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Wallkandy on Facebook

Posted in News with tags , , on April 26, 2010 by wallkandy

As much as I resist social networking it is an easy way of keeping in touch with people & particularly those who jump from one continent to the next.

Now I’ve worked out how to control the information that facebook shares I’ve finally opened a Wallkandy page. I’ll post blog updates, things of interest & more images there & I’ll use flickr less and less as time goes by.

Be great to have your support. Click here


Abstract Lens – Flick Pick 1

Posted in Art, Photography with tags , , on April 25, 2010 by wallkandy

Those that know me know that I have a thing for taking pictures of artists paraphernalia & abstract photos of the environment they work in.  It’s not important where the pictures are taken or whose brushes or cans they are.  I like taking pictures that give a different perspective without giving too much away of the subject matter.  Every now and again I grab something that I think stands out from the other 300 photos I took that day.

Every now and again I’ll post my choice images up here.

More next time.

David Choe – Nothing to Declare Opening

Posted in Art, Shows, Events & Venues with tags , , , , on April 24, 2010 by wallkandy

Had it not been for a volcano with an unpronounceable name I would have been in LA myself now together with my camera.  It’s not all bad though because as well as receiving work in progress images I’ve just received a great set of opening images taken by Yuri Hasegawa.

I have to admit that when I was first told how big the space is and then saw photos of it empty & white I scratched my head and wondered how any artist could fill such a cavenous area, what was I thinking.  David, Lazarides & the production team certainly did pull it off & there’s no denying this is a nice looking show.

Enjoy the images.

More images will be added to both here and the wallkandy facebook page.

Black In Black Show – Mark Jenkins & Tim Conlon

Posted in Art, Artist Interviews, Artists, Shows, Events & Venues with tags , , , , on April 23, 2010 by wallkandy

Mark Jenkins Interview

Tim Conlon and Mark Jenkins are currently collaborating for an exhibition of paintings and installations at Washington DC’s The Fridge.  They’ve fused their intelligent take on humour to produce some tidy artwork that demands appreciation.

We caught up with Mark to discuss this latest venture and asked how the collaboration came about?

Tim is a graffiti artist who is a good friend of mine. We’ve talked about doing a gallery collaboration for the past couple years but hadn’t found a good time/venue until now. It was a great experience. Merging our styles I learned a lot about color and form and working out ideas with another artist. I used to play in a band and so this was for me like going back to that. I think we’ll do more projects together in the future.

Mark is renowned for his street installations such as the Storker Project and Embed Series, which make full use of their settings in order to maximize effect.  The same satisfaction must be much more difficult to achieve within the restrictions of a gallery setting perhaps?

It’s never quite the same because the gallery is devoid of inherent context. There is nothing to integrate to, nothing to become a part of…which is what my work is all about. So this time, to create some tension we developed a character “The Blaster” to react to the art by puking pink paint on it.

The show has been well received by critics and enthusiasts, with positive reviews supporting the show’s efforts. However, it’s always interesting to establish how the artist feels about exhibiting their work and their personal experience of a show.  Mark attended the opening night and revealed his deep rooted enthusiasm for health and safety.

I went to the opening and my family and friends and people I’d never met before seemed happy enough about it. There was one large tongue sculpture on the ground that a lot of people were tripping over. The gallery owner wanted it to be moved but I thought that having this piece become a hidden surprise was good for the show’s energy even if it spilled a few drinks. So I was happy about all of it.

Black in Black

Tim Conlon & Mark Jenkins

April 10 – May 9, 2010


The Fridge DC

516 8th St SE (Rear Alley)

Washington DC 20003

‘Now’s The Time’ – Black Rat Projects

Posted in Art, Shows, Events & Venues with tags , , , , , , , , , on April 21, 2010 by wallkandy

This week Wallkandy will be visiting Black Rat Projects (formally Black Rat Press) who have their first show of 2010 opening on Friday.

From Black Rat Projects

‘Now ‘s the Time’ features important works by arguably the most influential artists ever to have worked in the streets. We will be exhibiting works by artists including Jean Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring, Shepard Fairey, Swoon, Banksy, Barry McGee, Faile and Os Gemeos. The exhibition opens on April 23rd.

We will post Gallery photos later this week but you can check out other shows at Black Rat by visiting my gallery sets

Photos will also be posted on

David Choe – Nothing to Declare Work in Progress

Posted in Art, Shows, Events & Venues with tags , , , , on April 20, 2010 by wallkandy

The gallery space is taking shape nicely in Los Angeles in readiness for David Choes solo show.  Here are a few more photos of how things are progressing.  Had it not been for a smoking chimney in Iceland I’d be there myself but I will be getting regular updates & you can see some studio photos here

I’ll more photos here and on as they arrive

Thomas Doyle at LeBasse Projects

Posted in Art, Artists, Shows, Events & Venues with tags , , , , on April 20, 2010 by wallkandy

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Images Thomas Doyle Words Lebasse Projects

Opening in our Project Room, LeBasse Projects presents Thomas Doyle’s first Los Angeles solo show. Doyle’s work mines the debris of memory through the creation of intricate worlds sculpted in 1:43 scale and smaller. Often sealed under glass, the works depict the remnants of things past – whether major, transformational experiences, or the quieter moments that resonate loudly throughout a life.

For ‘Collateral Damage,’ Doyle continues to explore the impact of memory through his Distillation Series. Based on the premise that a personality can be distilled down to certain key formative events, the work in this series centers on the home and family life. Doyle begins with this safe, archetypal space, then distorts reality through a warped and dreamlike lens, in much the same way the mind recalls events through the fog of time. The result is a world where houses are inverted, earth crumbles away, and people sink into the ground – all trapped under glass and frozen in time.
About LeBasse Projects: LeBasse Projects is a contemporary art gallery committed to showcasing the talents of a select group of international artists. Since opening its doors in Los Angeles’ Culver City Arts District in 2007, LeBasse highlights emerging talent and is focused on developing the careers of a select group including Yoskay Yamamoto, Blaine Fontana, Herakut, Nate Frizzell, Edwin Ushiro, Andrew Hem, Melissa Haslam, Alexandros Vasmoulakis, Thomas Doyle, Morgan Slade and more.

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