Ends: Saturday, 10/10/2015
Damien A Roman Fine Art and One Art Space are pleased to present Attack the Block, a concise survey of contemporary street art in America, September 18 through October 10, 2015. This exhibition opens with a public reception for the artists Thursday, September 17, 6 - 9pm.
Co-curated by Damien A Roman, Tim Conlon and Alex Emmart, Attack the Block features work by 25 street artists whose art is intricately linked to their urban environment. This diverse exhibition includes many subgenres within street art such as Pop Surrealism, Geometric Abstraction, Figural, Sociopolitical and classic Graffiti.
All over America, in every city, artists are currently changing the landscape. Armed with wheat-paste, brushes, stencils, spray enamel and other tools of their trade, these devoted ambassadors of art prowl the streets looking to utilize the urban landscape as their canvas. Whether the artists' impetus is to beautify urban blight or instigate a dialog within the community, there is no ignoring the creative mark that these artists are making and the international art world has taken notice.
The co-curators of Attack the Block have teamed up with One Art Space to bring the best street artists from around the country, and the world, to the definitive center of the street art universe, New York City. Artists participating in Attack the Block range from future stars to established forces within the global art community. Many have had their work exhibited in important museums and galleries including the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, the Museum of Modern Art, NY, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Brooklyn Museum, Deitch Projects and the Corcoran Gallery of Art just to name a few. Profiles of these artists and their work have appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, Artnews, Juxtapoz, the New York Daily News, The Observer, High Fructose and many more relevant publications.