Rather Unique

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Group Show
Curated by Royce Bannon
January 7 – February 19, 2012
Woodward Gallery

  • Cope2
    Pure Bliss, 2011
    Spray paint and acrylic on canvas
    46 x 60 inches; 116.8 x 152.4
  • L to R:
    Chris RWK, Celso,
    Keely, Russell King,
    Royce Bannon, NoseGo
  • L to R:
    Celso, infinity, Keely
  • L to R:
    Cassius Fouler, Ka,
    INDIE184, Darkcloud
  • L to R:
    Russell King, Royce Bannon,
    Matt Siren, Cope2
  • "Rather Unique" featured in
    The Lo Down, January 19, 2012
  • Kenji Nakayama
    Searching for Dondi, 2011
    Aluminum leaf, spray paint with
    hand cut multi layer stencils
    28 x 42 inches; 71.1 X 106.7 cm
  • Cassius Fouler
    Smoke Weed and Give Brain, 2011
    Acrylic on canvas
    48 x 36 inches; 121.9 x 91.4 cm
  • 2ESAE, UR New York
    The Write Track, 2010
    Mixed media on canvas
    42 x 36 inches; 106.7 x 91.4 cm
  • Nose Go
    Cloudy with a Chance, 2011
    Mixed media on wood panel
    18 x 14 inches; 45.7 x 35.6 cm

New for 2012, Woodward Gallery invites Harlem-based street Artist Royce Bannon as their first-ever guest curator for an exhibition with rather unique art.

This exhibition will highlight a group of trendsetting artists who stand out in street and graffiti genres. The artists include: Cassius Fowler, Celso, Chris RWK, Cope2, Darkcloud, H.veng.Smith, Indie184, infinity, KA, Keely, Kenji Nakayama, Kosbe, Matt Siren, Moody, Nose Go, Royce B, Russell King, UR New York, Veng, and Wrona.

While how they each create differs, they are commonly driven to share art with their peers without-constraints. This public focus has afforded the group to experiment and redefine their creativity with instant feedback and inspiration from colleagues.

Bannon selected these few for their resolve and commitment. They have worked obsessively over the years to get their public art recognized.

Each one of them has a rather unique style that I really can’t compare to any one else’s. If I mention a Darkcloud, a Matt Siren, or a Cope2 you know exactly what I’m talking about- even if you’re not into the scene- you can see their (iconic) images in your head… Everyone does wheat paste, and stickers, or (tag) throw ups, but this group of artists…make what they do really pop.

Woodward Gallery acknowledges these most contemporary of artists and their contribution to the new world of art.