TONIGHT is the night. ‘Street Art Saved My Life: 39 New York Stories‘ opens to the public. We’ve been working on this one for the past several months with Steven P. Harrington and Jaime Rojo of Brooklyn Street Art along with Patrick Iaconis and Tanya Patsaourus of C.A.V.E. Gallery in Venice and it is so rewarding to see everything all hung and ready for this evening.
Many thanks also to the good folks at Juxtapoz, LA FreeWalls, HuffPost Arts, and the LA MOCA for all their help in spreading the good word and lining up all the outside festivities surrounding tonight’s public opening. Also, an extra special thanks to Patrick and Tanya at the C.A.V.E. for going above and beyond this past week as nine artists from all over the world arrived into Venice to paint murals on walls that Patrick has arranged with local business owners. The results are just awesome and we look forward to sharing them with you here in the week ahead.
”In the spotlight created by MOCA’s ‘Art in the Streets’, many galleries have offered group shows in LA promoting different visions of what is purported to be ‘quality’ or even ‘the best’ street art. Unlike many pretenders that have come before it, ‘Street Art Saved My Life’ is the real deal and definitely worth a visit.” – DailyDujour.com
“The show is hung, the brand new pieces out back by Creepy, Gilf!, NohJColey, Adam Void, Hellbent, and Tiptoe are still wet, and Patrick just rollered a thick layer of black on the floors to cover up the mess we made. People from 7 or 8 countries have put in such personal and meaningful pieces, the quality is high, and so are a lot people in LA we’ve discovered. And there are a few surprises that you won’t believe – like Futura’s piece called “Brooklyn Street Art”, made of, guess what? And Nick Walker’s piece and accompanying mannequin will raise some eyebrows no doubt.” – BrooklynStreetArt.com
‘Street Art Saved My Life: 39 New York Stories’
Curated by Steven P. Harrington and Jaime Rojo, founders of Brooklyn Street Art
In collaboration with Thinkspace
Opening TONIGHT at C.A.V.E. Gallery in Venice, CA – Friday, August 12th 6-10pm
Take a ‘sneak peek’ at the show here:
Facebook event page: www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=264535583563329