Shows We Love :: Poster Boy – Street Alchemy – It’s about freaking time that our compadre from another madre goes BIG. We have a good feeling PB is gonna come out with guns blazing- We’re just hoping it’s not in a literal sense- Ha!
Veteran street artist, Dan Witz describes the various techniques – both classical and digital – he implements in his upcoming solo exhibit, Moshpits, Human and Otherwise at the Jonathan LeVine Gallery from June 30 – July 30, 2011.
On the eve of the opening reception for her solo show, Bailarinas, at the Jonathan LeVine Gallery, Miss Van delves into her artistic evolution and her approach to this body of work which is on view until June 25, 2011.
JR’s collaborative Inside Out project is now installed at the Pompidou Center in Paris through September 5, 2011. Friends We Love had a chance to experience the JR photo booth or Cabine Photographique at the TED conference earlier this year and printed out an impressively large self-portrait, which was beyond fun. This same process is part of the installation in Paris. One beautiful addition to the portraits is a bindi – the Hindu forehead symbol intended as a reminder of our spiritual connection to source. Once again, JR gathers, inspires and ignites us to do more than just observe. – Moni Vargas
Artist and friend we love, Ian Kuali’i will be presenting new works at the 58 Gallery in Jersey City with an opening on Friday, June 3, 2011. Kuali’i's solo exhibition, Ox Blood, consists of various media including paper cut-out, stencil, aerosol, acrylic, ink and even stolen billboards. We met Ian as he apprenticed with one of our favorite artists, Doze Green. Since, Ian has been a great supporter of Friends We Love so if you’re in the area, please stop by! – Moni Vargas
Our friend, Ellis Gallagher, AKA Ellis G., will be exhibiting an array of his work, including installations, at Brooklyn’s Mighty Tanaka Gallery. If you’re not familiar with Ellis G.’s work, make sure to see our Axis profile & 120 Seconds with Ellis. The Axis doc has been screened in over 37 cities around the world through the Bicycle Film Festival and been shown on Current TV to 51 million homes. Now, you have a chance to see his work live & meet him in person! You don’t want to miss it. – Moni Pineda
Swoon and Upper Playground Present:
The Walki Print for The Konbit Shelter Project
New York based artist, Swoon, has teamed with creative lifestyle brand, Upper Playground, to release the limited edition Walki print – 100% of the proceeds from the print will go towards support of The Konbit Shelter Project. The Konbit Shelter Project was created with the idea that a group of artists, engineers, architects and builders could pool their individual knowledge, resources and time to make a lasting difference in post-earthquake Haiti.