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"Street Art saved my life" show

I received the stuff below from Culver City’s ThinkSpace Gallery, about a cool street art project at another gallery located a few miles away in Venice. It’s pretty cool stuff, and worth checking out before it closes during the holiday weekend. Enjoy. 


LUDO on the streets of LA as part of the ‘LA Free Walls Project’

Street Art Saved My Life: 39 New York Stories’ opens to rave reviews 

"Street Art Saved My Life isn’t just street art in a gallery - Harrington and Rojo asked artists to play off of their street art to contribute fine art works that use a variety of mediums and work in the no-context space of a gallery. This yielded a surprisingly thoughtful and earnest outcome: in an artistic culture known for its focus on anarchic self-expression, it is surprising to see that so many pieces in the exhibit comment on serious social issues in an immediate way." - LA Weekly

"In the spotlight created by MOCA’s ‘Art in the Streets’, many galleries have offered group shows in LA promoting different visions of what is purported to be ‘quality’ or even ‘the best’ street art. Unlike many pretenders that have come before it, ‘Street Art Saved My Life’ is the real deal and definitely worth a visit." - DailyDujour.com

"The show is an interesting concept and definitely serves as one of the more thought out ones from recent memory. 39 (mostly NYC) artists have been selected by BSA for their consistent use of narratives in their work; artists who utilize the streets as a forum for their stories and storytelling are the focus. The inclusion of both established and emerging artists, along with the intriguing concept, make this more than your standard street art show and it looks to be a great alternative view of the scene." - HiFructose.com

"The show was meant to display the current street art scene that’s taking place across New York and the surrounding areas. Although not all artists were born in that region, all of them have left their stamp on the East Coast street art scene one way or another and this exhibit was meant to show this in the best light possible. Although it can be difficult to feature a wide group of artists during one exhibit, the surrounding theme held the show in place. A great majority of the art focused on the New York experience but it also helped illuminate personal stories that touched more on the topic of family, friendships, and politics. Overall, the show featured a great collection of artists and various styles, so for anyone looking for a peek into the current street art movement happening in the East Coast, make sure you stop by before it closes on September 4th." - ArrestedMotion.com

Check out LA Weekly’s coverage of the show and an interview with some of the featured artists here:
http://blogs.laweekly.com/stylecouncil/2011/08/street_art_saved_my_life_cave.php 

Check out Brooklyn Street Art’s coverage of the show here:
www.brooklynstreetart.com/theblog/?p=23559 

Check out Arrested Motion’s full coverage of the show here:
http://arrestedmotion.com/2011/08/openings-“street-art-saved-my-life”-c-a-v-e-gallery/ 

Catch BSA’s coverage of the artists at work around Venice and LA here:
www.brooklynstreetart.com/theblog/?p=23517 

Some great pics of NohJColey and Hellbent at work in Venice also viewable here:
http://dailydujour.com/2011/08/11/nohjcoley-hellbent-in-venice/ 

Coverage from Platinum Cheese of the opening festivities here:
http://platinumcheese.com/2011/08/17/street-art-saved-my-life-c-a-v-e-gallery/ 

View our pics from the opening here:
www.flickr.com/photos/thinkspace/sets/72157627452275856/ 

Some amazing works are still available - view the show online here:
www.thinkspacegallery.com/2011/08/project2/works-street.php 

'Street Art Saved My Life: 39 New York Stories'

Curated by Steven P. Harrington and Jaime Rojo, founders of Brooklyn Street Art
In collaboration with Thinkspace

On view through this Sunday, September 4th


On view at:
C.A.V.E. Gallery
1108 Abbot Kinney Blvd. in Venice
www.cavegallery.net 

Thinkspace Gallery, one of my more favorite art outlets in town, is doing a show that opens this weekend in Venice, at a DIFFERENT gallery, the Cave, focused on how “Street Art Saved My Life.” I’ve pasted below the stuff they’re sending out. May be worth the trek to the Westside for the Friday night opening or beyond. 

Brooklyn Street Art presents Street Art Saved My Life : 39 New York Stories in collaboration with Thinkspace, an art show to exhibit at C.A.V.E. Gallery in Venice (LA), California opening this Friday, August 12th. 

'Street Art Saved My Life: 39 New York Stories

Take a look at the digital preview for the show here:

 www.thinkspacegallery.com/2011/08/project2/works-street.php 

Please let us know if you have any questions, require additional images, or would like to purchase any of the works in  this exhibition. Just shoot us an e-mail to contact@thinkspacegallery.com and we will get right back to you with full details. 

PLEASE NOTE: we will be running these sales through C.A.V.E. Gallery’s credit card system to keep things as easy as possible on our backend for this show. So please note that your bill will reflect that and come end of the show, works will be shipping out from C.A.V.E. Gallery in Venice. They are close friends of ours and we’re excited to be working with them on this special event. Please know all will flow as normal and we’ll be there at the end of the show to help get all the works packed up and on the way to their new homes. Any questions at all, just ask when we connect. 

OPENING RECEPTION at C.A.V.E. Gallery in Venice:

THIS FRI - August 12th 6-10PM in Venice at C.A.V.E. 

C.A.V.E. Gallery (location of the showwww.cavegallery.net  

1108 Abbot Kinney Boulevard, Venice CA 90291

(310) 450-6560 / Wed - Sun 12PM-6PM 

On view August 12th - September 4th    

Online Press Release: http://mim.io/692a11

PLEASE NOTE: the C.A.V.E. is located directly across the street from Post No Bills where the recent Faile and ‘European Bailout’ shows were held.

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Presented by Brooklyn Street Art in collaboration with Thinkspace andC.A.V.E. Gallery and curated by Steven P. Harrington and Jaime Rojo ofBrooklynStreetArt.com  

Street Art Saved My Life : 39 New York Stories heralds the new highly individual character of stories being told on the streets of New York by brand new and established Street Artists from all over the world. Steven P. Harrington and Jaime Rojo, founders of BrooklynStreetArt.com focus on this flashpoint in modern Street Art evolution by curating a strongly eclectic story-driven gallery show with 39 of the best storytellers hitting the streets of New York.


Street Art Saved My Life : 39 New York Stories, the gallery show, accompanied by an LA street wall series by selected artists and a public panel lecture and discussion, intends to stake out the New Guard in street art while recognizing some powerful near-legendary forerunners.

The mainly New York lineup exhibits talent from other parts of the US and internationally (Australia, France, UK, Canada, Israel, Germany) and it is as steely, idiosyncratic and storied as the New York scene itself, including Anthony Lister, Adam Void, Broken Crow, C215, Cake, Chris Stain, Clown Soldier, Creepy, Dan Witz, El Sol 25, Ema, Faile, Futura, Gaia, Gilf!, Hargo, Hellbent, How & Nosm, Imminent Disaster, Indigo, Kid Acne, Know Hope, Ludo, Mark Carvalho, Miss Bugs, Nick Walker, NohJColey, Over Under, Radical!, Rene Gagnon, Skewville, Specter, Sweet Toof, Swoon, Tip Toe, Troy Lovegates AKA Other, Various & Gould, and White Cocoa.


The staunch individualists in Street Art Saved My Life : 39 New York Stories give voice to the evolution of the Graffiti, Mash-Up, and D.I.Y. movements that birthed them; creating an eccentric, highly individual, and raucous visual experience on the street. With widely varied backgrounds, techniques, and materials at play, “The Story” is the story. With truths as diverse and difficult as the city itself, each one of these artists is a part of a fierce, raw, new storytelling tradition that is evolving daily before our eyes. 

Thank you all for the continued support! We hope to see you this Friday over in Venice at the C.A.V.E. Gallery,

Andrew & the Thinkspace family 

P.S.

If you don’t already ‘like’ us on Facebook, please hit up the link below as we’re posting more and more updates and sneak peeks there as we move ahead and didn’t want any of you to miss out on our happenings… and if you already ‘like’ us, please be sure to suggest us to your friends. 

Thinkspace on Facebook:

www.facebook.com/pages/Thinkspace-Gallery/28011916680