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Stencil Nation in Philly's City Paper

You can find the original article here. I've found stencils on the streets here, mostly on stickers.

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Russell Howze is takin' it to the streets. Hitting the road this month in support of his summertime release, Stencil Nation: Graffiti, Community, and Art(Manic D Press), Howze will explore the underground phenomenon of a definitively urban art form: "Stencil art is ... more liberating in comparison to more traditional forms of artistic expression," Howze says. "You can take an image and repeat it all across the world if you want to. You don't have to work on canvas, stay on a gallery wall or paint in a specific location. You can even stencil stickers and mail them out to other people to stick up in other cities." 

Tonight's one-hour presentation will focus on an overview of the art form, verbal and visual, including a slide show, examples of stencil art from around the world and actual cut stencils. In addition, Howze plans to go hunting for some of Philly's own stencil art. "I'm looking forward to wandering some alleys and streets in Philly so I can find some work to put on my Stencil Archive Web site," says Howze. "It'll be good to go back to the source of modern graffiti as we know it, which started in Philly and blew up in NYC soon after. Personally, I think I enjoy discovering it more than anything."

Aeroart features Romanian Stencil Movement

The online magazine Aeroart has recently launched it's third issue dedicated to the stencil movement in Romania. It contains pictures from galleries such as Stencil Exhibition and A-camp, but also presents works done by The Orion, Coate Goale, Otaku and many more.

(rapid share will force you to wait about 2 minutes before you can download the file.... good stuff! - Russell)


PROJEKT30: Jan 2009 Exhibition


Projekt30 is taking submissions for our new January 2009 publicly juried exhibition.

We are an artist-run arts organization dedicated to promoting emerging artists. The exhibition will include thirty artists; invitations will be sent to over 30,000 galleries, collectors, and fellow artists.  Visitors have the option of contacting any participating artist with feedback or opportunities. Since 2003 over 200,000 messages have been sent to participating artists.

Regan Tamanui/HA HA: Aussie, Aussie, Aussie, oi, OI, Oi exhibit

To coincide with his participation in  the Gallery of Modern Art's exhibition 'Optimism, Contemporary Australia',  you are invited to preview Aussie, Aussie, Aussie, oi, Oi, Oi a solo exhibition by Regan Tamanui

Click here to view

Opening Thursday
13 November 2008, 6–8pm

PIXNIT: In Pursuit of Beauty group exhibit

PIXNIT Productions is pleased to announce the group show In Pursuit of Beauty open now until January 24th, 2009 at Montserrat Gallery in Beverly, MA.

Leonie Bradbury, Curator of the exhibition wrote the following about the exhibition:

In Pursuit of Beauty brings together five artists who examine both the politics and poetics of the beautiful. They are: Julie Chang (San Francisco, CA), Timothy Horn (Melbourne, Australia), PIXNIT (Boston, MA), Tomás Rivas (Santiago, Chile), and Elizabeth Wallace (Boston, MA). This exhibition is inspired by the resurgence of visually sensual work. Unapologetically decorative, ornate, and concerned with elaborate surface detail, each artist explores beauty in their own way.
They are exemplary of a generation of artists who have come into the 21st century art world with a renewed interest in beauty as a tool and a topic of investigation, making it an integral part of their artistic process. These artists utilize rich surface designs to draw the viewer to the work, only to surprise them with seditious content. Their pursuit differs from the classical understanding of beauty as perfectly proportioned and idealized by integrating imperfection rather than excluding it.


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