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Exploring Graffiti’s Evolution

Tue, 05/07/2024 - 12:11
UFO907’s mixed-media work “The Walkabout,” from 2023, will be in “Post Graffiti” at the Southampton Arts Center.

“Post Graffiti,” an exhibition of work by more than 30 artists that traces the evolution of the genre from the subways of 1970s and ‘80s New York City to a global movement, will open at the Southampton Arts Center on Saturday. A reception will be held at 5 p.m.

Lady Pink’s “Untitled (Idyllic Scene With 7 Train),” from 1985, is coming to the Southampton Arts Center.

The show has been organized by Beyond the Streets, a Los Angeles-based entity that organizes exhibitions, educational experiences, publications, and pop-up events focused on the work of contemporary artists. This is its second visit to the arts center, where “Beyond the Streets on Paper” was held during the summer of 2021.

Roger Gastman, founder of Beyond the Streets and curator of “Post Graffiti,” said the show showcases “how a once clandestine form of expression has grown into a vital, influential art movement. This exhibition not only pays homage to the pioneers who risked everything to express themselves but also celebrates the diverse artists who continue to push the boundaries of what graffiti can be.” The show includes painting, sculpture, drawing, and installation.

Graffiti has become a cultural phenomenon that informs music, fashion, politics, entertainment, marketing, and contemporary art. From fashion runways to books and documentary films to “The Simpsons,” which has featured a slew of graffiti artists, the art form has become a cultural phenomenon.

The participating artists are Alexis Ross, Andrew Durgin-Barnes, Barry McGee, CHITO, Conor Harrington, C.R. Stecyk III, CRASH, Eric Haze, Guillaume Ollivier, Felipe Pantone, FUTURA2000, Greg Rick, Guerrilla Girls, Haroshi, HuskMitNavn, Jane Dickson, KATSU, Kenny Scharf, LA2, LADY PINK, Madsaki, Martha Cooper, Maya Hayuk, OSGEMEOS, Ozzie Juarez, Paul Insect, PRIEST, Tim Conlon, Timothy Curtis, Todd James, UFO907, and ZEPHYR.

Exclusive merchandise and printed material will be available in the arts center’s gift shop. The exhibition will run through July 20.

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