Street artist Sara Lynne Leo got big this year on New York Streets – or at least her tiny genderless figures did. Hoisted high on these boarded-over businesses in Soho these human sized figures illustrate the difficulty we’re all having with spacial relations.
As an unofficial collaborator, the wise and veteran Stikman shows up to put in his two cents, saying, “Wash your hands.”
Breathing is fundamental to life, yet many black and brown people and their allies fought this year for the actual and metaphorical right in the streets, media, public square, classroom, and boardroom. This hand-sprayed phrase on an empty billboard space was as impactful as any laboriously created mural we saw this year.
Who would have guessed the prophetic quality of this mural we discovered in Berlin in February when we were preparing our upcoming exhibition at Urban Nation. We were perplexed at the time and wondered what it augured for the new year.
“Go out, breathe, listen and trust your gut in 2020.”