Last time I saw Scott, we were playing ping pong at The Marcy Project in Brooklyn. Sadly for me, he beat me in a best of 7. It still stings a bit. I mention it here as a form of therapy I think. Anyway, I’m catching up with him now as his two person show with Mary Iverson called ‘Correspondence’ has just opened at Andenken in Amsterdam on November 11th.
UK-based journalist, copywriter, interviewer and quality content producer, as well as editor and founder of art ‘zine Pavement Licker, Josh Josh Jones, recently published his first comic. This story about drink, drugs, bears, fights, gay saunas and reluctant superheroes was done in collaboration with illustrator Simon Davies and was premiered in Pavement Licker #10.
“100 years from now, in Itchytown, London’s scummiest area, lives masterful pick pocket, Johnny Whiskfingers. After having his hand cut off by a corrupt government he staggered into the lawless borough and was rescued by two ex-special forces bears, Saul and Gibbs who run an illegal bar. Fighting a secret war against injustice, the bears, joined by no nonsense barmaid, Tilika, let the hard drinking, drug taking, unreliable anti-hero into their lives and fit him with a robotic hand that might just save the city…”
Intended for mature audience the comic is now available for worldwide order through JohnnyWhiskfingers.com.
In March 2017 British artist Banksy opened the doors to ‘The Walled Off Hotel’ in Bethlehem, Occupied Palestine.
FWTV went out to see the hotel and spend a few days gaining first-hand insight into life under occupation.
If you’d like to show support we recommend the Palestine Solidarity Campaign
and Medical Aid For Palestinians
for more information on The Walled Off Hotel
3AMMY BASEL SADEK – #HALA
LEMMiNO – Voyage
A Himitsu – Lost Within
VNA veterans, Hyland Mather issue 33 (@thelostobject) and Mando Marie issue 21 (@seeyouthroughit) are having their two person collaborative exhibition, ‘This Is Why I’m Such A Mess’ at CAVE Gallery in Venice, CA opening this Saturday June 10th 6-10pm, left coast time.
Some big art names have been working with UK-based magazine The Big Issue recently. With limited edition releases from the likes of Ben Eine, aimed at giving the homeless a helping hand up, the collaborations have culminated in a group exhibition at Jealous Gallery, London, entitled ‘Tipping Point”.
Melbourne based ink recycler’s Lousy Ink are hosting their first group exhibition, ‘Lousy Show’, which will celebrate local talent, featuring over 40 creatives.
Reka One is a contemporary Australian artist based in Berlin, Germany. His origins lie in the alleyways and train lines of Melbourne’s inner-suburbs where he spent over a decade refining his now-emblematic aesthetic. His character work has come to represent the beginnings of a new style of street art: clean and unique.
Maxwell Paternoster and Will Barras invite you to roll down your windows and inhale the
exhaust fumes of their lives.
Armed with buckets, paste and brushes, the creative team behind Shangri-la and a few special guests arrived late last week to add their striking additions to the Glastonbury land and legend exhibition at the V&A Museum, London.
Works by the following artists can be seen if you look close enough: Jimmy Cauty, Shepherd Fairey, Chu, Paul Insect, Dr D, Noki, Mobstr, Steve Cutts, Dan Hillier, Andi Rivas, Carl Cashman, Charlie Anderson, Darren Cullen, Angry Dan, Hugo Farmer, Hal Hefner, Jim Chambers, Webbo, Hutch, Mark Hooley, Objectables, Aaron Baker, Natasha Carter.
Exhibition Review by Hyland Mather
This show New Translations, by Scott Ablrecht (instagram @scottyfivealive) has been getting lots of attention online, and why not… a) It’s at Shepard’s gallery, duh, and b) this new work from Scotty is quite freaking stellar.