Holy Moly!! This month has been crazies. Yer girl just wrapped up gift guide styling for People StyleWatch, Essence Magazine (I'm soooo antsy to spill the beans about this one, I'll have to wait til it's on the shelf). I even squeezed in some propping jobs for Travel and Leisure, Brides Mag and Nine West! wowswers. This lil maker is pooped....buuut not that pooped. JUNKPRINTS + PYRAMID HILL MUSEUM Next week my very first museum show opens in Ohio at the Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park Museum in Hamilton. Look ma, a freaking Museum! I'm thrilled, honored and humbled to be sharing Explorations In Nude with fine folks of Ohio. The show will be on display October 21st – November 12th, 2016 Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park and Museum in Ohio. The show open October 21st 2016. 1763 Hamilton-Cleves Road,State Route 128,Hamilton, Ohio 45013 Here's a link to the deets.
ART PRINTS!Since the Brooklyn exhibition of Explorations In Nude folks expressed interest in print from the series. I struggled with producing prints for this series because I wanted to make sure that I didn't short change the originals. Most artwork is experiences in some form of reproduction and in some ways that is great because it makes it more accessible but in the case of 3D work it's can be a bit problematic. This series plays a lot with shadow and I was concerned that the 3d element would get lost in reproductions. So I kind of shelved the idea of prints until I had the amazing opportunity to partner with TWYLA. We meticulously worked together to ensure that the integrity of each piece is well represented in these limited edition prints. Six junkprints pieces including Studded as well as The Goo Inside from the Explorations in Nude series are now available in certified numbered limited editions. These can be purchases directly through TWYLA BK35 CANADA LOVE Squad Love. My team over at Brooklyn35 collective and I will be heading to Canada to celebrate the release of the La la la video. I co-directed this video along with Tough Dumplin. Ya'll know I love me some Canada, specifically Toronto. I'm especially feeling the love given that I currently reside in a nation that has a presidential candidate that is into 'pussy grabbing' and a police force that is hell bent on executing Black folks. Given all of that I'm excited to be supporting the collective, sharing work, getting up with my Kitchener and Toronto folks. Mark your calendar 11/12 it's going down. McCabe's Irish Pub Kitchener 352 King St. West, Kitchener, Ontario N2G 1B7. See the facebook page to rsvp and for more deets SHOP IN PERSON Shop Junkprints. I know this is the part that ya'll been waiting for. I'm participating in a Holiday Pop Up shop along with the ladies Love project crew! Just in time for the holidays. I'll be releasing some new items in the athletic wear. More on that later. For now please hold the date. The event will be taking place in the Lower East Side, NY, NY on Saturday Nov. 26th PHILADELPHIA ARTS MURAL I was selected to participate in Philadelphia Arts Mural Training program. Guess who will be sharpening up those skills and throwing color all over some walls? Me 🙂 Mural Arts has united artists and communities through a collaborative process, rooted in the traditions of mural-making, to create art that transforms public spaces and individual lives. Can't wait to dive deep into this and get some community based larger scale projects under my belt.
Is thrilled to announce that I will be exhibiting new art work centered around “What If We Re-Made U.S. Economic Policy?” Dates 06/15/2012 Time 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Venue Info Supernova 26-19 Jackson Avenue Long Island City, NY, 11101 In 1944, during World War II, President Roosevelt called for an Economic Bill of Rights. “People who are hungry and out of a job are the stuff of which dictatorships are made,” he warned. Today, some would say we have inherited that fate, although they might disagree on the causes and the culprits. In a new world, how would artists create a sustainable and equitable economy to the benefit of citizens, businesses and communities? “What If We Re-Made U.S. Economic Policy?” is a QAX event featuring new collaborative work by Leslie Alfin, Theresa Byrnes, Chanel Kennebrew and Toshi Reagon. Presented by Queens Council on the Arts with generous support from Rockrose Development Corp. QAX After-Party w/ GlobeSonic Sound System: 9-11pm @ Currency, immediately following this New World event.
Yep that's rights. Junkprints will be in a Chelsea Gallery. Join me at the opening of Make Skateboards, at I-20 Gallery 55 West 23rd Street,New York, NY 10011-1102 on July 21st. The following is the press release and all the details. DATES: JULY 21 – SEPTEMBER 17, 2011 SHOP HOURS: TUESDAY – SUNDAY, NOON – 8 PM OPENING: THURSDAY, JULY 21, 6 – 8 PM I-20 Gallery is pleased to announce MAKE SKATEBOARDS, a group exhibition and pop-up skate shop conceived as a throwback to the days when art took precedence over branding and a welcoming vibe met you at the door. The show will be a playful take on running a skateboard shop, transforming I-20 into a functional retail space offering a custom line of artist-designed skateboards, skate-related ephemera and accessories, original artwork, vintage objects, custom furniture and clothing by up-and-coming New York designers. A true working skate shop, MAKE SKATEBOARDS will offer decks that are fully skate-able yet designed to an artistic standard. Two types of boards will be available: affordable, limited-edition silk-screened skateboards; and one-of-a-kind decks altered and embellished by hand, including several conceptual takes on the idea of skateboarding itself. While contemporary art, skateboarding and other forms of street culture are at the forefront of current popular tastes, these worlds remain surprisingly inaccessible to much of the public. The creative interaction and welcoming feel of MAKE SKATEBOARDS will attempt to bridge this divide from a convenient location in the heart of the Chelsea art district, just a few short blocks from the Pier 62 Skate Park. MAKE SKATEBOARDS’ inventory will change and grow throughout its two-month run, offering ever-changing aesthetics and variety to art patrons and skaters alike. Some of the pieces exhibited will result from collaborations with community groups such as the Brooklyn-based League Education & Treatment Center’s L.A.N.D. Gallery, a creative-outreach program for artists with disabilities. The shop will also join forces with KCDC, one of New York’s most established and respected skate shops. A string of weekly parties will celebrate new shop arrivals, book signings, album launches, and secret band nights. While most galleries close their doors for much of August, the MAKE Skateboards shop will stay open, serving as a refuge from the hot summer weather. MAKE SKATEBOARDS was conceived by artist and filmmaker Scott Ogden and organized in conjunction with Jonathan Lavoie, Director of I-20 Gallery. This summer’s event will be the first of many pop-up incarnations of the shop. For more information or visuals, please contact: email@example.com or call (212) 645-1100. PARTICIPANTS: Michael Alan, Michael Anderson, Hawkins Bolden, Slater Bradley, Carlton DeWoody, Chris Dorland, David Ellis, Orly Genger, Debra Hampton, Drew Heitzler, Horse Cycles, Grant Huang, Junk Prints, Jacob Kassay, Marina Kappos, KCDC, Sarah Kurz, Curtis Kulig, Wes Lang, L.A.N.D., Robert Lazzarini, Cameron Martin, Moris (Israel Meza Moreno), Scott Ogden, Olek, Erik Parker, Parts + Labor Workshop, Joyce Pensato, RePOP, Prophet Royal Robertson, Jenn Ruff, Tom Sanford, Eduardo Sarabia, Peter Saul, Bill Saylor, Kenny Scharf, Ivory Serra, Shelter Serra, MiYoung Sohn, Tony Bones, Vincent Szarek, Bruce Lee Webb, WHIT makeskateboards.com
This thursday I'm going to be doing a sneak preview of some art that I've been working on stop by let's catch up. This is the first JUNKPRINTS event of 2010!!! It would be nice to see all your shining faces! It'a @ 120 Orchard St, NY NY from 6p-9p. See ya soon 😉
WOW! I'm exhibiting work in two shows at the same time that open the same week. Wish I could make out to this one but If yer in the Minni Apple be sure to check it out. B-GIRL BE: A CELEBRATION OF WOMEN IN HIP-HOP 2009 B-Girl Be Festival—September 17-20, 2009 Mama Said Knock U Out! Gallery Exhibit—August 28-October 23, 2009 Intermedia Arts, 2822 Lyndale Ave. S, Minneapolis, MN 55408 Building on three years of enormous success and international recognition, Intermedia Arts is proud to present the fourth installment of B-Girl Be: A Celebration of Women in Hip-Hop, a multimedia festival encompassing the four elements of hip-hop: MCing, DJing, breakdancing and graffiti. The mission of B-Girl Be is to influence and inspire leadership to change the perceptions and roles of women in hip-hop for current and future generations. This beloved Minneapolis event is a place to make connections, build confidence, sharpen skills and gain access to the tools to create music, film, poetry, rap, aerosol art and dance. On Saturday, September 19th, 2009 B-Girl Be hits the streets again with the B-Girl Be Block Party, an all day festival at Intermedia Arts that brings international, national and local girls and women in hip-hop together in Minneapolis for music, dance, live mural painting, film and an art marketplace. This is one day packed with events and opportunities to showcase women’s aesthetic vision and creative leadership in hip-hop. Before, during and after the block party, B-Girl Be hosts a hip-hop dance showcase at Intermedia Arts curated by local dancer and choreographer Amy Sackett. Tickets sell out fast and shows take place Thursday, September 17, Friday, September 18 and Sunday, September 20 at 8:00 pm and Saturday, September 19 at 2:00 pm and again for a late-night cipher at 10:00 pm after the block party in the Intermedia Arts’ theater.
As always it's madness in Junkprints land. I just shot out my new e-card. Hopefully I'll see some of ya'll soon Junkprints.com Presents The aFAKIN Collection ...because culture is not a hobby Shop in person this Saturday I'll be at the Habana Outpost Block Party Gallery Opening Tomorrow!
So Ya'll know about this lil polital thing called the Democratic Convention. You know, it's taking place in Denver and feakin' Shepard Fairey (Andre the Giant, OBEY) and a whole lot of other really amazing artists are gonna be in this show at Manifest Hope Gallery, in Denver. Here comes the dope part. I'M GONNA BE IN THE SHOW TOO (well my work will)! I was selected to participate and I am thrilled. If yer in Denver stop by for the opening, I'll be there grinning like a fool. The gallery’s going to have an amazing party with live performances by Death Cab For Cutie, Moby, and Clap Your Hands Say Yeah. To find out more go to www.manifesthope.com
I almost forgot to tell ya! I'm having an opening tonight. Insinuations brings together a group of artists who play with the implied notions, giving greater extent to the joining of image and object. Chanel Kennebrew works in collage, exhibited as digital prints, which create a false image. She defines the reality of the modern day woman–exclusively portraying the modern day black woman. The advertising reality is stripped of its disguise, ironically in text-based masks, revealing its filtered version of real world through token expressions of diversity and the diminished self. Anthony Miler creates objects to explore the dichotomy of institutions and constructs. Pairing numeratic sequences that provide a stimulace for thought and self-awareness. Atisha Paulson’s photographs are lively city scenes where he explores the connections found within his environment. His double exposures create a conversation of object, color and form caught between moments and notations of memory. Meghann Snow plays with history of culture and the institution of art, using video to document actions where the formality of art is deconstructed. Visceral and ephemeral, the acts played on film bring an innocence and new vision to the creation of visual art. TemporaryGallery will present Insinuations March 5 through March 23 with an opening reception of March 5, 6-9pm.