British seamstress Lucy Sparrow launches her latest solo show in London this November. Banishing banality, Sparrow invites you in to her makeshift store at Lawrence Alkin Gallery to lift whatever you can get away with.
A couple of weeks ago, I got the opportunity to drop in to the studio of Mr Remi Rough.
Remi (featured in VNA issue 18) has been involved in the London graffiti scene since the 1980’s and now as well as still being active in the mural scene he has carved a very successful art career with exhibitions in galleries in Paris, Perth, Tokyo, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Hong Kong and more.
Nestled deep in South London’s Peckham/East Dulwich area, the studio was bustling with new work and a couple of older gems that where waiting to be taken to his new ‘Previously’ retrospective show at Morgan Furniture. This show is a little different as Remi explained as its a selection of older pieces ranging from 2009 – 2012 with some totally unseen work from that era.
The exhibition runs from the 11th -27th March Mon-Fri, 9.30-5.30
1 Dallington Street, Clerkenwell,
London EC1V 0BH UK
Have a look at some of our exclusive snaps from the studio visit…
Very Nearly Almost Magazine launches the VNA 28 Limited Edition, featuring a screenprinted box set from Rebel8’s head clothing designer, Mike Giant. The regular cover features an iconic shot of Giant by Melbourne-based photographer, Nicole Reed.
Richard & Le Feuvre is a new gallery opening in Geneve, Switzerland with a big group show titled Paper Party 2. Exhibiting around 50 original works on paper by 11 artists from all over the globe, the idea of this show is to present the diversity of urban and graffiti related art to the local art lovers.
With most of the featured artists having strong roots in graffiti movement, this exhibition shows the variety of styles and directions that it can lead to. The strong lineup consisting of known names that never exhibited before, is the proven recipe for a successful exhibit.
From the abstract graffiti of Mist, the surrealistic comic like works of Alexöne Dizac, Jeff Soto‘s low brow inspired works, steampunk imagery of Pixel Pancho, Sowat‘s abstract calligraphy style, the pop explosions of Andrew McAttee, the wide range of styles and works guarantee an interesting install and show.
Maya Hayuk was recently vin Cologne, Germany, opening a solo show “Alles Klar” with Die Kunsagentin gallery, as well as having a mural reveal / print release party with Arty Farty gallery. We just got these photos by Klaus Dyba of her indoor mural/installation inside Arty Farty artspace, showing her latest acid neon woven masterpiece. Using thick layers of fluorescent paint, NYC based artist created this symmetric signature piece that worked as a perfect backdrop for a party that was organized. Along with mural reveal and solo show opening, Sept 4th was the official release date of her newest limited edition screenprint, premiere of a the short film “Chemical Trails” by Landy about Maya’s work on the infamous Bowery wall last year, as well as a big party with DJ’s Sid Vaga and Tito Wun.
Prolific NY-based street artist ELLE has a joint show with Martha Cooper opening at Mecka Gallery, Brooklyn, on Saturday 26th April. The show is a collaborative effort involving some rare, unusual photos from Martha, combined with some heavyweight, multi-disciplinary artwork from ELLE. Expect fire-extinguisher mayhem, screen-printed paper catwalk dresses and poignant pictures of kids playing in the streets. We caught up with ELLE to chat about her artwork, inspirations and that awkward moment when your arresting officer asks you out on a date.
From 3rd April, Howard Griffin Gallery presents a retrospective of the life and work of infamous artist Thierry Noir. In 1984, Noir was the first artist to illegally paint mile upon mile of the Berlin Wall. Noir wanted to perform one real revolutionary act: to paint the Wall, to transform it, to make it ridiculous, and ultimately to help destroy it. Noir’s iconic, bright and seemingly innocent works painted on this deadly border symbolised a sole act of defiance and a lone voice of freedom. In this landmark exhibition at Howard Griffin Gallery in Shoreditch, the artist’s first solo show, new original works will be exhibited alongside rarely seen photographs, interviews and films, juxtaposing old and new to reassess Noir’s enduring legacy and contribution to society.
Our friends over at Monorex have alerted us to the fact that they are celebrating their 9th year in business! They are holding a series of talks, events, art battles, live music and parties this week at Hoxton Arches in London’s East End.. Heres a run down of whats going on…
OMFG… Kaws goes huge and in wood no less…