Street Art // Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Swoon in collaboration with the Groundswell Community Mural Project (Misha Tyutyunik and Yana Dimitrova contributing work), has completed her Hurricane Sandy memorial piece at the famed Bowery and Houston wall in Manhattan. This week marks the one-year anniversary of Sandy’s landfall and the subsequent destruction left in the aftermath. The optimistic phrases “People helping people” and “Rise above the challenge” accompany the beautiful collage-style work.
Street Art // Thursday, October 24, 2013
As we reported yesterday, Brooklyn-based artist, Swoon, has been enlisted as the next artist to paint the famed wall at Houston and Bowery in New York. In just the last 24 hours, Swoon has already moved very far along applying her wheatpastes in what will be a Hurricane Sandy-themed piece. We will keep you posted on the process throughout the week.
Street Art // Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Brooklyn-based artist, Swoon, has been enlisted as the next artist to paint the famed wall at Houston and Bowery in New York. Previous decorated by the work of Revok and Pose, the wall has since been whitewashed to a vivid blue-green canvas. Swoon has begun applying her wheatpastes in what will be a Hurricane Sandy-themed piece. She will join a long list of artists who have painted the wall which include notable names like Keith Haring, Os Gemeos, Barry Mcgee, Adek (SACE), Kenny Sharf, Shepard Fairey and more. We will keep you posted on the process throughout the week.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Swoon has always been one of our favorite artists, especially when it comes to her public art projects and site-specific works, and now she needs your/our help. This is the lowdown: Two years ago New Orleans Airlift and the artist Swoon launched the Kickstarter campaign that funded The Music Box, their prototype for an ongoing musical architecture project they call Dithyrambalina. Now, with the Music Box closed, they want to evolve the project: what was once going to be a single musical house designed by Swoon and brought to life by collaborating artists has turned into an even bigger dream—an evolving musical village created by many, many more hands, ideas, and influences.
Juxtapoz // Monday, August 05, 2013
Jonathan LeVine Gallery is pleased to present 10 Years of Wooster Collective 2003—2013, a group exhibition curated by Marc & Sara Schiller, featuring works and site-specific installations by over fifty local and international artists in a temporary space located at: 525 West 22nd Street in Chelsea. In conjunction with the exhibition, a number of participating artists will create public murals at various locations in Brooklyn.
Street Art // Wednesday, July 10, 2013
This past Friday in Oaxaca, Mexico, the exhibition "Made in Oaxaca" at the Museum of Contemporary Art of Oaxaca opened, featuring a line-up of international street and mural artists. Curated by Pedro Alonzo, the display showed twelve site-specific works from twelve different artists, from Saner, MOMO, Retna, Nunca, Dr Lakra and others.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Joshua Liner Gallery has moved spots in NYC to a street-level, 2,600-square-foot exhibition space located at 540 West 28th Street in the Chelsea Arts District. To kick off the opening of the new space, the gallery will open a group show, Direct Address, this Thursday March 21 with a great roster of former Juxtapoz cover artists and features, as well as some new talent that we look forward to checking out. Swoon, Steve "ESPO" Powers, David Ellis, Evan Hecox, and Jean-Pierre Roy are just a few names in the show....
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, January 23, 2013
From the print shop, Paper Monster: "Thalassa is a new release of edition variant artworks by Swoon. The stunning original image has been shown as a site specific sculptural piece at the New Orleans Museum of Art in 2011. These EV* edition variants, featuring imagery of mother nature, more specifically mother of the sea, are created using a variety of handmade, found, repurposed, and salvaged materials..."
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, January 09, 2013
This past Friday, January 4, in San Francisco, Chandran Gallery, in association with Juxtapoz and Power House Productions, presented a special benefit exhibition, installation, and auction in support of an innovative artist-in-residence program in Detroit. The exhibition, Iron To Gold/Ashes To Hope, is now presenting the donated artwork as part of an online auction on Paddle8 closes on January 22nd at 10am EST.
Street Art // Sunday, December 30, 2012
An artist’s studio space such as Swoons must be highly entertaining and overwhelming for a young kid. These two have the potential to be the next art stars; surrounded with brilliant imagery at an impressionable age or maybe they will be completely over art when they become adults.