The urban door is one of the most frequently used canvases for street and graffiti artists around the world, it’s frame providing temporary shelter for the elusive artist, it’s surface proclaiming missives for all the world to see. The door is the subject of the landmark group exhibition, the Great Out Doors, on view at Williamsburg’s Artbreak Gallery from the 2nd to the 29th of May, 2009.
Curated by Billi Kid and Luna Park, the exhibit features approximately 30 doors, re-appropriated by some of today’s hottest artists working the street. This show offers each artist the opportunity to expand on painting, stenciling and wheatpasting skills honed on the streets.
Street and graffiti artists love to work within the metropolitan environment and pay close attention to all available exterior facades, most notably the door.
Each of the following participants in the show has at one point or another transformed a door or two for public consumption:
Billi Kid, Blanco, Broken Crow, Buildmore, Cake, C-Damage, Celso, Cern, Chris (RWK), Deeker, Destroy&Rebuild, Dude Company, Feral, Goldenstash, Imminent Disaster, Infinity, Kngee, LA 2, Matt Siren, Morgan Thomas, Peru Ana Ana Peru, Plasma Slugs, Veng (RWK), Royce Bannon, Skullphone, Stickman, Windowzoo and Yassie Goldie.
The exhibit will also features “Street Doors” a slide photo show by Luna Park.
Artbreak Gallery is proud to bring in the doors. Our gallery began with an excitement for what was happening outside and a desire to capture the illusive evasive “street”, “graffiti”,”urban” art. We are overwhelmed by the response and caliber of these fine artists.