Thursday, July 28, 2005

Bob Hansen gets all Artsy

Last night I hit up the See Sound Lounge for the "Art or Photography" show to see what was going on. The scene was definately bumping, lots of pyt. Funny that was a MJ song, it has a whole new meaning nowadays. Bob exhibited photos that had been printed onto canvas thus elevating it to the realm of art or so said his artist statement. The thing that struck me the most about his work was the use of ambient light giving the pieces a "Chung King Express" feel. If you are in the Belltown area check this show out.
See Sound Lounge 115 Blanchard st

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Monday, July 25, 2005

Art or Photography?!

Seattles Legendary house music producer Bob Hansen is showing his photography this wednesday at SeeSound Lounge. the good times get rolling at 8pm for the artist reception and 10:30 for the dj scene. This show is in conjunction with an art industry forum type ting supported by Seattle It should be pretty interesting to say the least. See Sound is located in the former Millionaires club thriftstore at 115 Blanchard st.
I think it is crazy that what was once a pretty cool charity spot is now the playground for rich(the drinks are outrageous$$$) bridge and tunnelers. Bob is still a pretty cool character though, so support.

Thursday, July 21, 2005

NEW YORK LAKERS: OlivoDoce Turns One

OlivoDoce Art Space presents...

NEW YORK LAKERS: OlivoDoce Turns One

Opening night July 30, 7-11pm • DJ's FOURCOLORZACK & HEEDMATTIK
Afterparty at Capitol Hill Art Center with Joy Wants Eternity & Snowman Plan

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For its first anniversary exhibit, OlivoDoce presents the art of OD studios, with special guest Reggie Watts,
in a humorous, basketball-themed extravaganza. Revolving around a once glorious, now defunct NBA star,
the entire gallery is transformed into one atmospheric art installation. Part of the Art On 12th art walk.

Exhibit runs July 30 through September 25, 2005 • Original artwork by OD Studios

OlivoDoce Art Space • 1203 East Olive • Seattle • One block North of Pine • 206/372.5861 •

Le Merde in La La Land

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My friend Mike Kelly a/k/a Le Merde is having a show at the Rudys in the Silverlake neighborhood in LA. If you Happen to be in LA you should check out this Seattle based artists incredible work.

Wednesday, July 20, 2005

"You wouldn't fuck us over, we know where you live."

JA is possibly the perfect tagging machine. He is the architype of the strictly "out to bomb" writer. This is one of the best portraits of a graff writer.

Gothic Futurism

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I was just contemplating the genius of Rammelzee and his theory Gothic Panzerism.

Sunday, July 17, 2005

possibly 2 hours wasted everyday.

Sorry to be so scarce with the posts lately I have been working on my other site Cut Kulture. I should be finished with the completely new site in a few weeks but please check it out and let me kno what you think. in the meantime check out these links-

Here is a cool article about street art in Seattle in 2001.

I've seen Michael Defeo's work around. It's cool to see the scope of what he does.

If you have ever wondered about theMoscow Graffiti scene.

Chicago is no joke when it comes to jamming Ads

Moss Graffiti!!!??

oyayubizoku literally translated from japanese equates to ‘thumb-gang’ or ‘thumb-tribe’

Friday, July 15, 2005

Silk Screen Classes

Hey all we are offering silkscreen classes starting on Saturday July 23
at 11am. A 3 day course in silkscreen printing for design professionals
that will give you the skills to create a low cost high quality print studio
in any location. You will learn how to translate your digital art into analogue
prints for paper or tshirts. At the end of this course you will have a finished
product. All this for $75

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The cost is $75 which includes 3 1hr instructional sessions,
Use of one silkscreen to coat and use, and use of all studio
equipment day of session. The student must provide all inks, and
materials to be printed(tshirts, paper, etc....) all inks must be
either Waterbased or Plastisol, NO TOXIC SMELLING INKS ALLOWED!!!!
If you desire to do a multicolor print you will need to provide
additional screens. We will have inks available for a $10
Lab fee.
Contact us if you have
any questions.
You WILL have a finished piece at the completion of this course.

Thursday, July 14, 2005


Art Inspired by the music of They Might Be Giants
Guest Curator: Kevin Titzer

OPENING RECEPTION: Thursday August 4, 2005 - 6pm-8pm
OPEN DAILY: Wednesday thru Friday, 11am-530pm; Saturdays 11am-5pm
CLOSING: Saturday August 27, 2005
WHERE: Garde Rail Gallery – 110 Third Avenue South –Tel.206.621.1055

Garde Rail Gallery artist and Evansville, IN native Kevin Titzer takes over
the reigns at the gallery for the month of August.

Kevin came to us with the idea of hosting a show of artists he pulled
together who would do work based on the music of seminal rock band They
Might Be Giants. We thought the idea to be grand.

Kevin has pulled together an exceptional international group of artists with
varying degrees of notoriety. All are new to the gallery and we are very
excited to be able to host what will be a very different show for us.

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"Depression (Dr. Worm)" by Rik Catlow, 6x12, mixed media on canvas

Wednesday, July 13, 2005

just a thought

Yesterday I had a very interesting conversation with Michelle Dunn of Aperture West discussing various elements of the arts environment here in Seattle. One thing that came up was the need for an event much like Bay Area Now, a triennial survey of emerging artists and arts organizations. It seems to me that there are not alot of opportunities for artists to reach the serious art collectors here in Seattle as well as throughout the northwest. This would be a great way to connect the collectors with the artists that may not be represented by the Pioneer square scene, as well as giving the artists a chance to raise their game to a higher level.

Ohh snap!! Now they got monsters.

Have you seen the new advertising campaign for Bumbershoot with the buses that look like they have been Bombed [in the graffiti sense of the word]. I think it is interesting to see the aprpriation of Graff culture without actually using participants of that culture to carry it out. Here is a link to the designers of this campaign, Asterik Studios. I guess in my role as booster for the local Street/ urban contemporary art community I would like to see a "Urban' art campaign carried out by "Urban" artists. If I was Peekaboo Monster I would be pissed.

Monday, July 11, 2005

BooHi at Sals review

I really enjoyed the Darvin Vida show at Sals Barbershop on Saturday. The work showing was a mix of digital prints and small canvases and drawings with the digital prints really standing out. When I asked Darvin about the inspirations for his pieces he said " it's all about movies" and it definately shows. Amongst the movie images that were manipulated are scenes from "Do The Right Thing", "Warriors", "Coming To America", and"Game of Death". There was one colorful portrait of a friends daughter that really caught my eye, definately was my favorite. Make your way to Sals to see this show and maybe get your head lined up.

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Seattle WA 98122

Saturday, July 09, 2005

Photos from the Iosefatu Sua show at Vain

Plenty of good times were had at the Iosefatu Sua show "Soles in the Mist" at Vain July 7. This was the final show curated by Cut Kulture there so it was a major throwdown. Lots of good drinks, and laughs. A highlight was the USNAPS digital photo booth that was there. To check out the photos from the show use the special code ---vaincutkulture . Iosefatus work for this show was a congregatiopn of Soles from the mythical Island of Pepelo. I was very impressed by a hanging piece made of 38 individual portraits to create an image of the actual island of Pepelo.

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Friday, July 08, 2005

No "Way"

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Here is an interesting article about Danny Way's attempt to jump the Great Wall.

Get Busy Living or Get Busy Dying---Darvin Vida at Sals july 9

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Darvin Vida in his first solo show
Get Busy Living or Get Busy Dying
JULY 9th
1520 E Olive Way
Seattle WA 98122

after party at the WAR ROOM

Thursday, July 07, 2005

"Big Rock Candy Mountain" at Roq La Rue July 8

"Big Rock Candy Mountain" - contemporary artists influenced by religious southern and western folk art. Artists include Jon Langford, Tom Huck, Gary Monroe, Fred Stonehouse,Daniel Martin Diaz, and Ryan Greis
Friday July 8
Roq La Rue
2316 Second Avenue
Seattle WA 98121
Phone: 206.374.8977

Wednesday, July 06, 2005


Skullicorns is a somewhat cryptic event happening wednesday July 13 at the War Room. I understand there will be an Art reception at 7:30pm that is free and a hot ass dance party with DJ fourcolorzack and DJ FITS. There will be Posters, Tshirts, a free mixtape, as well as plenty of drinks. I think this is being put on by the F.C. Kids , should be fun.

FOUR X NORTHWEST:at Garde Rail gallery July 7

"Four X Northwest" celebrates a quartet of Seattle self-taught artists. Anne Grgich has been showing internationally since the late 1980's and is the best know "outsider" artist from our region. Ree Brown's delicate gauche and watercolor portraits on paper of people, "no one in particular", can be disarming, and equally as charming as his tiny cat "mug shots", and spindly birds. Wood carver Tim Fowler has been working with masonry, tile and concrete, and we'll be exhibiting his statues for the first time. Gregory Blackstock's "catalogue" drawings are a tremendous discovery that the art field is very excited about.

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OPEN DAILY: Wednesday-Friday 11am-530pm, Saturday 11am-5pm
CLOSING: Saturday July 30, 2005
WHERE: Garde Rail Gallery - 110 Third Avenue South, Seattle, WA - Tel.206.621.1055 - Map It

Gmunro in the house

Guillermo Munro Colosio sent me this great artstash joint yesterday and i am hyped to get another entry for the logo sesh. Guillermo is an illustrator/designer who moved to Seattle a year ago and has contributed to the PI and other papers. He does some real great photo collage work and cancvases so peep him out.

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The best thing about doing this blog are all the great people I am getting to meet. You know somebody is fresh when they invite you to meet up over a beer and a burrito. Cheers!!!

Tuesday, July 05, 2005

for all you Sneaker Pimps......

Seattles own Peekaboo and Angry Woebots are participating in the Sneaker Pimps show in LA. They will be doing a live Painting performance as The 5 Deadly Venoms: Peekaboo, Angry Woebots, Tragnark, Joel Ledbetter & Thomas Han. If you are in LA on July 8 you should check this out. Sneaker culture is absolutely bananas right now with Nike having a fully customizable line and even Magazines dedicated to collecting shoes. Man I thought i was dope with my desert boots......guess not.

Don't forget This Thursday-- Iosefatu Sua at Vain

I just wanted to remind everybody about this. It is going to be the last show Cut Kulture is curating at Vain and is sure to be a spectacle, with the free drinks and what not. Vain is at 2018 1st ave in downtown Seattle.

Thursday, July 7th from 5-11pm, Belltown’s VAIN Salon and Seattle arts collective Cut Kulture United present the latest work of local multi-media artist Iosefatu Sua dubbed Soles in the Mist. As a featured artist in the VAIN gallery’s Free Thinking Residency Program, Sua says of his exhibit, “Soles in the Mist explores cultural and individual displacement when forced to separate from traditional ties to the past. Cultural identity and security become threatened by the burden of deep existential uncertainty in a culture organized around economic and ethnic inequality.”

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Soles in the Mist (Sole is the Polynesian word for homeboy) features images of stereotyped overweight Polynesian Islanders super-imposed on patterned backdrops. The Figures are bold and heavily outlined, street style, and are painted on colorful screenprints which are wheat pasted onto their canvas. Visual inspirations include Japanese wood prints, urban art, and traditional Polynesian iconography.

Jesse Edwards on the web

Jesse Edwards has a new site. Jesse is one of my favorite artists in Seattle.He breaks all preconceptions of what urban art is or can be.

Sunday, July 03, 2005

The one that got away

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The other day I was riding the bus down south Fourth ave crossing over the union pacific train Yard when i spied with my lil eye a Pink Smith rail car. For me this was like seeing a Da Vinci hung in an alley as you drive by. So of course I hop off the bus at the next stop and run down to catch some flix. I felt like a hunter about to bag a Lion, I was so excited. It took me maybe five minutes to get to the spot I saw the train at and it was GONE!!!!! Man talk about being disappointed. I stood around for awhile hoping the train would be moved back to where it was but it was not my day. So I took this photo, kinda like shooting for bear and getting a gopher. You may notice how I relate taking graff flix to hunting. It is completely like that. I have no skill to write and no heart to run,lord knows Ive tried, so for me catching fotos of my favorite writers out in the wild is a favorite passtime. The story of Smith is one of the most interesting in Graffiti. He is now Married to Lady Pink who is probably the most famous female writers ever, you know who she is if you have ever seen Wild Style or Style wars . I coulda been a contender with that flick....DAMN!!!!!

Friday, July 01, 2005

Keep 'em comin.....Logos that is

Wow!!! I got pretty nifty artstash logo piece from my man Jesse Brown today. Dude does some pretty great work with the youth of seattle as an art instructor at Art Works, a non profit that teaches artskills to "troubled" youth. If you ever wondered who did those awesome Jazz murals around the SAM's construction site, well that was Jesse and his kids.

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So I guess I was not very clear in my last post about the logo contest thing. It really is not a contest, more of a showcase of artists work using Artstash as the topic matter. There is no deadline as of yet, and all entries will be made into either shirts or stickers. plus you will get the honor of having your work on Seattles premier blog dedicated to all things "stashy". Keep them comin' and I hope to catch you on the flipside.