Becki and I poked around Fort Tilden a week ago… although it’s not what it used to be, there’s still plenty of graffiti to be found.
MINT&SERF PRESENT WELL HUNG!
“In an effort to create an exhibition platform for our friends during Armory week, we decided to revisit our past by opening up The Chelsea Chapter at +aRt. The Chelsea Chapter comes on the heels of The Stanton Chapter, an alternative art space we opened in 2008 in Lower East Side. ” – mint
Well Hung is a group exhibition featuring photography, sculpture, paintings and drawings by an eclectic mix of old and new friends. Participating artists include: Adam Krueger, Alfredo Martinez, Andrew Poneros, Clayton Patterson, Curtis Kulig, David Forer, David Hochbaum, Erik Foss, Futura, Jeff and Will Robbins, Jordan Seiler, Julie Floersch, Kevin Bourgeois, Leo Fitzpatrick, Lucien Samaha, Maripol, Matisse Patterson, Michael Anderson, Mint&Serf, Misha Most, Norman Reedus, Osvaldo Chance Jimenez, Peter Pan Posse, Peter Passuntino, Pablo Power, Samantha West, Sean Gallagher, Skullphone, Shadi Perez, Tristan Eaton and Victor Payares.
Free Arts NYC, is a charitable organization that recognizes that art exists in unconventional ways, and is proud to be the official charity partner and supporter of The Chelsea Chapter at +aRt. A portion of proceeds will be donated to their mission to provide under-served children and families with educational arts and mentoring programs.
The Chelsea Chapter will host the opening reception on Saturday, March 5th from 6 pm to 10 pm. The exhibition will be open to the public Tuesday through Sunday, from 12 – 6 and will run until Sunday, April 3rd.
It’s no secret that one of the keys to a successful career as a writer lies in having a good partner. Some of the most storied exploits in graffiti history occurred at the hands of seasoned graffiti duos. While it is not uncommon for one partner to throw up the other, it is unusual for the two to join together to form an entirely new entity as is the case with Mirf, the creation of writers Mint and Serf. Mirf have recently raised some hackles within NYC’s street art community for perpetrating an aggressive bombing campaign… with paste-ups. The campaign continues on a similar vein as the large scale, black & white installation they did with Pork in Chelsea last fall. What’s new are screenprinted photographs documenting their experiences as part of a self-annointed ‘Special Graffiti Unit’. See all this and more at the Lyons Wier Gallery as Mint&Serf SGU opens tomorrow.
Mint & Serf
Special Graffiti Unit
Curated by Derrick B. Harden
Lyons Wier Gallery
175 Seventh Avenue (at 20th St)
July 28 – August 15, 2010
Opening: Wednesday, July 28, 6:00 – 10:00 pm