Interviews/Profiles

Style Curator Natalie Kates coverage Electric Windows Beacon NY with Ron English interview

On Saturday July 31, 2010 Open Space gallery and Burlock Home present Electric Windows 2010. 30 Artists will converge in Beacon, NY to create live artwork and have their work installed on the exterior of a 19th century factory building. Electric Windows draws it’s name from the former electric blanket factory at the foot of Mount BEacon that will act as the backdrop for the event. This project was made possible with generous support and contributions of the following organizations, friends and sponsors: Dutchess County Arts Council, BACA, The Piggy Bank, Sukothai, The Beacon Bagel, Metro Media Technologies, Montana Colors

Garrison Buxton interview on RevilInNY & Current TV.

Read article & learn more about Ad Hoc Art here!

Jef Aerosol Videos by Charles le Brigand

Jef Aerosol’s Opening Reception for “All Shook Up”

Footage taken during Jef Aerosol’s opening reception at Ad Hoc Art in New York City.

Video by Carlito Brigante

Photography by Becki Fuller and Carlito Brigante

Vernissage: All Shook Up from Charles le Brigand on Vimeo.

“The Boss” featuring Jef Aerosol

Live session in Brooklyn with legendary street artist Jef Aerosol.

Video and Photography by Carlito Brigante

“The Boss” by Jef Aerosol from Charles le Brigand on Vimeo.

“The Door II” by Jef Aerosol

Live session in Brooklyn with legendary street artist Jef Aerosol.

Video and Photography by Carlito Brigante

“The Door II.” by Jef Aerosol from Charles le Brigand on Vimeo.

Chris Stain and Armsrock collaboration

In preparation for their collaboration at Ad Hoc Gallery in Bushwick, Armsrock and Chris Stain sailed deep into the Brooklyn night not far from the huge Brooklyn Navy Yard, hoisting up ladders to put up a large mural stirring the contemplative inner currents of child’s play entitled “I Know There Is Love”, inspired by a Crass song of the same name. Using projections of their original work as well as improvised chalk drawings, the storytelling includes two tadpole-aged lads and a small harbor of imaginary vessels. In it one instantly escapes to a freer time of discovery when multiple dreams were easily set afloat. As if a reaction to the rough and salty seas of daily life in New York for many, the street artist co-captains hang a huge banner across the mast of this ship to announce that it is possible to right the bow and head toward hope. Summer 2009

Crash and Daze at Ad Hoc Art!

Watch an excellent interview below!

Nathan Lee Pickett in the Project Room!

See an example of Nathan’s work and process.

Know Hope in the Project Room!

The Insecurities of Time. Jan 2009

From the Streets of Brooklyn

Ad Hoc Presents “From the Streets of Brooklyn” an Ad Hoc curated show at Thinkspace gallery in LA.

While Irina was in NYC doing fancy schmancy things for Columbia Journalism School, she called her long-time Flickr friend and graffiti artist Royce Bannon to catch up. Irina met Royce when he was the photo editor of The Source hip hop magazine †he sent her a hand-painted tshirt that she wore an early episode of GETV. Irina and Royce discuss how he got into what hes into. Royce Bannon aka R. Bizzle is a member of New Yorks infamous Endless Love Crew and his work will be on display on the west coast at LAs ThinkSpace Gallery from Jan. 9 – Feb 6, 2009 in a show called From the Streets of Brooklyn.

5 Identities, 5 Destinations

James Kalm takes a summer Friday and zips to the eastern edge of Williamsburg to bring viewers a glimpse of “5 Identities, 5 Destinations”. Andrew Ford has curated a selection of work by five female artists that presents a cross section of what might be called Pop Surrealism, Chick Art or Low Brow. While each artist displays their unique vision, there are commonalities that unify these artists within an enclave of contemporary painting. Featuring interviews with Amy Crehore, Jenn Porreca and Ewelina Ferruso and works by Lizz Lopez and Molly Crabapple

The Threat of Chance

featuring:
Josh MacPhee, Billy Mode, Chris Stain & The Polaroid Kidd

May 2nd through June 1st, 2008

The Threat of Chance art exposition is based on the temptation of possibility. The possibility of change in the face of stagnation, the possibility of hope in desperate times, the possibility of alternative thought and lifestyle in the doldrums of complacency.

For this installation a railroad shanty town will be recreated to further emphasis the struggle between hope and despair. Amidst a gallery filled of shacks made with found material and walls decorated with freight trains and decaying industry you will find photographs by boxcar culture enthusiast the Polaroid Kidd. Proletarian signs, flags, prints, and banners from author/activist Josh MacPhee. Interactive sculptures, drawings, paintings and stencils, from graffiti artist Billy Mode, and the sociological display of hand cut stencils by Chris Stain.

For: http://artderailed.blogspot.com

Pop Subversion

James Kalm ventures out east to visit an exhibition which melds the influences of Graffiti, Surrealism, science-fiction illustration and cartoon art titled “Pop Subversion”. Curated by Andrew Ford, this exhibition inhabits an undefined realm that many young artists currently find themselves in, between the street and the gallery, the comic book and the hallucinatory dream. Features an extended interview with Andrew Ford.

Skewville, BAST, Aiko (from Faile), & Chris Mendoza

Tuesday, 31 July 2007

Adam of Skewville talks about the show he curated at Ad Hoc Art in Bushwick Brooklyn with works by Bast, Aiko, and Chris Mendoza. And the history of Skewville.

Video by aqua1978 from ad hoc art

Josh MacPhee, Chris Stain, & Billy Mode

May11-June3, 2007
Josh Macphee: Author. Artist. Activist. Josh has displayed his socially conscious prints and stencils in numerous neighborhoods and galleries across the country. His work speaks up for people everywhere.(http://www.justseeds.org/)

Chris Stain: Father. Husband. Artist. Chris’ stencil work draws inspiration from his working class upbringing in Baltimore Md.

Billy Mode: Father. Husband. Artist. DJ. Ghetto Superstar. Bill’s work combines the essence of drawing, collage, stencils, and graffiti to convey the message of the often overlooked individuals of society. (http://www.billymode.com/)

Sean Starwars: Chokes the Walls

April 27- May 6, 2007
www.seanstarwars.com
www.adhocart.org

Outlaw Printmaker, Sean StarWars covers Floors, Walls, and Ceiling with Woodcuts at Ad Hoc Gallery April 27-May 6.

Sean StarWars will plaster every square foot of the Ad Hoc Gallery with hundreds if not thousands of his southern style woodcuts on April 27 at 49 Bogart St., Brooklyn. The woodcuts depict an incredible collection of images spanning everything from Devilish Ice cream Cones to Pigs having sex fantasies with Hot dogs and the ongoing saga of Jimmy the Pope all printed on billboard paper replete with found imagery of Coke cans, beer bottles, and hamburgers. “I like to tell funny stories using funny pictures” says StarWars “I make a lot of woodcuts and print them over and over on the billboard paper, so no two are the same. It beats the hell out of editioning, if you ask me.”