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WELCOME TO THE 2nd ISSUE Hello, and thank you for opening Inprogress magazine 2nd issue. We are Orlando, FL new underground art scene headquarters. The magazine you are now reading is dedicated to the local artists of Florida (Orlando, Miami, Tampa, Jacksonville, and all the cities in between). If you are an artist or creative soul and want to reach out to other artists, clients, or get more exposure then come join us because we are behind you like the paint on your canvas, 100% With a varnish seal to finish. We reject no ones art, but will offer words of wisdom when needed. OK so were back one more time for another release, sorry to keep you waiting. This is my first time putting a publication like this together, never really learn till you do it your self and I still have a lot learning to do. I have a lot of people helping me and supporting us. Well the last two months I have traveled to Tampa and Miami and have met some great new people, new artists and new shops that I want to tell you about. For this issue you will get some insight on the local pioneer to my inspiration behind this publication, Decoy who runs Take down magazine, and our new favorite artists Socky Chop. We have some great photos from Orlando’s own Dolla Lama “Still Payn’ Dues Show” and Redefine

Gallery last final show “Sorry you missed us”. Now don’t worry were not only going to be writing about Orlando’s art scene but I’m still inprogress to collecting more information beyond Orlando.

CHIEF EDITOR/DESIGNER Chris Rodriguez

CO-EDITOR

Christina Rios

PHOTOGRAPH Steve Parker

CONTRIBUTORS

Socky CHop Pete Flores/Redefine BOLD HYPE The Culture Mart Friends & Family MOM The Streets Paint ADOBE INDESIGN CS4

MORE INFO CONTACT

Chris Rodriguez inprogressmagazine@gmail.com Tobardesign@gmail.com Inprogress magazine is created, edited, and published by Chris Rodriguez in Winter Park, FL. If you have any questions about Inprogress magazine or artists included please contact me at INPROGRESSMAGAZINE@gmail.com. Unauthorized reproduction of any inprogress content is strictly prohibited. All images and content contained in inprogress are intellectual property of the individual contributors to inprogress. All copyrights and moral rights to the work therein are strictly retained by the individual contributors. ©2009


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Anita Nick Boyd Krystine Lopez Thomas Thorspeck Rex Thomas DECOY Socky Chop

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Dolla Lama “Still Pay’n Dues” Redefine Gallery “Sorry you missed us”

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FACTORY 29 S Orange Avenue 6pm-9pm

ART WORK FROM Tr3, Swamburger, G lemus, Palin Perez Jackson, Jacob Cordell, Julio Sanchez, Socky Chop, Decoy, Neo soe, Peter Van Flores III, Anita, Peterson, Tobar + More OPEN TUES-SAT 11A-6P


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ANITA I want my art to speak when I am unable too. I want to inspire you to create in yourself the power to be free from restrictions. Art has no boundaries and neither do we.If my art was a paragraph I would want the finall sentence to read� and there was Hope www.myspace.com/agape7art


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NICK BOYD Ah chocolate teddy bears and mischievous mustaches. Give me two chicken nuggets and I’ll start a fire, because with chicken nuggets, I can do anything. Wait, I think I meant to say, with creativity I can do www.stickiedesign.com

anything. What I am really trying to say is, I am a designer who loves art. Without art, design would really lack in the aesthetics department.


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KRYSTINE LOPEZ I found that most of the deep sea fish we recognize are the female of the species. So I treated them like any modern woman. Look closely and you’ll notice the rouge of their cheeks, the stain on their lips, and the shadow above their (eyelashed) eyes. My focus as an artist is to question, challenge, or change the www.flickr.com/kwaleska

identity of each subject. I made my female subjects feminine through something as completely subjective as modern views of beauty, and I know I was successful. Not a single person has called the series ugly, and all because of these subtle changes to the outward appearance.


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Thomas Thorspecken I started this Blog January 1st of 2009. The goal is to post a sketch a day documenting Orlando culture. This is my way to finally put down roots, to become part of a community one sketch at a time. www.thorspecken.blogspot.com


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REX THOMAS The physical world, our built environment, must now compete for our attention with the virtual environment. Cell phones, televisions, computers, video games, and the rest of our western scientific technology calls into question the validity of our urban consciousness, and as we react to these forces, we adjust our Email: rexrthomas@gmail.com

position with respect to our streets, our buildings, and our environments.


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QUESTIONS WHERE ARE YOU FROM?

“Hi, I’m Chucky, wanna play?” 1988 Chucky

WHERE DOES THE NAME DECOY COME FROM?

“You start to play it and it’s like somebody’s nightmare. And then this woman comes on, smiling at you, right? Seeing you through the screen. Then when it’s over, your phone rings, someone knows you watched the tape and what they say is, “You will die in seven days.” 2002 - The Ring

WHAT IS YOUR TYPE OF STYLE? “I have such sights to show you!” 1987 - Hellraiser

WHAT IS YOUR OPINION ON SHOWING ART IN GALLERIES TO SHOWCASE?

“He’s a liar. The demon is a liar. He will lie to confuse us. But, he will also mix lies with the truth to attack us. The attack is psychological, Damien, and powerful. So don’t listen. Remember that, do not listen.” 1973 - The Exorcist

WHAT IS YOUR PROCESS TO CREATING YOUR WORK? “1 - 2 - Freddy’s coming for you, 3 - 4 - Better lock your door, 5 - 6 - Grab your crucifix, 7 - 8 - Better stay up late, 9 - 10 - Never sleep again...” 1984 - A Nightmare on Elm Street

IF YOU WERE NOT AN ARTIST/DESIGNER, WHAT WOULD YOU BE DOING RIGHT NOW? “You’re going to need a bigger boat.” 1975 – Jaws

WHAT WORD OF ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE UP AND COMING ARTISTS? “They’re all going to laugh at you!” 1976 - Carrie

WHAT HAS BEEN YOUR FAVORITE PROJECT TO DATE?

“She lives beyond the grace of God, a wanderer in the Outer Darkness. She

is Vam-Pyre, Nosferatu. These creatures do not die like a bee after the sting. Instead, they grow strong and become immortal once infected by another Nosferatu. It is not one creature we are fighting, but legions, who go on living age after age.” 1992 - Bram Stoker’s Dracula

WHY DO YOU USE HORROR AS YOUR SUBJECT IN YOUR ART? “We all go a little mad sometimes.” 1960 - Psycho

WHAT ARTISTS WOULD YOU LIKE TO PAINT WITH THAT YOU HAVE NOT WORKED WITH YET? “They’re Heee-re.” 1982 - Poltergeist

YOU HAVE BEEN PROMOTING YOUR ART AND TAKEDOWN FOR A FEW YEARS NOW, WHAT GOT YOU INTO CREATING THE PUBLICATION TAKEDOWN MAG? “They’re us. We’re them and they’re us.” 1990 - Night of the Living Dead

TAKEDOWN MAG WAS VERY CREATIVE WITH THE ISSUES IN 3D. WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO TAKE EACH ISSUE TO NEW LEVELS?

“When there’s no more room in Hell, the dead will walk the Earth.” 1978 – Dawn of the Dead

YOU’RE A BUSY MAN AND ARE ALWAYS WORKING ON PROJECTS, HOW DO YOU MANAGE YOUR ART, LIFE AND JOB ALL AT THE SAME TIME? “Oh Yes, there will be blood!” 2005 – Saw II

TELL SOMEONE YOU DON’T KNOW SOMETHING THEY WON’T EXPECT OF YOU?

“I’ve seen enough horror movies to know that any weirdo wearing a mask is never friendly.” 1986 – Friday the 13th Part VI

WHAT ARE YOUR PLANS FOR THE FUTURE?

“I don’t want to get you drunk, but, ah, that’s a very fine Chardonnay you’re not drinking.”

2000 – American Psycho

HOW DO WE GET IN CONTACT WITH TO PURCHASE YOUR WORK? 976-EVIL Info@Takedownmag.com Takedownmag.com


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QUESTIONS WHERE DID THE NAME SOCKY CHOP COME FROM?

The term chop socky that describes a chop and a punch, but flipped.

WHO ARE YOU AND WHERE YOU FROM?

The zig zag man and I’m from Brooklyn N.Y..

WHAT WOULD YOU NAME YOUR STYLE OF WORK? Produced after World War II.

WHAT MADE YOU DECIDE TO CREATE ART? My experience in Vietnam.

WHAT IS YOUR PROCESS TO WORKING ON A PIECE?

Sketch a thought, paint subconsciously, instinct ,desire and thought.

INSPIRATION AND MOTIVATION?

My personal world is my inspiration ,possible satisfaction is motivation.

IF YOU WERE NOT AN ARTISTS DESIGNER, WHAT YOU BE DOING RIGHT NOW?

Training dogs, grooming dogs or bar-tending.

WHAT WORD OF ADVICE YOU GIVE UPCOMING ARTISTS? Never pay full price for late pizza.

WHAT HAS BEEN YOUR FAVORITE PROJECT TO DATE?

Its like a favorite movie or song or a bunch of children I cant just favor one.

WHAT IS THE MEANING HORROR CHARACTERS IN YOUR PIECES, WHERE DOES THE INSPIRATION COME FROM?

Paying homage to characters that intrigue me and love and wanting to share that.

WHY DO YOU USE WOMEN WITH SKULLS FACES, PRIMARILY IN YOUR PIECES?

Its a subconscious choice I made, I prefer it to be deciphered by an outsider, someone who knows what dreams mean.

WHAT ARTISTS WOULD YOU LIKE TO WORK WITH THAT YOU HAVE NOT WORKED WITH YET. fergie.

WHAT’S IN YOUR FUTURE? I’m glad I don’t really know.

HOW DO WE GET IN CONTACT WITH TO PURCHASE YOUR WORK? sockychop@gmail.com www.sockychop.com


LOCAL GRAFFITI ARTISTS HAS ONCE AGAIN SURPRISED THE MASSES, AND HAS GIVING HIS FIRST SOLO SHOW IN HIS HOME TOWN ORLANDO, FL AT THE BOLD HYPE GALLERY. DOLLA HAS DONE THE STREET SCENE FOR YEARS WAITING FOR LATE HOURS IN THE NIGHT TO PASTE UP A CHARACTER THAT STOPS YOU IN YOUR TRACKS AND FINALLY HE SHOWS OFF HIS SKILLS AND CHARACTERS ALL IN FULL .

FOR MORE ABOUT THE SHOW BOLDHYPE.NET

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PHOTOAGRAPHY BY: STEVE PARKER


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ANNIVERSARY PHOTOAGRAPHY BY: STEVE PARKER

On May 8th, 2009 at Redefine Gallery and Boutique located at 213 N. Magnolia, Redefine celebrated the one year anniversary of being one of Orlando’s coolest art shoppes. Celebrating creatively they re-painted the inside walls of the gallery with murals done by Socky Chop, Decoy, and Neo Soe. “Sorry U Missed Us” was a testament that in an Urban Art market a Gallery like ours could be here one day and gone the next due to selective supporting in a scarce market. We knew that the community wants and needs a spot like Redefine but not sure if Orlando in general and the economy is ready for one. “Sorry U Missed Us” was true to it’s word, if you didn’t make it to one of our best shows ever then unfortunately you missed what Redefine was all about. That was the 1 year Anniversary Party and the official last day open at Redefine. We as a clothing line will continue to build and hope that Bold Hype can survive and will take true Urban Art down the road we tried to start for Orlando, and also hope Reign continues to bring Orlando real Urban Culture through apparel.

Our people need to realize that what we do is a luxury and done to preserve our Culture in an area where our Culture is not even supposed to exist, therefore we should have held the spots like Post Renaissance, Culture Kings, Hip Kat, Sink or Swim, Red Hook Gallery, House Of Tees, Store101, etc on a pedestal. If we as a community want Florida as a whole to have places that support our Culture, Style, Taste, etc then we as a community really need to step up and support local shops and art. If we continue to just be “cool” with our Independent Cultural Suppliers rather than be “Supporters/Customers” then soon enough local to us will just mean Urban Outfitters and Journeys. Words from the owner of REDEFINE GALLERY Peter Van Flores III

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