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Street Art Pop-Up Store x T$F

Opening March 4th, 2011 Bomit presents the world’s first Street Art Pop-up Store.

The secret location (soon to be released) will be in T$F’s beloved neighborhood of Echo Park, California.

The Store will only feature the work of Artists who have put in hard work on the Streets.
BOMIT.com is opening this in order to bring some major publicity to the Street Art / Sticker Scene. We are assisting Bomit by putting our own personal art & merchandise on display and up for sale.

Containing a massive and diverse collection, some featured artists include: Dick Chicken, Gaia, Dual Streets, Subhumanoid, Restitution Press, Love Me, Know Hope, Biafra Inc, Banksy (just kidding) Bigfoot, The Status Faction and many many MANY more.

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T$F proudly created a filthy ass mini-installation for this venue.
Think; Graffiti/Sex/Stickers/Drugs/Fine Art.

In addition to being featured as a participating artist, The Status Faction opted to sponsor this venture. What does that mean? Did we donate cash money?
NO!
Chill out buddy boy, we’re not rich. We don’t have money, we got lawyers and court fees to cover! We have sponsored in our own right.  We donated a very generous amount of T$F hand creations to the cause. For everyone confused and talking shit out the side of their necks— we will not be profiting from this retail environment.  We DONATED with no strings attached, no profit sharing, and no financial expectations.

The Street Art Store will be offering original T$F created t-shirts, posters, pasters, jewelery, stickers, buttons and more.  100% of the sales will be reallocated into FURTHERING THE MOVEMENT OF STREET ART.  These sales will provide income to keep the rent afloat and contribute to building http://www.FreeStickers.org, a web platform dedicated to circulating sticker art, for FREE.

In addition to the merchandise and custom created art, T$F is working with the organization to prepare and promote the venue space. It is a genuine selfless act from us to support this concept. We don’t need a pat on the back or a ‘thank you’ but we’re explaining our participation to curb the morons who dare gossip that The Status Faction is profit-motivated by their contributions to the street. We fuckin hustle, we don’t have a recipe with our intentions.  We work from the heart, create from the soul, and contribute for the love. We never give a fuck, but keep your facts in check before you make assumptions. We are constantly angry.  The Status Faction is FUELED by this feeling and our behavior is based on emotion. Since 2007, we have created MANY “products” but they have always been for OURSELVES, and then circulated the extras.  We can honestly say that we’ve never made a profit from this art collective.  Not that we hate money, it’s just a false pretense that we don’t own.  We are graffiti writers turned multi-dimensional.  We don’t give a fuck about the bullshit.

With that being said, go open dad’s wallet and come to the Street Art Pop-Up store during March.  Buy a T$F shirt and poster and you can feel good that your conscious consumerism is going to support a movement, not our lobster dinner.

CONGRATULATIONS TO BOMIT FOR DOING WHAT NOBODY HAS DONE BEFORE.

GODSPEED ON THIS VENTURE – WE WISH FOR IT’S SUCCESS!

For more information and the address release visit: www.StreetArtPopUp.com (click it!)


TAKE IT OR LEAVE IT, WE’LL CARRY ON REGARDLESS

LOOKING DOWN ON YOU AND JUDGING THE JUDGEMENTAL

YOU DO WHAT YOU DO AND WE WILL DO WHAT WE DO. WE ARE NOT TRYING TO WIN A POPULARITY CONTEST. IF YOU DON’T LIKE OUR SHITTY ART THEN KEEP IT MOVIN, CAUSE WE DON’T WANT TO HEAR IT AND WE DON’T GIVE A RAT’S ASS

HANDMADE STENCIL/WITH PAINT PEN EFFECTS. DHL STICKER LABEL BY MR.PHYLO TSF

WHAT IS YOUR HURRY ASSHOLE AND DIDN’T YOUR MOMMA TEACH YOU ANY GOD DAMN MANNERS?
WAKE THE FUCK UP, I’M NOT YOUR ENEMY, YOU ARE!!!

EASTER CAME EARLY THIS YEAR BITCHES!

WE AIN’T TRYING TO PREACH TO MOTHER FUCKERS, WE ARE JUST A GROUP OF INDIVIDUALS THAT ENJOY SPEAKING THROUGH AN ARTISTIC FORM OF EXPRESSION. WE ARE GENERALLY DECENT FOLKS THAT ARE NICE TO MOST, SO IF YOU THINK YOU CAN TAKE THAT AWAY…..THINK AGAIN….

TITTY STICKER FOOL

I DON’T KNOW IF THAT LADY WAS REALLY NICE OR JUST REALLY DRUNK. MAYBE BOTH?
GOOD LOOKS LADY, WHO EVER YOU ARE, YOU’RE FUCKIN COOL… HA!

FRESH FRUIT FOR ROTTEN VEGETABLES ANYONE?

WAS AT A WAREHOUSE PARTY IN EAST LOS ANGELES AND SAW THIS IN FRONT.
WAS I HERE BEFORE? BLACKOUT MUCH? APPARENTLY I LEFT MYSELF SOME FOOD FOR LATER.

GOOD PLACEMENT FOR THIS PIECE.
IT WAS IN THE HEART OF ECHO PARK, NEAR A CLUB WHERE MANY HIPSTERS ROAM LIKE ZOMBIES.

THIRD .. NOS… PHYLO….CREEPIN
SILK SCREENED BY HAND 8 1/2″ x 11″  WHEATPASTES
ILLUSTRATED (FUN HOUSE MIRROR) VARIATION OF OUR T$F “POPE CLOWN”
THE MARTIAL ARTIST WITH NO HAND

SOMETIMES IN LIFE YOU MUST FIGHT WITH YOUR MIND AND NOT WITH YOUR FIST…
…SHIT MOST OF THE TIME— WHAT AM I SAYIN?!?

AND FOR ALL YOU BULLIES AND BACKSTABBERS; WE HAVE OUR EYES ON YOU…
DON’T THINK WE DON’T KNOW, CAUSE WERE NINJAS FOOL.

THE IMAGE THAT KEEPS ON GIVING
THE VIEW FROM MY BACK DECK…LIFE’S NOT SO BAD.

I LOVE MY CITY AND I RESPECT MY CITY.
IF YOU DON’T ENJOY SEEING OUR ART ON THE STREETS—
WE DON’T LIKE TO LOOK AT YOUR ADVERTISEMENTS AND PROPAGANDA FOR YOUR ALTERIOR MOTIVES.
IF YOU’RE JUST A HATER— THEN SCREW YOU TOO, BECAUSE WE DO THIS TO FEEL GOOD AND GIVE BACK…INSPIRE AND CONFUSE.  IF YOU DON’T KNOW..NOW YA KNOW……..MR. PHYLO…….


TAKING IT ALL IN

THIS IS SOMETHING WE DEAL WITH EVERYDAY

WE ALL KNOW IT IS A NEW YEAR, BUT NOW IT’S ENDING THE MONTH OF JANUARY AND WE FINALLY ARE GETTING AROUND TO DIGESTING LAST YEAR. THESE IMAGES AND CONTENT ARE A SMALL WINDOW INTO A STORY, OF THE UPS AND DOWNS, OF A FEW RAGTAG ARTISTS THAT CAME TOGETHER TO TRY TO CREATE SOMETHING BIGGER THEM THEMSELVES. THESE PEOPLE ARE KNOWN AS THE STATUS FACTION AND I AM PROUD TO BE A PART OF THIS CREW, AND WORK WITH THESE TALENTED INDIVIDUALS ON A DAILY BASIS.

ON WOUNDED WALLS  AT NIGHT THE SCAVENGERS WILL LEAVE THEIR TEETH MARKS

THIS IS THE CASE IN MOST OF US, SO WE TRY TO MOVE ON FROM OUR MISTAKES, AND AT TIMES THIS SEEMS IMPOSSIBLE.

IT TAKES A LOT OF WORK IN THIS TOWN, CAUSE NOBODY IS TRYING TO HEAR WHAT YOU’RE SAYING. SOMETIMES YOU GOT TO MAKE THEM LISTEN, AND HAVE A LITTLE FUN WHILE YOUR ARE DOING IT..LIFE IS SHORT..MAKE YOUR MARK….

MELROSE DIRTY WORK: NEW YORK STYLE / L.A. FLAVOR

THIS IS NOT A JOKE FOR US, THIS IS THE WAY WE CHOOSE TO LIVE.  THIS IS A LIFESTYLE THAT YOU WOULD HAVE TO BE CRAZY TO ENJOY OR EVEN UNDERSTAND.  PRAY FOR OUR KIND, FOR WE ARE SOLDIERS AND SLAVES TO OUR IDEALS AND DREAMS.

GHETTO FIELD DRESSING

LIFE CAN BE FRAGILE, LIVE IT TO THE FULLEST. YOU NEVER KNOW IN THE STREETS, THEY WILL STAB YOU UP, SHOOT YOU DOWN, AND LOCK YOU UP…BE ALERT & AWARE L.A. CAN KILL.

BEAUTY IS IN THE EYE OF THE BEHOLDER, AND IN THESE IMAGES I SEE BEAUTY SO I SHARE THIS WITH YOU.

SOMETIMES IN LIFE WE TRY TO HOLD ON TO THESE BEAUTIFUL THINGS, BUT IF YOU LOVE SOMETHING, SOMETIMES YOU HAVE TO LET IT GO…I THINK IN MY HEART I LIKE TO KEEP THE THOUGHTS OF LOVE LOST AND LIFE’S COSTS.

I MYSELF HAVE NEVER MEET THE PERFECT WOMAN BUT I KNOW I’VE LOST SOME GOOD ONES, BUT I WOULDN’T CHANGE IT FOR THE WORLD ….WOMAN ARE BEAUTIFUL…. I WAS RAISED BY ONLY A WOMAN AND AM THE PERSON I AM TODAY BECAUSE OF IT.

THIS ONE IS SELF-EXPLANATORY….
AT TIMES WE RUN IN WITH THE LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT..

IT SEEMS MORE AND MORE THESE DAYS THESE FASCIST PIGS WANT TO BUST YOU FOR SOME BULLSHIT, MEANWHILE THEY JUST PASSED BY TWO RAPISTS AND A CRACKHEAD TO GET TO YOU!!!!!

THIS IS MY BEST FRIEND. MY DOG ODIN HANGIN WITH HIS LIL BUDDY LUKE
SATIRE OVERDOSE BY PHYLO ONE
WE GOT STYLES SO DO NOT FRONT

JUST WANT TO SAY THANKS TO ALL OUR FRIENDS, FAMILY AND FANS THAT SHOW US LOVE AND PUT UP WITH OUR SHIT, CAUSE WE KNOW IT’S NOT EASY, BUT THERE WILL BE SOME CHANGES FOR THE GOOD AND THE BAD IN 2011 AND IN THE END TSF IS GONNA BE ON TOP OF THE GAME AND KEEP BRINGING YOU THAT REAL SHIT YOU LOVE TO HATE…….MR. PHYLO…….


LOVE LOST IN THE STREETS THERE IS A COST

IN CASE YOU GUYS WERE WONDERING WHAT THE HELL THIS IMAGE MEANS IT IS A TAKE ON THE COMMERCIALISM OF EASTER...DUH!!!

455 WAS TO FAT TO GET UP THERE LOL

LA CITA COMBO DOWNTOWN GOT SLAPS///

this is a spot by the vons where dope addicts tend to gather

…………patience is the beacon to my sanity in the place we call la la land……………………………..

MELROSE EATS RESTROOM STINKER

MUSEUM OF ABNORMALITY

……THIS IS NOT A FADE OR POPULARITY CONTEST THIS IS A LIFESTYLE AND ONCE IN A WHILE IT TAKE A LITTLE LIQUID COURAGE TO MUSTER UP THE J.O.B.  ….

THE MOUNTAINS ARE BURNING

……..WE ARE JUST GETTING STARTED, SO IF YOUR SICK OF US ALREADY,
I HAVE A MESSAGE FOR ALL YOU HATERS…….TUFF SHIT!!…….

PHYLO ONE ANTI CONFORM ROBOT DTLA

THIS IS ACTUALLY BLOOD MIXED WITH MAYO

ONE OF THE PRETTY ECHO PARK LADIES GETTING DOWN WITH SOME T$F LETTERS

……………..STYLE IS NOT WHAT YOU WEAR ITS IN THE ATTITUDE FOOL!!!….

…….THIS IS THE ENDING TO A STRANGE AND FOGGY NIGHT BUT I WILL TELL YOU MY ROOM MATE SHOULD OF KNOWN BETTER THEN TO LET A  RIVAL GANG FROM MY NEIGHBORHOOD HANG OUT IN OUR HOUSE WHOA MAYBE I WILL TELL YA THE FULL STORY LATER………..

SOCK YO TEETH LOOSE

A LITTLE SCRAP CAN ACTION IN THE SLUMS OF DOWNTOWN

I KNOW THERE IS IRONY IN THERE SOMEWHERE

………..TAKING IT FURTHER INTO THE NEW YEAR WITH A STRONG DESIRE AND PASSION TO SPREAD A MESSAGE SOMETIMES WE DON’T UNDERSTAND, AND ON THAT NOTE I WISH YOU A FAREWELL……….


STEADY MOBBIN

TSF bringin int he new year with a fresh look on the streets

big daddy ASEND coming thru with the fresh cut and spray on Melrose

MR. PHYLO in effect with the big easter heist

thanks to the dirt floor .com for some of these pics

expendable Rudolph on Fairfax

hurtin for certain

doin the dirtywork off Hollywood blvd.

RAPPING UP THE YEAR STRONG THE STATUS FACTION IS GEARING UP FOR MORE HEAVY MOBBING AND ANTI CORP. PROPAGANDA CAMPAIGNS HOPE YOU HAVE ENJOYED THE WORK…..MR PHYLO…..


Lady Liberty dead at age 124.

(click photos to enlarge)

New T$F work on the streets of Los Angeles.
Some really talented artists on this wall, including SLOTH (KOG/LTS), SPACE INVADER, and SEIZER.
The colors and steelo on that Sloth piece are inspiring. Dope shit!!

You might have to zoom on that pic to see the details of our poster.  It’s murder!!
This hand-painted paste-up is gigantic.
The letters and outlines made with small brush paints, the other paint is metallic gold & silver.

Inspired from a PHYLO painting, this image finally hit the street over a year later.
Here’s some old photos from the (2009) art exhibit “That Shit’s Fresh” at THE RONIN GALLERY.

SHOUT OUT TO DAMON @ www.TheRoninGallery.com !!!


Nate Frizzell x T$F x LeBasse Nov. 6, 2010

NATE FRIZZELL.  Friend and fellow $TAAAATUS lush.

Full forces showed up to support Nate’s latest solo exhibit “I Should Know Who I Am By Now” at LeBasse Projects.

Nate’s new work was welcome with open arms.  His transition to oil AND sculpture proved success.
Check out the price list- almost all the work was sold at the PREVIEW. What that means is when you come to the reception- your money is NO GOOD there!  You’re slow on the Frizzell Shizzle bandwagon- SOLD OUT!

Nate asked $tatus Faction to supply some reference for the graffiti commonly found in many of his paintings.
We were thrilled to see the examples in the finished work.  WELL DONE!

 

KILLER NEW WORK!!

PAY ATTENTON TO FRIZZELL- HE IS BLOWING UP.

Here are a few other favorites from the show.

CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR LATEST EXHIBIT!

To those who missed the reception, “SEASONS” is on view until Dec. 24, 2010.
Visit L.A.’s LeBasse Projects to witness yourself.

6023 Washington Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90232
Phone: (310) 558-0200

 

 


WILLIAM NICHOLS: “Seasons”

Last weekend Status Faction had the pleasure of attending William Nichol‘s latest solo show “Seasons.”


Born in Chicago in 1942, Nichols is not only an established artist, but also a good friend.
Growing up around Bill’s paintings made it all the more interesting to see his current endeavors.

Unfortunately we got to the gallery near the reception’s closing- but still had time to chat with Bill about his new work. These incredibly hypnotic landscapes are a beautiful mix of impressionism and expressionism. Upon close inspection, Nichols uses a fascinating treatment of brushed oil paint to mimic watercolor effects.

CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR LATEST EXHIBIT!

To those who missed the reception, “SEASONS” is on view until Dec. 24, 2010.
Visit L.A.’s THOMAS PAUL FINE ART GALLERY to witness yourself.

7270 Beverly Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Phone: (323) 525-0444

GALLERY HOURS:  TUES. – SAT. 11AM TO 6 P (and by appointment)



Nate Frizzell: ‘I Should Know Who I Am By Now’

After selling out his 2009 galleries, NATE FRIZZELL returns to Lebasse Projects for his second solo exhibition.  Titled ‘I Should Know Who I Am By Now’,  this highly anticipated series of new work will also include Frizzell’s first foray into sculpture.

The new exhibit continues to revolve around the themes of self-discovery through an examination of the human condition. The exploration of personal identity and individual choices made over the course of a lifetime are viewed in Frizzell’s winter themed paintings and his first sculptural elements.

Mark your calendars for the opening reception:

Saturday, November 6th, 7-10pm

LeBASSE Projects
6023 Washington Blvd
Culver City, CA 90232
www.lebasseprojects.com

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CONGRATS NATE!
WE ARE PROUD YOU REP THE $TATUS FACTION!

Here’s a shout-out Nate did last year, this painting is titled “She Huffed and She Puffed” from his show at the Bo.Lee Gallery.  Note the “T$F” silver bomb on the barn (lower left corner).


MURDERERS ALLEY

 

T$F "Murderer's Alley"

 


7 DEADLY $INS (4 of 7) – “GREED”

We continue revealing our “7 DEADLY $INS” series from the August 2010 Living Walls Conference.

Recently we covered:
1.) “WRATH” which you can see HERE.
2.) “GLUTTONY” which you can see HERE.
3.) “VANITY” which you can see HERE.

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GREED

GREED (Latin, avaritia), also known as avarice or covetousness, is a sin of excessive desire to possess more wealth or goods than one needs or deserves.

From a Christian perspective, the Bible provides us with a rich definition of this sin. The core of greed is that it is the obsession with accumulating material goods. A greedy person values material goods more than they value God. Greed and slothfulness have  similarities in definition. The greedy and slothful both crave material goods as well as they have no desire to work for or to exchange anything of value for the object of their desires. The slothful will not work even for basic necessities much less add value to the world around them. The greedy will use deception to acquire material goods. The greedy also lie and use false pretenses to acquire goods at the expense of others.

A key aspect of greed is that greed is never satisfied no matter how much material goods are accumulated by a person. The Bible says we are but “greedy dogs” who are obsessed with material things. Greed has no purpose because it can never be satisfied.

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ARTIST STATEMENT:

We feel pretty confident this one is self-explanatory. Interpret this as you may- we assume most will picture their bedroom Scarface poster. Wamp wamp wamp….

NOTE: If you are not the philistine (look it up) we assume, you are welcome to also consider this piece our T$F homage to Swedish-born sculptor Claes Oldenburg.

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PROCESS:

This piece of our series was DOPE. We sat on this particular idea for sometime.   We came out to Atlanta and busted this piece out with speed and grace.  We were excited to present something that could hang on the wall- but double as a relief with major 3D elements.  The challenge was mostly in logistics, seeing as our concept was locked.

Again with NO budget assistance from the conference organizers, we purchased all the needed materials locally from our own pockets.  We had this thing all plotted out in our heads.  We hit up the hardware store to get some brackets, pvc pipe, spray paint, 12″ mirrored tiles, some foam insulation and a grip of liquid nails. Fortunately we had access to a gang of power tools as well.

We mounted the mirrored tiles and then began adding our “STAY GREEDY” typography.  We relished at the attention to detail, modeling the paraphernalia around the red-pinstriped straws famously found at McDonald’s.

After making a base for the type relief, we added the appropriate special effects to create a more authentic aesthetic.

Then on to cutting our stencil for proper T$F signage.

The $tatus Faction was so eager to get this piece up for Living Walls, we could barely wait for the glue to dry.  When it was ready to transport- we charged the gallery for installation.  We wanted to have SOMETHING in the gallery space immediately and this three-dimensional artwork went up practically upon our Georgia arrival.  It was a very successful start to the series and acted as a nice introduction and foreshadowing for what was to come that week.

We found some studs in the gallery wall, which was mandatory as this piece was fairly heavy.

We got the jumbo mirror mounted- all that was left was to attach the straw.

IN AND OUT OF THERE.  LET IT SHINE UP THERE UNTIL THE PARTY.

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RECEPTION:

As we’ve discussed earlier- the show was crowded as hell.  This particular element of our series was located in a hallway adjacent to the formal gallery.  It was mainly a space for featured artists to paint and the site for (non-attending artist submission) posters to hang in a wheat pasted combo.

It’s our goal to stand out in the crowds.  We feel our interpretation of GREED was an artistic success for The $tatus Faction.  It ultimately stood alone in this tunnel of sensory-overload.  Although we appreciate a “monster-combo of street art” as much as the next guy- we basked in refreshment by this artworks’ unpredictable third-dimension.

~STAY GREEDY!~


7 DEADLY $INS (3 of 7) – “VANITY”

We continue revealing our “7 DEADLY $INS” series from the August 2010 Living Walls Conference.

Recently we covered:
1.) “WRATH” which you can see HERE.
2.) “GLUTTONY” which you can see HERE.

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VANITY

In conventional parlance, VANITY is the excessive belief in one’s own abilities or attractiveness to others. Prior to the 14th century it did not have such narcissistic undertones, and merely meant futility.  In many religions vanity, in its modern sense, is considered a form of self-idolatry, in which one rejects God for the sake of one’s own image, and thereby becomes divorced from the graces of God.  In Christian teachings vanity is considered an example of pride, one of the seven deadly sins. This list evolved from an earlier list of eight sins, which included vainglory as a sin independent of pride.

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ARTIST STATEMENT:

Inspired from an expression we’ve spoken time and time again, the concept for our “VANITY MIRROR” sculpture came naturally.  “GET OVER YOURSELF. When you hear that- you got a problem with your pride buddy!

This piece of our series was especially pleasing, because we could venture into audience interaction and involvement. Take a look in the mirror. The viewer  literally becomes a part of this gallery wall, and is now in visual participation with the artwork’s dialogue.  It’s pretty funny.  On the inside T$F felt like we got a chance to tell a whole shitload of people to personally “Get Over Yourself.” ZIIIIING!

PHOTO BY: RYAN JAMES

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PROCESS:

Having the “Vanity Mirror” concept locked and loaded in Los Angeles, assembling this on-site (in Atlanta) wasn’t too difficult. HOWEVER— No Thanks to the lack of financial support from the conference organizers like T$F explained HERE. We purchased a house “mirror with sconces” from some lady on craigslist.  She seemed well weirded out when the T$F crew came inside her house.  The design, shape, and size was perfect but the condition and finish was way too crispy and polished.  First we applied a liquid iron surfacer to the frame.  When it dried we used a mixer to force the activation of rust.  It looked legit.  Appeared to be rescued from a sunken ship!  The sconce shades were  naturally treated with the mud from SLAB TOWN.

While the frame was drying from the reaction, we began to apply our quote to the glass of the mirror. Using a highly caustic substance to “frost” glass, we chemically etched the letters into the front.  It only takes minutes for the chemical to fully react- so basically you only get one chance to get it correct.  This stuff is super permanent.  It literally disintegrates the top layer of glass leaving a translucent effect.  It’s most often used in arts and crafts to stencil small decorations.  We applied the glass etching cream FREE HAND using a paintbrush.  It took several hours of tedious craftsmanship.

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RECEPTION:

The reception was crowded and it was funny to see peoples interest in this piece.  It was on a corner spot, so tricky to avoid.  We assume many people checked their hair and teeth in that mirror— oh the irony!  It was difficult to get a decent photo of this piece, it usually included the photographer in the picture, or the flash would reflect in the mirror.  Here’s a few pics we probably jacked from the web.  Shout out to The Fashion Cult for spotlighting this piece, seen HERE. The two best photos we credit to Ryan James, whose flickr can be found HERE. Thanks guy!


7 DEADLY $INS (2 of 7) – “GLUTTONY”

We continue revealing our “7 DEADLY $INS” series from the August 2010 Living Walls Conference. Recently we covered the first one “WRATH” which you can see HERE.

GLUTTONY

GLUTTONY— derived from the Latin gluttire meaning to gulp down or swallow, means over-indulgence and over-consumption of food, drink, or intoxicants to the point of waste. In some Christian denominations, it is considered one of the seven deadly sins—a misplaced desire of food or its withholding from the needy.

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The back story about our work for the T$F “gluttony” interpretation is interesting. We have displayed our “Monster Fridge” several times to the public- but it’s always been a gateway into the “7 Deadly $ins” series. This is not a NEW sculpture for our collective, however it’s not “recycled” concept either. The original piece, created for The Atlanta Bench’s “Screen Fiends” exhibit in 2009, was ALWAYS thought of as a PART to this greater idea. To produce ALL SEVEN of the sins, with original T$F interpretation, was a concept we cherished. The fridge was KEY to the big picture.

We knew, if done correctly, it was an epic and complex project that required massive logistics and funding. It would span over several mediums and environmental platforms. We waited over a year, and when the proper opportunity to execute T$F’s “7 Deadly $ins” came to fruition- we had a fraction of the puzzle solved.

Aiming to create seven pieces on-site, “Gluttony” was ONE element we could relax with, and thus fund additional time to allocate for the other 6 pieces.  Although it appears like sweet headway in August 2010, it was tough patiently waiting to actualize the COMPLETE concept since it’s inception (2009).

“Monster Fridge” will always hold a special place in our heart.  We are proud of the construction, the craft, the humor AND the final result. The sculpture has always received excellent response, and deserves to be shared with a broad audience. Here are a few pics of it’s various appearances throughout Atlanta AND Los Angeles.

For more info, pics, and insight on the “Monster Fridge” – you can view these previous blog entries:

1. Original Construction and Process photos • Atlanta Bench, ATL, GA: CLICK HERE.

2. “Screen Fiends” @ El Barn Gallery • Hollywood, CA: CLICK HERE.

3. “Blow-Up L.A.” Halloween LIVE Art • Los Angeles, CA: CLICK HERE.


7 DEADLY $INS (1 of 7) – “WRATH”

WRATH

WRATH (Latin, ira), also known as anger or “rage”, may be described as inordinate and uncontrolled feelings of hatred and anger. Anger, in its purest form, presents with self-destructiveness, violence, and hate that may provoke feuds that can go on for centuries. Anger may persist long after the person who did another a grievous wrong is dead. Feelings of anger can manifest in different ways, including impatience, revenge, and vigilantism.

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FOR THIS SIN- THE $TATUS FACTION CREATED AN ORIGINAL WORK ON STRETCHED CANVAS.  CREATED ON-SITE IN ATLANTA FOR THE LIVING WALLS CONFERENCE, THIS ACRYLIC PAINTING MEASURED 8 FEET TALL AND 5 FEET WIDE!!!

THIS SHIT IS BAAAAAAAD ASS!!!  CAME OUT SUPER SICK!  TOOK WAY LONGER THAN EXPECTED, BUT WAS ULTIMATELY ONE OF THE BEST OF THE COMPLETED PROJECTS.

HERE ARE A COUPLE PHOTOS OF THE PROCESS WORK AND SOME FINISHED PICS THAT WE MIGHT HAVE BOOSTED FROM CREATIVE LOAFING OR SOME HEADS ON FLICKR.  THANKS!

SHOW TIME!



7 DEADLY $INS (0 of 7) -T$F ARTIST STATEMENT

Pushing passed negative shit— The $tatus Faction still wants to properly describe the actual artwork we DID IN FACT create and display in Atlanta.  One piece will be in consistently developing shape (by the very nature of its’ design), and one is still under a little construction, but that won’t stop T$F from showing you the 5 we completed.

It was our goal to contribute to the Living Walls Conference in form of gallery work, sculpture, street, and whatever was beyond or in the middle of these fields.  Here is the artist statement T$F released at the Living Walls Conference:

Atlanta’s 2010 Living Walls Conference

Ambitious in nature, The $tatus Faction set out to assemble a complete series of work, based on the seven deadly sins. In the early 14th century the popularity of the seven deadly sins as a theme for European artists helped to ingrain them in many areas of Catholic culture. One means of such was the creation of the mnemonic “SALIGIA” based on the first letters in Latin of the seven deadly sins: superbia, avarita, luxuria, invidia, gula, ira, acedia. Over 600 years later, T$F proudly presents their wildly original interpretation of the seven deadly sins.

Limited to a one-week time frame, T$F accomplished this unsurmountable construction with relentless enethusiam and unyielding effort. Adopting diverse mediums and materials, T$F forged multiple gallery scultupres and installations, a massive formal painting on canvas, a unique addition to the BeltLine art walk, as well as a public mural. Below is a list of The $tatus Faction’s contributions to the conference.

ALTHOUGH SOME REVISIONS CAME ALONG- THIS FLYER WAS PRINTED AND DISTRIBUTED DURING THE RECEPTION.

WE ALSO PUT OUT AN ILL STICKER FOR S.A.L.I.G.I.A.

NO PROBLEM GETTING THIS OUT AND AROUND:

~STAY TUNED FOR “WRATH” NEXT!~


String Haromonic this week!

THIS

THURSDAY!

SANTA MONICA, CALIFORNIA

WARNING!  SPOILER ALERT!!

TEASER OF OUR CONTRIBUTION TO THIS CHARITY AUCTION

Ambitious in process, T$F utilized the traditional art of pyrography to approach their custom guitar.  Pyrography means “writing with fire” and is the technique of using a heated tip to burn designs onto natural materials such as wood. After carefully returning the instrument to the raw finish, T$F applied over 80 hours tediously rendering their authentic pattern.

Guided by the motif of harmony, and inspired by street musicians, hustlers, speakeasies, and the original players of the greasy southern back alley blues joints, The $tatus Faction aptly named the guitar “Sidewalk Suzy.”

"Sidewalk Suzy" (Front)

"Sidewalk Suzy" (Top)

"Sidewalk Suzy" (Back)

"Sidewalk Suzy" (Bottom)

"Sidewalk Suzy" (Detail)


PEACE!


GOOD TIMES BAD ART

FLICKED BY THE HOMEGIRL IN THE ATL FOUND ON FACEBOOK

SAME DEAL


Peel Here 2010

PEEL HERE 2010.

Shit was fun per the usual crowds of lil jits and shit.

BONUS: Peep this T$F sticker….. ya wish!

Don’t forget we got the FRESH MEAT art show in Atlanta THIS Saturday,
STRING HARMONIC art show in Los Angeles on Aug 5th.


Dasboard present: FRESH MEAT

DASHBOARD CO-OP Presents

Fresh Meat: Filets, Strips and Other Marbled Delights, a FREE group art exhibition on July 24 at The Goat Farm in Atlanta. The show will feature new and diverse works from the organization’s second round of selected artists, including Plastic Aztecs, Christian Gordy, Kerry Jones, Romy Maloon, NImer Aleck II, The $tatus Faction and Dave Batterman.

What is DASHBOARD CO-OP?

Founded in February 2010, Dashboard Co-Op empowers emerging artists by providing them with lucrative and creative opportunities. The organization hosts group exhibitions to sell work to local and regional collectors—artists keep 100% of any and all profits. Dashboard launched its virtual gallery with 12 Atlanta and New York-based artists, including Paper Twins, Baxter Crane, Jason Travis and Erica Wilson.

In an effort to provide a platform for artists whose work might not fit in traditional gallery settings, Dashboard accepts submissions on a rolling basis and announces those selected every three months.  Learn more here.


The (NEW) Art of SMEAR

DON’T MISS THE HOMIE SMEAR‘S NEW SHOW CREAM OF MEAT!!

“The work that I’m making right now is my best ever…on the real!” – SMEAR

R  E  S  P  E  C  T !

FOR MORE PEEP
http://theartofsmear.com


String Harmonic 2010 x T$F

THE $TATUS FACTION will proudly be participating in STRING HARMONIC 2010.


The 1st Annual String Harmonic event is designed to
celebrate artists, music, and the guitar as both instrument and work of art.
The event will culminate in an auction for the benefit of Hamomi Children’s Centre in Nairobi, Kenya.

A select group of artists were given acoustic guitars, generously donated by Gretsch, to be used as the platform for their artistry. The theme of this year’s event is HARMONY.
Each artist will have the freedom to express themselves however they choose using this central motif as a guide.

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T$F got a little ambitious with process and medium when opting for PYROGRAPHY.
It took forever to strip the piece before they could even get started burning the wood.

Here are a couple teaser pics but it’s such a beast you’ll have to wait for the show.

The date is still potential but it’s expected to this Summer.  Also look out for the homie SHARK TOOF in the show too.  For updates, artist profiles, and details visit: http://stringharmonic.org/


Zach Johnsen & Mhak – Spirit Flyer!

This is a true homie right here, and hands down one of the most talented and dedicated illustrators I know.

Proud to announce the opening of Spirit Flyer, Zach Johnson’s newest exhibition alongside Japanese artist Mhak. Showing a whole new series of acrylic paintings on paper and wood, as well as a number of collaborations with Mhak.  This one is going to be a doozy.  Working in an entirely new style.. a little out of his comfort zone, but worth it!  Please join Zach for the opening reception…

Thursday, June 3rd from 7-11pm at Compound Gallery , 107 NW 5th Avenue, Portland, OR. Beers and cheers all around.  Special Performance by the PDX Taiko group.
After hour party at Yes and No, 20 NW 3rd Ave Portland, OR.  Hope to see you all there!

Spirit Flyer Progress

Various progress and work shots from the lead up to the exhibiton.. come by TONIGHT!!

In conjunction with their show at Compound Gallery, Mhak and Zach have collaborated on a 3 color silkscreen print to be released at the show. The first 25 will be available through the gallery. The last 50 will be sold through his website. Order now!  He’ll have some fun extra prints in the mix too, some for sale, some for free!


L.A. Art in Numbers RE-CAP

Last night was the LA ART IN NUMBERS event in Culver City.

Party was a banger.

Didn’t get TOO many great photos, but had a good time.

CLICK PHOTOS TO ENLARGE

Only a handful of sales but I think they raised a ton at the door.


There were over 60 participating artists and over 150 pieces in the show.

THE $TATUS FACTION • "L.A. BY THE NUMBERS"

(DETAIL) of "L.A. BY THE NUMBERS"

ANNIE MADISON - SHOW CURRATOR

NORBERT ACKERMAN • SOLD!

SKULLPHONE BROUGHT IN A GAS PUMP WITH A STICKER ON IT!!!
I THINK IT WAS $14K.

SKULLPHONE

PULP "BLUNT FILES"

BRANDY FLOWER

KEVIN HAYES

PHYLO T$F

PHYO T$F - "THE FAST SUPPER"

THE HIT+RUN WAS PRINTING LIMITED ED. POSTERS TOO.  LINE WAS OFF THE CHIZZLE.  45 HEADS WAITING FOR A POSTER AND 3 IN LINE FOR OPEN BAR.   THE POWER OF FREE ART.  THIS POSTER BELOW IS 36/500. DESIGNS BY FROHAWK 2 FEATHERS (RED), RESTITUTION PRESS (BLACK) AND GABRIEL (GREEN).  PRINTED AND SIGNED BY BRANDY FLOWERDOOOOOOOOPE!

HIT + RUN

SWEAR I SAW THE FIRE MARSHALL DRINKING A TECATÉ.

YEAH THE PARTY WAS CRACKING!
PEOPLE WERE COMING TO THE SHOW ALL THE WAY TIL IT ENDED.
THE FUNNY THING ABOUT THIS SPOT…
IS THAT IT HAPPENED TO BE NEAR THE HOMIE MARK’S STUDIO
…AND WE HAD BEEN THERE BEFORE.

THERE HAS SINCE BEEN A NICE ASS MURAL PAINTED
ON THE OUTSIDE WHITE WALL,
BUT THAT ROOFTOP SHIT IS STILL RIDING.  SMALL WORLD.

HERE’S A FULL COPY OF THE PRICE LIST & PARTICIPANTS.

FOR MORE INFO VISIT: www.LAArtInNumbers.com


TONIGHT

T$F GOT STUNNER CONTRIBUTIONS

PLUS THE MOTHER EFFING  HIT + RUN


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