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Streets Dept and Little Berlin Present: Philadelphia, Goddamn – Art In Dissent

September 23, 2016


(Artwork by Carlos Lopez Rosa, aka CALO)

“You can’t help it. An artist’s duty, as far as I’m concerned, is to reflect the times.”
Nina Simone

The ability for street art to exist and be shared across digital platforms is transforming both public reactions and generational social cognizance. In a society where those retaining power hope to control cultural environments and social exchanges, artists become creators of repeatable images of truth.

SO excited to announce Philadelphia, Goddamn, a group show co-curated by Eric Preisendanz of Little Berlin and myself featuring art and artists that seek to expose, reveal, represent, and reflect the truths of our time!

ARTISTS
Aubrie Costello
Amberella
Carlos Lopez Rosa (aka CALO)
Homo Riot
Ishknits
Jesse Krimes
Joe Boruchow
Michelle Angela Ortiz
Nether
Patrick Bowen
Renda Writer

Join us for the Opening Reception:
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 14th, 6-10PM
Little Berlin
2430 Coral street
Philadelphia, PA 19125

More information about our panel discussion with four of the show’s artists taking place on October 26th coming soon!

Faiths Fun and Bear 215 Want You to Live in the Moment

September 23, 2016

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LOVE this little installation by Faiths Fun and Bear 215 at the corner of 5th and Bainbridge streets in Queen Village!

Join Me for Bainbridge Green’s #BrunchFest, a fundraiser to build Philly’s next great park!

September 21, 2016

So excited to be an official sponsor for Bainbridge Green‘s first annual Brunch Fest, a fundraiser to build 20,000 square feet of NEW park space in the Queen Village/ Bella Vista/ South Street neighborhood!

The event will feature top chefs from around the city cooking up delicious foods to be served on the street where Bainbridge Green park will one day – with all our help – be located.

If you support open space in Philly – please consider clicking HERE to learn more and purchase your ticket!

I think it almost goes without saying that more dynamic parks and open public spaces in our city can offer a LOT of really great opportunities for artists. Like this trio of electrical box murals currently on Bainbridge Green, curated by HAHA x Paradigm! More art in our parks, please!

New NDA Around South Street

September 21, 2016

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After a recent trip installing all around Norway, Philly-based artist NDA is back and already putting up a pair of amazing wheatpastes around the South Street area!

The first (above) can be found on Leithgow street between South and Bainbridge streets, the last (below) on 5th street between Kater and Bainbridge streets…

Welcome back NDA!

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See pervious NDA works around Philly HERE!

HAHA x Paradigm Install ‘Pothole Mosaics’ Around Philly with Artist Jim Bachor

September 21, 2016

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Oh my God, I LOVE this! Yet another amazing installation in the Bella Vista/ Queen Village neighborhood by HAHA x Paradigm!

So how did these artistic replies to our underfunded infrastructure come about? According to HAHA x Paradigm’s blog:

“3 years ago, Chicago-based mosaic artist, Jim Bachor got tired of his city’s pothole problem and started installing his beautiful mosaics in them, making them more than just axle savers. 3 successful Kickstarter’s in, and he’s become well-known nationally for these outdoor art installations. He’s hit Chicago’s list of the city’s greatest public art.”

Of course, Philly’s home to more than a few potholes as well. So, HAHA x Paradigm decided to invite Jim to Philly to install three Pothole Mosaics around town!

Locations to all three of Jim’s installations – as well as the locations to all of the wildly popular, three-year-strong collection of other HAHA x Paradigm murals and installations – can be found HERE!

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YOMI All Around Town!

September 20, 2016

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Yooooooooo, YOMI has been KILLING it lately! Really loving all his new work!

From top to bottom, these new works by YOMI can be found at:

A Global Threat On North 3rd street, between Green street and Fairmount avenue, in Northern Liberties
YOMI BusinessmanOn 2nd street at Girard avenue, in Northern Liberties
Nuclear Fish (Mural)On Palethorp street, between Berks street and Montgomery avenue, in Kensington

Keep up the amazing work man!

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Basket of Deplorables: Philly artist calls them like he sees them…

September 20, 2016

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THIS!

This new wheatpaste series, which has been popping up all around Philly, depicts a group of faceless KKK members gazing up at and (seemingly) revealing themselves to Republican Presidential nominee Donald J. Trump. It’s the work of artist Plamen Veltchev, who submits the following artist statement on his website:

“My inspiration comes from contemporary global conflicts and the struggle of individual freedoms when interlocked with larger forces. I am most interested in unveiling consequences by modern unrest and global fragility. In my new paintings I discharge rather new symbolic meanings of peril, dominant intractable detonations, and infected conquerable liberties. ‘Denied’ is the emblem of deceased human rights and contaminated independence.”

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