Interview: Infamous JeanClaude "Trinity of Oneness"

Infamous JeanClaude, "Frequencies in Fractions," digital collage



We are excited to see Infamous JeanClaude grinding on a new body of work for his upcoming collaborative show, "Trinity of Oneness," in Charlotte, NC with Cedric Umoja and Dogon Krigga. Thanks to the artist for spending time catching up with us. 


You've been on a hiatus from making work. How has your style or practice evolved since your last show?

Yeah. I was creating sporadically throughout last year, but this was the first year in a very long time that I didn't have a consistent flow with my art. I was dealing with some depression and was uninspired. These two issues had me in a choke hold for over a year. It felt so weird because I have thousands of ideas in my head but I was super unmotivated. It was a very awkward and tough period.

Once I climbed out of my depression and got my health issues under control it was like a windshield wiper cleared my brain and I was about to create more freely. My style has become a lot more loose, especially my graphic work, but I still have my elements of abstraction and clean lines in my pieces. I'm pretty excited to see how my style has unfolded/will unfold since last year.

I also haven't done a group or solo show in about two or three years because I have been doing more commissions for musicians and clothing lines.


How does your studio practice vary when you're painting versus when you are making digital work?
 

When I'm painting, it's usually just me with the canvas, paints and music blasting in my headphones. I probably got some incense going and my snacks near. I'm not really on my phone or anything when I'm working on paintings. I usually like to zone out and really take in the pieces that I'm working on. If you've ever seen that scene in the movie Basquiat where he plays the same song over and over but is working on like seven big pieces at once, the feeling is like that but a lot of smaller pieces and a smaller studio space.

Working digitally is similar but a little more free. I can be mobile with my work so I can work in a library or a coffee shop. When I need breaks I might surf the internet or check up on social media here and there. It's a little more sporadic but I have moments just like painting when I'll stare at the composition for a long time or maneuvering one piece 50 times until I find the right space for it to fit the composition. 


Infamous JeanClaude, "Float Like/Strong Like (Me, Myself and I)," digital collage


What is your connection to the other artists in Trinity of Oneness? 



Cedric Umoja is like a spiritual advisor and mentor to me. We're always diving deep in conversation on how to expand our craft and become better alchemists to speak to the masses. We've always talked about collabing over the years but we both have been busy, so this was perfect timing for both of us. I haven't formally met Dogon Krigga yet but I have been following his work for a few years now. It's interesting between us because we seem to fall in the same frequency a lot of times with our work, which is dope. That's why we all came together for this show. We all have similar themes and ideals but we show them in different ways. It was only right that we came together for a group show to get that good energy and vibes triple the source to the people.



Your work tends to be a narrative for your personal philosophy and spiritual experiences. Are there any specific themes present in this new body of work?

This new body of work is based around past life regressions, my ancestors, my heritage, life/death and the future. There's been a lot of important people passing in 2016 and I believe that is telling us there's going to be a big shift. I believe artists and musicians are going to be a part of the big shift of consciousness and I'm just trying to get people thinking like the artists that are in this show. This show is called "Trinity of Oneness." This is saying that we are all connected in some form and we are drawn to those who understand this idea. 

It is also balance: me, myself and I / Ego, Self, Understanding : Trinity


Infamous JeanClaude, "Golden Aura Angel," digital collage


What's your view on collective consciousness?

I believe are all connected. We just have to take ourselves outside of religion, tradition, school conditioning, loyalty ( by fear), etc. in order find our purpose, which will link you with like minds. It becomes a continuous cycle until it spreads into universal love. You just have to think, "What is my purpose? What is my gift?" and use that gift to help others unlock and understand their gifts.

We are also entering into a thought realm of manifesting and creating.  Feminine energy, I believe, will become prominent and will start balancing out the masculine energy that has been dominating our society for a long time. This is where the creatives will step in, bringing the half into a whole, helping push unity/oneness.


Favorite studio snack?

My go-to is anything gummy. Gummy, bears, gummy worms, etc. (Even though my brother showed me a video on how they are made and I probably should stop eating them.... but Ive been addicted since birth haha).My secondary choices that usually end up going with the gummy snacks are plain Lays, pretzels, water, and apple juice.




Collage by Dogon Krigga
Illustration by Cedric Umoja

Infamous JeanClaude Returns to Sweden



After the success of his first international show in 2011 in Uppsala, Sweden, Infamous JeanClaude has returned to collaborate again with Swedish artist Amara Por Dios and to show new works, this time in Stockholm. His show, "Insomnia Hut: I'll Sleep Tomorrow," opens this Friday at Skank Street Wear Boutique, where Amara has previously painted murals and shown her work. 

In Uppsala at Amara Por Dios' Studio
Studio Time in Uppsala
Infamous JeanClaude: Stay Champion 2013, Sweden
Amara Por Dios Mural in Skank's Stockholm Store

Amara Por Dios Mural in the Skank Dressing Room
 SKANK STORE STOCKHOLM
Gamla Brogatan 23
111 20 Stockholm
Tel: 08-673 73 70

"INSOMNIA HUT: I'LL SLEEP TOMORROW"
Friday, April 6th
5:00pm - 11:00pm

For inquiries about available art work, please contact info@liftedlab.com.

Pops Slept, She Followed: Time's Remedy


Infamous JeanClaude opens his new solo show this Sunday in Charlotte, NC at Blacksheep, where they've been holding it down since the very beginning. JeanClaude's work created for the "Pops Slept, She Followed: Time's Remedy" show is a reflection and processing of some heart wrenching events the artist endured this year.
"This solo exhibition is based around one major tradgegy followed by multiple events that challenged my discipline, strength, will, and focus this year so far. This body of work is broken down into mini series. These series represent the major events, giving each part of the show's title a distinctive representation. Thoughts of life, coping with death, what is love?, lust, learning, living, forgiveness, self investing, reviving from darkness, hustle, 'keep going' mentality, strength, and understanding are all elements explored in this multiple mini series exhibition."
As we've watched Infamous JeanClaude build his aesthetic, we have seen his work become filled with heavy symbolism and imagery. His NeoGlyph style often conveys optimistic ideas that tie into positive energy, focus, consciousness, sacred geometry, hip-hop, love, and creativity.



We're anticipating this show opening along with many others. Jah Freedom (OM Records) created a special beat tape to coincide with the art work for "Pops Slept, She Followed" that is available for free download. It's a perfect compliment to the art and assists the audience in feeling the vibe of the paintings and digital pieces. Click here to download the eight tracks (plus bonus iPhone backgrounds!).

"POPS SLEPT, SHE FOLLOWED: TIME'S REMEDY" 
Sunday, September 9, 2012
6:00pm - 11:00pm
1504 Camden Road
Charlotte, NC 28203

Works on display for the month of September.

Bearden Middle School Sessions


For the 2011 - 2012 School Year, we had to privilege of working with some local middle school students in Knoxville, TN. Michael Weineinger, a native New Yorker, and now an art teacher at Bearden Middle School, has been teaching his students about contemporary art, street art, and graffiti. He invited us to BMS for some collaborative projects that proved to be valuable for all parties involved.

In Fall 2011, Lifted Lab gave presentations at Bearden Middle School to 6th and 7th grade art students about modern day artists. We talked about Bigfoot, Infamous JeanClaude, Grifter, Zach Widgren, Berk Visual, Lifter Baron, and other young creatives. Students got to see a powerpoint presentation about the work of these artists, and collaborative projects they produce. We explored the idea of making a career from art, and encouraged kids to follow their creativity. 




Students began working on a project about cultural diversity in September. They were given the assignment to create a mask from  layers of colored paper that represents a unique culture from another part of the world. After completing this project, a handful of the masks would be selected for an art show in downtown Knoxville hosted by Lifted Lab. The art show was titled "These Funky Masks" and took place in November of 2011.




In Spring of 2012, Lifted Lab returned to BMS for an evening themed around New York City. We set up a workshop table for kids, parents, grandparents to stop by and see art, prints, toys, apparel, books, and stickers by Lifted Lab artists and New York artists that we're inspired by. Kids learned about the origins of graffiti and how to practice bubble letters and hand styles. 








Shout out to Michael Weininger for the opportunity to put all of this together and big up to all the inspiring, talented kids following their creativity at BMS.

"XXMII: Level Three" Photo Recap

"What's Really Going On: Shadow Light" Digital Media
On March 30, INFAMOUS JEANCLAUDE debuted his latest body of work in a show titled "MMXII: Level Three." This was his first show in Nashville and was held at Love Is Earth lifestyle boutique. 

The vibe was great in the Love Is Earth Lounge and Kids Meal kept things lively all night on the turntables. Miyagi of Ziggurat Records was also in the house and dropped a live beat set.
 
We had a great turnout, thanks to everyone who came through and supported. Big up to all the young artists in the Nashville scene!

Here are some pix from the opening night:

"You Sure Love To Ball: Marvin" Digital Print

"Fantome de la Mer No. 2" Digital Print
"Fantome de la Mer No. 1" Digital Print

"Self and Thought" Acrylic on Canvas


"Malcolm" Acrylic on Canvas




"Thoughts From a Wanderer" Acrylic on Canvas
"Greet, Socialize, Exchange" Acrylic on Canvas

Miyagi on the MPC / Young Yeti Art Looking (photo: Creative Routine)

Flatbush Zombies Portraits



"Soul Vision"

Untitled

Kids Meal on the Decks (photo: Creative Routine)



Ziggurat Records//FLOSSED IN SPACE Tour


Ziggurat Promo, Designed by Infamous JeanClaude

Lifted Lab aims to keep you visually stimulated, inspired, and awakened through the artists we promote. Our goal is also to boost conscious, PROGRESSIVE ideas as our worlds changes more rapidly, and remind you of your creative potential.
Your thoughts shape the world.


Introducing, PURPL MONK, MIYAGI, and LIGHTSWTCH ...
two MCs and a producer who come together to form the intergalactic super hero team that is Ziggurat Records. ZIGGURAT RECORDS is pushing a similar movement through their music, carrying themes such as: creation, science, metaphysics, the Cosmos, ancient societies, aliens, rebirth, good ol' fashioned hustling, and progress. 

Call it occult...call it conspiracy...or call it reality. Whatever you believe, after listening to Ziggurat's well-thought debut album, FLOSSED IN SPACE, you just might be pondering new possibilities. They've got a fresh blend of hip-hop and electronic music, and a powerful stage presence that could outshine their recorded material.


There couldn't be a more appropriate collaboration for their album art than with Lifted Lab's INFAMOUS JEANCLAUDE. Ziggurat connected with JeanClaude in 2011 to begin working on ideas, resulting in designs for the Flossed In Space album, "Papaya Rap"single, "SWISHRRR" single, and Ziggurat promo stickers.

The word "ziggurat" comes from  ancient Mesopotamia, referring to the architects and builders who constructed rectangular stepped temples, similar to the Egyptian pyramids. Ziggurat Records represents the power to BUILD and CREATE.

Have a listen and free download of FLOSSED IN SPACE:


Ziggurat has organized their first tour which also includes major players, LORN and LUNICE. It kicks off this weekend in Atlanta and Brooklyn. Stay tuned for more announcements, and definitely don't miss out on the live shows! SWISH!
Big love to Ziggurat!

 FLOSSED IN SPACE: ATLANTA
Saturday April 14, 2012
Terminal West at King Plow
887 Marietta Street Northwest  Atlanta, GA 30318

FLOSSED IN SPACE: BROOKLYN
Sunday, April 15, 2012
Public Assembly
70 North 6th Street  Brooklyn, NY 11211

Infamous JeanClaude "MMXII: Level Three"


Infamous JeanClaude will be presenting his latest works in a show titled "MMXII: Level Three" at the end of this month at Love Is Earth boutique in Nashville, TN. This is his first show of 2012 and will be comprised of paintings and digital works.
"'MMXII: Level 3' is a show loosely based around speculations of 2012. These series of works are to explore fables, theories, stories on the ideas of the year 2012, my personal opinions, thoughts, and theories on the year, and its potential possibilities."
The show kicks off on Friday, March 30 at 6:00pm with an opening party where Infamous JeanClaude will be present. Ziggurat Records will also be in the shop rocking with us: MC Miyagi will be dropping a rare beat set, and Kids Meal will be making magic on those turntables as he is known to do!

"Flossed In Space"  Ziggurat Records Promo, Designed by Infamous JeanClaude
Big up Love Is Earth!  They are a crucial spot in downtown Nashville, stocking a nice selection of street wear brands plus their own label. They're holding down the local music scene, supporting artists, and creating conscious culture. Truly fresh! Join us in the boutique's downstairs art space as we kick off this well-suited show. If you miss the opening, make sure to swing through while the work is on display for the next month. 


"MMXII: LEVEL THREE"
Friday, March 30, 2012
6:00pm - 11:00pm
903 Church Street 
Nashville, TN  37203


Road To Sweden Recap

Infamous JeanClaude in Stockholm
 Last September at our Road To Sweden Fundraiser Series in Brooklyn, we teamed up with Reconstvct, Bassfaced, TheLoveInUs, Cloud Instrumentals, and others to host some dope parties all in the name of Infamous JeanClaude. He had just booked his first International art show in Uppsala, Sweden and we were determined to help him be there in the flesh for this experience.

All events were held at a bar/Thai restaurant/music venue/art space/large-and-in-charge Bushwick building called The Morgan. The week-long series was a success, raising enough money to ensure that the JeanClaude art show was going down.

 A collection of Infamous JeanClaude's art was on display from September 22-29, and the schedule of events went like this:

Thursday, September 22: 

Manifestation's Destination Opening Party co-hosted by TheLoveInUs
Music from Obey City, Flatbush Zombies, and Illustrate.




 TheLoveInUs brings a lively crew and had support coming through from all corners of Brooklyn and even from Baltimore. Fun show...loud show...crude creative zealots spitting hot fire.

And now, we've seen all kinds of hype for the recently released "Thug Waffle" video from the The Flatbush Zombies. Everyone from Complex to The Fader to Lana Del Rey has something to say.


Big up Flatbush Zombies and Eric Arc Elliot! 

Segueing back...

Saturday, September 24 

Preconstrvct preparty event before Reconstrvct
DJ set from Neil Nice

Reconstrvct is bi-monthly bass music event in Brooklyn, instituted by some very passionate bassheads for the purpose of keeping the scene alive after Dub War NYC ("the first dubstep party in America") came to an end.


The Reconstrvct resurrection proved to be destined for greatness as people started pouring in early on the evening of September 24, in time to catch our Preconstrvct event held from 7:00-9:00pm in the basement of The Morgan. DJ Neil Nice of Turntable Lab NY was kind enough to come through and drop some foundational dub tunes, a proper intro for the ears and mind before a dubstep show! 

Neil Nice & bredren
Peeps that came out for Reonstrvct and Preconstrvct got a true treat, as there was also a massive collection of art shipped straight from the UK, all correlating with the roots of the bass music and dubstep scene.

This installation was titled "Sub Culture: Visions of Sound" and was displayed in the basement and upstairs art space along with Infamous JeanClaude's work.



portrait by Tunnidge

ashes57 and Zeke Clough

Joe Nice taking breather with the Infamous  JeanClaude pieces

Music from Joe Nice, Bun Zer0, Tunnidge, True Nature, and others lasted 'til the early morning. This event was a living experiment/showcase of the past, present, and future of music x art.

Joe Nice back in action



Thursday, September 29

 Cloud 9 closing party
Live set from Cloud Beats

For the last day of the Road To Sweden installation, we asked Cloud Beats to come in and play a live set with some instrumental creations. This made for a perfect environment to ease into, observe some art and chill out.

   
Cloud keeps on the low around Brooklyn, but he's letting himself be know in other ways. Tunes and videos drop steady on the web, while he twerks his record label, Machine Romantic and also plays in his band, Casiorossi. 


 
Spazecraft

 Spazecraft and crew came through after an afternoon of painting their rooftop across the way in Bushwick. Good looking out from Soh Nup Ink!

Earlier that day


WOW. Quite a recap and quite a week we had up in Brooklyn last Fall. Pretty amazing how this helped build up to the "Soulful Madness" show in Sweden! Without all the folks who contributed in some way, whether in presence or creativity, this wouldn't have been possible. Thank you.

Gratitude Shoutout to:
Bassfaced, Reconstrvct, TheLoveInUs, Flatbush Zombies, Obey City, Flash Frequency, Illustrate, Cloud, Kaya, Bailey Carr, Neil Nice, The Morgan, Spazecraft, Joe Nice, Bad Pedestrian and Elm and Oak.

Soulful Madness Photos

Soulful Madness opened with a record-breaking crowd this weekend in Uppsala. This traditional Swedish town has never seen a contemporary art show quite like this before, and people are really digging it. 

This was also the first time for Galleri Diana to have a live DJ at an opening, so the vibe was extra lively as people flowed in, drinks poured out, and pieces were bought up! 

Infamous JeanClaude received a warm welcome for his first international show, and Amara Por Dios proved to be a local favorite. Both artists exhibited pieces showing growth into their unique, yet complimentary styles of illustration and painting. 

The show remains on display at Galleri Diana until December 17. Congrats Amara and G! 



















More pix on Facebooger

Coming soon: Lifted Lab Podcast: Volume 1 with interviews from both artists.

Keep on keepin' up!

SOULFUL MADNESS: SWEDEN THIS SATURDAY




 We are very excited to be supporting Infamous JeanClaude for his first international art show, taking place in Uppsala, Sweden this Saturday. Since beginning our relationship with Infamous JeanClaude, he has excelled from recent SCAD graduate to a well-traveled, prolific up-and-comer whose skills encompass illustration, fine art, graphic design, typography, and more. 

The "Soulful Maddness" show is a collaboration between Charlotte-based Infamous JeanClaude and emerging Swedish illustrator and painter, Amara Por Dios. The two artists connected through Twitter earlier this year and have been exchanging ideas for this exhibit since.


Together, their vibrant, urban-inspired pieces will create a bold, yet warm environment full of playful symbolism and characters that reflect our generation's perspective. This will be the first collaboration and meeting between the two artists.


Step inside as worlds collide.



"Soulful Madness"
 New Work from Infamous JeanClaude and Amara Por Dios
 December 3 - December 17, 2011 
 Galleri Diana  
Sysslomansgatan 9  
75311 Uppsala, Sweden 

Opening Reception with Artists:  
December 3, 2011 from 2:00 - 8:00 pm 
Live DJ and Refreshments

Artist Links:

Asheville Collaboration: Saturday


Manifest Collective is group of healing arts practitioners whom are reaching out to the Appalachian community through events that offer yoga, meditation workshops, massage therapy, live music, and more. Their goal of spreading a holistic awareness also includes showcasing art that expresses a sense of consciousness.  They have looked to Lifted Lab as their inspiration for accompanying installations at their events.

The latest event being hosted by Manifest Collective is titled “Hypno Yoga” and takes place this Saturday in Asheville, NC. Beginning at 9:00pm, there will be a yoga and meditation workshop focusing on connecting with the inner Self.  Lifted Lab will be featured in an installation of soulful art pieces to help participants visually identify various levels of awareness.

The installation will include paintings and prints from BIGFOOT, INFAMOUS JEANCLAUDE, ZACH WIDGREN, BERK VISUAL, GRIFTER, Dalek, Sam Flores, Free Gums, TSL, Katy Smith, Andy Reed, and Stan Lee.

For the rest of the evening, there will be a show featuring local musicians Aligning Minds, Perileyes, Futexture, and This Is Art. 


We are very pleased to add that Mamma Chia will be sponsoring Lifted Lab again, and will be supplying their tasty organic chia seed beverages for FREE. Big thank you and lots of respect out to this company! 

"Hypno Yoga"
Saturday, November 5, 2011
8:00pm - 3:00am 
The Garage at Biltmore

Infamous JeanClaude Kickstarter Success



For the past few months, INFAMOUS JEANCLAUDE has been raising awareness about his Kickstarter fundraiser for Sweden. His collaboration show with Amara Por Dios, "Soulful Madness," opens in December, and JeanClaude set a $3,000 funding goal to ensure he could ship his art and fly over for the installation and showing.  This goal was still short on the final day, but through a few of big-hearted patrons, the final goal was reached and even surpassed by the end.

We want to say thank you to those who donated and spread the word. This show is going to be massive and there is no doubt that Infamous JeanClaude should be there in the flesh. Watch both artists as they prepare themselves and their works for this show via the Soulful Madness blog.




Brooklyn Closing Party!


Infamous JeanClaude "Fancy the Hate"

We have had a wonderful week-long exhibit so far in Brooklyn. We've got to thank THELOVEINUS for kicking it off nicely at the opening party last Thursday.

Flatbush Zombies performing at the 9/22 opening party

Saturday night was out of control with the RECONSTRVCT event- massive turn out and really lively party. The "Sub Culture: Visions of Sound" exhibition was a sensation with no exaggeration. This installation turned out to be quite large, taking up the entire top floor, and part of the basement, and was keeping eyes entertained all night long.

Getting organized


One of many dope photos from Ashes57

After Thursday, these pieces will be taken down, along with the "Infamous JeanClaude: Road to Sweden" show. Please make sure to email us or leave a message at the venue if want to purchase a piece, and if you've already paid, please contact us before next weekend to pick up your new art! 
So, we've got one final event for y'all.
This Thursday from 7:00-9:00pm, Cloud Instrumentals will be in the space performing a live set to celebrate the art and support Infamous JeanClaude, whom he has collaborated with him on a few albums covers.

Sluts & Saints, Cloud (2009)

Please come out and support Lifted Lab + Infamous JeanClaude! This will be the last chance to see the art before we take it back down South. Much love, Brooklyn!

  
Cloud 9 Closing Party
The Morgan
25 Bogart Street, Brooklyn
Thursday, September 29
7:00 - 9:00pm 
FREE (donations deeply appreciated) 
Facebook event pag

Sweden Fundaiser Series



If you missed the news, WE'RE GOING TO SWEDEN this December! We couldn't be more excited for Infamous JeanClaude and Lifted Lab's first international show, and we have put together a week-long art exhibition that is paired a line-up of dope music and art events in order to raise funds for our shipping and travel expenses. They will be taking place in Brooklyn starting this Thursday:


Thursday, September 24

"Manifestation's Destination" opening party with TheLoveInUs
TheLoveInUs is a Brooklyn-based music and art collective of which Infamous JeanClaude is creative director for. Live performances from Flatbush Zombies (with Erick Arc Elliot), Illustrate, and Obey City. 

7:00pm - 10:00pm
The Morgan 25 Bogart Street Brooklyn, NY 11206
Free/Donations Welcome


Saturday, September 29

"PRECONSTRVCT" dub party with DJ Neil Nice. 
Neil Nice is a reggae head, local legend, and associate of Turntable Lab, Deadly Dragon Soundsystem, and Leditmix. Rumored VERY special guest appearance- Do not miss this! 

8:00pm - 10:00pm
The Morgan 25 Bogart Street Brooklyn, NY 11206
$10 entry, includes Reconstrvct ticket


Our event is a pre-party for RECONSTRVCT, a bi-monthly bass music event in Brooklyn. They've got a nasty lineup that starts right after 10:00pm and will going all night. Prepare to be Bassfaced. 


Thursday, September 30

"Cloud 9" Closing party with Cloud Beats
Cloud Beats...the beat beast! This dude can kill it, and we are excited to see him do it live.  Infamous JeanClaude has designed four of his recent album covers. Join us for a chill final showing of "The Road To Sweden" art exhibition. 

7:00pm - 9:00pm
The Morgan 25 Bogart Street Brooklyn, NY 11206
Free/Donations Welcome



 And finally...we will be having our official after-party in Manhattan at Le Poisson Rouge with Ital Tek,Braille, Dave Q, and Knomad. 

LPR
158 Bleeker Street NY, NY 11221
FREE


Come check us out on The Road To Sweden! Thanks, fam!

Infamous JeanClaude: Road To Sweden

 
One of the biggest announcements of 2011 came to us recently: INFAMOUS JEANCLAUDE will be showing in his first international gallery this December. Galleri Diana in Upsalla, Sweden will be hosting the "Soulful Madness" exhibit as their final show in 2011, which will be a collaboration between German artist, Amara Por Dios, and Infamous JeanClaude.



Amara Por Dios is a PYT BAMF. Her colorful characters and aerosol Aztec-esque creations will be well-suited counterparts to Infamous JeanClaude's urban illustrative symbolism. We anticipate the "Soulful Madness" show to be full of fun, high energy pieces. Future fresh and positively funky, y'all. Amara, we can't wait to meet you, mama! Keep crushing. Check her blog to see recent pictures from Art In The Streets, an International graffiti and street art festival held in Stockholm.

 


To raise funds for travel expenses and art work shipping costs, Infamous JeanClaude has opened a Kickstarter page where supporters can contribute donations that go directly to helping this art show come together. Until October 22, the page will remain up with intentions of raising the $3,000 goal mark. The Kickstarter website only donates the funds for the project if the goal amount is reached. So, please, help us reach our goal and spread the Lifted Lab movement overseas.





Please stay tuned in for more details to be announced about our journey. Announcements for some "Road To Sweden" fund raising events happening in New York City and the Southeast will be made this week. 

"Soulful Madness" 
December 3 - 17, 2011 
Galleri Diana 
Sysslomansgatan 9 75311 Uppsala, Sweden

Pay Attention: Your Weekend Agenda!

Hey Southeastern folks and friends, there are some cool events going on that you should make a priority this Friday and Saturday.

FRIDAY - August 19, 2011


Lifted Lab will be hosting a pop-up gallery shop inside of the CiderHouse in Knoxville, TN during the DNAEBEATS show. We will have a booth with art work, prints, tee shirts, jewelry, and more.

Artists contributing to the gallery shop:
INFAMOUS JEANCLAUDE
Lime
Daniel Maw with Jarred Elrod (Drugtown)
WTSNdesign
unityMetal

CiderHouse
112 Ramsey Street Knoxville, TN 37921
August 19, 2011 from 9:00 PM - 3:00 AM




In Charlotte, NC at Black Sheep, INFAMOUS JEANCLAUDE will be debuting new works at the much anticipated "Two Eyes, Two Minds" solo show. Please peep our previous blog about this show to get more info.

"Two Eyes, Two Minds"
Opening: Friday, August 19, 2011 at 7:00 PM
1504 Camden Road, Suite 200 Charlotte, NC


SATURDAY, August 20th:

Fireproof Gallery in Knoxville, TN will be opening its third showing of "Black and White" with a warehouse-style dance party from musical guests TEAMS, Fine Peduncle, Persona La Ave, Walsh, and DOLPHYNRYDYR. Lifted Lab artist, ZACH WIDGREN has been working non-stop on this space, adding to and altering it each week. Check out pix from the previous show, and you'll see why you need to come by this weekend.

"D^NCE P^RTY"
Saturday, August 20th from 10:00 PM - LATE
Fireproof Gallery
201 Randolph Street
Knoxville, TN 37917



HAPPY WEEKEND, Y'ALL! See ya around town...

TWO EYES//TWO MINDS

We are very excited to announce the latest show from Infamous JeanClaude will be opening this Friday, August 19, at Black Sheep in Charlotte, NC. The artist explains the title for this show, "Two Eyes, Two Minds:"
"My works in "Two Eyes ,Two Minds" deal with the relationship between man and consciousness. My aim with this series is to forward and develop my ideas visually on observation, self building (self investing) and manifesting goals."


Since the conception and development of Lifted Lab, Infamous JeanClaude has shown a growing interest and awareness of Consciousness.  His earlier works reflect his observations of how others' motivations, insecurities, adoration, and so forth are communicated through emotion. As he continues to develop his artistic style and study of the mind, we've started to see more introspection. Over the past two years, Infamous JeanClaude has witnessed his pursuit of understanding and creative dedication manifest an abundance of intended opportunity, which continues to unfold each day.

Definitely make some time to drop in Black Sheep and explore the latest works from Infamous JeanClaude. He will be present for the opening night, and the art will remain up through September. 


"Two Eyes, Two Minds"
Opening: Friday, August 19, 2011 at 7:00 PM
1504 Camden Road, Suite 200 Charlotte, NC