JLA Baxter is pleased to present its November show, "Over/Under", featuring recent works by Eric Orr and Josh Goldstein.
Acclaimed Bronx graffiti writer Eric Orr is best known for being one of the originators of icon graffiti in the early 1980's. His icon, Robot Head, was so named by Keith Haring, with whom he collaborated on a variety of projects.
Lately, Orr has focused on using MTA subway maps and authentic subway car signs acquired directly from the transit system as texture behind his iconic pictograms. He mounts these signs on canvas and mason boards, adding items often found in the stations, from metro cards to trash to the ever present advertising signs.
Brooklyn artist Josh Goldstein captures New York City bodega and Coney Island signage, Chinese take-out menus, and other urban flotsam; he then blows the images apart and reconstructs them in his sculptural photo collages mounted on salvaged plywood. Inspired by the grit and decay of New York City, his work pays homage to the churning engine of the city.
At the opening reception, art collectors will be able to create their own works of art using Goldstein's blocks and his "U pick, I stick" method.