The grandson of a self-taught painter, Gregg Bruno aka Col — from an early age — loved modern art, particularly abstract expressionism. Twenty years ago, he began hitting the streets of NYC and beyond as a graffiti writer. His current work – a mix of 3-D styles on paper and found objects – is currently on view at Orchard Windows Gallery on Manhattan’s Lower East Side. Here are some images:
The exhibit continues through Sunday @ 37 Orchard Street in NYC.
That was a long week. But at least it was a fun one too. For one thing, Jill Cohen was in town for a show at my university. Definitely have a look at her drawings. That’s some crazy skill. Here’s the art news I’ve been reading:
Shepard Fairey’s latest print is called Eat The Rich. I hate to be the one to call him out on this one since many will understandably perceive it as hypocritical of me, but can a millionaire artist really legitimately make that statement? I know he is a hard-working guy who has been at this for decades, but then the proper time for that rhetoric was 20 years ago. Not when his art sells for hundreds of thousands to millionaires and his overpriced t-shirts are found in the fanciest clothing stores. Plus, the man is a committed and unashamed capitalist. Thoughts? Maybe he is just using the phrase as an example of a culture he is interested in, rather than as part of an intended propaganda poster?
We headed down to the Orchard Windows Gallery this afternoon to check out Cassius Fouler’s solo exhibit,Unpaid Dues, a series of small works in bold colors featuring his signature characters and wry references to popular urban culture. Here’s a sampling: