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Cold Grillin’

Just a few pics from a new Tumblr I put up. Nothing too serious. Collllld Grillin’


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“String Theory”

A piece from last year. Done with a broken hand and an awkward cast. Seemed easier to not lift the pen, so I just did it one line. After all, EVERYTHING is connected

AloneOne-StringTheory“String Theory”
8″ x 20″ x 1″
Presto White-Out Pen and black One-Shot enamel on cradled wood panel
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NEKST MSK D-30 R.I.P.

The graffiiti world lost another one yesterday with the early passing of Houston  CA  NYC, nationwide crusher “NEKST”…

ImageNEKST – Spring and Bowery (NYC)

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“MSK” by NEKST, seen from the Williamsburg Bridge

kgibbs-61391“NEKST” Houston St. (NYC)*

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“NEKST” Houston St. (NYC)**

Nekst-truck“NEKST” (S.F.) **

Image“NEKST” (the Bronx, NYC) **

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“NEKST” MBTA Red Line (Boston) **

* stolen pic from theKeeganGibbs.com

** stolen pic from ?

 



Kevin CYR “In Praise of Rust”

Cool oil painting by Kevin Cyr. A NYC van, complete with rust, dents, and graffiti. And upon close examination… ALONE and NET marker tags (under a paint tag) on the door. Haha.. New York City!

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“In Praise Of Rust” by Kevin Cyr


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Here’s a few more of his paintings…


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from JonathanLevineGallery.com

NEW YORK, NY (April 3, 2012) — Jonathan LeVine Gallery is pleased to announce In Praise of Rust, a series of new oil paintings on panel by New York-based artist Kevin Cyr, in what will be his first solo exhibition at the gallery.

In Praise of Rust 
features paintings of old vehicles seen on the streets of New York—primarily vans and commercial delivery trucks—covered in graffiti, rust, scratches, scuffs, dents and other marks of distinction. Cyr includes a meticulous level of detail in his portrait-like representations with devoted attention to every imperfection and sign of age. Removing the context of the urban landscape, he places a strong focus on his subjects by isolating them in fields of flat, solid color.

The neglected appearance and utilitarian function of these vans carry a bit of nostalgia. Once ubiquitous in large urban cities, they have now become far more rare, replaced by heavily branded box trucks. In the artist’s words, “painting them is my way of documenting a grit that is slowly disappearing from New York. In a culture where people are lured by the appeal of status-enhancing symbols, I find so much character in derelict vans. I have always been interested in painting vehicles that have defined the evolution of the American landscape.”

On the subject of his exhibition title, Cyr says “Rust serves as a good metaphor for this series, a symbol for deterioration and decay. The meaning also changes slightly when used as an adjective, as in: to become ‘rusty’ or impaired through inaction or disuse.”

Common themes in Cyr’s larger body of work have included mobility, sustainability and self-reliance. Referencing consumer culture and the fuel/energy crisis, these paintings offer a subtle commentary on how rapidly the technology of our generation becomes perceived as obsolete, amid an increasingly unstable and uncertain climate of economic and environmental issues.

ABOUT THE ARTIST
Kevin Cyr was born in 1976 in Edmundston, New Brunswick, Canada. He grew up in Madawaska, Maine and received a BFA from Massachusetts College of Art in Boston. Cyr is currently based in Brooklyn, New York. His paintings, drawings, sculptures and installations have been exhibited by galleries and museums, internationally. In March 2012, Cyr’s work was the subject of an article in The New York Times. Cyr was recently interviewed by fellow artist Dan Witz for a feature that will appear in the May 2012 issue of Juxtapoz, and the May 2012 issue of NYLON Magazine will include a story on Cyr, as well.



“Snowblind” group show


Awesome group show featuring Martha Cooper, Ray Mock, Jesse Edwards, Mike P, Ian Reid, Alexander Richter, Steven Siegel, Michael Fales, Oscar Arriola, Graham Shimberg and Bob Barry.

And while you’re there pick up a copy of  Carnage #2,  “Making Deals”, “The Old New York”  and  “Locked” zines (while they’re still available).

 

Klughaus Gallery
47 Monroe St.
New York, NY 10002

 



LOCKED zine preview
January 10, 2012, 9:00 am
Filed under: Uncategorized

Oh yeah.. some preview pics from the “LOCKED” zine…


OKTO


CAYPE


LOST


SMEAR


KURSE


GRINS


POSTERBOY

ALONE

There’s still some copies left. Grab one here.



“Becoming A Writer” by Harlan Ellison
November 11, 2011, 11:11 am
Filed under: Inspiration, Uncategorized | Tags: , , ,

“Becoming a writer is easy. Staying a writer is hard” – Harlan Ellison

..funny how a lot of these quotes by different writers about writer’s can easily be read into by other writers.




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