CALL IT STREET ART, CALL IT FINE ART, CALL IT WHAT YOU KNOW

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      Call It Street Art, Call It Fine Art, Call It What You Know is an exhibition of twenty-one graffiti and mural artists recognized for their work in public spaces across the city of Houston. Their art reflects the politics of claiming access to the city environment.

      Most of the artists are self-taught. They exhibit the moral dignity and the mastery of an art that lie outside the academic and commercial tradition of fine art. In other words, because they are free of the conventions of the commercial gallery system and the university, they are able to develop visual ideas and forms in new, powerfully energetic ways. Their work is a measure of the raw creativity of the community, and their subject matter deals with issues that are both personal and of general interest to an extremely diverse multi-cultural community.

      While all of the work is connected in one way or another to traditional street art, it is different—it is street art that has become fine art. It is Houston’s own novel extension of that tradition. As such, it is an important new contribution to contemporary art in Houston and another sign of the cultural vitality of this important city.

      CALL IT STREET ART, CALL IT FINE ART, CALL IT WHAT YOU KNOW
      May 25, 2013 - September 14, 2013

      Participating Artists:

      ANAT RONEN
      LEE WASHINGTON
      MICHAEL C. RODRIGUEZ
      DUAL
      SKEEZ181
      DECK WGF
      SEBASTIEN “MR. D” BOILEAU
      THE DEATH HEAD
      EYESORE
      EMPIRE I.N.S.
      DANIEL ANGUILU
      ANA MARÍA 
      ACK!
      TATUM ONE
      ANGEL QUESADA
      SODE 
      VIZIE
      KC ORTIZ
      Featuring: LEE CARRIER for the Texas Art Education Association
      Gas Station across the street: WILEY ROBERTSON & BRYAN COPE

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      • Featured Books
      • Made in Palestine | Hermann Nitsch
      • Power Pathos | Red Fall
      • Frontera 450+ | Expatria
      • Salvatore Scarpitta

      crude book

      Andrei Molodkin: CRUDE - $31
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      Andrei  Molodkin’s exhibition Crude, exhibited at the Station Museum of Contemporary Art from November 2011 to February 2012

       

      iraqi-artists-in-exile

      Iraqi Artists in Exile - $33
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      Iraqi Artists in Exile is the second museum-level exhibition of contemporary Iraqi Art in the United States.

       

      mel-chin

      Mel Chin: Do Not Ask Me - $37
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      Do Not Ask Me was a critical selection of key works exhibited in a one person exhibition in 2006 at the Station Museum of Contemporary Art.

      made-in-palestine

      Made in Palestine - $22
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      Made in Palestine is the first museum exhibition in the United States devoted to the contemporary art of Palestine. It is a survey of work by artists living in the West Bank, Gaza, and parts of Israel.

       

      hermann-nitsch

      Hermann Nitsch: The Orgies Mysteries Theater - $20
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      Hermann Nitsch may have stirred more controversy with his art than any artist of the last fifty years, but in times like these, characterized by perpetual war and human brutality, his cause and his art are righteous and highly pertinent.

      power-pathos

      Power Pathos - $12
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      POWER PATHOS is an exhibition of the work of five artists, Ron English, Clark Fox, Gibby Haynes, Daniel Johnston and Anthony Ausgang, who have deep Texas roots.

       

      red fall

      Red Fall - $7
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      All art is political in the sense that it either directly or indirectly supports or opposes the agenda and perceptions of the ruling classes. Artists and politicians confront opposing issues of freedom. The artist deals with freedom of expression whereas politicians make laws restricting freedom.

      frontera 450+

      Frontera 450+ - $7
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      Over the last ten years, the issue of the murdered women of Juárez has become a serious concern to human rights activists around the world. Frontera 450+ consists of the work of seventeen distinguished artists who are bringing their art to bear on these horrendous crimes.

       

      expatria

      Expatria - $12
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      Expatria is an exhibition of ghosts, transient afterimages and lingering sounds on the perimeter of hearing. The title, Expatria, suggests the separation from national markers, both physical and cultural.

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      Salvatore Scarpitta: Outlaw Art At Racing Speeds - $27
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      Salvatore Scarpitta had a major solo-exhibition at the Art Car Museum in Houston, Texas, February 17 - May 1, 2001. Salvatore Scarpitta (23 March 1919 – 10 April 2007) was an American artist best known for his sculptural studies of motion.