris’ Small Change Show in Orlando This Week

Veng isn’t the only member of Robots Will Kill presenting a solo show this week – Chris’ show Small Change opens at Orlando’s Steadfast this Wednesday from 8 to 11pm.  If you’re in the area, be sure to check it out – details and a few teaser images below.

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Get Ready To Destroy & Rebuild: Boston

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If you are in the Boston area this Friday, stop by Lot F for the opening of Idle Construction, a show featuring new works from local artists Matt Siren and Destroy & Rebuild, as well as Jesse Edwards and Gabriel Urist.

DJ will be spinning and
Refreshments will be provided.

Lot F Gallery
145 Pearl St, #4
Boston, MA 02110

Friday, October 22nd
7-11pm

Show runs until November 18th

Erik Burke x Cahil Muraghu x 17 Frost

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Heads up: collaborators Cahil Muraghu and Erik Burke are having a show at 17 Frost Gallery, opening tomorrow.

Erik Burke x Cahil Muraghu (photo by Luna Park)
Erik Burke x Cahil Muraghu (photo by Luna Park)
Erik Burke x Cahil Muraghu (photo by Luna Park)
Erik Burke x Cahil Muraghu (photo by Luna Park)

Burke and Muraghu’s collaborations are vivid representation of the American landscape. The show’s title, This Land is My Land, taken from Woody Guthrie’s landmark song, embodies the artists’ intent behind both the work and their own lifestyle. Guthrie describes the disenfranchised American staking a hypothetical claim to the landscape, reiterating native American concepts of land ownership. Their work, inspired by the New York City graffiti movement and the Hudson River school, not only attempts to document the American experience, but lays claim, even if only for a moment, to enlivening our relationship to the landscape through abstraction.

This Land Is My Land
Erik Burke & Cahil Muraghu
Opening: Friday, October 8th, 7-11pm
17 Frost Street
Brooklyn, NY 11211
Gallery Hours: Fri, Sat, & Sun, 3-7pm or by appointment.

This Weekend in Art

The fall art season is in full swing with numerous openings this weekend alone.

Tonight Seenoevilseenoevilsee Evil featuring Jeremiah Maddock, Daniel Trocchio & Amanda Wong opens at Factory Fresh in Bushwick.

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Also opening tonight at Exit Art in Chelsea is Alternative Histories: a History of New York City Alternative Art Spaces since the 1960s.

The Dumbo Arts Festival 2010 starts today and runs all weekend. Saturday afternoon, Mighty Tanaka will be presenting 2 art battles in The Rumble Room: THE ELC BATTLE: Abe Lincoln Jr vs Royce Bannon and THE URNEWYORK BATTLE: 2Esae vs SKI.

While you’re in Dumbo, be sure to check for murals by the likes of Chris Stain, Imminent Disaster, Jordan Seiler and others on Plymouth, Main and Washington Streets.

Finally, Saturday night Pandemic Gallery opens Split Personality: A Solo Show byVilaykorn Sayaphet.

Now get out there and support your local artists and art galleries!

Seenoevilseenoevilsee Evil
Friday, September 24th: 7pm-10pm
Factory Fresh
1053 Flushing Avenue (btw Morgan and Knickerbocker)

Alternative Histories: a History of New York City Alternative Art Spaces since the 1960s
Friday, September 24th: 7pm-9pm
Exit Art
475 Tenth Ave (at 36th Street)

Dumbo Arts Festival
Friday, September 24th – Sunday, September 26th

The Rumble Room
Saturday, September 25th: 12-6pm
Gleason’s Boxing Gym
77 Front Street in DUMBO

Split Personality
Saturday, September 25th: 7-11pm
Pandemic Gallery
37 Broadway (btw Wythe and Kent)

Iconography: A Reflection of Anonymity at Mighty Tanaka

ECB x ChrisRWK (photo by Becki Fuller)
ECB x ChrisRWK (photo by Becki Fuller)

This coming up Friday night, September 10th from 6-9, the Mighty Tanaka gallery in DUMBO will be taken over by a slew of native New Yorkers for the exhibition Iconography: A Reflection of Anonymity. Matt Siren, Royce Bannon, Chris & Veng of Robots Will Kill, 2Esae & SKI of URnewyork, and Peat Wollaeger (stenSOUL) will explore the iconic images they have come to be known for from their work on the streets and beyond.

Mighty Tanaka
68 Jay St, Suite 416 (F Train to York St)
Brooklyn, NY 11021
Office: 718.596.8781

Matt Siren (photo by Becki Fuller)
Matt Siren (photo by Becki Fuller)
Royce Bannon (photo by Becki Fuller)
Royce Bannon (photo by Becki Fuller)
Veng (photo by Becki Fuller)
Veng (photo by Becki Fuller)

Thursday Night Openings

It’s ambitious for a Thursday night, but I’m gonna try gallery hoppin’ to catch all of these shows … if I’ll actually make it all three remains to be seen.

GRAFFOLUTION

GRAFFOLUTION GROUP ART SHOW
Curated by Frankie Velez and Mike McManus
July 15th 2010 – August 15th 2010
Opening Reception: Thursday, July 15th, 7PM – 11PM
Soapstone Gallery
11 West 36th Street, 5th Floor (btw 5th and 6th Avenues)
The exhibition will feature artists from the early days of graffiti to the current graffiti and street artists. Contributing artists are from Spain, France, and the United States.

Featured Artists: SUBTEXTURE, MATT SIREN, SEE ONE, SAE STER, ERIC ORR, MERES, JOE RUSSO, ROB LUCIANO, BILLI KID, FUMERO, VICKIPAGES, JOSH GOLDSTEIN, MASAHIRO ITO, UR NEW YORK (2ESAE & SKI) , PEAT WOLLAEGER (stenSOUL), VENG (ROBOTS WILL KILL), DANIEL “KRAVE” FILA, CHARLIE GREEN, TOOFLY, EROTICA, ABE LINCOLN JR, CLARK FLY ID, RIBS, KA, ELLIS G, JOE IURATO, SLAVE, SANE 2, GIGI BIO, HALOZ, ANERA, ARMO, DIL, TMNK (NOBODY), GRIMACE, SHINE, NEMO, ETAKS.ONE, OLIVER RIOS, BADER ISRAEL, SIENIDE, AARON SPAZE CRAFTE, JENEVEIVE, ROYCE BANNON, AND RESKEW

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GRAFFITI NYC: ARTISTS OF THE THIRD RAIL
July 15-August 10, 2010
Opening Reception: Thursday, July 15th, 6pm-12am
Benrimon Contemporary
514 West 24th Street, 2nd Floor

Featured Artists: JA, DIL, KEO, LSD, REE, ZIM, NEA, CAP1, BAMA, BOM5, PNUT, SPAR, CLYDE, DONDI, INK76, SONIC, O.U.I., CRANE, ARCHER, FRITOS, NOC167, PHETUS, SNAKE1, SNYPER, DOWNER, JOE CONZO, JAMESTOP, BLOODY JAY, TRACY168, JON NAAR, FUTURA2000, STAYHIGH149, MARTHA COOPER, DEAN RICHARDS, JAMEL SHABAZZ, JOHN HOLMSTROM, DEE DEE RAMONE, RICHARD HAMBLETON, 2ESAE + SKI OF UR NEW YORK

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ARTEFACTS: INHERENT ELEMENTS OF URBAN ARTS
Curated by Indie184
Opening Reception: July 15, 2010, 7-11PM
TT Underground Gallery
91 Second Avenue

Featured Artists: SHEPARD FAIREY, SWOON, QUIK RTW, MR. CARTOON, KORALIE, COPE2, OWEN DIPPIE, JAMES & KARLA MURRAY, ESTEVAN ORIOL, FAUST, RIME MSK, CLAYTON PATTERSON, KATSU

"Death Warmed Over" Opening TONIGHT, 7-10

Death Warmed Over (photo by Becki Fuller)
Death Warmed Over (photo by Becki Fuller)

Just a friendly reminder to our readers that Luna and I will be participating in the exhibition “Death Warmed Over” tonight at Fresthetic in Williamsburg. Hope to see you there!

“Death Warmed Over”
Paintings by Chris RWK, Veng, and Cake
Photography by Luna Park & Becki Fuller

Opening Reception
Friday, June 25th, 2010
7-10pm

Fresthetic
560 Grand Street
Brooklyn NY, 11211
(between Lorimer St & Union Ave)
Trains: L,G, M & J

Death Warmed Over (photo by Becki Fuller)
Death Warmed Over (photo by Becki Fuller)

Osmatic Transmissions

I couldn’t think of a more natural pairing than two artists with numerical symbols for namesakes, infinity and Avoid Pi. Having witnessed their joint effort as part of infinity’s Spool series at Chashama last summer, I am curious to see what they’ve developed together for their two man show at Mighty Tanaka, which opens this Friday. When asked about their collaboration, Avoid responded, “Our styles are complementary; infinity’s attention to detail works well with my color fields and geometric abstractions.”

Fans are advised to come early, as the twosome have not only produced 6 joint paintings, but have gone all out with a limited edition two-color screenprint, a 20-page zine, vinyl stickers and a slew of buttons!

BABEL CODE: OSMOTIC TRANSMISSIONS
Duo Exhibition with AVOID PI & INFINITY
Opening Reception: May 21, 6-9:00pm
Duration: May 21 – Jun 11, 2010

Mighty Tanaka
68 Jay Street, Suite 416
Brooklyn, NY 11201
(F Train to York St.)
Hours: M-F 12PM to 7PM, weekends by appointment only