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2 OCT: Martha Cooper: Taking Pictures (Berlin)

The URBAN NATION MUSEUM FOR URBAN CONTEMPORARY ART
presents a six-decade retrospective of Martha Cooper's photographs.

MARTHA COOPER: TAKING PICTURES (LINK)

October 2nd 2020 – August 1st 2021
Curated by Steven P. Harrington and Jaime Rojo

Combining photographs and personal artifacts, MARTHA COOPER: TAKING PICTURES traces her life from her first camera in nursery school in 1946 to her reputation today as a world-renowned photographer.

This retrospective is the first documentary exhibition to be presented at the URBAN NATION Museum and it ushers in a new era for the museum under its new director Mr. Jan Sauerwald.

MARTHA COOPER: TAKING PICTURES presents the photographer's versatile vision of the world, with creativity found on every corner. The exhibition opens with the images from Subway Art, her landmark 1984 book with Henry Chalfant, now credited with jump-starting the worldwide urban art movement. Martha's photographs documented the secret subculture of writers and the coded artworks they created illegally on thousands of New York City trains.

Martha's photographs are distinguished by their frank human vitality, with an eye to preserving details and traditions of cultural significance. Many of her photographs have become iconic representations of a time, place or culture. The exhibition will offer a rare insight into Martha’s archives through previously unpublished photographs, drawings, journals, articles, letters, and artifacts. As a lifelong and avid collector, her private trove of black books, stickers, Kodak film wallets and child-made toys will also be on display. Emphasis is placed on Martha’s extensive travels and the artistic friendships that she has fostered internationally.

2 July - French Legends in Stencil Power Exposition

STENCIL POWER
Artiste-Ouvrier – Guy Denning – Miss Tic – Monkeybird – Nick Walker – Speedy Graphito
Exposition : 02/07/2020 – 29/08/2020
Vernissage : 04/07/2020 à partir de 14h

Galerie Brugier-Rigail Paris (LINK)

« Image, ma seule, mon unique passion. » Charles Baudelaire
Une passion unique loin de l’être, en vérité, partagée qu’elle est par nombre d’artistes à travers le temps et l’espace. Les pochoiristes représentent une catégorie d’artistes dont l’appréhension de l’image, particulièrement sensible, est singulière, d’où notre volonté de vous en proposer une sélection dans notre nouvelle exposition : « Stencil Power ».

La technique du pochoir a traversé les millénaires tout en restant le vecteur de messages forts, des traces de main en pigments soufflés dans les cavernes de la Préhistoire, symbole d’un passage sur terre, aux expressions des différents engagements d’artistes que l’on trouve aujourd’hui sur papier, sur toile et, bien sûr, au détour d’une rue, sur un mur ou un coin de trottoir. Car le pochoir occupe une place prépondérante dans le street art, fleurissant dans l’espace urbain avec la liberté de l’air, permettant de délivrer – et aux yeux de tous – un message à la mise en œuvre rapide et efficace. Et, il va de soi, une méticuleuse et préalable découpe des pochoirs – outre la seule réflexion quant à l’information à véhiculer.

Le pochoir et sa découpe à la main font inévitablement partie intégrante de l’œuvre, irréfutable preuve de la dextérité de l’artiste ; à nos yeux, cette partie de la création confère grandement sa valeur à l’œuvre finale. Certains pochoiristes préfèrent aujourd’hui à la découpe manuelle, la rapidité et la précision de la machine, du laser, ce qui est à notre sens une perte de savoir-faire dans l’art du pochoir.

Les artistes que nous entendons vous présenter dans cette exposition, Artiste-Ouvrier, Guy Denning, Miss Tic, Monkeybird, Nick Walker et Speedy Graphito, sont passés maîtres dans l’art de la découpe des pochoirs que, tels des orfèvres, ils passent des heures, des jours, voire des semaines, à ciseler. Et seule une contemplation intense et avertie de leurs créations peut nous permettre de déceler le contrôle, la précision, le savoir-faire, la délicatesse et les trésors d’imagination qui s’y dissimulent.

Chacun de nos artistes développe son propre genre, son propre univers de pochoir, de création et d’image. Ainsi, pour paraphraser Anatole France : « Le style a le mouvement et l’image. ».

Éric et Laurent

22 June: fnnch's Solstice (SF, CA)

fnnch is excited to announce his first show in over a year, Solstice. It will be on Jun 22nd from 6pm - 10pm at 302 Folsom St in downtown San Francisco. Get your tickets here.

In this show fnnch will release new hand-painted multiples: spray paint on plywood or canvas from limited editions. There will be new honey bears, lips and cans of LaCroix.

Register to receive a free, limited-edition sticker (and give him some idea of how many drinks to buy).

Purchase a ticket to also receive a limited edition print.

While fnnch will be revealing new art for the show, that's not really the point. The point is to get together and have a good time. I'll have a taco truck (El Tonayense) out front and libations (wine, beer and LaCroix) inside.

He's excited to show you some of what he's been working on and to see folks in person.

Again, the link for tickets is: https://fnnch-solstice.eventbrite.com/

2 JUN: Mando Marie - One Trick (SF, CA)

ONE TRICK
A SOLO EXHIBITION BY
MANDO MARIE (Her Stencil Archive)

Opening Reception - Saturday, June 2nd at 12pm
Showing Through - Friday, June 22nd

First Amendment Gallery is pleased to announce “One Trick” a solo exhibition by Mando Marie.  Amanda Marie also known by her artist moniker 'Mando Marie' born 1981, is an American painter formerly based in Colorado, and currently based in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Mando  exhibits in both the United States and Europe. She trained at Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design and is best known for her work as a stencilist, including large scale street art designs.


Amanda Marie uses graphic stencils and images redolent of 'Golden Age' storybook imagery. She frequently features the signature characters of a young boy and girl. In 2012, Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art held a solo exhibition of her work and noted that these stylised figures: "seem to have been lifted from the pages of a mid-twentieth century children’s book and have traded the protective home of childhood nostalgia for a slightly more adventurous and unsettling world, somewhere between dream and reality”. Alongside recurring graphic themes of children and animals, she favors twin, repeated or mirrored imagery, developed with multiple uses of the same stencil on the artwork.

26 JAN: In Memory of Michael Roman (SF, CA)

In Memory of MICHAEL ROMAN
Stenciled Visions of Love, Peace and Chaos
at the Mission Cultural Center
his Stencil Archive photo set

In remembrance of our artist friend, we invite you to come and celebrate Michael Roman’s creative works. Michael was a long time artist-in-resident and supporter of the Mission Cultural Center. His signature works left a lasting legacy for the Bay Area Community and beyond. We honor his artistic contributions by showcasing some of his works. This exhibition will feature works from personal collections.

Opening
JANUARY 26, 2018 | $5 Admission | Inti-Raymi
Exhibit Dates:
JAN 26th - FEB 17th, 2018 | $2 Admission | Inti-Raymi

18 Nov: CUT OUT Stencil Group Show (Hamburg)

Opening «CUT OUT» Stencil Group Show
Facebook Link

Adey (FR) • Alias (DE) • Balu (ES) • Czarnobyl (PL) • eins92 (DE) • Eliot (DE) • Erre (ES) • European Bob (UK) • Jana & Js (FR) • Jaune (BE) • L.E.T. (DE) • M-one (UK) • Mittenimwald (DE) • Monkey Bird (FR) • Pahnl (UK) • Snub23 (UK) • Tona (DE) • XooooX (DE)

VERNISSAGE – Samstag, 18. November, 19 bis 00:00 Uhr
FINISSAGE – Freitag, 8. Dezember, 19 Uhr bis 23:00 Uhr

Ausstellung: 18. November – 8. Dezember 2017

URBANSHIT GALLERY
Breite Straße 56
22767 Hamburg

Öffnungszeiten
Mittwoch und Donnerstag 15-18 Uhr
Sowie nach Terminvereinbarung

Das Schneiden von Stencils (Schablonen) ist eine der bekanntesten künstlerischen Techniken der Street Art. Ursprünglich als technisches Hilfsmittel zur schnellen und seriellen Verbreitung politischer Botschaften im öffentlichen Raum entwickelt, haben sich Schablonen Graffiti zu einem völlig eigenständigen Kunstgenre entwickelt, welches die Street Art prägt wie kein anderes.

Mit CUT OUT versammeln die beiden Kuratoren Felix Rau (eins92) und Rudolf David Klöckner (urbanshit) 18 der derzeit interessantesten europäischen Stencilkünstler in einer Ausstellung. Mit jeweils genau einem Werk pro Künstler spiegelt die international besetzte Gruppenausstellung nicht nur den Status Quo der Stencilkunst wider, sondern bringt auch die Kunst der Schablonen-Graffiti in konzentrierter Form zurück nach Hamburg.

Cutting out stencils is one of the most known techniques of street art. The original purpose of stencils was to quickly reproduce and spread political messages in public space. By now, they have developed to an individual art genre with heavy influence on street art.

Through the CUT OUT-show, the two curators Felix Rau (eins92) and Rudolf David Klöckner (urbanshit), gather eighteen of the most interesting stencil artists of Europe under one roof. By exhibiting one work per artist, the show not only reflects the status quo of stencil art but also brings back stencil art to Hamburg in a highly concentrated form.

Coming Soon: Shepard Fairey's New LA Show and Hulu Doc

After ‘Hope,’ and Lawsuit, Shepard Fairey Tries Damage Control
By JORI FINKELNOV. 3, 2017 (LINK)

LOS ANGELES — By just about any measure, it’s been a long time since the street artist Shepard Fairey managed to capture the optimism of Barack Obama’s candidacy in his “Hope” poster, the stylized portrait in red, white and blue tones that easily ranks as the most famous, also ubiquitous, artwork of 2008.

Mr. Fairey’s oldest daughter, then 2 years old, is now almost a teenager. The “Hope” image became the subject of a copyright infringement lawsuit by The Associated Press that was both expensive and embarrassing for the artist. Mr. Fairey, who is 47, has since gone on to create art for activist movements like Occupy Wall Street, Black Lives Matter and the Women’s March.

And now “Damaged” — his biggest gallery show yet, with about 200 new paintings, prints and illustrations made since 2015 — is set to open on Nov. 11 in a Chinatown warehouse, the same day a documentary on the artist has its premiere on Hulu. The mood of the exhibition: what happens when hope gets trampled but not killed.

18 Nov: In Layers - a focus on stencil art (DE)

Colab Gallery presents "IN-LAYERS, a focus on stencil art" Group Exhibition

Artists:
JOE IURATO (US) • JOHN FEKNER (US)
MANDO MARIE (NL) • MONSTFUR (PL)
NEUR ONE (FR) • RNST (FR)
SAMINA (PT) • STEFAN WINTERLE (DE) • STINKFISH (CO)

Facebook-Event

"IN-LAYERS" is opening on Saturday,
Nov 18th at 8 pm and we are looking forward
to seeing you there!

Am 18. November öffnet Colab Gallery Ihre Türen für die Gruppenausstellung "IN-LAYERS,
Fokus auf Schablonen Kunst" und wir möchten Dich hiermit herzlich zur Vernissage ab 20:00 Uhr einladen.

Künstler:
JOE IURATO (US) • JOHN FEKNER (US)
MANDO MARIE (NL) • MONSTFUR (PL)
NEUR ONE (FR) • RNST (FR)
SAMINA (PT) • STEFAN WINTERLE (DE) • STINKFISH (CO)

Facebook-Event
KURATOR Stefan Winterle

Colab Gallery GmbH
Schusterinsel 9
79576 Weil am Rhein
Germany

Stay tuned for more Information on our website and facebook!
Die aktuellen Informationen finden Sie auf unserer Webseite und auf facebook!

See you there!
Wir sehen uns!

10 June: Prisma at Colab Gallery (DE)

Colab Gallery presents "Prisma" Group Exhibition

Artists:
Icy & Sot (IR) • Jaybo Monk (F)
Die_Cast (Zoer & Velvet) (F) • Enric Sant (ES)
Pastel (ARG) • Soda (IT)
Kostas Seremetis (USA) • Most (DE) • Lugosis (IT)

"Prisma" is opening on Saturday,
June 10th at 8 pm and we are looking forward
to seeing you there!

Am 10. Juni öffnet Colab Gallery Ihre Türen für “Prisma“
und wir möchten Dich hiermit herzlich zur Vernissage ab 20:00 Uhr einladen.

Wir freuen uns Ihnen die neuesten Arbeiten von:
Icy & Sot (IR) • Jaybo Monk (F)
Die_Cast (Zoer & Velvet) (F) • Enric Sant (ES)
Pastel (ARG) • Soda (IT)
Kostas Seremetis (USA) • Most (DE) • Lugosis (IT)
präsentieren zu dürfen.

KURATOR Stefan Winterle

Colab Gallery GmbH
Schusterinsel 9
79576 Weil am Rhein
Germany

See you there!
Wir sehen uns!

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