PHSH TANK presents: SIGN WRITERS
An Exhibition On Traditional Sign Making
AT KFN (Kung Fu Necktie) 1250 N Front St, Saturday, April 20th
Sign Writers Exhibition upstairs from 7pm to 10pm
Established in January 2012, PHSHTANK is a collaborative effort between Dj Phsh & Sedso Design. As a simultaneous dance party & art show, a new artist was featured every month through digital projection, while Dj Phsh rocked the crowd. It was the only event of it’s kind.
Artists that we’ve featured so far include:
NOSEGO // EL TORO // BOB // RON ACKINS // JUAN DIMIDA // RADLANDS // THE DECADES HAT CO. // THE AIRRAT // JOHN F //
GET UP ART // MARS FIVE // HOUSE OF HAYES
In 2013, we’ve made the move from Fluid Nightclub to Kung Fu Necktie, as well as changed our slot to every 3rd Saturday. Using KFN’s 2nd floor, we hold a special pop-up gallery showcasing the work of the month’s featured artist. The show will be followed by the dance party on the first floor, with Dj Phsh keeping the dance floor going for the rest of the night. PHSHTANK is an event that champions the marriage of music and art. stay tuned for what we’ll do next.
About The Current Exhibition
The SIGN WRITERS art exhibition is curated by Sean Gallagher, a Philadelphia based sign painter.
Sean began sign painting in 2009 where his first job was an outdoor sign for Milkcrate Cafe on Girard Ave – he’s been sign painting since then, perfecting his craft.
Also featured in the exhibit are sign writers from around the world such as, John Lennig, Mike Meyer, Sean Starr, Joe Golden, and the Dobbel brothers who have been sign painting for 35+ years and are considered veterans in the sign world, complimented by Colt Bowden, Shawn Whisenant, Will Lynes, a great group of young guns that will be the trade alive for another generation.
-Sean Gallagher (curator) http://www.flickr.com/people/workingclasscreative/
-Colt Bowden http://coltbowden.com/
-Sean Starr http://www.starrstudios.net/
-Mike Meyer http://www.mikemeyersigns.com/Main.html
-Will Lynes http://lynesandco.wordpress.com/
-Joe Golden http://www.joenickell.com/SignPainter/signpainter1.html
-Chris Dobell http://www.joenickell.com/SignPainter/signpainter1.html
-Stu Dobell http://dobelldesigns.blogspot.com/
-Sean Whisenant http://shawnwhisenant.com/
Born and raised in West Philadelphia, Matthew Fishman-Dickerson (aka Dj Phsh) was exposed to art and music by his parents. The son of two theater majors, he understood his creative nature at a very young age. They offered a wide array of musical styles — classical to jazz, rock to funk. He has taken these artistic elements and incorporated them into his djing, offering a unique aesthetic on the turntables that can rock any crowd.
Phsh has gained praises from some of the industry’s best known djs (King Britt, Rich Medina, Jazzy Jeff), and is the newest member of philly dj crew, Illvibe collective, recent winners of red bull’s public assembly competition back in december. since joining the collective, he’s been able to develop his brand at an international level. after touring with San Gabriel’s “hip hop don’t stop” party through Germany in August of 2011, Phsh then traveled with rapper Gilbere Forte, performing in 30 cities across the united states.
Most recently, Dj Phsh was the winner of the regional round for the international red bull Thre3style dj competition in Philly beating 4 other djs. Currently, he’s partnered with Sedso design to create Phsh tank, the simultaneous dance party and artshow. The monthly event has been receiving high acclaim and support over the past year throughout philadelphia and beyond. Phshtank.com
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