Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Attack The Block - Street Art in America

Attack the Block
Street Art in America
Needless to say, I am very excited to be taking part in this group show in NYC next month.  Showing work alongside some of those that were an inspiration for me to start painting in the first place is a pretty amazing thing.  Definitely feeling the pressure as I prepare 3 new pieces to be shipped off to NYC.

The following is the info from the press release:

EXHIBITION DATES: September 18 – October 10, 2015
OPENING RECEPTION: Thursday, September 17, 6 - 9pm.
LOCATION: One Art Space, 23 Warren St, New York, NY 10007
CO-CURATED BY: Damien A Roman, Tim Conlon & Alex Emmart

(New York, NY, August 1, 2015) - Damien A Roman Fine Art and One Art Space are pleased to present Attack the Block, a concise survey of contemporary street art in America, September 18 through October 10, 2015. This exhibition opens with a public reception for the artists Thursday, September 17, 6 - 9pm.

Co-curated by Damien A Roman, Tim Conlon and Alex Emmart, Attack the Block features work by 25 street artists whose art is intricately linked to their urban environment. This diverse exhibition includes many subgenres within street art such as Pop Surrealism, Geometric Abstraction, Figural, Socio-political and classic graffiti.

All over America, in every city, artists are currently changing the landscape. Armed with wheat-paste, brushes, stencils, spray enamel and other tools of their trade, these devoted ambassadors of art prowl the streets looking to utilize the urban landscape as their canvas. Whether the artists' impetus is to beautify urban blight or instigate a dialog within the community, there is no ignoring the creative mark that these artists are making and the international art world has taken notice.

The co-curators of Attack the Block have teamed up with One Art Space to bring the best street artists from around the country, and the world, to the definitive center of the street art universe, New York City. Artists participating in Attack the Block range from future stars to established forces within the global art community. Many have had their work exhibited in numerous important museums and galleries including the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, the Museum of Modern Art, NY, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Brooklyn Museum, Deitch Projects and the Corcoran Gallery of Art just to name a few. Profiles of these artists and their work have appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Art News, Juxtapoz, the New York Daily News, the Observer, High Fructose and many more relevant publications.

2:12 GILF Chris RWK
Above Joe Iurato Matt Siren
Bast JPO Skewville
Eddie Colla Jurne Billy Mode
Tim Conlon Anthony Lister Swoon
Cycle Mr PRVRT URNewYork
Elle Leon Reid Dan Witz
Ron English Retna Yok & Sheryo
Shepard Fairey Rubin 415

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