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ArtNowNY: Push It

Our Friends at ArtNowNY are presenting a new group exhibition, curated by Melissa McCaig-Welles, featuring 21 New York and California based artists set to explore the relationship between street and fine art. The opening reception is April 3rd at 6pm with an after party at The Electric Room at Dream Downtown with a DJ set by Alison Mosshart of The Kills. 

PUSHIT

 

Opening Reception: April 3rd, 2014 | 6-­9 PM

Exhibition Dates: April 3rd-­26th, 2014

After Party featuring DJ set by Alison Mosshart of The Kills: 11pm, April 3rd | at The Electric Room at Dream Downtown | RSVP: info@aopublic.com

Push It seeks to further a conversation on how the contemporary art sub-­genre, Street Art, is influencing fine art studio practice. Viewed as a signature movement of artists immersed in subversive or Low Brow culture, Street Art is increasingly making its way into fine art practice. Identified as art that is eye-­catching or confrontational, Street Art is considered any work placed in a public venue in the form of wheat pasted graphics, wall stencils, paintings, object interventions or 3-­dimensional installations.

This aesthetic is reimagined in the work of Maya Hayuk, a New York based mid-­career artist who was recently commissioned to create a mural for the infamous Bowery wall in NYC. Established artists like SWOON, reimagine the Street Art aesthetic, offering sophisticated commentary on economic and environmental issues through work that includes intricately cut wheat paste stencils, floating sculptures and installations made of scavenged, found and low-­fi materials. Other veterans of the Street Art scene, like LADY PINK and GILF, use their work to advance and promote social and political examination.

Push It is a show meant to survey the current influence of the Street Art movement on the contemporary art world outside of the archaic and rigid binaries of high and low art and artist stereotypes and in keeping with the fluid, transdisciplinary approach of many artists working today.

 

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