Silent Barn Mural

I painted a new mural at the Silent Barn this week! Time lapse video is coming soon but in the meantime, check out these great pics by photographer Jacob Pritchard.

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Last Daze

I have a new piece entitled “As the World Turns, the Carbon Burns” in a group exhibition called LAST DAZE at Space Gallery in Portland, Maine. Its about the effects we humans have had on this planet. It is up until September 4th so go check it out if you are up there!

SPACE Gallery
538 Congress Street
Portland, ME 04101

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New books at BABZ //// Book Fair

I made a batch of new one of a kind books for this great art book fair in Brooklyn this weekend….

BABZ /// Bushwick Art Book and Zine Fair
July 10-12, 2015
Preview and Reception: Friday 7 – 10pm
Hours: Saturday and Sunday 1 – 7pm

SIGNAL
260 Johnson Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11206
Montrose L Train

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Newtown Creek Pollution Printing Session

Last week, I got to go out on the water with the artist Marie Lorenz on her wonderful Tide and Current Taxi project. I had known about her work for years so it was a pleasure to finally be able to be a part of it. Her series of boat trips this summer is about “people going to work” and so we thought it would be cool for me to make some of my work on her boat!
We went to the Newtown Creek (which separates Queens from Brooklyn) and I pulled off some of my most recent, Pollution Prints, from the dirty surface of the Creek. Infamously known as one of the most toxic bodies of water in the country and recently deemed a Superfund site, the water here has been of interest to me for quite some time. Recently I have begun printing with it and I am working on a larger project using the waterways of NY as a medium. Check out Marie’s nice post about our trip HERE and stay tuned for more printing adventures!

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6 ….. 26 ……15 /// Picasso Machinery

I’m doing a performance this Friday. Come out to Playyy

PICASSO MACHINERY

presents

*Maggie Dubris (poems)
*Sto Len (sound art)
*Anna Pohl (meta monologue)
*Giulia Rozzi (comedy)
*SUGARLIFE (new standards)
*Troy Swain (occult tarot)

Friday 6/26/15
8:00 p.m.
at Picasso Machinery
45 Broadway/Wythe
Brooklyn, NY

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6 :::13:::15 ;;;;

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Secret Project Robot 10 Year Show

I have a piece in the Secret Project Robot 10 year show and I’ll be performing solo and as DUBKNOWDUB as well on June 13th.
For more info check the Facebook event

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CITY OF SONGS


Sunday, May 3rd 2015

I will be performing solo around 11pm after this new play….

CITY OF SONGS
a new play written and directed by Cameron Stuart

starring
Lily Chambers
Cameron Stuart
and
Bradley Bailey (also contributing additional music)

with performances by:

Sto Len
Sewer Gators faux fi electro shred for dirty dancers ♥ Mike Garcia
Terminal Intrusion blazing lyrical fire ritual by Nyssa Frank backing herself up with music
Victor Sheely as King Coyote performing Three Card Monty Tarot
Susannah Simpson

Bohemian Grove
64 Grove St.
Brooklyn, NY 11221
btwn Evergreen and Bushwick

Doors at 8pm, starts within half hour – be prompt!
(play is first, approx. 52 minutes)
Sliding scale – $5-7 admission/donation

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Rite of Spring

SATURDAY APRIL 11th 2015 9pm
I will be performing solo at this music and arts festival in Brooklyn,NY with a host of other good people.

at THE LIVING GALLERY
1094 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY 11221

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Going Home

I had been thinking of going home to my motherland, Vietnam, for the past several years and it finally became obvious to me that I needed to go now. 2014 was the Year of the Horse, and being a horse myself, it was an intense year to say the least. I wanted to end it properly, in Vietnam and for the first time, reflecting on my past and the history that I did not know….yet. It has been a magical, transformative journey so far and I’m honestly still processing what I’ve seen, learned, and felt up to this point. I do know one thing however, its only the beginning….

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The World is an Instrument

I was interviewed by an awesome Hanoi-based online magazine about my work and being in Vietnam, check it out! They are one of the few people trying to write about what’s happening culturally in Vietnam, it’s rad….be sure to check out some of the other articles. There is a lot of exciting things happening there and I had a wonderful time experiencing some of it. Looking forward to building some kind of bridge now….

http://www.andofotherthings.com/2015/02/23/world-instrument/

photo by Lizo Glennard

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Clutter

I’ve been traveling throughout Vietnam for the past 2 months and was graciously accepted by everyone i met, especially this crew in Hanoi. Brett Zweiman organizes these amazing evenings called “Clutter,” where the right-minded players in town come out to improvise together. I was able to participate in a truly special one and here is a snippet of the night….

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New Books for the New Year

I made a bunch of new books for Printed Matter’s LA ART BOOK FAIR that will be on the Cinders Gallery table. They are pretty insane, if you are in LA go check em out in person.

Printed Matter’s LA ART BOOK FAIR 2015
January 30 – February 1, 2015
Preview: Thursday, January 29, 2015, 6–9 pm
The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA
152 North Central Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 626-6222
moca.org

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Heavy Flow

Making new work as I hibernate in my studio during the NY Winter. That’s one of the best parts of winter….holing up and working away.

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ASSHATS FOR SHITHEADS


The Booklyn Art Gallery is pleased to present Asshats for Shitheads, a solo-exhibition from Sto Len. Asshats for Shitheads debuts a new body of the artist’s work reinterpreting suminagashi printmaking through a series of paintings, prints, and artist’s books.

Suminagashi or “floating ink” is a paper marbling process originated in Japan in the 12th century. This process produces monoprints by painting patterns onto the surface of water with ink, laying down a piece of paper, and removing after a few seconds. These patterned papers were initially used by book-binders as decorative endpaper to mask the bumps and cords of leather bound books. They were also used on book covers to hide dirt and wear more successfully than plain paper.

Using less traditional materials including a plastic swimming pool, Sto allows dirt, paint, residue (and the occasional insect) to build up on his painting surface for days and weeks while preparing a print. Lead in a meditative trance, the ink and artist succumb to the properties of the water and gravity, letting nature alter the artist’s initial strokes. The resulting artworks are textured and dimensional, infused with dirt and often pieces of the floor. Sto’s chance intervention of dirt and residue teases the decorative origin of this process, channeling Arte Povera and Dada tendencies

This exhibition is made possible in part by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and additionally in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.

www.booklyn.org

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NY ART BOOK FAIR 2014

LOTS TO SHOW YOU

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Off the Deep End

Here’s an article in the Brooklyn Paper about my upcoming solo show at Booklyn as well as some pics taken of me in my studio.

Stefano Giovannini took the photos!

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Makin Books with Booklyn

Making some awesome large hardcover books for my upcoming exhibition at BOOKLYN!

And some small ones too

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Stodio Zone

Getting busy in the studio

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DECADE OF DECADUNCE

Cinders Gallery Presents

DECADE OF DECADUNCE

July 2014

maya hayuk, tod seelie, brian chippendale, nick kuszyk, diane barcelowsky, swoon, allyson mellberg, rich jacobs, jocko weyland, mike taylor, jungil hong, nadia moss, kyle ranson, hisham bharoocha, blok, suzanne sattler, sonja ahlers, anna hellsgard, james gallagher, jeremy taylor, jordin isip, kelie bowman, paul wackers, brian willmont, cody hoyt, andrew jeffrey wright, eli lehrhoff, sto len, sherri hay, dave potes, jim tozzi, morgan blair, xander marro, john orth, kyle field, mel kadel, mitchell wright, clark goolsby, elista punto, ric ocasek, travis egedy, serra victoria bothwell fels, jessie rose vala, aidan koch, recreation center, ben sisto, timberline, brian blomerth, josh slater, le dernier cri, matt furie, matthew feyld, rachel sumpter, monica canilao, thomas campbell, isaac nichols, erik foss, jeremy earl, kevin hooyman, charles shedden, rachel sumpter, esther pearl watson, dominic neitz, hideyuki katsumata, ron regé jr, jesse pollock, elisita punto, mark todd, hilary pecis, laurent impeduglia, aj fosik, george ferrandi, cheryl dunn, isaac lin, maggie lee, toby goodshank, alex lukas, brendan monroe, jason mclean, alain biltereyst, marshall weber, ted mcgrath, michelle blade

dossier outpost // south street seaport NYC

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