NYU Kimmel Galleries In Collaboration With 3rd Culture Creative Hosts 'Art Street 13 Windows 1 Wall,' On Display Through August 31By Vinay Patel, UniversityHerald Reporter
New York University's Kimmel Galleries in collaboration with 3rd Culture Creative proudly presented 'Art Street 13 Windows 1 Wall.' Opened on June 10, the work is slated to remain on display through August 31, 2016. The exhibition is open to the public and is free.
Art Street 13 Windows 1 Wall presents an optical conversation by establishing a dialogue between several globally acclaimed artists known for influencing the street art movement.
The artists were challenged this time by curators Mar Kayle, Izzy Church, and Pamela Jean Tinnen to come up with new work for the exhibition held at the Kimmel Vitrines, situated along Laguardia and West 3rd Street, Public Now reported.
Curator Pamela Jean Tinnen noted that they opted to present the selections as one wall. The curators will interchange artworks in and out of the Windows, most of the times without an announcement. The idea behind doing so is add an element of surprise, excitement and anticipation to the temporality and inspiration of the street art.
The exhibition kicked off on June 10, 2016 with an exclusive one-night event from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. in Kimmel Center's room 914, featuring works by:
Cosbe and Sharp, NET, Gazoo, Rob Plater, Balu, ELLE, Harif Guzman, Joe Iurato, Jenna Morello, Reme821, Phetus, Selector Marx and Rich Simmons.
Kimmel Windows is scheduled to feature an array of works by Martian Code and Skewville, Joe Iurato, B.D. White, Gilf, Federico Massa a.k.a. Iena Cruz, Indie 184, Cope2, Art is Tra$h, ENX, Cost, Raquel Echanique, Jonathan "Meres" Cohen, Fumero, Lady Pink, ASVP, Ron English, John Fekner and Richard Hambleton, according to a post on New York University official website.
Honoring the culture of public art and putting the work behind a glass wall encourages exquisite analysis of the monetary value of artwork thinking about successful street artists who grabbed massive amount of attention, Tinnen noted.
Using several channels of artistic production characteristic of the street art movement, Art Street 13 Windows 1 Wall records the slight difference and complications of the street art movement.
The exhibition encompasses site-specific installations, mixed-media sculpture, woodcut, spray paint, acrylic on canvas, stencil art, oil, wheat paste and works on paper. Artists blend innovative and traditional methods, while concepts range from the playful to the political in giving special attention to the anti-establishment atmosphere usually seen in street art.
Art Street 13 Windows 1 Wall spawns communications that spread out beyond the work itself, the freedom to artistic expression, explanation of 'high' and 'low' culture, access and ownership, gentrification and cultural rearrangement and questions about the commodification of anti-establishment art.