Category: Street Art

Calendar. 01.25.11.

Ellis G, Permanently Temporary, at the Mighty Tanaka Gallery in Dumbo, through Feb. 4. (Image courtesy of Mighty Tanaka.)

  • S.F.: Christopher Taggart: Away, at Baer Ridgway, opens Saturday at 4pm.
  • L.A.: Art Los Angeles Contemporary, at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, begins on Friday at 11am and runs through Sunday at 6pm.
  • NYC: Matt Mullican, an artist who worked with a computer programmer to create a navigable scale model of the solar system, gives a talk at Artists Space in SoHo tonight at 7pm. You can view the piece here.
  • NYC: A free screening of Marjane Satrapi’s Persepolis at Rabbit Hole Studio, in Dumbo, at 8:30pm. Doors open at 8pm.
  • NYC: Ancient Sci-Fi Update, Pavel Kraus and Megan Burns, at The Proposition, through March 13.
  • NYC: Cooking with Gallery Beat, a live talk show with Paul H-O and Dr. Lisa, featuring Phoebe Hoban, Peter Bolte, John Lee, Pat Daugherty and Jen Friedman, at BravinLee Programs, this Saturday at 6pm.
  • Valhalla, N.Y.: Oona Stern: The Reluctant Naturalist, at Westchester Community College, through Feb. 26.

The Digest. 01.19.11.

Jeff Soto, in Miami. (Photo by Luna Park.)

Calendar. 01.11.11.

An image by Ripo. His solo show Don’t Get Me Wrong, opens at Galería Cosmo in Barcelona, this Friday at 8pm. (Image courtesy of Ripo.)

  • Seattle: Carolina Silva, Against Gravity (or the Oddity of the Flooded Land), at Lawrimore Project, through Jan. 29.
  • L.A.: Classic Photographs Los Angeles, at the Helms Daylight Studio, in Culver City, this Saturday and Sunday only.
  • L.A.: Fierce, a one-night exhibit featuring Anthony Lister, at THIS Los Angeles, this Friday at 7pm.
  • Stanford, Calif.: Art Censorship Issues, A screening of David Wojnarowicz’s Fire in My Belly’ and panel discussion, which will include artist Enrique Chagoya (who recently had a piece of his smashed in Colorado), at Annenberg Auditorium at Stanford, this Wednesday, at 5pm.
  • Chicago: Nicholas Knight, Declaimed, at 65Grand, this Friday at 7pm.
  • NYC: Maximum Perception, a performance festival, at English Kills, this Friday and Saturday, 7pm-midnight.
  • NYC: Trespass, a group show, at Pandemic Gallery in Williamsburg, opens this Saturday at 7pm.
  • NYC: Piotr Uklálnski, Discharge!, at Gagosian Gallery, on Madison Avenue, opens Wednesday.
  • NYC: Imeday Imeday Ollarday Icklenay, at Allegra LaViola, next public performance this Wednesday at 6pm.
  • NYC: R. Luke Dubois: A More Perfect Union, at Bitforms, opens Thursday at 6:30pm.
  • NYC: Ray K. Metzer, at Laurence Miller Gallery, through Feb. 26.
  • NYC: Deborah Brown, The Bushwick Paintings, at Lesley Heller Workspace, opens Wednesday.

C-Mon Giveaway Extravaganza: Stikman Calendar!!

Hey Folks:

The elusive street artist Stikman has given me a copy of his lovingly crafted 2011 wall calendar for a giveaway. Let’s just say y’all are lucky I don’t keep this one for myself.

Leave a comment and this little piece of Fun in the Sun could be all yours.


P.S. Been having a little work done on the site, so things may look janky until everything is sorted out.

My ARTnews story on Street Art.

Hey Folks:

The January 2011 of ARTnews magazine is hitting stands with a cover story I wrote about the new shape of street art. Specifically, it’s a look at the more abstract, geometric, sculptural and conceptual interventions going down in cities across the globe. (That’s Spanish artist Nuria Mora featured on the cover.) You can read the story online, but may I recommend picking up the mag. The article is illustrated with all kinds of incredible pictures, which you won’t be able to see otherwise.

As part of this, there’s a couple of street art-related tomes that really deserve a plug: Trespass: A History of Uncommissioned Urban Art and Urban Interventions: Personal Projects in Public Spaces. These are two very thoughtful books devoted to the subject. Definitely check ‘em out.

As always, thank you for reading!


The Digest. 12.13.10.

Eko. (Image courtesy of Eko.)

The Digest. 08.23.10.

Un gato. (Photo by Yvonne Connasse.)

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