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Out of the Everything: Evolution of the Graffiti Artist
August 15, 2014 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pmFree
Graffiti will take center stage when a new exhibit, Out of the Everything: Evolution of a Graffiti Artist, opens at the Mother Brook Arts & Community Center (MBACC) next month.
The exhibit includes work from 12 street artists, showcasing not just works of graffiti, but also work representing the artists’ evolution into other art forms. Works on display will include photographs, prints, paintings and wood pieces.
The exhibit’s Opening Reception will be August 15th from 7 to 9 p.m., and will include a meet & greet with the artists, Sounds by Serge Gamesbourg, as well as refreshments from Whole Foods of Dedham. Complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks will be served.
The show’s title comes from two places: a collection of essays written by science fiction author Isaac Asimov, and a favorite poem of curator Renee Johnson, written by George MacDonald, called “Baby.” The first two lines of the poem are:
“Where did you come from, baby dear?
Out of the everywhere into here.”
Johnson, a Dedham-resident and first-time curator, said the exhibit will shatter preconceived notions of graffiti as an art form.
“The artists represented in Out of the Everywhere are taking the signature style of graffiti—with bold colors, intense imagery and urban themes—to a whole new level. What is considered ‘street art’ has evolved to become an important piece of the contemporary art portfolio,” said Johnson, who conceived the show after hearing about MBACC, which was created to act as a catalyst for the economic development, revitalization and enrichment of the surrounding neighborhood and the Town of Dedham.
The show will run through October 18, 2014 at MBACC, 123 High Street in Dedham, MA. Viewing hours after the opening reception will be Wednesdays through Fridays, noon to 6 p.m. and Saturdays, 1 to 4 p.m.
The artists included in the exhibit are:Percy Fortini Wright, Boston, MA
Cedric Douglas, Quincy, MA
David Taylor (DS7), Stoneham, MA
Jason Talbot (SWAT), Boston, MA
Rob Gibbs (ProBlak), Boston, MA
Naldi Silva, Boston, MA
MRNVR, Boston, MA
Jamie O’Neill, Gloucester MA
Joel Lewis, Boston, MA
John Rodriques Brewer, Dorcester, MA
Brian Life, Boston, MA
Sean Flood, Boston, MA
Read more at http://motherbrookarts.org/node/268.
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