If you’re in the Portland, Oregon area right about now you’d be amiss to miss the month-long ‘Totally Spoked’ bicycle-related-art show at Portland’s Upper Playground / Fifty 24 PDX Gallery.

Curated by Jeremy Kove of Munson Industries, the show includes works by Mike Giant, Marco Zamora, Will Barras (who I’m sure was in the print Level at some point), Tommii Lim and various others who will break my word-count limit including late-show Evan Hecox and our very own Andy Jenkins.

, 06 June 2010


Update: The Subliminal Projects Gallery in LA is the venue for the month-long Weekend Pacifists exhibit. The very fine art of Russ Pope, Michael Sieben, Chris Pastras, Mike Mills and Level logger Andy Jenkins—including some results of the latter “trying new things”—is now on show for your delectation, until September 19th.

The gallery has posted images of the art on show on their website and their YouTube page features video from from the opening night and interviews with the artists.

, 01 September 2009


Artist and signed-up levelmag.com contributor Andy Mueller is currently avoiding doing anything for the website you’re looking at by showing a selection of his work in Chicago. I’m imagining the Public Works co-showers Chris Eichenseer, Justin Fines and Cody Hudson are also avoiding similar volunteer work.

Please do not make your way down to the Andrew Rafacz Gallery at 835 W. Washington Boulevard before August 29th, that way he won’t get booked for future shows and might “find time” to actually put some minutes in at levelmag.com. Thanks.

, 07 August 2009


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Mark Noble photographer

Banksy artist


Long-time fans of the art of graffiti have had many, many underground heroes to follow and possibly emulate—but only a few make it to household name status, where middle-class middle-aged broadsheet readers may have a thick perfect-bound book featuring said artist on the coffee table. Here in Blighty, a completely anonymous chap from Bristol has certainly made it—at least, to the people waiting in line around the block for over two hours, he’s definitely made it. To say the Banksy vs Bristol Museum exhibit was impressive would be understating it a little.

Firstly, the setting. The Bristol Museum is one of those classically dusty old museums from yesteryear—well, 1905 to be precise—grand olde architecture, all stone and vaulted pillars spread over …read on

, 31 July 2009

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Lee Basford photographer


An 18th Century Tower, 1,111 ticking clocks and a Japanese sound artist. These things all come together in a new Exhibition from Yukio Fujimoto. The location is Perrott’s Folly, built in 1758, now interestingly caught between various types of inner city housing. It formed part of the inspiration for Tolkien’s The Two Towers and has only recently been re-opened after closing its doors twenty years ago.

Inside you’ll find a narrow stone staircase winding up to the first room which on entering appears to be empty and run down. With paint pealing from the ageing mouldings, the place has certainly seen better days. Then you notice a tiny clock softly ticking in the centre of the room, insignificant at first, …read on

, 17 July 2009

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Lee Basford photographer


The third instalment of The Joyful Bewilderment’s touring exhibition recently opened in Bristol. It all began at Rough Trade’s Brick Lane space in London back in September, travelled north to Analogue Gallery in Edinburgh and has now found its way west in the roomy basement space of Here Gallery in Bristol’s Stokes Croft.

It’s an amazing collection of work from over 100 like-minded artists spanning the globe, all sharing a strong craft-based aesthetic and compulsion to create. Walking through the space, it’s almost too much to take in; you really have to slow yourself down and examine each piece as something individual and of itself before you move on to the next. The work varies from pencil drawings by James Jarvis …read on

, 13 July 2009

The exhibition runs from 8th July until 8th August at Here Gallery, Bristol. Further information can be found at The Joyful Bewilderment’s blog page