mom & popism mom & popism
aug 10, 2009

mom & popism

photo: james and karla murray

mom & popism presented by gawker artists 210 elizabeth street, new york august 15, 2009 and by appointment through august

gawker artists is currently presenting mom & popism, an exhibition curated by billi kid reinterpreting james and karla murray’s latest book, store front: the disappearing face of new york. the book features photographs by james and karla murray, that depict the unique storefronts that have defined the urban landscape in new york’s many neighborhoods, but are slowly disappearing. the exhibit features images from the book, reproduced at near life-size scale on the rooftop of gawker media. these images then became canvases for some of the most notable street artists from around the world, who each left their own artistic mark. the result is an impression of new york that is slowly fading, calling into question the cultural and economic landscape as well as the role of art. the show will only be open to the public on august 15th, but additional exhibition viewings are available by appointment though august.

http://artists.gawker.com lady pink in front of ‘ralph’s’ image with artwork by shiro, lady pink and david cooper photo: james and karla murray

artworks by shai r. dahan, buildmore blanco, carlito brigante photo: james and karla murray

mom & popism artists at work photos: james and karla murray

artwork by cern, under water pirates, ticky, celso, goldenstash, chris rwk photo: james and karla murray

artwork by matt siren, plasma slugs, royce bannon, infinity photo: james and karla murray

mom & popism artist at work photo: james and karla murray

artwork by peru ana ana peru, enamel kindom, kngee, the dude company photo: james and karla murray

mom & popism artists at work photos: james and karla murray

artwork by morgan thomas, cake, veng rwk, destroy & rebuild, cern photo: james and karla murray

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