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Category Archives: Street & Urban Art

Streets: FAILE (Brooklyn)

After working their magic on the iconic Houston & Bowery mural location in New York last year, Faile (featured) returns with another sweet project. Making use the some elements seen in their ambitious Faile Temple installation (covered) in Portugal back in 2010 and offered as part of the soldout studio edition book, they installed the tiles on a building at 104 N. 7th Street in Brooklyn. See the dedicated site to this project here or check out more photos after the jump…

Interview: Morgan Spurlock

Morgan Spurlock is an internationally known director, producer, and writer famous for such documentaries as Super Size Me, The Greatest Movie Ever Sold, and the recently released Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan’s Hope. Opening on April 28 will be the debut of his first curated art exhibition at Thinkspace Gallery in Culver City.  Although he’s one busy man, Arrested Motion had the fortunate opportunity to catch up with him and discuss his interest in collecting art, his future in performance art, and his previous quest […]

Openings: Herakut – “Loving the Exiled” @ 941 Geary

Saturday evening, 941 Geary hosted German duo Herakut’s latest exhibition – Loving the Exiled (previewed). The show consists of a series of large scale works on canvas that depict figures that have fallen from grace. Although the show does not include an installation (which is typical of their shows), they were able to do a piece in the entrance of the gallery, as well as down the street on the side of Hemlock Tavern. After this show, the busy duo will head down south to […]

Overtime: April 16 – April 22

Phlegm working on another new book. See some of the drawings. Instagram recommends AM [other IG accounts: arrestedmotion_sleepboy, khoi08, svenman, sazajane, rhinomilk, marcusslo, lowpro] RIP: Influential Chicago gallerist Donald Young.  Dead at 69. US returns 16th century painting to heirs of Jewish man who died before Nazis stormed France. Suspected father and daughter art forging team arrested in Moscow. Italian museum director protests anti-austerity measures by burning art. Occupy Wall Street joins labor dispute protests against Frieze New York. Aidan, Marat Guelman and XL: three […]

Openings: Dennis McNett x Swoon x Monica Canilao @ Galleria Patricia Armocida

Earlier this month Dennis McNett (featured), Swoon (interviewed) and Monica Canilao opened a brand new exhibition entitled The Folding of a Known World at Galleria Patricia Armocida. The trio of US-based artists traveled to Milan to work together on creating fresh collaborative installations filled with their signature styles and techniques. McNett sent us some photos documenting their progress as they slaved away in Italy as well as some final shots of the fruits of their labor. Check it all out after the jump.

Kickstarter – “OBEY THE GIANT” Film

We have another great Kickstarter project for your consideration. Julian Marshall, a student at Shepard Fairey’s (featured) alma mater RISD, put together kind of an origins film for the street artist based on his time at the school. With a minimum of $30,000 needed to finish post-production, there are multiple levels of contributing with a tiered level of rewards depending on how much you give.  Check it out here. Discuss Shepard Fairey here.

Preview: Invader – “Derives” @ Alice Gallery

Back in March, we shared photos with you of some new Invader work in Brussels including some pieces with references to the famous peeing statue that is a symbol for the city. It looks like Belgium will also be getting a solo show from the Parisian artist at Alice Gallery with the opening scheduled for tonight. Look for his famous tiles, Rubik’s Cube pieces, installations, as well as a map of his invasion of the city. More preview images after the jump…

Openings: Isaac Cordal @ RAS Gallery

Last Friday, RAS Gallery in Barcelona hosted the opening of Isaac Cordal’s latest collection of works which were presented by SUBEN and curated by Maximiliano Ruiz. Cordal’s outdoor sculptural interventions, which often times are political in nature, made the transition to the gallery setting with pieces arrayed on a series of shelves and with floor installations. Also on display were some photos of his street works featuring his cement characters in various locations he has visited. You can seen all the work here, but also […]

Videos: Jeff Soto x Chevy Sonic

Just a couple days ago, we shared with you photos that Jeff Soto (interviewed) sent us from his trip to Richmond, Virginia for the RVA Street Art Festival. Earlier this year though, Jeff had traveled up to San Francisco for a project with Chevy that had been kept under wraps until now. Take a look at the mini-documentary above as the Riverside-based artist “collaborates” with a robotic art car on a mural as well as discusses some of his thoughts behind the project. Discuss Jeff Soto here.

Streets: Olek – Katowice Street Art Festival (Poland)

The last we saw of the Polish-born Olek, she was filling a gallery in New York (covered) with an immersive installation utilizing balloons. It looks like she has decided to return to using her signature yarn for her part in the Katowice Street Art Festival (April 20 – 29) in her hometown which will also feature work from Mark Jenkins, Mentalgassi, Tellas, ROA, Hyuro, Moneyless, Escif, M-City and others. Coincidentally, she will also be celebrating her 10th year of making art which she is doing […]