Neo Con New York Opening in Brooklyn
This weekend, New York City street art takes center stage at the 17 Frost Gallery in Williamsburg. The Neo-Con Collective, made up of renown street artists Aakash Nihalani, Ellis G., and Poster Boy, has created an exhibition of collaborative installations for the gallery that will open Saturday.
17 Forest has praised the artists for their innovative and thought provoking work.
The collective consists of artists that utilize ephemeral mediums to create public art, focusing on neo-contextualizing the mundane. Their works, on and off the street, possess urgent relevance to modern societal contradictions and conflagrations, confronting the humanness of discomfort and dissatisfaction with typical, routine, existence.
Aakash Nihalani is known to many New Yorkers for his colorful geometric designs that have turned up on buildings around the City. Poster Boy is well-known in the street art world for creating mash-ups using existing ads to create completely new images. The two recently collaborated on a temporary display of reproduced pieces from MoMA’s collection.
The opening Reception for Neo Con New York will be March 21, 2009 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm at 17 Frost Gallery, located at 17 Frost Street between Union Avenue and Lorimer Street in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
· Neo Con [Official Site]
· The New Poster Boy for NYC Street Art [Jaunted]
· NYC Taped by Aakash Nihalani [Jaunted]
[Photo: Art Info]