Opening reception for Urban Pop, a new art exhibit featuring five well-known artists whose work incorporates graffiti, street art, architecture, and urban culture. Among the artists featured in Urban Pop, include Luis “Zimad” Lamboy and Shiro, whose controversial work appeared on the murals at 5Pointz, a warehouse complex and graffiti mecca in Queens. Their work, along with several other artists, was subsequently destroyed when whitewashed by the property owner and was the subject of a prolonged court battle, ultimately decided in favor of the artists, awarding them $6.75 million.
In addition to Luis “Zimad” Lamboy and Shiro, other artists include Michelle Carollo, Will Power, and Lenny Achan. Carollo, who conquers “one white wall at a time,” has exhibited at MOMA PS1. Power, is a self-taught contemporary artist who was influenced by graffiti and hip-hop culture. And Achan’s style reflects his experiences growing up in New York City as a graffiti and street artist in the early 1990s.
Urban Pop will be on display until September 8, 2018, weekdays from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday & Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., admission is free.