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Welling Court Needs Your Help

Chris Stain x Billy Mode (photo by Luna Park)

Welling Court 2013: Chris Stain x Billy Mode (photo by Luna Park)

Since 2009, Ad Hoc Art has organized and executed four large-scale mural projects at Queen’s Welling Court. More than 80 local and international artists have contributed hundreds of murals, sculptures and installations to the neighborhood. This endeavor requires enormous time, effort and a small army of volunteers to pull off every year… and lots and lots and lots and lots of paint. If you enjoy any of this fine work – on display for all to see, 24/7, 365 days a year and free of corporate sponsorship – please consider donating to the Welling Court Mural Project on Indiegogo.

AM x Olek (photo by Luna Park)

Welling Court 2013: AM x Olek (photo by Luna Park)

King Bee (photo by Luna Park)

Welling Court 2013: King Bee (photo by Luna Park)

Fresh (photo by Luna Park)

Welling Court 2013: Fresh (photo by Luna Park)

The roster of participating artists includes:
Abe Lincoln, Jr., AM, Alison Buxton, Beau Stanton, Billy Mode, Brian Life, Caleb Neelon, Carlos Mare, Cekis, Cern, Christopher Cardinale, Chris Mendoza, Chris RWK, Chris Stain, Clown Soldier, Col Wallnuts, Cycle, Dan Witz, Dennis McNett, Don Leicht, El Kamino, Ellis Gallagher, Free5, Fumero, Gaia, Garrison Buxton, gilf!, Greg Lamarche, Hellbent, Ian Kuali’i, Icy & Sot, Joe Iurato, John Breiner, JC, John Fekner, Jonathan Villoch, Katie Yamasaki, Kimyon Huggins, Lady Pink, lmnop, LogikOne, M-City, Magdalena Marcerano, Matt Siren, Mensen, Mike Fitzsimmons, Mr. Kiji, Never, ND’A, Olek, Pablo Power, Phetus, Prolifique, Queen Andrea, R. Nicholas Kuszyk, Rene Gagnon, Royal Kingbee, Royce Bannon, Rubin, Russell King, Ryan Seslow, SeeOne, Sheryo, Sinned, Skewville, Sonni, SpazeCraft, Subtexture, Steven Cogle, Thundercut, TooFly, Veng RWK, Vera Times, Vexta, Wane COD, The Yok, Zam & more

“Breaking & Entering” in Miami with UR New York

UR New York canvas (photo by Becki Fuller)

In the final days leading up to Art Basel Miami, the New York graffiti & street art duo UR New York (aka Ski and 2ESAE, aka Fernando Romero and Michael Baca) are busy putting the final touches on their extensive first solo exhibition “Breaking & Entering”. The full range and abilities of the artists will be on display, with everything from t-shirts & stickers to canvases, limited edition mini-trucks & shadow box diarmas. And while no one who is familiar with the work of UR New York would be surprised to hear that they are showing in Miami, many will be a little shocked to learn just how “Breaking & Entering” came about. Never ones to sit around and wait for anything to come to them, Ski & 2ESAE took matters into their own hands when they decided to become some of the first artists to find a space & finance their own show in the Wynwood District during Art Basel. And where true talent and ingenuity goes, a sponsor is bound to follow: Pop International Galleries was soon on board and rest is history…in the making.

UR New York's "Breaking & Entering" ad in Juxtapoz (photo by Becki Fuller)

Before UR New York left for Miami, I stopped by their studio to see what they were up to and to preview some of their work for “Breaking & Entering”. The duo has really gone to the next level with these pieces, using clean, polished layers and vibrant colors to create texture & bring life to each piece. Ever present is their unique perspective on urban life and the positivity and strength that has taken them to where they are today. This is one show that is bound to be talked about for years to come, as others come to learn that sometimes breaking in is the best way to get what is yours!

UR New York canvas for "Breaking & Entering" (photo by Becki Fuller)

UR New York (photo by Becki Fuller)

UR New York shadowbox diorama (photo by Becki Fuller)

Miami bound stickers (photo by Becki Fuller)

UR New York "Breaking & Entering" sticker (photo by Becki Fuller)

UR New York (photo by Becki Fuller)

UR New York canvas for "Breaking & Entering" (photo by Becki Fuller)

UR New York in the process of making limited edition mini-trucks (photo by Becki Fuller)

UR NEW YORK ALONGSIDE POP INTERNATIONAL GALLERIES PRESENT:

“BREAKING & ENTERING”
A SOLO EXHIBITION FEATURING WORKS BY:
SKI & 2ESAE (UR NEW YORK)
MIAMI ART BASEL 2011

2412 North Miami Avenue

DEC 1ST OPENING RSVP ONLY

Send Email to:
RSVP@URNEWYORK.COM

The Walls Are Alive in Albany, Part Dos

Nanook & Gaia (photo by Becki Fuller)

As Luna mentioned in her post earlier today, we had a great time at Albany’s Living Walls festival this past weekend. Not only was it an opportunity to catch up with friends and to make the acquaintance of artists and other photographers from near and far, but we were also fortunate enough to meet and interact with many members of the communities that will be living with these walls for some time to come. Some were so enthusiastic that they hopped right into my pictures to model for me! And since no two shots are ever quite the same, here are my highlights from the weekend (See Luna’s here):

Michael Defeo (photo by Becki Fuller)

Michael Defeo (photo by Becki Fuller)

Roa (photo by Becki Fuller)

Roa (photo by Becki Fuller)

Gaia (by Becki Fuller)

Veng RWK x Never x White Cocoa (photo by Becki Fuller)

The man behind the murals, Sampson, by White Cocoa (photo by Becki Fuller)

How & Nosm (photo by Becki Fuller)

Joe Iurato (photo by Becki Fuller)

Joe Iurato (photo by Becki Fuller)

Over Under (photos by Becki Fuller)

Over Under (photo by Becki Fuller)

Over Under in progress (photo by Becki Fuller)

Over Under (photo by Becki Fuller)

Cake (photo by Becki Fuller)

Clown Soldier in progress (photo by Becki Fuller)

Broken Crow (photo by Becki Fuller)

Broken Crow (photo by Becki Fuller)

Broken Crow (photo by Becki Fuller)

Broken Crow in progress (photo by Becki Fuller)

Noh J Coley in progress (photo by Becki Fuller)

N'DA x Never (photo by Becki Fuller)

Joe Iurato x Over Under x N'DA

Never x Broken Crow (photo by Becki Fuller)

Shin Shin & Wing (photo by Becki Fuller)

The Walls Are Alive in Albany

How & Nosm (photo by Luna Park)

The Street Spot took to the road this past weekend to check out Albany’s inaugural Living Walls festival in person. Samson Contompasis of the Marketplace Gallery worked tirelessly for the better part of a year to bring world-class street artists to his hometown and to convince the New York State capital that his vision for urban renewal was one worth pursuing. Just as we pulled up to the How & Nosm wall above, a woman with a small band of children emerged from the community center across the road. Upon seeing us staring up at the mural, she started beaming widely, gushing about how much she loved it, and telling us what a miracle it was. This was but one of many positive encounters we had with the people of Albany – if their reactions are any indication, then I’d say Living Walls was a huge success. Below are some of my favorite images from the weekend – stay tuned for Becki’s impressions.

Roa (photo by Luna Park)

Broken Crow (photo by Luna Park)

Broken Crow (photo by Luna Park)

Broken Crow (photo by Luna Park)

Broken Crow in progress (photo by Luna Park)

Never & White Cocoa (photo by Luna Park)

Cake (photo by Luna Park)

Michael DeFeo (photo by Luna Park)

Michael DeFeo (photo by Luna Park)

Nanook & Gaia (photo by Luna Park)

Joe Iurato (photo by Luna Park)

Doodles in progress (photo by Luna Park)

Clown Soldier (photo by Luna Park)

Noh J Coley (photo by Luna Park)

Noh J Coley in progress (photo by Luna Park)

N'DA (photo by Luna Park)

N'DA (photo by Luna Park)

OverUnder (photo by Luna Park)

OverUnder (photo by Luna Park)

OverUnder (photo by Luna Park)

OverUnder (photo by Luna Park)

This Weekend in Art

The fall art season is in full swing with numerous openings this weekend alone.

Tonight Seenoevilseenoevilsee Evil featuring Jeremiah Maddock, Daniel Trocchio & Amanda Wong opens at Factory Fresh in Bushwick.

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Also opening tonight at Exit Art in Chelsea is Alternative Histories: a History of New York City Alternative Art Spaces since the 1960s.

The Dumbo Arts Festival 2010 starts today and runs all weekend. Saturday afternoon, Mighty Tanaka will be presenting 2 art battles in The Rumble Room: THE ELC BATTLE: Abe Lincoln Jr vs Royce Bannon and THE URNEWYORK BATTLE: 2Esae vs SKI.

While you’re in Dumbo, be sure to check for murals by the likes of Chris Stain, Imminent Disaster, Jordan Seiler and others on Plymouth, Main and Washington Streets.

Finally, Saturday night Pandemic Gallery opens Split Personality: A Solo Show byVilaykorn Sayaphet.

Now get out there and support your local artists and art galleries!

Seenoevilseenoevilsee Evil
Friday, September 24th: 7pm-10pm
Factory Fresh
1053 Flushing Avenue (btw Morgan and Knickerbocker)

Alternative Histories: a History of New York City Alternative Art Spaces since the 1960s
Friday, September 24th: 7pm-9pm
Exit Art
475 Tenth Ave (at 36th Street)

Dumbo Arts Festival
Friday, September 24th – Sunday, September 26th

The Rumble Room
Saturday, September 25th: 12-6pm
Gleason’s Boxing Gym
77 Front Street in DUMBO

Split Personality
Saturday, September 25th: 7-11pm
Pandemic Gallery
37 Broadway (btw Wythe and Kent)

More from Beacon’s Electric Windows

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Michael DeFeo

This past Saturday, July 31st, marked the second Electric Windows public art and music celebration in Beacon, NY (organized by Open Space Gallery and Burlock Home). The weather couldn’t have been more perfect or the vibe more laidback. Artists from near and far joined residents and visitors in making Main Street the place to be. I look forward to revisiting Beacon soon to view the installed windows in all their glory, but for now, here are a few more impressions from the weekend:

bigfoot naturewillprevail

Bigfoot

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Chor Boogie

gaia papermonster

Gaia & PaperMonster

elbowtoe

Elbow-Toe

peat mrkiji

StenSoul & Mr Kiji

skewville

Skewville

pmp buxtonia

Buxtonia

ronenglish crack

Ron English

paap

Peru Ana Ana Peru

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Logan Hicks

joe iurato

Joe Iurato

kidzoom

Kid Zoom

cern

Cern

Nuart from Nuyork

This year’s Nuart International Festival of Street Art in Stavanger, Norway focuses on artists from my home borough of Brooklyn. The list of participants is a veritable Who’s Who of New York street artists: Swoon, David Choe, Graffiti Research Lab, Brad Downey, Judith Supine, Leon Reid IV, Chris Stain, Logan Hicks, and Skewville. Anyone want to fly me to Norway between September 10th and October 11th??

In honor of the Brooklyn Special at Nuart, I thought I’d highlight some of the fantastic, past work of the involved artists. First up are Leon Reid IV and Brad Downey, the artists formerly known as Darius and Downey. If you’re not already familiar with their body of work, I can only recommend their entertaining 2008 book, The Adventures of Darius and Downey.


brad downey
Brad Downey, 2006

darius jones
Darius Jones, 2002

pink verbs
Verbs and Downey, 2000


I’m eagerly anticipating seeing photos of installations at the festival. For updates, follow Nuart on Twitter.