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(Un)Sanctioned, The Art on New York Streets: Book Signing

Brooklyn-based photographer Luna Park will be in the Urban Spree Bookshop on Saturday, August 5th to discuss and sign her latest book “(Un)sanctioned“.

The Book Signing will take place from 18:00 to 20:00.

Subtitled “The Art on New York Streets, the book is the culmination of a decade of obsessively keeping up with NYC graffiti and street art, a time period which saw a seismic shift in the public perception and acceptance of the artform.

Katherine “Luna Park” Lorimer is a graffiti and street art photographer, curator and librarian, passionate about documenting urban artforms and supportive of all creative endeavors to redefine public space. She has presented her observations on street art at the Brooklyn Museum, New York Public Library and guest lectured for the History & Emergence of Street Art & Graffiti course at Long Island University. Her photographs have been exhibited in New York, Los Angeles and Chicago.

For those who can’t attend the event, you can order a signed copy on the Urban Spree website here.



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Automatic – Urban Spree, Berlin

 

Like all the best bands, Automatic found each other in an organic way. Izzy Glaudini (synths, vocals), Lola Dompé (drums, vocals) and Halle Saxon (bass, vocals) met in the DIY band scene of Los Angeles and started jamming together in 2017. Over the last year, they have become an important part of the L.A. Club circuit, sharing the stage with bands like Surfbort, Wand and Flatworms. On 27 September 2019 their debut album “Signal” will be released on Stones Throw / PIAS.

Lola was born into a punk household (her father is Kevin Haskins, the drummer of Bauhaus) and joined her first band, the art-rock outfit Blackblack, when she was just 13 years old. Halle and Izzy met in local bands in the northeast of L.A.; Izzy was a guitarist and singer, and Halle liked to plug her fretless bass into a guitar amp. Unimpressed by the masculine energy of the local scene and the rock music on the radio – “pumped out like plastic bottles into the ocean” – Izzy changed guitars into synths and joined Halle and Lola in 2017. They called themselves “Automatic” after a song by the Go-Go’s – the only (!) purely female band that ever wrote and recorded an entire album that reached number 1 in the charts in the USA.

Automatics guitarless setup seemed to leave a void in the sound at first, but their interplay gave them strength and they took their place in the scene. Empowerment in the best sense. They refined their sound and, informed by Neu! and Suicide, combined their preference for dub reggae, motoric rhythms and gnarled synthesizers with their cinematic pop understanding. In collaboration with sound engineer and producer Joo Joooo Ashworth (FROTH), they started working on their GarageBand demos and their debut album.

Their first single “Calling It” captures the feeling of drifting in an endless space, tearing everything apart and starting anew. Elsewhere on “Signal”, songs speak directly from the band members’ experiences: “Humanoid” and “Too Much Money” are reflections on boredom, misfortune and the disappointing falsehood of social media personae, while the title track “Signal” is about “being trapped in the drudgery of a shitty life/job and realizing that no one but yourself will save you from it.” “Signal” is the title track of the band’s album. A shocking near-death accident in her apartment inspired Izzy to write “Electrocution” – an experience alluded to in the cover packshot, which shows a switch on a red background.

Izzy studied film at college and Halle used to work at the legendary video store “Kims Video” in New York, so it’s no wonder that the band also mentions film as an important influence on their music. David Lynch and Dario Argentos in particular have left their mark on the ambiguous lyrics and eerie atmospheres.

The red thread that runs through “Signals” is the feeling of fear and alienation, possibly one of the most formative experiences of the early 21st century: the feeling of being on the edge of the world. Or as Automatic put it: “The world is so fucked. I don’t know how a musician could say: ‘That’s all great.'”

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FAVE RAVE feat. Dirty Fences, Brower, Jealous, 24/7 Diva Heaven

Fave Rave & Direct Concerts present

DIRTY FENCES (NYC Rock & Roll) -> Listen 

New York City’s favorite hard-working band.
Dirty Fences’ fast, catchy, street-level, rock n roll will LIGHT THE FIRE OF YOUR DESIRE.

Brower (Fuzzy Junkshop Glam from NYC / Ex-Nancy) -> Listen 

BROWER is presenting his debut album BUZZSAWS, the solo project of Nat Brower, resident of Ridgewood Queens and erstwhile NANCY and METALLEG compatriot, already championing the spirits and sounds of our most cherished Punk and Rock musical varietals the world over.

Jealous (Sickk Grrl Punk from Berlin) -> Listen

JEALOUS is a new band based in Berlin. They’ve just released their debut EP “What’s Your Damage?” on their own independent label, Baby Satan Records. Inspired by 70s Glam-Rock and Post Punk, Garage and Country, their EP features songs about serial killers, strange drug experiences, the weather, and a need to not be sorry for being human and flawed. Their sound is loud, messy and full of fuzz. Heavy and stoned with a hint of sweetness.

24/7 DIVA HEAVEN (Berlin’s Riöt Görl Knockout) -> Listen

24/7 Diva Heaven are a band from Berlin, Germany, who are influenced by the sounds of the 90s Hard Rock Scene. In particular Grunge, Punk Rock and the Riot Grrrl scene which plays a huge part defining their music. The band is made up of 3 talented members who all come from the Stoner Rock/Metal scene. However these ladies decided to try something different with 24/7 Diva Heaven.
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Jonni Cheatwood: Tyger Tyger

Urban Spree Galerie presents “Tyger Tyger“, the first solo show in Germany of the Los Angeles based visual artist Jonni Cheatwood and only his second in Europe.


URBAN SPREE STUDIO, JUNE 2019

The American artist (b. 1986 in Thousand Oaks, California), spent a month at Urban Spree in Berlin as an Artist-in-Residence to create 11 large format artworks that are exhibited in the galerie from July 5th, 2019 to August 4th, 2019.

Jonni Cheatwood incorporates found fabrics into his canvases, which he himself cuts and saws, in order to create variations, a sense of appropriation and move away from the uniform surface of the canvas. Acting as time and identity markers, some fabrics have geometric patterns whereas some others are figurative or overly pop. The Residency enabled Jonni to source local fabrics, found in the Turkish market or in the street. Once the patchwork is assembled, Cheatwood paints blocks and shapes of colors on it, adding multiple layers of paint and agglomerating texture, freely outlining shapes to convey dynamism, movement and balance.

Jonni Cheatwood is an abstract painter whose work is about balance, shape and color and who can be related to the “Figuration narrative” movement. Here, Roy Lichtenstein makes an appearance in most canvases of the series as a reference and a cultural bridge as some fabrics sourced in Berlin include some embroidered stories derived from the American painter.

Jonni’s work is also close to the post-graffiti movement as we can also view his color shapes and black outlines as deconstructed graffiti.

Overall, his work is very dynamic, balanced and superbly colorful, while creating multiple layered & complex identities.

“Tyger Tyger burning bright, 
In the forests of the night: 
What immortal hand or eye,
Dare frame thy fearful symmetry?”

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Latest exhibitions: 

2019

Tyger Tyger | Urban Spree | Berlin, Germany

That’s Dallas Baby | Artual Gallery, Beirut, Lebanon

2018

Dressed Up For the Letdown | Over the Influence, Hong Kong

She’s Heavy on the Razzmatazz | MAKASIINI CONTEMPORARY, Turku, Finland

Volta Show, BEERS London, New York NY, USA

Same Hero, New Boots | TW FINE ART, Brisbane, Australia

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Jonni Cheatwood
“Tyger Tyger”

Solo Show at Urban Spree Galerie

Opening: Friday, July 5th, 2019 from 19:00
Exhibition from 05.07 to 04.08
Tu-Su: 12:00 – 19:00

Info and catalogue: galerie@urbanspree.com

https://www.jonnicheatwood.com

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VOWWS • Berlin (FREE SHOW)

 

VOWWS
+++FREE SHOW+++
08.06.2019 – Berlin Urban Spree
Einlass: 20:00 Uhr, Beginn: 21:00 Uhr

VOWWS ist ein, in Los Angeles lebendes, Death-Pop-Duo aus Australien. Ihr Debütalbum „The Great Sun“ erschien 2015 und wurde vom Freund und Mentor der Band Kevin S. McMahon in seinem New Yorker Atelier, einer alten umgebauten Scheune, produziert. „The Great Sun“ ist das Ergebnis einer intensiven und symbiotischen Verbindung zwischen McMahon und der Band. Eine Sammlung von düsteren und dunklen Death-Pop-Songs u.a. mit Feature der Elektro-Legende Gary Numan.

Mit ihrem zweiten Album „Under the World“ erschaffen VOWWS ein filmisches, stilvolles Gesamtkunstwerk mit unterschiedlichsten Einflüsse z.b. klassischer Western-, Electro-, Surf-Rock-, Metal- und Filmmusik.
Auch für „Under the World“ holten sich VOWWS Unterstützung von McMahon, jedoch spielte die Band selbst eine weitaus größere Rolle beim Produzieren und Mischen der Platte. Der zeitlose Einfluss von McMahon ist zwar immer noch vorhanden, jedoch verzichten VOWWS bewusst auf derbe Post-Punk Parts und lassen stattdessen Platz für stilvolle Hooks und klare Vocals. Das wird die Band endlich auch in Berlin auf der Bühne präsentieren – am 08.06. live im Urban Spree!

 

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