Feb 10th 2017
Off the Wall: closing reception
@ Studio Oh!
1837 S Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60608
Opening Friday, February 10th, from 6PM - 10PM
On view through Tuesday, February 28th
Come to a closing for the Studio Oh! show inspired by graffiti and street art. The purpose is to capture the transient nature of graffiti to allow it a permanent base within institutional art.
Contemporary graffiti grew in popularity in the 1970’s onto subway cars, trains and city buildings becoming recognized as a public exhibition and as an act of defiance. The combination of stylized letters and symbolism is a form of self-expression to give a voice to the voiceless. These artists have spent several years mastering and rendering their craft to translate from the streets to a traditional gallery setting.
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