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The Great Outdoors

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Mattsiren-skeletoro-lo
Skeletoro, 2010 Silkscreen and Acrylic on Wood 56 X 37 Inches © 2010 Matt Siren
Bannon-endless_love_crue-lo
Endless Love Crue, 2010 Acrylic on Wood 21.5 X 16.25 Inches
Nakayama-concrete_jungle4-lo
Concrete Jungle 4, 2007 Enamel, Spray Paint With 10 Layer Stencil on Wood 42 X 28 Inches
Rd-headcase-lo
Head Case, 2010 Oil Based Marker on Hand-cut Wood 43 X 37 Inches
Ladypink-queen_matilda-lo
Queen Matilda, 2007 Acrylic on Canvas 68 X 44 Inches
Stikman-extensive_capriccio-lo
An Extensive Capriccion Landscape, 2010 Foil on Found Wood 36 X 12 Inches
The Great Outdoors

133 Eldridge Street
New York, NY 10002
May 8th, 2010 - July 24th, 2010
Opening: May 8th, 2010 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.woodwardgallery.net/
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
east village/lower east side
EMAIL:  
art@woodwardgallery.net
PHONE:  
212-966-3411
OPEN HOURS:  
Tue-Sat 11-6, Sun 12-5
TAGS:  
mixed-media, digital, graffiti/street-art, pop, figurative

DESCRIPTION

The great outdoors has long been a place of escape. The raw

connection with nature and its elements has a certain allure. For

street artists the great outdoors provides another dimension. These

artists carry on the enlightened tradition of adapting their artwork

to weather, people, space and situation. Some are early pioneers,

decades before working in this setting was socially acknowledged

as art. They have managed to risk the elements of extinction, theft,

decay and urban renewal.


Woodward Gallery features the following celebrated, outdoor artists to

respond to their personal environment: Royce Bannon, Darkcloud,

Michael De Feo, El Celso, LA II, Kenji Nakayama, Neckface, Lady

Pink, Matt Siren, Stikman, and Swoon.


These artists have proven the art of survival and have thrived in the urban

environment. Their individual works have become indelible, iconic images

for the public.


Since street art is exposed and unprotected from all the elements of the

outdoors, this exhibition is a study of the inspirational effect and cultural

exchange when extracted for further contemplation in an indoor-gallery

setting.