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9 June: Adam Feibelman's Between the Sheets (SF)

"I Call the Shots" and "Between the Sheets"
Opening Reception Saturday, June 9th, 7-11 PM
Exhibitions run through July 7, 2012


The Project Room in June will feature “Between the Sheets,” an exhibition of new works by Adam Feibelman. In this series of works, the artist explores ideas of utility function and context with intricate hand-sewn stencils. Starting with imagery of objects that used to serve a specific function and have now been put to pasture waiting to find their future utility, these works are a meditation on value, echoed in the artist’s process of deconstructing and reassembling. The works explore the process of searching and imagining new uses, or of the challenges of finding a value in objects in reference to their former context.

Knoxville, TN: AC Stencils DIY Bike Route Arrows



Earlier this spring a small stenciled image of a bike appeared on the pavement at the intersection of Glenwood Avenue and Luttrell Street. An arrow painted beside the bike pointed to the right. What’s this? I thought.

Later, I noticed more of the small stenciled bikes zigzagging through North Knoxville, leading the way down quiet neighborhood streets and little-used roads near industrial parts of town. They perfectly matched the route my husband takes when he bikes our child to school in the bike trailer.

“You did this!” I said.

He denied it.

Still, it must be a personal route, I thought, marked by a cycling enthusiast with an anarchist streak, pointing the way to a party; or maybe it was part of a whimsical scavenger hunt. But, the marks were quite consistent, the distance covered was large...could it be a city-sanctioned route? And yet, the stencils were a little low-tech to be official. They seemed to hover in a gray area somewhere between city traffic markings and graffiti.

After going through a short list of suspects, I got a promising tip, and one day I received a call from a man I’ll call “AC.”

New SF Stencil Photo Uploads (pt. 2)

8 June: #CODEFC's 20:12 (London)

#CODEFC’s London Olympics Installations
Curious Duke Gallery
207 Whitecross street, London EC1Y 8QP
Fri June 8th 2012 - Fri June 15th
Private View: Thu June 7th 2012


20:12 is a project by London-based artist #codefc that has developed over the past couple of years as a humorous social commentary on the build-up to the London 2012 Olympics.

Using stencil interventions onto London city landscapes, #codefc presents athletes’ imagery in all their splendour and vigour, performing the Olympian feats for which they are known against a backdrop of reconfigured and stretched Olympic rings, their faces replaced with cameras and camcorders - the artist’s signature mark.

20:12 places the glorification of the Olympic Games brand and the notion of “sportivity” well and truly within London’s urban context, which is in itself potent with particular socio-political circumstances and challenges faced as hosting city. In addition to highlighting these conditions, 20:12 looks at the commercial and creative cultures and economies created through the Olympics machine, in the form of merchandise, official and unofficial artistic outputs, and branding exercises.

20:12 has seen different incarnations at important street art hubs in London, including Cordy House and Red Gallery in Shoredich, the Westway in Ladbroke Grove, and South Bank. The project will culminate in an exhibition at Curious Duke Gallery during June 2012.

1 June: Make Ends Meet (NC) w. Mathew Curran

Opening Reception: Friday, June 1st, 2012


“There’s no retirement for an artist; it’s your way of living, so there’s no end to it.” - Henry Moore

Moore’s words outline art making not simply as profession, but as compulsion. Make Ends Meet is an exhibition that celebrates the repetition of a daily grind, as it features the incredibly inventive, yet remarkably labor-intensive works of Jonathan Brilliant, Mathew Curran, and Olek. Only compulsion could inspire these artists to employ the countless connections, cuts, and knots necessary to create their works. - Lauren Turner

2 June: Jef Aerosol 30 Ans de Pochoirs (FR)

Dans le cadre de sa mission de soutien à la création artistique et en collaboration avec la galerie Magda Danysz, la Mairie d’Orléans ouvre les portes de la Collégiale Saint-Pierre-Le-Puellier à Jef Aérosol, du 2 juin au 15 juillet 2012, pour une exposition événement qui célèbre les 30 ans de pochoirs de cet artiste incontournable du mouvement street-art.

Véritable pionnier, Jef Aérosol fait partie de la première génération d’artistes à avoir intégré la scène du pochoir en France au début des années 80. Il réalise son premier pochoir à Nantes en 1982 et peint pour la première fois à Orléans dès 1983. Il revient ensuite régulièrement dans la ville. En 2010, à l’occasion de l’exposition A Ciel Ouvert, Jef Aérosol investit la Vinaigrerie Dessaux avec plusieurs artistes internationaux tels JonOne ou West venu de Los Angeles. Son célèbre Sitting Kid ou Bruce Springsteen sont désormais inscrits durablement dans le paysage orléanais.
Collégiale St-Pierre-Le-Puellier > 2 juin au 15 juillet


7 June: A Cut Above II (AU)

Espionage Gallery Proudly Presents: A Cut Above II International Stencil Art Exhibition. Featuring some of the world’s best stencil artists from all over the world including the last 3 winners of the Australian Stencil Art Prize.

New Uploads to Stencil Archive, pt. 1


S O O N : WALLSCAPES – Prints in Street Art
Urban art and prints
May 26 to September 2, 2012

OPENING : May 25 - 18 o.

MORE: http://www.centredelagravure.be/Page.asp?docid=28984&langue=EN

On the occasion of La Louvière métropole culturelle 2012 - La Louviere 2012, Cultural Metropolis, Urban art will be in the heart of the head exhibition in 2012.
Be they provocative, playful, in the form of taglines or icons, images are printed and multiplied and they invade the Centre de la Gravure and the City of La Louvière.
Wallscapes – Prints in Street Art illustrates the amazing wealth of this bold artform, that has manifested itself during the last thirty years through many various techniques (prints, posters, stencils, stickers, installations, mosaic tiling …).

We invited artists from all over Europe and the United States : C215, Denis Meyers, Doctor H, Evol, Invader, Jef Aerosol, Ludo, Muga, Obêtre, Obey (Shepard Fairey), Sten & Lex, Swoon.
With the support of the Embassy of the United States of America.

Xavi Panneton Interview


For about 5 years now, I have have been lucky to visit with artist Xavi Panneton and snap photos of his glyphic stencils (check out his archive here). Over the past few months, Xavi has been putting up a mural on Cypress St. (at 24th St.). Utilizing graffiti and stencil techniques, along with other amazing styles, Xavi's mural continues his deep search for universal meanings via color, patterns, and lines. Soulpurpose snapped some great shots of his new work and interviewed him in the process. You should click over to see all the great photos that go with the discussion.

Here's an example Q and A to tease you to click through:

Many of the stencils and glyphs that you create seem to be encoded with a form of language - holding layers of information expressed through geometries.  Do these symbols carry any preset meaning for you?  Are there any symbols that hold a particularly special resonance?

X:   The primary ‘meaning’ of the symbols for me is that they are vast sums of experience condensed into a single package that can be downloaded instantly into your mind and heart. The total contents of the package will then be instantaneously cognized at every level of your being. The symbols are literally a visual mark of the experience contained within it. For example, you get a package that contains the entire history of a particular culture. The ‘symbol’ is the -spiritual identities- of every person who lived in that culture combined, as well as all their knowledge and experiences.  All this is condensed into one shape that burns with meaning and a strange familiarity.

Sometimes I like to make a symbol that looks like a frog or whatever and say “thats the frog symbol”!  “Sun Spirit”  symbol is another one… thats just for fun…


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