Openings: ArtNowNY Presents "Push it" – April 3rd
Opening this Thursday, April 3rd in New York, ArtNowNY presents “Push It”, a group exhibition featuring works from 21 heavy hitting females representing both coasts, curated by Melissa McCaig-Welles. The show further explores the cross over from works in the street to gallery walls from both emerging and established voices within the subculture. The show runs through April 26th at the Chelsea space. Not to be missed.
Thursday, April 3rd, 2014 from 6 to 9 PM, at ArtNowNY (548 W 28th Street 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10001).
An after party will be hosted at 11pm by Nur Khan and ArtNowNY and featuring a DJ set by Alison Mosshart (The Kills) at The Electric Room at Dream Downtown (355 W 16th Street).
RSVP essential by April 2nd: email@example.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.