CRAZE ART SHOW: BRINGING THE LONDON STREETS TO LA
London to Los Angeles, from the perpetually overcast to the consistently sun soaked, Art No Cube is pleased to announce CRAZE, an exhibition of contemporary street art and a bridge between the two world renowned centers of counter culture.
From May 12 till June 2, in The Whole 9 Gallery, 3830 Main St, Culver City.
Out of London’s esteemed urban sprawl, across the Atlantic, across the American Mid-West, to the streets and shores of Los Angeles, CRAZE brings to the public eye, seven rebellious innovators, political provocateurs, wits and poets, members of the biggest art movement in the 21st Century. Passionate troublemakers who continuously paint and rework the city backdrop, treating the streets as an ever-changing canvas, competing with the congestion of corporate advertisement, with developer led gentrification and council sanitization programs.
A SELECT CAST OF REBELS
From the sardonic statements of Mobstr, to Edwin’s scrawled freehand slogans and drawings, and Aida Wilde’s poster campaigns, these artists disrupt the directional communication of billboard advertisements and road signage.
Against wider societal and global concerns, stand the politically informed group portraits of Helen Bur and Wasp Elder, newsfeed assembled compositions which seek to make the daily migrant tragedies and rising nationalism stand out from the screen.
To the surrealist, Bosch-esq imagination of PANG, whose work expands from detailed water-coloured paintings to wall sized graffiti renditions of Renaissance masterpieces, ironically being erased.
Or the advertising styled illustrations, products and installations of Darren Cullen, whose children’s toys, pop-up shops and poster campaigns unpick the techniques of social propaganda, be it the EU referendum, the use of fossil fuels or the military industrial complex.
A SLICE OF LONDON REBELION
One world renowned melting pot to another, CRAZE celebrates a set of artists on the frontline. They reflect the daily conditions of disenfranchised youth culture: the rent hikes, the redevelopments, the consumption and rebranding of what was once considered fringe and belonged to them.
An exhibition as much as an exchange, a temporary moment to communicate aesthetic sensibilities and methodologies of revolution. Positioned at a critical juncture, when both Europe and America are facing upheaval of their core tenants, this exhibition offers a slice of London’s commitment to defiance, to be matched by Los Angeles.
Featuring Aida Wilde, Darren Cullen, Edwin, Helen Bur, Mobster, PANG, Wasp Elder. Curated by Meryem Dipdere (Art no Cube)
The Whole 9 Gallery
3830 Main St, Culver City
CA, 90232, USA
Saturday 12th May
7pm - 10pm
13th May - 2nd June
11am - 7pm