A place-making ethnographic dive into the global obsession of street art, this unique show invited out the urban explorer in everyone. BRONX x NOLA pays homage to the fact that the breakdown of a single city and its streets differ wildly in the language, music, artists, style and street politics. Come learn why these individuals paint, why they chose the colors or imagery or letter style, because it all has meaning. It's a fascinating world you can explore right here in New Orleans!
I worked with Nissa Johnson Teissier of Brand New Orleans Art Gallery, to curate a collection that celebrates the global obsession that is street art for a show that includes a coterie of international and local street artists, from emerging to the pioneers of graffiti art. The show is in collaboration with WallWorks NY.
The exhibition includes new works created by the artists and many make reference to the influence, mark and reach New Orleans makes upon a person, whether you are a tourist, frequent visitor, transplant or local. The line-up includes muralists, stencil artists, street artists and graffiti being created by artists based in or from the Bronx and New Orleans:
(WallWorks NY) represented by Crash, Bio, Ceet and Steph Burr
(NOLA) represented by AZ, CSTR, Henry Lipkis, Jeremy Novy and Kate Hanrahan
(TopMob Artists) represented by Bugs, Axe, Baser, Elleone (Lionel Milton), Kane (Jamar Pierre), Painter, Sank, Swan and Fat Kids from Outer Space