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Pure Evil's Live East Die Young


4th July-2nd August 2008

"To understand a bit about the artist PURE EVIL it is illuminating to know that he is a descendant of Sir Thomas More, the Lord Chancellor who wrote the controversial work Utopia and who was later beheaded by King Henry VIII. With this busy background (Sir Thomas was later canonised) it is only natural that Pure Evil should explore the darker side of the wreckage of Utopian dreams and the myth of the Apocalypse, a belief in the life-changing event that brings history with all its conflicts to an end.

Using dark humour and twisting symbolism to create new forms, the new show looks at what lurks around the corner on the secret streets of London and sheds light on the things under our noses that we never take the time to notice - as we hurtle forwards into the future...

Take a look at this extraordinary new street artists new originals and prints this July at Ink_d and prepare to be challenged, amused and delighted."

Overnight Tale of a Free Wall Soule Stencil

During the Stencil Nation Olympia, WA stop, SOULE came down from Seattle to be at the presentation. Last Word has a free wall behind it's store, located in an alley back off the main street. SOULE brought stencils to get up on the wall. Me, D-FENS, and some other writers got up too. One woman cut out a section of SOULE"S piece to keep as an artifact. Then SOULE cut a piece out. After that, well, you should check out this slide presenation of what happened after that. Artifacts for everyone!

Stencil Archive Mobile Update

Just passed 9,800 photos with this Seattle-based upload. Most of this work is fresh off the road, so hope you enjoy!

  • Here's a batch from Eugene and Portland, Oregon (including some Stencil Nation community painting)
  • Here's the batch so far from Olympia and Seattle, Washington (including the amazing Stencil Jam)

Here are new and updated archives from some artists that have shown up on the tour:


And, finally, some updates of submitted work


Larry Cyr at The Goodfoot, Portland

The Goodfoot will have an art opening last Thursday, June 26th from 5-11pm, the show will be up until July 28th.  The artists this month are Jacob Wooton, Keith Rosson and Larry Cyr.

Keith Rosson was born in Ashdown, Arkansas. Formative years spent in the Pacific Northwest. Education at Cornish College of the Arts and Portland State University. Graduated at neither .  With a heavy nod to comic book culture and a cut-and-paste punk aesthetic, Keith Rosson’s paintings are simultaneously droll and incendiary; he tackles emotional, universal themes with a dark, tongue-in-cheek gallows humor. Bright, text-heavy and immediately recognizable, Rosson’s acrylic paintings often utilize secondary elements that most often include ink and correction fluid, as well as bullets, teeth, nails, switchblades and cell phones and has led one critic to claim that, “(Rosson) continues putting out the finest graphic novels distilled into paintings in the Pacific Northwest.”

Jacob Wooton lives here in Portland, OR  He has created giant bird wing sculptures and dream markets...and more animal paintings...bigger and better animal paintings folks, bigger and better...because the recipe for success never calls for smaller and crappier...it just doesn't.

Larry Cyr is a Seattle stencil artist.  Most of his subject matter deals with politics,social issues, the working class, war.....When creating a piece, he uses his backgrounds in graphic design and photo journalism...Larry served in the Infantry in Ramadi, Iraq with the U.S. Army and prior to that he served 4 years in the U.S. Marine Corps as a Reconnaissance Marine.

Hope to see you at the opening.  Thanks.

The goodfoot
2845 SE Stark
open daily 5-2:30


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