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Stikman 20.1 Celebrating 20 Years Hanging Around Philly

October 24, 2012

Stupid Easy Gallery is proud to announce a new solo-exhibition by one of street art’s most prolific and elusive personalities.

Stikman presents a new body of work celebrating twenty years of public intervention.  Utilizing a diverse range of media the world-renown artist has created a truly satisfying experience.  The work is subtle and complex yet irresistibly seductive; a familiar icon of the human form recognized by all as a symbol of being.  Stupid Easy Gallery invites you to join us Friday November 2nd From 6-9pm to honor one of Philadelphia’s best kept secrets. STIKMAN

It could be in the form of 3D men made of small sticks to figures hidden in iconic imagery pasted to doors, or literally under your feet, smashed into the concrete. The range of mediums used and the calculated creativity given to each piece is overshadowed only by the sheer amount of work he has affixed to our cities surfaces. -Darkclouds

from the artist:

It was the spring of 1992 that I stuck a little man made of sticks to a wall of a derelict building on 3rd  Street in Old City. Both the cityscape and the little man have changed a lot in the years that have passed since. This journey experimenting with the base elements contained in stikman and the urban environment has been very rewarding to me, revealing visual combinations and the effect of the slow drip, drip, drip of time working its magic.  I share this transient form of art to connect with a viewer whom I will never meet, in hopes that the joy of finding the unexpected has altered their consciousness. It finds an indigenous space in our surroundings like a flower escaping from the crack in a sidewalk. Continuously altered by time and circumstance.

Once I started painting the 3-D stikmen I also started to paint stickers. Combining the 2 dimensional graphic element expanded my view of the ever changing stikman form, and the project took off in unforeseen directions. I was finding many different materials and processes with which to explore the realm of stikman.  Over the years I have affixed and painted the stikman on numerous LP record covers, prints, book pages, cut paper paste-ups, hollow core doors and a variety of metal, wood, cloth and plastic objects. Some of my favorite pieces include stenciling images on ping pong balls, bricks, tiny slide viewers, and playing cards. And of course there were always little wooden men made of sticks.

For this twentieth year celebration in Philadelphia I have created 20 new works on paper and wood. The paper collages are based on 20 overlapping stencil paintings blended with a Neo-plastik figure. The wooden figures  have 20 coats of paint. The exhibit also includes selections from the STIK Museum.

- STIKMAN

Stikman 20.1 Celebrating 20 Years Hanging Around Philly at Stupid Easy Gallery

Opening Reception 11/02/2012 6:00-9:00 PM

307 Market Street Philadelphia PA 19106

“Fractal Abstraction” – First Friday at Stupid Easy Gallery

August 1, 2012

Join us THIS FRIDAY for an exhibition of psychedelic paintings and funkadelic fractals!
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Invisible Militia
Fractal Abstraction
Friday, 08/03/2012 5:00pm-9:00pm

Featuring Artists:
Daniel Pizza
Bridgett Bussy
Steve Simpson
Heather Stein

Stupid Easy Gallery
307 Market Street
Philadelphia PA, 19106

Get Up & Lies show

June 8, 2012

Get Up & Lies show

Philadelphian street artists “Get Up” and “Lies” will be showing their individual canvas work tonight (Fri. June 8th) at Stupid Easy Gallery.
The event is free and for all ages.
The show starts at 7pm @ 307 Market Street.

Ma: A Fine Art Exhibition at Stupid Easy 05/18/2012

May 14, 2012
While Cense and James Oliver hail from different sections of the Philadelphia arts community both question line, space, and form.  Utilizing canvas as the medium for this work, each painter individually examines these fundamental concepts in a gallery setting.
Ma is not something that is created by compositional elements; it is the thing that takes place in the imagination of the human who experiences these elements.

Ma

Stupid Easy Gallery
307 Market Street
Philadelphia PA 19106

LIES preview show at Rogues Gallery

February 21, 2012

This is a preview of Lies’ debut exhibition at Stupid Easy Gallery.  Join us!

“Firewall” (Don’t Let Our Government Ruin The Internets)

December 22, 2011

I’m glad to be a part of this project which seems to be gaining some momentum.  I’ll try to gather all links to press, etc… here on the blog.

CNET: New “Firewall” song protests SOPA copyright bill (Q&A)

Washington Post: Anti-SOPA advocates and ‘ObamaGirl’ creator combat bill through song, boycott

Music and Lyrics by Leah Kauffman
Buy single on iTunes
http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/firewall/id490955904?i=490956053

https://twitter.com/#!/leahrkauffman
http://www.leahkauffman.com

Produced by Ritz Reynolds
https://twitter.com/#!/ritzreynolds

Video by Dan King
http://www.stupideasyideas.com

Internet played by Eric Smith
http://www.ericsmithrocks.com

For more info visit:
http://www.americancensorship.org
http://www.stopcensorship.org

DRGN KING: “Paragraph Nights”

November 8, 2011

watch HD 1080P on youtube

This is the title track from DRGN KING’s upcoming record, Paragraph Nights, out December 2011. Directed by Dan King.

www.wearedrgnking.com
www.drgnking.bandcamp.com
www.twitter.com/drgnkingdom
www.twitter.com/ritzreynolds
www.weirdmansion.tumblr.com
www.ritzreynolds.tumblr.com

Special Thanks To: Keith Birthday (www.norwegianarms.bandcamp.com), Leah Kauffman, Andy Black (who graced this song with his wonderful bass playing), Jon Chicot, Stupid Easy Gallery.

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