Sunday, September 24, 2006

Yo! That looks like graffiti

Friday, September 22, 2006


saw this on paul mittlemans blog

Anybody come on my side I shoot him

My friend David told me about a travel film project he has been working on with Vice magazine that sounds pretty crazy. Well I thought I would share it with y'all. Check it out.

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

ya' heard

Urban film series at BLVD Gallery

BLVD Gallery presents
UniPlex 1
A Urban Art Film Series
featuring “Quality of Life”, “Barnstormers 360”, and “Fish Tales”
September 29, 2006 Doors open at 7pm
Suggested Donation $5
BLVD Gallery 2316 2nd ave Seattle Wa 98121

BLVD Gallery is proud to announce the “UniPlex Film Series”, an evening of films by, about, and featuring the best of the Urban Contemporary art movement. Uniplex is an effort to bring a greater understanding to the general public of what has become the most influential global art movement of the 21st century, Urban/Street art . The first installment in the series features two short films, Fish Tales and Barnstormers 360, and the feature film Quality of Life.
About the films:

“Quality of Life (2005)” by Benjamin Morgan; starring Brian Burnam and Lane Garrison

Meet Michael "Heir" Rosario and Curtis "Vain" Smith, the most prolific and talented graffiti writers from the Mission District in San Francisco. At age ten, in a desperate search for fame and identity, the young friends began writing their names on surrounding urban landscapes. More than a decade later, the duo have evolved into a brilliant team of street artists. The two have covertly decorated the canvases of concrete and steel throughout the Bay Area. However, when Heir and Vain are arrested for painting, their secret identities are revealed and creative outlets are abruptly severed.

“Barnstormers 360 (2006)” by The Barnstormers

Filmed in 2004 in Cameron, NC and the Southeast Center for Contemporary Art in Winston-Salem, NC, this 30-minute DVD captures the Barnstormers’ disassembly of a 1930’s era 16 x 16 x 23 foot tobacco barn, its reassembly in the museum, the painting of over twenty murals on its side, and its eventual reconstruction in Cameron.
Artists include David Ellis, Mike Houston,. Martin Mazorra, Chuck Webster, Kami, Maya Hayuk, Swoon, Sasu, West One, Jose Parla, and many others.
Out of the seven time-lapse films the Barnstormers have done, this represents the most ambitious effort to date, combining carpentry and painting, both indoors and outdoors.
With a soundtrack performed by the Barnstormers and special guests

“Fish Tales (2006)” by Eric Noren, Jeremy Fish

A tale of epic proportions about an infamous Urban Fisherman scouring the
streets of San Francisco for his fabled dream catch, “The one that got
away”. Come with us on a journey that turns the city upside-down to find
the world’s first skateable fish.
Skateable fish? Yeah that’s right! Can you actually bomb hills on a fish?
Can a nollie nose-manual at 3rd and Army actually be done with rubber
pants? If you switch back-tail a ledge, do you need to ride the board
backwards because fish lips are too slippery? Will any other skate super
heroes be encountered? Sit back and enjoy.
Directed by independent film maker Eric Noren and scored to an original
song by Aesop Rock, “Fishtales” is the brainchild of Jeremy Fish and
was created to accompany a board series that he made for Element

Monday, September 18, 2006

flix from David Choe at BLVD

The David Choe opening was fantatstic with a ton of folks in attendance and more than one person going away with a smile and an autograph.
Please check out the Gallery of David's work that is available.
View Photos from the opening .

Saturday, September 16, 2006


Do you undrstand how amazing this is?
Banksy's show in LA

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Yo, Don't Sleep on this......

BLVD Gallery is proud to welcome Internationally acclaimed street artist David Choe for his first solo exhibition in the Pacific Northwest. David is one of the most diverse and prolific artists working today. One of the youngest artists to ever have a solo show at the MOCA. He has had his art shown on every surface from canvases to human bodies, to third world war torn walls, his art can be found in every facet of society, from galleries ,museums, t-shirts, shoes, movies, billboards, cars, murals, buildings, from New York city to the Congo, Africa to everywhere in between. Davids personality and work is often at odds with the polite conventions of the art world, crossing the artificial boundaries that seperate fine art from street art. He has designed and created murals, movie sets, movie posters, album covers, shoes, t-shirts, toys, calendars, commercials, cars, magazines, books, illustrations for porn and childrens story books, comics, and animation approaching each project with the same level of genius and the boundless energy that he has become known for. Over the course of his career, David Choe has become as known for his personal exploits as his artwork. Davids approach to life, like his art, is one in which no apologies are made. This has left him the target to personal attacks as well as the subject of a documentary, Dirty Hands ,that is currently in production and slated for release in 2007.
Please contact BLVD Gallery if you are interested in being on the preview list for this show.

"The Globalization of Culture"

A very fun Parisian video Blog: Street Smart cool cat. It has plenty of awesome interviews with the likes of Jovantae Turner and Mike Giant