Saturday, March 24, 2012

Countdown to yuri night starts Apr 5th.



Another fun chapter to experience this year with jared davis and crew of Count down to Yuri night.
A celebration of Russia's first astronaut with art. booze, half naked woman and ..oh yeah entertainment!

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Fredericksburg art community

Fredericksburge is a small community in Virginia, where George Washington grew up originally. I was introduced by Gabe Pons who is representing some of my work in the area. Here is clip taken on the first friday of the month which a big creative event. All the galleries and shops exhibit their work , musicians play their tunes fueling as the night life in the old colonial town.




(article)

http://blogs.fredericksburg.com/weekender/2012/03/08/bold-and-powerful-works-at-ponshop-studio-and-gallery/





Gabriel Pons

PONSHOP


712 Caroline Street

Fredericksburg, VA 22401

(540) 656-2215

Mon-Sat 10-6pm, Sun Noon-5pm

Saturday, March 10, 2012

the next big show G40 in Richmond VA

http://artwhino.com/2012g40



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    G40 Art Summit - Richmond, VA
    Month Long 500+ Low Brow Art Exhibits, Musical Performances and
    10 Block Mural Project featuring 13 of the top muralists from around the globe.



    Art Whino returns in 2012 for the Third edition of G40. Following the mission of G40s past, we will once again bring exposure to low brow’s many faces and, as always, present what new facets emerge within this ever growing movement. This year G40 focuses on the "Art of the Mural". In the last 5 years, there have been great bursts of street artists transforming the city’s urban fabric with large scale mural artwork. With their powerful and awe evoking size of over five stories high, these murals transform the landscape of the passerby and create a unique experience to each wall that was once blank and artless.

    This year’s G40 will travel to Richmond, VA. and will become the inaugural opening event of the city’s soon to be announced official art district. By inviting 13 of the top mural artists from around the globe to unleash their creativity to 20 large scale walls in a 10 block radius, it will surely become amazing artistic destination point for years to come. In addition to the large scale murals, we will also present an exhibit in pop up galleries along the main street of the district. With canvas work and installations by each mural artist, these shows will offer the opportunity to experience a more personal scale and a closer look at the execution and detailing of the mural artists' work.

    As in previous years, we will also present a 500+ artist exhibit that will highlight all the genres within the low brow style. This year though instead of concentrating the show in one building we will be in 8 different locations throughout the arts district with an exhibit of more that 50,000sqft in total. In this exhibit we will showcase all the genres within low brow, in this way highlighting the growth of this movement and the versatility of these artists. In Gallery5 we will be premiere "Weapons of Mass Change", a traveling group show to benefit humanitarian missions around the world. Each artist will be transforming weapons, once used to oppress, and re-skinning them as unique works of art in the vain of helping humanity.

    All of these shows combined will activate 10 city blocks with the large scale murals, over 8 storefronts housing the massive G40 Group show and premiering the weapons of Mass Change traveling exhibit. In this way, the G40 Summit will leave its mark on Richmond’s Art District. This show will become a part of the city’s arts culture, which will be further established as the Mural Project becomes a yearly event for the district, creating continuity and in turn helping to solidify Richmond as a major art destination in years to come.

    In addition, Art Whino will make its mark in Richmond’s art scene by joining forces with RVA Magazine to create a new quarterly publication called "WHINO". This magazine will focus on all aspects of the Low Brow culture worldwide. The premiere of the magazine will be launched during the G40 and will bring attention to the inauguration of the Art District with a month long schedule of Musical performances and events.


    Event Locations
    G40 500+ Art Exhibit
    Various Locations
    Click Here for Map & Hours

    Weapons of Mass Change ExhibitGallery5
    200 W. Marshall St.
    Richmond, Virginia 23220

    Outdoor Murals Located in Various locations
    Broad St between N 3rd St and N. Henry StClick Here for Map



    Art Whino Galleryaw 2Art Whino is a DC based art gallery whose mission is to bring together the pioneers and freshest talent from around the world. With over 1200 artists in the Art Whino arsenal, ranging from California to New York, Germany to Japan and beyond, Art Whino has become an all encompassing force in the art world. Exhibitions cover the whole spectrum of new art forms ranging from exposing emerging stencil and wheat pasting artists to showcasing the most skilled leaders of many different genres.
    http://www.artwhino.com/


    RVA Magazine
    rvaFrom day one (April 2005) we set out to lend voice to a subdued creative class of Richmond. RVA has succeeded in creating a brand that searches out the best artists, ideas, events, bands, photographers and culture-jammers Richmond has to offer and gives them a platform for exhibition that "gets" them.
    Access to talented and creative people is to modern business what access to coal and iron ore was to steelmaking. --Richard Florida, economist and author. In a city best known for it's role in the Civil War (insert eye-rolling here,) the battle to be bigger than our past has been formidable. For generations, city leaders have banked on the faded silver of dubious honors - Capital of the Confederacy etc, and ignored the 21st (and 20th) centuries. With world-class schools such as VCU growing organically on their own record of excellence, media giants like the Martin Agency cementing their footprint in our cobblestones, and Fortune 100 companies relocating to attract the hordes of creatives emerging here, Richmond is exploding. New construction and development is rampant in heretofore decaying downtown retail and nightlife centers.
    http://rvamag.com/magazine

    Tuesday, March 6, 2012

    Spanish fly (Michelle)

    Some of the juiciness of my Spanish fly portraits isn't always on the exterior, but the story they represent.

    I met Michelle recently..and I thought she would be a great muse. To my surprise she mused for another artist before, one who's work was published under the same company that published some of my work . Sure its a small world, but it get even smaller, when it happens that Michelle and I have a mutual friend. An ex lover of mine ( from years ago) who she attend grade school with back in Brooklyn.

    She has a sexual confidence and no problem showing it, things that a artist like me looks for and appreciates highly in a muse.

    Although Michelle lives hundreds of miles from me, her and I had made a unique connection that can be traced back over 30 years. And that's why it must be represented in this series of mine. Fate has a funny way of making things flourish.

    (work in progress)