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JoAnne Artman Gallery

CONCRETE JUNGLE: Featuring John “CRASH” Matos

  • 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

  • Crash,
  • 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

Nov 08 - Dec 31, 2018

  • Reception: Nov 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:
CONCRETE JUNGLE: Featuring John “CRASH” Matos
Fall/Winter 2018
Artist Reception: Thursday, November 8th, 2018 from 6pm-8pm
Please RSVP: 949.510.5481 by November 1st, 2018

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

Iconic, sleek and smooth, the visual style of John “CRASH” Matos resounds with a singular, signature vibrancy. Throughout his almost four decade career, CRASH’s work has engaged with environments on a huge scale - ranging from his early murals on the sides of NYC subway trains in the 70’s, to more recent projects such as a large mural commission at Miami’s Hard Rock Football Stadium. JoAnne Artman Gallery is pleased to present the artist’s new body of work that continues this conversation around scope, scale, and environment, through a continued exploration of the spray paint medium.

CRASH’s radiant, fluorescent palette cements his work firmly in the present as the artist works within a dialogue culled from classic pop culture, comic book and print references. A frequent collaborator, CRASH’s process is rooted within his identity as a Bronx-born graffiti artist, having come of age in the hip-hop fueled Bronx of the late 1970s. His distinct style made him an iconic part of the NYC visual landscape, while also pioneering a new age for graffiti in 1980 when he curated the pivotal “Graffiti Art Success for America” exhibition at Fashion MODA. In his new work he widens the scope in a gestural exploration of form and shape, with a continuously unfolding narrative that plays out over each surface, barely contained to the planes of the canvas.

Whether on city streets or gallery walls, concrete or canvas, CRASH’s works are instantly recognizable. Continuously engaged in various projects and commissions his work is also part of numerous museum shows, with works in many permanent museum collections such as the Museum of Modern Art (New York), Brooklyn Museum (New York), Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (Scottsdale), and Stedeljik Museum (Amsterdam).

CRASH’s work will inspire, provoke, engage and mesmerize. With visual perceptions always changing, peek behind the stories told and you're sure to find the right artistic expression!


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