Founded in 1994 by Joe Amrhein, the Pierogi Gallery in Brooklyn continues to impress. Amrhein was a pioneer in building Williamsburg’s art scene credibility. The gallery is now exhibiting the excellent work of Ryan Mrozowski, who possesses a sensitive painting manner. The show plays with a variety of mediums, including some unique light sculpture elements.
Formed in Providence, now based in Brooklyn, Fang Island is a three-guitar monster pounding out hook-laden, guitarmony crazed, high-fiving epics. This is heavy metal for kids on Ectasy. Be on the watch for their new album, Major, arriving in July.
Straight out of Brooklyn, Santi White, better known today as Santigold, has become a unique and inspiring figure on today’s musical landscape. Santigold’s 2008 eponymous album established her internationally as one of the most exciting and fearless artists to emerge in the last decade.
Long before the Beautiful Losers, Kostas Seremetis was stabbing and slabbing in his Brooklyn fortress of solitude. He rips away the layers of perception to penetrate the psyche’s deepest, darkest recesses. Recent shows in Modena and Boston testify to his prowess. Catch this fast rising star while you can still afford the entry fee. His work is coveted by private collectors.
Gabe Fowler is the owner of this shop and I hope it never ever closes. It’s a comics, zine or straight-up hand made products store in Brooklyn and I’m so happy to be able to go there on occasion and get my fix.
9 out of 10 people who know anything about anything agree that most ‘street art’ derives from either a stencil, screen-print, or large copy machine. Brooklyn artist Cosbe must not have gotten that memo or is working on a very limited budget.
I met this awesome lady in Thailand, during the Little Lotus Project. Sheryo is a wicked street artist originally from Singapore but now Brooklyn-based. She has traveled the world doing art bombings everywhere she lands: from Korea, to Cambodia, Indonesia, to LA and New York. Her works are gnarly, hilarious and incredible.
My latest work represents a candy colored future where synthetic and human features are hard to distinguish, yet will be equally as beautiful. ‘Hot Guys or Androids’ could be the alternate title of the series. The opening party is tonight at Yashar Gallery in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, between 6-10pm.
AGWF is a Brooklyn-based curatorial team whose goal is to foster a dialogue between artists and transform the way people look at art in general. In a post-Occupy Wall Street world, they’re re-shaping the dialogue around art and politics.
Birthed in the gritty Autumn Bowl in 2009, The Brooklyn Invitational: Custom Motorcycle Show now enters its fourth year. Get a glimpse into last year’s event with this video by Richard Grabbe and check out portraits of the personalities by James Stone. The Brooklyn Invitational brings together the creative minds of builders who present a mind-blowing level of skill and imagination. It’s all on September 22 in Root Studios on N14th street.
I don’t know if anyone knows about this, but Converse (yes, the shoe company) has a recording studio, and they let bands record there for free. Seriously. And then they give them free shoes. Its called Rubber Tracks Studio, and their mission is to give back to the creative community, inspire originality, and give emerging bands a chance to get their music out there.
I dig the sophisticated indie-folk sounds of Brooklyn’s Sharon Van Etten. Her third album, Tramp, offers a rich collection of warm, honest and heartfelt songs, held together by a sense of yearning and longing for change. It’s an album filled with gentle guitars, poetic lyrics, and a sentiment of defiance, which is Tramp’s greatest strength.
This Williamsburg t shirt company, founded by fine artists Justin Horowitz and Joe Bklyn, is still in its larval state. But if it pans out anything like their other work, it should make for some amazing products. They also just happened to do the covers for two of our projects. Their work is always on point.
I’m a big fan of clothing line, The Brooklyn Circus. They seamlessly blend a mix of retro American classic with contemporary urban street wear, making them a unique force in the fashion world. Their creative director and co-founder, Ouigi Theodore, aka The Bearded Man, has recently teamed up with PF Flyers for a the Archival Reissue Collection campaign. My favorite quote from the spot is: ‘If I wasn’t different, I felt odd’.
I consider myself a very lucky person to get to draw pictures for a living. I find inspiration in many things, including the culture that I live in, the art I look at, the food I eat, the people I interact with, and the music I listen to.