Join us for a release party as Small Mall featured artist DS Kinsel debuts his new photographic book of his street artwork titled “Totems, Shrines, & Sacrements | Street Sculptures by DS Kinsel.”
The book will be available for purchase at Small Mall during the event. Additionally, individual prints by DS Kinsel will be on display and available for purchase.
Work by other regional artists will be also be available for purchase in shop during the event.
DS will be DJing vinyl records throughout the event and refreshments will be provided by Full Pint Wild Side Tap Room.
More about DS Kinsel:
D.S. Kinsel is an artist, creative entrepreneur and arts administrator based in Pittsburgh, PA. He is the co-founder and co-operator of Boom Concepts, a community creative hub and studio space in Garfield. His forthcoming book, Totems, Shrines, & Sacrements | Street Sculptures by DS Kinsel, documents Kinsel’s street art practice of creating temporary unsanctioned sculptures/installations of public art in urban settings. His street installations/sculptures serve as a way for Kinsel to circumvent unjust graffiti laws and provide markers of cultural space keeping in communities. Kinsel’s practice of creating street installations using text, refuge materials, and found objects is influenced by hip-hops graffiti artists, Southern Junk Piles, and the tradition of native and indigenous people creating totem poles. Each of these practices presents visual storytelling in public space as a tool to welcome newcomers, communicate important information, and serve as cultural landmarks.