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Lyons Wier Gallery Presents: Mint and Serf “SGU” (Special Graffiti Unit)

Posted on July 13, 2010

Lyons Weir Gallery
Mint and Serf

Mint & Serf

Special Graffiti Unit

Opening:

Wednesday, July 28

6:00 – 10:00 pm

Exhibition Dates:

July 28– August 15

Gallery Hours: Monday – Saturday 11-7, Sunday 12-6

Gallery Located: 175 Seventh Avenue on the NE corner of 20th and 7th Ave.

Nearest Subway: C, E exit 23rd @ 8th Ave., 1, 9 exit 23rd @ 7th Ave.

Contact: Michael Lyons Wier, Gallery@LyonsWierGallery.com

Mint&Serf SGU (Special Graffiti Unit) is an exhibition at Lyons Wier Gallery, curated by Derrick B. Harden, featuring new work by New York visual artists Mint&Serf.  The exhibition pays homage to the longest running television program that defines  New York City. Mint&Serf SGU is a multi-disciplinary exhibition incorporating painting, photography and video that is an interpretation of the artists’ personal encounters with the law in New York City and within their community.

Mint&Serf SGU (Special Graffiti Unit) cleverly captures Mint&Serf and company in their habitat by placing them in their own adapted version of Law & Order. By appropriating this iconic television drama, Mint&Serf: SGU turns photographed moments of vandalism, street-art and nightlife into a series of silk-screened vignettes. In Mint&Serf: SGU, the two artists portray themselves as part of the “Special Graffiti Unit,” an elite graffiti squad.

Most recently, Mint&Serf created and curated original artwork for the Ace Hotel in New York City.  However, for the past ten years, Mint&Serf have been collaboratively producing artwork generating a vast range of large-scale murals, paintings, photographs, sculpture and street art throughout New York City and around the world. In 2005, as an extension to their art, they launched The Canal Chapter, a gallery platform for emerging artists, designers and musicians. In 2008, after the success of The Canal Chapter, they launched The Stanton Chapter, a street level art space in Lower East Side neighborhood of New York City. Mint&Serfhave exhibited throughout the United States and abroad. They have created commissioned work for the Ace Hotel, Nike, Marc Jacobs, Red Bull, Ogilvy&Mather, Adidas, Yahoo, Boost Mobile, PowerHouse Books among other clients.