Rue Surreal Exhibition

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Curated by david george
May 22nd-31st Roundhouse Exhibition Hall

Admission FREE

In conjunction with Sal Capone: The Lamentable Tragedy of, the hip hop theatrical powerhouse premiering in Vancouver 22-31 May 2014 at the Roundhouse Performance Centre, urban ink presents Rue Surreal, an exhibition featuring artists Def 3 – Ken Foster – david george – David Love Jones – Nomadz – and Janelle Reid.

Curated by mixed-media artist david george, Rue Surreal is both an exploration of street art and the way it challenges the ‘art world’, and an evolving collaborative creation. All are invited to contribute to space and express themselves through ‘street postering’ and other mediums using materials supplied.

The exhibition is free–an open pre-show for Sal Capone audiences and general public during Roundhouse opening hours everyday 9am-10pm

FEATURED ARTISTS

Def 3
Graffiti muralist, musician and mc, Danny Fernandez aka Def 3 works in the arts community in Vancouver and continues to work with at risk youth.
http://def3.ca/

Ken Foster
Ken Foster uses raw materials from his surroundings such as plastic street signs, discarded pieces of vinyl records and wooden doors; the world becomes his canvas and garbage becomes reborn.
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Ken-Foster/167877833257641

david george
Crossing boundaries between documentation, expression and question, david-george’s  bright, ‘folksy’ works, frequently incorporate puzzle pieces, building bricks and various ‘found’ items and motifs.

David Love Jones
David Love Jones plays organic thinking soul, poetry and funk, Brazilian and Latin with a unique mix and style. For this event David plans to share his socially aware and thinking, spiritual grooves.
http://www.africanrhythmsradio.com

Nomadz
Nelson Dedos Garcia aka Nomadz began exploring street art as a graffiti muralist with the AA crew. He is a founding member of the hip hop group ‘the rascalz’. His comic book art won a Juno award for K-os’s album cover.
www.nomadicalternatives.org

Janelle Reid
Janelle graduated with a major in music composition and theatre performance. Her pieces question societal culture, displacement, perception of ethnic minority as well as personal and emotional experience in the journey of what it means to ‘live’, today.

RUE SURREAL SPECIAL EVENTS (Check back for updates)

Thursday 22 May 2014, 5.30pm
Opening reception with DJ David Love Jones, Sal Capone introduction & singer Janelle Reid & company

Friday 23 May 2014 9:30pm
Opening Night Reception (invite only) and jam session with musician (saxophonist) Lincoln Thorne

Sunday 25 May 2014, 12.30pm
Youth Direct (youth hip hop performance)

Saturday 31 May, 12.30pm
Youth Direct (youth hip hop performance)

Saturday 31st May, 6.30pm
Closing reception with DJ David Love Jones & open mic