Thursday, May 28, 2015

RVA Street Art: G40 Art Summit (Part II)

RVA Street Art: G40 Art Summit (Part 2) | Yeti Crafts

Last week, I posted the first batch of photos of the murals that were painted as part of Art Whino's G40 Art Summit in 2012.  Today, I'm sharing the rest.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

RVA Street Art: G40 Art Summit (Part I)

RVA Street Art: G40 Art Summit (Part I) | Yeti Crafts
In 2012, while Ed Trask and Company were premiering the first RVA Street Art Festival, the Washington DC-based gallery Art Whino was bringing twelve incredible muralists from all over the world to Richmond for its annual G40 Art Summit.  The aim of these Summits is to explore and promote Low Brow art by bringing together artists in an annual themed exhibit accompanied by activities and events that last throughout the month.

The loosely defined Low Brow art movement emerged in the 1970s as part of the hot rod culture in southern California with characters like Rat Fink.  It's heavily influenced by pop culture - specifically punk rock, comic books, and cartoons.  With heavy kitsch and retro references often combined with cute and/or creepy subject matter, it's safe to say that I'm a fan.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

RVA Street Art: The Power Plant at Haxall Point

You might not know this about me, but I'm a big fan of history and am especially fascinated by abandoned buildings.  I also get pretty excited about street art.  In both cases, the bigger, the better.  In 2012, more than a dozen artists took part in The RVA Street Art Festival, where they painted huge murals on the exposed walls of the massive abandoned power plant.  If you ever want to lure me into a trap, the scenario presented in the previous sentence is probably a good start. 

Thursday, May 7, 2015

What I've Been Up To Lately

My monthly rundown of current projects, featuring new paintings, a stash-busting update, and forays into new and different craft genres!