Archive for August, 2009

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OPENING PHOTOS: Jinxed Gallery Philadelphia Group Show feat PaperMonster

August 31, 2009
This past weekends group show over at Jinxed Gallery was great!! JoKa brought together a beautiful range of talented artists together and all of the different styles and techniques meshed well together in one space. Thanks so everyone who came down to view the show and celebrate during the crazy hurricane winds and rain. Make sure to visit Jinxed Gallery’s (HERE) new location as they are currently moving to the Philadelphia art district.
Catch some images of the entire show below.

PaperMonster, Leanne Blank, and Josh Taylor

Nose



Nose and JoKa collaboration. JoKa paints with toothpicks…yes toothpicks.

Fantastic piece by Daniel Flores


Illworx
Erik Siader
This piece is done with acrylic and marker. Insanely small and beautiful.
Enjoy
PaperMonster
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Philadelphia: Jinxed Gallery Aug 28th Friends Stoning Friends Group Show feat PaperMonster

August 26, 2009
PaperMonster will join friends such as 2H, Andrea Heimer, Celeste Rapone, Clint Meister, Daniel Fleres, Downer, Erik Siador, Illworx, Jessica Gamble, JoKa, Josh Taylor, Justin Cipa, Leanne Biank, Michael Shapcott, Nose, and Porkchop over at Jinxed Gallery for a great group show. The show opens August 28th and PaperMonster will be there handing out stickers, signing everything from t-shirts to socks or even a simple sticky note if you bring it. The show is a must see if you are in the Philly Area. Check out more info on the gallery and a preview of my pieces for the show.
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Friends Stoning Friends
August 28th
6-10pm
Jinxed Gallery
620 S 4th St
Philadelphia, PA 19147-1525
http://jinxedphiladelphia.com/
PaperMonster- Love Lost
PaperMonster- Inkblot

Enjoy
PaperMonster

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PHOTOS: Jersey Fresh Graffiti Jam 2009 Trenton, NJ

August 25, 2009
This years Trenton, NJ Jersey Fresh Graffiti Jam which is part of the NJ Graffiti Festival (HERE) was a great time painting along some old and new friends and some very talented graff artists. It was originally scheduled for Saturday but was pushed to Sunday due to Hurricane Bill. You can catch images of the entire days progress and highlights from the event.
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Worked in some collages into the pieces on the wall.

Demer and Will Kasso




Detail of collage and texture.





The final pieces look like pasted images of my canvases.

Leon Rainbow on the chip truck.
Check out Soco up top. Always finny and a great person.
Upper Playground??? Amazing

Demer and MEK on the opposite side of the truck


Out of nowhere I saw a huge tiger head. Incredible
Enjoy
PaperMonster

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Gallery Guide: Metropolis Gallery Sept 4 Rob Sato and Joseph To Curated by David Choe

August 24, 2009
Metropolis Gallery (HERE) is setting up to have a wonderful show opening September 4th curated by David Choe (HERE) featuring works from Rob Sato (HERE) and Joe To (HERE). Metropolis is an awesome spot that brings together both a retail store and art gallery in one seamless concept/space. I had one of my first solo shows at Metropolis in late 2008 I could not believe the huge crowd that came by. I am sure this opening will also be huge. Metropolis Gallery can be found all over the new September issue of Juxtapoz Magazine alongside the Rob Sato and Joe To interview by David Choe. Catch some images below. This is my first of the many upcoming gallery guide post that I will be conducting to showcase some of my favorite upcoming art events and spaces that work extremely hard to put on some of the most beautiful shows.
Metropolis Gallery
154 N. Prince St. Lancaster, PA 17603
Phone: 717 572 9961 – Hours: Mon-Sat:11-6
Metropolis Gallery: http://www.metropolis-store.com/

Juxtapoz Issue # 104 September 2009 featuring Rob Sato and Joe To Interview by David Choe

Rob Sato


Joe To

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PaperMonster
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PHOTOS: Urban Decay Group Show Opening Photos @ Bherd Studios

August 24, 2009
Bherd Studio Gallery’s “Urban Decay” group show was a huge success in Seattle, Washington. I want to thank everyone who came out for the show and SOULE for curating the entire show. It is great to see so many different styles of art in one space at once. You can catch images from the shows opening below sent over by Michele and make sure to stop by the gallery or visit their site over at http://www.bherdclothing.com/
It feels great to show along amazing friends like SOULE and Koleszar.

Koleszar & PaperMonster

Aaron Kraten, Avive & Soule
Jeff Ross
Tim Kapler & Michelle Smith-Lewis
Enjoy
PaperMonster

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Asbury Park, NJ “Memento Mori” Group Show feat PaperMonster

August 20, 2009
On Saturday, August 22nd right after the Jersey Fresh (HERE) Graffiti Jam I will be heading over for the opening of “Memento Mori” group show over at Parlor Gallery (HERE) in Asbury Park, NJ. The shows feature a group of artists working with themes of beauty, death and from the looks of the line-up my favorite medium: Paper!! The artists include: PaperMonster, Derek Gores, Mike Egan, Jordan Eagles, Zane Lewis, Viva Van Stor, and Tim Liddy. I will be at the event handing out stickers and Parlor Gallery is a beautiful spot extremely close to the beach and always full of great times. Catch more info below:
Parlor Gallery (HERE)
717 Cookman Ave
Asbury Park, NJ 07712
August 22nd 7-11pm

PaperMonster

Zane Lewis
Jordan Eagles
Derek Gores
Mike Egan
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PHOTOS: Washington, DC Edgewood Mural Event

August 19, 2009
Saturday’s Edgewood Mural Event in Washington, DC organized by Albus Cavus (HERE) was a major success. Although I was not there to take part in the beautiful project I stumbled upon photos taken by Pati Gaitan (HERE) and Love Is Kind (HERE) and they are truly stunning. Some incredibly talented artists where present and raised the bar extremely high such as Will Kasso, Chor Boogie, Pose2 aka Maxx Moses, Decoy, Leon Rainbow, Nose, Delve, Luv1, Demer and many more local and international artists. The work and time put into the project is truly inspirational and every time I see photos like these they push me to create. I hope they do the same for you. Visit the mural if you are in the area:

Rhode Island Avenue Center
550 Rhode Island Avenue NE
Washington, DC

Photos By Pati Gaitan (HERE)::

Chor Boogie
Decoy
Pose2
Pose 2

Photos Via Love Is Kind (HERE)
Chor Boogie
Will Kasso and Leon Rainbow
Pose2
Enjoy
PaperMonster

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