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

20:12
#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

http://www.premiereart.co.uk/curious-duke-gallery/

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

http://www.flandersartgallery.com/exhibition/make-ends-meet

“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

http://www.orleans.fr/sports-loisirs-culture/expositions-musees/actualit...

25 May: SOON : WALLSCAPES

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.

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

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

http://www.sfartscommission.org/gallery/2012/tahiti-pehrson-sea-of-love/

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.

13 April: Adam Feibelman in Counterproof (SF, CA)

Next Friday, April 13, I'll be showing a new series of collage stencil sets at Incline Gallery in SF. The exhibit, Counterproof: The Other Side of Print, will feature works in a number of different media by Imin Yeh, Elisheva Biernoff, David Linger and The Great Tortilla Conspiracy and myself. Counterproof will explore new avenues in contemporary printmaking by juxtaposing divergent approaches; the exhibition simultaneously celebrates and deconstructs the very notion of printmaking itself. From projecting light through mediums, running porcelain plates through a press, to sewing stencils together-the artists in Counterproof are redefining print, producing works of extended conceptual reach.

Join me on Friday April 13 from 6 - 9 pm at Incline Gallery and enjoy drinks, great people and an even better show.

Incline Gallery
766 Valencia St. b/w 18th and 19th
(Side gate)
San Francisco, CA 94110

5 April :: Crossie Solo Show (UK)

Crossie SOLO Show

at Pure Evil Gallery this Thursday

Lisa Cole a.k.a CROSSIE is a fine artist working and living in East London. She has exhibited her works in London, Paris, Stockholm, Vienna and in her former hometown of Brighton.

Crossie has recently re-located to London to focus solely on her development as an artist, her works fast becoming part of private art collections across Europe. In January, Crossies artwork was selected and exhibited in Vienna . Her brightly coloured images were hung within the impressive vaults of a 600 year old Viennese church.

Metamorphosis is Crossies debut one-woman show at Pure Evil Gallery, Shoreditch.
The show will run from 5th until 18th April 2012.

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