Public Display Nº2
A group show of screen prints and limited editions.
May 30 - July 8, 2018 Opening Reception: Wednesday, May 30 (6-9pm)
Opening Reception: Wednesday, May 30 (6-9pm) agnès b. is pleased to announce the opening of “Public Display Nº2” at the agnès b. Galerie Boutique in Soho, NYC. Curated by agnès b. and ASVP, the group exhibition will feature screen prints and limited editions and will be the second gallery collaboration between the Paris-based designer and the Brooklyn-based duo. The exhibition opens May 30 and runs through July 8.
The 24 works in the exhibition beckon the outside in with prints and editions by Adam Lucas (NYC), ASVP (Brooklyn), BÄST (Brooklyn), Bisco Smith (NYC), Buff Monster (NYC), Chery (Paris), Eelco (Netherlands/NY), FAILE (Brooklyn), Hellbent (NY), Icy & Sot (NYC), Kraken (Paris), PIXOTE (Brooklyn), QRST (Brooklyn), and Ryan McGinness (NYC).
ASVP have been a staple in the New York City street art scene for almost a decade. BÄST is one of Brooklyn’s original street art forces, blending Pop Art and Abstract Expressionism into his day-glo tinged visions. Bisco Smith works in a variety of formats, from murals to canvas, known for his visual freestyle. Buff Monster makes the world a better place with bright colors, bold lines, and humor. Chery blends natural and urban elements into an inextricable bond with a hint of dark wit. EELCO is a Dutch street artist with a unique color palette he developed mostly on the streets. FAILE is a Brooklyn-based painting and printmaking collaboration between Patrick McNeil and Patrick Miller, founded in 1999. Adam Lucas’s street art is blunt and forthright, using wit and subversion in his design.
Hellbent is known for his vibrant use of color and pattern. Icy & Sot live in Brooklyn by way of Iran, making work that uses public art to envision a world freed from borders, war, and violence. Kraken’s exquisitely painted or drawn works are an accumulation of human and animal body parts, collected and collaged from all sources, layered with human emotion. Ryan McGinness makes multidisciplinary work featuring logos, signs, and intricate patterns. Brazil-born PIXOTE has been in NYC since the 90s and has developed his own pixação-influenced style of script. QRST is Criminy Johnson whose work uses allegorical images often in an esoteric and cryptic manner.