First there was UNO, and then La Carnita presented DOS, another superb evening of collaboration in art, music and food, this past Friday. 40 international artists (Sam Flores, Mike Giant, and Faith 47 to name a few) battled it out with stunning original works of art while superstar DJs Platurn and Grandtheft were going set for set and track for track on four turntables. If that wasn’t enough, two of North America’s most celebrated taquerias, Big Star and La Carnita, collaborated for a one-night-only street food menu in addition to us getting sneak peek at Andrew Richmond’s soon-to-open eatery The Home of The Brave.
The event was fantastically curated by the one and only Clay Rochemont for the second year in a row at Toronto’s raw and spacious Evergreen Brick Works. The walls were transformed and a stunning outdoor piece by super talented Faith 47 embraced and lived up to everything DOS said it was going to be. Street art at its finest. Check out some of the collaboration highlights from the evening:
Mike Giant (San Francisco, USA) -vs- Tom Gilmour (London, UK)
Sam Flores (San Francisco, USA) -vs- Joseph Martinez (Denver, USA)
Zach Johnsen (Portland, USA) -vs- Johnny Crap (Montreal, Canada)
Faith47 (Cape Town, South Africa) -vs- DALeast (Beijing, China)
Eduardo Bertone (Madrid, Spain) -vs- Doublenaut (Toronto, Canada)
Dubelyoo (Atlanta, USA) -vs- Gene Pendon (Montreal, Canada)
Bryan Espiritu (Toronto, Canada) -vs- Hydro 74 (Orlando, USA)
Matt Barnes (Toronto, Canada) -vs- David Glantz (Toronto, Canada)
Kwest (Toronto, Canada) -vs- Bacon (Toronto, Canada)
Skam (Toronto, Canada) -vs- Peru143 (Toronto, Canada)
Che Kothari (Toronto, Canada) -vs- Nick Simhoni (Toronto, Canada)
If you couldn’t make it out on Friday to DOS, make sure you go check out the art, which will be showing at Hashtag Gallery until August 6, 2013.
YPs, MARK YOUR CALENDARS for these must-see upcoming art exhibits and events:
Vivian Maier Out of the Shadows at Stephen Bulger Gallery
Opening Reception: Thursday, July 25, 5-9pm (July 25 – September 14, 2013)
Strangers on the Street – Portraits by Justin Tyler Close at The Drake Hotel; July 26 & 27, where he will be taking portraits of visitors and strangers. Check out more here.
TEXTING at Gallery West; Opening Reception: Friday, August 2.
Enjoy and HEART ART!