It was a celebration and survey of the current best work from emerging street artists and studio practiced ones who just happened to be fierce women. AF came to the group show that certainly pushed the low brow ephemera of street art that has become elevated with the talent of these artists of the fairer sex. Pushing gender aside, it was amazing art that can hold its own and the fierce factor growled to an audible level. Definitely, it will not be ignored. According to Joseph Gross, founder of ArtNowNY, this show is a validation and a real tour de force showcase of women artists creating significant work today. It was also one of the easiest to install as fate really came together to galvanize this special show. Maya Hayuk is notable for her recent mural on the corner of Bowery and Houston. Swoon and GILF are street artists pushing for the serious pedigree of their work as socio-political conversation starters. But it is best to evaluate the content and aesthetic heft of the works rather than who made them because it does push the envelope as it should. The show was curated by Melissa McCaig-Welles and included the following talents of: AIKO, Alice Mizrachi, Alison Mosshart, Amanda Reily, Christina Neener, ELLE, GILF, INDIE 184, Katrina Del Mar, LADY PINK, Laura Mylott Manning, Maya Hayuk, Mia Tyler, Monique Mantell, QUEEN ANDREA, SHERYO, Sophie Alexia de Lobtienere, Sofia Bachvarova, SWOON, Tracy Piper, and VEXTA.
Please click below for our interview with Joseph Gross of ArtNowNY:
PUSH IT / On View: April 3 – 26, 2014
ArtNowNY. 548 West 28th Street, 2nd Floor. NYC, NY 10001
Text by: Oscar A. Laluyan
Photography and video by: Max Noy Photo