Brooklyn, NY- Urban Folk Art Gallery is pleased to announce their August show “the Usual Suspects 2”. Opening August 5th at 7pm, it will show a collection of Graffiti art created by artists who got their start writing graffiti in the 70’s and 80’s.
In an age where Graffiti is a widely accepted art form, used in everything from advertising to high fine art, most of the 13 artists showing began their artistic journeys in Brooklyn decades ago when Graffiti was an underground art movement started by disenfranchised youth. The artists include locally known as well as widely celebrated artists such as DANCE, REBEL, NEST, REK, SNATCH, KEO, POET, JAMES TOP, MOS ONE, BASIC, CHIEF, AND KC. These artists who began their Graffiti careers so long ago continue to help mold the contemporary Graffiti scene today. Some of the artists have been continuing to exhibit work far and wide, use their abilites for commercial and charitable ventures, and most of them continue to paint murals legal and otherwise. The First Usual Suspects show was held nearby a year ago, while the NYPD Vandal Squad was parked outside due to the notorious artists showing within.
Curated by Anthony Jehamy and Adam Suerte. Anthony and Adam grew up in the same South Brooklyn neighborhood, and began writing Graffiti as teenagers in the early 80’s. Anthony is still painting murals, curating Graffiti art shows, and working in photography. Adam is co owner of Brooklyn Tattoo®, and Urban Folk Art© studios/gallery where he tattoos, paints, curates, and works in many mediums and art realms.
Urban Folk Art© Gallery was opened in January, 2011, and shows many different disciplines, as well as different levels of undiscovered, emerging, and established artists. The type of work shown will be anything from comtemporary painting, drawing, printmaking and photography, to comic art, legendary Graffiti artists, and contemporary illustration.
“ The Usual Suspects 2” Art Show will take place at the Urban Folk Art© Gallery, 101 Smith Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201, and will be up until the end of August.