~OUTSIDERS NY/OPENING PIX !!
‘OUTSIDERS NY’ – 282 BOWERY – just off HOUSTON
the BRIT-based LAZARIDES GALLERY – STREET ART – NYC POP-UP SHOW
2 WEEKS ONLY !! SEPT 26 – OCT 12, 2008 !!
HRS: OPEN DAILY 11am – 7pm
first off, the gallery isn’t based in London, per se – it’s in NEWCASTLE. second, not all the artists are Brits either, BAST seems to be based in BROOKLYN, JR is from France, and CONOR HARRINGTON hails from CORK, IRELAND. MARK JENKINS is a native of WASHINGTON, DC and TODD JAMES aka REAS is a BROOKLYN native who lives and works in NYC.
one of the best aspects of the installation is its lighting quick rough and ready, get in there & get out – conversion of a BOWERY trademark – RESTAURANT/KITCHEN/CHAIR SUPPLY STORE – to a guerilla exhibition space – that harks back – to the good ole days – of the wild ROGUE pop-up shows of the 80’s, before the term ‘POP-up’ existed !! They did a damn good job – of leaving the space really raw and yet: functioning as a great showcase for their brand of art. The Lazarides take on street art seems to be heavily leaning on the dark side – and the genre’s statesmen; nothing wrong with that, just an observation, (and there are several contradictions to this statement in the show, i.e. the pop graphics of TODD JAMES & the youthful visions of CONOR HARRINGTON !!) as opposed to, say the current, and slightly more ahead-of-the-curve = pop graphic street art show show: ‘4 GEEZERS: LONDON POLICE, FLYING FORTRESS, PEZ & EINE’ – curated by ANDREW MICHAEL FORD at BROOKLYN’S own AD HOC GALLERY.
‘4 GEEZERS: LONDON POLICE, FLYING FORTRESS, PEZ & EINE’ – SEPT 12-OCT 12, 2008
photos from that opening to post on – TUESDAY SEPT 30th !!
see: AD HOC GALLERY – ‘4 GEEZERS’
. . . that being said – the opening was a blast – !! – fueled by an open BELVEDERE bar. ‘OUTSIDERS NY’ – is a very very interesting and large survey show, with a wide range – the work was great !! – and looked fantastic – in the hit and run environment.
TODD JAMES aka REAS of the infamous AOK crew. a Brooklyn native – he currently lives and works in NYC.
on the wall – work by TODD JAMES aka REAS
another piece by TODD JAMES
detail, TODD JAMES
detail, TODD JAMES
detail, TODD JAMES
one of a few B & W drawings – by BLU
LAZARIDES seems to be a fairly big organization & they brought a lot of their
in-house crew over – to put up the NYC show, this is RALF.
downstairs, on the lower/basement level: from left – INVADER, ‘BERT’ by MARK JENKINS,
and at the right, a big piece by BAST
a wall of INVADER !!
INVADER aka SPACE INVADER, originally ‘vandalizing’ PARIS – you could have caught some of his iconic 8 bit video-game aliens – in tile mosaics, cemented up in Chelsea, last Spring (2008) – they’re down now – whether thru grafitti clean-up police/or removed by sharp-eyed collectors – unknown.
and yes, they were made from RUBIK CUBES !! – INVADER
kind of on the dark side – even though it contained a fuzzy little animal – POLLY MORGAN
detail, POLLY MORGAN
large works by DAVID CHOE
on the left, ANDREW MICHAEL FORD, of BROOKLYN’S AD HOC GALLERY,
chats with BAST.
large work by BAST
DANIEL SALIN – independent curator – based in LA – said to have had a hand in curating
this show for STEVE LAZARIDES.
large piece by ANTONY MICALLEF
work by JR
detail, PAUL INSECT
Sesame Street figure by PAUL JENKINS, paintings by MODE 2 (center),
and mosaic by INVADER, at right.
heavily (brick) textured & highly detailed paintings by MIRANDA DONOVAN
and yes, she knows NIGEL COOKE.
detail, MIRANDA DONOVAN
a super arresting wall – VHILS – now 21 – this young Portuguese artist . . . “has been painting on anything and everything he can find within his environment. Starting out at 13 on trains passing by his home town on the south-banks of Lisbon, an area of recently implanted urbanism in a rural environment..”
local talent, from back in the train days – IVORY !!
. . . likewise, SP.one aka GREG LaMARCHE !!
CONOR HARRINGTON – while in NYC – he did a massive and totally S-T-R-I-K-I-N-G wall mural, said to be – somewhere around 15th St and Washington – on the deep West Side ?
detail, CONOR HARRINGTON
STEVE PARKIN, of the LAZARIDES crew – he’s the one whose staying behind
to mind the NYC pop-up store.
JE of France
JE brought to our attention the ZEUS – ‘shadow’ work – outside on the street, around the bus stop.
also, outside on the street – CONOR HARRINGTON
also outside, in the side street window – a video loop by TODD JAMES
video frame – TODD JAMES aka REAS
video frame – TODD JAMES
VIDEO FRAME – TODD JAMES
PHOTOS: NANCY SMITH