Sweet Toof Rolls Into Pandemic

Sweet Toof @ Pandemic Gallery (photo by Luna Park)
Sweet Toof @ Pandemic Gallery (photo by Luna Park)

Taking his inspiration from the storied US freight train, London’s Sweet Toof’s Derailed rolls into Pandemic Gallery this Friday night for his second New York solo show. Spanning the spectrum from traditional oil paintings on canvas to sculptural installations with salvaged train sets, the artist has transformed the gallery into a maniacally toothy and phantasmagorical homage to boxcar culture. Come out, you won’t be disappointed.

Sweet Toof @ Pandemic Gallery (photo by Luna Park)
Sweet Toof @ Pandemic Gallery (photo by Luna Park)
Sweet Toof @ Pandemic Gallery (photo by Luna Park)
Sweet Toof @ Pandemic Gallery (photo by Luna Park)
Sweet Toof @ Pandemic Gallery (photo by Luna Park)
Sweet Toof @ Pandemic Gallery (photo by Luna Park)
Sweet Toof @ Pandemic Gallery (photo by Luna Park)
Sweet Toof @ Pandemic Gallery (photo by Luna Park)

SWEET TOOF “DERAILED”
Opening Reception: December 12, 2014, 7-11pm
PANDEMIC gallery & event space
22 Waverly Avenue (btw Park Ave/Flushing Ave)
Brooklyn, NY 11205

Subway: Clinton/Washington stop on the G & C trains (15 min. walk)
Bus: B62 – Park Ave/Washington Ave (1 min. walk)
Car: BQE West, Exit 31 KENT/WYTHE – BQE East, Exit 30 FLUSHING AVE

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

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)

Roa in Brooklyn

Roa (photo by Luna Park)
Roa (photo by Luna Park)

In New York for Rochester’s Wall/Therapy festival and the Wooster Collective’s 10th anniversary show at Jonathan Levine Gallery, the globetrotting Belgian artist Roa spent a couple of days relaxing in Brooklyn. Wednesday night he completed this coyote piece on the exterior of the newly relocated Pandemic Gallery.

Roa (photo by Luna Park)
Roa (photo by Luna Park)
Roa x Smells (photo by Luna Park)
Roa x Smells (photo by Luna Park)

Moody Knows: America Runs on Graff

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I stopped by Brooklyn’s Pandemic Gallery yesterday for a sneak peak at Moody’s American Runs on Graff show, which opens tomorrow. Fans of his incredibly clean design and signature characters are in for a real treat, as he’s pulled out all the stops and run with the Dunkin Donuts theme.

Grumpy Guidos
America Runs on Graff
Show Details

Worth reading: earlier this week, the artist spoke at length about his background in both graffiti and street art with Hyperallergic’s Emily Colucci.

KLUB7 Is Up To Something

Klub7 at Pandemic Gallery (photo by Luna Park)

KLUB7 – a 10 year old, Berlin-based, art collective focused on collaborative mural and illustration making – has been in New York for less than two weeks, but already their marks can be found in a number of Brooklyn neighborhoods. The group (represented by four of the collective’s six members on this outing) regularly creates intricate chalk installations on sidewalks in public spaces, drawing on their common vocabulary of hand-painted symbols, characters, and lettering. The pier at Coney Island and the Williamsburg Bridge bike path are but two of the locations the collective has hit. You can follow their New York adventures in real time here.

Klub7 at Coney Island (photo by Luna Park)

Of course, their aesthetic is also readily applied to walls, as is the case with this mural, painted on the side of a Williamsburg bakery.

Klub7 in Williamsburg (photo by Luna Park)
Klub7 in Williamsburg (photo by Luna Park)
Klub7 in Williamsburg (photo by Luna Park)

Come see what else KLUB7 have been up to at Pandemic Gallery this Saturday from 7-11pm. The show will feature a signature mural on one of the gallery walls as well as a selection of screen prints and other small works.

Klub7 @ Pandemic Gallery

Stikman Show at Pandemic Gallery

Stikman at Pandemic Gallery (photo by Luna Park)

I couldn’t be happier that Stikman, one of my favorite street artists, will be opening a show of all-new work at Brooklyn’s Pandemic Gallery tomorrow night. Titled “20”, the show marks an astonishing twenty year career of installing his now iconic stikmen characters on the streets. His ability to reinvent the stikman figure in new mediums and willingness to experiment with different configurations is seemingly boundless. Because the pieces are never the same, they are a challenge to find – but fans of his work no doubt agree there is a special thrill to recognizing one of his pieces.

Of the show, Stikman writes, “To celebrate twenty years of playing in the street with sticks I have created a special battalion of twenty figures to send out into the world with the hope that the friends of stikman will take him along on new journeys to places he has not yet been. I have also created twenty works on paper to commemorate the paper element associated with stikman. Ten of these are PAINTBLAST, which is a form of automatic painting that occurs when I paint the wood figures.”

Stikman at Pandemic Gallery (photo by Luna Park)
Stikman at Pandemic Gallery (photo by Luna Park)
Stikman at Pandemic Gallery (photo by Luna Park)
Stikman at Pandemic Gallery (photo by Luna Park)
Stikman at Pandemic Gallery (photo by Luna Park)

Stikman “20”
March 16-April 6, 2012
Opening: Friday, March 16, 7-11pm
Pandemic Gallery
37 Broadway btwn Kent and Wythe
Brooklyn, NY 11211
L train to Bedford ave, J train to Marcy ave, or Q59 bus to Broadway/Wythe

“All Talk” and then some at Pandemic

Gabriel Specter (all photos by Luna Park)

I promise it’s not just all talk, but the evening of Friday the 17th is shaping up to be very busy with no less than 3 quality shows set to open. After hitting Snowblind at Klughaus in Chinatown and Inside Out featuring Cake and Don Pablo Pedro at Mighty Tanaka in Dumbo, I’ll end the night with “All Talk” at Pandemic. I don’t want to spoil any surprises, so I leave you with just a taste of what’s in store at Pandemic. Listen up: it’s going to be a good night for graffiti culture, so don’t miss out.

Jenna Hicock
Jesse Edwards x Jesus Saves
Noh J Coley
Merk
"All Talk"

“Paperboys” featuring Labrona, OverUnder and ND’A, opening Saturday 11/19

"Paperboys" opens at Pandemic Gallery on Saturday 11/19 (photo by Becki Fuller)

This Saturday, November 19th, join Pandemic Gallery in welcoming some of my favorite artists for the opening of “Paperboys” featuring Labrona (Montreal), OverUnder (Reno), and ND’A (Brooklyn). Based on my preview of their work last night, this show is shaping up in a way that will please their current fans as well as winning them over some new ones.

ND'A preparing for the opening of "Paperboys" (photo by Becki Fuller)
OverUnder for "Paperboys" (photo by Becki Fuller)
Labrona for "Paperboys" (photo by Becki Fuller)
Labrona puts the "paper" in "Paperboys" (photo by Becki Fuller)
OverUnder for "Paperboys" (photo by Becki Fuller)
ND'A installing his work for "Paperboys" (photo by Becki Fuller)
OverUnder for "Paperboys" at Pandemic Gallery (photo by Becki Fuller)
ND'A: the final stretch! (photo by Becki Fuller)

Each artist is known for their free and spontaneous styles when painting outdoors, where you may wander upon ND’A’s large, cartoonish murals in Bushwick or catch one of Labrona’s Mona Lisa-esque portraits and OverUnder’s birds as they fly by you on the side of a Trans American freight. Yet it is when these friends put their paint to paper & canvas that they have the luxury of time to fully develop and explore the themes and influences that have launched their work to international notoriety. For Paperboys, Labrona experiments with new spray painting techniques and layering to achieve looks that transmute between impressionistic, almost abstract forms to his colorfully combined take on surreal realism. In OverUnder’s gouache on butcher paper paintings, he invites the viewer on a tour of his favorite painting spots as he re-visits & re-creates a year spent in almost perpetual motion. ND’A works with bold black lines and sloppy, joyful fills to playfully analyze and critique his transition from street artist into a gallery ready painter. Though their mediums, styles and influences may differ, this trio of artists is brought together by an enduring love for creating art for art’s sake that has propelled them into a shared lifestyle of artistic freedom, transcending the limitations of lives more ordinary.

Paperboys 
featuring the artwork of:
OVERUNDER / LABRONA / ND’A
Opening Reception: Saturday, Nov. 19th 7-11pm
show runs through Sun. Dec. 11th

Pandemic Gallery
37 Broadway (between Wythe and Kent)
Brooklyn, NY 11211
(917) 727-3466
pandemicgallery@gmail.com

Preview of Wrona’s “Pretty Horrible”, opening tonight!

Wrona (photo by Becki Fuller)

Pandemic Gallery is getting a head start on the Halloween festivities with the opening of Wrona’s “Pretty Horrible” tonight, from 7-11pm. The dead-eyed glare of Wrona’s zombie stickers have been haunting the streets of Manhattan and Brooklyn for the last decade, terrorizing hoards of drunken hipsters as they stumble home after a long night of drinking. And as usual, his gallery work never fails to impress, with his combined use of old school comic book drawing techniques with his polished painting style. Here’s a sneak peak at some of the thrills and chills that will be on display for all to fear tonight:

Wrona at Pandemic Gallery (photo by Becki Fuller)
Wrona at Pandemic Gallery (photo by Becki Fuller)
Wrona at Pandemic Gallery (photo by Becki Fuller)
Wrona at Pandemic Gallery (photo by Becki Fuller)
Wrona at Pandemic Gallery (photo by Becki Fuller)
Wrona at Pandemic Gallery (photo by Becki Fuller)

Pandemic Gallery Presents:
Wrona
“Pretty Horrible”
A demonic solo exhibition
Opening Sat. Oct. 15th
Opening Reception 7 – 11pm
show runs through 11/6/11