SPECIAL DELIVERY 2012
On Saturday night, September 8, 2012, I and thousands of others witnessed the concrete and steel ruin that is Carbon Warehouse in the old Flint Ink building at 1350 Fourth Street, Berkeley return to technicolor life as a free, underground art gallery.
SABER x #DEFENDTHEARTS
Saber of famed LA graffiti crew The Seventh Letter, sat down with Frank to promote his newest installation, a temporary display in the stratosphere. The installation, dubbed #DefendTheArts is Saber’s response to Mitt Romney, who stated that he would eliminate funding for The National Endowment for the Arts, PBS, and NPR if elected.
ETAM CRU x URBAN FORMS
Urban Forms Project: The basic idea of the project is to create a permanent exhibition of street art in the public space of the strict city center. The exhibition will consist mainly of large paintings on the facades of buildings directly in the city center by prominent representatives of large-format paintings from around the world. In the coming years, the project has to be extended to other urban art objects, such as sculpture, installation, jewelry, etc. street.
KORALIE x WHAT GIRLS WANT
This 2nd installment of our girl activist program introduces you to KORALIE, a french artist who spends her time and spreads her art in various big city. We met this renown street artist in Paris and followed her from her flat where her art is getting thoughts and designed to the street where it lives and gives a unique flavor to everyday’s life.
GATS x VOICE OF ART, PT #3
Follow graffiti artist GATS as he risks his safety and anonymity to paint a poem across the East Bay. The final line proclaiming “The City Is Ours” is completed at a community block party, an apt setting to celebrate how street art can be used to make political statements and enrich the culture of a city.
GATS x VOICE OF ART, PT #2
Oakland police have the community on edge over killings of unarmed youth and repression of free speech. Graffiti Against The System (GATS) and the people of Oakland riot for the murder of Oscar Grant and the closing of Occupy Oakland. Boots Riley gives his first hand account of oppressive police actions while G.A.T.S. and Roberto Miguel prepare their epic city-wide graffiti poem.
GATS x VOICE OF ART, PART #1
Graffiti is a thriving life force in Oakland. Meet GATS (Graffiti Against The System), an artist for whom the city is one endless canvas to connect with the people. Times are rough in “The O,” as GATS plans to write a poem throughout the city. This is the first video in a three part series. Stay tuned for episode #2 and #3 coming soon.
GEOFF McFETRIDGE x AROUND US
None of my ideas seem to come from dreams. More often they seem to come from when I am most awake. – Geoff McFetridge
Ivory & Black Soho proudly presents “Around Us & Between Us”, the first solo exhibition in London since 2005 by the Los Angeles based artist Geoff McFetridge – A multidisciplinary artist without creative boundaries who’s life work ranges from poetry to installation, painting to graphic design and many other practices in between. For his “Around Us & Between Us” exhibition, Geoff has created a series of 10 new acrylic paintings on canvas on his distinctive and reductive style, giving each different subject the same treatment and refinery.
In the artist’s own words: Images are central to my painting. The images are varied, while my treatment of them is very consistent. The imagery is refined to a point of anonymous functionality. The paintings are meant to feel as if they were pulled directly from the lexicon.I paint some things because they are things that I have seen, but more importantly, I believe they are things that the viewer has seen. I am painting from life, but not life purely found in the landscape, but the also psychological, mediated, and transcendental world that infects our consciousness.
ALLISON TORNEROS x HUEMAN NATURE
Promo for Allison Torneros’ solo show at the Design Matters Gallery in LA. Show opens on Saturday Sept. 22, 2012 DMG is pleased to announce “Hueman Nature,” an exhibition of works by Allison Torneros. Torneros sets her gaze upon the human condition and the essential dualities that permeate our lives and consciousness. The show features collaborations with Justin Jackson, Cryptik, and Brandon “Monk” Munoz.