Friday, May 26, 2006

No dripa dripa

I really dig Logan Hicks work. As far as the stencil game is concerned he is pretty much at the top along with Blek Le Rat and Banksy. He has been working with K-Swiss on some projects including a tour to China and here is a cool commercial they did together. Enjoy

Get up in the morning, slaving for bread, sir,

I just heard Desmond Dekker died today........Wow. I loved his voice, His songs are forever going to be in my heart.

LONDON - Desmond Dekker, who brought the sound of Jamaican ska music to the world with songs such as "Israelites," has died, his manager said Friday. He was 64.
Dekker, who lived in England, collapsed from an apparent heart attack at his home on Thursday, manager Delroy Williams said. "It is such a shock, I don't think I will ever get over this," Williams said.
read the whole article
there is audio here:####

How do you spell scarred??? Looks weird.....

Visibly marred

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

"Return To Sender" at BLVD June 9

“I’m not trying to just copy traditional African aesthetic. I’m trying to add a new page to the book. A digital kemet approach.” —Ray Noland

BLVD Gallery

"Return To Sender"
Featuring new Paintings by Jill Simonsen and Ray Noland
June 9 - July 1, 2006
BLVD Gallery
2316 2nd ave
Seattle Wa 98121
Opening reception with the artists June 9, 2006 6pm - 10pm

Friday, May 19, 2006

Day 366

So this is the first anniversary of Art Stash. I though I would do my 12 favourite Stashage, one from each month and 1 to grow on.

May 19, 2005 - my first post , besides the test.

June was the month I think I the stash was really rolling, I was obsessed with getting the goods every day.There are definately things that I really want to do with the stash that started here. I need to bring back 10 questions. So basically the whole month of June is My favourite.
June 2005

July 3, 2005 - I love this tale of the rush you get in the hunt.
The one that got away

August 9, 2005 - This is a trip that i made to a couple of the shows happening in the dead of summer.

September 8, 2005 - I like this one because I was exposed to the genius of Eric Mcneill at Bumbershoot. check his link out because he really makes some amazing art.
Bumbershoot Visual Arts recap

October 10, 2005 - I had a great time this weekend with plenty of surprise things happening, So I made a funny collage from the images on my digi camera.

November 14, 2005 - Yo this flick of Jesse Edwards makes this an instant classic.
Get Knuck if ya Buck

December 16, 2005 - This post defines my life this past winter. It seems so long ago now. I write this while I drink a redbull. Bastards!!!!!!
Red bull stole my month, and all I got was this nasty addiction

January 25, 2006 - Ya just got to love early 90's hip hop.
Boh! It's a roughneck reality

February 16, 2006 - I love the folks in all of these pictures. well maybe not love, but I really like them.
You didn't think I wouldn't say something did ya

March 15, 2006 - I can really see the slack in the ol' Stash this month, I got too busy on other things. here is a cool post about skateboarding.
Hitting Tiles

April 7, 2006 - Zappa for president. Do you remember that? I can't think of a single current celebrity that I could say that about. Fuck George Clooney for president. Nothing personal George.
Zappa -20 years ago

And now for my newest post......Drum Roll Please...........................>'!!!'<

Ya knew it was gonna happen.
I hope the next 12 months have such good memories. Thanks y'all.

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Mayor Bloomberg Vs. NYC Graffiti Artists

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and City Councilman Peter Vallone, Jr., are now chasing graffiti artists from the streets into painter’s unions and art schools. Their efforts are not completely unlike the new War On Terror in the Middle East where every smiling face hides a potential “person of interest.” It’s hard to target the real enemy because they mostly all look like regular citizens.
read article

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Silky slides

I love to watch Chris Miller skateboard. Now that is some worthwhile Art. Here he rips it up with his kid.
Courtesy of Skate Fairy

Konichiwa, B!%ches

If You are anything like me and love those wikked Jamaican dv movies like Third World Cop or Dancehall Queens When you heard that a crew out of Japan won the Dancehall Queen comp in Ja you probably shot irish Moss out ya nose. Well I did a bit of snooping and found out that the One and G crew make up for the lack of junk in the trunk with devastating presha inna dance. It took me a minute to find the page with video so here it is. This site is in Japanese so if you read it let me know what it says. HOTT FYAH!!!!!

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

BLVD Interview

Hey there
Here is an interview about BLVD Gallery with Partner Kirsten Andersen from Seattlest. This friday is gonna be FUN!!!!!!

Monday, May 08, 2006

Holy Schnickes!!!!! It's already been a year

I just realized that on May 19th it will have been a year of Art Stashage. It's been pretty amazing doing this and just the way that things have worked out the Art Stash has been pretty good to a brother. Why don't you guys tell me your favorite artstash posts and we will make a "Favourite of Artstash Vol. 1 post"

"Groundswell" at BLVD Gallery opens May 12

Cut Kulture United

BLVD Gallery is proud to present for its inaugural show, “Groundswell”, a diverse collection of some the most exciting artists of the Urban Contemporary movement. These artists have literally made their mark across the globe helping to create what has become the predominant visual art form of modern urban culture using the visual vernacular of graffiti, pop culture, and fine art with the viral strategies of mass marketing. This show is meant to serve as an introduction to the incredible depth of the Urban Contemporary art community and the ongoing aesthetic that BLVD Gallery wishes to promote.
Participating in this show are pioneers of the “Street Art” world, as well as individuals who recontextualize the visual language of the city to create a new visual expression that is spiritually rooted in folk art but is undeniably “Fine” art. Though the art may appear incredibly varied there is a thread of modernism that connects all of the work together and gives it an accessibility that is often missing from more conceptual endeavors.

Participating artists are:
Joshua Petker
Greg Simkins, “Craola”
Thomas Han
Damon Soule
Oliver Vernon
Joshua Krause
Robert Hardgrave
Iosefatu Sua
Sam Sneke
Sylvia Ji
Martin Ontiveros
Bwana Spoons
Darvin Vida
Tra Selhow
Warren Dykeman

Opens May 12 6pm-10pm
2316 2nd ave, Belltown Seattle