STAND ALONE GALLERY, ARTIST ARCHIVE || Gawker || Mom & Popism
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August 15-26, 2009
Nolita, New York, NY

Stand Alone Gallery served as the walls and backdrop for on the most ambitious projects undertaken
be Gawker Artists, led by the Dimmit Sisters, Elizabeth and Genevieve. Gawker Artists is a subgroup of
Gawker Media. The installation was an arduous process battling against the forces of weather(a fierce
gale, blazing sun and pounding rain). Despite nature the walls were raised, painted and sealed thanks
entirely to the help of dedicated friends and fans of SAG and GA.

After the walls were finished, the curator Billi Kid wheat pasted photographic assemblages of various
storefronts over a 100 linear feet around the roof. The original photographic works were part of a book
entitled (link)Store Front: The Disappearing Face of New York by artists James and Karla Murray.
A group of the most talented graffiti artists worked over top of the wheat pasted images culminating in
an impressive synthesis of fine art and street art.

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Stand Alone Gallery

Stand Alone Gallery_Daniel Quinn

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Gawker Press Release

New York City (July/Aug 2009): Gawker Artists presents MOM & POPism, an exhibition curated by
Billi Kid reinterpreting James and Karla Murray's latest book, Store Front: The Disappearing Face of
New York, in unique collaboration with many of today's hottest graffiti and street artists.

Store Front: The Disappearing Face of New York is a breathtaking visual guide to New York City's
cultural heritage, with special emphasis on the historic streets and ethnic shops that have defined
its many neighborhoods. Meticulously photographed, its powerful images of time-worn institutions
will be printed at close to life-size scale and installed on the Gawker Media roof, becoming canvases
on which select graffiti and street artists are invited to leave their indelible marks. The result will be
a unique impression of a New York City that seems to be fading with each passing day. Our cultural
and economic landscape will be called into question, the role of art, particularly graffiti and street art,
will be subject to reinterpretation.

Curated by Gawker Artist Billi Kid, MOM & POPism brings together graffiti and street artists to create
new artworks on top of the Murray's photographs. The collaborating graffiti and street artists represent
some of the most notable artists in the street art community and the media at large. These include
Blanco, Buildmore, Cake, Celso, Cern, Chris (RWK), Crome, Cycle, David Cooper, Destroy & Rebuild,
Enamel Kingdom, Goldenstash, Infinity, Kngee, Lady Pink, Matt Siren, Morgan Thomas, Peru Ana
Ana Peru, Plasma Slugs, Royce Bannon, Shai R. Dahan, Shiro, The Dude Company, Tikcy, Under
Water Pirates, Veng (RWK), Zoltron and Billi Kid. New York City (July/Aug 2009): Gawker Artists
presents MOM & POPism, an exhibition curated by Billi Kid reinterpreting James and Karla Murray's
latest book, Store Front: The Disappearing Face of New York, in unique collaboration with many of
today's hottest graffiti and street artists.

Store Front: The Disappearing Face of New York is a breathtaking visual guide to New York City's
cultural heritage, with special emphasis on the historic streets and ethnic shops that have defined
its many neighborhoods. Meticulously photographed, its powerful images of time-worn institutions
will be printed at close to life-size scale and installed on the Gawker Media roof, becoming canvases
on which select graffiti and street artists are invited to leave their indelible marks. The result will be
a unique impression of a New York City that seems to be fading with each passing day. Our cultural
and economic landscape will be called into question, the role of art, particularly graffiti and street art,
will be subject to reinterpretation.

Curated by Gawker Artist Billi Kid, MOM & POPism brings together graffiti and street artists to create
new artworks on top of the Murray's photographs. The collaborating graffiti and street artists represent
some of the most notable artists in the street art community and the media at large. These include
Blanco, Buildmore, Cake, Celso, Cern, Chris (RWK), Crome, Cycle, David Cooper, Destroy & Rebuild,
Enamel Kingdom, Goldenstash, Infinity, Kngee, Lady Pink, Matt Siren, Morgan Thomas, Peru Ana Ana Peru,
Plasma Slugs, Royce Bannon, Shai R. Dahan, Shiro, The Dude Company, Tikcy, Under Water Pirates,
Veng (RWK), Zoltron and Billi Kid.

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Stand Alone Gallery_Daniel Quinn

Stand Alone Gallery_Daniel Quinn

Stand Alone Gallery_Daniel Quinn

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more info at www.artists.gawker.com

 

 

 ARTIST BIO: GAWKER ARTISTS
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Curators Elizabeth and Genevive Dimmit

Gawker Artists is a curated online art community and exhibition program promoting the works of artists of all media. Participating artists receive profile pages on Gawker Artists and are eligible to have their works published in the ad space on Gawker Media titles and included in Gawker Artist sponsored exhibitions. All participation for artists and exhibitors is free.

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