It’s been a while since he last graced the streets of Brooklyn with new work, but Elbow-Toe has returned to form with a fabulous, large-scale, feline piece titled Look Back in Anger. Click here to see the original, cut-paper collage upon which this piece is based. Fans of his work will recall that he put up an equally impressive, large-scale dog almost two years ago to the day.
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Upon my return from Berlin, I was very pleased to see that Elbow-Toe had emerged from his studio and put up a slew of new pieces in Brooklyn. Fans of the artist will recognize some of the images below as old favorites (and the very astute will also recognize some of the locations from previous installations). But two of the pieces, including this giant, sunflower image, titled A Study In Fecundity, are brand new.
Continuing with the botanical theme, The Eye of Fatima is a new linocut on newsprint.
“The Shack” sees some new action with a piece last seen in Manhattan in 2007.
Last but not least, a phoenix arises out of the ashes of a skull…
Let us know in the comments if you spot any other new pieces.
Fresh off his solo show in London, Elbow-Toe returns to the streets of New York with a massive new piece titled Say I’m the Only Bee in Your Bonnet. That’s my bicycle to give an indication of the scale. The artist continues to blur the lines between his studio and street work, in this case enlarging a much smaller, collaged piece and handcoloring it to adapt it for the street. It’s great to finally see some new work pop up in time for spring…
As a friend and occasional model for Elbow-Toe (that’s me with my brother above in a piece titled Bears), I couldn’t be happier for his upcoming UK solo show at the Warrington Museum. He will be presenting Due Date, a series of collaged paper paintings revolving around themes of parenthood. He writes, “As an artist in the process of trying to become a parent and living in one of the most parent-centric sections of NYC, I am keenly aware of the mania that strikes at the heart of parents young and old. In these paintings I am addressing fears (loss of individuation as well as of the proverbial unknown), the strengthening of bonds in times of crisis, the issues of trying to become a parent later in life and the wisdom gained through the process of parenting.”
If you are in the UK, I highly recommend your visiting this exhibit, as the exquisite details of these collages are best seen in person.
Warrington, Cheshire WA1 1JB
December 4, 2010 – February 19, 2011
Black Rat Projects
Through Cargo Garden
Arch 461, 83 Rivington Street
London EC2A 3AY
Stencils on the tracks, Logan Hicks
Sketches, Elbow Toe
Peru Ana Ana Peru & Anera
Kids get in on the fun
Ava, my street art dog model
Back in 2008, Open Space Gallery hosted the first installation of Electric Windows, a day of live painting, music, local food and fun, in Beacon, NY. The lineup of artists included favorites from both the street art and graffiti world such as Cycle, Pink, Ron English, Elbow Toe, Michael DeFeo, and Chris Stain. This year’s group of artists is an impressive mix of returning & new faces, many of whom I look forward to seeing in action for the first time!
ELECTRIC WINDOWS 2010
An art and music Celebration l in Upstate NY
30 artists painting live / Live music / Live screenprinting / vendors & more!
Saturday July 31st 2010
12pm to 7pm
510 Main Street Beacon NY
Lotem & Aviv
Michael De Feo
For more information and directions, check out the Electric Windows website.
With his latest piece, Elbow-Toe has adapted the paper collage method he’s developed for his gallery work for the streets. Meticulously cut and glued in the studio, then enlarged and hand-colored, this vicious guard dog is off the chain and ready to bound into your next nightmare.
Curated by Carlo McCormick, featuring work by Martha Colburn, Bruce Conner, Brian Douglas (ELBOW-TOE), Faile, Shepard Fairey, Leo Fitzpatrick, Mark Flood, Erik Foss, Tessa Hughes-Freeland, Jess, Shelter Serra, Dash Snow, Bec Stupak & Malcolm Stuart, Judith Supine, Swoon, Gee Vaucher, and Jack Walls.
Opening reception: Thursday, July 1st, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm
Perry Rubenstein Gallery
527 West 23rd Street
New York, NY 10011
Thursday night was the New York launch party for Patrick Nguyen and Stuart Mackenzie’s fantastic new book Beyond The Street The 100 Leading Figures in Urban Art. If you don’t have a bad back or weak arms, I highly suggest that you pick one up (this beast weighs about 5-1/2 pounds). Even if your book collection is a small one, this tome definitely has a place in it and is bound to be a new classic.
Artists, curators, and contributors such as Dzine, Elbow Toe, Gaia, Saber, Ron English, Logan Hicks, MOMO, Faile, Sweet Toof, WK Interact, Jose Parla, Jonathan LeVine, Patti Astor, Hargo, Butterfly, Mikeion, Marc & Sara Schiller, Martha Cooper and Henry Chalfant were all on hand to sign books. I am also proud to say that a photo of mine was included in the Swoon section of the book – though I definitely let a few people down when I had the sad duty of informing them that I was not in fact Swoon.
Beyond The Street NY launch party at Deitch Projects
Martha Cooper in a sea of books
Editor Patrick Nguyen with artist Logan Hicks
Tonight around 8pm, Wooster Collective will stream online a live event featuring artists exchanging ideas on creativity, inspiration, art books, and more. Participating Artists: Chris Stain, Elbow Toe, Pax Paloscia, Ivory Serra, Logan Hicks, Swoon and WK Interact.