Wastedland 2: The Quest for UFO 907 & The Meaning of It All

UFO 907 (photo by Luna Park)

After a year of touring the United States with his darkly humorous, philosophical fairy tale, filmmaker Andrew H. Shirley brings Wastedland 2 home for it’s NYC premiere and a blowout celebration at Maspeth’s Knockdown Center on September 15. Following hot on the trail of the all-knowing UFO 907, a motley crew of graffiti miscreants band together on a quest to discover the answer to one of the most pressing questions of our time: What’s the point??


The film will be screened within an immersive art installation featuring work by ADAM VOID, Amy Smalls, CASH4, DARKCLOUDS, EKG, George Vidas, Greg Henderson, NOXER, RAMBO, Ryan C. Doyle, SMELLS, UFO 907, William Thomas Porter, and WOLFTITS. Musical performances by CRAIG ANDERSONIC, DIRTYFINGER, DJ DOG DICK, JACER RACER & THE UFHOES, KARMA KIDS, NINJASONIK and more throughout the evening.

When: Friday, September 15 | Opening reception: 7pm-midnight | Screenings: 9pm & 11pm
Where: Knockdown Center, 52-19 Flushing Ave, Maspeth, NY 11378

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Photo by Mag3 @mag_three

 

Valentine’s Day tops my list of saccharine Hallmark holidays that suck. When my good friend EKG shared his plans to put on a dark, Valentine’s Eve extravaganza, I knew his idea would resonate with many people:

“The EKG♥NYC exhibition installation is a silhouette of an abstraction of our cityscape constructed of everyday objects painted black and orange: a metaphor for human resonance manifested on the corporeal plane and the wafting misty sparking static of the Aetherial Semiotosphere that electrifies the space between the physical and the mental, consisting of an aspirational architecture of spires and grids; a wireframe conglomeration of modular three-dimensional schematics; an energizing iconographic display of orange resonance, wraiths, chimeras, apparitions, projections, illuminations, emanations, vibrations, palpitations, oscillations, transmissions, frequencies, broadcasts, signals, ripples, waves, pulses, blips; an uplifting experience broadcast through radars, tridents, buttons, balloons, stickers, t-shirts, zines, prints, patches, flags, drawings, paintings.”

Sound designer Jefferson Wells will also strike some chords at the opening. Come for the mutant cityscape, stay for the dronecore – it promises to be a very metal way to ring in the weekend.

( ( ( EKG ♥ NYC ) ) )
An All Hallows’ Valentine’s Eve Celebration of Misfit Love, Mutant Science and Aesthetic Rebellion.

Opening: Friday, February 13, 6-10pm
Viewing hours: February 14 & 15, 12-6pm. February 16-28 by appointment.
Location: Skewville Laboratories, 35-18 37th Street (btwn 36th & 35th Aves), Long Island City, Queens, NYC.
Transit: R/M trains to “Steinway” stop; or N/Q trains to “36th Avenue” stop.

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)

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