Group Show: Aerosoul2 Art Exhibition/ Oakland, Ca

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[Detail]

Two brothers observe, one investigates triangulations.

18 1/2 x 42 x 2 5/8 inches

Acrylic, Found paper, ball point pen, white-out & 

xerographic gel transfer on wood panel. 

Finished in a matte varnish. 

 

 

The Bay Area Aerosol Heritage Society is proud to present:

 

AeroSoul 2: Urban Hieroglyphics

(An International African Diaspora Spray Can Art showcase)

 

 

February 4 - 27, 2011

 

Joyce Gordon Gallery 

 

406 14th Street

Oakland, CA 94612

510.465.8928

 

A historic event honoring the contributions of

Black/African Spray Can Muralists and supporting

community mural projects aimed at curbing the crisis

of violence plaguing youth of color.

 

In honor of African History Month The Bay Area Aerosol Heritage Society is proud to present the second AeroSoul event “AeroSoul 2011” which will kick off on February 4th at the Joyce Gordon Gallery in Downtown Oakland, CA, and be followed by a month-long series of events including an artist panel, slide show lectures, youth art workshops, live painting, and educational seminars.

 

With over 40 well-known Muralists from around the globe, this artistic consciousness-uplifting endeavor is advancing to bring forward a movement dedicated to fostering peace, mutual love and healing. A movement that will enlighten the minds and spirits of the community at large, sending shock waves of change to a society in desperate need of social face-lift.

 

AeroSoul 2 will showcase some of the most cutting-edge, dynamic Black Urban Calligraphers in the world, featuring artists from Writing’s east coast origins to the new lettering stylists of the day. Participating and invited artists include: Case 2, Pose 2, Mode2, Mad Hatter, Refa 1, CRE8, Toons, and Many More. Participating artists will demonstrate the creative benefits of the art form, and promote the essence of Writing culture, including how it is a means to address many of the social ills facing the black/brown community today, as well as a tool for collective empowerment and cultural liberation. This historical event strives to give recognition to the visionary creators of this urban craft. The fact that these contributions are rarely shown in their proper historical context if acknowledged at all has also been a driving force to bring these gems to light.

 

Oakland Youth, as well as youth across the nation, are facing critical times and taking responsibility as a community is vital if positive energy and peace are to become the new driving force in our city streets.

 

The Bay Area Aerosol Heritage Society actively promotes non-violence and youth empowerment through Art and Hip Hop culture. BAAHS, founded in 1999, is an organization created to foster community enlightenment in the city of Oakland. Their mission is to promote positive youth development and knowledge of culture and the arts with an emphasis on Bay Area Spray-Can History.

TO SCHEDULE PRESS INTERVIEWS PLEASE CONTACT:

EVENT CURATOR / Refa 1 510-326-6802/ Info@AeroSoulArt.com

 

 

Digital Flyer with full list of Artists

Pormo video for the event