Tuesday, February 23, 2010

G40 update photos

I'm super excited about the show coming up the March with Art Whino!

Check out more pictures, by the amazing Albus Cavus photographers and artist.

Are You Listening mailed out to LA.

She will arrive at ten am!

Installing at G40

Photos by Dana Love

Monday, February 22, 2010

This Thursday!!!!!!

Silk Screening By Cesar Maxit and RAT, Albus Cavus Classroom

This weeks Albus Cavus Classroom was once again an amazing class. Taught by Cesar Maxit and RAT...We learned how to silk screen, made t shirts and prints...sunday is my favorite day of the week!

Done and Done!

a few touch ups, add the tattoos...

make the sides Team Paint Dump GREEN and DONE!

Installing at Art Whino for March

I love Jazi Rock!

Manifest Equality!

Mailing out my piece for the Manifest Equality show next month in LA!
I am so excited, check out the list of artist participating!

Pictures from Activation 2719 opening

DECOY with her best bud Cesar Maxit in front of a piece by one of my favorite artist in the show, these wood cut outs that are then painted by Drew Storm Graham.

Interview with Vimeo.

Peter Krisko, Aniekan Udofia and Juan Pineda

Saturday night opening party Activation was a combo art show by No Kings Collective and Ready Set DC. I was really excited about showing these new works, so I was really looking forward to this opening. When you entered the show, you entered into a CON and DECOY room...how awesome!

photos by Ana B'Hebbak Fuentes.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Magnet Mafia! Pt.2 DECOY coast to coast!?

I just LOVE these peeps! I met Magnet Mafia through my brosis. Check them out here for Pt.2 DECOY coast to coast!? So RAD!

Ready Set DC gets ready for Activation 2719

Check out the interview i did with Ready Set DC getting ready for the show tonight!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Getting ready for Sunday!

Waiting to be picked up to go paint an installation. Making the peanut screen for the Sunday Circus ties!

Don't miss it! Everything David puts on is MAGIC!

spring 2010

Art202: The DNA of Perseverance

Last Sunday Stencil Class at The Fridge

This weeks stencil class by Jazi Rock at The Fridge was SO MUCH FUN! Here are some pictures of the class cutting their stencils and painting.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Art Collectives in DC

Unfortunately for reasons beyond our control Activation 2719 has been postponed one more week. The good news is that we have added more artists and musical performances to the roster! It is happening 100% no matter what Saturday, February 20th!

No Kings Collective Presents: ACTIVATION 2719

WASHINGTON, DC - February 12th, 2010

Starting on Saturday, February 20th, No Kings Collective will transform a beautiful, newly renovated, 4-story Columbia Heights row house into a temporary gallery. The name of the show, “Activation 2719”, reflects both the address of the location at 13th and Girard Streets and also an attempt to create life in an unoccupied historic location. “Activation 2719” will run from Feb 20th – March 12th with the opening reception this Saturday the 20th and a closing reception on March 12th (gallery hours below).

Moving forward from their successful installation at ReadysetDC’s launch party “For the Love of DC”, No Kings Collective will continue to bring you creative exhibits and special projects. This event was produced with close collaboration with ReadysetDC, and contains 11 unique bodies work from area artists all reflecting both their mastery of craft within their respective mediums.

Activation 2719 is a rare opportunity for the artist to curate themselves, with themes that reflect their own personal style and background. Artist were asked to produce ‘site specific’ small collections of work to best be reflective of what makes their work both current and cutting edge. The range of works, genres, and mediums within Activation 2719 are as diverse as the artist themselves. These artists are contemporary in their niche while also pushing boundaries in art, both local and nationally. The common thread of these artists is their instantly recognizable use of intense color and topics within in their works, from the dynamic clean duct tape works and installations of artist Bryan Rojsuontikul to the graphic pen style and social commentary seen within the work of Aniekan Udofia. Activation 2719 promises to be unforgettable merger of style and character. The opening event will start at 6pm and will include a bar, food provided by Commonwealth Gastropub, and musical entertainment for the evening. Music on the 20th will be performed by Bullfight Academy,

Opening reception is RSVP only. Please RSVP at http://www.readysetdc.com/2719 by 3pm on February 20th.

Participating Artists:
The participating artists are Tim “Con” Conlon, DECOY, James Walker, Emily Green Liddle, Bryan Rojsuontikul, Aniekan Udofia, Drew Graham and Diana Cruz, as well as No Kings Collective themselves, Brandon Hill Francisco Esteban, and Peter Chang.

2719 13th Street NW
Washington, DC 20009

This pop-up gallery is located at corner of 13th and Girard Street, three blocks from the Columbia Heights Metro Station (Green & Yellow Lines).

Map: http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&rlz=1C1GGLS_enUS312US312&q=2719+13th+street+dc+nw&oq=&um=1&ie=UTF-8&hq=&hnear=2719+13th+St+NW,+Washington,+DC+20009&gl=us&ei=lD9jS8OmBMStlAfCmLGjAw&sa=X&oi=geocode_result&ct=title&resnum=1&ved=0CAgQ8gEwAA

Open Hours:

Fri: Noon –8 pm (Feb 26th & March 5th) Sat: 10am – 5pm (Feb 27th & March 6th)
Or by appointment at info@NoKingsCollective.com

Peter Chang

I just finished an installation for the show opening tonight, Art of the Soul, with my collective DC51. I'm really proud of it. I think we pulled off our image and I think it did exactly what the curator envisioned. DC51 is an artist collective that grew out of the love for art, urban life, and the people. We bring paint to the streets, fine art to galleries, gear to the kids, beats to the crowd, and politics from the block. DC51 is made up of local artist who all share the same vision and drive through art. There are multiple collectives here in DC now, and with a bigger and more powerful art scene, hopefully there will be more and more. Art collectives have existed through out all of art history. Artist often work alone and need people who share similar interests and passions to help keep theirs alive. A community who show, create and share space, ideas and techniques together.

Albus Cavus also participated in the making of Art of the Soul. Another collective that exists here in DC but also has chapters in NJ and CA.
albus cavus - white cave (latin) - refers to the basement where the first shows were held.

Albus Cavus was originally started as a small basement exhibit space that gradually grew into an international collective of artists, educators and visionaries who work primarily in public space. Our installations physically beautify the neighborhoods and also promote development of healthy and strong communities through interactive events.
Mission Statement
- Promote development of strong and healthy communities by involving the residents in projects that result in improved public, gathering and common spaces.
- Design and develop novel interactive and participatory art projects in public space.
- Reinvent existing public spaces that are underutilized, neglected and abandoned.
- Cultivate healthy development of young residents through practical experience in complex projects that encourage team work and democratic process.
- Support artistic excellence by providing necessary consulting services, supplies and mentorship to emerging artists.

No Kings Collective is an artist collective based out of Washington, DC composed and run by artists that build professional working relationships with area artists, businesses and city organizations through social networking events, art exhibits and special projects.
More info at http://www.nokingscollective.com

Keep your eyes out for more events form all these amazing artist and collectives who now have the knowledge and power to do all of their brilliant ideas!

Kevin “JAZI” Irvin teaches stencils at the Albus Cavus Classrooms

I am so excited about this weeks class at The Fridge by Albus Cavus by my good friend and amazing artist, Kevin “JAZI” Irvin, who was raised, lives and creates in the greater DC area. You can see his installation at Artomatic, Art Whino, Albus Cavus events and The Washington Children’s Hospital. He’s created commissions for major business like Red Bull and Adidas. Jazi is a versatile artist who has self-taught various techniques.

The workshop on Sunday, February 14, 2010 will be all about stencils. Jazi will share with you his secrets on what to cut the stencils in, how to transfer the images, how to cut and then apply the paint. The Fridge, 516 8th Street SE (rear alley), Washington, DC, in walking distance from Eastern Market Metro Station. Wear working clothes. All supplies provided. Fee $25. Be original and bring your Valentine to an art class!

Get more information about Albus Cavus Classroom and the current schedule.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Elliot Richter: DC photographer

Fun times in the city!

One of my favorite parts of art, is getting to hang out with photographers who document art and life. Elliot Richter is one who captures it all! Check out his snow day with Albus Cavus!

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Workshop: Figure Drawing with Chanel

Albus Cavus Classroom.

Chanel Compton, a local artist who has created murals and organized incredible art events around DC will be sharing her knowledge and tips in upcoming workshop “Figure Drawing.” The students will get experience working with live model and to learn basics of working with charcoal…

The workshop is held on Sunday, February 7, 2010 at The Fridge, 516 8th Street SE (rear alley), Washington, DC, in walking distance from Eastern Market Metro Station. Fee $20.