JOEY GARFIELD, ‘The sound of Never’ Opening Saturday, May 18th at SILO ART SPACE

Award winning filmmaker and artist, Joey Garfield (who co-directed ‘The Run Up‘- a documentary series produced by Upper Playground) is opening a show in Chicago at the Silo Art Space. The show titled, The Sound of Never is described by Garfield as the following:

“Music, attitude and simplicity is constant in my work, the repurposing of wood and found objects keeps me grounded. I love the snap, crackle, and pop of vinyl when it played or even broken. By organizing and remixing the vinyl shapes in my art, it allows me to celebrate the old school while keeping it all new.”

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SOUND OF NEVER Opening Reception May 18, 2013. Running dates: May 18 – May 28. For additional info contact siloartspace@gmail.com

Joey Garfield, Run Up, documentary, Herbert Baglione, Estevan Oriol, Cody Hudson, Chris Pastras, Mark Bode, Mr. Jago, Will Barras, Wes Humpston, Futura, Jeff Soto, Above, Kofie One, Heavyweight (HVW8), David Ellis, Ryan McGinness, Jose Parla, Swoon, Rostarr, Mister Cartoon, Maya Hayuk, Doze Green, WK Interact, Dzine, Jason Bass, Ron English, Logan Hicks

Co-Directed by Joey Garfield and Shaun Roberts, ‘THE RUN UP’ is a documentary composed of one-on-one interviews with twenty-six of the most eminent artists of today. Produced by Upper Playground in association with Fifty24SF, artists featured in the film include: Herbert Baglione, Estevan Oriol, Cody Hudson, Chris Pastras, Mark Bode, Mr. Jago, Will Barras, Wes Humpston, Futura, Jeff Soto, Above, Kofie One, Heavyweight (HVW8), David Ellis, Ryan McGinness, Jose Parla, Swoon, Rostarr, Mister Cartoon, Maya Hayuk, Doze Green, WK Interact, Dzine, Jason Bass, Ron English and Logan Hicks.

“A LOVE LETTER FOR YOU” by ESPO and Joey Garfield

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Famed NYC artist Steve “ESPO” Powers, along with director Joey Garfield (who co-directed Upper Playground’s “The Run UP” series) are set to release “A Love Letter For You,” a multi-genre film that both documents ESPO’s mural project in Philadelphia, but also acts like a proper love story.

Here is the rundown:

A Love Letter For You is a genre-defying new film by director Joey Garfield. A Love Letter For You seamlessly mixes documentary and narrative, love and loss, community and solidarity, art and crime, to paint a compelling portrait of two artists and their impact on the neighborhood they grew up in.

The film documents the notorious graffiti legend, Stephen “ESPO” Powers as he returns to his old stomping grounds in Philadelphia to paint a series of murals on 50 rooftops along the Market train line. The film also weaves in the fictional narrative of FIRE, a young graffiti king who is fresh out of prison on a quest to win back the love and attention of his ex girlfriend. A Love Letter For You mixes a local cast with real-life characters as they rediscover the soul of West Philly and it’s dynamic community.

The film is a multi-faceted project by Stephen Powers with the City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program and is sponsored by the Pew Center for Arts & Heritage through the Philadelphia Exhibitions Initiative. The murals have garnered international attention and been published in a coffee table book, featured in a gallery exhibition and generated community education workshops.

A Love Letter For You: Official Trailer

One of the Run Up directors, Joey Garfield, just teamed with Steve “ESPO” Powers to produce and write A Love Letter For You, documenting ESPO’s 2009 mural project commissioned by the city of Philadelphia. . .

Nobody can lay down a line about graffiti and graffiti culture like ESPO. He has all the talent, and the gift of gab. Looks like a great film.

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