Sunday, October 30, 2011
This Friday was the big Opening party of "Cease It 2" a Installations group show that included popular Montreal Art organizations like Under Pressure, En Masse, Massivart, Paprimase and Decover. I was invited to be part of it cause I had my first Skate robot available for it. But then the building we where storing it in got condemned, so that piece is locked in and will probably still be in there when the building is demolished.... Because of this, my partner in that project Yannik Malek built me a 3rd Skate bot will the last of my broken deck stash and I quickly painted it up this past Thursday afternoon, along my new intern assistant James Farrell.
Anyways, Cease it will be open for at least a month at "Fresh Paint Gallery" (180 Saint Catherine East, Montreal). Here some amazing pictures by Adida Fallen Angel of the Skatebot production day and the opening the following night: http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150908342875381.760836.691325380&type=1 .
A couple of days ago Canada's main TV channel, CBC, had a report on their news show about Montreal's classic skate spot, The Big O (I am local from). In this report you can see lots of my good friend Barry Walsh talking infront of one of my spray paint pieces and also my new Big O Sanctuary graphic. I hope things go well with the transportation!!
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
I originally did this Big O Sanctuary graphic for my good friend and legendary pro skater Barry Walsh. he was riding for Skull Skates at the time, and PD was supposed to use it, but he took so long that Barry just quit their team. Years passed and now the graphic was used by Halifax's Homegrown Skateboards (http://www.hgskate.ca/). They hand carved and silk-screened a limited edition of 36 boards with this image! Came out great. Then at the same time, EMCB MTL, a small brand from Montreal used the images for some wheels.
Both where launched a couple of weeks ago during a party. Here you can see a video of the launch with me lurking around and some of my art on the walls.
I just got the summer 2011 edition of Concrete Wave (longboarding) Magazine. I was happy to see a few appearances of my art like a flyer with a commissioned painting for them, a review on my DVD and the Peta collabo board I made for the Vans Warped Tour. More spiritual skate art for them in the works!!
Thursday, October 20, 2011
The new issue of Pique Magazine from Whistler British Columbia just came out, with a nice article about me, my art and my movie, that will be shown tomorrow in that awesome town. I like how it was written so read it if you can!! http://www.piquenewsmagazine.com/pique/index.php?cat=C_Entertainment&content=Chris+Dyer+18.42
Friday, October 14, 2011
Next week, Friday the 21st of October, Kosmik Konnection with be doing a screening of my documentary film in the ultra-mega-cool town of Whistler, British Columbia. It will be going down at the Elephant and Castle and it also comes with a dinner as a fundraiser for the radio WMN.fm . If youre in that area, check it out!! Here the facebook event page: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=144851965612536 .
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
This company, Sunshine Joy, from the States, just produced these huge (60 x 90 inches) Tapestries with my art. They are handcrafted batic prints made in India and look pretty dope! I have a few if ya wanna buy one, or order it from the company itself at: http://www.sunshinejoy.com/pro
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Sunday, October 9, 2011
This Friday there was a concert of Siemen n Heavy Soundz to finish off Latinarte Festival, that had our collaboration mural done last weekend. You can see some cool pics of it here http://www.noticiasmontreal.com/Multimedia/Fotos/Movimiento-Original-Mouvement-Samian-y-Heavy-Soundz-pusieron-a-brincar-al-Cabaret-du-Mile-End.html .
Thursday, October 6, 2011
The new issue of Inscape magazine just came out. This is the European Visionary art magazine of Europe, coming out of England by the Society of art of Imagination. In it there is an article I wrote about the Alchemeyez Festival that happened last May in Hawaii. My words are honest and pictures good enough, so check it out if ya can!!
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
"Big O Harmony" - is a skate art group show organized by Nova Scotia's Homegrown Skateboards, including Labrona, Disturbo, K-silk n me. Homegrown will be releasing some new skateboards, including a limited edition (on 36 hand carved & silk-screened) graphic I did. EMBC MTL will also be releasing the matching skate wheels with that big o pipe graphic. There will be performances, djs and a screening of "Concrete Angels" (Big O documentary). Not to be missed!! Going down this Friday October 7th at 7pm at Burritoville (2055 Bishop St.) in Montreal, Canada. For more info, go here.
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
This past Sunday I was part of Latinarte Festival. It was a a rainy day but the beats where tight and I got to do a spray paint mural collaboration with 2 great Montreal artists: Monk-e and Aishaa. We had fun and ended up with this nice piece. This will be displayed next Friday the 7th of October at a concert with "Heavy Sounds". For details of that, go HERE.