"From the Streets of Brooklyn" Group Show in LA from NYJuxtapoz // Wednesday, 07 Jan 2009
We’re so hyped on this show. From The Streets of Brooklyn is a wide survey of the many street and graffiti artists who call Brooklyn their home. Opening this Friday at Thinkspace, From The Streets of Brooklyn is a massive undertaking, curated by Andrew Michael Ford of Ad Hoc Art in Brooklyn (duh.)
From internationally renowned street artists such as Bast and Swoon to hardcore graf writers such as Kuma and Rate, this show features almost 50 artists (including AIKO, Dan Witz [work shown above] ELBOW-TOE, Gaia, Imminent Disaster, Josh MacPhee, Maya Hayuk, and more) from every walk of street art and graf art life. Wheat pastes, stencils, murals, installs and (of course) tags and piece ups are all recognized and included in this incredible examination of what is currently going on and staying up in the streets of Brooklyn, New York.
A photomontage by street art photographer Luna Park is included in the show as well as great installations in the gallery by Gaia with Rachel Lowing (front entry area) and Imminent Disaster (project room area). Also, be sure to check the area around the gallery for the incredible chalk shadows of Ellis G. dotting the sidewalks and enhancing the mundane city landscape, even if only until the next rain.
Take a preview look at some of the works that will grace Thinkspace Gallery in From The Streets of Brooklyn, opening this Friday January 9th:
“We’ve been huge admirers of the art scene in Brooklyn, from the streets to the underground galleries, for some time now. When it came time to put together our 2009 exhibition schedule we had the idea to bring a lil’ bit of Brooklyn to Los Angeles. A show of this magnitude has never been attempted and upon further talks, we thought it best to go to the source, and hit up the Ad Hoc Art crew to curate the definitive Brooklyn group show.”
-Andrew Hosner, co-owner/co-curator, Thinkspace
"We here at Ad Hoc Art have continued to be impressed with the quality of work being shown over the last few years at Thinkspace Gallery. The idea to bring Brooklyn artists to LA had been floating around in our heads for quite some time, but when Thinkspace showed interest in being the gallery to host such an event, we knew it was time to make it happen!"
-Andrew Michael Ford, director, Ad Hoc Art
From the Streets of Brooklyn will feature installations from:
• Gaia + Rachel Lowing (front entry installation area)
• Imminent Disaster (project room installation)
• Ellis G. (special street installation in surrounding area)
• Luna Park (special photo collage install)
Over 40 Brooklyn, NY based artists in the main gallery, including:
Abe Lincoln Jr. / Acne / AIKO (aka Aiko Nakagawa) / AnerA / Avoid Pi / avone / Bast / Bloke / c.damage / Celso / Chris Stain / Dan Witz / Dark Clouds / Dennis McNett / ELBOW-TOE / Ellis G. / ELC (aka Endless Love Crew) / Faro / Gaia / Graffiti Research Lab (G.R.L.) / Imminent Disaster / infinity / jm rizzi / Josh MacPhee / Juse One / Kuma / Matt Siren / Maya Hayuk / Michael DeFeo (aka The Flower Guy) / MOMO / Peru Ana Ana Peru / PMP (aka Peripheral Media Projects) / Rate / Robots Will Kill / Royce Bannon / Skewville / Slept / Sometimes / Sonet / Stikman / Swoon / Thundercut / UFO / Unplate
Sneak Peek of From the Streets of Brooklyn: www.flickr.com/photos/thinkspace/sets
Sneak Peek of From the Streets of Brooklyn presented by noted photographer Luna Park here: www.flickr.com/photos/lunapark/sets
From the Streets of Brooklyn will run January 9th – February 6th, 2009 with an opening reception Friday, January 9th from 7-11pm. Show details at www.thinkspacegallery.com