Occupy Asbury Park

“Occupy Asbury Park”

Featuring the work of Shepard Fairey and Patrick Schiavino

March 1 through April 29

April 21 Artscap Gallery Tour 7PM – 9PM

Shepard Fairey

Shepard Fairey is an American contemporary graphic designer, and illustrator who emerged from the skateboarding scene. He first became known for his “André the Giant Has a Posse” (…OBEY…) sticker campaign, in which he appropriated images from the comedic supermarket tabloid Weekly World News. His work became more widely known in the 2008 U.S. presidential election, specifically his Barack Obama “Hope” poster. The Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston calls him one of today’s best known and most influential street artists. His work is included in the collections at The Smithsonian, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Museum of Contemporary Art in San Diego, the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.

You can visit Shep’s website here.

Patrick Schiavino

In this exhibition Patrick Schiavino will be displaying several works which were created to demonstrate some of the ominous problems facing the world today. Whether it be the threat of nuclear disaster, both portrayed by the artist in a “meltdown” and/or war… or the continued burning of our rain forests… or the tragedy of a world still at war… all of his paintings and sculptures were made to capture the artists thoughts on the problems facing the future existence of life on the planet.

Some of Patrick’s achievements include some 30 exhibitions both here and abroad, including being selected by the Federal Government to have two of his paintings displayed at the American Embassy in Luxembourg, invited by the Center for Emerging Artists, Miami to have 5 of his painting tour the United States, a three month solo exhibition at the State House in Trenton, The Dodge Foundation Grant to participate in the artists in Residency Program at the prestigious Vermont School and invited by music icon Sting, and tennis great John McEnroe to participate in a fund raising art exhibit at The John McEnroe Gallery, Soho, to benefit the Rain Forest Foundation.

You can visit Patrick’s website here.