Modus VivendiEndless Love Crew: Recent WorksJune 27 - July 18, 2007
Street art has a long history in New York City and todayis enjoying a renaissance. By transforming blank wallsinto brilliant canvasses and urban detritus into provocativeassemblages, it enriches the homogenized landscape ofthe modern metropolis. With origins in the ancient world,and often the sole venue for dissenting voices in oppressiveregimes, anonymous and pseudonymous public artisticexpression flourishes under the protection ofdemocratic society.
The Endless Love Crew is a collective of artists based inNew York City. The group is known for its live collaborativeopen-canvas sessions, which in nearly three years haveattracted dozens of artists from all over the country andthe world, including England, Japan, Germany, Norway, Braziland Switzerland. The group also gathers on a regular basis toproduce art that is showcased on and off the streets, be itsmall works on paper, wall-sized canvases or 18-wheelers.
ELC artists create and install their works on rooftops, inbackyards, in stolen moments on borrowed surfaces. Theywork with stencils, stickers, and paint brushes, in mixedmedia and with found objects. Each site-specific creationcaptures the spirit of a unique place and time, but in thisephemeral genre a masterpiece may vanish as quickly as itappears. The urgency inherent in the work is manifest in thedynamic compositions and jarring layered montages that arecharacteristic of ELC collaborations.
With broad influences including Otto Dix, Robert Rauschenberg,Jenny Holzer, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Takashi Murakami, BarryMcGee, Lady Pink, Futura, and Bazooka Joe Comics, the voicesof ELC artists are as diverse as their audience. Their images meldin an expressionist riot of color, text, and form, at oncenightmarish and joyous. Their work remarks on the contemporarypolitical, spiritual, sexual, and popular cultural climate with irony,sarcasm, anger, pleasure, and, always, humor.
Marissa SchlesingerLecturer, Art History
Endless Love CrewAbe Lincoln Jr.AneraCelsoFlacaGore-BinfinityMeekaRoyce Bannon + Splat
Participating artistsAbbyAd DevilleAnonAnthony GoiceleaAss PantherAudioBlokeBrandedB-SpekCalmaCATVC-DamageChris SteinC-MonsterCreeperDan SherbertDarceDariaDarkcloudDeuce SevenDiane & AaronDirty Boards & JuliaDrooElbow-ToeEllis G.EnvyErupto 327EWOKFaro & ADHDFearFeels Weird5003Flower Face KillahGamma BlogGoonsGorilla KillahGus & IsaacHacullaIrena Kittenclawis this you?Jack IIIJakey JakeJazz & JamesJensJerikoJesus SavesJudith SupineKeelyKelly BurnsKid OedipusKleptoLeast WantedLobster RollLosoLunaLynette BurkleyMatt SirenMichael DeFeoMichelleMike Von WahuleMilquetoastMOMOMy Dog SighsNaksNetNUKOlliePaulie A.Peripheral Media ProjectsPeter & Bjorn aka PUDWPhallic MammaryPiPicardoPlasma SlugPufferellaR. DeekerRicardoRobots Will KillSamuel & AdamSifeSkewvilleSmellerSnubStephanieStorkerSupa MushiSupah-StahSuper K8SwineTefsukazTGS CrewTTTwo Dollar BillThe Holy Abigrail & StephanieThe Upper HandThe VikingThundercutTiki JTony BonesVanessaWacky DoodlerWrona
Participating Kingsborough StudentsOlga KozlovaFabiolareWilliam FarmerIlona GorkaAnthony MeyersIgor RoytmanJonathan SillettiYelena SitnikovaJamela TurnerEmrah Usar
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