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Call for Artists: American Arts Incubator  
Posted 1/30/14

American Arts Incubator: Request for Qualifications for ArtistsZERO1 is where art meets technology to shape the future. Based in Silicon Valley, ZERO1 is a global hub for creativity and innovation. ZERO1 is calling innovative digital and mural artists with a passion for community-driven art and an interest in international travel to apply to participate in the American Arts Incubator.American Arts Incubator is an international arts exchange program being developed in partnership with the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (E... [more]

Being Hueman: Allison Torneros' New Mural in Los Angeles   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Posted 8/27/13

Growing up in the Bay area and living near San Francisco, artist Allison Torneros saw a fair share of street art. She quickly started making her own art at a young age and eventually got her work into a number of galleries. But she always wanted to create something on a larger surface than a canvas. Now, Torneros works both inside and outside creating murals with spray paint, a medium she remembers as “love at first spray.” Her ethereal, dream-like style now embellishes some Los Angeles walls, m... [more]

Sixty Inches From Center: How Green Star Movement is “Changing the Urban Canvas”   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Posted 8/17/13

As Chicagoans, we are lucky to be exposed to a variety of different forms of public art. Blessed with numerous blank walls, building faces and underpasses, we have a vast “urban canvas” to be transformed into accessible works of art for all to enjoy. Many talented artists have seized the opportunity to turn these spaces into their own creations, and Green Star Movement has played an integral role in marshaling young artists to take part in the transformation of their environment. I ha... [more]

Reflecting Contact: Jaz Interprets Occupy Gezi   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Posted 8/16/13

Three days prior to when Franco Fasoli, aka Jaz, was set to arrive in Istanbul to paint for the Kadiköy Festival protests erupted throughout the city. Originally incited to protect one of the remaining green spaces in the city, Taksim Gezi Park, the demonstrations quickly escalated to become a larger critique of Turkey’s government. Watching from afar while preparing sketches for the mural, Jaz created four different ideas, taking into account his imagery in the context of the surround... [more]

Making an Impression   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Mike Andrews, Joseph Belknap, Sarah Belknap, Katy Cowan, Chelsea Culp, Alan Fleming, Michael Fleming, Jacob Goudreault, Wyatt Grant, Michael Hunter, Andy Jordan, Sofia Leiby, Matt Nichols, Rachel Niffenegger, Mike Paro, Josue Pellot at LVL3 Gallery June 29th, 2013 - July 21st, 2013
Posted 7/13/13

What does it mean to visibly leave an impression on someone else? 2 of a Kind, currently on view at LVL3, begs the question with an exhibition that focuses on the collaborations of sixteen artists, each paired with another, to realize a piece. The concept of the show is not all that radical – loose, and arbitrary at best – but despite itself, the eight pieces within the exhibition present certain relationships within the works that would otherwise go unnoticed in such a large group set... [more]

Immigrants' Fight: Ruben Ubiera's #IamHere Mural Unveiled   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Posted 6/4/13

On May 4, 2013, Ruben Ubiera's #IamHere was unveiled in Wynwood. This unique and subtly subversive mural is the result of a collaborative effort between the artist, his subjects, and the two sponsoring organizations—the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Florida and the Florida Immigrant Coalition (FLIC). The artwork is striking, vibrantly-colored, and unapologetically political: it advocates for a humane immigration reform law that would give undocumented immigrants a path to citizenship. The mur... [more]

The Art of the Wall and the Spirit of Berlin   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Posted 3/7/13

There’s been a lot of talk this week about the current state of the East Side Gallery. Thousands of people, including myself, have expressed their outrage at the city of Berlin and the profit-driven property developers for carelessly dismantling one of the city’s most treasured landmarks. (A current petition on change.org holds over 70,000 signatures.) “It’s a part of history!” we shout. “No more expensive housing!” we plea. Up to this point, the protests and arguments have centered on the Wall as historical artifact and its recent commodification as a site for potential luxury condominiums. Yes, that’s right. They’r... [more]

The San Francisco Fall Antiques Show. Artist Sergey Konstantinov.  
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3/13/12 Posted 3/13/12

Chinese Room. Painting.The San Francisco Fall Antiques Show 2000. Artist Sergey Konstantinov. Art Studio Sergey Konstantinov. Chinese Room. Painting. Oil/board. [more]

Barry McGee Mural, Soho, New York 2010  
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10/22/10 Posted 10/22/10

In the Lower East Side neighborhood I stayed last month in New York, there was a large mural which attracted huge amount of attention. Everyday, I saw people snapped up picture and videotaped it. On the lower one-third of a huge white-washed wall, pink graffiti arabesque of at least the height of four persons, sprawled over unbroken like the style of Cy Twombly.  Upon examining the pictures and video recording, I realized that there were names and other mysterious symbols, though it was too engaging as... [more]

Lace Mural to be extended through January 24, 2010  
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10/7/09 Posted 10/7/09

Jason Yates' wall-drawing Hummer and Ami Tallman's wall-painting Thank You are currently on view in LACE's front gallery. They were both commissioned to debut for LACE's Annual Benefit Art Auction 2009. Ami Tallman is a Los Angeles- based artist who received her MFA from Art Center College of Design in 2006 and her BFA Interdisciplinary Fine Art (emphasis in new genres) from The San Francisco Art Institute in 1999. She recently exhibited her work at LACE in a group show curated by Christ... [more]

Murals  
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9/30/09 Posted 9/30/09

 It was never my intention to become a muralist. To be quite honest I was never sure where my art carrer would take me, only that it would. Like many artists, I was just drawn towards being creative in one way or another. It was just assumed by my young self that it would sort itself out and get back to me on exactly what I should be doing.  And so, here I am. After bopping about various parts of our country I landed in Chicago. Fast forward a few years and I'm married to another artist. So of cou... [more]

QRXZ, What it Mean to Me.  
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2/16/08 Posted 2/16/08

So writ of we read, In the beginning there is nothing, of so was conceived. Spake, sparks, conceive the Universe, the man, the woman, the University to hold those human records, the church, government, family, the museum, a world of stuff. Interesting, though much gibberish is sounded, until you give the meanings, I mean those moms and dads who did conceived, probably expected the baby boy or the girl, but not never conceived of having created a creative deviant like the Artist, QRXZ. NOW! So... [more]

Celebrate the Eclectic? ¿Y como no?  
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2 of Los 4 + 1 at Carlotta's Passion Fine Art April 14th, 2007 - May 27th, 2007
Posted 4/12/07

Color, vibrant, profusion...works that shout to you from the walls and take you whizzing through the barrios of Los Angeles, Juarez, Tijuana... teeming with life. Perfectly at home with cosy, oh so Anglo furniture and fixtures that frame Carlotta's in the heart of artsy, earthy, gutsy Eagle Rock. Mystical masks, modern lithos, a feast for the eyes. Take a trip and feed the senses. [more]


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