Tag: NohJColey

January 18, 2016

May – June, 2013
Woodward Gallery Project Space

After an early interest in creating CD and DVD cover designs, NohJColey became highly fascinated with street art. He began by pasting 22×17 posters in public spaces throughout New York featuring graphic and textual commentary designed to change how individuals function in society. Following a period of disillusionment with the mechanical aspect of this approach, NohJ revisited his early love of fine art and returned to his work with a more nuanced and crafted aesthetic. Juxtapoz Magazine describes NohJColey as “…a New York beacon of a storytelling…” He expresses a surrealist tale for the viewer through imagery and text hoping they have gained something in return.

“NohJ studies and presents the personal and the social throughout his work on the street and here also in the gallery. The webs of connective tissues that create a sense of equilibrium to seemingly disparate elements in the storytelling are metaphorical and visually (sometimes structurally) functional devices. Portraits of faces full of expression are anchors in a small universe of rotating objects, each signifiers of greater interrelated subplots and story lines.”- Brooklyn Street Art, September 2012.

Exhibition Features
Brooklyn Street Art

June 28, 2014

Group Show
June 28 – July 26, 2014
Woodward Gallery

This summer, as part of Woodward Gallery’s year-long 20th Anniversary Exhibition calendar, a Retrospective of Public Art will be featured. The mural from the outdoor wall of their Eldridge Street Project Space will be presented in unison, a massive installation covering the Gallery’s large interior space.

Woodward Gallery designated the public wall at 132A Eldridge for Street Artists to legally paint. Since 2008, invited Artists were asked to create a four panel work of art approximately 15 feet (457 cm) in total size. Over the years, this exterior wall of the Gallery’s annex–GHOST Art Lounge, has become a NYC attraction with thousands of Twitter and Instagram pictures shared to date!

The exhibition of provocative and colorful original murals will include Street Artists:
BLUdog, Cassius Fouler, Chris RWK, Cycle, Darkcloud, David Pappaceno, Diana Garcia, El Celso, FARO, Gabriel Specter, ICY & SOT, JM Rizzi, Ka, Kenji Nakayama, L’Amour Supreme, Michael De Feo, MOODY, NohJColey, NOSEGO, Robert Janz, Royce Bannon, Skewville, Sonne Hernandez, Terence Netter, Thomas Buildmore, UR New York.

July 6, 2013

Group Show
July 6 – July 31, 2013
Woodward Gallery

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.