On April, 8, ArtsWestchester opens “From The Streets”, curated by Marc Leader of 212 Arts and Melissa McCaig-Welles of Curator 19.90. Chronicling the meteoric rise of the urban artist from vandal and outlaw to cultural trendsetter, the exhibition features murals, paintings, photography, sculpture and installations from artists at the cutting edge of their discipline.
The ground floor of ArtsWestchester’s gallery will highlight legendary artists who rose to prominence in the 1980’s, a pivotal moment in graffiti’s burgeoning culture. It was this era where a spirit of competition fostered innovation and birthed a unique mode of artistic expression. “From the Streets” tracks these artists’ continued influence on urban visual culture and examines the shift from the streets to the gallery and museum. Artists exhibited on the gallery’s second floor are internationally recognized for creating provocative work informed by the attitude and style of street art’s pioneers.
“From The Streets” exemplifies the scope and evolution of a subculture that has become a global movement.