“Unusual Suspects” at 17 Frost : Art, Friendship and Collaboration

Street Art can be a very singular activity, and if you desire, you can do your own thing without ever hanging with the crew. Royce Bannon has never been interested in the Lone Wolf approach, preferring to work with friends on projects. In fact, as part of the Endless Love Crew, he brought about the big “Work to Do” show in Soho a couple of years ago with a truckload of mostly New York Street Artists, all working collaboratively to pull off one of the most lively freeze-frames of the current scene, without attitude.

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Royce Bannon and Dark Clouds (photo © Jaime Rojo)

For “Unusual Suspects”, opening Saturday,  the curator and artist invited some of these same artists to this nice open community space in Williamsburg with one important requirement; They all needed to collaborate on a piece with a least one artist in the show.

When asked why he wanted the artists to collaborate he explained that a lot of them work together in many shows but most of them have not painted together on a single piece. In a collaboration you are more cognizant of the working style of the other, and, while not losing your own identity, you are part of a conversation. The resulting work is something entirely different from what either one could have produced solo. The process here involved passing the work back and forth over a period of time with each artist adding his or her contribution. Instructed Royce “Do what you want – just make it look good!”

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Chris RWK and Matt Siren (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Most of these names are seen on the street and it is always interesting to see how the work translate to the framed pieces on gallery walls. Included in this offering are a number of individual pieces that span a wide range of styles and one can clearly see these Street Artists going forward in their personal explorations.

“Unusual Suspects”At 17 Frost Gallery in Williamsburg, Brooklyn opens this Saturday, February 26.

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Deekers, Celso, Infinity and Stikman (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Keely and Dark Clouds  (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Moody and Sno Monster (left) Chris RWK (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Infinity (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Dark Clouds (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Keely (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Matt Siren (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Mutz/Moody (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Nose Go  (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Royce Bannon (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Celso, Keely and Mutz collaborate on the scaffolding outside the gallery (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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A detail view of the front facade of the gallery (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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A detail view of the front facade of the gallery (photo © Jaime Rojo)

To read more details about “Unusual Suspects” click on the link below:

http://www.brooklynstreetart.com/theblog/?p=17537

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