Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Smear and Euth Art Show - November

Into the Darkness - Smear and Euth
November 6, 2012 6-8PM

Into the Darkness - Featuring the work of Christian Gheorghiu aka Smear and Haunted Euth

Duke Gallery, Azusa Pacific Unversity
701 East Footh Blvd
Azusa CA 91702 (directions)

Press Release:
Street art has become a major platform for challenging the modern notion of art and its place in society. The artists involved fashion symbols, pop imagery, and a graffiti inspired ethos to create accessible work that appeals to a broad audience. While the term is loose, it represents artists that utlize the public sphere to share their work. However, once inside the gallery, the opportunity for prolonged engagement changes the way we look at it. The following artists bridge this tension quite well and represent the many themes that characterize this major movement in the arts.

"Into the Darkness" features noted street artists Smear and Haunted Euth. Smear is best known for his iconic cartoon inspired imagery mixed with a painterly aesthetic. Influenced by both neo-expressionism and graffiti, these layered paintings challenge conventional notions of high and low taste.

Haunted Euth's use of dark imagery appears to be a warning. The hallowed faces and skull like profiles hint at a sadness and emptiness that functions like sign posts for the greater community. The internal mind brought to the surface, we may not like we see, but it's honest. A new video piece featuring Haunted Euth and long time street artist Smog City will also debut.

An additional exhibit by the street artist Kiosk will be displayed in the Darling Gallery at Azusa Pacific University that explores his machine like imagery and the power of repetition. A reception for the artist Kiosk coincides with "Into the Darkness." G. James Daichendt, Professor and author of the book "Stay Up! Los Angeles Street Art" invited all three artists to exhibit at the university galleries. A Panel Discussion hosted by Daichendt featuring Smear, Haunted Euth, and Kiosk will precede the opening at 5pm.

An additional show featuring toys inspired by street art will on display in the "L" Gallery. Faculty, students, and guests of APU completed all submissions to this exhibit based upon a design created by Professor J. David Carlson. More information about the DIY toys are available here: http://circustank.com/Home_Page.html For additional information contact: gdaichendt@apu.edu

20 comments:

Anonymous said...

FUCK YOU YOU FAKE ASS VOLUNTEER PIG! go suck some sheriff dick. those fools dont worry about us till they got us in hand cuffs.(thats why when they say "FREEZE!" it really means "RUN!") get a hobbie you troll. most of those fools dont even know how to use a computer site, aside from Facebook...what a lame.

Anonymous said...

^that was my response to some dickhead fake cop wannabe, who was talking some shit like they gonna use this site in the court of law and get everyone surfing it, and build cases on em n shit. either way im sure graffhead took care of em. cuz their original comment is gone. anyways peace. and writers unite!

Anonymous said...

writers unite what the fuck i dont know if you knew this there is no such thing as unite in graff its all about yourself i dont hit up other fools unless I roll with them for a long time and even then I usually dont hit anyone else writers unite blah hahahaha flush ur head out toy

Anonymous said...

what do you think a crew is? you dumbshit.

Anonymous said...

uh yeah an that why theres beef amoung crew yea real united dumbass you proabaly never had beef with anyone thats why you say stupid shit like that
writers unite please.......

Anonymous said...

beef happens cuz of dumb fucks like you. start art not war.if graff is you jus pissing on a wall to mark territory then you need to join a gang. its jus art. no more no less, but jus enough.

Anonymous said...

Why u crying bitch cuz u ain't shit that's why u don't have street cred let's go hit a permit wall I bet u toy as fuck like Tahoe upn

Anonymous said...

graff has never been art till you fags moved it into galleries and if you knew graff it is about getting up, leaving your mark for everyone too see besides gangs just hang in one area. graff is all city dumb fuck. And who the fuck told you its just art man you are a fucking whack ass toy. See you little fuckers have made it mainstream made it soft so you can hang in the game i bet you never done any illegal shit that's why you keep pushing your stupid belief of its only art lets all hold hands and go to walmart and buy paint so we can fit in FUCK YOU. You tight ass pant wearing fuck please hang your self an leave the real world to people who live in it and not people like you that candy coat every situation just so can have a say in the matter so fuck you and have a nice life toy ass lil kid.............

Anonymous said...

So I guess MSK/CBS/WCA etc are all mainstream retards? They may be dumb fucks in your "little world" but the'll have a lot more $$$ and fame then you can ever dream of. Get over it and stop being biter about it.Also none of these guys need to buy paint or steal ... They are all funded!
It's clear who the toy is ...What a shame to the world another biter psycho old man who can't get over the fact there where molested as a child and there parents raised them wrong and have to take it out hiding behind an empty mind.

Anonymous said...

Man your so fucking brain washed into believing that this is what graff is about thats why graff is so fucked up and everyone is doing the trendy thing it used to be nice and under ground till some one packaged and put instructions on it for everyone to use im not hating on them fools im talking about other fuckers that have nothing to do with graff. Like young kids that never knew what graff was till the went on the internet and discovered it like there dads porn stash and got all wett. Oh another thing do you even know what the term toy means, it means some one that doesnt know how to write and or paint inexperienced in the world of graff. You have the view of what graff is all about twisted if being funded by cooperation that use you to influence through marketing then your a fucking idiot never follow people that will never hang with you if that s what you like then power to you pole riding ass lil bitch TOY man I laugh how everything is........

Anonymous said...

Shut your bitch ass up seems to me u a bitter as nigga and who are u making the fucken rules for graffiti any body could do this shit look at u and your rants muthafucka worry about your own shit u sound like a bitch crying

Anonymous said...

I'm not brainwashed ... I just moved forward like everyone else. You got left behind in the dumps.And yes I now what "TOY" means.In my book it simply means your a loser who needs Dr. Phill.
I ask you if graff is so fucked up and Trendy WHY are you here?
Why are you worried about young kids?
My final comment to you is - You never had heart for graff instead you watched as your homies gained fame and you got left in the dust because you can't move forward in life it self. GET OVER IT ! DEAL WITH IT !

Anonymous said...

shit I smash trains thats were the fun is its all about fame no money so live in your world of cheap stardom.

Anonymous said...

And that's why you keep coming back for more. You have no fame and no money. Pitty you have to vent behind a computer because nobody can hear you in todays world. Keep smashing those trains ... See what it gets you.
Nothing.

Anonymous said...

see you are using graff for fame and fortune that's not what real graff is about and that's the point i was trying to make your exploiting the scene for your own personal benefit point made an to all you other writers that read this these are the people who fuck the graff scene up dont be blinded by these niggas that have no love for the real graff they'll use you and when they cant squeeze another dime out of you they throw you away and never remember you peace im out .....

Anonymous said...

damn. Bitter is right ^ did you get raped by the industry? graff is about fame you nut job. no fame no game. graff means a lot of different things to a lot of people. either way i hope it never stops.

Anonymous said...

SON your just plain negative and have no support for graff. First off I'm not a writer .How can I use graff for fame or fortune ? you don't know what you are talking about. I was 15 years old when I got SUBWAY art 1988... do you even kno what i'm talking about ? you proly don't because all those heads in it got fame and fortune SEEN,BLADE,LADY PINK ,DONDI,LEE ,KASE...I guess there just "EXPLOITING GRAFF". If you would know they moved on example SEEN has his own Tat Shop and has t-shirts SOUNDS LIKE HE MOVED ON ! maybe they threw him away to?

It sounds like your a hypocrite ...You have used graff for fame and fortune because your attempting to make a point that you got thrown away in the dumps.
TO BAD FOR YOU...
GOOD FOR OTHERS.
LIFE MOVES ON AND ON AND ON....
GIVE ME GRAFF OR GIVE ME DEATH...

Anonymous said...

graffiti was never an industry it was illegal all these years its like street racing no one knew about it till the fucking movie came out an now everyone one wants to drive fast lol yea maybe times have changed. but I do it because i can not because i want too do it so go ahead and live in the industry that will use you and exploit you i may hit trains and get nothing out of it but in the streets ill have more than you will ever have in the gallery scene so keep riding msk awr 7th letter and all those guys i know who they are also but i dont ride in on there coat tales like you like do sooo .......

Anonymous said...

all these "you's" and "yours"
but not one name

Dropped haha

Anonymous said...

Gosh I guess its like me saying fuck everyone who smokes weed. I used to hit it underground when I was 12yrs old used to get it from crack head a few miles away . Now its all legal and shit . I mean now I can go to every corner and shit. Fuck all the fools who think they can just bust out an O and smoke on tha streets.

,Don't make sense...

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