Sub Chroma: Lefty’s Solo Exhibition

The young, up and coming art scene in Chicago is on point, as to be expected.  The other night we had the opportunity to check out Lefty’s work at his solo exhibition, Sub Chroma produced by Canvas Chicago. Upon entering the venue guests were immediately transformed into actual walking canvases, wearing all white for the evenings’ art to be cast on. Live artwork, hung pieces, and installations of painted female manikins surrounded the gallery space.

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Jacob, Heather, Lucy, Nico, and Maks G

Forecasting Lefty’s event, it was said that:

It will be deep and intense, but still fascinating and approachable. It will have the feeling of a chemical reaction before it explodes. A voice in your head will tell you that something is about to happen.

Theatrical music performances and DJ sets by DRMBT, Cofresi, Acidtot, Anleu, Jacob Bjorge, and Buhay beautifully brought to life the graphic visual artwork projected on the walls of the space.  The outdoor patio featured an extension of what was viewed inside with a dome installation crafted by Synergeo Domes. The night simply oozed with talent, artists of all mediums made an appearance. The most eye-catching artists of the night were: Jacob, Lucy, and Nico festively wearing head-to-toe white: hair, lips, eyebrows, fishnet tights, fur, pumps, shear pants and more.

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Jacob, Lucy, Nico

This was truly an evening to become a work of art.  Be sure to check out the gallery above and time-laspe video below (captured by Jasmine) for an inside look at the show.

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Howie Stackz ‘Catfish Aquarium’

IllCentral’s Howie Stackz unleashes this brand new collection of songs featuring the MC over production from the likes of Harry Fraud, Ski Beats, XXYYXX, Chinza//Fly, and more! “IDRGAF” and “The Second Coming” with singer Chris LeSage are two records you want to keep an ear out for. Both these tracks feature great verses from Stackz as well as amazing vocals from LeSage. Cover art provided by yours truly.

“Who is Howie $tackz? Only the dopest you’ve never heard. Welcome to his debut mixtape, THE FIRST solo mixtape EVER since Stadium Status disbanded in 2013. You’ve seen him, you’ve heard him, you might have even experienced an opening performance, but now here is an intimate look at the man you will come to know as “Howie”.

On Catfish Aquarium you will soak in eclectic sounds from the soul meshed with southern hats, midwestern practicality, and a flawless delivery that is matched by few independent artists today.

Howie covers life during and after college, his sentiments on personal loss, and the irony of existence in America in our current times. His dark sense of humor magically brings light to otherwise bleak situations, and his fearlessness & creativity blend forcefully to create a truly astonishing sonic blend.

How does it feel to yearn for greatness while tormented by mediocrity? How does it feel to maintain dignity at a table of scavengers? How can you feel peace without feeling turmoil? How can you escape the everyday pain of life without reality, and reality without meaning?

Catfish Aquarium.

ENJOY!”

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Michael Jordan Monochromatic Purple Art

Too cold. Caught this on the busy Twitter feed today via Hooped Up as artist Rudi Gundersen from Trondheim, Norway concocted this eye-catching art of rookie MJ mid-flight in his first slam dunk contest in monochromatic purple form. This has to be turned into a print/poster. Love that monochromatic splash.

Now you want to watch some vintage MJ Dunk Contest highlights, right? I gotchu…

Ray Fiasco “100 Covers For Kanye” [Art]

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London creative Ray Fiasco unveils his project ‘100 Covers For Kanye’ which was primarily inspired by YEEZUS, but also the project was started in an attempt to highlight the importance of album artwork. More of Ray Fiasco’s work can be viewed over at http://asylum33.tumblr.com/ which is the official website Asylum 33 a creative agency Ray is a part of. Look out for more music and fashion photography from Ray Fiasco in the future. Head over to http://100coversforkanye.com/ to view the project in full.

Ray Fiasco twitter – @RayFiasco