Time: February 23, 2010 at 7pm to February 28, 2010 at 6pm
Location: 170 Tillary Street, Suite 507
Website or Map: http://www.ouchigallery.com/#
Event Type: opening, reception, at, ouchi, gallery, 2/23, 7pm-10pm
Organized By: Ouchi Gallery
Latest Activity: Feb 20, 2010
Real Street Artist Show
(wed,sat,sun:appointment by email only)
“Real Street Artist Show” is dynamic street art exhibition . This exhibition is the renewal of the 80’s graffiti show. Our aim is to telling the style of graffiti art to future generations. The artists of “Real Street Show” are Eric Orr, Steve Cogle, Josh Goldstein and Ellis Gallagher.
Eric Orr was one of the first graffiti artists of the early 80s and his icon”robot head”
was inspired by the space age and the robotics era. It can be said that, he is the only artist to collaborate with Keith Haring in NY subway system.
Steve Cogle says “ My paintings display what is in me-tribal Africa crossed with urban blight” By layering the paint on the canvas, he is also layering the experience of what he saw : tragedy, loss, confusion, hope, prayer, fantasy, survival. ”These things swirl around us all the time.”
Josh Goldstein is born in Indiana to a Mexican mom and Jewish dad, Josh Goldstein has been caught between divergent worlds all his life. In 1994 he moved to New York City, where he quickly began soaking in the city's cultural stew. Most recently he has been commissioned by Target to display his work in Times Square on three billboards totaling 6000 square feet. His work is hanging at Vitamin Water and Credit Suisse First Boston headquarters, in the main branch of the Bronx Public Library, as well as numerous private collections throughout the United States and Europe.
Ellis Gallagher is known primarily for chalk drawings made by outlining shadows in the streets of New York City. Gallagher was born in 1973, and is a native New Yorker living in the Greenpoint section of Brooklyn. Before his chalk drawings he was a graffiti writer, working on the NYC subways. He was arrested for this in 1999 and given community service and probation. He stopped doing traditional graffiti tagging in 2001 after the death of Hector Ramirez (a friend and writing partner), who was hit by a train while painting in a Brooklyn subway tunnel. Gallagher started his chalk drawing in early 2005, the first drawing being an outline of a fire hydrant after days of being fixated with shadows.