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Shows: Deitch Projects Presents Miranda July @ Union Square Park (5.29)

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“Eleven Heavy Things,” the latest product of the mind of Los Angeles-based artist/filmmaker/writer Miranda July (Me and You and Everyone We Know, No One Belongs Here More Than You), can be found via Deitch Projects starting May 29th. Consisting of a series of interactive sculptures, the exhibition will be located at New York’s Union Square Park as the finale of the gallery’s repertoire of public projects.

The eleven cast fiber-glass, steel lined sculptures encourage interaction with such features as pedestals, tablets with holes for body parts, and freestanding abstract headdresses. Creating photo opportunities, the exhibition’s unorthodox nature subverts conventional viewer-subject relationships, placing the spotlight on the audience.

Visit Deitch Projects for more about the artist and her work.

Miranda July / “Eleven Heavy Things”

Center Lawn, Union Square Park, New York, 10003
Broadway to 4th Avenue, East 14th Street to East 17th Street

Deitch Projects
76 Grand Street
New York, NY 10013
p: 212.343.7300
f: 212.343.2954
e: info@deitch.com

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Shepard Fairey – Mayday (5.1) @ Deitch Projects


Shepard Fairey will  send off Deitch Projects in style with his Mayday solo opening on Saturday, May 1st 2010.  The show delivers on the multiple meanings of the title  with a celebration of cultural revolutionaries such as Michel Basquiat (shown on the flier), Iggy Pop, and Debbie Harry  as well as an urgent emergency call to action in the face of global strife.  For an advanced look at the work, check out the official teaser video below.  Mayday runs through May 29th, after which the gallery will close as Jeffery Deitch transitions from gallery owner to museum director for LACMA.

Limited to 600 signed and numbered prints, the May Day Flag offset print (18” x 24”) will be released on May Day (5.1.10) at a random time from Obey Giant for $35 – one per household.

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New Temporary Shepard Fairey Mural in L.A.


Recently, many Angelenos may have noticed, L.A. street artist Shepard Fairey embellished a portion of Melrose Avenue with a collage-like mural of pop-psychedelia. The 56- by 18-foot amalgam of images was painted on the exterior of De La Barracuda, an art gallery/clothing shop/hair salon near Ogden Avenue.

A spokesman for the artist stated that the mural, painted at a location typically reserved for advertisements, will only be viewable for “another couple of weeks” before it is painted over, according to the LA Times.

Fairey’s schedule proves busy; in addition to the mural, his upcoming solo show at New York’s Deitch Projects, the last exhibition presented before the site closes, is scheduled to open May 1. More gravely, the artist remains in the midst of an extensive copyright dispute with the Associated Press concerning the photograph on which his “HOPE” poster of President Obama was based.

Visit Culture Monster for more info on Fairey, his current involvements, and the mural (and try to view it while possible).

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Shows: Rosson Crow / Bowery Boys @ Deitch Projects (3.4)

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Bowery Boys, an exhibition of new paintings by Rosson Crow, opens at New York’s Deitch Projects this Thursday, March 4th. Closing March 27th, this exhibition of large-scale oil paintings explores the history of “bad boys” in underground art and as an agent of culture in New York City.

Rosson has always shown a marked interest in masculine spaces; she has previously painted saloons, gun shops, oil derricks, rodeos, stock market floors, and many incidents in the arguably male-dominated tradition of modern art. Here she imaginatively explores the idea of the “bad boy” as fawned over by art audiences and celebrated in New York City history. How has a spirit of illegality and rebellious youth shaped the New York City cultural landscape? Gangs, graffiti, gays, drugs and illicit sex are part of the city’s spirit but also a big part of the art world today. How has New Yorkers’ love for this spirit shaped the history of art and exhibitions today? The cultural moment in underground New York when hip-hop met graffiti met the east village scene in the 80s led to an art explosion of interdisciplinary activity. Many of these paintings explore that moment and its legacy for artists working right now.

Visit Deitch Projects for more info.

Rosson Crow / Bowery Boys
Opening reception: Thursday, March 4, 6-9 p.m.
Deitch Projects
18 Wooster St.
New York, NY 10013

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Shepard Fairey @ Deitch Projects (5.1)

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Jeffrey Deitch, MOCA’s new director, announced that his New York gallery’s final exhibit will be devoted to street artist Shepard Fairey. In it, Fairey will present his “vision of America,” featuring portraits of the artist’s “American heroes:” such as Woody Guthrie and Debbie Harry as well as international political figures including Aung San Suu Kyi (above) and the Dalai Lama.  The exhibit will also feature outdoor murals.

Set to open at Deitch Projects in SoHo on May 1st, the exhibit will run through the end of month.

Find more info at the LA Times Arts Blog.

Shepard Fairey / May 1st, 2010
Deitch Projects
18 Wooster Street
New York, NY 10013
(212) 941-9475

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Seen: Shepard Fairey ‘Public Works’


Country Club and Shepard Fairey put on an outdoor mural project on the side of several shipping containers today. Titled “Public Works” the mural features some of Fairey’s iconic imagery. From Country Club:

As part of the programs surrounding Art Basel Miami Beach this year, Shepard Fairey will unveil a major new mural presented on shipping containers. Located at 2700 NW 2nd Avenue on an empty lot in the Wynwood District of Miami, Fairey’s project will continue the artist’s approach to urban explorations of neglected, unclaimed or interstitial sites. The blank facade of the barricade will provide a significant expanse for Fairey to develop a cohesive series of images. The project is being produced by Country Club, a gallery with locations in Los Angeles and Cincinnati, in partnership with The Fountainhead Residency and Miami Art Museum, where an additional component of the project is being presented. Additional support is provided by Smartwater®, Wyn Graham Bradley, Deitch Projects and Goldman Properties-Wynwood.

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Seen: Deitch Projects setup in Miami


Deitch Projects in NY is setting up for a massive Miami Basel party tomorrow night. At the moment artists including Futura, Shepard Fairey, Aiko, Kenny Scharf and Os Gemeos are feverishly finishing massive murals for the upcoming exhibition and display. Got a chance to chat with Aiko as she has been on a world tour having just returned from Shanghai.

Futura was working solo on a giant wall while Fairey’s team worked on wheatpasting an equally large space. The old school Kenny Scharf was also putting the last touches on a mural. If you are in Miami stop by the exhibit in Wynwood.

Opening, Thursday December 3rd, 2009
NW 26th Street & 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL


Fifteen influential artists from Asia, Europe, Latin America and the United States have been invited to create outdoor murals on the warehouse walls of Miami’s Wynwood Art District. Tony Goldman of Goldman Properties, one of the major property owners in Wynwood, has made available a group of walls and buildings for artists to work on, concentrated in the area between 2nd and 5th Avenues and NW 22nd and 28th Streets. The project also includes an indoor space at 2550 NW 2nd Avenue where paintings by several of the artists and documentary photographs by Martha Cooper will be exhibited.

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MAY 8 – JUNE 20, 2009

NEW YORK, NY 10013
212 343-7300

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Kehinde Wiley’s ‘Down’ at Deitch Projects

A couple of weeks ago I attended the opening reception for LA native Kehinde Wiley’s spectacular exhibition of large-scale paintings at Deitch Projects.  Wiley has described his approach as “interrogating the notion of the master painter, at once critical and complicit.” His figurative paintings “quote historical sources and position young black men within that field of ‘power.’” These new works were inspired by images of fallen warriors, saints, and classical mythology.

Perhaps more impressive than the scale was the delicate rendition of these figures amidst vibrant floral patterns. Be sure to check this show out before its closing on Dec. 20!

PS- While at the show, I ran into artist Steve Powers who mentioned his upcoming exhibition at Colette Gallery in Paris.

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