Wild Portrait: JEKSONE is #JEKS done! Golden lobster mural #GloucesterMA #ActionInc #NorthShoreCDC

www.jeksone.com

@JEKS-NC

Congratulations to the artist and Action Inc and all involved!

photos (right click for captions; pinch and zoom or select “full size” to enlarge): c. ryan 6/9/2021

  1. Signed [JEKS golden lobster mural, aka Brian Lewis. Muralist and street artist. Spray paint. Commission for Action Inc. Main Street, Gloucester, MA., 20210609, photograph © c ryan]
  2. Garnish [JEKS golden lobster mural, aka Brian Lewis. Muralist and street artist. Spray paint. Commission for Action Inc. Main Street, Gloucester, MA., 20210609, photograph © c ryan]
  3. [JEKS golden lobster mural, aka Brian Lewis. Muralist and street artist. Spray paint. Commission for Action Inc. Main Street, Gloucester, MA., 20210609, photograph © c ryan]
  4. Raking light makes visible finishing shield top coat. Aims to protect fading from UV damage and stymie vandalism. Golden lobster by American artist JEKS, June 2021. Photo ©c ryan
  5. Green Reef (up and over view- from Rogers St., by Gorton’s) [JEKS golden lobster mural, aka Brian Lewis. Muralist and street artist. Spray paint. Commission for Action Inc. Main Street, Gloucester, MA., 20210609, photograph © c ryan]

Gloucester Mural Map |

Nearing the finish line – @JEKS-NC spray paint lobster mural on Main Street #GloucesterMA #ActionInc #NorthShoreCDC #PuntoUrbanArtMuseum

www.jeksone.com

@JEKS-NC

@Urban.Art.Museum (Punto Urban Art Museum insta)

JEKS Mural commissioned for Harbor Village apartment building, 2021, NorthShoreCDC development, founder Punto Urban Art Museum.

Views four days on – from Rose Baker (forgot this one in this morning’s post)

Gloucester Mural Map |

#JEKS gilded lobster Main Street spray paint mural #GloucesterMA

JEKS Mural commissioned for Harbor Village apartment building, 2021

Views four days on – from Main, Rogers, and Chestnut Streets; Walgreens lot; Rose Baker and Gorton’s; with City Hall Tower and industry.

Gloucester Mural Map |

JEKS golden lobster mural – view from Gorton’s Rogers St. #GloucesterMA #GloucesterMurals

Artist Brian Lewis, aka JEKS, gold lobster mural for Harbor Village, work in progress as of 6/6/2021.

Views from Gorton’s, Rogers St. and Main.

Gloucester Mural Map | Gloucester public art

One day in – new Jeks One (lobster?) mural on Harbor Village apartment building #GloucesterMA

This morning feeling an intricate hyperrealist & abstract nocturne, sort of mutant sci-fi, toxic-regal, lobster-crustacean-hybrid clone, with a hint of greed. A bit Alexis Rockman vibe. You?

Look up when you’re downtown!

photos of new JEKS mural in progress- views from Rogers St, up from Main and Chestnut: C. Ryan

Gloucester murals | public art

Alexis Rockman at PEM

If you missed the Alexis Rockman: Shipwrecks exhibition at PEM (on view just a month), there’s another chance at Guild Hall June 12 – July 26

installation views/details Alexis Rockman Shipwrecks at PEM May 2021: C. Ryan

Public Art opportunity: YOUR future murals HERE! Open call for artists May 2021 deadline #GloucesterMA

photo caption: future site (43′ x 63′) for new temporary mural commission Elm St., Gloucester

About the art call.

Calling all Gloucester, Cape Ann, North Shore and New England area artists! One monumental exterior wall and two interior sites are available for commission submission in downtown Gloucester on the new apartment building, Harbor Village. The exterior mural $5500 (fee & materials. Lift will be supplied.) Two mural opportunities (10 x 10; 10 x 15) inside are $2000 each (fee & materials).

Request for proposals Here

“North Shore Community Development Coalition (NSCDC) and Action Inc. have partnered together to bring new art into downtown Gloucester through the Punto Urban Art Museum (PUAM)…The goal for this call is to provide opportunities for local/regional artists to bring life and color into downtown of Gloucester. Selected Artists/teams will be a part of efforts in celebrating the 400th anniversary of Gloucester!”

application here.

Submission Deadline Sunday May 2, 2021- midnight; project completion target end of summer 2021.

About Harbor Village

Harbor Village: a new mixed income apartment building developed by Action Inc. and North Shore Community Development Coalition on 206 Main Street at Elm (formerly Cameron’s) now under construction.

Harbor Village website HERE.

BEFORE VIEW- One future mural commission will go here!

Not here

Exterior mural could be visible from the next blocks: oblique angle view back to mural wall on Elm Street from Pleasant Street (between Cape Ann Museum and Jane Deering Gallery)

and strip at top visible from Chestnut

Action, Inc.’s support of the arts

Action, Inc. continues a tradition of supporting the arts with these new commissions. The organization has a history of collaboration with community arts partners, commissioning original public art for its buildings, and preserving any historic assets (buildings and art).

Gloucester Murals

Here is a selection of some of the exterior public art murals in Gloucester. Depending upon your device, double click or pinch and zoom to enlarge and/or right click to see the credit details. On mine there is an option to select “view full size”. Indoor murals include masterworks from Gloucester’s public art collection (for example see its major WPA-era New Deal murals).

Artist experience runs the gamut: outsider and novice artists; community collaborations (with established artists helping youth); and solo endeavors (from trained professionals whether emerging or midcareer, established and revered).

corner diner

Nowadays Supreme Roast Beef

1930s | 2012 | 2021

photo credit: Catherine Ryan

Potential walls in Gloucester abound. At the back of Cape Ann Museum on Elm Street across from the new Harbor Village. One day O’Maley (see prior post here)

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