Checking out Joe Boruchow at Intersections
INTERSECTIONS brings two of Philadelphia’s well-known and loved “street artists”, Kid Hazo (pronounced has•ohh) and Joe Boruchow, to the same room. Both artists almost solely install their works in the city of Philadelphia cementing themselves as artists who embody the vibe of our city.
Their work catches your attention and drives conversation… Though their approach to the creation and the life of their works couldn’t differ more, their poignant intersecting in this show brings the evolutionary chain of street art full circle: from the urban to the fine art.
Paperclips215 on her Social Media grind / photo by Kendall Whitehouse
Joe Burochow’s work is often punctuated with words you don’t necessarily associate with street art: poignant and elegant.
He gives his intricate paper cutouts a life outside their custom frames, reproducing them as wheat pastes, integrating his pattern play of stories into the city’s architecture.
Hazo’s belief that art is for everyone punctuates our daily interactions with his light-hearted – one step ahead of you – clever pieces that parody the heart of Philly culture. It reminds us not to take life too seriously (and maybe to stick to just one selfie per day if we can).
The point where one crosses the other plays out on the streets where the impact of their work lies with the beholder who might just want to hold on to that feeling a bit longer.
‘Unemployed’ Kid Hazo / photo by Kendall Whitehouse
‘Exit Stage Left’ / Kid Hazo
*review seen first at Paradigmarts.org
Yeah, so this is going down…
Streets Dept Presents: The Evolution of Street Art
An Artists Panel Discussion at The Philadelphia Museum of Art
Wednesday, May 27th, 2015
6:00 – 7:00pm
(Pay what you wish)
This hour-long panel discussion will pick the brilliant minds of some of today’s most active and exciting artists and talk to them about how they use public space (both legally and otherwise) to create dialogue, display their work, and enliven the streets of Philadelphia.
Panel to include Gaia, Joe Boruchow, Ishknits, Harlequinade, and Kid Hazo…
pic via StreetDept
The Visit Philly campaign posters aren’t so bad – they just don’t always read as my version of Philly. If I didn’t look close enough, I’d think they’d finally gotten hipper and more in tuned to the city’s vibe. But I should have known…that’s what’s so fun about Kid Hazo’s work, you really have to be observant to catch the joke.
Our favorite Philly Art Blogger & photographer was first on the scene (as usual). He gave a really great breakdown of Hazo’s Dear Street Art Lovers Poster:
“In case you need a little help cracking the ‘Dear Street Art Lovers’ one: We got Tagged Up Elephants (Cornbread), Sticker Characters (The Sticky Bandits), Black and white paper cut outs (Joe Burochow), Yarn bombed stuff (Ishknits) , stick dudes (Stikman), Mythical Animal Murals (NoseGo), Braille Art (Sonia and Austin), Conspiracy Street tiles (Toynbee Tiles) AND Ben Franklin wheat paste stencily janws (Get Up Art).”
You can find these new installs around Chestnut Street between Broad and 18th.
*For more installation shots check out StreetsDept.com
Philly Tech Week 2014 is hosting something new this year, a citywide street art scavenger hunt.
The scavenger hunt, organized by community arts supporters, Tattooed Mom, Philly Tech Week and HAHA x Paradigm is designed to spotlight Philadelphia street artists, their work, and the neighborhoods that inspire them. So far, the lineup has included artists: Joe Boruchow, Kid Hazo (work pictured below), HurrayFor, Braille Street Art, BobWillReign and Scrandy.
Daily clues to the stashed artwork locations get released at midnight. Each day is a fresh hunt, a new artist, and a new winner. Hunters must take selfies with the art and share them via Twitter or Instagram using the scavenger hashtags for a chance to win an exclusive piece of art
Dedication is the key for participating art lovers – daily selfies are entries counted toward your chance of winning special prizes awarded to participants who find the most art at the end of Tech Week.
The scavenger hunt began on April 4th, 2014 and will continue until Philly Tech Week commences on April 12th, 2014.
Can’t join in the fun? You can watch it evolve using hashtags #ptw14 & #hahaxpara.
Check out HAHAxPara on Twitter or on their website for more information.
*story ran first in artnerdnewyork