Imminent Disaster interviewed over at Juxtapoz…

“With a moniker like Imminent Disaster, you know you’re dealing with something heavy. This Brooklyn-based artist has been wheatpasting the streets for the past four years and now turns her attention to a highly anticipated gallery show at Los Angeles’ Thinkspace gallery.” – JUXTAPOZ

Check out the full interview here:
http://www.juxtapoz.com/Features/back-talk-with-imminent-disaster

Keep up with Disaster here:
http://xodisaster.wordpress.com/

‘Refuge’
Featuring new works and an installation from Imminent Disaster and Armsrock

Opening reception: Fri, March 12th 7-11PM

Thinkspace
4210 Santa Monica Blvd in Silver Lake area of Los Angeles
www.thinkspacegallery.com

* This will be the last show at our Silver Lake location before we make the jump to Culver City this April. Don’t miss it!!!

See you in Miami – here’s your roadmap for Art Basel week…

Aqua Art_card front (Large)

Art Basel kicks off this week in Miami, and with it over 20 additional art fairs around the city – all playing host to almost 1,000 international galleries. To say this is a must see event in person is a huge understatement. Your eyes will be bleeding on the way home giving new meaning to the term sensory overload.

We’re happy to be taking part again this year in all the fun. Look for Thinkspace at Aqua Art Miami in the Wynwood district at booth #25 showing new works from: Allison Sommers, Brett Amory, Brian Viveros, Dabs Myla, Damon Soule, Ekundayo, Imminent Disaster, Joao Ruas, Kris Lewis, Mr. Jago, Nathan DeYoung, Sarah Joncas, Scott Radke, Seth Armstrong, Tony Philippou, Tran Nguyen, and Yosuke Ueno. Please check out a condensed road map of the main fairs we’ll be hitting up as well as a breakdown of all the special events worth checking out while in Miami below. This is by no means a full listing of all the fairs or special events, but these are the main events happening that feature artists and galleries from our movement. There will be much to discover out of sheer happenstance once in Miami. Can’t wait!

Aqua Art Miami:
(42 NE 25th Street (at North Miami Ave) in the Wynwood Arts District, near important venues like the Rubell Collection and many others)

Noteworthy galleries taking part:
Thinkspace
Yves Laroche
Murphy Design
Bold Hype
White Walls
Shooting Gallery
Harold Golen Gallery
Black Maria Gallery

Plus a large outdoor mural from Greg Gossel and daily screenings of ‘Scribble.08’ from Murphy Fine Art Flims in the Aqua Video Lounge

Press / VIP Preview (invite only): Thurs, Dec. 3rd 10AM-1PM

Gen Art Vanguard Official Party: Thurs, Dec. 3rd 8-11PM (*tickets required)

Public Hours:
Thursday, December 3: 1pm – 7pm / Friday, December 4: 11am – 7pm / Saturday, December 5: 11am – 7pm / Sunday, December 6: 11am – 4pm

$15 Admission

In Wynwood, Aqua will run shuttles from Pulse at the Ice Palace, from the Midtown fairs (Art Miami and Red Dot), and possibly from Scope

http://www.aquaartmiami.com/wyn.html

Art Basel:
(located at the Miami Beach Convention Center via entrances on Convention Center Drive (Hall D) and Washington Avenue (Hall B))

Noteworthy galleries taking part:
Blum & Poe
Deitch Projects
Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin
Roberts & Tilton
Tony Shafrazi Gallery

Fair Hours:
Opening Reception for invited guests: Wednesday, December 2nd from 5 to 8 p.m.

Public Show Days:
Thursday, December 3rd to Saturday, December 5th: Daily from noon to 8 p.m / Sunday, December 6th: noon to 6 p.m.

One-Day Ticket $35 Two-Day Ticket $55 Permanent Pass $75
www.artbaselmiamibeach.com

SCOPE:
(new location in the Wynwood Arts District – SOHO Studios – 2136 NW 1st Avenue – enter at NW 21st St.)

Noteworthy galleries taking part:
Carmichael Gallery
New Image Art
David B. Smith Gallery
Irvine Contemporary
Jonathan LeVine Gallery
Joshua Liner Gallery
Opus Gallery
Sloan Fine Art
Eyestorm
Wilde
Anonymous
Mauger Modern Art

There will also be a special exhibition entitled “Chimera” curated by David Hunt (director of SCOPE’s curatorial committee and Jonathan LeVine) which will take place at the fair and it will feature new large-scale works by: Pedro Barbeito, Melissa Brown, Doze Green, Luis Macias, Christof Mascher, Jeff Soto, Fernando Mastrangelo, Dave McDermott, Ted O’Sullivan, Christoph Steinmeyer, Ouattara Watts, Andrzej Zielinski, Kevin Zucker, and Stephan Doitschinoff aka CALMA

Plus Ellis G. will be out doing a special project for SCOPE involving his chalk shadows throughout the fair and surroundings and Gaia will be doing a 40 foot long mural inside of SCOPE as well as special projects from several of the Primary Flight artists throughout.

First View for all VIPs and Press:
Wednesday, December 2nd 10am-6pm ($100 donation also available for non-VIP pass holders)

Fair Hours:
Thursday, December 3rd to Saturday, December 6th 10am-7pm / Sunday, December 7th 10am-6pm

Admission:
General $20

http://www.scope-art.com/Index.php/miami/

Pulse:
(new location – The Ice Palace – 1400 North Miami Avenue in Miami’s media and entertainment district)

Noteworthy galleries taking part:
Richard Heller Gallery
Mark Moore Galllery
Spinello Gallery

Fair Hours:
Wednesday, December 2nd 10am – 3pm / Thursday, December 3rd to Saturday, December 5th 10am – 6pm / Sunday, December 7 10am – 5pm

General Admission $15.00

http://www.pulse-art.com

NADA
(new location – The Deauville Beach Resort – 6701 Collins Avenue in Miami Beach)

Opening Reception: Thurs, Dec. 3rd 10AM-2PM (invite only)

Fair Hours:
Thursday, Dec 3rd 2pm to 8pm / Friday, Dec 4th 10am to 8pm / Saturday, Dec 5th 10am to 8pm / Sunday, Dec 6th 10am to 4pm

Admission: Free to public

http://www.newartdealers.org/miami/2008/

‘Primary Flight’ – outside street level mural project
The world’s largest site-specific street level mural installation will be taking place daily all week long during Art Basel. Check out the site for full details and a map of all the action.

Artists taking part this year include Augor, Bask, C215, Case, Dabs Myla, Jim Darling, D*Face, Dolla Lama, Ellis G., Ewok, Kenny Scharf, Parskid, Push, Shepard Fairey, Meggs, Michael De Feo, Ron English, El Mac, Logan Hicks, Kenton Parker, Rime, Risk, Santiago Rubino, Retna, Reyes, Revok, Jeff Soto, Tes One, Sever, The London Police, Tristan Eaton, Zevs, and many more

http://primaryflight.com/blog/

‘Blueprint For Space’ – Primary Flight group show
Art Center South Florida Gallery
800 Lincoln Road at Meridian Ave in Miami Beach

Group show featuring works from several of the artists taking part in this year’s ‘Primary Flight’ mural project including Augor, Bask, C215, Jim Darling, D*Face, Shepard Fairey, Meggs, Michael De Feo, Ron English, El Mac, Logan Hicks, Kenton Parker, Santiago Rubino, Retna, Reyes, Revok, Jeff Soto, Tes One, Zevs, and many more

Opening Reception: Wed, Dec. 2nd 8-10PM

On view:
Dec. 1st – Jan, 2nd, 2010 (free admission)

http://primaryflight.com/blog/blue-print-for-spaceart-basel-2009
www.artcentersf.org

‘STAGES’ Group Show
888 Biscayne Blvd. in Miami

Opening Reception: Thurs, Dec. 3rd (invite only – featuring a performance by Atlas Sound)

Open to the public: December 4th – December 6th

Seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong and Nike are bringing STAGES (a global art exhibition which raises funds and awareness for the fight against cancer) to Miami for Art Basel – presented in part by O.H.W.O.W. – the list of artists include Geoff McFetridge, the Clayton Brothers, Cai Guo-Qiang, KAWS, Futura, Kenny Scharf, Erik Parker, Tom Sachs, José Parlá, Shepard Fairey, Os Gemeos, and more

http://www.stages09.com

Jeffrey Deitch & Tony Goldman present ‘The Wynwood Walls’
Goldman Warehouse (404 NW 26th Street at 2nd Avenue in Miami)

Opening Reception:
Thurs, Dec. 3rd 8-11PM with a performance by New Orleans bounce diva Big Freedia & DJ Rusty Lazer

Featuring outdoor murals from:
Aiko, Jim Drain, Shepard Fairey, Stelios Faitakis, Futura, Barry McGee, Nunca, Os Gemeos, Nina, Finok, Ara Peterson, Clare Rojas, Kenny Scharf, Swoon, David Ellis, and Ben Wolf

Download a map of the murals here:
http://bulkmail.deeptechinc.com/images/wynwood_walls_map.pdf

Ethos solo show
Opening Reception: Thurs, Dec. 3rd

On view Dec. 3rd – Jan. 20th, 2010

101/exhibit
101 NE 40th Street in Miami
www.101exhibit.com

David Lynch & Danger Mouse
‘Dark Night Of The Soul’ featuring over 50 original photographs by David Lynch which are displayed alongside an accompanying soundtrack by Danger Mouse and Sparklehorse

~PLUS~

‘It Ain’t Fair’ Group Show
Featuring works from over 30 artists including the likes of KAWS, Todd James, Scott Campbell, Neck Face, Jose Parla, Erik Parker, Kenny Scharf, Eric White, Aaron Young and many more

Opening Reception: Wed, Dec. 2nd

December 2nd – 6th

Opening night will feature a special rooftop performance by French symphonic composer Koudlam alongside a jumbo outdoor screening of Cyprien Gaillard’s ‘Crazy Horse’ accompanied by explosions and visual effects

O.H.W.O.W. Gallery
3100 NW 7 Avenue in Miami
http://www.oh-wow.com/

Multiversal + Feminality Group Shows
December 3rd – 6th 5pm – 10pm (free admission)
American Legion in the Miami Modern District
6445 NE 7th Ave

Featuring a custom art toy expo including some of the top toy customizers in the business, live painting by Tara McPherson, Buff Monster, Kano, Phetus, Mear One and more, a South Florida room showcasing local famous talent (such as Skot Olsen), live music during and after gallery hours featuring iMayDay!, Fusik, Shawn Chrystopher among others, and the ‘School of Hard Knocks’ which highlights the best and brightest art by students, alumni and professional faculty from The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale and the Miami International University of Art & Design – in total over 150 artists will be taking part in this special event – check the site for the full lineup of artists in the accompanying group shows

www.MultiversalGroupShow.com

Graffiti Gone Global group show
3252 NE 1st Avenue, Suite 101 in Miami

Opening Reception:
Thurs, Dec. 3rd (exact details not confirmed)

General Hours:
Friday, December 4th: 12 – 8pm / Saturday, December 5th: 12 – 9pm / Sunday, December 6th: 12 — 3pm

Curated by James and Karla Murray, authors of best-selling titles Store Front-The Disappearing Face of New York, Miami Graffiti, Broken Windows and Burning New York, the exhibition will feature a selection of work from today’s top street artists.

Exhibiting artists include: 131 Projects (Argentina), Aiko Nakagawa (Japan), Armogedon 2057 (Armenia), Billi Kid (Colombia), Crome (Miami), Cycle (NYC), David Cooper (NYC), Doze Green (NYC), Ewok One 5MH (NYC), Flip (Brazil), Ghost aka Cousin Frank (NYC), Jana Joana (Brazil), Lady Pink (Ecuador), Nina (Brazil), Shiro (Japan), Smael (Brazil), Sofia Maldonado (Puerto Rico), Suiko (Japan) and Vitché (Brazil).

http://graffitigoneglobal.blogspot.com/

Art Whino: MIAMI
Art from two separate traveling exhibitions, ‘Life Essentials’ and ‘Old Skoolin’’ will be brought together in Miami for the first time – over 150 artists taking part

Charcoal Studios (Across the street from Scope)
2135 NW 1st Ave. in Miami

Press Preview: Wed, Dec. 2nd 11am-5pm
Artists/Exhibitor Mixer: Wed, Dec. 2nd 5pm-8pm
VIP and Press Cocktail: Wed, 8pm-Midnight

General Admission: Thurs, Dec. 3rd – Sat, Dec. 5th 11am-8pm

Reception with musical performance: Thurs, Dec. 3rd 8PM-Midnight ($30 admission*)

* Admission includes complimentary food samplings by Urbanite Bistro and complimentary beverages

http://www.artwhino.com/miami/

The official after-party bar of Art Basel 2009

Max Fish – 20 Year Anniversary
28 NE 14th Street in Miami

In celebration of the 20th Anniversary of this legendary New York City bar , a functioning bar in downtown Miami has been taken over and will feature an art installation created out of core elements of the Lower East Side location and will feature a full lineup of live bands and DJ’s performing nightly during the week as well as movie screenings in an outdoor space

For a full lineup of the bands and all the action:
http://www.oh-wow.com/upcoming/maxfish/

Please swing by and see us at Aqua – booth #25 – if you make it down to Miami this coming week.

Beautiful new piece from Imminent Disaster

Imminent Disaster on the streets close up (piece for Aqua)

A beautiful new piece was recently placed on the streets of New York by Imminent Disaster. We’ll actually be featuring a version of this piece next month at the Aqua Art Fair in Miami during Art Basel. Disaster has also recently released a limited hand-touched print featuring a close-up image of this piece. Check that out and more at her new site here.

Imminent Disaster on the streets (piece for Aqua)

Look for Disaster to make her return to Los Angeles this coming March alongside ARMSROCK for a special joint show at Thinkspace. Can’t wait!

Keep up with Disaster here and check out a great interview she did with Juxtapoz here.

*Images courtesy of Gaia & Vandalog

Know Hope opens debut LA solo show @ Carmichael…

Israeli artist Know Hope (pictured above) opened his debut LA solo show, ‘the times won’t save you (this rain smells of memory)’, at Carmichael Gallery last night to a very enthusiastic crowd.
The focal point of the show was his 400 sq ft installation featuring over 30,000 hand-cut rain drops, a handmade city constructed of old cardboard boxes and several life size renditions of his signature characters. As a whole, it was breathtaking. With the lighting low, the mood that was set was just perfect.

Know Hope installation close up views (above and below)…

It was awesome to see his ‘The Anytimes’ paper worked into the installation. The gallery should have some copies of this special paper still on hand, so be sure to roll through and grab a copy.

In addition to his incredible install, Know Hope also presented a series of smaller works all on cardboard, that complimented four of his larger framed works that all highlighted his dizzying diorama skills. All in all, a great debut solo show for Know Hope and one that is sure to have folks talking for a while. Don’t sleep on this guy, so much great and affordable work in this show.

Close up of one of Know Hope‘s intense diorama pieces…

While talking to Know Hope I learned he’d be going on to NYC now after this, for a special installation project at a non-profit venue that just popped up. So watch for more on that soon…

The crowd grew thick as the night drew on…

Also opening last night, and causing much discussion, was the ‘Moodswings’ group show in the back, where the large new work from Asbestos (shown above) stole the show.

Also featured was some amazing new works from Imminent Disaster (above and below). The new work is showing continued growth and maturity and we’re eager to see what she creates for her return to Los Angeles next year when she hits Thinkspace again alongside ARMSROCK.

Though not to be outdone, the up and coming Bumblebee rocked things and had but one piece left when we left at 1030PM (see images of his work below). Go Bumblebee!!!

The ever elusive Bumblebee…

One of his signature hive pieces installed in an old vacant phonebooth. AMAZING.

Detail shot of the above phonebooth piece. This lil’ roller, is created from a nail, a paperclip and some sculpey modeling clay. Insane detail and looks so good.

Bumblebee flies high over LA…

Both shows on view through July 2nd

Carmichael Gallery
1257 N. La Brea Avenue in West Hollywood

Tons of love for thinkspace in new issue of Juxtapoz…

A full-page of opening night shots from ‘Mostly Memory’ with ELBOW-TOE and ARMSROCK and ‘Life Sentence’ with Jon Todd are included in the ‘Pop Life’ section…

Plus a ‘Showstoppers’ feature for our current exhibition ‘From the Streets of Brooklyn’

Pick up the new issue of Juxtapoz on stands now with cover art from the one and only Mars-1

CommandaX interviews Imminent Disaster…

Below is a lil’ excerpt of the intro to the in-depth interview just posted by our good friend CommandaX over at her blog Erratic Phenomena with NY based artist Imminent Disaster (now showing in our project room as part of ‘From the Streets of Brooklyn’):

Disaster’s graceful, flowing work combines the concept of impermanence, disintegration and the cruelty of time with political themes about power, poverty and the position of women in society. “For some reason I’ve always been drawn to a macabre and cynical view of the world,” she admits. Yet her work, despite its gravity, isn’t depressing. Rather, it has a haunting, ethereal quality that’s quite rare in street art.

Many of Disaster’s pieces are inspired by the sort of history recounted in books like Luc Sante’s Low Life, a fascinating exploration of New York’s underbelly between 1840 and 1920, but she also blends in Latin influences gathered during her extensive travels in Argentina, Chile, Bolivia and Peru. “I am really fascinated by the whole South American continent and want to continue to get to know it better,” she explained in an interview with NY Art Beat. “There’s a certain authenticity in their lifestyle that I think our culture has lost in its quest for commodities.”

Read the full Erratic Phenomena interview with Disaster here. We highly recommend checking it out if you’ve a bit of time to kill as it provides some great insight into Disaster’s highly-detailed and thought provoking work.

Be sure to make it out to check out her installation in our project room before it comes down on February 6th. Check out pics here, just in case you can’t make it. Also, get stoked, as we sure the hell are… Disaster will be back in March 2010 in a 2-person show alongside ARMSROCK. More on that soon, as we are still in the midst of one of the coolest installs to ever grace our gallery, so be sure to swing through if you get the chance. View works from the show here.

Keep up with Disaster here.

‘From the Streets of Brooklyn’ – the install @ thinkspace continues…

The installation process for ‘From the Streets of Brooklyn’ continues at Thinkspace. Look to Arrested Motion and Daily DuJour for add’l behind the scenes shots to be posted in the coming days, as well as over at the Wooster Collective.

Imminent Disaster is just flat out killing it with her massive installation in our project room (see shots above and below). Crazy thing is… she’s just getting started. Can’t wait for you all to see this!

We’ll be posting some great shots tomorrow of Gaia and Rachel Lowing getting busy on their installation in our front entry way… then Thursday Ellis G. arrives into town… oh yeah!