Posts Tagged ‘Gallery’

ART&POLITICS // SHEPARD FAIREY ARRESTED AT DNC + MAFIFEST HOPE GALLERY PICTURES

September 11, 2008

With the opening of the Manifest Hope Gallery Shepard Fairey in his usual gallery opening antics wheat-pasted the town red, as the pro-Obama art show ran simutaniously in Denver.  Supposidly Shep and his crew doned in all black were arrested for putting up the now famous Hope/Progress Posters and held for 16 hours for posting bills and “interference” .  With a $140 fine to add to the collection and 6 months of unsupervised probation, we predict Mr. Fairey will be back on the street and getting up on every surface in about .0003743726347 seconds.  There’s a video of Shep himself telling the story about his arrest here.  BUT WAIT, there’s more, so much more, to this two part post.  For those of you who haven’t made it to the Manifest Hope Gallery, which is probably most of us, there are A TON of pictures after the jump of the work that is hanging.  All you gotta do is click that link right here: (more…)

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ART&POLITICS // SHEPARD FAIREY x MOVEON.ORG

August 4, 2008

Hot off the presses aka first thing in our inbox this morning, was a press release from Evolutionary Media Group announcing today that Shepard Fairey and MoveOn.org have joined forces to create the “Manifest Hope Gallery” in Denver, CO. Strategically opening in time for the Democratic National Convention this gallery will not only host work of Shepard but also include other famed artists and…you! Or possibly you. If you’re dope. Because there is also a design contest as well, with super star judges. I’m getting my Crayola’s ready right now, see you at the finish line. Holla!

Excerpts from the original Press Release:

“MoveOn.org, artist Shepard Fairey and Upper Playground announced today that they will join forces to host the “Manifest Hope Art Gallery” (manifesthope.com) at the Democratic National Convention. The gallery, open from Sunday, August 24 through Thursday, August 28 2008, will feature both known and new artists all supporting Barack Obama for President. “

“The groups also launched a related contest today, calling for entries of visual art from grassroots supporters of Senator Obama. Similar to MoveOn.org’s “Obama in 30 seconds” contest, the submissions will be reviewed by a panel of judges including famed artists Ross Bleckner, April Gornik, Eric Fischl, Shepard Fairey, musicians Moby, Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth and DJ Spooky and Cydney Payton – Executive Director & Chief Curator Museum of Modern Art Denver, and Nancy Spector – Author & Guggenheim Curator of Contemporary Art. Five finalists will be selected to show in the MANIFEST HOPE Gallery alongside well-known artists such as Shepard Fairey, Sam Flores, Ron English, Chris Pastras, Mel Kadel and David Choe.”

“The Manifest Hope Gallery will be housed in 10,000 sq. ft. of gallery space in downtown Denver. It will show some of the most widely recognized art pieces seen in the 2008 presidential campaign and a wide variety of new works by famed artists.”

“The top 30 submissions to the Manifest Hope Gallery contest will present their works in an on-line gallery hosted by MoveOn.org and Obey Giant. The works will be presented to the public for bidding as an eBay auction with all funds donated to the MoveOn PAC.”

Manifest Hope Gallery
2990-2936 Larimer St
Denver, CO 80205
www.manifesthope.com

ART // POR VIDA

March 11, 2008

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At the ripe old age of 26, Sylvia Ji open a show title “Por Vida” at the Corey Helford Gallery in Los Angeles. Ji’s latest works of acrylic on wood, depict hauntingly beautiful woman with painted faces resembling those seen in the Mexican holiday, The Day of the Dead (El Día de los Muertos). With evident sexual provocation mixed with trepidation, represented by the insects and face paint, mixed in with the vibrant colors, it gives the on-looker a sense of an alluring uneasiness. To put it simply, “Yo…this girl can paint!” For some added emphasis you can say “This girl can paayynnt” as not to lose any street credibility when interprating art. To see some more of her work from this sold out show click on the “read the rest of the entry” link right HERE: (more…)

ART // THE BEST GALLERY SHOW YOU ALREADY MISSED

February 25, 2008

White Walls Gallery gave FIFTY24SF a run for their proverbial urban art cash flow and put their foot down in the Bay Area art scene with a collab show between Deviant Decorum’s own hometown boy Mike Giant and another D.D. favorite, Usugrow. With the heavy graf and tattoo influences already present in their work and Mike’s upbringing in the southwest mixing with Usugrow’s Japanese roots, the artists black and white styles seamlessly melded together to create one of the best shows we missed this year. Damn. To see some more pics of their work, click that link right HERE: (more…)