Urban Art Exhibitions June 29 – July 5
A ópera da lua
Opening: June 29
Galpão Fortes Vilaça
One of the most famous and acclaimed duos of street art from Brazil, Os Gemeos, are having a new exhibition at the Galpão Fortes Vilaça gallery, opening with a three hour reception on June 29 starting at 2pm. The Moon Opera is the title of their novel body of work, which encompasses a three-dimensional video installation, thirty paintings and three sculptural pieces. Showcased in a very engaging environment, the works of Os Gemeos conquer new levels of meaning, as their narrative nature comes fully to life. The Moon Opera or A ópera da lua in Portuguese will be open for public from July 1 to August 16, 2014.
How Beautiful It Is
Opening: July 2
Brazil 2014 has so far been about goals and surprises. There have been plenty of both. This coming July, along with the 2014 FIFA World Cup, The Soho Warriors Football Club presents its debut show How Beautiful It Is at Kemistry Gallery in London from July 2 – 13. The show celebrates football and Brazil, its people, fans and wealth of history and culture.
Fuel, Fantasy, Freedom
Opening: July 2
Brooklyn-based street art duo FAILE is finalizing work on their new pieces that will be exhibited at Galerie Hilger NEXT in Vienna at the beginning of July. Their upcoming European exhibition “Fuel, Fantasy, Freedom” opens on July 2nd, bringing plenty of FAILE’s colorful and playful work. While FAILE’s recent exhibitions demonstrate an emphasis on audience participation, a critique of consumerism, and the incorporation of religious media, architecture, and site-specific/archival research into their work, this new body of work seems to be much more personal. A sense of nostalgia prevails throughout most of the works. If you happen to be in Vienna between July and September, do not miss this show. This is FAILE’s first exhibition since last year when they made a magnificent mural also hosted by Hilger.
Emerging to Established II
Opening: July 2
Summer Group Show organized by the New York based Krause Gallery every year will be presented to the public in a slightly different manner this year. Entitled Emerging to Established Part 2, the exhibition will showcase new pieces created by the established artists represented by the gallery as well as a lineup of emerging creatives. This will be the second edition of the Emerging to Established exhibition, currently on view at the Krause Gallery, showing an array of some of the most standout urban artists of the scene.The second part of the show will open on July 2 and it will run through the month, closing on July 30, 2014.
Building the Dream
Opening: June 5
The obscure world of 19th century crime and vice will be enlivened through the exhibition of Xenz, a British graffiti artist who, inspired by grim stories of historical Chicago, conjured up a series of work. The exhibition entitled Building The Dream consists of paintings, drawings and prints deeply infused with the spirit of the Windy City from the 19th and early 20th century. Opening on July 5, Building The Dream will be hosted by Vertical Gallery, remaining on view through July 26, 2014.