In the Galleries

26 and 28 April: Jeremy Novy Workshop and Show (Minn, MN)

Submitted by russell on Tue, 04/25/2017 - 07:06

JEREMY NOVY Presents: Queer Street Art, Fighting for Legitimacy

Attention MPLS art lovers! The illustrious and fabulous street artist Jeremy Novy will be gracing our fair city with his talent this month! Jeremy has spent the better part of 2 decades painting San Francisco streets, heavily involved in queer art and stenciling sidewalks and pavement with his iconic koi fish, and work boot prints that depict a kiss between two men.

This 2 night event will coincide with his stencil workshop, please contact Amalgamated for more details on doing stencils with Mr. Novy!
($60 workshop)

26 and 28 APRIL

Wednesday, April 26 at 7 PM
MPLS Make & Take Stencil Workshop with
Jeremy Novy

Friday, April 28 at 7 PM
Jeremy Novy Presents:
Queer Street Art, Fighting for Legitimacy

Amalgamated MPLS

5 May: HA HA and James Wilson's Sequence (Melbourne)

Submitted by russell on Mon, 04/24/2017 - 21:20

Hi folks. I have an exhibition with James Wilson at Off the Kerb Gallery. These works are from our Qbank residency in March. The exhibit opens Friday, May 5th , from 6 PM onwards. Come down & enjoy lots of awesome art. - Regan

15 April: Adam Feibelman's Personal Provenance (SF, CA)

Submitted by russell on Sun, 04/02/2017 - 13:12

As artist Adam Feibelman found on a recent trip to walk the rugged trails traversing the border between Tucson and Nogales, the sharp divisions ingrained in national identities and our senses of place are rendered hazily ambiguous as the paths between nations wind off into the distance—no hard line in sight.  In a similar sense, the work of Taravat Talepasand capitalizes on the image systems that indoctrinate Iranian identity, state power and gender, and how these notions are portrayed within and augmented through a steady stream of American popular culture.  Through their respective exhibitions, Adam Feibelman’s Personal Provenance and Taravat Talepasand’s Born in Iran, Made in America, the artists explore the critical boundaries and…

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3 Mar: Jef Aerosol's People and Things (FR)

Submitted by russell on Sat, 03/04/2017 - 09:05

« people and things » : des gens et des choses…
Jef aurait aussi bien pu appeler cette exposition « Sujets et Objets », dans tous les sens des deux vocables.
Humains ou inertes, vivants ou inanimés, ces objets/sujets se jouxtent, se complètent, dialoguent, racontent ce que nous sommes et ce qui nous constitue : rêves, peurs, espoirs, colères, larmes, sourires, souvenirs, interrogations…

Tantôt profond ou sombre, tantôt léger ou futile, à la fois possédé par ses nostalgies et remué par l’actualité, l'artiste pulvérise ses émotions à travers la dentelle de ses pochoirs. Pour cette exposition, il a privilégié le carton et le bois de récupération : supports vivants et si « riches de leur pauvreté ». Une fois de plus, Jef Aérosol affirme cet « engagement…

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25 Feb.: Douglas Miles at the de Young (SF)

Submitted by russell on Mon, 02/20/2017 - 12:24

Douglas Miles, Global Fellow and February 2017 Artist-in-Residence
Kimball Education Gallery

February 1-26, 2017
Wednesdays–Sundays, 1–5 pm
Reception: Saturday February 25, 3–5 pm

APACHELYPSE Now is a glimpse into the multi-faceted work of Douglas Miles from the San Carlos Apache Nation in Arizona. Using street art forms, he creates work that simultaneously deconstructs stereotypes and emboldens Native people in the 21st century. His renegade ethos at work creates a new iconography in art, photos, and film. The title APACHELYPSE Now is an homage to Francis Ford Coppola's Vietnam epic Apocalypse Now about a lone poet, renegade colonel, and his tribe gone rogue from the U.S.

Douglas Miles is an artist, designer, photographer, filmmaker, muralist, public speaker, and founder of…

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Ancient Stencils Reproduced for Cave Temples of Dunhuang Exhibit

Submitted by russell on Sat, 07/09/2016 - 10:29

Reproduction allows for the widespread sharing of treasures without endangering them.
July 5, 2016 5:18 p.m. ET
Los Angeles

Cave Temples of Dunhuang: Buddhist Art on China’s Silk Road
The Getty
Through Sept. 4

On a sunny afternoon, the glare in the Getty Center’s Arrival Plaza is blinding—and stepping into Cave 285 feels like teleporting to heaven. Here, in one of the main features of “Cave Temples of Dunhuang: Buddhist Art on China’s Silk Road,” winged creatures flutter on the vaulted ceiling while, on…

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The Handcrafted Paper Stencils of a Kimono Designer Who Turned to Prints

Submitted by russell on Thu, 02/25/2016 - 21:25

The Handcrafted Paper Stencils of a Kimono Designer Who Turned to Prints
by Claire Voon on February 24, 2016 for Hyperallergic

For decades, the late Japanese artist Yoshitoshi Mori worked as an established kimono designer, using a stencil-based technique to dye his textiles. When he shifted his focus entirely to printmaking in 1960 after experimenting with the medium, he continued working with this layered design method. His resulting wealth of kappazuri — works produced with carefully hand-cut paper stencils — drew from the mingei folk art movement of the ’20s and ’30s that cherished handicraft. Looking further back into Japanese visual…

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19 Feb: Swoon and Monica Canilao: Witch-Wife (SF, CA)

Submitted by russell on Wed, 02/17/2016 - 20:02

Witch-Wife will open at Chandran Gallery (459 Geary St., San Francisco) on Friday, February 19 from 7–9:30 p.m. and will run through April 1.

The show will feature new works in both painting, block-prints, wheatpaste, sculpture, installation, and murals. For Brooklyn-based artist Swoon, this is the first time in a few years we have seen her in a gallery setting with this much new work. From our small preview last week, the installtion and sculptures are some of the duo's most ambitious works to date.

East Bay Express Preview, with interviews of artists, is here…

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Jan 29: Synergy: Jef Aerosol, Lee Jeffries (London)

Submitted by russell on Thu, 01/28/2016 - 10:37



29/01 > 25/02/2016

opening / vernissage : 28/01/2016 (18h > 21h)


Synergy – When photography and stencil interact

[synergy: interaction of elements to produce a combined effect greater than the sum of their separate effects]

‘Synergy’ is an artistic and social encounter between French street artist Jef Aérosol and British photographer Lee Jeffries.

Stemming from the original ‘Synergy’ exhibition that took place in Paris at Mathgoth gallery in March 2015, this collaboration casts a new light on a sensitive topic: the homeless.

The artistic chemistry was sparked when the two artists first met in London, early 2014.…

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Theorem Art in Williamsburg, VA

Submitted by russell on Wed, 12/09/2015 - 18:55

Colonial Williamsburg presents theorem art at Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum
By HOLLY PRESTIDGE Richmond Times-Dispatch | Posted: Saturday, December 5, 2015 10:30 pm

“Theorem work,” a popular method of watercolor stencil painting on fabric, wood and paper, was used to decorate everyday objects and create decorative pictures in the 19th century.

An exhibit highlighting the artwork, which was popular as a skill for women, is on display in Colonial Williamsburg.

“Folk art enthusiasts have long associated the art of stencil with 19th-century collections, and we’re excited to share this important and vibrant form of…

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