Saturday, December 27, 2008

Jen Stark's Paper Sculptures

Jen Sark has been making a lot of noise in the art world with her incredible paper sculptures. She's wonderful at bringing an organic essence into paper. Look out for her this coming up year in more major galleries.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Green Graffiti

Paul "Moose" Curtis is not an average graffiti artist. His innovated technique of spraying off dirt from walls to create "clean" designs has taken street art into a environmental level. I wonder if the city does "clean" this graffiti, and if so, wouldn't they be cleaning the dirt that they normally would not. Simply enough, this is incredible.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Favianna Rodriguez - 11 Works of Art

Favianna Rodriguez is a celebrated printmaker and digital artist based in Oakland, California. Using high-contrast colors and vivid figures, her composites reflect literal and imaginative migration, global community, and interdependence. Whether her subjects are immigrant day laborers in the U.S., mothers of disappeared women in Juárez, Mexico, or her own abstract self portraits, Rodriguez brings new audiences into the art world by refocusing the cultural lens. Through her work we witness the changing U.S. metropolis and a new diaspora in the arts.

Ella es maravillosa!

Trick or Treat?

The annual F6 Gallery Holloween Show is right around the corner. I must say these guys have been putting in a lot of man-hours to get together clever shows like these and they are always a big success. Whether you're new to art, a local fan of fresh artist, or simply love to drink at art galleries, this show will be one to be scared about. Right after you go collect your candy come out and check out the show next Friday with your costume on!

Triple Threat Numero 7!

Rock Solid Crew comes at it again this year with a highly anticipated event, Triple Threat 7.
Not only is going to be held at Embargo (named #1 Theme Bar in Ft. Worth) but also the battles are going to be fresh with the 3-on-3 B-Boy battle, graffiti contest, 1-on-1 pop/lock and the 1-on-1 B-Boy/B-Girl battle. With over $1500 in prizes, you don't want to miss out seeing these cats battle for the rep, fun, and cash. So make sure to come out to this hip-hop cultural event.
Pass the word.

Triple Threat 7
210 E. 8th St. (Downtown Ft. Worth)
2pm - 9pm
$15 at the door

Good Cookin'

With a high of 86 degrees, you don't wanna stay at home getting over the hang over from the night before. Make your way to the Rec Shop and get some goods and come chill.

Rec Shop
1605 Lower Greenville
Dallas, TX
Starts @ 3pm.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Pecha Kucha

20 images. 20 seconds. 1 night of stimulating conversation. Join us for a unique opportunity to celebrate DFW's creative talent with artists and design peers, and the public alike ... WHAT IS PECHA KUCHA? Derived from a Japanese term for the sound of conversation ("chit-chat”), a Pecha Kucha is an exciting, fast-paced presentation format. Artists/Designers will present a slideshow of 20 images, each slide shown for 20 seconds. The result is a high-energy creative showcase.

This is a great opportunity for our network to present and showcase their creative talent. Please hurry and submit your presentation requests for this event before our program fills up!

Cover until 8:15 - $3
Cover after 8:15 - $5

After Party on the Roof Top Deck!

Time: July 12, 2008 at 6:45pm
Location: The Bone in Deep Ellum
Street: 2724 Elm St
City/Town: Dallas, TX 75226

check out more info at their website here.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Street Art Locator v2

I don't know if you guys remember me introducing this website a few months ago. Street Art Locator is a website designed for users to locate graffiti, sticker, stencil, and all other sorts of street art using google maps. You're able to pin-point the exact location and a picture along with the location of the sight. You can also see all other locations around the whole world. I recently checked it out myself and I gotta say that Dallas is lacking some pins. So far the guys from have a picture of one of their stickers. Go on and locate your street art here.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Larger Than Life

World-known artist RIPO just recently got done with his South and Central America tour with ABOVE. After a few weeks from being back on the states, he just finished his new website with tons of pictures from the tour and new walls. In case you did not know....go here.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Immortal Technique T-Shirt Contest

Submit designs to: as jpegs or gifs along with with your name, email address, and phone number.

-Designs that are selected as finalists will need to be available as Illustrator/vector artwork, so please bear this in mind when creating your designs.

1. You can enter as many designs as you like.

2. The winner will receive one of the new t-shirts with the design on it and a $100 prize.

3. Entries must be received by June 22nd 2008

- The design shall not infringe any intellectual property rights of others including copyrights and trademark rights and by entering the competition you agree that your work is your own

- If you would like to incorporate the Immortal Technique logo into your design, you are authorized to use the logo in creating your design only for the purpose of this contest and such authorization ends with the completion of this contest

-. By entering the competition, you agree to give Immortal Technique and Viper Records exclusive rights to publish your work on our website and use your design on our T-shirts.

- The winning design will be produced and sold exclusively by Immortal Technique and Viper Records.


Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Sour Grapes Blog Updates

If you don't know, then find out here. As they just finished doing an art show hosted by 10 Footwear this past weekend, Sour Grapes keep on keeping. Check out their blog for their most recent news like their new member, videos, and updates. Go this way...

F6 Gallery Summer Festival


Monday, June 16, 2008

Dirty Hands: The Art of David Choe

"The documentary is based on the titled subject, David Choe, a young near-schizophrenic American street artist who executes any and every idea that pops into his delinquent imagination. The film begins in the year 2000, when director Harry Kim decided to document Choe upon his dropping out of art school in order to pursue his creative dreams without abandon.

Choe devises numerous criminal schemes that afford him to hitchhike across the globe via trains, planes and automobiles. By skirting the legal constraints of society, he is allowed to "freely" create his art. Eventually, his nonchalant law-breaking style lands him in serious trouble. After a series of arrests, he finds himself in solitary confinement in a Tokyo prison, totally broken down and uncharacteristically still. During these dark times, he finds himself reflecting on his own selfish history, one riddled with heartache caused to his friends, family and his long-term girlfriend. Upon release from prison, a radically religious Choe, returns home with the hope that he can overcome his criminal temptations and repair the damage caused to loved ones.

We see Choe's unwillingness to grow up, his struggle to make it as an artist and his fight to hold on to his sanity. Faced with an ever-growing appetite for destruction, Choe realizes that in the end he must make sense of the chaos that echoes in his head, face his demons and learn how to harness them for the good of his life and burgeoning art career.

Director Harry Kim fully captures the complexity of Choe through a collage work of archived home video from Choe's childhood, still photographs, intimate artwork, animation and eight years of footage shot while on the road with the artist."

The movie will be making it's premier in the Los Angeles Film Festival this weekend. For more info on the movie and future screening dates check out the website.

Meanwhile enjoy the trailer

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Let It Move You!

"Yo slap yourself for not making it out to Fort Worth today. The show was a real hit!!! Mad props to SPB & FF for providing a venue for the kids to rock!!! Mad respect to the kids from JIVE TURKEYS for doing their thing. The event was a sucess in every form of the word."

Footage from the jam:

LTMMYS 2 (7 to smoke) from Chan Daman on Vimeo.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

One of the most important mixtapes of the year be sure to cop it
1. Intro2. Gangsta Rap rmx.(Prod by Dj Greenlantern)
3. Cops Keep Firing (Prod. By Dj Greenlantern)
4. Hero (Prod by Polow Da Don)
5. Black President (Prod. By Dj Greenlantern)
6.Association (feat. and Prod. by Stic Man of Dead Prez)
7. Legendary (Mike Tyson)..(Prod by Salaam Remi)
8. Ghetto rmx feat. Joell Ortiz (Prod by Dj Greenlantern.
9. Seen it All (Green Mix)
10. Esco Let’s Go (Full Song).(Prod by Dj Khallil)
11. N.I.G.G.E.R. (Slave and Master). (Prod by Dj Toomp)
12 “Be a Nigger too” rmx feat. Dante Hawkins (Prod. by Dj Greenlantern)
13. Surviving the times (Original Cool and Dre Version)
14. Nas Timeline mixed by Statik Selektah (Nararated by Nas)
15. Outro feat. Richard Pryor

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Sour Grapes at 10 Footwear

B-Boys Unite!

You know the drill!


It's not easy working 40 hours, taking summer classes, paint, work on projects, write this blog, and have a life. It feels like perhaps nothing big has been done to promote the existence of this blog, so I've taking the liberty to try to come up with some new ways of expanding the information that is provided in this outlet. I've had some ideas on how to improve the blog as a form of not only promoting events and artists, but also to incorporate a window that lets you see through the incredible art/graffiti/hip hop scene in Dallas. This great community composed of artist, graffiti writers, photographers, bboys, and a whole bunch of galleries, have been doing a great job at keeping the family close and showing the metroplex the kinds of talents that it has. Not only showcasing, but also contributing back to the community in some way too.

So with all of that in mind, I've been meeting with certain individuals who in someway will be contributing to this blog and help expand knowledge not just inside the scene but also expand common universal knowledge. Some of these new materials will take their time to be produced and exposed, but with hope and hard work this blog will be more than just my in-between-time-wasting hobby. Also, if you are a common reader of this blog I really encourage you to send some feedback to me on whether you like what is posted or not and if you have any suggestions about the content being posted. There's many bloggers in this Dallas scene that are doing a great job at contributing to the source, but I'm pretty sure there's more thing bloggers can do to communicate some type of general calling of ideas and present bigger opportunities to a massive artistic influence on this city.

P.S. Mexico 2 - Peru 0

Monday, May 26, 2008

Damn You Oil!


New Motion

Old To The New

When I heard that Sole Power got second at jam in Houston I was stoked! but hearing that they were going to drive back to Dallas the same day, get home at 4am, then entering Old to The New jam? I could only hope that those guys at least showered. So on I went to the jam not knowing battles wouldn't start until 7:30, but there sure was enough bboys warming up before the battle.
They were holding down judging of black book battles. The catch though bring your book and they judge it, which means you don't get down on the black book during the jam? Sour Grapes were killing time outside painting along with Minus. Yessir.

SOPA ( SG13)


The final battle consisted of Sole Power vs. Three Man Army in a stand off that took the whole place by surprise. Both teams went out there and gave a true bboy exhibition by not holding anything back. Sole Power ended up killin' it and took 1st place and some cash. I gotta say that they have been progressing a lot, and keep an eye on them because they sure can rock the beat.



This is not video of the finals (I'll put that up as soon as some footage comes up) in the mean time here's some Sole Power for your mind.

RE*COV*ER Mural Series Pt. 2

Sergio Garcia, Luke Harnden and Mark Nelson (1st Place)

If you haven't been in Deep Ellum this past week than you must not know what's been going on to the walls of some of the businesses in the area. Let me fill you in. The Deep Ellum Association together with the Deep Ellum Foundation are sponsoring a series of mural contest for many purposes, but mainly to bring back some of that colour Deep Ellum lost by the lack of art murals that reflects its mix culture and some of its great musical history. Artist enter by submiting concepts murals that are surrounded with a strong message.

So for the past days the chosen artist did non-stop work on these murals which were judged for the chance to win cash prices. The winners were announced Saturday at The Prophet Bar. The finalists were announced last Friday, giving the artists one week to complete their murals. And the winners are: In first place, winning a grand prize of $1,000 is the team of Sergio Garcia, Luke Harnden and Mark Nelson with their mural at 2631 Commerce Street. Second place went to Tyson Summers winning $500 for his work of ar at 3003 Commerce Street and third place went to Brian Crawford for his Koi fish on the back side of The Door.

Congratualtions to the winning artist and everyone else who participated in this great project.

Monday, May 19, 2008

The Extra Super Sweet Installation Show

Regardless of the being entirely exhausted from being at Ritual Warfare, I still had to make a stop at F6 Gallery to see how the show was going along. Right at I got there I could feel the excitement amongst the crowd from all the great installations that were done. J3RSH and I, included in the line up of this show, got to share this space with incredible artist. The space was filled up with more than just artwork, these installations were like a picture-perfect scene that made the art come to life. Each artist, with their art pieces, created a different dimension that took you inside their heads.

Besides from the art, the Arlington Police Dept. made their appearance into the show. Their reason was not really specified, but that sure was a first in F6 history.

For more pics of the content in the show jump right this way...

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

this months music review

You paint that shit gold. The prolific duo of Slug and Ant are at it again, with thier 6th studio album entitled when life gives you lemons, you paint that shit gold. An el-p that brings you tracks filled with lyrical storytelling ranging from fatherhood, pimp life, homelessness to addiction. Also Ants masterfull production of the albums that offers small tastes of blues, funk, and some eclectic synth sound.
An album that The Source gave 3 mics and a half, I believe deserved a bit more gratitude than that. A track that is a major highlight is Dreamer with lyrics such as She do for her self, she dont want your help/afraid of bieng alone/ but fear aint enough to knock her off that stone/ gonna make that home a home with or with out a man she can call her own. a story that talks about a mother with a dead beat dad.
My personal pick would have to be yesterday that will surely make you feel nostalgic after you hear it. In her music box will take you along the ride of lyrical passion as he tells his story of fatherhood and a little girls dreams. The waitress ;look lady im homeless im crazy/ im so hopeless im suicidal daily/ if you and i cant co exist lets fake it/cause i aint got the energy it takes for this relationship. A beauty of a track. All around its a very well constucted album from start to end, a great belated gift for your mother an upcoming gift for your father, or just keep it for yourself i greatly recommend it.
lastly but not shortly i want to thank jav for this oppurtunity on your blog and hopefully its not the last. ENVE

Packed Saturday

Best believe that May has been a busy month, semesters being over, getting this together for Ritual Warfare, and not to mention intense hours working on stuff for F6. But all of this is done by the drive of the love I have for what I do. As this week continues, I will try to keep on posting stuff for you to chew on. There'll be a guest blogger coming in to fill in some space with good tunes reviews and such, so make sure to check that out.

I still haven't posted anything about the galleries I went to last weekend, excuse my slacking. I gotta say that the art scene in Dallas is getting better and better. More people with new ideas and techniques that are truly amazing. I'm gonna take this time to announce that free booze at galleries are a great compliment too.

Here's something to be excited about this weekend. Saturday night @ F6 Gallery:

(click image for large view)

Not just that but also the Sole Power crew will be hosting their first hip-hop jam in Irving this Saturday also. I'll be there running the graff contest along with some great judges: Optick One, Minus, and Tisk. So make sure to make it out, show some love and enjoy true hip-hop.


Monday, May 12, 2008

Electric Windows

Starting this Friday 24 artist from around the world will meet in Beacon, NY to start a three-day street art project that will be displayed for a whole year. The purpose of this installation is to bring a challenging connection between indoor and outdoor mainly because street art is rarely done inside a rectangular area, but it should be an interesting outcome. I'll keep updating about this project as more info comes along.

Eye Candy

Blu never stops impressing me with the stop-action animations he does.

MUTO a wall-painted animation by BLU from blu on Vimeo.

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Sankofa Unplugged

Sankofa Arts Kafe - Cajun Soul Cuisine and Entertainment - has re-opened (near the old Galaxy Club space). They serve Cajun, Creole, with salads, soups, sandwiches, burgers, pastas and seafood entrees. Sankofa’s previous incarnation was on MLK with the likes of Erykah Badu, Outkast, Angie Stone and Common performing.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

500X Open Invitational

This Saturday, the 500x gallery will be hosting an open invitational art show from local artist in Dallas. I'll be displaying one of my recent works out there and so are some cats from Ghetto Palettes.

500X Open Invitational Reception

Semester is Almost Over

As the spring semester is on its way out the back door, I've been stressing over my Trig exam tomorrow. Not only that, my Art 1301 final project took must of my time this past week. group presented our project this evening at the studio in Mountain View and I have to say that the professor was somewhat speechless. The art piece is untitled but it sure executed its purpose by drawing out such feelings from the audience. I hope this gives me that A+. Judge yourself.