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Art August, 12 2009

MOM & POPism Exhibition

An interesting new exhibition featuring graffiti works, street art and photography openend its doors in New York. Entitled “MOM & POPism”, the exhibition has been put together by James and Karla Murray, known for their work at Store Front. The exhibition is taking place on the roof of the Gawker Media headquarters.

“Sponsored by Gawker Artists, an online artistic community and curated by renowned New York graffiti artist Billi Kid, the exhibition consists of a series of close to life-size photographic canvases shot by the Murray’s of a variety of ethnic, time-worn store fronts from New York’s various neighbourboods. The expansive canvases have then been left to a variety of graffiti artists including Blanco, Cake, Lady Pink and Zoltron, to deface at their leisure.

The result is an energetic synthesis of painting, photography, collage and graffiti. Combining the high-shine cartoon aesthetic of the street art with the grubby true-to-life look of the storefronts.

The show is an understated critique of New York City’s ever-altering façade and the places, people and artists that have shaped its creative culture – a culture which James and Karla Murray believe to be slowly slipping away at the hands of neglect and homogeny.”

UPDATE: Thanks to the folks in the comments we came across this great video, showcasing how the exhibition came together.

Take a look at some of the large scale works from the MOM & POPism exhibition after the jump.

Via Wallpaper.

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