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Lady Pink & AIKO, Brick Ladies of NYC

Ad Hoc Art
49 Bogart Street
March 21 - April 20, 2008
Reception: Friday, March 21, 7 - 10 PM
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Opening Reception: Friday, March 21st, 7pm-10pm

After Party

featuring DJ Painted, DJ $mall ¢hange & Doc Delay Friday, March 21st, 10pm-late MARBLE & STONE INC 8 Ingraham Street Brooklyn, NY 11206 (After Party has a $5 suggested donation.)

Ad Hoc Art is honored to present ‘two generations of female street art’ in the form of Lady Pink and Aiko.

Lady Pink was born in Ecuador, but raised in NYC. In 1979 she started writing graffiti and soon was well known as the only female capable of competing with the boys in the graffiti subculture. Pink painted subway trains from the years 1979-1985. She is considered a cult figure in the hip-hop subculture since the release of the motion picture “Wild Style” in 1982, in which she had a starring role. While still in high school she was already exhibiting paintings in art galleries, and at the age of 21 had her first solo show at the Moore College of Art. As a leading participant in the rise of graffiti-based art, Lady Pink’s canvases have entered important art collections such as those of the Whitney Museum, the MET in New York City, the Brooklyn Museum and the Groningen Museum of Holland. She has established herself in the fine arts world, and her paintings are highly prized by collectors. Lady Pink continues to mature as an artist, producing ambitious murals commissioned for businesses and creating new paintings on canvas that express her unique personal vision. Lady Pink will be taking part in an exhibition at the Bronx Museum almost simultaneously with her show at Ad Hoc Art in Brooklyn. Pink also has a vinyl figure coming out through Kid Robot in May of 2008.

Aiko was born in Tokyo and currently resides in NYC. Since powerfully breaking out on the fine art scene she has exhibited in such galleries as Merry Karnowsky (Los Angeles), Lineage Gallery (Philadelphia), New Image Art Gallery (Los Angeles), Iguapop Gallery (Spain), Revelations (Tokyo),and Leonard Street Gallery (London). Being an immigrant from Japan, Aiko has herself been discovering Americana-type pop imagery and then re-creating it in new and innovative ways. Aiko’s work walks that thin, fragile tightrope between acceptance and disdain, beauty and danger, unconsciously mirroring the day to day life of your average Brooklyn resident. Aiko has a vinyl figure coming out through Kid Robot almost simultaneously with her show here at Ad Hoc Art in Brooklyn. She has also been selected to be on a panel at the Brooklyn Museum in conjunction with the upcoming Takashi Murakami Exhibition.
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