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TenderTrap/ Frontal Labotomy display

A few pics from the TenderTrap/ Frontal Labotomy display…

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On display until TOMORROW, August 2nd.
Go check it out at TenderTrap, 66 Greenpoint Ave, Brooklyn NYC. Open 4pm- late.



20 years ago… Digable Planets – “Pacifics”

“NY is a museum with its posters and graffiti 
If you’re in the city
on Sunday 
come check me”…

– “Pacifics” from Digable Planets

20 years after being released, this song is still one of my favorite hip-hop tracks to just straight up CHILLLLL out to.



Just a few tunes for the winter…

Slow blogging season. More soon. For now, a few classic tunes..



More Art Soon/ “Letter To Ex”
October 10, 2012, 5:50 am
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“Letter To Ex”
pen on paper
2012



Danny Brown “Grown Up”
August 3, 2012, 9:00 am
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Slow bloggin this summer, new stuff soon. Until then, my fave video for 2012, Danny Brown’s “Grown Up”…

*thanks to Mark for always showing me the newest ish.



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.



DEPOE!
May 13, 2012, 6:53 am
Filed under: Art Show, Inspiration, Photography | Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Oldie but goodie flick I took of my homie Depoe One in action on a mural 20 feet up…

Depoe… on a ladder, on scaffolding, on cynder blocks, on a picnic table. Brooklyn, 2009 FTW!

And speaking of Depoe, if you’re in NYC today check out my homie Depoe’s show  opening today…

Crossing Art
136-17 39th Avenue (Btwn. Main St & 138th St)
Ground Floor
Flushing, NY 11354 
www.crossingart.com




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