For his first solo show, NohJColey has fabricated an installation that is nothing short of fantastic. Whenever a street artist moves to the gallery there is the fear that the installation will wash out the grimey aesthetics that made viewers love the work in the first place. Without giving too much away, I will say that In the Midst of Living has stylishly recreated this atmosphere.
Piled with cardboard boxes, wood, and drips, Weldon Arts has brought the breathless feeling of discovering a one-of-a-kind wheatpaste into their space. Piece after piece has been framed to a perfection that only further underscores the detail oriented nature of NohJ’s portraiture. This show will knock the wind out of you and make you never want to leave. To be blunt, if you are in the New York City area and miss this show you are a fool.
Opening Friday, September 7th from 6pm-9pm.
Photos by Rhiannon Platt