Monday Motivation: Steve Powers “Distilling Daily Stories Into Art”

In this video from PSFK CONFERENCE NYC, artist Steve Powers takes us through his recent public and private art projects. He explains love-letters to the neighborhoods he painted on the sides of buildings in Brooklyn. He also talks about his one-a-day art “Daily Metaltation” pieces that he paints on 8×10 pieces of metal. When you’re presented with any day you’re presented with a blank slate he says and as an artist its his job to find some form and boundaries and distill his experiences of the day onto that canvas.

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Steve Powers “Distilling Daily Stories Into Art”

In this video from PSFK CONFERENCE NYC, artist Steve Powers takes us through his recent public and private art projects. He explains love-letters to the neighborhoods he painted on the sides of buildings in Brooklyn. He also talks about his one-a-day art “Daily Metaltation” pieces that he paints on 8×10 pieces of metal. When you’re presented with any day you’re presented with a blank slate he says and as an artist its his job to find some form and boundaries and distill his experiences of the day onto that canvas.

“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.

“Street, 2011″ featuring Twist, ESPO, and REAS

Street, 2011 from MOCA on Vimeo.

The MOCA just released this Felipe Lima x CR Stecyk III production, “Street, 2011″ documenting Barry McGee, Todd James, and Steve Powers collaborative Street Market installation at “Art In the Streets.” If you go to MOCA, this is the installation to see. Epic.

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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.

http://www.aloveletterforyou.com/
http://ghostrobot.com/loveletter/

Walter "Tinho" Nomura < Exhibition BOOKED > Carmichael Gallery Los Angeles

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June 5 – July 3, 2010
Booked
A Group Exhibition Featuring
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Aiko, Banksy, Beejoir, Blek le Rat, Boxi, Bumblebee, C215, Henry Chalfant, Martha Cooper, D*Face, Brad Downey, Eine, Ericailcane, Escif, Faile, Shepard Fairey, Stelios Faitakis, Gaia, Hush, Mark Jenkins, Dave Kinsey, Know Hope, Labrona, Anthony Lister, Lucy McLauchlan, Aakash Nihalani, Walter Nomura (a.k.a. Tinho), Other, Steve Powers (a.k.a. ESPO), Lucas Price (a.k.a. Cyclops), Retna, Saber, Sam3, Sixeart, Slinkachu, SpY, Judith Supine, Titi Freak, Nick Walker, Dan Witz and WK Interact.

For More Information Contact Carmichael Gallery

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