We are very excited to announce “Recognition”, an award ceremony and event dedicated to Toronto’s infamous Graffiti Alley. Join us December 2nd at 8pm at Toronto Collective (289 Spadina Ave) to experience a night of epic proportions featuring an award donation, live painting by graffiti artists Bacon and Sight, DJ sets by Grouch and Taktiks, and more.
Our friend and graffiti legend BATES has unveiled the information for his latest solo exhibition titled “Stealing The Moment” at Art Is A Four Letter Word Gallery. The show runs from December 2nd until February 3rd of next year. The opening is set for this Saturday, so if you’re in Soest, Germany be sure to check it out.
Athen B. Gallery is excited to announce “Hinterland”, a solo exhibition by Troy Lovegates in Downtown Oakland. The opening reception is Saturday, November 11th at 7pm conveniently located from both 12th and 19th St. Bart Stations in Downtown Oakland. More info and images after the click.
Troy Lovegates, widely known as “OTHER”, is an artist currently based in Oakland, CA. His works are heavily patterned and saturated with hyper color. With a knack for the use of found materials and the unification of wildly disparate elements, both material and aesthetic, Lovegates uses everything from spray paint, oil stick, water color, acrylic, and ink to create works on canvas and paper as well as wooden sculptures.
A self-described “collector of lost souls,” the artist focuses on the figure as story, building motifs through heavily condensed mark making. The figures in his work are sympathetically drawn from equal parts caricature and realistic observation. Lovegates is constantly revising and adapting previous efforts, reintegrating them into current bodies of work that reflect the history of their making. His hand-carved wooden pieces bring his paintings to life as objects. The powerfully weathered people in his imagery are often real, captured through photographs and observation taken while on his travels over the years. Motivated by his own dreams and nightmares, Troy Lovegates works are emotive arrests of an awe-inspiring imagination.
To receive a preview of the exhibition contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Our friends over at Truly Design recently sent over a new project they just wrapped up that looks incredible good and also beneficial for those who use it. Peep more photos after the jump and here’s what the collective says about the project:
“In the past weeks we’ve been working on heaps of projects but this one haps perhaps been the most satisfying.
OIRM, Ospedale Infantile Regina Margherita, is among the most advanced health facilities focused on child care in Italy and is based in Turin, our hometown.
Before this experience, we could only imagine how much a MRI scan machine could be uncomfortable with its obnoxious noise, but we had no real idea of how scary it was for the hospital’s young guests.
So, we were invited by Fondazione Forma ONLUS to decorate the waiting room, the hallway, and the examination room, creating a rich world of colors and characters, in order to distract children and soothe their anxiety before the exam, as this helps hospital staff reduce medication needed to keep the children calm and still during the exam.
The MRI machine is now a starship ready to transport the kids through their challenging trip: we were glad to see some of them smile while leaving the room!”