Monday, March 31, 2008

Project 21: So Flossy

We went all out on this. We teamed up with our friends at Studio 1403 and King Funk to create an interactive art show at their last party. The party was called "Butt Naked Booty Bash" and they brought in DJ Slugo, world famous house DJ from Chicago. It went down on Friday, March 28, and the almost famous WorkForce Rebellion provided the art.

What we did:
We created a visual theme that would be incoporated in mulitple ways at the event. That element was a WorkForce Rebellion pattern based on the fashion icon Louis Vuitton. We incoporated this pattern in a large scale graffiti mural (which included Rex2-TM, Verse-IA, AM7, Rago-IA, Audroc-TM), we used the same pattern on the wall behind the DJ, on a limited run of t-shirts and on 20 one-of-a-kind prints (by Audroc and Rex2) that some guests recieved. We also hung a lot of our other prints.

The party was great, and we hope to participate in some future events. Special thanks to rebellion supporters Aaron Ochoa and Thad.

Project 20: Rex2 Self Potrait

Rex2 created this poster design of himself.

Size 18" (wide) x 24" (tall)

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Project 19 - Tie In Mouth Syndrome

Audroc created this little joint. He says it is not inspired by Siegfried & Roy's white tiger, Montecore.

Project 18 - Bloody Mondays

AudRoc (Thoughts Manifested/TM crew) created this print. Don't let life make you the bull.

Sunday, March 9, 2008

Limited Edition Prints

Rex2 went into his stencil archive and broke out these gems. He only made two of each print and will not make any more prints with this stencil. The first is Jam Master Jay (RIP), the DJ for the legendary rap group Run DMC. The second is 80s rap pioneer Slick Rick.
These were originally created for "Kudzoo 3.0" a 2005 art show at Studio 1688 in Memphis, Tenn. Each was painted on a 2' x 2' wooden panel and themed around 1988 rap music icons. There were five panels created for that show and they were hung as a group. The other designs featured Eazy-E, KRS One and Biz Markie.
Kid Rock bought a Jam Master Jay panel for his home in Nashville.

size 18" (wide) x 24" (tall)

Saturday, March 8, 2008

The Rebellion Invades Portland Brew

Portland Brew logo on a table top.

We are exhibiting work at Nashville area Portland Brew coffee houses. It features most of the projects posted on this blog. Go check it out and buy some art.

East Nashville Location: March 8 thru April 30
1921 Eastland Ave.
Nashville, TN 37206

West End Location: March 9 thru March 31
3431 Murphy Rd.
Nashville, TN 37203

12th South Location: early April - April 30
2605 12th Ave. South
Nashville, TN 37204

Project 17 - Ali

Audroc got out his Muhammed Ali stencil and made this fresh print.
A little history -
The first fight between these two took place on February 25, 1964 in Miami Beach. It was Cassius Clay vs Charles "Sonny" Liston. Liston was the Heavy Weight Champion of the world, but lost the title to Clay that night.
Clay converted to Islam on February 28, 1964. On March 6, 1964 Elijah Muhammad, the founder and leader of the Nation of Islam, gave a radio address which he declared the name Cassius Clay lacked a "divine meaning" and gave him the muslim name Muhammad Ali.
The rematch between Muhammad Ali and Charles "Sonny" Liston took place in Lewiston, Maine, on May 25, 1965.
At the moment depicted Ali had just knocked Liston down and screamed "Get up Sonny!" Some people still think Sonny Liston took a dive.

Project 16 - Cash

Audroc busted out his Johnny Cash stencil and created this print.

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Project 15 - Technics 1200s

Back in the day before MP3s and digital file sharing, there were several essential tools all good DJs had. The most essential were two good turntables, and The Technics SL-1200s were the best record players out. So if you had two 1200s, a good mixer and hot records (at least 1000) you were ready to rock the party.
This poster was created by Rex2 (Thoughts Manifested/TM crew) for all the DJs who rocked or are still rocking vinyl.

Size 18" (wide) x 24" (tall)

Project 14 - It's a Jungle Out There

This poster was created by Audroc for the exhibition at Portland Brew later this month.