In the Galleries

9 June: Public Provocations IV (DE)

PUBLIC PROVOCATIONS IV shows the beginning of a provocation and what becomes of it. A single artistic language, being more contemporary than ever, finding itself not only in galleries but even making its way into museums. A cross section of the current works of the scene is exhibited, concentrating on displaying the true pulse, creativity and power of the art. PUBLIC PROVOCATIONS IV feeds on colours and their performers – international legends and explosive young talents from Europe, the US or right up to the Middle East. This kind of art and expression with its urban origin, combined with much character and authenticity, minds both its provocative and its inspiring side. A vibrant and unique exhibition that can be experienced from June till October 2012 in the Carhartt Gallery.

Artists in exhibition
A1one / IR
Bezt / PL
Czarnobyl / PL
Dave the Chimp / GB
Honet / FR
Jef Aérosol / FR
Klaas Van der Linden / BE
Maoma / NL
Marco Zamora / US
SatOne / D
Tasso / D
The London Police / NL

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.

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


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

OPENING : May 25 - 18 o.


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.

Sea of Love: Cut Paper Window Exhibit at SF Art Comm.

Exhibition dates :  May 4 – July 22, 2012

Opening reception:  Friday, May 4, 6pm - 8pm

SFAC Gallery Window Installation Site
155 Grove Street
Viewable 24/7

Tahiti Pehrson, an artist based in Nevada City, CA with strong Bay Area roots, has been hand cutting paper for decades.
The San Francisco Arts Commission Galleries commissioned Pehrson to create a site specific window installation for our Grove Street site, and the result is Sea of Love. This installation, the largest work Pehrson has ever produced, is a myriad of spirals created from hundreds of linear feet of hand cut paper. Veering from his earlier, more figurative and narrative works, Sea of Love features repetitive geometric patterns referencing those found in astrophysics, mathematics and biology. The artist is driven by an interest in the way humans organize information and our environment; and how strong our instinct is to seek out patterns to explain everything in the universe.


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