Just recently, the Joshua Liner Gallery gave notice that they were revising their schedule to include an exciting surprise show opening March 18 by the NYC/Tokyo-based artist collective The Barnstormers. According to insider information leaked to AM from a reliable source, the collaborative group (which includes nearly everyone whose anyone in the street art and associated scene) will be creating individual pieces and site-specific installations that will likely span beyond the walls of Liner’s spacious Chelsea gallery into another gallery space in the building. This […]
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David Ellis must be one of the most versatile artists out there with his multifaceted approach to art. You may remember his work as a street artist in the impressive “graffiti-animation” video he did with Blu at the Fame Festival last year. Or perhaps you enjoyed his gallery work for New Image Art last summer? What stands out most for us recently though was the the huge trash sound installation we experienced that he created for the Anonymous Gallery booth at the SCOPE art fair […]
This Saturday night, David Ellis, José Parlá and other members of The Barnstormers are participating in a benefit to aid the relief effort in Haiti. So head out to Sucré in Clinton Hill/Bed-Stuy, check out some amazing art and music, and support a good cause.
On Friday, AM had the pleasure of attending one of Ryan McGinness‘ exclusive 50 Parties events held at his SOHO studio. Given that all the major New York auction houses had held their fall sales during the week, it was appropriate that McGinness’ party that night was itself an auction – but one in which the artists themselves were the sellers, with no auction house taking a commission. Sixteen works were on the block, including pieces by David Ellis, Jose Parla, Cheryl Dunn, Todd “REAS” […]
After months of following the goings on at Italy’sÂ FAME Fest (see our coverage here), AM decided to take a trip to Grottaglie to find out if all those pieces were really as incredible as they appeared. Letâ€™s just say that we were far from disappointed. From the murals painted within the ancient monastery and on the walls around town to the fantastic private preview dinner and packed opening night reception showcasing work from all the artists, FAME is every street art fanâ€™s dream come true. […]
Well, the wait is finally over. The much anticipated collaborative animation between Blu and David Ellis that we hinted about here and here is finally done. The patterns and colors of Ellis’ work blend really well with Blu’s more muted kinetic work. Props to these two artists for the creative camera work as well the time and effort this obviously required. This will go down as one of the top highlights for this years’ FAME Festival (coverage here) and is highly recommended. Via Unurth. Discuss […]
We told you at the beginning of the week that Blu and David Ellis were hard at work on their newest animated video in Grottaglie as part of their participation in FAME Fest (coverage here.) Additional images of the pair’s work have just been released. We mentioned previously that we were looking forward to the result of their partnership; these pictures certainly indicate that it is going to be something very, very special.
AM recently attended the festive opening of Jonathan LeVine Gallery’s summer group show, entitled Beach Blanket Bingo. Chilling and chatting by the inflatable palm oases with a cold Pabst Blue Ribbon was a fun way to appreciate works by the over thirty participating artists, including Matt Haber, Seonna Hong, Elbow Toe, Richard Colman and Ron English. Check out the images after the jump for a selection of our favorites.
The great Italian street artist Blu has finally made his mark at FAME Fest (seeÂ AM’s coverage here). Few possess the faculty or ingenuity to manipulate their surroundings quite like him to create a work of art.Â The piece above was created both for the festival and for an animated film that Blu and David Ellis are currently working on. We love the films these artists have created in the past and are very excited to see their collaborative effort. See images of David Ellis’ work in […]
A pretty impressive group show is being assembled at Jonathan Levine Gallery entitled “Beach Blanket Bingo – A Summer Mixer,” set to open on August 5th.Â An appropriate name for the show as there definitely seems to be a eclectic “mix” of artists including Ana Bagayan (featured), Glenn Barr, Ray Caesar, Dave Cooper, David Ellis, Ron English (studio visit), Natalia Fabia (interviewed), Korin Faught, AJ Fosik, Logan Hicks (interviewed), Seonna Hong, Anthony Lister (interviewed), Jack Long, Cleon Peterson, Scott Radke (interviewed), SKINNER, ELBOW-TOE (interviewed), Adam […]