During the summer months, HAHAMAG likes to break out its alter-ego - HAHAxPARADIGM - and have a little fun. You can still catch great art content on our site & blog, but we hope you’ll join us for some outdoor activities too. This August, play hard with us as we and our friends at HAHAxPARADIGM bring you some great interactive programming with loads of visiting artists.
X-O just left Philly, but left behind one of his Lost Objects pieces. His artwork is made of found, recycled objects, which he gathers while roaming streets and then transforms them into striking, geometric assemblages.
AMANDA MARIE DROPS A MURAL IN PHILLY
This week Amana Marie aka @seeyouthroughit dropped this dreamy campscape in a lucky Philadelphia Community Garden.
Artists, Amanda Marie and X-O (@seeyouthroughit & @ihyland) are road tripping around the US leaving a trail of cool art in public spaces in support and to bring awareness to their “Beautiful Times” tour. Beautiful Times is a collaborative project between the two artists – its goal is to raise awareness about the world we live in, the protection our of children and wild flowers. The tour will support two organizations – Lady Bird Johnson & The Morgan Adams Foundation – whose efforts go into both concerns.
To learn more about “Beautiful Times” go to www.beautifultimes.net.com.
To follow the rest of their tour go to www.bkstreetart.com for exclusive pics. You can help support their work by going to their Beautiful Times Indiegogo page. https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/beautiful-times#homewww.bkstreetart.com for exclusive pics. You can help support their work by going to their Beautiful Times Indiegogo page. https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/beautiful-times#home
To see more pics of the project, go to hahamag.com
This week I’ve been posting a lot of found art around town - hope you guys aren’t minding the change of pace. I was stoked to find this @harleqvin_studio in the Northern Liberties section of Philly.
Day 2 of the mural install. Shepard Fairey is in Philly working with @muralarts. Takes a while to get a good shot of @obeygiant, but he’s playing some pretty rad tunes (gun n roses). That’s definitely making it easier to wait. More pics going up on hahamag.com later on today! (at Frankford Hall)
NEW JASON ANDREW TURNER MURAL @ ELIXR COFFEE
Adoring the new Jason Andrew Turner mural that went up over the weekend inside the quaint Philly hot spot, Elixr Coffee . Art at Elixr is curated by Ryan Greenberg, who commissions amazing interior and exterior mural installations that “encourage an open and active dialogue between Elixr, the artists, and the community at large”.
See more pics here at hahamag.com…
CRANK MY HANDLE
Shot from opening night of HAHAxParadigm Presents: “The Garden of Alternate Histories” The relaunch of this collaborative project between artists Sarah Bereza and Fall On Your Sword.
We first saw this piece under the title of “The Darkness Turns To Night” at the Spring Break Art Show, and are so excited to be presenting it in Philadelphia for the first time!
"Guiding a lobotomized mid century lawn mower, the viewer controls the action in this darkly cinematic world of alternative thrillers. Part Lynch, part Lewis Caroll, part Haruki Murakami; the piece is a totally immersive FOYS-centric surround sound experience informed by Bereza’s paintings, which will also be hanging in the space."
THE GARDEN OF ALTERNATE HISTORIES
paintings by Sarah Bereza
video by Fall On Your Sword
July 25th - August 23rd
Opening Reception: Friday, July 25th • 5:30 - 10:00pm
Closing Reception: Friday, August 22nd • 5:30 - 10:00pm
Gallery Open Hours: Saturdays • 12:00 - 6:00pm
Open by appointment 7 days a week:
firstname.lastname@example.org • (267)266-0073
PARADIGM Gallery + Studio
746 S. 4th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147
I finally figured out who did this lush piece - and that’s a pretty darn good reason to finally post this. @hellbent_ this one of the gobs of pictures my 11 yr old niece took of your work as we waited in the 8 block long line to see the #KaraWalker exhibit this past Sunday. #williamsburgart #mural #publicart (at Williamsburg, NY)
**We’ve been on vacation for the past two weeks - we’re back so our post will be regular and steady again. But for now, here’ are some fun Instagrams (hahamag) we’ve taken during that time.
Finally got a chance to stop by @elixrcoffee to see the @hkrall work in person! #phillyart #elixrcoffeemural (at Elixr Coffee)
We don’t often put up products on HAHA - but there are exceptions to the rule.
WE LOVE these PRANA CYCLES!
They boast a design aesthetic inspired by the street bikes & match box art found on the streets of India. Not to mention you can snap one up in a cool color that mirrors the palette of a Wes Anderson movie (think, Darjeeling).
Here’s the rub; Prana Cycles is based in the UK. I reached out to Prana, and unfortunately they don’t ship to the US, so unless you live in the UK these babies are currently out of your reach.
Tired of expensive bicycles in London, design+cycling enthusiasts Adriano Galardi and Richard Eastoe, got together and created a brand that was inspired by the streets of India.
The design and detailing of the bicycle draws from Indian matchbox art and Indian motifs. Get yours at : http://www.prana.cc/