The Great Outdoors, Installation view


The Great Outdoors, Installation view


The Great Outdoors, Installation view


LA II, Pegasus, 2010,
Oil and enamel marker on plastic sign, 46 ¼ inches diameter

Darkcloud, No Calm, Only Storm, 2010
Enamel on metal, 25 x 61 ½ inches


El Celso, Otto's Dream, 2010,
Spray enamel on canvas, 66 x 96 inches


Michael De Feo, Flower (orange), 2010
Maps, blueprint paper and acrylic screenprint inks on canvas, 45 x 23 inches


Lady Pink, Queen Matilda, 2007
Acrylic on canvas, 68 x 44 inches

Stikman, An Extensive Capriccio Landscape, 2010
Foil on found wood, 36 x 12 inches


RD, Head Case, 2010
Oil-based marker on hand-cut wood, Framed: 43 x 37 inches


Kenji Nakayama, Concrete Jungle 4, 2010
Enamel, spray paint with 10 layer stencils on wood, 42 x 28 inches



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The Great Outdoors

May 8 - July 24, 2010

The great outdoors has long been a place of escape. The raw connection with nature and its elements has a certain allure. For street artists the great outdoors provides another dimension. These artists carry on the enlightened tradition of adapting their artwork to weather, people, space and situation. Some are early pioneers, decades before working in this setting was socially acknowledged as art. They have managed to risk the elements of extinction, theft, decay and urban renewal.

Woodward Gallery features the following celebrated, outdoor artists to respond to their personal environment: Royce Bannon, Darkcloud, Michael De Feo, El Celso, LA II, Kenji Nakayama, Neckface, Lady Pink, Matt Siren, Stikman, and Swoon.

These artists have proven the art of survival and have thrived in the urban environment. Their individual works have become indelible, iconic images for the public.

Since street art is exposed and unprotected from all the elements of the outdoors, this exhibition is a study of the inspirational effect and cultural exchange when extracted for further contemplation in an indoor-gallery setting.

Please join us for the opening reception Saturday, May 8th 6-8pm.


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