35 graffiti writers and street artists unite to reclaim the former Donnell Library as a repository of visual information on the growing world-wide phenomenon of street art. This exhibition presents an art historical timeline that is a part of New York City's unique legacy. The artistic contribution of these cultural catalysts and preservationists from the 70's to the new millennium addresses the ever-changing urban landscape and alternative modes of producing art in the streets.
GRASSROOTS OUTREACH UNDERESTIMATED, CAUSING RESCHEDULING OF OPENING RECEPTION
Thanks to the overwhelming support and response from the artists and press community, PANTHEON guests have outgrown the available room for the previously scheduled reception. The reception is being rescheduled and will be relocated to a venue that is to be announced.
SET IN THE CITY THAT DOESN'T SLEEP, PANTHEON IS ON VIEW 24 HOURS A DAY!!!
The exhibition features paintings, mixed media work and sculpture from 35 artists. The works include a reconstructed canvas of corporal representation by Adam VOID, an autobiographical allegory from the streets by Faro, a metaphorical self-portrait by Freedom, a Duchampian work done and framed with banal yet commercially contentious material by Jordan Seiler, a stenciling kit adorned with street philosophy by John Fekner and Don Leicht, an intricate cutout and mixed media sociopolitical assemblage by NohJColey, busts of heroes past, present, and future by John Ahearn and Rigoberto Torres, a site-specific installationin the same vein as Schwitters by Skewville, and a large-scale 3D representation of graffiti's tenets and flatness by the 907 crew.
PANTHEON is Co-Curated by Daniel Feral and Joyce Manalo along with Debra Anderson and Royce Bannon of the Advisory Committee and the collaboration of dedicated and talented individuals, most notably, Abe Lincoln, Jr., Francesco Alessandra, Kat Amchentseva, Maura Barry, Erik T. Burke, Jennifer Diamond, Valentin Farkasch, Karla Henrick, Johan Kritzinger, Luna Park, Dan Nguyen and Mariette Papic, and contributing photographer and writers Adam VOID, Jazzmine Beaulieu, Monica Campana, Jake Dobkin, Alex Emmart, Becki Fuller, Ali Ha, Sam Horine, infinity, KET, Luna Park, and Joe Russo. Thank you to Brooklyn Street Art (media partner); Nuart, ArtForward, Culture Shock Marketing, The Street Spot, Gothamist, Plaztik Mag, Streetsy (media sponsors); Crescent Artists and Conveyor Arts (exhibition sponsors); and WM Dorvillier & Company, Inc. (structural design consultation). Special thanks to the Woodward Gallery, NYC for the loan of Richard Hambleton's, Fountain of Youth, 1982. Image credits courtesy of the artists and contributors.
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Kickstarter Page: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1959564116/pantheon-a-history-of-art-from-the-streets-of-nyc
PANTHEON website: http://www.pantheonnyc.com/
Saturday, April 2, 5-7PM
Press preview with curators: 4-5PM
Exhibition runs April 2-17, 2011