Posts Tagged ‘friends with knives 2010’

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Video: Koleszar @ Friends With Knives Opening Reception

August 30, 2010

Below is a great video of Koleszar speaking on this stencil art process and even showing an extremely intricate stencil layer which he used on one of the pieces in the show. The “Friends With Knives” stencil group at Crewest Gallery closes this week so make sure to catch it before it is over.
Enjoy

PaperMonster

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More Opening Photos: Friends With Knives Stencil Group Show @Crewest Gallery LA

August 19, 2010
Below is a brand new batch of photos of the Friends With Knives Stencil Group Show curated by PaperMonster opening that took place at Crewest Gallery in Los Angeles California courtesy of stencil artists Henry Quiara. Participating artists in the show included: Blek le Rat, Broken Crow, Chris Stain, Dave Lowell, E.L.K, , HAHA, Joe Iurato, Koleszar, Henry Quiara, Leckomio, Nathan Phaneuf, PaperMonster, Peat Wollaeger, Scotch and Shai Dahan.
For More Visit:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/henryquiara/
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-PaperMonster
Henry Quiara, E.L.K with Blek le Rat in center
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Nathan Phaneuf crisp clean stencil layering on mirror.
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Fantastic 3-D sculpture piece by Peat using stencils.
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Nathan Phaneuf
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HAHA
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Great new direction and quality work from Chris Stain
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Chris Stain
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Scotch
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Scotch also featured in LA Times article alongside many of the participating artists
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Joe Iurato
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Broken Crow
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Joe Iurato
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Dave Lowell with insane photorealism skills
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Leckomio, Henry Quiara, and Shai Dahan
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Dave Lowell
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Insane skill by none other than Koleszar. Huge detail and layering of stencils with precision in this piece.
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Nathan Phaneuf
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PaperMonster, Nathan Phaneuf, and Peat W.
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Dave Lowell and John Koleszar
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Koleszar and Man One (Crewest)
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PaperMonster
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Opening Photos: Friends With Knives @Crewest Gallery LA, California

August 12, 2010
Below you can catch photos from the opening of the Friends With Knives stencil group show opening at Crewest Gallery (HERE) courtesy of Koleszar, Nathan Phaneuf and Daily Dujour. The opening was fantastic with a great crowd and special book signing by artists Chaz Bojorquez and you can catch all of the artwork at Crewest Gallery as well as a special toy release of the Bacon Madl vinyl on Friday August 20th (HERE).
CHECK OUT ALL OF THE WORK FOR SALE HERE:
http://www.crewest.com/available/index.html
For More Images Visit:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/nathanphaneuf/
and
http://dailydujour.com/2010/08/07/seen-friends-with-knives-crewest/
and
http://www.facebook.com/john.koleszar
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Beutiful photo via Nathan Phaneuf. For more visit:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/nathanphaneuf/
Dave Lowell and Joe Iurato
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Chris Stain
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Nathan Phaneuf amazing women with knives and a beautiful piece in the middle by Peat using stencils on a 3D/Sculpture level. INSANE!!’
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Leckomio
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Mirror pieces by Nathan Phaneuf
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Artist Chaz during his book signing .
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Koleszar
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Another beautiful shot of Peat’s work. MUST SEE!! Taking stencils to new levels.
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Love this series by E.L.K.
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PaperMonster
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Koleszar
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Interview!! Los Angeles Times x Friends With Knives Curated By PaperMonster @ Crewest Gallery

August 10, 2010

The Friends With Knives stencil group show was recently featured in the Arts and Culture section of last week’s Los Angeles Times!! Alie Ward from the LATimes/BrandX and PaperMonster sat down to chat about putting together the group of artists for the Friends With Knives, the value of the stencil art movement, begining my PhD in Biology and much more. You can check out the entire interview online below!! Stay posted for photos from the opening reception at Crewest Gallery!!

http://www.thisisbrandx.com/2010/08/into-the-great-indoors-friends-with-knives-art-show-opens-saturday.html
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Koleszar sent me this photo of the printed article in the LA Times published last week in the Art and Culture section!! More photos coming soon!! Thanks Koleszar!
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Via LATimes/Brand X
“There’s a fine line between what’s an eyesore and what’s really beautiful,” says PaperMonster. “There’s a line between writing on the street, with no purpose versus a very well thought-out message that people can connect with.”

“There’s a lot of work that goes into each stencil and each painting,” says PaperMonster, who notes that many compositions require more than a dozen different stencils and aerosol colors. “It deserves to have a proper space so people can observe it and spend time with it. In the street, the experience is very ephemeral.”
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PaperMonster

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PREVIEW: Friends With Knives @Crewest Gallery Los Angeles, CA Opening August 7th

August 6, 2010
Below is a fantastic preview of what to expect tomorrow night at Crewest Gallery for the Friends With Knives Stencil Group Show featuring Blek le Rat, Broken Crow, Chris Stain, Dave Lowell, E.L.K, Greg Boudreau, HAHA, Joe Iurato, Koleszar, Henry Quiara, Leckomio, Mefee, Nathan Phaneuf, PaperMonster, Peat Wollaeger, Scotch and Shai Dahan. Check below for more info:
Friends With Knives Stencil Group Show
Opening August 7th @ 6pm
Crewest
110 Winston St.
LA, CA 90013
213-627-8272
www.crewest.com
PaperMonster
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Nathan Phaneuf
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Blek le Rat
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E.L.K.
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John Koleszar
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Dave Lowell
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Joe Iurato
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Mefee
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Scotch
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Your Worst Enemy by PaperMonster

August 5, 2010
Your Worst Enemy
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Stencil Collage On Canvas
Birds from Andrew Zuckerman’s book “Bird”
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PaperMonster
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Joe Iurato Part Of The “Friends With Knives” Group Show Opening August 7th @Crewest Gallery

August 4, 2010
Joe Iurato embodies everything it takes to be a successful stencil artist. He is driven, innovative, and determined to take on everything and anything that comes his way. I am excited to have Joe Iurato as part of the Friends With Knives Stencil Group Show opening in just a couple of days this Saturday, August 7th at Crewest Gallery in Los Angeles California. Participating artists in the Friend With Knives Show include: Blek le Rat, Broken Crow, Chris Stain, Dave Lowell, E.L.K, Greg Boudreau, HAHA, Joe Iurato, Koleszar, Henry Quiara, Leckomio, Mefee, Nathan Phaneuf, PaperMonster, Peat Wollaeger, Scotch and Shai Dahan. Check more from Joe Iurato at:
http://www.joeiurato.com/
Friends With Knives Stencil Group Show
Opening August 7th @ 6pm
Crewest Gallery
110 Winston St.
LA, CA 90013
213-627-8272
www.crewest.com

Joe Iurato at Electric Windows 2010
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PaperMonster

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