TT Underground Gallery will be hosting a solo exhibit featuring the latest work by Ghost, entitled “Then and Now.” The exhibit opens on September 8th 2011.
It’s safe to say GHOST’s legendary status in the lore of NYC subway graffiti’s past was not achieved with some self-consciously plotted career path to art world success. In fact, GHOST was more concerned with the transgression than the aesthetics of letters at the time- and transgress he did. He hated the preciousness of some writers, and attributes his loose, un-planned, flowing style –that persists to this day– to needing to get up and get away. When he later took to drawing, he elaborated on his own aesthetic and dark humor by creating crazily inventive and irreverent possibilities for his letters and characters. Soon after, he merged these ink apparitions with his street-borne skills as a colorist, and has continued to enjoy a level of facility and mastery of these forms for some time now—and without the level of risk of the old days.
TT Underground Gallery
91 Second Avenue (Below Toy Tokyo)
New York, NY 10003
September 8th-18th, 2011