Dolk continues to paint the city black & white in the hours leading up to his show with M-City at the Brooklynite Gallery tonight. Here are a couple more of his beautiful new and HUGE stencils:
Aside from the M-City and Dolk opening at the Brooklynite Gallery this Saturday, there is one more not-to-miss opening at the Woodward Gallery. The Great Outdoors explores the inspirational effect and cultural exchange that occurs when art intended for the unprotected elements is taken and placed in an indoor-gallery setting. It features some of street art’s finest names: Royce Bannon, Darkcloud, Michael De Feo, El Celso, LA II, Kenji Nakayama, Neck Face, Lady Pink, Matt Siren, Stikman, and Swoon.
Note that this opening starts an hour before Brooklynite does, so there is definitely time to catch both!
133 Eldridge St, New York, NY
“Two titans of the street art world collide when DOLK and M-CITY invade Brooklynite Gallery for what is sure to be a show for the ages.
Reclusive, Norwegian stencil artist DOLK, emerges from the shadows to showcase a new collection of cutting imagery. Often monochromatic with one precisely placed color, DOLK crafts strangely beautiful story-lines into his work, infusing a wry sense of humor into such wide ranging topics as celebrity, religion and societal pressures. As a whole, DOLK’s new body of work conveys a bit more cynicism than the past, with most figures displaying enigmatic expressions as well as the inclusion of one key prop that at times will leave you scratching your head. However, what does remain consistent within the history of DOLK’s work is the intrigue he manages to garner with simple, clean black lines and spot-on subjects.
Look closely at a satellite picture of the earth and you just might see an M-CITY mural. Listen to the echoing sounds of metal forging, pistons firing, and air compression as M-CITY, Poland’s most prolific artist working in the public space, erects yet another large scale mural on any number of continents. Using his graphic brand of stencil artillery that includes images of smoke-stack factories, cogs and gears, steam ships, and repetitive city blocks, M-CITY redefines the Industrial Revolution. That same crushing imagery is transferred seamlessly to his deliberate, grey-scale canvases which could easily be passed off as Cold War propaganda.”
Thank heavens half the space at Brooklynite Gallery is outdoors — quite conducive for these two addicts of outdoor activity who also plan on leaving many gifts to the people of NYC.
DOLK • M-CITY
Opening Reception: Saturday, May 8th, 7-10pm
334 Malcolm X Blvd.
Brooklyn, NY 11233
Special Musical Guest: The Legendary DJ Scratch (EPMD)
The Lister opening tomorrow night is not the only game in town. Mighty Tanaka in DUMBO presents a 3d art show titled Year of the Head Chakra (featuring the work of Lionel Guzman, Ed Shawn Herrera and Reginald Pean).
And Robots Will Kill’s own Veng has a piece in the Encounters Graffiti Expo at AE Studios in Long Island City:
When I stopped by Brooklynite on Sunday for a visit with Berlin-based duo Various & Gould, I could tell a lot of work had already gone into the Make It Fit show, which opens this Saturday. The two of them were furiously at work crafting bold and colorful new collages using printed material brought from Germany and objects sourced in Brooklyn. From what I’ve seen, I would say they’ve definitely stepped up their game since last showing at Brooklynite with Dain in Fall 2008.
Brooklyn-resident Specter – who last year garnered respect and admiration from peers, fans and strangers alike with his hand-painted, wheatpasted portraits of New York’s largely invisible working class – has also upped the ante. Taking his portraiture as a point of departure, he has built an impressive series of sculptural installations that are a natural progression from his recent street work.
Make It Fit
334 Malcolm X Boulevard
Brooklyn, NY 11233 (A/C to Utica Avenue)
March 20-April 17, 2010
Opening reception: Saturday March 20th, 2010, 7-10pm
WK Interact has put up some new work on Manhattan’s Lower East Side. He’s part of an upcoming group show curated by Elisa and Seth Carmichael of the LA-based Carmichael Gallery.
Re-Creation II: Will Barras, Simon Birch, Boxi, Ethos, Mark Jenkins, Labrona, Aakash Nihalani, Nina Pandolfo, WK Interact
Opening Reception: Friday, March 5, 2010, 7-10pm
March 5 – July 31, 2010
Ogilvy & Mather
636 11th Avenue
New York, NY 10036
Rat race got you down? Tired of being repeatedly spurned by the NYC art elite? Trying to piece together the shreds of your credibility? Look no further, ART SHRED is for you!
ART SHRED is an on-site shredding service that will help artists and other participants liberate themselves of important works of art, meaningful love letters and one-of-a-kind photographs – and other significant material created, printed, or written on paper. After being sliced and diced, all works will be scattered on the gallery floor.
ART SHRED will be held on:
March 3rd, 2010 between 2pm-4pm
621 W. 27th Street (between 11th & 12th Avenues)
ART SHRED will showcase the shredded works of: Stikman, Cake, Depoe, El Celso, C-Monster, Jennifer Dalton, William Powhida, Paul Kostabi, Jennifer Dziura, Darkcloud, infinity, Martha Cooper, ski, James & Karla Murray, 2esae, Keely, avone, Leonardo Furtado, Man Bartlett, Morgan Thomas, Buildmore Shrines, Abe Lincoln Jr., LA II, Pufferella, Skewville, Royce Bannon, Destroy & Rebuild, James Willis, Rednose, Luna Park, Robots Will Kill, The Endless Love Crew, Veng, Elisha Cook Jr., Felix Morelo, Reid Harris Cooper, Dean Radinovsky, UnderWaterPirates, Elaine Benavides, Alexander Petti, BSA, Dianne Bowen, Lisa Ingram, Johan Kritzinger, Ryan Frank, Billi Kid, Hilary Lorenz and many more to be announced! Walk-ins welcome.
UPDATED: Watch the shredding action live via the Hashtagclass site.
Says the artist, “Rendered in messy, uncontrolled and some-what finely detailed (expletive)-ism, the paintings on canvas, paper and Plexiglas in No Nudes feature fully-clothed models past and present, isolated within habitats that foreshadow free tequila shots*, and fragmented forms that are surrounded by a sea of free tequila shots*, representing the universal unknown in an allegorical interpretation of the effect of contemporary civilization’s disconnect from free tequila shots*.” [*While supplies last.**]