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Eddie Colla X thedirtfloor.com

Pablo from thedirtfloor.com did a nice interview piece with me this week. Check it here:

944 Mag

The August issue of 944. Thanks to Steve Rhodes for the flick.

Manifest Equality

A few loyal friends and myself took a little trip to Hollywood for the Manifest Equality Show. I had a piece in the show, but really I wanted to see all the great art that was gonna be there. There was some really amazing work by Michael Murphy, Aaron Axelrod, Shepard Fairey, El Mac,Scot Lefavor, and Robbie Conal, just to name a few. Also we wanted to go spread our message throughout the L.A. area.

The experience was very mixed for me. It was super inspiring and the efforts of the artists and the organizers renewed my faith in the citizens of this country to stand up for equality and fairness. At the same time the fact that prop 8 ever even passed seems like one giant leap backwards. That said, my main man Ramon and myself got busy spreading our meassage across LA. We thought it was a good opportunity to reclaim a mess of illegal NPA billboards and use them to perhaps affect some social change. As a result of the generosity of the Arts Fund we were also able to distribute close to 1000 poster and t-shirts at the gallery. We got mentioned on arrestedmotion and I actually got to chat with Jordan from public ad campaign, someone who’s work I have been a fan of for quite some time. My piece at the show sold to Cisco Adler on opening night. Good people, good times, good cause.

Not a bad way to spend a few days in L.A.

http://arrestedmotion.com/2010/03/openings-manifest-equality-los-angeles/

http://www.postdiluvianphoto.com/blog/?tag=eddie-colla

http://warholian.com/?p=161

Oakland Local

Got some love from Oakland Local

Last weekend I visited Baxter and Cook in San Francisco to attend the opening debut of an Oakland street artist.  Eddie Colla” is his name and though as a name it might not ring any bells, visually speaking anyone who pays attention to the abundance of street art in Oakland, on the Bay Bridge or graffiti hot spots like Linden Alley in San Francisco will know who I’m talking about.

Eddie first made a splash on the political street art scene during the Obama Presidential Campaign.  After the election, Eddie continued his street level activism with imagery calling for the overturning of Prop 8 as well as justice for Oscar Grant.  With his debut gallery show, Eddie Colla has managed to bring elements of his dynamic street pieces into the gallery setting… which is as close as you’re going to get to seeing his work in person, unless you’re willing to climb some walls, jump some fences, and occasionally, run from the police.”

Check out Oakland Local Here

Moving pictures

The folks at Baxter and Cook thought it might be a good idea to have some video of me working for the show. So with the help of LO we put this together. It was kinda fun editing video and a nice change from what I usually do.

Pride Weekend

This past weekend was SF pride. I hit civic center with a bunch of my “stand up against (h)8 posters. I normally paste everything but I posted a bunch with just tape so people could tear them down and take them home if they wanted.
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My friend got a cool shot of this couple snaggin one of the posters

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I watched this guy stare at two of my posters for a good 10 minutes. I wonder what he was thinkin?