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.
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 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!
Book trailer: http://vimeo.com/34886709
686 Fulton Street (at S. Portland)