Primary Projects: Para Mi Gente – A Group Installation

Primary Projects launches its sophomore exhibition at its Design District gallery space.

Para Mi Gente opens at Primary Project Space on March 12, 2011.

This poster installation will be a collaborative effort featuring Shepard Fairey, Fred Snitzer and Tristan Eaton, to name a few.

Miami, FL (February 8, 2011) – Primary Flight interprets the designs and concepts of more than 50 local and international artists in Para Mi Gente, an exhibition inspired by the Chicha poster art of Peru. Translated as “for the people,” Para Mi Gente merges traditional Peruvian propaganda, contemporary art and graphic-driven installations. Participating artists such as Shepard Fairey, Tristan Eaton and gallerist Fred Snitzer have provided Primary Flight with vector images that will be cut into stencils and collaged together to generate one, fluid Chicha-style piece.   This show is co-curated by Books IIII Bischof, Typoe and Chris Oh.

Slated to coincide with Second Saturday Art Walk on March 12, 2011Para Mi Gente will be held at the 4,500-square-foot Primary Projects space (Atrium Building, 4141 Northeast Second Avenue, Suite 104, Design District). The exhibit is free and open to the public, and will be on view through April 2011. For more information please call Chris Oh at 954.801.3945, email info@primaryflight.com or visit www.primaryflight.com.

Read the full article, by Jose Aromero of The Word In Townhere.

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Black Rat Printmaking Today in London

For the past four years, Black Rat Projects has been supporting and developing the careers of artists whose mediums and techniques are, in many ways, traditional yet whose practices are infused with an undeniably contemporary interventionist spirit. Our artists are many things but they have all been woodcutters, screen printers, painters and etchers, and we continue to mark their developments in drawing and painting with the prints we publish. With 2011’s Printmaking Today, we will be releasing new editions by Matt Small, Candice Tripp and what has been our most technically complex printmaking project with Swoon to date. These works will be displayed alongside earlier BRP projects as we contextualize our archive with some of the most important artifacts of contemporary printmaking. In a celebration of process the opening night on Thursday, February 10, will be an inclusive insight into the fundamentals of printmaking.

Stoke Newington’s local printmakers the Henningham Family Press will set up their “Chip Shop” for what will be a performative addition to the exhibition.

Running parallel to our annual print show is the BRP pop-up Project Space. We are excited to announce the first artist in residency project which lends support to an artist for a flexible period of time with the view of breeding experimentation and facilitating a freedom of expression un-connected to commercial gain. The Project Space is currently inhabited by Belgian painter ROA, whose large-scaled and often lenticular works can be spotted around east London and internationally.

For this exhibition, ROA’s work takes a sculptural turn with doors, windows and unexpected openings breaking through the contained frame of the Project Space built in the center of the gallery. You could say it is ROA’s labyrinth. A treat for our readers, find more of ROA’s work around the streets of London with this handy map.

This group show, featuring artists SWOON, MATT SMALL, ROA, KNOW HOPE, GASTON FRANCISCO, GRAYSON PERRY, BRIDGET RILEY, DAMIEN HIRST, LUCIEN FREUD, TRACEY EMIN, CHRIS OFILI, NICK WALKER, PURE EVIL, PETER DOIG, SHEPARD FAIREY AND BANSKY opens tonight and runs thru March 4, 2011

at Black Rat Projects

Arch 461, 83 Rivington Street

London, EC2A 3AY

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RETNA’s Hallelujah World Tour

Practically an overnight superstar, L.A.-based street artist RETNA is one of the most well-known on the scene right now and doesn’t show signs of leaving any time soon. Both independently and with collectives Mad Society Kings (MSK) and The Seventh Letter, he has received international acclaim for his timeless and moving artwork.

“His work merges photography with graffiti style and paint, time with color, couture with street culture, the spiritual with the sensual, and fluidity with grit. Whether his paintings hang in a gallery or wall on the streets of Los Angeles, they serve as a retina through which we view the urban journal of contemporary art.” – Known Gallery

Transitioning from large-scale murals to a slew of exhibition shows, RETNA most recently showed his work at Silver Lining at Primary Project during Art Basel Miami Beach.

RETNA: Silver Lining from viejas del mercado on Vimeo.

Topping this sold-out solo show, RETNA is launching a world tour with the first stop in NYC this Thursday, February 10. As the show dates increase, so does the value of RETNA’s work. Keep your eyes open and look forward to his next move.

RETNA: Hallelujah World Tour from viejas del mercado on Vimeo.

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