Posts Tagged ‘art exhibitions’

Max Rippon (RIPO) show in Barcelona

January 12, 2011

Just a heads up for anyone in or around Barcelona this coming Friday, which sees the opening of a new exhibition of paintings and installations by one of our favourite writers/artists the incredibly talented Ripo.

‘Don’t Get Me Wrong’ opens this Friday, January 14th at Galeria Cosmo, Barcelona and runs until February 14th.

Originating from New York but seemingly in love with Barcelona Ripo continues to tear things up around the walls of Europe and beyond with its unique textbased work and his unique and crazy fresh style. His choice of location for his outdoor work is always bang on the money and his ‘ Your Name Here’ project always had us waiting for his next piece to pop up. His recent ‘ Change in Vain’ wall was definitely one of our highlights of 2010.

www.ripovisuals.com

www.galeriacosmo.com

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Lee Ellis ‘Stare At Me’ opens 27/01/11 6pm @ The Emporium

January 11, 2011


Check out what’s in store here www.flickr.com/leeellis

2010 in review

January 4, 2011

The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

Healthy blog!

The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Fresher than ever.

Crunchy numbers

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A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 7,600 times in 2010. That’s about 18 full 747s.

In 2010, there were 28 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 82 posts. There were 138 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 266mb. That’s about 3 pictures per week.

The busiest day of the year was January 5th with 109 views. The most popular post that day was I’m sure TOX has long commenced his ’10 bombing spree but we loved this.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were art-el.co.uk, facebook.com, banksyforum.proboards.com, en.wordpress.com, and jerforceone.wordpress.com.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for mark ryden, belton, mercy centre logo, scooterman, and mr jago.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.

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I’m sure TOX has long commenced his ’10 bombing spree but we loved this January 2010
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Art-el wlecomes Vermin March 2010
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SCOOTERMAN June 2008

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Pam Glew – A Mirror Distorted August 2009

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Mr Jago – ‘Cloud Talk’ @ Stolenspace Gallery September 2008

Lokey Solo Show @ WOC Gallery 12/11/10

October 26, 2010

At 6pm on Friday 12th November Weapon of Choice Gallery will be throwing open their doors to the first solo show from the artist  ‘Lokey’.  Lokey was born and raised in Bristol.  His passion for graffiti started in the mid 1980’s following  a chance encounter in a local park with some break-dancing kids who had returned from their American holiday armed with hip-hop mix tapes and photographs of graffiti. 

Lokey is a product of the  Kingswood Hip Hop scene that nurtured the likes of Deed, Cheo, Kato and Soker.  The youngest of the Veterans of Bristol writers he has been painting the streets for the last twenty years during which time  he has been a member of Bad Applez, Dry Breadz, collaborated with many of the big names in graffiti (including Banksy) and is now considered one of the best 3D letter writers around.

This show is an exhibition of artworks adapted from Lokey’s black books, his inspiration for his graffiti, and an insight into his imagination.  This one’s not to be missed!

Show runs until the 5th of December 2010.

Upfest 5th June 10

June 16, 2010

We popped by Upfest on Saturday 5th June to say hi to some friends and took a few snaps while we were there.

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3rd Eye Exhibition opening 30th March

March 23, 2010

Check it out if you’re about!

Advent Art Show, 2 Degrees Gallery, opening 4th Dec 09

November 24, 2009

Here are the details folks – should be a good one so please drop by and show your love x

When: 4th – 20th December 2009

Art-el & Tunnadine Fine Art present ‘Advent’

Advent aims to provide a visual seasonal treat and bring an end to the period of expectant waiting, brightening up the festive season with a unique exhibition of new ideas and visual delights.

This show will bring you work from a wave of the galleries newer artists who present an aesthetic of visually challenging work, ranging from classic figurative portraiture to the grimy and still developing genre of the street. Although this show will be far removed from the usual urban/street art crew they are both primarily associated.

Selected from each gallery is a mix of local, international and national artists from as far afield as the USA, Portugal and Swansea!

High Renaissance, Fran, ill joseph, Joshua Barber, Leanne Ellis, Motorboy, Pedro Matos, Ria Hill, Simon Riley and Tom Hine.

The period of expectant waiting and preparation will cease and commence simultaneously at 7 p.m. on Friday 4th December at the newly discovered and delightful ‘2° Degrees Gallery’, a new creative space situated in Montpelier, in the heart of Bristol’s creative quarter.

2 Degrees Gallery, 2 Picton Mews (right off of Picton Street), Montpelier BS6 5PB

Preview will be on Friday 4th December 6.30pm until 10pm.
Then open from the 5th to the 20th December
(Wed to Sun 11am until 7pm)

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Pam Glew – A Mirror Distorted

August 6, 2009

Pam Glew is putting in an appearance in Hollywood this month in a group show at the Carmichael Gallery along with Andrea Michaelsson, Candice Tripp and Cherri Wood, details and information below.

Exhibition Dates: August 6 – August 27 2009

Address: Carmichael Gallery / 1257 N. La Brea Ave / West Hollywood CA 90038

Carmichael Gallery invites you to attend A Mirror Distorted, an all-female international group show featuring new works on canvas, paper and mixed media fabric by artists Andrea Michaelsson, Candice Tripp, Cherri Wood and Pam Glew.

A complete show preview can now be seen here.

Please contact art@carmichaelgallery.com to enquire about available work.

Afghan

Afghan Girl (above) is from the new ‘Culture Clash’ series, using eclectic found imagery as a starting point, which is both compelling and yet has some element of vulnerability. The emphasis on the new works is to use found imagery from diverse sources; children in horror films (Daydreamer & Wonder), contemporary images of models and icons (Saint & Candy-pop Antichrist) and children in war-torn states (Afghan Girl).

The paradox of the imagery is explored in the fabric flags I use. Constructing handmade flags, making a hybrid of British/ American/ Iraqi/ Palestinian flags, to create a new emblem is partly a comment on the current international climate.

Candy

Candy Pop Antichrist (above) is loosely based on Lily Allen, I chose her because of her ‘bad-girl done good’ attitude. Its called ‘Antichrist’ because of the inverted union jack has been turned into an upside-down cross whilst still being recognisable as a British flag.

saint

Saint (above) is based on the model Lily Cole, the one with the angel face and a saintly look about her, (I can’t help thinking that the Pre-raphealites would have loved Lily Cole, shes like a modern day Elizabeth Siddal). The ‘idol’ is given a halo of light, a gentle nod to the way we celebrate beauty above many other attributes.

 The original flags were made from American flags, turned into Union Jacks with many pairs of denim ieans with the rivets and pockets still visible. The images are painted with bleach freehand with a sponge, to make these new deconstructed cameo portraits.

TEMWA – Art For Africa 23/04/09

April 16, 2009
Art For Africa event flyer.

Art For Africa event flyer.

After a successful event in July 2008, Temwa is back with: ‘Art for Africa’ Street Art Auction.

Featuring some of Bristol’s world-renowned street artists, this exciting event will raise money for Temwa’s sustainable community-based projects in Malawi, Africa…

And if that wasn’t enough, revellers will also be entertained by classic soul, funk and hiphop from the Monster Piece DJs and The Disco Two.
Entry is free and raffle tickets cost just £1.00 each….
All art works has been donated and it is only through the generosity of our supporting artists that we are able to organise what will be an exceptional evening. Remember, 100% of proceeds raised will go directly to Temwa.
About Temwa:
Temwa’s objective is to help build a sustainable future for the people of Malawi through community-based projects. Temwa is working with the people of Malawi, enabling them to become self sufficient and giving them hope for their families’ futures.

For more information about Temwa please visit http://www.temwa.org

CRIMES OF PASSION

March 17, 2009

If you only get to one exhibition this year, make it this one at the Royal West Of England Academy in Bristol, a major show of new work by the city’s best known and most successful graffiti and street artists and is the first show of its kind in the city since the Arnolfini’s groundbreaking 1985 show, Graffiti Art.

Celebrating Bristols rich and diverse contemporary scene, which has nurtured many of the UK’s most successful graffiti and street artists, including 3D, Inkie, Banksy, Nick Walker, Sickboy and TCF Crew, and continues to be a breeding ground for a wealth of exceptional creative talent.

We have been lucky enough to have visited the venue to watch the work being thrown up and it is going to be a killer of a show. It opens on Friday night and and is open for 6 weeks so get along.


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