Monday, July 27, 2009

SOLVE lives at the Overture Center

Well this is nice/unexpected:
[Brendan] Scanlon, a Madison native, was a Chicago-based muralist who went by the alias "SOLVE." He was killed last summer, stabbed in an alley at age 24. Now, a tribute to his street art lines the Playhouse Gallery hallways in the basement of Overture.
It sounds like a great show, representing both SOLVE and many of the artists who respected and were touched by his art in some way.

And I admit to being a little pleasantly surprised that this is being housed by the Overture, which tends to lean more heavily toward gallery art and artists (which, contrary to certain other local bloggers' beliefs, I also enjoy). It's good to see them branching out and offering space to the kind of art you'd usually only see under a freeway or some other outdoor surface.

You can check it out until Sept. 16th at the Overture Center in downtown Madison.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

A bear wall

Spotted and shot by the intrepid beinshitty.

I really dig this piece. It almost looks vintage, but the colors are still bright. Also delightfully weird. I'm not entirely sure of the medium.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Who is that masked man?

The sign was pretty dirty, so maybe the mask makes sense. Found along Jenifer St.

Sunday, July 5, 2009


Found painted on the side of Africana Restaurant, 2701 Atwood Ave. I hear the fufu is quite good.