Recap: "Rammellzee: The Equation, The Letter Racers" at Suzanne Geiss Co.
This past Thursday Suzanne Geiss Company opened their inaugural exhibition, Rammellzee: The Equation, The Letter Racers. The show exhibits works from the Gothic Futurist artist and graffiti writer from the 1980’s, Rammellzee, including painting, drawings, and 52 of his Letter Racers sculptures. Suzanne Geiss is one of the former directors of Deitch Projects gallery and this exhibition is in the 76 Grand Street location of the former gallery. The opening for the show was reminiscent of old Deitch openings, pulling in a packed crowd of New York’s downtown set.
Legenday graffiti photographer and 12ozProphet blogger Martha Cooper was in attendance and reunited with many of the luminaries of the 80’s graffiti scene and art world. Scroll through the gallery above to see her photos and commentary from the opening night.
“A fabulous installation of Rammellzee’s Letter Racer sculptures, each representing a letter of the alphabet mounted on a skateboard, opened at The Suzanne Geiss Company gallery on 76 Grand Street last night. The opening turned into a nostalgic 80’s reunion with many of Ramellzee’s contemporaries, some of whom flew in for the occasion including Patti Astor from LA and Kool Koor from Brussels. Henry Chalfant, Fab 5 Freddy, Lee, Jane Dixon & Charlie Ahearn, Mare139, Jason, Riff, Revolt, Sharp and Bill Blast and many more were in the house as well as Ram’s lovely wife Carmela.” – Martha Cooper
Suzanne Geiss Company is located at 76 Grand Street in SoHo, New York. Rammellzee: The Equation The Letter Racers will be up until April 21.