Weekend link-o-rama

February 23rd, 2013 | By | No Comments »

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As I tweeted the other day, my mind is kinda stuck on how much I wish the Parra show at Jonathan Levine Gallery opened today and not on Saturday so that I could go see it. So while I’ve been distracted by that point, here’s some of what I almost missed this week:

  • KATSU’s April Fools prank is a bit early, but still pretty funny.
  • The Outsiders / Lazarides has some really nice prints by Ron English. They are variations on his Figment image, aka Andy Warhol wig and a skull.
  • Barry McGee, Chris Johanson and Laurie Reid are showing together at City College and SF starting today.
  • Here’s a new piece from the always-interesting 0331c, but if you don’t know 0331c’s work, here’s an introduction.
  • Nice video of Eine updating one of his walls in London from saying PRO PRO PRO to PROTAGONIST. Interesting comment about street art being a thing that “looked like it would offer what graffiti promised but didn’t deliver.”
  • Nychos x Jeff Soto = Yes!
  • New work from Isaac Cordal.
  • Woah. Nice work from How and Nosm in San Fransisco.
  • Jonathan Jones is up to his old tricks of dissing Banksy to get more hits for his column, and I’m biting. He writes, “Banksy, as an artist, stops existing when there is no news about him.” Even if that is the case, is that the end of the world? Does that relegate Banksy to “art-lite”? No. Banksy is one of the most talked-about artists in the world. I would bet that the same criticism was leveled against Warhol, who I believe Jones likes. Banksy’s manipulation of the media, playing it like a damn violin sometimes, is some of his greatest artwork of all. He manipulates the media to spread a message. The best example of this was probably him going to Bethlehem to paint on the separation wall because he knew that the media would cover it. He was able to play the media to draw attention to an issue that he felt strongly about. Banksy’s paintings are sometimes great and sometimes not. But his ability to make people fascinated with him and his paintings is just as much of an art, and that shouldn’t discredit him.

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Nina Pandolfo show at The Outsiders in Newcastle

January 15th, 2013 | By | No Comments »

I Know One Incredible Secret

On January 18th, Lazarides is re-opening Nina Pandolfo‘s show from last year “Feelings”. Same work in their newly “refurbished” gallery, The Outsiders, in Newcastle. That’s weird. This is nothing against Nina, but if Laz is holding an exhibition which is obviously to show off their renovated space, why not put in new work? This relaunch of the show months after it was taken down points out that the initial show must have failed to sell well, which does not seem to be in Nina’s best interest to point out. Anyway, if you didn’t see it last spring, here’s your second chance to check out Nina’s show.

Feelings

Feelings

Photos courtesy of Lazarides


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Two show in the UK from Anthony Lister and lots of walls

November 14th, 2012 | By | No Comments »

Anthony Lister has a show opening this week with Lazarides / The Outsiders spanning both of The Outsiders’ locations (London and Newcastle). While in the UK for the show, titled Unslung Heroes, he’s stayed busy by painting a bunch of walls. They can all be seen, along with a few older Lister pieces, on Ian Cox’s fickr. Unslung Heroes opens on Thursday in both London and Newcastle.

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TrustoCorp in Newcastle

October 18th, 2012 | By | No Comments »

TrustoCorp have a show on now at Lazarides’/The Outsiders Newcastle, UK location. Here are a few of my favorite pieces from the International Bank of TrustoCorp show, which runs through November 10th. You can see the full show on TrustoCorp’s flickr.

Photos courtesy of TrustoCorp


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Logan Hicks show this month at The Outsiders

July 15th, 2012 | By | No Comments »

Stencil master, urban adventurer and photographer Logan Hicks is going to be showing at Lazarides‘ Greek Street space The Outsiders London later this month for a solo show. Structural Integrity includes new body of stencil work from Logan as well as a rare opportunity to see his photographs in a gallery setting. Logan has been working his ass off making this new work, so it should be quite something. The show runs from July 20th through August 25th.

In addition to being one of my favorite stencil artists and maybe the hardest working guy I know, Logan is one of my favorite people. I’m excited that Logan will be showing at The Outsiders, but I’m equally disappointed that I won’t be able to see the show in person. If you want to see stencil art pushed to this limits, do not miss this opportunity. Go see Structural Integrity.

Photo courtesy of The Outsiders


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Morley teams up again with The Outsiders

March 8th, 2012 | By | 1 Comment »

School Reunion

A bit late on this post since there has been so much Lazarides news lately what with the recent Conor Harrington show at Rathbone and upcoming Antony Micallef show at The Outsiders, that Morley‘s print release has most unfortunately been overlooked. But I love his work, as anyone who reads Vandalog knows, so I had to post his latest print releases here.

Through The Outsiders, the artist is releasing three separate two-colour way prints as editions of 20 all signed and numbered by Morley. In the usual vein of the artist, the works include his cheeky mantras. Each is priced at £95.

Do It All Again

Curse of Imagination

Photos courtesy of The Outsiders


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