Caleb Neelon: MFA Signs And Symbols

Signs and Symbols at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts

You should also come to the Friday May 14 reception, 5-7 pm. Caleb and some of the 125 kids he worked with this year will be on hand!

photo by Damon Bealefor.

Caleb Neelon – Imagination Wall At Fourth Wall

Caleb Neelon has been an inspiration to Boston artists for many years, as an influential author, muralist and fine artist. Starting from the street level, he’s painted around the world, and sought out walls Brazil, India , and Iceland. Those travels inform his murals as well as his writing – he was one of the first to bring spotlight to the Brazilian street art scene.

The Imagination Wall was painted in Fall 2009 with for the Childrens Hospital Boston with input and help from the young patients. It’s part of the hospital’s innovative “Art for Kool Kidz” program (meant to “reduce stress and provide a positive distraction during long waits and painful procedures,” according to the hospital’s Web site), which creates projects like this and curates a progessive selection of art to reinforce their art therapy initaitives.

Boston Phoenix article about the Imagination Wall.

Fourth Wall is excited to host the Imagination Wall for May 2010. Updates coming soon.

And yes, you really need to look a Caleb’s past work.

Photo credits: Christian Holland / Big Red and Shiny

J.Dilla – A Suite For Ma Dukes + J.Rocc(DJ Set) : Fourth Wall

Fourth Wall Project Presents the Premier Screening Of: A Suite For Ma Dukes- The Music of J.Dilla
performed by Miguel Atwood – Ferguson w/ a 60 Piece Orchestra.

Followed by a DJ set by J.Rocc (Stones Throw/ Beat Junkies)

A Suite for Ma Dukes celebrated the music of J.Dilla. Composed and arranged for a 60 piece Orchestra by Miguel Atwood-Ferguson feat. special guests Bilal, Dwele, Posdnuos, Talib Kweli and more. This premiere performance is still on the minds of many. Mixed and mastered by legendary Grammy award winning producer/mixer, Bob Power. The man behind hundreds of pop and jazz recordings for such artists as Erykah Badu, D’Angelo, De La Soul and A Tribe Called Quest and more, he had also worked with Dilla while he was alive. Hiphop has never sounded or looked like this, welcome to a new era, a new scale and a new sound. Part of the proceeds of all Suite for Ma Dukes performances and recordings will go towards Maureen “Ma Dukes” Yancey and the heirs to the Dilla Estate.

We will be screening the video produced from the performance described above – part of the Timeless Series by Mochilla.

Hoc n’ Pucky

Mass Art Senior Printmakers At Fourth Wall

And is Open Noon -5pm every day until the 26th of April.

Cult Of Personality At Fourth Wall

Fourth Wall Project and Hideout Gallery are pleased to present Cult of Personality – a wide array of extraordinary musician, actor, athlete and cultural figure photographic portraits from Matthew Salacuse, Chad Griffith, Emily Shur and Kareem Black.     From Jay-Z to O.D.B, David Byrne to David Carradine, Harold Hunter to Mark Zuckerberg,Cult of Personality is a compelling visual documentation of individuals who have made significant contributions to contemporary culture over the past 15 years.

Cult of Personality is a
visual experience that should not be missed. Select photographers are available for media interviews.

Matthew Salacuse - A Native New Yorker, Matthew Salacuse has been shooting professionally for 10 years. He has amassed an impressive client list ranging from The Fader to Rolling Stone. He specializes in editorial portraiture and documentary.

Chad Griffith - Chad Griffith is a N.Y.C. based photographer that has created a plethora of memorable Hip-Hop and athlete portraits ranging from Dwyane Wade while on the Olympic team to Prodigy of Mobb Deep days before he left for prison.

Kareem Black - Kareem Black is a New York based photographer and director that was born in Philadelphia. In 1996 Kareem went to SVA on scholarship. Dark rooms and film processing, became his backdrop where he spent endless nights. It was well worth it… In 2000, Kareem started a career in music photography and celebrity portraiture that has taken him all over the world and allowed him to meet and work with some of this planet’s most talented people. Presently Kareem calls Manhattan home and straddles worlds by shooting for a diverse array of clients including Flaunt, Fader, GQ, Vibe, Verizon, Burger King, Vitamin Water and Kool Aid among others.

Emily Shur – Emily was born in New York City and attended the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University with a major in Photography and graduated in 1998 with academic honors along with the Artist Award for Creative Excellence. Emily¹s editorial clientele includes The New York Times Magazine, Entertainment Weekly, Vanity Fair, Esquire, GQ, Interview, Wired, and Elle Magazine.

Handmade Nation Screening At Fourth Wall


Today’s crafters are no longer interested in simply cross-stitching samplers or painting floral scrolls on China. Instead, the contemporary craft movement embraces emerging artists, crafters, and designers working in traditional and nontraditional media. Jenny Hart’s Sublime Stitching has revolutionized the embroidery industry. Each year Nikki Mcclure sells thousands of her cut-paper wall calendars. Emily Kircher recycles vintage materials into purses. Stephanie Syjuco manufactures clothing under the tag line “because sweatshops suck.” These are just some of the fascinating makers united in the new wave of craft capturing the attention of the nation, the handmade nation.

Faythe Levine traveled 19,000 miles to document what has emerged as a marriage between historical technique, punk culture, and the D.I.Y. ethos. For HANDMADE NATION (along with the documentary film of the same name, coming in 2009) she and Cortney Heimerl have selected 24 makers and 5 essayists who work within different media and have different methodologies to provide a microcosm of the crafting community. Participants in this community share ideas and encouragement through websites, blogs, boutiques, galleries, and craft fairs. Together they have forged a new economy and lifestyle based on creativity, determination, and networking.

Twenty-four artists from Olympia, Washington to providence, rhode island, and everywhere in between show their work and discuss their lives. texts by andrew wagner of American Craft magazine, Garth Johnson of, Callie Janoff of the church of craft, Getsy Greer of, and Susan Beal, author of super crafty, supply a critical view of the tight-knit community where ethics can overlap with creativity and art with community. Handmade Nation features photographs of the makers, their work environment, their process, their work, and discussions of how they got their start and what motivates them. Handmade Nation is a fascinating book for those who are a part of the emerging movement or just interested in sampling its wares.

Boston Screening of Handmade Nation

At Fourth Wall Project
132 Brookline Ave.
Boston, Ma. 02215

Monday, January 18th 2010

Doors open at 6:15
film at 7:00
q&a with director Faythe Levine to follow the film.
tickets at the door, $7 cash only.

Magpie will be selling Handmade Nation the book at the screening****

Sponsored by:
Fourth Wall Project, My Love For You & Video Underground.

Yone At Fourth Wall

Yasumasa Yonehara, better known as “YONE” has a massive influence on Tokyo’s fashion and art world.
View any Japanese magazine rack and you’ll find himself and his work in several publications at a given time.
Dazed and Confused, Numero, Warp, Purple(Paris) and countless others have called upon his work in the past
month. Yone’s curatorial work has included the artists Nan Golden, Terry Richardson, Ed Banger Records
and Fafi. His photography has led to projects for clients as diverse as Zippo, Charlotte Ronson and he even
has his own edition of Fuji Film. In short, Yone’s work shapes how Tokyo and the world views glamour,
celebrity, sex, and fashion

Fourth Wall is proud to bring Yone to the USA for two exhibitions. Art Basel Miami, and a full gallery
installation at Fourth Wall Project – 132 Brookline Ave, Boston MA. The installations will offer a retrospective
of the artists’ work as well as new projects in print and photography.

None More Black

none more black

opening tonight at our gallery – fourth wall project…..none more black -featuring new work by Tony Bevilacqua, Chad Chesko, Bill Dunlap and Elisabeth Timpone.

Curated by Meighan O’Toole(Myloveforyou/Juxtapoz)

OCT 23- NOV 23

Opening Reception Oct 23 (7pm-9pm)

//////////////////////////Bill Dunlap

//////////////////////////Tony Bevilacqua

//////////////////////////Chad Chesko

//////////////////////////Elisabeth Timpone

Devastate Your Real Estate

devastate your real estate

Esteemed low lifes, vandals , petty criminals and installation artists took over our gallery space – Fourthwallproject – for a month long exhibition. The artists Include:

//////////////////////////Dana Woulfe

//////////////////////////Kenji Nakayama

//////////////////////////Dark Clouds



//////////////////////////Josh Falk

//////////////////////////Buildmore Shrines

//////////////////////////Mister Never

It’s running until October 18….thursdays through sunday…come on down.

We also did an end to end production of the central square wall to coincide…

In odder news…Cameron Diaz referred Katie Holmes , Suri, & Tom Cruise to the Shop and now we’re in a bunch of tabloids

Dude got good taste…he picked up Claes, and the Sperrys that Band of Outsiders designed…..

Art Summit in Maine

york beeech

The most important summit of art directors in North America took place this past weekend (possibly an overstatment) in Maine with a party dog named Gus. Friends with You, Freegums, David Choe , Jen Stark, Nick Z , Oh Wow Gallery, NY & LA affiilates, and our crew headed up north to eat french fries, shop for books and play cards. Sam’s 30th birthday was celebrated and friendships solidified.

It’s really inspiring to see how art can free people. These tribes just travel the earth creating installations with each other and share a glimpse of their world each time the touch the land.

Rumors of a giant Hello Kitty ride, a Neckface Halloween show in Miami and a four armed grimace doll have surfaced. Many thanks to the whole gang that hosted- especially the kind hearted soul of Judd Katz from Crispin Porter + Bogunsky.

jen stark!
friends with you bounce house in vegas rite now ….de la soulllll is dere