But today we want to put a little sunshine on a handful of the women who create work for the street, including this new stuff that popped up this week in Bushwick. The casual passerby doesn’t normally have a clue who has put work on the street or their gender and they either like it or don’t – the work has to stand on its own and its fate and duration is determined by a complex set of every changing rules and factors. But if you want a non-sexist review of your work, then do it anonymously- which the vast majority of Street Art is outside its immediate peer group.
Cake (photo © Jaime Rojo)
This group of artists – Alice Mizrachi, Cake, Elle, Gilf!, Sheryo, and Vexta – is local, national and international, just like the rest of the scene, and was pulled together by Gilf! She took a few minutes to tell BSA readers about the motivation for this project and the experience. And there was one woman Street Artist who was present in Gilf!’s mind – can you guess who she is referring to?
“As a woman who was solely inspired to begin working in the streets by another female artist, I have felt the need to bring a group of women on one wall together for some time. While we tend to be few and far between in the chaos of the street art world I feel our messages can be empowering for women of all ages. When we show work all together in one place that power can be exponential.
I was really excited to see how each artist interpreted the concept of honoring women in her own unique voice. Our struggles and victories can sometimes be very different than men’s, and to create that discussion all together was truly a unique experience. I have to say I was impressed at how quickly and hard these ladies worked to create such great art. There is typically an aura of support and community that tends to be universal in our world of creating art for the public, and this wall had that in abundance” – Gilf!
Cake. Detail. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
AM (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Gilf! and Elle (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Gilf! Tribute to The Mothers Of Plaza De Mayo in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Detail. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Elle. Detail. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Vexta (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Sheryo (photo © Jaime Rojo)
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