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November 5th 2009 : Cityscape Group show

PostPosted: October 15th, 2009, 2:32 am
by ashes57

Lava Collective presents: Cityscape
Previews November 5th , 6pm – 9:30pm.
Then open daily , 11am – 7pm.

The Old Truman Brewery
off 91 Brick Lane
London, E1 6QL

The LAVA Collective has put together a group show of predominantly North American origin, focusing on street art and urban culture. Big names like Shepard Fairey, Swoon, Dalek and Skullphone vie for attention with an exciting selection of emerging artists.

The stars of the show are Brooklyn duo Peru Ana Ana Peru, who have been invited over especially to install a site-specific montage of their work. This couple have made a name for themselves in NYC with their vibrant and distinctive street pieces but they also produce video, sculpture, and fine art. They have got a big solo show coming up at the Brooklynite Gallery NYC before heading over here to oversee their first appearance in a London show.

Cityscape will also showcase the photography of Ricky Powell. The man they call the ‘Fourth Beastie Boy’ was on hand to witness the birth of hip hop culture in NYC. For this show he has submitted a selection of his classic portraits, including Run DMC, KRS One, Easy E, Eric B and Rakim. These extraordinary photos depict iconic musicians in intimate surroundings; Easy E is tuning a radio, Jam master Jay is all smiles at the airport. This is a rare opportunity to see Powell’s work in London.

The preview on November 5th will be followed by an after party at the Princess
Alice pub, 42-44 Commercial Street. LAVA Collective have invited dubstep
luminaries Loefah, Mala and Pokes to provide the soundtrack for the night.
To get free entry to the after party, just go along to the art show and put your
name on the list. Capacity is limited so get there early.

For the full artist line up, go to
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