Back To Our Roots Show By James Top Productions - 11-19-2001 - Re-capOn Saturday the show was for the public , and not the media, It was a great show ,Lots of nice peoples there as always No Beef ,No Static , if any thing it was a very fun get together a special tanks goes out to Azucarera Gallery for hosting this showLot's of old timers showed up such as , Shadow,Bama , Nic 707, and a bunch of some new school and of course from the generations from 1975-1982 -1980-1989's -and a few people from the 1990's-2011 Not everyone is old school. it's kinda funny when people say I'm old school manI started in 1995 LOLSome Of My favorite People showed up like Bg183 and a few others all I can say is I had a great time and I wanna say thanks to James Top for The Invite.I'm Gonna Show You The Maps That Are For Sale Sloan - $150.00
Wooster Street Social Club
43 Wooster Street New York, NY
Opening reception: Thursday, August 18th, 2011
Exhibition on view August 18th – September 10th, 2011
Graffiti today is such an accepted part of urban culture that at times we forget the pioneers who risked life, limb, and arrest to make it a widely appreciated art form.
Yard Dogs will showcase 15 veterans of a New York City art movement that actually moved. KR, BIO, T-Kid 170, Keo, NICER, James Top, PNUT2, Rebel, CES, SHARP, Fritos, NIC 707, CEY, REVOLT, and Tracy 168 are among the artists that will show us why popular culture, entertainment media, museums, galleries, and curators have been inspired by what is largely thought of as a heroic art form firmly rooted in a salt of the earth philosophy.
New York City is a place where people race to work, to school, to play, to the bank, and to the market, all the while walking briskly, head down, eyes forward. The only time you got to see graffiti was while waiting on a subway platform as the train rolled in and came screeching to a halt. Graffiti in New York was conceived as “art in motion” and fit perfectly into the rush hour mentality, but the significance of these urban hieroglyphics was often lost on the average subway rider.
Today the history of Graffiti can be read and the evolution of style appreciated in an alternative environment. Yard Dogs will demonstrate that, although graffiti has evolved, in its own words, it speaks for itself.
In addition to original works by New York City’s great graffiti masters, the exhibition will also present a digital media presentation of a selection of artist portraits by photographer Joe Russo.
Many of the participating artists will be in attendance for the opening event.