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Streets: Komafest (Part IV) – Recap

After bringing you the works of Claudio Ethos, Vhils, and Conor Harrington from Komafest, all the way from Vardø, Norway, we now have a recap of some the other walls that we have not featured yet. Other artists like Steve “ESPO” Powers (seen above with his hilarious take on a common phrase), Husk Mit Navn, REMED, and ROA also visited the Norwegian island community and put up work. Photo credit: kalevkevad.

Rewind: July 9 – 15

This week’s Rewind of art videos is headlined by Futura’s profile with Hennessy as his new collaboration with the world-leading cognac house has just been announced. We’ll have more from the release party and looks at the new bottle soon, but for now take a look at the footage below as Lenny talks about his beginnings, the graffiti family, an life-changing incident in 1973, and his philosophy on life. Interesni Kazki paints a mural for Living Walls (via Nuart). New print release coming from Eine […]

Rewind: May 7 – May 13

Our featured video of this week’s Rewind is a trailer for Augustine Kofie’s (featured) upcoming show at Known Gallery opening on May 26th entitled Working An Angle. The footage follows Kofie through his creative process as the versatile uses multiple techniques to create each piece demonstrating his skills as a master draftsman. Other videos that deserve your attention include: The Hundreds visits with Tim Biskup Mister Cartoon launches Sanctiond Auto. Jorge Rodríguez-Gerada’s Identity Series in Manama, Bahrain. Feature on Date Farmers on KCET. Tom & Laura […]

Streets: ESPO – “Train To Always” (Brooklyn)

The prolific Steve “ESPO” Powers, who recently gifted NYC with a re-showing of the work from part of the Art In The Streets show (covered), has also posted up a photo of a mural from a corner of Brooklyn. The clever wall, Train To Always, features a mock map of train stations like “So So”, “Maybe”, “We’ll See”, and of course “Always”, among many others. Via The World’s Best Ever. Discuss ESPO here.

Basel Week Miami ’11: Cooper Cole Gallery @ Scope

During Scope art fair we got a chance to catch up with Toronto’s Cooper Cole Gallery. Hosting a solid array of names familiar to readers of AM, the gallery presented great pieces from artists such as Cleon Peterson, Jesse Harris, Maya Hayuk, Ryan Wallace and Steve Powers. We were particularly taken with the always colorful and imaginative pieces by Jen Stark. Who has always had the viewer in mind when she creates her interactive works of art.

Previews: “December Group Show” @ Guerrero Gallery

Guerrero Gallery is coming up on almost two years of being in existence and leading up to their anniversary, they are holding a special group show this Saturday. They’ve gathered a choice selection of the artists that has inspired and driven them including Richard Colman, Andrew Schoultz, Paul Wackers, Glen Baldridge, Frohawk, TwoFeathers, Ted Pushinsky, Ben Venom, Andy Diaz Hope, Devin Troy, Strother, Libby Black, Aaron Noble, Jeff Canham, Alisha Kerlin, Steve Powers, Sean McFarland, Heidi Zumbrun, Chris Duncan, Joseph Hart, David Jien, Glen Baldrige and […]

Openings: “Livingston Street Market” @ ICY Signs, Brooklyn

On Saturday afternoon, Steve “ESPO” Powers and Todd “REAS” James hosted an dizzying one-day reinterpretation of their legendary Street Market exhibition, without Barry McGee, at ICY Signs in Brooklyn. ICY was Powers and crew’s 5400 sq. feet downtown sign-painting studio on Livingston Street while working on his Brooklyn Love Letters project (covered). With that finally completed, Powers and James took the chance to fill the enormous space with many of their paintings and signs from LA MoCA’s widely popular Art In The Streets show (covered), […]

Showing: “In The Moment: A Benefit Sale/Auction” @ Luggage Store Gallery

Last weekend, the non-profit Luggage Store Gallery held a benefit auction to support their efforts in programming future exhibitions, Tenderloin National Forest, public art programs, artist in residency as well as the Short Cuts and The Creative Music Series. Much of the works that were up for auction were by artists the gallery supported in the early stages of their careers. Some of the notable artists include Os Gemeos, Barry McGee, Tauba Auerbach, Date Farmers, Henry Gunderson, Steve Powers, Swoon, Clare Rojas and Andrew Schoultz […]

Events: “Aidan Has A Posse” Benefit @ Wooster St. Social Club

The other night, we attended a great event held at the Wooster St. Social Club for Aidan Has A Posse, a website raising funds for and awareness about Aidan Seeger. Aidan is a young boy who has Adrenoleukodystrophy

 (ALD), a rare neurological disorder. But he also has a lot of friends, a posse including the likes of Cope2, Tony Curanaj, Ewok, Todd James, Romon Kimin Yang, Greg Lamarche, Steve Powers and Kostas Seremetis – all of whom donated art works to be auctioned off to […]

Videos: Steve Powers – “Flights of Genius” @ Ogilvy & Mather

Back in July, we told you about a series of commissioned pieces by Steve Powers, painted in the stairwell of Ogilvy & Mather in New York. ESPO’s love for signs and phraseology was definitely evident as he reinterpret the words and quotes of agency founder David Ogilvy into inspirational murals. Now comes this insightful video as the Philadelphia-based artist talks about his beginnings and his love for “advertisement,” albeit stripped of its commercial aspect and replaced by emotional content, and diverted to shed light on […]
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