Thursday, August 6, 2009

August 2009: Armsrock and Chris Stain in BK

Chris Stain will always hold a special place in my heart. When I first started this blog, he was one of the first artists to answer my interview questions. Since then, I’ve been hooked on his compelling portraits. Yesterday, I checked out some of his latest work on top of a Williamsburg roof. This Friday, he and Armsrock (one of my other faves) present their show, “I Know There Is Love,” at Brooklyn’s Ad Hoc Gallery. Here’s all the info you need (courtesy of Ad Hoc’s site):

“This will be an awesome opening; everyone should definitely come out for a good time with good people and amazing art. You will not be let down! Last time we had a show with Stain he built an entire shantytown, be prepared to be impressed! For more information on the artists or the event, read below. Also, some of their new imagery is freshly available to be viewed under their name is the “Available Work” category. Hope to see you this Friday!”

“Chris Stain first became infected by graffiti’s bold colors, striking form, and independent nature as a child in the summer of 1984. As time went by, he investigated other avenues of art such as print making, graphic design, and screen printing.”

“Stain’s work is a direct reflection of the people, neighborhoods, and struggles that are swept along with the every day lives of the common American. It is his hope that through the work he will be able to convey the importance of the role of the less recognized individual of society.”

“Armsrock is an artist and activist whose work focuses on the human condition in the urban environment. By creating hundreds of unique drawings of his fellow citizens, and placing these original pieces on the walls of the city, Armsrock makes an attempt to generate a critical understanding of the stories and fates that house us.”

Ad Hoc Gallery is located at 49 Bogart St., Brooklyn. For more information, see the gallery’s website. Thanks, guys! Best of luck with the show and all your future projects.

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