(New York, NY) – Graffiti. Today such a word automatically triggers certain perceptions and assumptions that are not always favorable. The best way to correct misunderstandings and assumptions is to bring those being criticized to the stage to discuss the art of graffiti and its evolution.
F.O.K.U.S. presents “Aerosol Academics,” a visual arts show and artists discussion that will take place on October 17th, 2009 at Solefood NYC from 7pm until 11pm. This show features works from graffiti writers from the ‘80s and ‘90s, namely Crane TMT; Ink 76 Bad inc; Part TDS; Priz TSF; Ree 2 MTA; Sonic 002 Bad inc and Stan-One TSF, many of whom have been featured in the PBS Documentary “Style Wars” and the classic book “Subway Art” by Martha Cooper and Henry Chalfant; two widely regard looks at the graffiti culture. “Aerosol Academics” will give a first-hand look at the art from and provide an interactive discussion with the artists to learn about their start and evolution in the art from of graffiti.
We will have free Frank151 books thanks to N.Y. Kings, limited edition shirts from Scrap Yard and Fresh Industries; free beverages from Pepsi, Brooklyn Brewery and IZZE and live art thanks in part to Montana Colors! There will also be several surprises at the event.
We would like to thank our sponsors- Solefood NYC, Fresh Industries, Brooklyn Brewery, Scrap Yard, Art Crimes, Pepsi, N.Y. Kings, @149st and IZZE– for providing the space and product donations for the event.
38 Lispenard St.
Between Church and Broadway
New York, NY 10013
Saturday, October 17th, 2009
From 7pm until 11pm
Suggested donation $5.00
You can take the 1,6, A/C/E, N/Q/R/W, J/M/Z to their Canal St stations and you are walking distance away.