Cassius Fouler at Pandemic Gallery

Cassius Fouler at Pandemic (photo by Luna Park)
Cassius Fouler at Pandemic (photo by Luna Park)

I went back to Pandemic Gallery this past weekend for a closer look at Cassius Fouler’s solo exhibition, Painting is the Curse of the Drinking Class – I recommend you do the same. The artist’s newest body of work marries his signature letters, characters and symbols with dense swaths of color. The show will be up for about a month – due to irregular gallery hours, I’d also advise making an appointment with pandemicgallery@gmail.com prior to heading over to the Navy Yard. The gallery has posted an overview of available works.

Cassius Fouler at Pandemic (photo by Luna Park)
Cassius Fouler at Pandemic (photo by Luna Park)
Cassius Fouler at Pandemic (photo by Luna Park)
Cassius Fouler at Pandemic (photo by Luna Park)
Cassius Fouler at Pandemic (photo by Luna Park)
Cassius Fouler at Pandemic (photo by Luna Park)
Cassius Fouler at Pandemic (photo by Luna Park)
Cassius Fouler at Pandemic (photo by Luna Park)
Cassius Fouler at Pandemic (photo by Luna Park)
Cassius Fouler at Pandemic (photo by Luna Park)
Cassius Fouler at Pandemic (photo by Luna Park)
Cassius Fouler at Pandemic (photo by Luna Park)
Cassius Fouler at Pandemic (photo by Luna Park)
Cassius Fouler at Pandemic (photo by Luna Park)
Cassius Fouler at Pandemic (photo by Luna Park)
Cassius Fouler at Pandemic (photo by Luna Park)
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Cassius Fouler at Pandemic (photo by Luna Park)

Previously on the Street Spot: the artist’s solo exhibition at 17 Frost in 2011.

CASSIUS FOULER: Painting is the Curse of the Drinking Class
PANDEMIC Gallery & Event Space
22 Waverly Avenue (btwn Park Avenue & Flushing Avenue)
Brooklyn, NY 11205
www.pandemicgallery.com

Painting is the Curse of the Drinking Class

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Mark your calendars, Pandemic Gallery will be showing new paintings, drawings, prints and wood cut works by Cassius Fouler.

Cassius Fouler: Painting is the Curse of the Drinking Class
Opening reception: Saturday, February 8th, 2014, 7:00-11:00pm
Pandemic Gallery & Event Space
22 Waverly Avenue (betweem Park Avenue & Flushing Avenue)
Brooklyn, NY 11205

Brooklyn Shelf Life finds a home outside of BAM

Showpaper presents Brooklyn Shelf Life at BAM

In celebration of its 150th Anniversary, the Brooklyn Academy of Music commissioned Showpaper to build a five sculpture installation called Brooklyn Shelf Life.  Each sculpture has been built not only to stand alone as a piece of art work, but they are also used as a way of independently distributing Showpaper’s free bi-weekly, print only publication about the DIY music and arts scene in the NYC/tri-state area.  Much like his past projects for Showpaper, curator Andrew H. Shirley brought together pairs of street & graffiti artists to upend and reinterpert the ubiquitous NYC paper box.  So far three of the sculptures, the collaborations by Swoon & Ryan Doyle, Leon Reid IV & Noah Sparkes, and Cassius Fouler & Faust, have been installed outside of BAM (right around the corner from the new bike racks designed by the eternally inspiring David Byrne).  The pieces by Gaia & Adam VOID and UFO 907 & W. Thomas Porter have not yet found a home, but hopefully we will see them on the street or in a public space in the very near future.  The UFO 907 & W. Thomas Porter collaboration, in particular, is way too epic to be kept under wraps…but until then, here are some pictures and an interview with the guys over at Brooklyn Street Art.

Showpaper boxes by Swoon & Ryan Doyle, Leon Reid IV & Noah Sparkes, and Cassius Fouler & Faust find their home outside of BAM
Leon Reid IV & Noah Sparkes for Brooklyn Shelf Life at BAM
Leon Reid IV & Noah Sparkes – Stylin n’ Profilin’
Leon Reid IV & Noah Sparkes for Brooklyn Shelf Life at BAM
RIP Surer – Faust & Cassius Fouler for Brooklyn Shelf Life at BAM
Faust & Cassius Fouler’s collaboration for Brooklyn Shelf Life at BAM
Faust & Cassius Fouler collaborate for Brooklyn Shelf Life at BAM
Faust & Cassius Fouler collaborate for Brooklyn Shelf Life at BAM
Swoon & Ryan Doyle’s collaboration for Brooklyn Shelf Life at BAM
Swoon and Ryan Doyle’s collaboration for Brooklyn Shelf Life at BAM
Detail shot of Swoon & Ryan Doyle’s collaboration for Brooklyn Shelf Life at BAM
Detail shot of Swoon & Ryan Doyle’s collaboration for Brooklyn Shelf Life at BAM
Swoon & Ryan Doyle’s collaboration for Brooklyn Shelf Life at BAM
Swoon and Ryan Doyle’s collaboration for Brooklyn Shelf Life at BAM
Showpaper presents Brooklyn Shelf Life at BAM
Showpaper presents Brooklyn Shelf Life at BAM

Cassius Fouler’s Unpaid Dues

“Cassius Fouler” is having himself an art opening tonight.

Cassius Fouler
Unpaid Dues
37 Orchard Street (at Hester)
New York, NY 10002
Opening: February 3, 6-9pm
February 3-9, 2012

Cassius Fouler Closing at 17 Frost

Cassius Fouler at 17 Frost (all photos by Luna Park)

The gallery at 17 Frost Street is  a large space for one person to fill, but Cassius Fouler gets it done with a slew of big, new canvases featuring his signature caricatures rife with graffiti symbolism. From caps to cans, from rollers to mops, from blunts to 40s, from yellow cabs to red birds, all the hallmarks of the NYC graffiti lifestyle are present and accounted for. Stop by the closing on Friday and see for yourself.

Cassius Fouler presents
OUTER BOROUGH: PORTRAITS OF NEW YORK CITY
Closing Reception: Friday, August 5th, 6pm
17 Frost Street (btw Union and Lorimer)