ART CART NYC PRESENTS HELLBENT AT IDEAS CITY ON MAY 4, 2013
Art Cart NYC is proud to announce its participation in the New Museum’s Ideas City Streetfest, taking place on May 4, 2013 from 11 am- 6 pm on Houston and Chrystie St. on the Lower East Side.
For this year’s festival, Art Cart will present the latest iteration of Hellbent’s Mix Tape series. A continuation of the artist’s desire to incorporate craft and folk culture into urban art, this body of workis characterized by vibrant colors and complex patterns that slash across the surfaces they cover, from paper to public walls. It plays with the conventions of traditional color theory in the way pure pigment and decorative markings are fashioned in electric geometric arrangements. The mesmerizing designs are a contemporary nod to the practice of trompe l’oeil; though the configurations appear to be collaged wallpaper, the ornamental lace motifs are in fact painted to give the flat surface a sense of depth and history.
Hellbent got his start wheatpasting confrontational slogans such as “We Live in an Economic Totalitarian State” around Athens, Georgia. When he moved to New York in 2000 he ventured further into street-based art, and in 2005 he adopted the name Hellbent from Richard Hell, the influential instigator of punk in the 1970s. In addition to wheatpaste, Hellbent experimented with rollers, cans, and adhesives, but soon settled on making hand carved wood plaques. He depicted predatory animals and jawbones in front of delicate floral stencils, imagery intended to counter the machismo typically associated with graffiti. The Mix Tape series evolved from these plaques; by weaving together the tape used to designate the strips of color when spraying, the artist shifted his attention to the backgrounds as they eclipsed the central figures and became elaborate abstract fields.
Hellbent’s plaques and murals can be found throughout New York City, Atlanta, Los Angeles, Zurich, Glasgow, and Paris, as well as in Steven P. Harrington and Jaime Rojo’s book Street Art New York (2010).
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THE L MAGAZINE: THE FOOD TRUCK OF THE ART WORLD: AN INTERVIEW WITH THE FOUNDER OF ART CART
Take a look at Hannah Flegelman’s interview with The L Magazine about Defaced Project, Art Cart NYC, and Truck Yeah!
Read the full article HERE.
Sherry Truck pictured in Tagboat Tokyo’s coverage of Bushwick Open Studios!
DL Skateboards Joins Truck Registry
We’re very excited to add DL Skateboards to our Truck Registry! Rumor has it the various boards attempt to emulate such sensations like getting caught in a tropical disaster or cruising barefoot while moving to the beats of The Cramps. A true shredders dream, and most definitely what creators Derek and Lauren envision while handcrafting DL Skateboards. Each DL is hand shaped of locally sourced oak and painted on their living room floor, yet no two are alike. You can confirm the DL experience for yourself by checking them out at their truck around North 10th and Bedford Ave each weekend.
To learn more visit DL Skateboards site here.
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Check out these great articles about Art Cart NYC™ and Truck Yeah™ at Bushwick Open Studios 2012
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Participant of the Day: Tiffany Nicole Mobile Vintage Shop
If there is one thing we have learned in the past five years, it isn’t that the strong survive, but the resilient. So what does one small business owner do when she gets squeezed out by rising rents in an expensive city? She cuts out the middleperson and puts her shop on wheels.
Tiffany Nicole, of The Garment Room (location: changing, but she’s generally parked on the corner of Bogart and Moore), owns the 27-foot trailer she retails from and specializes in vintage clothes, books, records, and accessories. Tiffany Nicole prefers Bushwick to other neighborhoods in Brooklyn because the truck craze has not caught on there quite like it has in Lower Manhattan and Williamsburg, Tiffany Nicole says. She also hopes her business will foster a sense of community, something the DIY nature of Bushwick surely supports. Thrift stores and estate sales far and wide were scoured to bring affordable wears to a new owner.
Shop at The Garment Room this Friday (4-8pm) and Saturday (2-8pm) during Truck Yeah at Bushwick Open Studios.
Visit www.themobilevintageshop.com for more information.
Truck Yeah™ Celebrates Food Trucks!
Coolhaus Ice Cream Sandwiches, Green Pirate Juice Truck, Gorilla Cheese NYC, and Kimchi Taco Truck join Truck Yeah™ at Bushwick Open Studios 2012.
The creamy, the cheesy, the healthy, and the ethnic, these four-food trucks offer delicious choices across the board and at any New Yorkers convenience. Each truck is interested in traditional home cooked meals and well-known recipe favorites paired with yummy kicks unique to their specific truck.
Natasha and Freya, of Coolhaus Ice Cream Sandwiches, began in 2008 in Freya’s mom’s kitchen. They invented different cookies, ice creams, and cookie ice cream combinations and paired each fantastic creation with the name of an architect or architectural movement. Their architectural references played the duel role of name and physical design for the sandwiches as the girls continued to experiment. A year later the girls were serving the sandwiches out of a cheap mail truck at Coachella Music Festival where they rose to stardom throughout the L.A. scene.
To learn more about Coolhaus Ice Cream Sandwiches visit their website.
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Green Pirate Juice Truck turns six years old this year and continues to remind us that a healthy body leads to a happy life, and it’s easy to be healthy and happy when drinking juice.
To learn more about Green Pirate Juice Truck click here.
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Gorilla Cheese NYC is your mom greeting you in the kitchen after a grueling day of middle school. Utilizing fresh local foods and strange yet delicious combinations, Gorilla Cheese NYC joins NYC’s food revolution, while doing their very best to bring a certain amount of home cooked nostalgia to every cheesy bite.
To learn more about Gorilla Cheese NYC click here.
Gorilla Cheese NYC on Facebook.
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Kimchi Taco’s, Phillip Lee, is a veteran of NYC’s ever-changing restaurant scene. Phillip spent the early stages of his career building up other people’s restaurants, but in 2010 decided to embark on his own special endeavor, to change America’s perception of Korean food. Phillip aims to revolutionize Korean cuisine with the ability to produce and deliver foods at a high level.
To learn more about Kimchi Taco click here.
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Today’s featured participant is S’amore NYC!
We’re very excited to have S’amore NYC take part in Truck Yeah™ at Bushwick Open studios.
S’amore NYC was devised by the “sweet teeth” of two girls who felt that, unlike cupcakes, the nostalgic s’amore had slipped through the cracks of NYC’s famous dessert scene. Their plan of attack? S’amore aims to create the perfect mix of unique flavors and homemade favorites to create the perfect campfire indulgence, melting the past and present in perfect lovable union.
To learn more, visit S’amore NYC site here
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Truck Yeah™ Presents Submergedart at Bushwick Open Studios 2012!
Concentrating in media production, creative consulting, site-specific design, and art based community development; Sumergedart stems from the junction of vision and reality. With a sound balance of unique creative talent and real world facilities, Submergedart introduces ideas from concept to creation in a fluid in house approach.
For Truck Yeah™, Submerged art will be displaying an installation relating to its latest international artist residency project in Iceland, Ice Specific.
To learn more, visit the Submergedart site here.
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