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RECAP of past few months….

5 Aug

I know I know theres no excuse on why I haven’t posted anything in the last month. I been so busy with project I haven’t been able to keep up with the blog.

SO I’m about to play catch up. This year has been a whirlwind- so much work I felt overwhelmed at times. But now I am looking back and reflecting a bit on what went down. SO this post will be more of a recap. Lets see, I completed 6 Teaching artist residencies this year and a few shows, some walls, a piano project, and now a solo exhibition in Tel Aviv…. Heres some flicks of the past few months. Hope you’re all well!

Sing For Hope Piano Project:

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GILF! Ladies wall collaboration in Bushwick with Vexta, Cake, Sheryo, Elle and Gilf!

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Bushwick Collective Mural

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Welling Court Mural Project (collaboration with Olek)

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More on my next post about my TLV show and travels. Thanks for all your continued support!!!!

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Art Basel Recap

12 Dec

Back to back- nonstop this fall!!! I’m so ready for a rested vacation on the beach somewhere secluded. No rest for me until after my next solo show at Weldon Arts this winter. For this art basel me and my studio collective went to Miami to do a show at Miami Light Project. We did an exhibition entitled PREMIERE and an exterior mural production. It was so much fun! Thanks to the staff at Miami Light Project- Beth Boone, Sevim, Rebekah, Estelle, Megan, Simone and Justin. Thanks to Clyde Valentin from Hi Arts, George at All the Right and Scott and Steve from Ur place for sponsoring the event. We appreciate all the support! Check out the select photos below.

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IMG_4839QA, KET, and PHETUS having fun during installation.

IMG_4842Carlos Mare striking a pose after installing his sculpture.

IMG_4848Ket getting it in at Miami Light Project for his installation.

IMG_4859Ezo doing a FREE AGENTS piece at Miami Light Project.

IMG_4864Dinner at Lost & Found- Phetus signs a polaroid that Ket took of us. Haven’t laughed this hard in a LOOOOONG time- good times

IMG_4885FREE AGENTS piece complete by Ezo.

IMG_4888AM prints hanging at Miami Light Project.

IMG_4892Phetus, Mare, and Beth Boone at Miami Light Project.

IMG_4905Me during opening night – photo by Ket.

IMG_4909Ket during opening night at MLP.

IMG_4915Phetus opening night.

IMG_4918Beth Boone and Tomas at MLP.

IMG_4922Queen Andrea opening night.

IMG_4926Klass reppin his subway maps. KLASSMATIC!

IMG_4931EZO opening night showing his amazing resin coated paintings.

IMG_4963Phetus getting down on the lift wearing an ALL THE RIGHT sponsored tee.

IMG_5029Beth hooked up these banners that were displayed in the city during Art Basel. Such a great surprise!!!

IMG_5068Our last night celebrating with Beth at Wynwood Cafe.

IMG_5085Roll call on the wall with thanks to MLP, Hi Arts and All the Right.

IMG_5098My installation at MLP.

IMG_5106Megan and Estelle holding it down during closing night:) Thanks for all your support ladies!

IMG_5111My fertility goddess rug displayed during the show- these can be purchased at http://www.urplace.com

IMG_5132Because we had such little time I had to finish painting until the very last minute. This wall was complete at 4:30 am and I had to be at the airport by 5am. No sleep!!! See you next year MIAMI!!!!!

 

 

Bronx Wall 2012

28 Sep

Last week I painted in the BX with Clark & Erotica. Good times, good vibes and good weather.

Check the slideshow below. Shout out to Clark & Erotica for the invite and for Lenny holding down the sticker production. Lots coming up so stay tuned…

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5 pointz Mural

10 Jul

Hey all,

Been on the grind for the past few months and now that summer is here I’m excited to be out on the streets painting. Here’s a piece I recently did at 5 pointz. Check it. Image

Welling Court Mural Project 2012

21 Jun

I always enjoy working with Alison and Garrison on The Welling Court Mural Project. I love the community, they are so cool and make all the artists feel welcome. It’s great to do art work in the boro I hail from and of course working with my friends is the best feeling ever! This year I had my friend Kuky from Spain who is a street artist so we collabo’d. The music was bumping, great vibes, good food and of course good peeps. What more can you ask for in a block party!!! Peep the flicks.

 

BUSHWICK OPEN STUDIOS- The Stairwell Project

21 Jun

This year I was invited to participate in Bushwick’s Open Studio. TATU for Xmental University brought me on board to create a mural for The Stairwell Project in Ridgewood. It was a great turn out supported by community leaders, locals, artists and of course some of the youth from Xmental U. Peep some of the photos to see how we rocked out! A special thank you to Bridgette and Tatu for making this jam a great unforgettable experience.

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Eric Orr, Sienide and Bridgette taking a break.

TATU introducing me to the community leaders.

Wow- I was high up there on that ladder, first time I did a stairwell production- thanks for all your help Sienide:)

Marthalicia Mattarita gets down as well- the ladies in da HOUSE!!!

My finished angel ascending to heaven.

Time to cut the ribbon for the STAIRWELL MURAL PROJECT:)

Welling Court Mural Project

13 Jun

Please come through Saturday for this amazing mural project in Queens organized by Adhoc’s Alison & Garrison. I LOVE PAINTING at this event- the community there is awesome. This year a few more ladies will be featured for the event.

COME THRU!

MEDIA ADVISORY – Friday, June 8, 2012 CONTACT: Garrison Buxton, Owner/Director – 917.602.2153 / info@adhocart.org

AD HOC ART CONTINUES MAJOR PUBLIC MURAL PROJECT COMPRISING 60+ INTERNATIONAL ARTISTS REPRESENTING OVER 50 YEARS OF STREET ART

— An Art Event Celebrating the Streets, Solidarity, Community, and Culture —

WHEN: Opening Saturday, June 16th, 2012 from noon until 9pm. Afterwards: viewable 24/7/365, so enjoy!

WHAT: The community of Welling Court in Queens, New York first asked Ad Hoc Art to help them spruce up their neighborhood in 2009. Honored to do so, Ad Hoc Art rose to the occasion in May 2010 by organizing a project fitting for the diverse, enthusiastic, and energetic inhabitants. One year later, Ad Hoc assembled another spectacular crew of legendary and groundbreaking artists spanning more than 50 years of activity for the 2nd Annual Welling Court Mural Project. Now in its 3rd year, the project has received remarkable global acclaim and continues to garner support and momentum as more walls, artists, and public art enthusiasts compound those successes.

This third round is not to be missed as ever-more art and eyes visit this Queens gem. To celebrate, the community’s annual block party coincides with the project’s opening, featuring cuisine and music from the ethnically diverse and multi-talented hosts. Whereas this tiny neighborhood is providing some major hospitality, it cannot provide for the attendees en masse, so please think of this as a big social-picnic-potluck-art-fun-action and bring some of your favorite tasty foods, beverages, or other contribution to share with your fellow revelers. If you would like to offer help or assistance to the artists, items always useful are: exterior bucket paint, paint rollers/brushes, spray paint, acrylic paint, exterior primer, etc. If none of those options suite your fancy and/or you would like to contribute some fiscal support, we will be taking donations at the event.

Volunteers Needed: If you would like to help out in another fashion, there are many ways to get involved, as The Welling Court Mural Project is an all-volunteerevent, from the project organizers to the people who help spread the word and take care of the attendees, to the artists creating the work, we need your help to make it as amazing as possible. For general volunteer questions, please contact us at info@adhocart.org

The project transforms several city blocks into a 24/7 street-level gallery, bringing art from around the world directly to the heart of this community and NYC. Renowned artists with deep roots in the street movement have created site- specific works for this project and your perusal. This fresh array of visual experiences provides new contexts for how people working, visiting, and living in this diverse cultural gem of Queens think about and interact with their environment.

Artists represented this year:

Alice Mizrachi, Alison Buxton, Beau Stanton, Billy Mode, Brian Life, Caleb Neelon, Celso, Cern, Chris Cardinale, Chris Stain, Clown Soldier, CR, CRASH, Cycle, Dan Witz, Darkclouds, Deborah Yoon, Don Leicht, Ellis Gallagher, Free5, Fumero, Gaia, Garrison Buxton, Greg Lamarche, Hell Bent, Joe Iurato, John Breiner, John Fekner, Katie Yamasaki, Kimyon Huggins, Lady Pink, Logik One, Lmnop, Mare139, Mensen, Michael Alan, Mint & Serf, Mr. Kiji, Never, Pablo Power, Peat Wollaeger, Queen Andrea, R. Nicholas Kuszyk, Rene Gagnon, ROA, Royce Bannon, Sheryo, Sinned, Skewville, Sofia Maldonado, Spaze, Stormie Mills, Subtexture, The Wretched Rapture Crew, The Yok, Thundercut, TooFly, Veng RWK, Zam, Zéh Palito, & more…

* In addition to the murals and festivities, there are special events and projects happening throughout the day with…

** Music to boot{y}!!! Super smooth DJ’s Sleptember and Kimyon with blend sublime block party beats to tickle your eardrums and keep you moving all day long. Bring food, water, dancing shoes and prepare for seeing some great art & shaking some body parts.

WHO: Ad Hoc Art + Artists + The Community of Welling Court + You WHERE: 11-98 Welling Court {@ 30th Ave & 12th Street}, Astoria, Queens 11102

TO GET THERE: * By Public Transit: Take the N or W train to 30th Ave. Then: 1) walk 10-15 minutes down 30th Ave or; 2) take the Q18 west down 30th Ave to 12th St. * By Car/Other: Here is a link to the street map: http://tinyurl.com/2e7whgo

YOUR ATTENDANCE AND COVERAGE IS ENCOURAGED & INVITED.