Drew Merritt’s hyperreal rendering and darkly stylized painting aesthetic jump off the canvas and on to walls for his larger than life murals. Merritt creates compositions set against nondescript areas of negative space to direct focus on the image that is to, his ultimate aim, stir an emotional response. Tomorrow, Friday, May 25th is the last day to view Merritt’s “Slaying Idols,” gallery hours are noon to 6 pm.
Artist Dan Witz has put up pieces from his Is It SafeSanctuary series around the city as a part of the exhibition, and the infamous Stickman left his mark in numerous places around Detroit too.
However, the excitement continues inside the walls of Inner State Gallery as installations and murals are underway. Ghostbeard and Patchwhisky collaborate on a mural for LAX / DTW: DETROIT HUSTLE II, while Meggs constructs a massive installation with the help of Miya Tsukazaki.
Join us this Friday, June 30th from 6 pm to 10 pm for the opening of LAX / DTW: DETROIT HUSTLE II with work from featured artist James Bullough, the completed interior mural from Ghostbeard & Patchwhisky, and installations from Drew Leshko and Meggs, in addition to a group exhibition showcasing the work of over 70 inspiring artists in the New Contemporary art movement.
And don’t forget to take your time while heading to Inner State Gallery too, you don’t want to miss the exterior installations around Detroit by Dan Witz and Skewville.
On view June 30 through July 21
Inner State Gallery
1410 Gratiot Avenue
This past weekend Spanish artist Cinta Vidalcompleted her latest mural in the Napa Valley titled ‘Floating Napa’. This piece is the third mural in the Napa Valley area of Northern California for our curation of the RAD Napa project. Previous murals to infuse the valley with color were done by Felipe Pantoneand a collaborative mural byBezt of Etam Cru and Natalia Rak
Many thanks to the Napa Valley Wine Train for making this one possible.
Photos courtesy of our documentarian Birdman.
Stay tuned as the coming muralists for this summer will be announced soon!
Thinkspace Family member, Michael Reeder executed a new mural in Marina Del Rey on the side of our favorite frame shop in Los Angeles, the Sherman Gallery. The mural was produced by Thinkspace Gallery with special thanks to Graphaid for the hook up on supplies. To view more work by Michael Reed visit the Thinkspace Gallery website.
We’re excited to share with you the official mural line up of Pow! Wow! Hawaii 2017. The week of art and festivities kicks off on February 11th and runs till the 18th, artist and musicians will come together in the Kak’ako neighborhood to create all new murals and installations.
Pow! Wow! Hawaii’s block party runs concurrently alongside the Honolulu Night Market, an exhibition curated by Thinkspace at the Honolulu Museum of Art, a print show with Detroit-based 1xRun, artist talks, “Saving Banksy” documentary premiere, “Art to the Pitch” soccer tournaments, break dancing battles with UDEF, as well as a DIM MAK Anniversary Concert with Steve Aoki presented by Electric Palms and POW! WOW!.
POW! WOW! Hawaii 2017 Visiting Artist Roster
Tavar Zawacki (Above)
POW! WOW! Hawaii 2017 Local Artists