Group Show: Geometricks at Gallery Brooklyn in Brooklyn, NY

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The triangulations of a coy showcase [2012]

19.5 x 19.5 x 1 3/8 inches

Found paper, acrylic and ball point on wood panel.

Finished in matte satin varnish. 

Framed in mahogany lattice & found vintage yardsticks. //SOLD 

 

 

BSA Presents GEOMETRICKS

Curated by Street Artist Hellbent

 

September 22 – October 28, 2012

Opening Reception Saturday, September 22, 2012
6 pm – 9 pm

 

Gallery Brooklyn

351 Van Brunt St.
Red Hook
Brooklyn, NY 11231

 

Gallery Hours
Thursday-Saturdays: 12-6pm
Sundays: 12-5pm

Vandal or Visionary Series presented by BSA

 

 

As part of their Vandal or Visionary Series, where BSA selects one Street Artist to curate a show that follows their specific vision of the scene, BSA is proud to introduce Hellbent as curator of the inaugural show of the series titled “GEOMETRICKS” at new Gallery Brooklyn in the Red Hook section of Brooklyn, New York City, opening September 22, 2012.

 

Participating artists:

Augustine Kofie, Chor Boogie, Drew Tyndell, Feral Child, Hellbent, Jaye Moon, Maya Hayuk, MOMO, OLEK, OverUnder, See One

 

GEOMETRICKS turns the spotlight on the movement on the streets that boasts bold color, wild patterning, sophisticated lineplay, and a modern approach to abstraction.

As the stylistic circle widens on the street, GEOMETRICKS grabs a razor-sharp cross section of the growing number of graffiti artists who depart from traditional forms of lettering, Street Artists who are not interested in Pop-inspired icons or irony, and fine artists who never considered the “rules” of the street to begin with.

 

GEOMETRICKS references modernists, tribalists, and the rhythmic symmetry of the natural world, with it’s hexagons and spirals and comforting repetitions. Old labels about Graffiti and Street Art mean little; this group takes the formalist clarity that references geometry, folk art, and science, and often smashes it with an abstract hammer.

Parallel, perpendicular, rigid, curvilinear; lines and shapes intersect and play off color-rich pattern - challenging the shape, form and expectations of many in the Street Art scene.

 

 

“I’m stoked to be able put together this GEOMETRICKS show with some artists who I’ve really admired for a long time as well as some of the new players on the scene. This show is a great opportunity for me to create a vision and really put a dream team of artists into one room and show people what I am diggin’ right now.” - Hellbent

 

 

The Vandal or Visionary Series calls into question the simplistic characterization of artists who work on the street as one dimensional vandals and it wonders aloud what a gallery show would look like if viewed through their eyes. Many artists have always had a better understanding of the scene than academics or experts who talk about it and this series allow us to see a show curated by someone with a direct view and a very unique perspective.

 

 

 

Update/ Post Show:

 

 First we wanted to thank all the Street Art fans for your support for our really successful GEOMETRICKS show with 11 American Street Artists from 8 cities . With an 80% sold show and 400 guests on opening night in Red Hook, we felt lucky as hell to be working with some of the best Street Artists doing compelling work on the scene right now. Thanks to Gallery Brooklyn and our guest curator, Hellbent, for being great partners. 

                                             -BSA for GEOMETRICKS/ Nov 2012 

 

 

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