212 Arts is pleased to present Subway VS Freeway curated by Lizy Dastin and Thrashbird. Featuring the works of LA based artists Thrashbird, Plastic Jesus, WRDSMTH, Padhia Avocado, Colette Miller, Paige Smith, a.k.a., a common name, RISK and T.B.D. VS New York based artists WhIsBe, Hanksy, Thomas Allen, Bisco Smith, Al Diaz, Phoebe NYC, SEEN, and Adam Lucas.
In Subway & Freeway, we’ve paired individual works by eight significant Los Angeles-based artists with eight significant New York-based artists. Each piece is curated to highlight a different theme—such as: subversion, portraiture, language and iconography— integral to street art across the country. Our theory is that through the use of opposing visual couples, viewers will gain insights into each singular artwork that would not have been possible if viewed alone. By interacting with these works as pairs, we hope that their power, resounding resonance and insights into street art, will be magnified. - Lizy Dastin