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

Stikman in the house… and out

Stikman ... in the house (photo by Luna Park)
Stikman … in the house (photo by Luna Park)

I don’t get down to my former hometown of Philadelphia nearly often enough, so I jumped at the opportunity to take in Stikman’s … in the house solo show, organized by Vandalog’s RJ Rushmore and hosted by the city’s Mural Arts Program. The show of diverse works, hung in the eclectic style the Barnes Foundation, is a perfect fit for the Mural Art’s colorful offices in the historic Thomas Eakins House. The show has been extended til November 16th and is viewable at 1727-29 Mt. Vernon Street during regular weekday office hours (or by appointment). Stikman is graciously donating the proceeds of all sales to Mural Arts.

Stikman ... in the house (photo by Luna Park)
Stikman … in the house (photo by Luna Park)
Stikman ... in the house (photo by Luna Park)
Stikman … in the house (photo by Luna Park)
Stikman (photo by Luna Park)
Stikman … in the house (photo by Luna Park)
Stikman ... in the house (photo by Luna Park)
Stikman … in the house (photo by Luna Park)
Stikman ... in the house (photo by Luna Park)
Stikman … in the house (photo by Luna Park)
(photo by Luna Park)
Stikman … in the house (photo by Luna Park)

If you can’t make it to Mural Arts by the end of this week, you can always head out and look for Stikmen in the wild … no appointments necessary.

Stikman (photo by Luna Park)
Stikman (photo by Luna Park)
Stikman (photo by Luna Park)
Stikman (photo by Luna Park)
Stikman (photo by Luna Park)
Stikman (photo by Luna Park)
Stikman (photo by Luna Park)
Stikman (photo by Luna Park)
Stikman (photo by Luna Park)
Stikman (photo by Luna Park)
Stikman (photo by Luna Park)
Stikman (photo by Luna Park)

Pandemic Pandemonium

EKG (photo by Luna Park)
EKG (photo by Luna Park)

This weekend, Brooklyn’s Pandemic Gallery celebrates a grand re-opening in it’s cavernous, new space by the Navy Yard. The art space will be inaugurated with a 528 foot wrap-around mural by EKG (artist feature and essay on Graffuturism), who will also debut a limited-edition print, t-shirts and other surprise goodies.

EKG tools of the trade (photo by Luna Park)
EKG’s tools of the trade (photo by Luna Park)
Book of EKG (photo by Luna Park)
The big book of EKG (photo by Luna Park)
EKG (photo by Luna Park)
EKG: mastermind at work (photo by Luna Park)

House band Fake Hooker will not only release their self-titled, 12″ studio album, but also treat revelers to a no doubt extremely loud and boisterous introduction to their latest tracks. The brothers behind the punk rock explosion known as Unstoppable Death Machines will also perform.

Pandemic Gallery & Event Space
Opening Party: Saturday, September 28, 2013 8:00pm
22 Waverly Avenue
Btw Park & Flushing Avenues
Brooklyn, NY 11205

Directions:
Subway: Clinton/Washington stop on the G and C Trains (15 min. walk)
Bus: B62 – Park Ave/Washington Ave (1 min. walk)

Shot From the Hip: A Photography Exhibition

KWT (photo by Luna Park)
KWT (photo by Luna Park)

I’m very pleased to be included in Galerie F’s upcoming group show, Shot From The Hip: A Photography Exhibition, which opens in Chicago this Friday. I will be showing an affordable selection of prints and photo transfers on acrylic. This exhibition highlights photographers active in the urban environment and features work by Sergej Vutuc, Diane Ribaupierre, Brock Brake, Tom Fennell, Oscar Fotoflow, Eden Leavy, Pete Rangel, Senor Codo, and httpill. Sadly, I can’t make it out to Chicago this weekend, but if you’re in the area, please come out and support!

Shot From the Hip: A Photography Exhibition
Curated by Billy Craven
Opening: Friday, August 23rd, 6:00-10:00pm
August 23-September 1, 2013
Hours: Tuesday through Sunday, 11:00am-6:00pm
Galerie F
2381 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, Illinois 60618
Contact: galeriefchicago@gmail.com

Spectrum at Gallery Brooklyn

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I’m very excited for this weekend’s Spectrum show at Red Hook’s Gallery Brooklyn, curated by the one and only Choice Royce. With Rubin, Hellbent, EKG, See One and Col, Royce has put together a line-up of artists who aren’t afraid to experiment – willfully, boldly and colorfully – at the cross section of abstract art and graffiti. Do not sit this one out!

Spectrum
Opening: Saturday, July 27, 6:00-9:00pm
July 29 – August 31, 2013
Gallery Brooklyn
351 Van Brunt Street
Brooklyn, NY 11231

The Brooklyn: Brooklyn Street Photography

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I’m very excited to be part of a great line-up of photographers in 17 Frost Gallery’s upcoming group photography show, The Brooklyn (organized by Jim Kiernan and Aakash Nihalani). Join us for the opening on Friday, April 5th from 7-10pm.

The Brooklyn: Brooklyn Street Photography
17 Frost Gallery
17 Frost Street (between Union & Lorimer), Williamsburg

Mr. Boy

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“That which does not kill us makes us stronger,” said Nietzsche. Life-altering injuries work similarly, pulling not just the injured but also their loved ones into the tumultuous aftermath. What do you do when your feet have literally been wiped out from under you? How do you find your way back to yourself? How do you escape the pain-pill fueled nightmare of fear, rage and darkness? Reality dissolves and perceptions change. You will never be the same. But though bones break easily and incisions run deep, kindred spirits run deeper. With Mr. Boy, a show of highly personal and enigmatic small works by Peter Carroll and Katherine Lorimer (aka Laser Burners and yours truly), the pair put the bleak events of the past year behind them. Their mutual love for graffiti is a strong undercurrent in the work, but it’s hardly the sole source of inspiration. Unleashed over a sprawling mosaic of over one hundred, unique, square tiles, Mr. Boy reflects an insight into the people, places and memories that make life worth living…

Mr. Boy: Small Works by Laser Burners & Luna Park
Opening: Thursday, February 7, 2013, 6:00-10:00pm
On view 4:00pm-4:00am daily through February 20.
Tender Trap
245 South First Street
Btw Roebling & Havemeyer
Brooklyn, NY 11211

Noxer’s Book of the Dead

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For fans of NYC graffiti, Noxer needs no introduction. Member of XTC, TFP, RIS, DOD… namsayin? For this solo show at Bushwick’s Low Brow Artique, Noxer’s dug deep into his blackbook. As one can expect from a true style originator, Noxer’s line drawings are highly inspirational, drawing from the iconography of ancient Egypt while remaining deeply rooted in NYC street life. Forget what you think you know about Noxer and come prepared to be surprised.

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Noxer DOD
THE BOOK OF THE DEAD

Curated by Jowy Romano
Opening: Friday, January 18th, 7-10pm
January 18 – February 2, 2013

Low Brow Artique
143 Central Ave
Brooklyn NY, 11221

All City – Street Art from Germany

Kripoe in Berlin (photo by Luna Park)
Kripoe in Berlin (photo by Luna Park)

On the occasion of All City, a graffiti and street art initiative launched by the National Museum of Mexican Art in Chicago, the Goethe-Institut Chicago is dedicating the month of January to street art in Germany. Programming includes free screenings of the graffiti films Whole Train and Alter Ego – both highly recommended – as well as an exhibition of Berlin and Munich street art photographs by yours truly and Los Angeles’ own Lord Jim. We’ll both be on hand to talk about the German street art scene at the opening this coming Friday night. If you’re in Chicago, please come out to support.

All City – Street Art from Germany
Opening: Friday, January 11th, 6:00pm
January 11 – January 31, 2013

Goethe-Institut Chicago
150 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 200
Chicago, lllinois 60601
Tel. +1 312 263-0472

Young New York: A Silent Art Auction & Fundraiser

Young New York SILENT ART AUCTION & FUNDRAISER
Curated by Natalie Trainor & LNY

Auction & Reception: Tuesday, May 29, 2012, 6-10 PM
Auction called at 9 PM

White Box, 329 Broome Street, New York, NY

Featuring Artists: Steven Holl, Steve ESPO Powers, NohJColey, Joe Iurato, Miguel Ovalle, Overunder, Gaia, Rudie Diaz, Marissa Paternoster, Ian Kuali’i, LNY, Blackmath, Doodles, Feral Child, Cake, ND’A, QRST, Sean 9 Lugo, Radical!, C215 from the Vandalog collection, Gilf, Beau Stanton, Rachel Hays, SUE works, Clown Soldier, Jill Cohen, Yulia Pinkusevich, Alyse Dunn, NEVER, Shane Nash, Jesse Hazelip, Sheryo, the YOK, ASVP, Labrona, Then One, Tom Smith, Day Le, Danielle Riechers, Jon Burgerman, Darnell Scott, Nathan Pickett, Joseph Grazi, John Breiner, Anne Grauso, SMURFO, Jamie Bruno, Luna Park, Sam Dylan Gordon, Fay Ku, Michael Bilsborough, NANOOK, Felipe Baeza, Sam Fleichner and more!

More information at youngnewyorkers.org.

Supporter Tickets: $50.00
General Admission: $25.00
Tickets: youngnewyork.eventbrite.com