With the team at Carmichael Gallery sadly tearing down his installation today, I decided I’d give you all a little update on what Know Hope got up to next.
After finishing his work in LA, Know Hope flew to New York to represent Israel at “No Soul For Sale – A Festival of Independents” at X Initiative. Of course I’m biased, but I thought what he did there was, as always, very moving. I’m really enjoying the delicate thematic progression in his work these days.
Speaking of Chris, can it please hurry up and be August so we can find out what he and Armsrock have in store for us at their Ad Hoc show? All I know is that it is going to be nothing short of amazing.
Although I only planned to write about one, somehow I’ve managed to fit three of my favorite artists into this post!
Next week at the Carmichael Gallery in LA, Chris Stain’s solo show “Up on the roof countin’ pigeons” will open. Open to the public February 6-26th, the show will have originals from Chris Stain as well as a print.
For Up on the roof countin’ pigeons, Chris Stain will transform the gallery into a NYC rooftop scene, complete with pigeon coop and live jazz music. The enigmatic stencil portraits integrated into the large-scale installation pierce the gaze of viewers and offer a unique perspective of contemporary inner city life.
As part of Vandalog’s “Great in ’08” series, which will be running every day for the rest of the month. Check out previous posts here. Street artists from across the world have been offered one post to “gift” to one artist that they feel has been doing great work recently. Today it’s Imminent Disaster‘s turn.
Who is one artist doing really great work right now?
Imminent Disaster: Chris Stain because he is one of few doing overtly political work on the street, and his images are earnest and beautiful, humble and humbling.