We Exist. This statement demands that a collective group be seen, heard, and felt.
An exhibition Curated by Peyton Scott Russell, will feature the work of more than 30 local, regional, and national artists, examines and explores the influences of Graffiti on art, people and culture.
We Exist will run July 12 – 30, 2012 at Intermedia Arts, 2822 Lyndale Ave South, Minneapolis.
We Exist concept is to highlight the artistic attributes of Graffiti Art, Street Art, the genre it self, and the artists that produce it. It especially highlights Graffiti/Street Artists that make traditional art and design.
We Exist also examines artists that incorporates the graffiti aesthetic and the tools of the craft into their work. It is about the aesthetics of Graffiti and Street Art and its influences on people and culture, thus allowing anyone to understand, study, practice, exploit and simply enjoy it.
Gallery hours are Monday-Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturdays noon to 5 p.m. The Opening Reception is July 12, from 6 to 9 p.m., and Closing Reception on Aug. 30, from 6 to 9 p.m. Both events are free. Suggested Donation for the gallery is $3.
Special events include a July 23-27 Graffiti Camp, with instructors JoJo & Peyton. It is recommended for youth in grades 7 to 12 and registration is required.
A Film Night will be held July 27. More details are online at www.IntermediaArts.org.
A Book Signing event with special guest SCAPE Martinez, author of GRAFF: The Art & Technique of Graffiti; GRAFF 2: Next Level Graffiti Techniques; and just released GRAFF: Color Workbook, Explore New Coloring Techniques will be held Aug. 18 from noon to 3 p.m. and is free and open to the public. A Black Book Session Drawing Jam will follow from 6 to 9 p.m. Both events are free and open to the public.