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JoAnne Artman Gallery

Breaking Ground: Redefining the Urban Experience” Featuring John “CRASH” Matos

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Current Exhibitions at JoAnne Artman Gallery


JoAnne Artman Gallery at CONTEXT New York

  • America Martin,
  • John "CRASH" Matos,
  • Anna Kincaide,
  • Audra Weaser,
  • Opens: May. 02, 2019
  • Closes: May. 05, 2019
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

THE WILD BUNCH- FEATURING BILLY SCHENCK, GREG MILLER + AMERICA MARTIN

  • Billy Schenck,
  • Greg Miller,
  • America Martin,
  • Opens: Sep. 05, 2019
  • Closes: Oct. 26, 2019
  • Reception: Sep. 05, 2019
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

THE ART OF FASHION

  • Jane Maxwell,
  • Pedro Bonnin,
  • Opens: Feb. 14, 2019
  • Closes: Mar. 31, 2019
  • Reception: Feb. 14, 2019
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

REVERIE: Featuring AUDRA WEASER

  • Audra Weaser,
  • Opens: Apr. 11, 2019
  • Closes: May. 31, 2019
  • Reception: Apr. 11, 2019
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

HALF NAKED

  • Ray Turner,
  • Opens: Sep. 13, 2018
  • Closes: Nov. 03, 2018
  • Reception: Sep. 13, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

CONCRETE JUNGLE: Featuring John “CRASH” Matos

  • John "CRASH" Matos,
  • Opens: Nov. 08, 2018
  • Closes: Dec. 31, 2018
  • Reception: Nov. 08, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

“ENDLESS SUMMER” Featuring Danny Galieote

  • Danny Galieote,
  • Opens: Jun. 14, 2018
  • Closes: Aug. 31, 2018
  • Reception: Jun. 14, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

URBAN FLORA: Featuring Penelope Gottlieb, Anna Kincaide + Greg Miller

  • Greg Miller,
  • Anna Kincaide,
  • Penelope Gottlieb,
  • Opens: May. 10, 2018
  • Closes: Jun. 02, 2018
  • Reception: May. 10, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

“THE NEW FIGURATIVE” Featuring America Martin

  • America Martin,
  • Opens: Feb. 08, 2018
  • Closes: Apr. 13, 2018
  • Reception: Feb. 08, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

“Saddle Up” New Works by Billy Schenck

  • Billy Schenck,
  • Opens: Nov. 16, 2017
  • Closes: Jan. 20, 2018
  • Reception: Nov. 16, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Population Defaced

  • Ray Turner,
  • Opens: Mar. 16, 2016
  • Closes: May. 28, 2016
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

JoAnne Artman Gallery at CONTEXT New York 2016 (Booth C17)

  • America Martin,
  • Opens: May. 03, 2016
  • Closes: May. 08, 2016
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: 40

“Kinetic Energy” Featuring Lee Waisler

  • Lee Waisler,
  • Opens: Mar. 16, 2017
  • Closes: Apr. 29, 2017
  • Reception: Mar. 16, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

JoAnne Artman Gallery at CONTEXT, New York, Presenting works by AMERICA MARTIN & JOHN “CRASH” MATOS

  • America Martin,
  • John "CRASH" Matos,
  • Opens: May. 03, 2017
  • Closes: May. 07, 2017
  • Reception: May. 03, 2017
  • Hours: 2 - 5pm
  • Admission: free

Breaking Ground: Redefining the Urban Experience” Featuring John “CRASH” Matos

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  • Opens: Sep. 08, 2016
  • Closes: Oct. 31, 2016
  • Reception: Sep. 08, 2016
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

“Contemporary Consciousness” Featuring JAMES WOLANIN and JANE MAXWELL

  • Jane Maxwell,
  • James Wolanin,
  • Opens: Jun. 01, 2017
  • Closes: Sep. 02, 2017
  • Reception: Jun. 01, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

"This Is America” New Works by AMERICA MARTIN

  • America Martin,
  • Opens: Nov. 17, 2016
  • Closes: Dec. 30, 2016
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Deconstructing Allusion: Featuring Greg Miller

  • Greg Miller,
  • Opens: Sep. 07, 2017
  • Closes: Nov. 11, 2017
  • Reception: Sep. 07, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

When

Sep 08 - Oct 31, 2016

  • Reception: Sep 08, 6 - 8pm

Where

JoAnne Artman Gallery

  • 511 West 22nd Street, Suite A, New York NY 10011 Map
  • 949.510.5481

About

JoAnne Artman Gallery, Presents:
“Breaking Ground: Redefining the Urban Experience” Featuring John “CRASH” Matos
September 8, 2016 – October 31, 2016
Artist’s Reception: Thursday, September 8th, 2016 from 6pm-8pm
Please RSVP: 949.510.5481 by September 4th, 2016

JoAnne Artman Gallery
511A West 22nd St. || New York, NY 10011
Contact: JoAnne Artman
Telephone: 949-510-5481 || E-mail: joanneartman@aol.com
Website: www.joanneartmangallery.com
CRASH

You know it when you see it, graffiti we mean. It's edgy. It's powerful. It speaks to the streets. It speaks to the people of the streets with statements of Revolution and Evolution, where Impermanence becomes Freeing. See its public outrage morph into private solidarity; works that tease with bold abstraction and sophisticated amusement. You’ll be biting to become part of this artistic crew.

CRASH (b. John Matos, 1961, Bronx, New York) took an interest in unconventional artistic expression at an early age. At just 13 years old, he began following the older teens from his neighborhood to the train yards and began bombing. Designated as “CRASH” after he accidentally crashed the computer in his school, his name started appearing on trains circulating all throughout New York City. By 1980, the display of his work transitioned from train yard backdrops to canvases on gallery walls. CRASH transformed the graffiti movement by curating the groundbreaking "Graffiti Art Success for America" at Fashion MODA. CRASH’s career took off and he saw instant international popularity. His work has been part of numerous museum and gallery exhibitions around the world, including shows such as “Graffiti” at the Brooklyn Museum of Art and “Art in the Streets” at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles.

Regarded as a pioneer of graffiti art, CRASH’s work combines elements of both traditional fine art and underground urban art creating a dialogue concerning the very nature of art itself. With apparent Pop-Art influences showcased amongst a subcultural street art foundation, CRASH allows viewers to explore the impartial quality that art has to offer, reminding us that great art can be found everywhere, whether it be on the side of a train, encompassing the surface of a building, or displayed on the walls of an art gallery.


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