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Modus Vivendi
Endless Love Crew: Recent Works


June 27 - July 18, 2007

Street art has a long history in New York City and today
is enjoying a renaissance. By transforming blank walls
into brilliant canvasses and urban detritus into provocative
assemblages, it enriches the homogenized landscape of
the modern metropolis. With origins in the ancient world,
and often the sole venue for dissenting voices in oppressive
regimes, anonymous and pseudonymous public artistic
expression flourishes under the protection of
democratic society.

The Endless Love Crew is a collective of artists based in
New York City. The group is known for its live collaborative
open-canvas sessions, which in nearly three years have
attracted dozens of artists from all over the country and
the world, including England, Japan, Germany, Norway, Brazil
and Switzerland. The group also gathers on a regular basis to
produce art that is showcased on and off the streets, be it
small works on paper, wall-sized canvases or 18-wheelers.

ELC artists create and install their works on rooftops, in
backyards, in stolen moments on borrowed surfaces. They
work with stencils, stickers, and paint brushes, in mixed
media and with found objects. Each site-specific creation
captures the spirit of a unique place and time, but in this
ephemeral genre a masterpiece may vanish as quickly as it
appears. The urgency inherent in the work is manifest in the
dynamic compositions and jarring layered montages that are
characteristic of ELC collaborations.

With broad influences including Otto Dix, Robert Rauschenberg,
Jenny Holzer, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Takashi Murakami, Barry
McGee, Lady Pink, Futura, and Bazooka Joe Comics, the voices
of ELC artists are as diverse as their audience. Their images meld
in an expressionist riot of color, text, and form, at once
nightmarish and joyous. Their work remarks on the contemporary
political, spiritual, sexual, and popular cultural climate with irony,
sarcasm, anger, pleasure, and, always, humor.

Marissa Schlesinger
Lecturer, Art History

Endless Love Crew
Abe Lincoln Jr.
Anera
Celso
Flaca
Gore-B
infinity
Meeka
Royce Bannon + Splat

Participating artists
Abby
Ad Deville
Anon
Anthony Goicelea
Ass Panther
Audio
Bloke
Branded
B-Spek
Calma
CATV
C-Damage
Chris Stein
C-Monster
Creeper
Dan Sherbert
Darce
Daria
Darkcloud
Deuce Seven
Diane & Aaron
Dirty Boards & Julia
Droo
Elbow-Toe
Ellis G.
Envy
Erupto 327
EWOK
Faro & ADHD
Fear
Feels Weird
5003
Flower Face Killah
Gamma Blog
Goons
Gorilla Killah
Gus & Isaac
Haculla
Irena Kittenclaw
is this you?
Jack III
Jakey Jake
Jazz & James
Jens
Jeriko
Jesus Saves
Judith Supine
Keely
Kelly Burns
Kid Oedipus
Klepto
Least Wanted
Lobster Roll
Loso
Luna
Lynette Burkley
Matt Siren
Michael DeFeo
Michelle
Mike Von Wahule
Milquetoast
MOMO
My Dog Sighs
Naks
Net
NUK
Ollie
Paulie A.
Peripheral Media Projects
Peter & Bjorn aka PUDW
Phallic Mammary
Pi
Picardo
Plasma Slug
Pufferella
R. Deeker
Ricardo
Robots Will Kill
Samuel & Adam
Sife
Skewville
Smeller
Snub
Stephanie
Storker
Supa Mushi
Supah-Stah
Super K8
Swine
Tefsukaz
TGS Crew
TT
Two Dollar Bill
The Holy Abigrail & Stephanie
The Upper Hand
The Viking
Thundercut
Tiki J
Tony Bones
Vanessa
Wacky Doodler
Wrona

Participating Kingsborough Students
Olga Kozlova
Fabiolare
William Farmer
Ilona Gorka
Anthony Meyers
Igor Roytman
Jonathan Silletti
Yelena Sitnikova
Jamela Turner
Emrah Usar


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