Kim McCarthy a.k.a. SOULE is one of the most prolific member artist on Brooklyn Art Project. She is based in Seattle, WA and has exhibited her work at the early age of 16. This past year, this artist executed 14 paintings in one day. Originally her canvas were facades of buildings on the streets of Spokane and Seattle, her medium ranged from stencils, wheat pastes, stickers and spray paint. She currently focuses her hand to create work on stretched canvas and wood panels, as well as legal walls. She has an affinity for photography and paper cutouts. This dual process enables her to design her stencils. SOULE's "skillz are mad transferrable", from designing apparel, buttons/pins, shoes, skateboards to home decor. She is indeed doing what she loves.
SOULE is praised for her stencil work, and she applies the medium or the process itself to all her oeuvres. The series that she has worked on include famous people and friend portrait stencils spray painted on canvas and wood panels; porcelain white characters adorned in black and white stripes that are watercolors on clayboards; skull and skeleton stencils with army green, rich coppers, and reds; and Japanese inspired characters spay painted with bright colors.
Kim "SOULE" McCarthy completed her Fine Art and Design in Spokane, WA and Printmaking in Astoria, OR. Due to her renegade self-promotion, four galleries represent her work in the United States and one in the United Kingdom. She has recently exhibited her pieces as a solo exhibit at Doc's Lounge, Behrd Studios, and Squid and Ink. Her most recent group show was at Twilight Gallery, with member artist Brad Strain and Justin Hillgrove. Her work is also featured in the book called, "Stencil Nation" that will be released on June 2008. Fearless self-promotion is paying off, she is an inspiration to us all.
Behind the Seen a group exhibition curated by Michael De Feo at AD HOC ART December 13th, 2007 through January 20th, 2008 Opening Reception: December 13th, 7pm-9pm
A collection of artists and artist collectives, all who highly regard the street as their canvas fiercely decontextualized on the basis of medium.
FROM AD HOC ART:
Assembling a group of well known street artists from around the world, De Feo invited the participants to showcase work they're not typically recognized for. Behind the Seen includes personal projects, works in different mediums or styles and pieces not necessarily intended for view on the streets. The mediums include paintings, drawings, photographs and sculptures by over 30 artists from around the world.
Street artists develop a level of notoriety for their originality, talent and frequency of a style or visual vocabulary. Like most successful artists, they don't limit their creative endeavors to what they're known for.
Behind the Seen goes beyond the familiar to build upon what we already know... providing connections, challenges and insights to other facets of the artist’s oeuvre.
Participating artists include:
Aiko, Blek le Rat, Caleb Neelon, Dan Witz, Don Leicht, Elbow Toe, ELC, Ellis G., Eltono, Flying Fortress, G, Ian Stevenson, Jace, Jean Faucheur, jm rizzi, John Fekner, Judith Supine, Keith Haring, Lady Pink, L'Atlas, Lee Quiñones, Leon Reid, Lister, Mark Jenkins, Martha Cooper, Maya Hayuk, Michael De Feo, Momo, Nuria, Peripheral MediaProjets, Richard Hambleton, Ripo, Ron English, Shepard Fairey, She Kills He, Skewville, Swoon, Thundercut, Tofer
AD HOC Art 49 Bogart Street Buzzer 22, Unit 1G Brooklyn, NY 11206 Tel: 718.366.2466 Fax: 866.599.7270 Website: http://adhocart.org Online:
Posted by Joyce Manalo, Brooklyn Art Project Blog Editor and founder of ArtForward.
If you live in NYC, get yerself to myplasticheart.com in the Lower East Side. They're featuring a show called "Attack of the Zliks" where participating artists each designed their own creature (Zliks) using the same base.
"ZLIKS mark the first major joint production between Brooklyn based
artist Andrew Bell's Dyzplastic toys and the talents of Richard
VanOver's California based Wheaty Wheat studios", according to the site DYZplastic.com