~JOWY ROMANO, ‘SEE SOMETHING’ – last week
last week to catch, don’t blink !!
JOWY ROMANO . . . ‘SEE SOMETHING’ – a photo-shopped presentation of 4 subway ‘artists’.
also presented by ART@TEKSERVE – in the front entry glass display case.
JAN 12 – Feb 24, 2013
TEKSERVE – 119 W 23rd ST – CHELSEA, NYC
for more info: on the in-store exhibit – JOWY ROMANO/’See Something’
JOWY ROMANO, who runs the compelling archive: SUBWAY ART BLOG
has curated a small but S-W-I-F-T (!!) ‘photo-shopped’ subway art display – in the TEKSERVE entry glass cases – facing the interior of the store.
the exhibit ‘re-imagines’ site-specific NYC subway art, with small scale works produced specifically for this show – by 4 artists who do … the art you walk by everyday, underground, truly !! – and is . . . termed by ART@TEKSERVE curator, JAN ALBERT: an “installation celebrating uncommissioned art in the subway.” (!!)
first of all, all ye graphic designers: check out Jowy’s biz card, great design, and fonts . . . or what !!
SUBWAY ART BLOG: Art, photography, events, music, graffiti, culture. and yes, he takes … submissions.
from the installation:
JILLY BALLASTIC . . .
“a paste-up artist out of BROOKLYN, known for tagging the New York City subway with site-specific historical images, revamped idioms as policy advisories, and computer errors inserted into platform advertisements.”
MOUSTACHE MAN . . .
“scrawled his moustache tag on countless subway advertisements over the course of a year until he was arrested in 2011. He now stars in a comedy show at UCB Theatre about his experiences becoming one of the NYPDs most wanted graffiti artists.”
Poster Boy . . . “up yours”.
“Poster Boy is a NYC-based street artist who is well known for his witty remixes of subway advertisements. Some of his work is political, some satirical, and some vulgar; all share one goal, subverting advertisers.”
p.s. last I heard, Poster Boy was an “art collective”, haha well, that’s one creative route to getting around the subway ‘pa-trols’, esp as Poster Boy … singular or plural (!!) really tends to shred the original ads to pieces – so he really got into some serious deep trouble. (nancy)
PHOTO of JOWY ROMANO & INSTALLATION PHOTOS: NANCY SMITH