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
Matthew Namour Gallery is thrilled to be hosting Mike Davis’ latest solo show in Montreal opening September 7th and running until September 24th. Davis renders complex paintings embedded with symbols of mortality, folly, and hubris in the style of the Netherlandish Flemish Primitives such as Bosch, Bruegel and van Eyck.
His oil paintings create an alternate world where anything is possible; combining arcane personal symbols with social commentary. His work depicts a world of myth and colliding timeframes, a land “on the other side of the bridge,” but one that resonates with our own—not as memory but as a dream.