Curated by Damon Johnson Featuring the work of Thomas Frost, Eric Inkala, Damon Ginandes, Jason Anderson, Alexander Dawson, Damon Johnson, and Kid Lew
The title of the show is a reference’s Diamond D’s song of the same title. The song was recorded in 1990 and released 2 years later. It was the first time the legendary producer rapped on record. The secret of his skills in multiple mediums was revealed.
‘The Best Kept Secret’ will be an unveiling of sorts. Secrets will be revealed. The unknown made known. This is their first chance, for some in the show to display their talent in a gallery setting. The exhibited artists have secrets or secret identities or have produced work in secret. While hometowns vary from Brooklyn, Westchester, Boston, and Minneapolis; they all have roots in graffiti and street art. Names have been changed or retired, some are still infamous, and all are intertwined to an aerosol past, in which many have criminal history for the sake of their art.
Each artist has a distinctive style, and unique way of creation, from the use of bold colors to stencils to ceramic sculpture these artists have created their own style and techniques. While each artist work varies stylistically and thematically, the ferocious attitudes and bold statements resonate similarly. Some secrets can’t be kept forever.