Artist News

Finished art

Submitted by russell on Mon, 11/07/2005 - 20:22
Hey all, new to the site and have just got our shit together and put up our own website, we have also created a commrades section so if you want to get your stuff posted on our site send it in and if we like it we will post it up. We hope to get enough to turn over the page every month. Take it easy, later A7


Read more

(Track16, LA) The Neo-Fake: Paintings and Stencils by Scott Williams

Submitted by russell on Fri, 10/14/2005 - 20:43
The Neo-Fake:
Paintings and Stencils by Scott Williams

October 15 through November 12, 2005

23 September, 2005, Santa Monica's Track 16 Gallery is pleased to present the work of Scott Williams from October 15 through November 12, 2005, with a reception on Saturday, October 22 from 6-8 P.M. Williams is best known for his intricate stencil work which ranges in form from graffiti art, to handmade artists' books, to textile design, to paintings on canvas. His rich and layered imagery includes architecture, appropriations from West Coast popular culture (i.e. Hollywood, pulp fiction), as well as historic and political figures. Regular gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 11 A.M. to 6:00 P.M.

Obsessive, lyrical, and mythical are a few words that come to mind when viewing Williams' work. As quoted by Williams, "I try to drop hints of insane panic under the happy… Read more

Leon Rainbow Monthly

Submitted by russell on Mon, 10/03/2005 - 21:09
I know it's been a minute, mad crazy right now.
Well droppin a line to let you know about a couple of events in he New Bruinswick Area this weekend. Look for me on Sunday.They are presenting a collaborative wall we did in Highland Park. Updates coming soon.
Also Check out Tom Smith's new site at
thanks for the support...

art party 2k5

at Raritan River Fest
saturday september 24, 2005, johnson park, piscataway, nj
12noon - 7pm

the BIG ART SHOW artists and ALBUS CAVUS GALLERY are having a BIG ART B Q at the raritan river fest!!!

come hang with us, bring art, look at art, make art, eat food! there is tons of other stuff too.

raritan river festival is a celebration of new brunswick's riverfront.
it's a diverse festival featuring great music, environmental… Read more

The Bathroom Graffiti Project Launches

Submitted by russell on Thu, 09/15/2005 - 16:36

Check out the Bathroom Graffiti Project, a new site trying to archive bathroom graffiti art from all over the world. Go to to view images and submit your work into the BGP photo contest.

Some of the best stencils around can be found in bathroom's everywhere. Please help us document this powerful artform by submitting images of bathroom graffiti and telling your friends about the Project. The site has just launched and is in BETA so if you have any suggestions, let us know.

Read more about the project in the manifesto at:

Thanks for you support and feedback. It is very much appreciated to help get this project off the ground.

The Bathroom Graffiti Project

Read more

Christopher Bettig Sept Update

Submitted by russell on Tue, 09/06/2005 - 18:21
Hello everyone-
I hope you are all doing well, here's the latest...

"Enjoy By"
I was just asked to take part in a group exhibition curated by Bill
Farroux featuring works by : Barry Mcgee, Shepard Fairey, Chris Johanson,
Travis Millard, Buffmonster, Rich Jacobs, Ed & Deanna Templeton etc.

opens : Saturday September 10, 2005 9pm - 2am

5016 Venice Blvd.,
Los Angeles, CA 90019
(just west of La Brea on south side of street)

Just finished up some new T's for Carhartt Japan to be released this
spring, check the attached pdf's...

Kayon R.O.A
A new company for a good cause. Kayon asked The Mountain… Read more

cutting out a barcode "PAINTING" stencil

Submitted by russell on Mon, 08/22/2005 - 17:09

I just uploaded an animation of cutting out a barcode "PAINTING" stencil.

Too many people where questioning if my paintings where inkjet prints. So I made these videos to explain my stencil making process. I'm sure that some will still not believe these barcodes are hand made.

Read more

M.I.A. Music and Stencils

Submitted by russell on Mon, 08/08/2005 - 21:05
Featuring stencils and mixed media paintings, the work presented images of conflict and resistance.

Her site   stencil-infused site (shameless promotion)

Her site Read more

Leon Rainbow E-Newsletter

Submitted by russell on Mon, 08/01/2005 - 23:02
SS Crew Presents
Street Sweepers
Friday, August 26th through Saturday, September 3rd, 2005
The Firlefanz Gallery.Albany, NY
Over 40 artists and growing. The line up is looking great. I've heard rumors of live painting too. Keep your eyes and ears open.

saturday, August 13 @ the howard johnson restaurant asbury park, nj
ocean ave. next to the convention hall
doors open at 7pm. $5 - 21+ to drink
live music by:
Red Sonja
The Finals
Save Your Eyes
Joe Harvard

You Are I Am Exhibition Chicago
Opening Night Saturday, July 30th 6-11pm
$5 donation
2000 W Fulton 3rd Flr
Chicago IL USA

This event will showcase the returned You Are I Am Books of the 111 that have circulated around the world for the last year. Visitors will be able to page through each book, showcasing… Read more


Submitted by russell on Mon, 08/01/2005 - 22:59
Workhorse Studios is pleased to announce Logan Hicks' involvement in the upcoming K-Spray Asian Tour. 'K-Spray', sponsored by shoe company K-Swiss, and curated by artist Ghetto Kitty, will bring the medium of stenciling to Japan, China, Korea, Taiwan, and Thailand. This stencil tour promises to be the most comprehensive documentation of this burgeoning genre. The three artists who will be featured in the progressive tour, Logan Hicks (United States), Sixten (Europe), and Phibs (Australia), will be featured in live painting demonstrations during the opening nights for each city. The 'live painting' sessions will allow the audience to view the actual stencils from which the artists work as well as follow the process of creating stencil artwork. Each artist will also be available to converse with the public and answer questions from interested audience members concerning their artistic history.

In addition to the Live Painting, K-Spray will host a gallery exhibition of… Read more

Not easy being green

Submitted by russell on Thu, 07/28/2005 - 19:15
Sonic Reducer
By Kimberly Chun

THE SAD FACT of life is art and green cookies don't always mix. I realized this at this year's Mission Creek Music Festival at the Lab, where Aquarius Records stalwart, Wire scribe, and onetime Bay Guardian columnist Jim Haynes was tag-teaming on a lengthy piece with fellow Bay Area sound artist (ext.) from behind a bed sheet. Yellow and orange lights pulsed. Textured noise induced lapping waves of paranoia. Apocalypse Now village watering hole chatter morphed into what sounded like Mos Eisley Cantina bum fights. The foldout chairs became increasingly uncomfortable. Mission Creek founder Jeff Ray closed his eyes and appeared to be lightly dozing in the seat beside me. I probably resembled Marlon Brando emerging from the jungle, peepers rolling to the back of the head and jibbering about the horror, the horror of certain sonic frequencies and maybe the South Beach Diet.

I decided to sit out the rest of the war on… Read more