On November 20th, Steve “ESPO” Powers (featured) will be unveiling a site-specific installation for the Brooklyn Museum that he’s calling Coney Island Is Still Dreamland (To a Seagull). The immersive environment will transform the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Gallery with signage and paintings styles that are unique to the seaside community and will also feature the works of Justin Green, Matt Wright, Mike Levy, Dan Murphy, Mike Lee, Mimi Gross, Alexis Ross, Sean Barton, Eric Davis, and Tim Curtis. Discuss Steve “ESPO” Powers here.
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Though the main focus of Dismaland was on art and creating installations & sculptures that visitors can interact with, Banksy and his team involved other artists that either visually or otherwise match his aesthetics or theme. So along with the ones presenting their gallery works, they included several artists whose primary form or place of expression are the streets or public spaces. These days where street art is building almost a negative reputation of being generic, decorative and more about quantity (or size), than the quality (or message), the […]
The city of Charleroi in Belgium was the host for the first edition of the Asphalte Urban Art Biennial. Taking place from the beginning of May till the end of October, this event includes theatrical programming, dance and academic programs, concerts, as well as urban and street art projects. Created as an initiative of the City of Charleroi and its cultural operators, the visual component of the event was curated by Alice van den Abeele and Raphaël Cruyt from Alice Gallery. The idea was to produce a […]
Alice Gallery in Brussels recently opened a big group show entitled Just Before Brazil. The idea was to showcase the artists they invited to the Asphalte festival in Charleroi and to share with the world their works before everyone’s attention gets focused on Brazil and football. But, after settling on the first lineup of artists, they’ve decided to add few more names and ended up with an impressive list of 52 artworks by 26 artists from various parts of the globe, various backgrounds, and various ways […]
The Miami Project successfully launched its second rendition during Basel week with a well-curated selection of U.S. galleries, including such notable names as Yossi Milo, Joshua Liner, Mark Moore, Richard Heller and David B. Smith. Located in the Wynwood Arts District, the young art fair focused on primary representation of emerging and mid-career artists, which was a nice counterpoint to its much larger neighbor, Art Miami. Overall, Miami Project was well-attended, and both galleries and collectors seemed very enthusiastic about the showing. Below is a […]
Another exhibition to visit while in town for Art Basel Week in Miami is Most Oddinism, a group exhibition exploring the work of eight artists that got their start in the streets. Running from December 4th to 8th, the show will include Aaron De La Cruz, Christopher Derek Bruno, Ben Eine, Kenji Hirata, Otto Zitko, Patrick Martinez, Steve Powers, and Roid (seen above). If interested, head over to The Rotunda (3250 NE 1st Avenue, Corner of N. 34th Street). Via Graffuturism.
Everyone’s favorite artist & signage creator Stephen “ESPO” Powers and the rest of the ICY Sign crew converted Joshua Liner Gallery into a replica of his busy workspace. The current exhibition (last day November 16th), ICY Signs – Perfection is Standard, Mistakes Cost Extra features the works of Stephen Powers, Justin Green, Matt Wright, Lew Blum, Dan Murphy, Alexis Ross, Sean Burton, and Mike Lee. As an added touch, throughout the course of the show, the ICY Sign crew created new works in real time. […]
ESPO (featured), who recently showed in Brussels at the Alice Gallery (covered), found time for a fun project last week. Taking the tempting blank slate of the minimalistic cover of Kanye West’s new Yeezus album, Mr. Powers covered the entire case with his characteristic imagery. The alternate cover takes quotes from controversial rapper himself as inspiration for the creation. Learn a little more about it here. Discuss ESPO here.
Brooklyn-based artist and professorial sign painter, Stephen Powers aka ESPO (featured), is currently in Brussels where he’s setting up his solo show titled Visual Blues at Alice Gallery. For his second exhibition with the gallery, he prepared a big mural installation on the walls of the showspace as well as his latest enamel paintings on aluminum (Metaltations), but the centerpieces of the show are smaller pieces popularly known as Daily Metaltations. These 10” x 8” enamel paintings are mostly based on sketches inspired by everyday problems and pleasures, often on the […]
Readers of AM have long seen our coverage of Joshua Liner Gallery’s outstanding lineup of exhibitions. Now, prepare yourselves for a new era. Previously on the third floor of the 548 W. 28th st. arts building in Chelsea, the gallery has recently moved to a prime street-level space next door (540 W. 28th St) and is set to launch a new set of exhibitions this Thursday that will utilize the entire upgraded 2,600 sq. ft. of real estate. We snuck in as the construction crews […]