"Therapy Dropout" by Hera at FIFTY24SF

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, June 25, 2008
FIFTY24SF Gallery in San Francisco announces the opening of Therapy Dropout, an exhibition by German street artist Hera (the female half of Herakut) in their ground level gallery space (Descriptive Verse by Ala Ebtekar and Rene Almanza will simultaneously occupy the upper level gallery.) Therapy Dropout, Hera’s first solo show, will showcase a new body of work including paintings, drawings and installation. Hera’s new works reflect her use of graffiti as an outlet for her restlessness. Using graffiti as a method to reach out to people that would otherwise not listen to her, as well as a form of therapy, Hera believes quitting her “regular therapy” saved her creativity. “If you paint what you feel, you drag it out of yourself and put it in front of you, where you can see it and deal with it. Once that’s done you can turn your back on it and leave it behind. Others will eventually paint over it, but that doesn’t matter, because you had never planned on keeping it anyway. You’re moving on. That’s it,” states Hera of the meaning behind her Therapy Dropout exhibit. Hell yeah. Why pay a shrink to solve your problems when you can spray your issues all over the place and have others deal with them for you? Therapy Dropout opens Thursday, July 3rd at FIFTY24SF and will remain up thru July 24th. Say goodbye to your therapist and come get healed with Hera.

Herakut Bombs Los Angeles

Juxtapoz // Thursday, April 17, 2008
Herakut, the German street art duo, will in be LA through the weekend and seem to really be making the best of their trip to the States! In the days following the opening of their showstopper, Streichelzoo, at Carmichael Gallery, Herakut have been doing what they do best: hitting the streets. Herakut has been bombing various spots in Los Angeles to create some sweet site-specific murals. Check out more photos over here…

Herakut's "Streichelzoo"

Juxtapoz // Saturday, April 12, 2008
Carmichael Gallery of Contemporary Art presents Streichelzoo, a solo exhibition featuring the artwork of German street art duo, Herakut. The event will mark Herakut's first solo show in the United States! Artwork featured will include a combination of spray paint with charcoal, watercolors, and other paints on a variety of media, including wood, canvas, and paper. The gallery will be transformed into a work of art in itself, as Hera and Akut run wild and create a large-scale installation in the space. Streichelzoo will be on view April 12 through May 4. Streichelzoo means "petting zoo" in German, an apt label for a showcase of the quirky cast of creatures about to enter Carmichael Gallery. The artwork in the show embraces a brand new phase in Herakut's artistic evolution, as they continue to take risks and blend their signature styles into one unique, refreshing urban voice. More info on this amazing artists pair at www.herakut.de.

Photos: Herakut and Luc Price in London

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, December 18, 2007
Photos from the December 15th opening of Permission to Paint at London's Leonard Street Gallery. The show features new works and installation by German graffiti duo Herakut as well as new works and installation by British artist Luc Price. Permission to Paint is on view until January 11th. More...

The Leonard Street Gallery Update

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, December 05, 2007
London's Leonard Street Gallery dropped us a line to let us know about their various recent endeavors, and now we're passing the savings on to you! No, but seriously, the gallery has been up to some great shenanigans over the past few months like an installation by Elbow-Toe, an exhibition by Matt Small featuring a public artist talk where he discussed his painting process and the subjects of his art, and the release of a limited edition signed catalogue from the Matt Small show, 100 of which featured an original artwork by Small in the rear inside cover. And on December 14th, Permission to Paint opens which features new works by Herakut (the graf duo of Hera and Akut) and a collaboration with Luc Price. Leonard Street Gallery's heating up as we move into the new year, so you Londoner's should keep your eyes peeled for all the good good they'll be bringing your way.

Photos: Nuart Festival by Logan Hicks

Juxtapoz // Monday, September 10, 2007
Logan Hicks went to the Nuart Festival in Stavenger, Norway and brought us a bunch of photos from the museum opening night and pre-show prep with Eine, Blek le Rat, D*Face, Nick Walker, Word To Mother, Akut, Hera and a few other illustrious streetart folks.

The Nuart Festival

Juxtapoz // Sunday, September 02, 2007
When was the last time you thought to yourself, "Damn, I wish I was in Norway."? How about now? The NuArt Festival, a celebration of contemporary urban art and street culture, begins on Thursday, September 6th in the chilly hamlet of Stavengery, Norway. The festival, going into its sixth year, is a crazy mash-up of gallery and street art that takes over the town. Artists from all over the world come to display their work in the Rogaland Kunstmuseum and on the streets. Businesses and residents donate their walls for the artists to work on and the gallery runs a show of the work created during the festival. Basically the town becomes one big gallery show for fans of street art to meander through. The idea of an entire town coming together to support a renegade art form warms our hearts. This year the festival will feature AROFISH, BLEK LE RAT, D*FACE, NICK WALKER, M-CITY, LOGAN HICKS, DOLK, SIXTEN, RENE GAGNON, CHARLES KRAFFT, HERAKUT, EINE, KNGEE, WORDTOMOTHER, P
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