Tonight At Pandemic Gallery: The Abztract Artist Collective

Tonight Pandemic Gallery is celebrating the opening of their new show, curated by Shai Dahanan of the Abztract Artist Collective. Work from 12 of Abztract’s Featured Artists will be displayed on skateboard decks and wood panels.

Pandemic Gallery
Sept. 25th, 2009
7 – 11 pm
37 Broadway, Brooklyn NY (between Kent and Wythe Ave)

Keely (photo by Becki Fuller)
Keely (photo by Becki Fuller)
JMR (photo by Becki Fuller)
JMR (photo by Becki Fuller)
Billi Kid (photo by Becki Fuller)
Billi Kid (photo by Becki Fuller)
Darkcloud (photo by Becki Fuller)
Darkcloud (photo by Becki Fuller)

New Elbow-Toe

Echoing the sentiments of Americans For The Arts, Elbow-Toe’s latest work tackles the mess that is the health care system in our country…in a very Charlotte’s Web kind of way.

Elbow-Toe (photo by Becki Fuller)
Elbow-Toe (photo by Becki Fuller)

Mayor For Life? Not So Fast…

Since he took it upon himself to extend the mayoral term limit, NYC mayor Michael Bloomberg and his billion$ have seemed nearly untouchable in his quest for a third term. Until now. With Charles Montgomery “Monty” Burns throwing his hat in the ring, we just may have a serious race on our hands!

Photo by Becki Fuller
Photo by Becki Fuller

Let’s compare: Mr. Burns is Springfield’s richest and most powerful citizen; his current net worth has been given as $996 million. He uses his power and wealth to do whatever he wants, usually without regard for consequences and without interference from the authorities. Michael Rubens Bloomberg is New York’s richest and most powerful citizen; his current new worth has been given as $16 billion. He uses his power and wealth to do whatever he wants, usually without regard for consequences, as IS the authorities.

When Art and Fashion Collide…

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Toyko fashion meets NYC streets when three-man artist collective Destroy + Rebuild throw down some paint at Extraterritoriality Satorutanaka this Friday, September 11th.

This Fashion Week extravaganza, hosted by Destination Art Space at 32-36 Little West 12th Street in Manhattan from 6-8pm, launches designer Satoru Tanaka’s AW2009 collection.

Destroy + Rebuild collaborate around the themes of urban infrastructure and graffiti. They’ll be painting live beginning at 7pm, but their work remains on view at Destination Art Space through September 27th. Come out and support!

Notes From The Underground

It’s time to get back to work (already), but I hope that all of you enjoyed the long weekend just as much as I did. Here are a few shots of what I got up to:

Photo by Becki Fuller
Photo by Becki Fuller
Photo by Becki Fuller
Photo by Becki Fuller
Photo by Becki Fuller
Photo by Becki Fuller
Photo by Becki Fuller
Photo by Becki Fuller
Photo by Becki Fuller
Photo by Becki Fuller
Photo by Becki Fuller
Photo by Becki Fuller

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Photo by Becki Fuller
Photo by Becki Fuller
Photo by Becki Fuller
Photo by Becki Fuller

The Power(s) of Love

Steve Powers: Love Letters for Philadelphia (photo by Becki Fuller)
Steve Powers: Love Letters for Philadelphia (photo by Becki Fuller)

This past weekend I was visiting my brother in Philadelphia, where I was lucky enough to catch a preview of a new mural project underway in the city. Steve Powers (aka Espo), proves that home really is where the heart is, with this ambitious Mural Arts Program collaboration in his native city of Philadelphia. “Love Letters” is a love story both to and from a community, spanning 30-50 walls, rooftops, and billboards along the Market Street El. The narrative unfolds in the style of old Burma Shave ads as riders travel between 46th and 63rd Streets.

Through countless hours of community outreach, meetings, and even a Facebook page, Powers has brought together hundreds of West Philly residents to shape this project by sharing not only their artistic skills, but their insights on love and what the neighborhood means to them.

Stay tuned for updates and information on the opening in September, which I will definitley not be missing.