Throwback Thursday: Tilden

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While it’s wonderful that MoMA PS1 is bringing it’s art-star-laden Rockaway! exhibition to Fort Tilden this summer, I’d like to point out that Tilden was home to a much more organic, arts movement long before Superstorm Sandy wreaked havoc on the Rockaways…

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Over Under Gets Literal

OverUnder (photo by Becki Fuller)
OverUnder (photo by Becki Fuller)

Last weekend while I was enjoying the music and warm weather at SXSW, Over Under busy collaborating with his friend No Touching Ground on one of the most mind blowing pieces that I’ve laid eyes on in years. We all know about the ephemeral nature of wheatpaste, though this has typically been considered a shortcoming rather than an asset of the medium. The genius about this piece, aside from the fact that it is big, beautiful and well executed, is that its disintegration is expected and has been prepared for. Underneath the paper arm is a skeletal mural painted onto the wall, inspired by, well, inspiring people such as buZ blurr, his brother, Sunset Justice, and Reader. Check out Over Under’s blog to see some amazing process shots & for a peak at what lies underneath.

OverUnder (photo by Becki Fuller)
OverUnder (photo by Becki Fuller)

And because Over Under is not just a talented artist, but a upstanding human being, he has used this opportunity to bring a message of giving, hope, and optomism in the face of the recent tragedy in Japan. If you have been at all inspired by his work, or just feel the need to do a good deed, consider making a donation to the Red Cross today.

OverUnder (photo by Becki Fuller)
OverUnder (photo by Becki Fuller)

Help Pandemic Gallery Get To Paris!

Pandemic (photo by Becki Fuller)
Pandemic (photo by Becki Fuller)

It probably wouldn’t surprise anyone who follows our blog to hear that we love Williamsburg’s Pandemic Gallery. Going to one of their openings can feel like stepping into an updated scene from Beyond The Valley of the Dolls: artists, bikers, rockers, pinatas, models, wigs and leather whips, moms offering trays of cookies…and everyone there is part of the big, happy Pandemic family. And just like in any family, from time to time, help is needed.

Pandemic has the opportunity to go global this October by participating in City Art KonT’ner, a contemporary urban art event specializing in street art, in Paris. But shipping art isn’t cheap, and the gallery needs help with the funding of $7,500 to pay for the rent of the container. Any extra money raised will go towards help the artists themselves to get to the city of lights to share in this amazing experience. Artists involved include: ARMER, BUILDMORE, CELSO, DARKCLOUD, DEUCE SEVEN, JUDITH SUPINE, KEELY, KENJI NAKAYAMA, MATT SIREN, ROYCE BANNON, STIKMAN, SWAMPY, UR NEW YORK, VENG, WRONA

In SUPPORTING Pandemic, you will not only get that warm happy feeling of having done something good, but you will also have GIFTS heaped upon you, based on the size of your donation.

So, break out your piggy banks, make a donation today, and your next shot of tequila at Pandemic is on me!

Armer, Darkcloud, Goreb and Deeker "A Hounding Obsession" at Factory Fresh

Armer Darkcloud Gore B Deeker (photo by Becki Fuller)
Armer Darkcloud Gore B Deeker (photo by Becki Fuller)
Armer Darkcloud Gore B Deeker (photo by Becki Fuller)
Armer Darkcloud Gore B Deeker (photo by Becki Fuller)
Armer Darkcloud Gore B Deeker (photo by Becki Fuller)
Armer Darkcloud Gore B Deeker (photo by Becki Fuller)
Armer Darkcloud Gore B Deeker (photo by Becki Fuller)
Armer Darkcloud Gore B Deeker (photo by Becki Fuller)
Armer Darkcloud Gore B Deeker (photo by Becki Fuller)
Armer Darkcloud Gore B Deeker (photo by Becki Fuller)
Armer Darkcloud Gore B Deeker (photo by Becki Fuller)
Armer Darkcloud Gore B Deeker (photo by Becki Fuller)
Armer Darkcloud Gore B Deeker (photo by Becki Fuller)
Armer Darkcloud Gore B Deeker (photo by Becki Fuller)

A Hounding Obsession
Featuring the Artwork of Dark Cloud, Goreb, Armer & Deeker
November 13th thru November 29
Show Opens Friday, November 13th from 7-10pm

Factory Fresh
1053 Flushing Avenue

Morgan stop on L train
Brooklyn, NY 11237