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ABC: Anything But Canvas

  • 212 Arts 240 East 4th Street New York, NY, 10009 United States (map)

212 Arts is Pleased to Present

ABC: Anything But Canvas

Curated by Zimad and 212 Arts

Featuring works by John Crash Matos, Chris RWK, Jon Clue, Lenny Achan, Marthalicia, Meres, Paul Fresha, Pipsqueak Was Here, See One, See TF, and Zimad


“I still maintained this belief carried along from school that I didn’t want to work on canvas because before you even touch it, it has value. I felt that I would be intimidated by a canvas and that I’d be afraid to be totally free on it as I was on paper. So I was in search of surfaces.” –Keith Haring


Anything But Canvas as the name implies is a group exhibition in which the artists were restricted from creating work on canvas. We wanted to push the creativity of the participating artists by not only asking them to not work on canvas, but to also avoid any type of finished surface. The end results are works created on found materials and the repurposing of existing structures like furniture and lamps. This type of exhibit truly shows the capability of an artist to draw inspirartion from their surroundings and expand their visual vocabulary. We invite you to come out for a unique visual experience bridging the gap between the refinement of the gallery and the raw nature of the streets.

Earlier Event: October 27
Painting All the Art
Later Event: November 17