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Art Radar: 04.01.10




Balls Out returns to Grass Hut on Friday April 2nd (6-9 PM) with work from 50+ artists.  The concept of the show flows from the colorful name – have top-flight artists produce their best work on one piece (18” x 18” panel).  This year’s international lineup is a strong mix of illustrators, designers and painters.

Grass Hut head honcho Bwana Spoons has begun posting preview images over on his guest blog at Dailydujour, our sister site.  Check it out.

When: Friday April 2nd 6-9pm

What: Balls Out

Where: Grass Hut 811 E. Burnside – Portland, OR



Zebracorn is all grown up and ready stomp.  Amanda Visell will be at Kidrobot LA on Thursday (4.1, 6-8 PM) for the official signing of her 20” Zebracorn Dunny (ed. of 200, $300). Tomorrow also happens to be the release of her new Tic Toc Apocalypse minis – big or small she’s got it covered.

When: Thursday April 1st 6-8pm

What: Amanda Visell’s Zebracorn release

Where: Kidrobot LA – 7972 Melrose Ave – Los Angeles, CA 90046



Over 400 eye-popping photos provide a decade-long tour of graffiti in New York City. Walls, trucks, and subway cars are featured with graffiti by the crews X-Men, KD, TNB, 156, RIS, AOK, TC-5, FAME CITY, COD, XTC, TFP, MCI, IF, DYM, 718, TD4, SMART, TATS CRU, FLY-ID, GFR, AKB, and many more. Because New York City has made a concerted effort to remove graffiti from the city, the images captured here will never be seen again. Walls were repainted and some buildings were demolished, keeping graffiti crews working fast to keep ahead of the trend. The author worked even faster to capture their ephemeral efforts. If you have a fascination with urban life and colorful expression, this book is definitely for you.

For more information on the artist, please visit Billy Schon’s website here.

What: Billy Schon’s graffiti book

Where: Schiffer Books



Ryan Coffey & Jason Grabowski are human beings. One lives in Brooklyn and the other lives in S.F. They meet once a year in the mountains of the Western Frontier. This year this poet/artist duo will meet at the Ever Gold Gallery for their original discourse on American Culture.The show will be mainly composed of mixed media collages. There will also be a literary night featuring readings from BIG BELL magazine.

When: Thursday April 1st 6-9pm

What: “American Cinema” Ryan Coffey and Jason Grabowski  

Where:Ever Gold Gallery-  441 O’Farrell St. San Francisco



“Matt Mignanelli is in the UK! He arrived from New York on Sunday and we’ve been working hard all week. The show is coming together, the work’s nearly all up and the mural is close to completion, looks amazing!”

“The Paradigm” launches on the 2nd April 2010, 7-10pm. The show will then run till the 2nd May open Tuesday to Sunday 12-6pm.

Mignanelli was born in Providence, RI in 1983 and currently lives and works in New York City. He achieved a BFA from Rhode Island School of Design and has gone on to forge a highly successful career as an exhibiting artist, designer, mural painter and lecturer. He has exhibited extensively throughout the USA, and in the UK, Berlin and Sydney. His work has been showcased in publications such as Gudberg Magazine (Germany), GQ (UK), Dazed and Confused, Honolulu Magazine and Transworld Skateboarding. In 2010 he will also hold a solo show in San Francisco and guest lecture at the Art Directors Club of Tulsa.

Mignanelli draws inspiration from pattern, light and emotion, while exploring the relationships between structure, nature and energy within his works. His colour choice is informed by the urban environment that surrounds him; each piece a personal narrative of stored memories expressed through organic forms juxtaposed against geometric shapes.

When: Friday April 2nd 7-10pm

What: Matt Mignanelli’s The Paradigm show

Where: Recoat Gallery – 323 North Woodside Road Glasgow G20 6ND



Derek Albeck
Derek Albeck was born in the San Fernando Valley of Southern California, and currently lives and works in Los Angeles. In 2005 he graduated with honors from California State University Northridge with a Bachelors in Art, focusing on printmaking and painting. Developing complex figurative works using the graphic sensibilities absorbed from his studies in the various forms of printmaking, Derek’s drawings and serigraphs serve as an intense investigation and critique on the human condition. Derek’s work has been exhibited in galleries across the U.S. as well as Canada and the U.K.

Marco Zamora

Marco Zamora currently lives and works as a contemporary artist in Los Angeles, California. In 2004 he graduated from California Institute of the Arts, with a Bachelor of Fine Art. Using the paintbrush and pen to draw, Marco develops imagery about the urban landscape and the people that inhabit it. Producing a richly complex and experimental image, Marco goes into a neighborhood and shoots a spot, recontectualizing and collaging figures to create each paintings identity.

“These recent paintings are a continuing series of work based off of photos I take. Using found objects within the photos, I collage what I find to create each painting. The work has been dealing with the human condition, compulsory collecting (Places and objects being collected by memory, function, and nostalgia), and interaction. The bicycle has been appearing a lot due to the fact that it has been becoming a main form of transportation for myself and especially the younger generation. The urban landscape is my wildlife. To recreate what I see and add life to life.”

When: Friday April 2nd 6-9pm

What: The Fool

Where: Fecal Face Gallery – 66 Gough St. @Market SF

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One Response to “Art Radar: 04.01.10”

  1. r4 says:

    Amazing article thanks for sharing and I will be coming back soon.


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