Propaganda is a Good Thing: Shepard Fairey Returns to the Outhouse

Cabin №56 Gallery Summer Solstice Guest Artist

Sunday June 25 | Click Here to RSVP

“Propaganda has a negative connotation, which it partially deserves, but I think there is some propaganda that is very positive. I feel that if you can do something that gets people’s attention, then maybe they’ll go and find out more.” — Shepard Fairey

Thanks to remarkable luck and great friends, I was somehow able to get famed artist Shepard Fairey to let me hang one of his works in my cabin outhouse as part of the very-first Cabin №56 Gallery show in March, celebrating the Spring Equinox. If you’re interested in how it happened, you can read the full story here.

I’m totally psyched to announce that his generosity continues and we’ll be hanging another Shepard Fairey original in the same spot as part of our Summer Solstice Fundraiser this coming Sunday, June 25 (and my deepest thanks to Dan and Theresa at the studio for helping us out again).

The Outhouse Gallery

You won’t know what the new piece is unless you hike out on a sunny June Sunday, under the canopy of the wilderness, cross two creeks, one bridge and end up in the East Fork for our pop-up art gallery with live-music, craft cocktails, seasonal home-cooked food and some fantastic art and artists. All proceeds benefit the Big Santa Anita Canyon Permittees Association, established in 1928 to protect these historic structures and the wilderness around them.

I’ll let Shepard give you a hint about the piece and I hope to see you this weekend.

“It’s part of the art I’m working on for my upcoming Power & Glory show at The Halsey in Charleston S.C. I’m honored to be showing there concurrently with Jasper Johns. My show explores the various notions of American power and glory in terms of industry, authority, energy, the environment, politics, vice, and virtue.”

Shepard Fairey is an American contemporary street artist, graphic designer, activist, illustrator and founder of OBEY Clothing who emerged from the skateboarding scene. The Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston calls him one of today’s best known and most influential street artists. His work is included in the collections at The Smithsonian, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C., the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond, and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.