8 Sep: Rone's Darkest Before the Dawn (SF, CA)
Rone’s posters are some of the most iconic in Australia, hiding under overpasses throughout Melbourne. He is renowned for the stylized images of girls’ faces - it wouldn’t be a stretch to say that he has had more posters in Melbourne’s streets than any other artist in the city’s history. Rone is one of the original members of Everfresh Studios where he still works daily. His ‘girls’ come with him as he travels and now appear on the streets of Los Angeles, New York, London, Toyko, Barcelona and Hong Kong. Of all the stencil artists from the initial Melbourne stencil boom of the early 2000s, he is the only one remaining who still is consistently getting his work up.
Rone’s art has been acquisitioned by the National Gallery of Australia, and in 2011 he sold out his first ever solo show in Melbourne before it even opened, highlighting his status as the literal poster boy of Australia’s next crop of street artists.
Fall from Grace was his first solo show of 2012, coming on the back of an invitation to Hawaii’s Pow Wow convention of contemporary street artists in February and the joint Don’t Look Back exhibition with Brit Tom French at London’s Zero Cool Gallery in April.