Shepard Fairey at the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art
Shepard Fairey’s upcoming exhibition at the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art has been announced and will be a joint show with Jasper Johns; the show is titled “The Insistent Image: Recurrent Motifs in the Art of Shepard Fairey and Jasper Johns”.
Arrested Motion have posted an in-depth preview about the exhibition that you can find here.
“For his first major exhibition in his hometown of Charleston, S.C., the Los Angeles-based artist created an entire new body of work collectively entitled Power & Glory. The idea behind these works is the “celebration and critique of Americana with an emphasis on the meanings of power.” Staying true to his rebel, punk background, and the social and political critique in his work, the new pieces are full of “in your face” slogans and statements about power, security, protection and similar subjects. Known for his visual reappropriation of logos, symbols and imagery, the new paintings, sculptures, works on paper, and screen prints explore and analyse everything that is both good and bad about American lifestyle and culture. Along with exhibiting his works in the indoor space, Fairey will be creating a series of large-scale public murals in locations throughout downtown Charleston, visually and thematically related to the show.”
This show will be on view until July 5th 2014, after which the Halsey Institute will be producing a 116-page catalogue of the work in Shepard Fairey’s exhibition, including all of the images featured in the show, as well as installation photographs and documentation of the installation of public works.
OBEY X DEEDEE CHERIEL
This season’s Artist Collaboration is with Nalini ‘Deedee’ Cheriel; she is a visual artist who started out creating record covers and t-shirts for the Oregon music scene in the early 90’s. Born in the hippie town of Eugene, Oregon, she began her own band and record label at the age of 19. Influenced by the popular DIY culture of the time, she played in several all-girl bands (Juned, Adickdid, The Teenangels, The Hindi Guns) and co-created semi-autobiographical film ‘Down and Out with the Dolls’. This artist has lived and studies abroad: Honduras, Chile, Portugal, Spain and her native India.
Now residing in Los Angeles, Cheriel’s work expresses narratives that recognise the urgency and conflict in our continuing attempts to connect with the world. With influences derived from such opposites as East Indian temple imagery, punk rock, and her Pacifica Northwest natural environment, her images are indications of how we try to connect ourselves to others and how these satirical and heroic efforts are episodes of compassion and discomfort. Bold elements drawn from landscapes – both urban and natural – and pop culture suggest the ability to find commonalities and relationships between ourselves and our surroundings that inevitably confirm our greater humanity and quest towards love.
OBEY X RED LIGHT RADIO
Red Light Radio is an online radio station broadcasting from the delights of a retired window once occupied by several ‘ladies of the night’ in the Red Light district of Amsterdam. Red Light Radio brings you daily shows of local DJs, live performances and cool personalities doing a one-time only radio show. You can expect shows full of afro beat or shows with black metal next to live acoustic performances or DJ sets by international artists who’re in town, such as Free the Robots and The Gaslamp Killer.
Last night our very own ROAM INTL busted out a two our set on behalf of OBEY Radio and we’ve had it on in the office all day! Check out more information and listen to the set here!
Whilst the world was festively celebrating the annual excuse for day drinking in dressing gowns something very exciting was brewing and bubbling in the dark depths of OBEY Head Quarters…
With the festivities at an all-time high and our radiators turned all the way up to 11 we bring you the very first OBEY Clothing UK Sale!
From the first tear of wrapping paper to the last sip of the expired port we found in the back of the cupboard we’ve only been thinking of you. Through day and night we’ve been working to bring you up to 50% off on selected pieces from our Men’s and Women’s Collections and keeping the discounts rolling on through to Jackets, T-Shirts, Raglans, Denim, Bags and pretty much anything else you can think of.
So throw away the ********* voucher you feigned joy at peeling open and grab yourself a proper Christmas gift.
OBEY WINTER SAMPLE SALE
The OBEY Clothing Sample Sale storms to London just in time for Christmas at The Old Truman Brewery in East London.
We will be rammed to the gunnels with great pieces of Men’s and Women’s OBEY clothing and accessories; so if you’re looking for those last minute presents – no worries – we’ve got you covered.
Thursday 19th December – 11.00-20.00
Friday 20th December – 10.30-19.00
Saturday 21st December – 10.30-19.00
Sunday 22nd December – 10.30-18.00
Come down, say hello, and pick up a bargain…
It’s going to be the biggest Winter Sample Sale Event we have ever had!
Invite at least 5 good friends and Andre the Giant will send you good luck all this week!
RSVP to the Facebook event HERE
Since 1989, the Obey street art campaign has become an important urban phenomenon, subconsciously touching those well aware of their environment. Through the vision of Shepard Fairey, Obey has evolved into one of the most controversial yet influential symbols of the 21st century. Derived from Andre the Giant, a pop-culture athlete in the eighties, the Obey icon has been bombed in developed and rural cities around the world. Its ambiguous idea immediately sparks philosophical discussion and ultimately motivates the inner-person through active participation.
With the help of Mike Ternosky and Erin Wignall, Obey Clothing continues to spread Shepard Fairey's message through Men's and Women's sportswear fashion and one-of-a-kind accessories. Every Obey Clothing designed piece is cleverly thought out, attracting people of all genres and ages, reminding them of the days when "style" was a one syllable word. Men's and Women's Obey T's, sweats, knits, Obey denim, belts, wallets and military inspired jackets and caps are all examples of what we are known for. Season after season, Obey Clothing has progressed into a brand that holds a huge amount of content and depth. To find a Men's or Women's store where you can buy Obey Clothing, click on the UK Stockists section on the menu bar.
The Obey campaign can be explained as an experiment in Phenomenology.
The first aim of Phenomenology is to reawaken a sense of wonder about one's environment.
The Obey campaign attempts to stimulate curiosity and bring people to question both the campaign and their relationship with their surroundings.
Because people are not used to seeing advertisements or propaganda for which the motive is not obvious, frequent and novel encounters with Obey propaganda provoke thought and possible frustration, never the less revitalizing the viewer's perception and attention to detail.