Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Brooklyn Yes Indeed UFA® Recap

The show was truly amazing. The Graffiti history books came alive on Friday night. The group that assembled was a great testament to the fact that Graffiti will never die. Urban Folk Art® Studios would like to thank guest curators David Chino VIllorente, and Lee Greenfeld, as well as the legendary RIBS, TRIKE, MR.KAVES, KEO, JOUST, and Jamel Shabazz. 
Check out some pics below. Some more pics can be seen at the UFA®Studios Facebook page HERE. And another set by Jay Lajoie can be seen HERE.
                                          Here's a cool preview from Mass Appeal 

                     A recap from Whatyouwrite.com

we'll post more recap's as they come in. Check out some highlights below, and the show is up through the end of August, come check it out
Gallery hours, tues-sat  12pm-9, sun 1-8

Big crowd inside and out

 Nice Ride.

 Gallery score of the night.

This thing got bombed!




Jamel Shabazz







DR.REVOLT and Adam Suerte 

Guest curators, Chino and Lee




TRIKE (photo by Jay Lajoie)

 RIBS ( photo by Jay Lajoie)

QUIK (photo by Jay Lajoie)

Here is what is likely a partial list of who showed up last Friday.

Chino BYI, Keo X-Men, Mr. Kaves LOB, Ribs, Trike GND, Scar-1, EMone, Quik RTW, Dr. Revolt, Haze, Tatu X-Men, Jon One (156), Cey City, Dash FC, Zame FC, Poke IBM, Epic IBM, Rebel NSA, KC-Oner TBC, KR-1 MAFIA, MR. R MOD, Teo MDC, Sast FSU, ZA-One TNS, Python BAD, Dance TM5, Basic TM5, Sp-One, Rip 7DS, KP-1 WR, Smash TFV, Sin BYI, Sere Uno, Sev TDT, Shizel, Venom, DS STV, Paid STV, Risk 9, Panic TDP, Ream AOW, Sor TBK, Rac TBK, Snatch, Quest KDS, Heart KDS, Criz 156, Yes 1 BT, Logek, Vers, AX, CE IF, Set 156, Pabs 156, Sloan TPA, Kano TVS, Cram DTA, Sec FTR, Sen Two, Fargo, Flite, Snatch, Whoosh, Jez KD, Jick IMOK, Sare TMK, Dover, Rine NCB, Poet TFV, Pugh 135... Plus Jarobi (A Tribe Called Quest) and Steve Mona (ex-NYPD Vandal Squad).

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Our next show "Brooklyn Yes Indeed" July 27th.

Here's the press release for the next show coming up. Its got 2 great guest curators, and the show will be awesome. Here's the link to the facebook event page . Please spread the word.

David “CHINO BYI” Villorente, Dead Flowers Productions,
and the Urban Folk Art® Studios proudly present
Opening Reception & Party
Featuring artwork from legendary Brooklyn artists
JOUST • Mr. KAVES • KEO • RIBS • Jamel Shabazz • TRIKE
“Style is knowing who you are, what you want to say, and not giving a damn.”
Brooklynites have a pride that is unmatched, and while the borough has gone through many changes as of late, one thing holds true, Brooklynites from the ’70s and ’80s have style, and we know it. This style was exhibited in many ways, from the way we dressed, walked (with a knowing swagger), talked (despite mythology, there’s more than just one Brooklyn accent), made a stoop our own, or how we wrote on subway trains, walls, and later, canvasses.
While street-art is often referred to as a worldwide movement — and it truly has has become one, co-opted by small commercial interests and big business alike — the art-form got its humble, ink-stained start in the five boroughs of New York City, kicked-off by city-kids for city-kids. The County Of Kings can lay claim to breeding and nurturing many a talented and acclaimed urban artist, hailing from places as diverse as Red Hook, Coney Island, Park Slope, and Bedford Stuyvesant.
The BROOKLYN YES INDEED show intends to highlight an art movement and subculture that has grown leaps and bounds from its insular D.I.Y. origins, by showcasing artwork that shows the trajectory of a clutch of legendary Brooklyn artists who have taken their work from the trains and walls of our great city onto the next level. In addition to canvas and sculpture work, the exhibit includes photography in an effort to give a context as to where the art was birthed, and by whom.
*** Curated by David Villorente and Lee Greenfeld ***