Below are some pics from my last visit to Richmond during April's G40 Summit. We had a chance to check out a handful of the recent murals painted throughout the city by the likes of Angru Woebots, Pixel Pancho, Lelo, and Gaia to name a few. Enjoy!
Here's a behind the scenes look at the recent art installation by PONSHOP. Thanks to all our collaborators on this project: Crystal and Kevin Rodrigue of Rodrigue Studios for their design/build consultation, Adriana Christesen, Jasmine Lee, Sidney Mullis and Janet Hahn for their research and studio support, Jeff Gulick for the on-site installation assistance and Christopher Stuart for video work.
Gabriel Pons will be teaching the ReUsed/ReMixed Painted Vinyl Album workshop this Sunday, April 29 from 1-3 pm at Art Whino's G40 event space (115 West Broad Street). This workshop is free and open to the public.
Gabriel will guide students through brainstorming ideas as well as using a variety of media (spray paint, paint pens and acrylic paint) to achieve their creative vision on vinyl.
Click here to view the event page on Facebook.
Friday April 6, 2012 was the opening night for the 2012 G40 Summit in Richmond, Virginia. The G40 Summit includes over a dozen large-scale murals throughout the city as well as over 500 Low Brow artists from around the world. Below are more pictures from Friday night. Thanks again to Art Whino and RVA Magazine for bringing such a massive and inspirational event to Richmond. Click Here for the G40 Calendar of Events.
"Hip-Hop Meditation Station" ceramics, and mixed media panels, 72" diameter x 60" height suspended installation, $8,000 USD. On exhibit at the 2012 G40 Summit hosted by Art Whino. This installation can be reconfigured to accommodate a variety of spaces, contact us to inquire about design variations.
Scarlett and I are excited to be participating in the 2012 G40 Summit in Richmond, Virginia. Honestly, this has been the most ambitious project that we've collaborated on to date and we're proud to be exhibiting it in this month-long exhibition. Below are some pictures showing the progress of creating the ceramic forms (a total of 166) as well as installing the piece in the space at 101 West Broad Street.
The installation, titled "Hip-Hop Meditation Station" is a visual chronicle of the Hip-Hop culture, charting each of the four elements of Hip-Hop (DJing, MCing, B-Boying and Graffiti Art) throughout the course of the time. Each art panel charts the trajectory of Hip-Hop's progression by listing those who have impacted the movement through their involvement. This chronology is by no means complete, but offers up a brief history lesson for younger generations on the birth of an American art form that went on to in influence the world.
The G40 Summit opens Friday April 6, 2012 and includes over 500 artists as well as several recent large-scale outdoor murals by international artists. The G40 Event runs through the month of April with a closing party on May 4,2012. For more information, visit Art Whino.
Special Thanks to Art Whino and RVA Magazine for hosting the 2012 G40 event. Also PONSHOP would like to thank our collaborators and student interns for their assistance throughout the past two months: Crystal and Kevin Rodrigue of Rodrigue Studios for their design/build consultation, Adriana Christesen, Jasmine Lee, Sidney Mullis and Janet Hahn for their research and studio support, Jeff Gulick for the on-site installation assistance and Christopher Stuart for video work.
Joshua Barber is the son of notable maritime artist John Barber, who is widely-known for his paintings of the Chesapeake Bay. In his youth, Joshua Barber was known to accompany his father in his studio or on excursions around the Chesapeake to find painting locations. Today, both artists are featured in the Barber Gallery at Gallery 5800 in Richmond.