JAMES TOP and others 

Schomburg Center

From Cover to Cover: 20 Years of African Voices

Opens Dec.8, 2012

A tribute to the Beastie Boys featuring the photography + art of Sunny Bak & Cey Adams

Unconventional Path: Greg Lamarche

Inspired by the dynamism of his native New York City and its role as an incubator of the outlaw art of graffiti, Greg Lamarche’s collages combine the city’s relentless rhythm and graffiti’s aggressive presence to express the power, elegance and rebelliousness of urban creativity. Using found materials and commercially printed papers from his vast collection of vintage printed matter, Lamarche abstracts graffiti’s visual language, playing with a profusion of font styles, word fragments, multiple layers, bold colors, rhythmic repetition, multiple perspective and movement. Each unique work of precisely hand-cut paper thus becomes an interplay of the directness of graphic design and the aesthetics of fine art.

Born and raised in New York, Greg Lamarche created his first collages in the sixth grade when he used fireworks wrappers found in his schoolyard. In 1981 he began writing graffiti on the streets and subways, and published Skills, a seminal graffiti magazine, in the early 1990s.

Lamarche has worked as both fine artist and graphic designer since 2000, and has been featured in numerous publications including the New York Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Boston Phoenix, Print, Juxtapoz, Modern Painters and Arkitip among others. His work is also featured in several new books, including Graffiti New York (Eric Felisbret, author; Luke Felisbret, contributor; forward by James Prigoff; October 2009, Abrams. publishers), Cutting Edges: Contemporary Collage, (R. Klantin, H. Hellige and J. Gallagher, editors; February 2011, Die Gestalten Verlag, publishers) and The History of American Graffiti, (R. Gastman, C. Neelon, authors; April 2011, Harper Collins, publishers) and Crack & Shine Iinternational, (Freddie Forsyth, editor; August 2011, Topsafe London, publishers). Lamarche created the cover graphics for World Piecebook (Sacha Jenkins, David Villorente, authors; June 2011, Prestel USA, publishers.)

Tuesday, May 8th
6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Tuesday, May 8th 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Type Directors Club 347 West 36th Street, Suite 603 New York, NY 10018

TDC members free
Non members $20
Student Non members $15

More information here. 


MARE 139: Art is Study – 36 Years of Process and Influence

Carlos Mare- Art is Study- Process and Influence over
the past 36 years

Opening reception: Saturday, May 5Th  6p.m. to 9 p.m. Artist talk with
Alan Ket at 7pm.

Pratt Institute Center for Continuing and
Professional Studies Exhibition Space
CCPS gallery located on the 2nd floor of Pratt Manhattan
144 West 14th Street (near 7th Avenue)
Gallery Hours: Mon-Thur: 10am-8pm; Fri-Sat-Sun: 10am-4pm

New York City, April 20, 2012- Sculptor/Designer Carlos Mare aka
Mare139 presents a showcase of  artifacts including study models of
his sculpture works and famed award designs. The installation will
also highlight process notes and his artistic influences related to
his work over the past 36 years from early subway paintings to the
sculpture works of di Suvero, Stella, Smith and others.


Michael De Feo donates to The Thorn Tree Project

Michael De Feo has donated a unique flower painting on canvas to a benefit auction for The Thorn Tree Project, a non-profit group that supports the children of the Samburu Tribe of Kenya. 

The event is Thursday, May 3 in New York. 

10th Annual African Bazaar & Silent Auction 
Supporting the children of the Samburu Tribe 

Thursday, May 3, 2012, 6:00-9:30 pm 
Suggested admission: $40 

Skylight West Studios 
500 West 36 Street (at 10th Avenue) 
New York, NY 10018 


Book Release Party for ALE ONE and SKAY's Classic Hits New York's Pioneering Subway Graffiti Writers

Friday, June 1, 7:30 PM

Authors Alan Fleisher and Paul Iovino present Classic Hits: New York's Pioneering Subway Graffiti Writers (Dokument Press)
Signing by authors Alan Fleisher and Paul Iovino
With original old school subway writers Ale One , Blade One, TAKI 183  & Others.

Early 70s New York saw the growth of a new artistic phenomenon: created by kids, for kids, graffiti became one of the greatest and most influential artistic movement of our time, spawning contemporary artists like Seen, Banksy, and Revok.  In Classic Hits, Bronx natives Alan Fleisher (ALE) and Paul Iovino (SKAY) talk about where it all started, drawing on their first hand knowledge of graffiti culture and continued friendship with other pioneers to create the most visual book on early 1970s graffiti ever published, including essays and quotations from the greats of the era.  Alan and Paul will talk briefly about their experiences and host a signing with writers featured in the book, including Blade 1 and others, to a custom-made soundtrack of 1970s hits!

Greenlight Bookstore
686 Fulton Street (at S. Portland)
(718) 246-0200

GO HARD! New works by INDIE 184

Opening Reception: Saturday, May 5th, 5:00pm – 8:00pm

Munky King welcomes New York-based graffiti artist and fashion designer Indie184 with her new solo effort “Go Hard!”.  Influenced by all things colorful, happy and sexy, Indie’s exhibition features new works, Kweenz Destroy mini shop, and 18” inch MY LITTLE PONY custom figure.  Opening May 5th, 5:00pm-8:00pm, this event is partnered with Hasbro’s MY LITTLE PONY Project: Friendship Is Magic exhibition, beginning at Toy Art Gallery and expanding to include a block party by Melrose Avenue shops. Munky King opens our doors to MY LITTLE PONY fans on May 5th until 11:00pm, giving away exclusive items and DIY ponies sponsored by Hasbro. Live music and refreshments will be served.

Exhibition runs through May 26, 2012

Munky King
7308 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90046
(323) 938-0091

Artist website:


SSB Reunion Black Book signing on Friday May 18th 7:PM-11:PM at Razor's Lounge 87 Central Ave. Brooklyn New York, 11237 and SSB Reunion Paint Day on May 19th at 11:AM at 5Pointz Queens. For more info and request to paint, pls limited spots so message asap........AIM SSB at: aim.ssb.art@gmail.com or  Flip-One at: ChasCam580@gmail.com


March 21, 2012





APRIL 2-30, 2012

2241 1ST AVENUE , 115 ST NY, NY 10029

EMPERIAL GALLERY is pleased to present NEW PRINTS AND EDITIONS, an exhibition of prints by CHRIS DAZE ELLIS curated by FERNANDO RUĺZ LORENZO. The exhibition consists of many of the past editions Daze has completed in conjunction with Nebo press and others. Many of the prints are a revealing glimpse into the artistic process of Daze's work. The sketchbook series of prints for example show the various forms of representational subject matter that populate the artist's sketchbooks. Musicians, urban landscapes and crowd scenes coexist with cloud forms, wild style letters and expressionist brush strokes.

Among other prints included in the exhibition, the artist has produced a unique print entitled "Singapore" which will debut at the OPENING RECEPTION: APRIL 2, 2012, 6-9 PM. It has been published by Dirty Pilot Press in a special edition. The print consists of imagery inspired by a recent trip to South East Asia and will be available during the opening reception.
Chris Daze Ellis' work can be found in the permanent collections of The Museum of The City of New York, The Brooklyn Museum, The Museum of Modern Art and the Ludwig Museum in Aachen, Germany as well as many other important public and private collections. In 2011, Chris Daze Ellis was the recipient of a SMART Power grant through The Bronx Museum of the Arts.

COPE 2 Defiance

Opening Reception 6pm-10pm

On display through March 1, 2012.

Galerie MATHGOTH 103, rue Saint-Maur - 75001 www.mathgoth.com

Paris, France - MathGoth Gallery is proud to present Defiance a solo exhibition by Cope 2. Sixteen months after his first exhibition in Paris, Burnings Hearts with partner INDIE 184 in 2010, the famous graffiti artist COPE 2 represents New York for the second time exhibiting his mixed media paintings. Defiance features the works of the international graffiti legend whose work do not settle down combining the techniques of graffiti with the dexterity of brush and collages.

A real change in his work, which premiered at Burnings Hearts, Cope 2 proves his burgeoning and experimental style in Defiance as a bold resistance to his traditional graffiti art . No denial in the work of Cope2, the king's legendary bubble letters and tagging remain at the heart of each painting but with new spaces, thought and imagery.

Limiting his exterior graffiti murals, the canvas is now his favorite medium, which contributes to the accessibility of the artist by challenging the same paradox. Now, favoring studio work, more carefully, Cope2 deepens this trend for a very accomplished performance. Cope2 has become a studio painter with the precision and the passion that implies.

Defiance opens February 18 on display through March 1, 2012.

For more information, please contact
galerie@mathgoth.com or +


PRESENTS GALLERY: 64 Washington Avenue Brooklyn, NY. 11205

May 4, 2012 at 6:00pm until Friday, June 1, 2012 at 9:00pm

The first gallery show ever as a group, The Rolling Thunder Writers of NYC Subway Graffiti fame. One of the most prolific, heavy-hitting graffiti crews in the history of Graffiti art. RTW covered the period from 1976 well into the end of subway graffiti i
n the 1990's. Known for their very psychedelic origins..from Central Parks Bandshell to the One Tunnel...where Hippie meets Hip-Hop, the Funk gets stronger! and beyonder!.

May 4th



John CRASH ONE Matos: Remnant Memories

Remnant Memories
A series of paintings on metal cutouts, celebrating my
subway origins, as well as watercolors and serigraphs.

Friiday, February 24, 2012

6:00pm until 9:00pm
Toy Tokyo/TT Underground
91 second avenue, Ground Floor, New York, NY

International Women

International Women
Warrington Museum
Curated by Frankie Shea and Tina Ziegler
Opening reception: March 29th 2012. 6pm
On display until 7 July 2012

Following the success of ‘Gossip Well Told’ group exhibition that launched the first Warrington Contemporary Arts Festival, Frankie Shea & Tina Ziegler return to Warrington Museum in March with an exhibition called ‘International Woman’. In conjunction with Moniker Projects, 'International Woman' brings together a stellar roster of more than 15 artists from 10 countries, being the first exhibition in the UK that highlights the cross-over of the Pop Surrealism and Urban fine art movements under one roof.

Working in underground art movements these women have forged names for themselves by pushing the boundaries of contemporary art, experimenting with new mediums, ideas and visual concepts. Individually they have enhanced the overall direction of these underground movements, and as a collective they have changed the way women are viewed in urban culture today.

Exhibiting artists:

Catalina Estrada, Cheryl Dunn, Elizabeth Mcgrath, Faith 47, Hera, Kukula, Mel Kadel, Miss Van, Pam Glew, Sarah Joncas,
Stella Im Hultberg, Swoon, Tara Mcpherson and Xue Wang.

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