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13 June: New York to Tehran

NYC TO TEHRAN (curated by Icy and Sot)

جمعه، ۲۳ خرداد ۱۳۹۳
ساعت ۴ تا ۸ بعد از ظهر
خیابان وزرا ، کوچه چهارم، شماره 11، گالری سیحون

June 13th-25th

Seyhoun Art gallery
NO. 11 4th Street, Vozara Avenue Tehran, Iran
Opening Party: Friday June 13th, 4-8 pm

Tue - Thu: 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Fri: 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sat - Sun: 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Gallery is closed on mondays

Exhibiting Artists:
ALICE MIZRACHI . BAMN . CHRIS STAIN . RUBIN . HELLBENT . VEXTA . ELLE . COL WALLNUTS . SONNI . JOE IURATO . LOGAN HICKS . BISHOP203 . CERN TONYDEPEW. COPE2. ENZO AND NIO. ENX. KET. EZO. ASVP . SOFIA. ICY AND SOT . QRST . PHETUS . CAKE . RUSSELL KING . ROYCE BANNON. CONTEMPORARY ADULT MUSIC . CRUZ . ELSOL25 . NDA . LNY . GILF . SEE ONE . BUTTSUP

Press Release:
From June 13th-15th, two concurring street art shows will take place exhibiting the works of 35 NYC based artists in Tehran, Iran, and 10 Iranian artists in Brooklyn, NYC. This cultural exchange initiated by Iranian exile artists, Icy and Sot is a first of its kind as there have only been a handful of street art shows in Iran, even less exhibiting foreign artists.

The fact that there have been no diplomatic relations between the Islamic Republic of Iran and the USA for close to 35 years now have restricted all the artists to obtain visas and attend the shows they are exhibiting in. Adding to its complexity, all music, film, literature, and art in Iran are subjected to very strict censorship. Additionally there are many other anti-Western cultural laws including the banning alcohol.

However, with these restrictions, the youth of Iran, who make up more than half of the country’s population, have began to fight back and seen a rise of artist underground scenes within the various mediums. Nevertheless, to this day there is little to no street art in Iran outside the propaganda murals commissioned by the Islamic regime itself.

Icy and Sot who left Iran two years ago have now taken shelter in the dynamic and exploding NYC street art scene. To help bridge the gap of their old and new homes, they are curating the NYC TO TEHRAN & TEHRAN TO NYC shows with their friends. Opening parties for both cities will take place simultaneously on June 13th, with the time difference in mind.

TEHRAN TO NYC:
June 13th-16th
TBA Brooklyn Gallery
58 South 6th Street
Brooklyn, NYC
Opening Party: Friday June 13th, 6- 11 PM w/DJ set from Rahill (Habibi)

Exhibiting Artists:
ILL . MAD . FRZ . CK1 . NAFIR . PST . CAVE2 . JASON . HOSHVAR . SHAHRIYAR BOURAND

12-29 June: E.L.K. - Charlie Foxtrot (Melbourne)

http://www.metrogallery.com.au/exhibitions/exhibition/88/

Opening Night:
Jun 12 at 6:30pm to Jun 13 at 8:30am in UTC+10

1214 High Street, Armadale, Melbourne

Come and join me for a drink at Metro gallery on Thursday the 12th of June to open my latest exhibition, the work is based on images from my trip to the middle east last year. The show is going to be opened by my good mate Fr Bob Maguire. Feel free to extend this invitation to any one who might be interested in coming along.

invurt.com Interviews DLUX (Now and Then, Melbourne)

Interview – DLUX – James Dodd

http://www.invurt.com/2014/05/14/interview-dlux-james-dodd/
 

It’s 2004, Melbourne, and things for the cities vibrant stencil art community are about to change. For many years the stencil was king – so much so that books were written, international websites spawned and a global movement eagerly watched the streets come alive in nooks and crannies with cut and sprayed works of art. from the political to the humourous,  – in these days, freedom aerosol was still, for the most part, mostly practiced by graffiti artists and what we know as the “street art scene” was dominated by stencils and the artists who created them, plied a swaths across the city.

But 2004 was the year of a major international event in Melbourne, the Commonwealth games, and with it came a massive cleanup across the city – walls washed and sterilised in the name of “making shit look better”, and with the cleanup went many of the cities beloved stencil art. The City of Melbourne, as hard as it may be to believe these days, went to “war” on graffiti and street art, one which, in hindsight, it appears it was less a victor than at the time it had thought it had been.

It was the year that the first incarnation of the Blender studios was shut down, and the year that the Everfresh studios opened – it was a time of transition between the old, and the new. Artist such as Sync, Ha-Ha and, of course, Dlux, three artists who had been right in amongst the stencil art and street art movement, moved off into different directions – continuing to pursue their works and enlivening their, and consequently our, surroundings.

Adam Feibelman updates his website

I am writing today because I'd like to invite you to check out my website update, it's here: adam5100.com, there are lots of new things on there, from new works, to links to my "morning warm up series", as well as links to my social media and such (where you can keep track of my studios day to day). Please click all the buttons, or don't it's up to you. :)

In the news department, I have been doing a year of commissions, from wrapping up a six piece commission for the new San Francisco 49ers stadium, to doing a ceiling painting for a new restaurant. All of this after last years personal successes, such as winning the Herradura barrel art program here in SF. and coming real close to selling out the show last August. My next show will be September at a place called "The Battery" also here in SF. After that I will be headed back to my home of Albuquerque for a two week residency at the Tamarind Institute of Lithography.

16 May: Now & Then (Melbourne)

At the turn of the millennium Melbourne’s visual street culture was undergoing the beginnings of an extreme makeover. HA-HA, SYNC & DLUX! - pioneers of the city’s widely celebrated street art scene presented their first collaborative exhibition in 2003. It was an early experiment into bringing imagery most commonly found on the street into a gallery space. Many things have developed in the decade since then, in the artists, the communities, the spaces and the contexts in which they all operate. Now & Then is an exhibition that will present early works from these artists alongside more recent investigations in a celebration of times past and time’s passing.

Opens Friday May 16th, Second Story Studios, 159 Sackville Street, Collingwood

 

April 10: Portraits, Patterns and Pochoir by Urban Soule (WA)

Urban Soule: Portraits, Patterns and Pochoir

For this Gallery exhibit I created an array of patterns and portraits by incorporating modern and traditional use of paper cutting (Pochoir), hand applied textures, various paints such as aerosol, latex and acrylics to make my colorful, thought provoking artwork. My images will range from Queen Elisabeth to Ancient Buddhist Mandalas along with Graffiti and Endangered Animals. Come see me (and my biggest solo show for 2014) at the Opening Reception April 10th from 5-10pm during the Kirkland art walk.

http://urbansoule.com/

Ryan James Fine Arts
11905 124th Ave NE
Kirkland, WA 98034

Apr 12: This Side Up, David Soukup (SF, CA)

White Walls Project Space is pleased to announce This Side Up, a new solo show from 2013 Stencil Art Prize winner, David Soukup.

● Featuring a continued exploration of the urban landscape, inspired by the fire escapes of Chicago and told through hand cut stencils--some requiring more than 100 hours to complete--based off of the artist’s own photographs, layered and textured onto wood panels with combinations of plaster, concrete, oil, acrylic, latex, and spray paint.

● At White Walls Project Space, 886 Geary Street, San Francisco, CA 94109.

● Opening Saturday, April 12 from 7-11 p.m. On view through May 3, 2014.

● Free and open to the public.

http://www.whitewallssf.com/project-space/this-side-up

Over 125 New Uploads to the Stencil Archive

What do April Showers bring? Less drought and more stencils…..
Thanks to everybody who submitted work for this upload.
Musika support by Piotr Kurek (Pietnastka) and WFMU for being so amazing.

Afghanistan (just one)
http://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/Middle_East/Afghanistan

Regan Ha-Ha
http://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/Australia-AU/Australian...

Argentina (thanks Anna!)
http://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/The_Americas/Argentina

Brazil (thanks Chris)
http://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/The_Americas/Brazil

Costa Rica (thanks Monica)
http://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/The_Americas/Costa_Rica

El Quimico (Peru)
http://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/The_Americas/Artists_of...

Colorado
http://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/USA/Colorado

Oakland and East Bay
http://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/USA/California/East-Bay

Amanda Marie
http://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/USA/Artists_USA/Amanda-...

>NEW< Hanksy
http://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/USA/Artists_USA/Hanksy

>NEW< Victor Gastelum
http://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/USA/Artists_USA/Victor-...

Eclair (thanks Devin, Monica, Josiah)
http://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/San_Francisco/Artists_i...

HAR2UNG
http://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/San_Francisco/Artists_i...

Sasquatch23 (just one)
http://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/San_Francisco/Artists_i...

The Mission (thanks Josiah, Dave)
http://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/San_Francisco/The_Mission

Valencia Street (thanks Josiah)
http://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/San_Francisco/Valencia_St

Western Addition (thanks Esmeralda)
http://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/San_Francisco/Western_A...

Clarion Alley (just one)
http://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/San_Francisco/ClarionAlley

SoMa and the FiDi (viva St. Stupid)
http://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/San_Francisco/SoMa_Fina...

The Castro with Noe Valley (thanks Josiah)
http://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/San_Francisco/The_Castr...

The Upper Haight
http://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/San_Francisco/Haight_Di...

The Tenderloin (just one)
http://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/San_Francisco/Tenderloi...

Pacific Heights (just one)
http://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/San_Francisco/Other_SF_...

SF Graffiti taggers could face a much bigger price tag

 

Graffiti taggers could face a much bigger price tag

http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/nevius/article/Graffiti-taggers-could-face...

Graffiti in San Francisco is a mess - literally and figuratively. That's not a scoop, it is merely a discouraging reality.

It begins with the city being a mecca for spray paint vandals from across the country. (Check YouTube.) It continues to the criminal courts, where, when taggers are finally caught red- (or yellow- or green-) handed, they are generally treated as misguided youths and given community service instead of meaningful punishment.

And then there's the final insult. Property owners who have their buildings tagged - sometimes daily - are ordered by the city to clean up the mess themselves or face a fine or even a lien on their property.

"It cost me $15,000 to clean up my building last year," says Laurance Mathews, who owns the building at 245 Van Ness, which, ironically, houses a paint store. The Department of Public Works had a mural painted on his building to try to stop the tagging, "but since they did the tagging increased from a few times a week to several times a day. And there's not a damn thing you can do about it."

A new strategy
Well, maybe there is. It's just a start, and Mathews is skeptical, but Supervisor London Breed has announced a citywide graffiti plan that might begin to turn the tide.

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