Last Friday, s[edition] went down to the opening of Shepard Fairey’s ‘Sound and Vision’ exhibition at Stolen Space at the Old Truman Brewery on Brick Lane. His first exhibition in 5 years with crowds queued up around the block. DJ Z-Trip warmed the crowd as they mingled through the gallery featuring some of his screen-prints, mixed media collages as portraits of notable people and cover sleeves. Read the review of the opening with pictures here on Juxtapoz.
The exhibition uses a mix of media including canvas, collage and cuts, along with numerous appearances of his trademark stencils and some lively murals that are definitely worth checking out.
Fairey whose art reached a new height of prominence in 2008 with his iconic “HOPE” portrait of Barack Obama brings along friend and collaborator Z-Trip to supply the soundtrack to the artwork in Sound and Vision (named after the David Bowie album).
Sound and Vision embodies both the political and social influences on Fairey’s work, particularly that which are directly inspired by music. To encourage visitors to fully experience the interaction between music and art, Fairey is also showcasing his own record collection. Visitors will get chance to listen to Fairey’s music collection – which include the Sex Pistols, the Clash and Roxy Music on vintage turntables.
The exhibit taking place at the StolenSpace Gallery (http://www.stolenspace.com/), Brick Lane, opened on the evening of October 19th and will running to November 4th, 2012.
Shepard Fairey, Día de los Muertos digital edition available on s[edition]
Shepard Fairey, Peace Guard digital edition available on s[edition]
DJ Z-Trip on the decks