From the Street Up

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Group Show
July 6 – July 31, 2013
Woodward Gallery

  • Gabriel Spector "Bodega Cross" (foreground)
    UFO "Untitled (UFO)" (background)
  • Robert Janz "Glyphars"
  • Skewville "Sneaker"
  • stikman
  • Leon Reid IV "Rising Homicide"
  • NohJColey " Just Another (please insert racial slur here)"
  • Robert Janz; LLONAN, 2007-10; Mixed media;
    19 x 27 x 10 inches; 48.25 x 68.6 x 25.4 cm
  • Leon Reid IV; Rising Homicide, 2013; Steel and enamel;
    48 x 36 x .125 inches; 121.9 x 91.4 x .3 cm
  • Skewville
    Hype (Readily Available), 2013;
    Enamel on wooden box;
    11 x 16 x 12 inches; 27.9 x 40.6 x 30.5 cm
  • Richard Hambleton
    On the Beach (image detail), 1982;
    Spray enamel on wood
    54 x 23 x 1 in; 137.2 x 58.4 x 2.5 cm
  • Michael Alan
    The Lady Who Said She Can Walk
    (image detail), 2004-present
    Mixed media sculpture
    80 x 20 x 15 in; 203.2 x 50.8 x 38.1 cm
  • stikman
    Stik Star, 2013;
    Stik Slow, 2013;
    Stik Tread, 2013;
    Stik Brick, 2013

From the Street Up is a selection of celebrated urban artists who concentrate their creativity without walls. For centuries, humans leave tracks, symbols, and objects to record their location, time, and experience. It is an ancient form of documentation.

Woodward Gallery invited Artists Royce Bannon and Cassius Fouler to co-curate the exhibition. Each of the featured Artists are noted for their Public or Street art: John Ahearn, 
Michael Alan, 
Richard Hambleton, 
Robert Janz, 
NohJColey, 
Miguel Ovalle, 
Leon Reid IV, 
Skewville, Gabriel Specter, 
stikman, and
 UFO.

Since most people walk while looking down, urban artists can capture this line of vision by carefully selecting the location for their street sculpture to exist. The principals of concentration, curation and location help define the essence of the project. Removing the vulnerable factor by isolating the work indoors, permits us to finally experience the full theory behind the art–the creative focus of defying gravity. The exhibition walls are bare as the work is presented from the street up.