We’re happy today to see BSA photographer Jaime Rojo in The New York Times with two great shots to highlight our Swoon and DAZE event next week at the Museum of the City of New York.
Taking our theme from DAZE’s current exhibition there called “The City is My Muse” we will highlight a number of artists in the streets who have found that New York is an important inspiration in their story telling.
A life-long New Yorker, DAZE will talk to us on stage about his process and practice of integrating personal and city imagery into a psycho-social painted collage style that he has developed since first writing on MTA trains in the 1970s and 80s. Street Artist Swoon will share her interaction with the streets of New York during the 1990s and 2000s and her highly individualized tracing of the lives of everyday people initially in paper cuts, later in linotype prints wheat pasted on city walls.
One important correction to the New York Times caption for the top image – the artists are Chris Stain and Billy Mode on the rooftop shot. It was a mural we organized with them on the occasion of Martha Cooper’s birthday 5 years ago. The image of the child is from a photograph by Martha Cooper. (she loved it!)
For more on the March 2 presentation “Street Art Stories” with DAZE, Swoon, Steven P. Harrington, Jaime Rojo, and you – please CLICK HERE.