Happy saturday guys!! Here’s a quick recap of last night:
Mighty Tanaka Presents: Flying Fortress One Man Army
I went to check out Flying Fortress’s One Man Army show at the Mighty Tanaka Gallery last night, hands down one of my favorite new galleries. Its a small space, but they always fill it with great work and you get to chat with the artists (usually because theres no where to hide, lol). The show was DOPE. Fortress has been doing lots of work with MSK and TSL artists, huge pieces in detroit and developing his own merchandise, but his show featured the Teddy Troops, which we’ve all grown incredibly fond of, taking on new and old shapes and color schemes.
ALSO! and perhaps my favorite part, Fortress is in the midst of an ode to Bode, a late 70’s early 80’s artist who developed beautifully stylized characters. Fortress’s Bode pieces are incredible, exquisitely detailed and perfectly colored.
The X Collective - Meet and Greet
This art collective, a hodgepodge of active and collaborative artists based in the Mount Eden section of the Bronx, had an impressive array of works. Covering all the bases from photography, collage and printmaking to body painting and performance art, this family-like crew of hispanic artists are extremely talented and very progressive, taking on serious themes when approaching their work. i had the distinct pleasure of getting to shake hands with all of them. I’m really excited to see what the future will bring for this collective.
See you all Next time! I’ll be doing this for as many art shows as i can in the future and these posts will eventually become a column in MERCURY SOAPBOX MAGAZINE.
- completing design and release of Mercury Soapbox Magazine i1
- beginning writing of EDNA: The Errant Prequel
- casting, reading and shooting of Pee & VaGee
- taking on photo, film and art internships/apprenticeships
- setting up a show for the first weekend of march
- producing a mixtape, consisting of music from, and collaborative cover art by, Mercury Soapbox collaborators
- planning a big street art project
- running the streets at night, painting everything in sight
Mercury Soapbox presents
whats up everybody! Happy holidays! We’re back with more talent than ever before, and this time it’s for a few amazing causes. We’re having simultaneous food AND toy drives, for city harvest and toys for tots, respectively, and in addition to the live music, art and spoken word, orlando will be drawing us into the peoples army for a future t shirt and we’ll be debuting the first issue of Mercury Soapbox Magazine!
Jay Spade (http://www.reverbnation.com/jayspade)
Justina Soto + the Salvation Armband (http://soundcloud.com/salvation-armband)
Adrienne Mack Davis (http://amackdavis.bandcamp.com/)
Transit Venus (http://www.transitvenus.com/)
Octavia Almonte (http://www.amazon.com/Tears-My-Pillow-Octavia-Almonte/dp/0595445675/ref=sr_1_6?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1323640898&sr=1-6)
Lee Ann Irrizary (http://www.amazon.com/Indigo-theres-other-colors-rainbow-Poetry/dp/1466388587)
Poetic Dove (http://bookstore.authorhouse.com/Products/SKU-000246843/Poetic-Dove-Presents-Intimate-Sessions.aspx)
Lauren Pasculli (http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.1256123820925.30650.1764481243&type=1)
JT Liss (http://www.jtlissphotography.com/)
Orlando Bartolome (http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.1157661188080.2025655.1424267334&type=1)
$7 WITHOUT GIFT
$3 WITH A TOY OR 3 CANS OF FOOD
DECEMBER 16th, 8pm-12am
257 grand st., brooklyn, ny
ALSO: Just because we end at 12, doesnt mean that the good cheer has to stop there! Our friends at No Man’s Land WILL BE CONTINUING THE FOOD AND TOY DRIVES AT THEIR BALKAN DE JANEIRO PARTY (http://www.facebook.com/events/251138464945740/) AS WELL AS LETTING OUR GUESTS GET A FREE DRINK TICKET AT THEIR PARTY!!!
MERCURY SOAPBOX is having an art/music showcase on november 12th, but heres the rub. We have to pay for the venue and the deposit is due today/tomoro and i’m $50 short. I can pay you back on Wednesday (when my unemployment comes in) but until then, i’m beat for cash. I can’t afford to lose this day, its a big show for us and all the artists and musicians we’re trying to expose. If you or someone you know can help, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can meet, talk, and hopefully make this happen…