Thursday night it was a true gathering of the tribes –
Old Skool, Art Skool, Graff Crews, Street Art, Hipsters, Hip-Hop, Electro, Blue-haired, Blue themes, Critics, Kids, Collabo’s, Lolitas, Lotharios, Murals, Markers, Canvasses, Cans, Wheatpaste, Stickers, Sculpture, and Script. This might just be what community looks like. Every where you turned, the senses were flooded, and cellphones and electronic gadgetry were revealed for what they lack in the competition for connectedness and D.I.Y. inspiration.
Surpassing many of the street art group shows of the past few years, this one was obviously very organic and full of love, rather than hype.
When Afrika Bambaataa and Soul Sonic Force finally picked up their mikes and Martha Cooper broke off from signing books with Henry Chalfant to expertly weave with her camera, the crowds’ momentum was already in full swing. No one can doubt that this scene, whatever label you care to give it, is on fire right now and the creative spirit is at work in the belly of the people.
Good luck tracking it’s trajectories.
Thanks to the Combine and the talented Jazz Beaulieu for the images below:
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Other shots from the show……
“Work To Do” is at 112 Greene Street in Soho, NYC, and runs through April 16.
More info – Endless Love Crew