WASTEDLAND 2 in OKC at IAO 2/17/17

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On Friday February 17th Wastedland 2 will transform IAO into a three dimensional version of the film- a post apocalyptic-graffiti-wonderland. Here questions of fate and self collide with graffiti folk lore through word play, interactive kinetic sculpture, paintings, artifacts, and characters – with artwork by:  Amy Smalls, Andrew H. Shirley, DARKCLOUDS, EKG, George Vidas, Greg Henderson, NOXER, RAMBO, Ryan C. Doyle, William Thomas Porter, UFO 907 and others TBA. IAO is located in downtown Oklahoma City at 706 W. Sheridan Ave. The show runs thru March 11th.
Wastedland 2 will be screening on the big screen in it’s entirety Friday 2/17 at 6:30 pm and 7:30 pm. The film will also be playing on a loop within some of the sculptures during  regular gallery hours after opening night.
2017 Mini Midwest Film Tour *
Sa 2/18 Illicit Location (GPS 39.089492, -94.591150)  Kansas City, MO
Su 2/19 The Lodge 231 6th Ave Dayton, KY (outside Cincinnati)
Mo 2/20 Inner State Gallery 1410 Gratiot Ave. Detroit, MI
Tu 2/21 Handmade Toledo Toledo, OH.
We 2/22 House Party Flint, MI. (TBA)
Th 2/23 Now That’s Class 11213 Detroit Ave. Cleveland, OH
*Screening alongside the film will be Dylan Thadani‘s The Indian Picture Show – an intimate look at the curiosities and beauty of Indian culture shot over the course of three months. Thadani will narrate two hundred 35mm photographs with his reflections on DIY structures, graffiti and friendship- while exploring the difference between Eastern and Western culture.
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Cranky Cat, Wolftits, and Amoeba in Wastedland 2. (still from the film)

PHOTOS FROM RICHMOND EXHIBITION

See more photos from Richmond and Detroit here …
Photos by Christian W. Gregory, EKG and Jacob Cunningham from the WASTEDLAND: RICHMOND SHOW 11/4-26 at Gallery 5 in the historic Jackson Ward neighborhood’s old Police / Fire Station.  Close to 600 people attended the opening night with standing room only for two very “activated” screenings.
Special thank you to Nick Crider for his co-curation and production assistance.
Exhibiting artists included: Amy Smalls, Andrew H. Shirley, Cheylene Tattersall, Conrad Carlson, DARKCLOUDS, EKG, George Vidas, Greg Henderson, NOXER, RAMBO, Ryan C. Doyle, William Thomas Porter, UFO 907 and several Richmond vandals.

OAKLAHOMA CITY SHOW & NEWS FROM RVA SHOWS

11/18/2016 RVA Magazine  “The Writing on the Wall” by Samantha Willis
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OAKLAHOMA CITY show added at the IAO Gallery in downtown OKC- Friday February 17, 2017.  706 W. Sheridan Ave. Oklahoma City, OK 73102

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IAO is committed to sustaining and encouraging emerging and established  artists in all media who are intellectually and aesthetically provocative or  experimental in subject matter or technique.

RICHMOND SHOW 11/4/16 NGC TOUR 11/5 & 6

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Featuring the film “Wastedland 2” and new artwork from:  Adam Void, Amy Smalls and George Vidas, Andrew H. Shirley, Conrad Carlson, DARKCLOUDS, EKG, Greg Henderson, NOXER, RAMBO, Russell Murphy, Ryan C. Doyle, UFO 907, William Thomas Porter, WOLFTITS, and live performances from UNSTOPPABLE DEATH MACHINES and Richmond’s DUMB WAITER and TOWARD SPACE …   (plus graffiti installations from local Richmond vandals and the 907 crew)
NGC TOUR 11/5 in Raleigh  and 11/6 in Asheville

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WASTEDLAND : DETROIT exhibition debut 9/16/16 9:07 pm

“A new Wizard of Oz for the Anarchist Street Youth.” Charlie Ahearn Director of Wild Style

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WASTEDLAND: DETROIT exhibition will debut Andrew H. Shirley’s film Wastedland 2 in a 7000 sq foot space  in  Matt Naimi’s new “Make Art Work” facility at Recycle Here (1331 Holden St.)   For this group exhibition, the film will exist as a centerpiece to a decaying post apocalyptic play land of kinetic sculptures and colorful graffiti pieces (from Detroit’s own graffiti artists: ARMY, BRZM, DRAKE, DONT, DYKE, ELMER, FOUR EYES, LIGER, MINCE, PERU, PORAB, REVEREND, SECT, SKWAT, TOUCH, TURDL, YOGRT and others) along side artifacts and characters from the film.
The show opens under a full Harvest moon- Friday September 16th at 9:07 pm.  The Unstoppable Death Machines will be playing with local acts DJ Ihatejail.com (Crazy Jim from Wolf Eyes), Ishtar, Lt. Dan, and Dj’s Abacus, Prismviews, Black Noi$e, Abby and 100% Halal Meat- at 10:30pm until late.
Exhibiting Artists:  Adam VoidAmanda Wong,  Amy Smalls and George Vidas , Ben Wolf,  DARKCLOUDS,  EKG,  Greg Henderson,  Hugo Domecq,  RAMBO,  Ryan C. Doyle,  UFO 907,  William Thomas Porter,  WOLFTITS 
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AMOEBA and WOLFTITS encounter UFO for the first time.
In a post apocalyptic world, the last few remaining inhabitants are the spirit animals of graffiti writers.  Three solitary nomadic vandals (played by: Wolftits, Avoid, and Smells) cross paths while on the hunt of the meaning behind the abandoned landscape’s prevailing enigmatic artwork left behind by UFO. Roaming from one decaying zone to the next in a never ending search for beer, weed, and a wall to paint, these artists form a pact with the rest of the desperate survivors (played by Rambo, Noxer, EKG and others). Through the practice of their ritualistic art- they will seek to attain truth and ultimately receive the answer to the question of their futility- “what’s the point?”