Last Thursday, Brooklyn-based conceptual and activist artist Ann Lewis also known as GILF! hosted an unusual event in DUMBO entitled Shattering. She invited guests into a private space in the gallery and gave them the opportunity to individually shatter glasses and dishes that she provided. She will be using the ceramic remnants to create artwork for an upcoming show at Joseph Gross Gallery in Chelsea this spring. The piece will become part of a public works project that will benefit neighborhoods such as Brownsville and East New York. When […]
Since her performance art/installation piece “Define Progress” (video below) from the Surplus Candy group show a couple months ago, Brooklyn-based artist GILF! continues to raise awareness around the topic of gentrification in New York City. With the recent closing of the graffiti mecca 5Pointz in Long Island City, the murals that once graced the walls of the block long building was white washed as the precursor for demolition. Now the warehouse complex known for graffiti around the world for over two decades will house two high-rise […]
New York artist GILF! recently unveiled a fresh body of work at Arcilesi Homberg in DUMBO. Entitled i Exam, this brand new series of paintings comes from a different direction (as seen in our visit to her studio) than her previous graff & stencil style. Drawing from the experiences of recent travels to Berlin and Miami and utilizing the 90s visual effects of the “Magic Eye”, GILF flips the retro switch and begs the question that in the age of digital preoccupation and corporate & marketing bombardment, […]
New York based GILF! is at it again, and AM stopped by her Brooklyn studio to peep her latest body of work premiering at DUMBO’s Arcilesi Homberg. Drawing from her recent travels to Berlin and Miami, this new series entitled I EXAM is going in a totally different direction than her previous exhibition last year at Galerie Swanstrom. In this age of digital preoccupation, GILF! asks the viewer to take a closer look, as the message is more than just what’s on the surface. Cut through […]
This week’s summary of public art from around the world comes a little early as we are still trying to catch up after Basel Week Miami. Leading things off is this ad takeover on Canal Street in New York (source) by Zevs with his infamous logo drips – this time targeting Apple (check out the full photo below). Other notable work comes from GILF! – New York, 2501 – Brazil (source), Hyuro – Spain, Escif – Spain, Zilda – France, ESPO – Philadelphia, Agostino Iacurci – Italy, Krio […]
Last week, AM attended GILF!’s (featured) solo exhibition at SOHO’s Galerie Swanström. The witty Brooklyn-based artist showcased a new series of urban artworks that dealt directly at the challenges facing contemporary societies and politics. Not pulling punches, GILF confronted issues such as healthcare, birth control, politicians and environmental concerns. Her stencils and comments were a hit with all that were in attendance. Check out a detailed look below….
In New Jersey, there’s a newly formed thinktank incubator for start ups called JuiceTank. This newly christened work space is a digital creative environment needed a little artistic love for its fresh digs. A number of artists were tapped to work on this mural project with the first up being Brooklyn street artist GILF!. (Be sure to check out her exhibition at Soho’s Galerie Swanström opening tomorrow.) Known for creating positive change through her stencils and eye catching visuals, GILF took to creating a site […]