“Rouge” group show at Cone Gallery

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I wish that I could be in LA for this one. Some of my favorite artists will be showing at the upcoming summer group show at the Cone Gallery. From the OBEY blog:

Inspired by recent travels to Paris, Katherine Cone Gallery is pleased to present
a summer group exhibition, titled Rouge. The exhibition consists of original
works of art that will include the color red by renowned artists Edith Baumann,
Sean Cheetham, John Eden, EL MAC, Shepard Fairey, John Van
Hamersveld, Brad Howe, Eric Pedersen, DeWain Valentine, and Suzan
Woodruff.

KATHERINE CONE GALLERY Presents
Rouge
A Summer Group Exhibition
July 20 – August 24, 2013
Opening Reception: Saturday, July 20, 2013 /6-9 pm

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Revok and Pose on the Bowery Mural

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Revok and Pose opened a joint exhibit at Jonathan Levine Gallery over the weekend. In connection with the opening, they took over the famous mural spot on Houston and Bowery. I rolled by and snapped them last week while they were working on it. The image above it is the final product.

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More recent JB originals

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Ever since I fell into the intstagram trap, I feel like I have had a real camera with me less and less on a day to day. Now that instagram is starting to suck more and more, I have been a lot more inclined to start carrying a real camera with me again. I have not regretted it. A lot of the stuff that I snapped is pure throw-away material. But I’m not sad about having shot it. These are a few of the snaps that I have come up with in the past couple of days, just from being out and about. I know that they aren’t anything amazing. But it just feels good to put down the phone and have a real camera in my hands on a daily basis, again.

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NYC 150 1-second clips

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I saw this video posted on like 10 of the sites that I read before I finally watched it. I’m sure glad that I finally did. I love this kind of stuff. And when I see things like this I always feel kind of jealous that I’m not the one who came up with the idea. San Francisco filmmaker Brian Emerick gives us this gem of 150 1-second long clips of New York City. He shot it all on a 7D, slowed it down with FCP X, and put a VSCO filter on it. The result is buttery. Watch below–

 

NYC: One Sec Shots from SDP on Vimeo.

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latest from el mac in denmark

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El Mac is at it again, this time going big in Denmark. The piece is titled “Purity of Heart.” I’m loving this Triptych. The image on the left wall is a chromatic negative of the one on the right. So cool. There is also a very cool story behind this piece which Mac shares on his blog:

This was commissioned by Martin Nielsen, who recently renovated this century old orphanage. The murals face a large assisted living facility, and every day I painted I felt an extra sense of obligation to my elderly audience to make something beautiful. I also wanted to paint a powerful, dignified portrait of my friend Dame’s father Fabian, who has been battling cancer for years.
Painting this was an amazing experience. Many thanks to the Nielsen family and Galerie Wolfsen for making this happen. Thanks also, once again, to Ari & Lone for all their help. Thanks to Lacheln & Fabian for posing, and to everyone else that showed support.

 

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Lykke Li X David Lynch ‘I’m waiting here’ Video

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I came across this recently released video today by Lykke Li. Besides being a fan of hers, I was particularly struck by the strong desert imagery in the video. It actually reminded me of some of the locations that I snapped last November in southern NV. I’m not sure if it is nostalgia, or what. But the desert elicits a certain emotional reaction in me that is hard to describe. It is one that I really like.

Anyway, I love the song, and I love the vid. Peep it below

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New indoor installation by Peeta in LDN

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Peeta (not to be confused with the animal rights group) recently completed a large indoor mural at the Saddler’s Wells  Theatre in London. I became a fan of Peeta from the first piece of his that I saw. The way that he bends perception between two and three dimensions is pretty fantastic. For this installation, since he was obviously commissioned and limited placement-wise, I don’t think that the full impact of his work really comes through. It is pretty dope, just the same.

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JR and Jose Parla “Wrinkles of the City, Havana Cuba”

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Stopped by a pretty fantastic art opening last night at the Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery. It was an exhibit showing the collaboration between JR and Jose Parla that went up recently in Cuba. The project is titled “Wrinkles of the City, Havana Cuba.” The show featured large format prints of photos that were taken of the pieces in Cuba. My favorite, is below.

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They also installed a large mural on the side of the gallery (below)

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Definitely worth checking out.

Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery
505 West 24th Street
New York, New York 10011

The Wrinkles of the City, Havana
JR / José Parlá
May 7 – July 12