19 February 2010
"In this body of artwork I am investigating the Vancouver 2010 Olympics and growth machine politics. My goal is to address the key issues and debates of homelessness, freedom of expression, the environment and the representation of place as a consumable commodity. The intention of this work is create a visual narrative that encourages and engages public dialouge.
The images I have designed incorporate appropriation art as a way of to protest Canadian Bill C-47, the Olympic and Paralympic Marks Act, legislation that provides the Vancouver Olympic organizers with extreme power and domination over the symbols and language linked with the Olympics.
In opposition to the latest civil liberties violation, the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games: Vancouver Bylaw Ammendments (2009). I am distributing my posters throughout the streets of Vancouver's downtown core. As a way of asserting my right to freedom of expression under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms."http://kimberlybaker.ca/index.php?mpage=2008&gid=7
VANOC 2010 bullies outspoken artist
Saturday, August 4, 2007 by David EbyVancouver's 2010 Olympic organizing committee has already attempted to put restrictions on Canadian artist Kimberly Baker, according to an article Baker wrote for Common Ground in the magazine's most recent issue.
Baker reports that her art, a series of five images of a man in a sleeping bag beside a grocery cart, with each image in a colour of the Olympic rings, resulted in a warning from Colin Jarvis, manager of "Commercial Rights Management" for VANOC. Baker says that Jarvis told her if she displayed her poster on bill boards across the Downtown Eastside, there would be a problem because that action would be considered creating a “campaign,” as opposed to displaying a work of art.
..... visit her website (KimberlyBaker.ca) for more details on the ongoing dispute.
From Kimberly's website:
"Throughout history artists have played an important role, turning their art into a political weapon that questions and confronts the power structures that are in place. My artwork the Transit Shelter Project focuses on the current debates around the Vancouver 2010 Olympics."
From the Common Ground article:
". . .I don’t see VANOC as the villain in this scenario; rather, it is the larger problem of our legal system prioritizing corporatism over creativity. I have learned from this experience that copyright legislation being put in place today has not kept up with the changes that have occurred in the modern art world."
Baker said she was particularly incensed by amendments that would allow the city to remove graffiti and “illegal signs” from private property without notice, and fine repeat offenders up to $10,000 a day. “I’m definitely going to challenge that, because that just made me mad,” she said. “I think it’s a direct infringement of our freedom of speech.”
we present an excerpt from the National Film Board of Canada feature "Roadsworth: Crossing the Line" a documentary which follows the work of Canadian street artist Peter Gibson, aka Roadsworth.
Gibson integrates provocative art with government traffic signage, questioning the ownership of public space.
"The Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem State University (WSSU) and the Diggs Gallery have worked with the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) and the City of Winston-Salem to present the work of street artist Roadsworth. He is the sixth artist in Inside Out: Artists in the Community II, and has drawn inspiration for his paintings from streets and crosswalks on Martin Luther King Jr. Drive and the WSSU campus. This project is the latest in Roadsworth's international series of street paintings. In these projects the artist critiques car culture and reinvigorates the pedestrian experience by altering existing street markings to create a humorous array of signs, images and symbols."
more (lots of pics)
download a time-lapse video of Roadsworth's project at The Enrichment Center during his in-residence workshop.
Click here to download an essay by SECCA Curator Steven Matijcio.
Roadsworth was first featured on Blakkbyrd in August 2006
14 February 2010
A huge tutorial index. Photoshop, Maya, Flash, 3DS Max, Illustrator etc
This site has a HUGE list of tutorials including: photoshop, after effects and maya...a great site no matter what your level.
Another great big photoshop tutorial index site. If you can't find the photoshop tutorial you're after here, then it probably doesn't exist.
Tons of human photo references for artists (especially good for 3D).
DRAWN! It's a multi-authored blog on amazing sites to check out. Updated daily it is devoted to illustration, art, cartooning and drawing.
13 February 2010
Thursday February 4th Roa will be opening his first solo show in Paris at Galerie Itinerrance. He's been feeding on a lot of paint and travel these days, we can't wait to see how he builds his nest in Paris. WHAT: Roa solo show
WHEN: February 4-28th 2010.
Opening on February 4th from 6PM.
WHERE: Galerie Itinerrance - 7bis, rue RenÃ© Goscinny 75013 Paris
for more information check out:
Roa lives and works in Ghent, Belgium.
Welcome to the urban jungle where Roa's graffiti (I call it art) animals find some shelter on beautifull textured walls of buildings in decay...
photo's : http://www.flickr.com/search/?q=roa%2...
12 February 2010
I am also really interested in looking at painting really closely, following the marks the artist creates as they build up a full piece from start to finish.. I love watching other artists paint and so i want to make that a big part of GRAFFITITV."
this replaces an earlier post from February 2006
06 February 2010
LSD ISSUE 3 - WEAPONS OF MASS CREATION - is spiraling its way through cyberspace to a liquid crystal near you... Absolutely heaving with spectacularly subversive and explosively colourful creativity, delving into its pages is like being smacked round the head with a particularly soulful combine harvester and kissing su...nshine on the trip. Dripping with transcendental art and rolling on the bassline of possibility we’re starting to hit our stride with the magazine and would like to thank every one of you for being part of the mission. Featured artists and writers in this issue are far too numerous to mention right here right now – so just get downloading. The LSD Team Would Like To Wish You All A Happy New Year to You and Yours!!
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03 February 2010
Just a little reminder, the laneway party at St.Ali is Happening this coming Saturday.
Pop by on the 5th (Friday) if you would like to see the artist start their murals.
The ST ALI LANEWAY FESTIVAL is about celebrating Melbourne's street art and culture and bringing it to unique settings and surrounds to be appreciated by the community. Come join in the party with street artists at work transforming the alley into works of art - DJs - alleycat racing - beers - snags.
Location: ST. ALi
12-18 Yarra Place, South Melbourne 3205
For more info, Check out:
Under the title of ‘HAZARDOUS WASTE’ the artists will transform the gallery space into a toxic waste dump incorporating artwork from all artists in the crew including original canvas pieces, limited edition prints, black book sketches as well as boundary pushing mediums and installations typically associated with this unique crew. Graffik London is delighted to be hosting this exhibition for such a promising collective of graffiti artists. The show will
run from February 26th until February 28th with the buyers’ night on the February 25th (invite only)
Friday, 26 February 2010 at 11:00
Sunday, 28 February 2010 at 17:00
284a Portobello Road
London, United Kingdom
mostra di street art con lavori originali:
MICHAEL DE FEO (USA) SPQR (UK) CLAUDIO ETHOS (BRASIL), YUSK IMAI (BRASIL), BSAS STENCIL (ARGENTINA), BTOY (SPAIN), C215 (FRANCE) M-CITY (POLAND), L.E.T (gERMANY), A1ONE (IRAN), PHO (IT) ZIBE( IT), LUCAMELEONTE (IT), ORTICANOODLES (IT), RYAN SPRING DOOLEY.
SABATO 6 BEBBRAIO DALLE 14 ALLE 24 GROUP SHOW CON LA PIU LUNGA PERFORMACE LIVE DELLA STORIA DELLA STREET ART:
RYAN SPRING DOOLEY DIPINGERA' PER 10 ORE non stop 10 TELE .
DOMENICA 7 FEBBRAIO: GROUP SHOW DALLE 14 ALLE 18
Saturday, 06 February 2010 at 14:00
Sunday, 07 February 2010 at 18:00
SPAZIO CONCEPT - VIA FORCELLA , 7 - MILANO
Subject Index - December 2009
Subject index - Printmaking 2009
Karen Kunc - Print Demonstration
Karen Kunc - Lecture
Subject index - Printmaking 2009
Limited Run 3 - NY
Lecture - Dutch Painting & Rembrandt
Lectures - Sculpture
Lectures - Impressionism
Online Lectures on Art
Art Podcasts - Frieze
American Visions - Hughes
Print Viewpoints - Canada
Arts and Crafts - USA
Lecture - Street Photography
Karen Kunc - Artist Books
Artists / Exhibitions
Art Month Sydney 2010
What's On - AGNSW & MCA
Hong Kong Art Fair 08 & 09
Art in China - Collecting
Contemporary Miniatures - Pakistan
Arts in China
Women / Feminist Art
The Dinner Party - Video
Linda Nochlin on Women's Art
Lecture - Second Life
Hip Hop - Lectures
Graffiti - Urban Art
Zevs in Hong Kong
Graff Granpa - USA
30Works - Cologne
In October 2009, NYC artist Swoon and five friends travelled to Portland, Maine, and transformed SPACE Gallery into a playful, dreamlike, earth-hued environment. This video shows the installation process... fabulous and insightful film. Artists were Swoon, Ben Wolf, Greg Henderson, Conrad Carlson, Monica Canilao and Ryan Doyle.