GRAFT // Jared Levy: Graffiti Fine Art
Wednesday, October 10, 2012 from 6:00 PM to 11:00 PM (PDT)
Graffiti Fine Art premiere
Doors open at 6:00PM
Film starts at 6:30PM
$15.00 for AIGA members, $20 for non-members
Graffiti Type Showcase
Showcase is from 8:30-11:00PM
FREE, as capacity allows
Jared Levy is an NYC native and Newhouse School graduate for journalism and documentary film. Jared produced, directed, shot and edited the award winning documentary entitled Graffiti Fine Art, which covers the underground art scene of São Paulo, Brazil after two years of research in the field. His documentary work also has taken him to the Amazon, Israel and throughout the United States, where he has covered topics ranging from art and culture to geopolitical conflict. Currently based in NYC, he now contributes to film/documentary/web-series projects for various creative collectives.
John is the VP and creative director for Satori Engine as well as IDL Worldwide and Crack. He’s also the principle of Milkmuny.com, a hybrid non-profit he created to raise awareness and funds for schools and other non-profits. A passionate urbanist, lover of street art, and former graffiti artist; John also serves as the director and curator of Gallery 135, in association with IDL Worldwide.
The English definition of hellion is a troublemaker, but Matt thinks that sometimes you need to make trouble in order to advance. The Japanese have a similar idea, illustrated in the quote “tall trees catch much wind”. If you cause trouble or stand out, you will get knocked down or criticized. These are the artists that Matt seeks to show at his gallery, Hellion. Previously the curator at Moshi Moshi and Compound Gallery, Matt was allowed the opportunity to discover a variety of amazing international artists.
Utilizing a broad mix of media and techniques, graffiti artists, muralist and curator of Backspace, Ashley Montague creates pieces that are cut from the richest of mental fabrics. Raised by artist parents, visions of the abstract and impressionistic were an everyday sight. Take that parental influence, mix in some aerosol, a keen sense of flow and motion, a heap of color, and what you have is a recipe for some tasty visual elixirs.
A graduate of Pratt Institute, Jack spent many years “writing” with graffiti artists in NYC. His passion for urban art flourished as a direct result. While designing for Ecko he learn the craft from Marc Ecko himself how to capitalize on his street art experience and apply it for commercial use. Recruited by Nike in 2010, Jack is a senior designer working with graffiti artists from all over the world on brand collaborations and special events.
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