saber / December 24th, 2011 5:11 pm
Yes, year-end lists. Not even street art is exempt. But hey, 2011 was a banner year for the Los Angeles street art and graffiti communities, as they enjoyed plenty of worldwide attention. LA Weekly put together the ten L.A.-related street art and graffiti stories that we think were most remarkable in 2011.
Read more: LA Weekly
Graffiti / Tags: #ArtIsNotACrime, #end, #EndMuralMoratorium, Art, Art in, Art In The Streets, Ban, Banksy, Brooklyn, Brooklyn Museum, Heal the Bay, JR, LA we, LA Weekly, MOCA, MOCA Los Angeles, Mura, Mural Moratorium, Retna, Revok, Risk, She, shell, Shelley Leopold, Shepard Fairy, Sky, Skywritting, The Underbelly Project, Underbelly
saber / December 5th, 2011 7:03 pm
Opening under cover of night somewhere in Paris, four stories beneath la rue, a secret subterranean gallery in a sealed tunnel appears suddenly. While activity on the street overhead is hectic and dense with cars, trucks and pedestrians, the dry dust is ankle-high here in this darkened silent morgue, its cool dank air now permeated with fresh aerosol. The Underbelly has been here, and if you discover this curated collection of Street Art and graffiti in the chilled dim light, you are officially lost. And lucky……..
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Art,Gallery Show,Photography / Tags: Alice Pasquini, C215, Conor Harrington, Contemporary Art, Futura, Graffiti Art, How and Nosm, Paris, saber, Sheone, street art, The Underbelly Project, Tristan Eaton, Will Barras
saber / November 21st, 2011 4:12 pm
THE UNDERBELLY SHOW
Private View 30th November or by appointment
General Opening 2nd December 8-10 pm
Open to the public 2nd December – 5th December
South Beach Miami
8 November- After a full year underground, The Underbelly Project is resurfacing this December in Miami during Art Basel. Presented in its own pop up gallery from 1 December – 5 December, the show will feature original artwork from many of the 103 international artists that participated in the hidden subway project. This exhibition will highlight the essence of the abandoned New York City station known as the Underbelly.
Workhorse has stated: “The New York Underbelly was an important chapter for us, but the story hadn’t been comprehensively told. The Underbelly Miami show gives us a chance to present the broad scope of documentation – Videos, photos, time-lapses and first hand accounts. The project is about more than just artwork. This show gives us a chance to show the people and the environment behind the artwork“
PAC has stated: “While the experience each artist had in their expedition underground can never be captured, it is my hope that this show will highlight some of the trials and tribulations associated with urban art taking place in the remote corners of our cities. Too often the practice of making art in unconventional venues remains shrouded in mystery and I hope this exhibition will shine a faint light on those artists who risk their safety to find alternative ways to create and be a part of the cities they live in.”
Included in the show are street, graffiti and fine artists alike. The full line-up of artists include: Faile, Dabs & Myla, TrustoCorp, Aiko, Rone, Revok, Ron English, Jeff Soto, Mark Jenkins, Anthony Lister, Logan Hicks, Lucy McLauchlan, M-City, Kid Zoom, Eric Haze, Saber, Meggs, Jim & Tina Darling, The London Police, Sheone, Skewville, Jeff Stark, Jordan Seiler, Jason Eppink and I AM, Dan Witz, Specter, Ripo, MoMo, Remi/Rough, Stormie Mills, Swoon, Know Hope, Skullphone, L’Atlas, Roa, Surge, Gaia, Michael De Feo, Joe Iurato, Love Me, Adam 5100, and Chris Stain.
Fashioned to simulate the rawness of the abandoned station four stories beneath the bustle of New York City, the exhibit will attempt to capture the experience of artists’ that were invited leave their creative mark four stories beneath the city streets. The show will feature video footage of artists at work, still documentation, as well as recorded sounds heard in the tunnel.
Exclusively at The Underbelly Show, the unreleased We Own the Night: The Art of The Underbelly Project book, will be available as a limited edition collectors boxed set before the public release in February. This boxed set will include a hard cover book along with 9 unreleased photos packaged in a hand crafted oak box engraved with the names of each artist that contributed to the project. Before the general viewing there will also be a book signing featuring many of the aforementioned artists.
The gallery will be located at 2200 Collins Avenue, South Beach in Miami, FL.
The Underbelly Project
In 2009 PAC and Workhorse started a project in an abandoned subway station in New York City. Over the course of a year and a half they invited over 100 contemporary artists to leave their creative mark inside the station. Working illegally, the project worked towards documenting a cross section of contemporary art, free of the commercial restrictions of the traditional gallery environment. Once the project had come to and end, the entrance was sealed trapping the art inside and creating an ephemeral time capsule. The project received praise internationally, including a front-page article from The New York Times.
THE UNDERBELLY PROJECT
Art,Graffiti / Tags: Adam 5100, Aiko, Anthony Lister, Chris Stain., Dabs & Myla, Dan Witz, Eric Haze, Faile, Gaia, Jason Eppink and I AM, Jeff Soto, Jeff Stark, Jim & Tina Darling, Joe Iurato, Jordan Seiler, Kid Zoom, Know Hope, Logan Hicks, Love Me, Lucy McLauchlan, L’Atlas, M-City, Mark Jenkins, Meggs, Michael De Feo, MoMo, Remi/Rough, Revok, Ripo, Roa, ron english, Rone, saber, Sheone, Skewville, Skullphone, Specter, Stormie Mills, Surge, Swoon, The London Police, The Underbelly Project, TrustoCorp