MOM & POPism Installation in New York City

mom-and-popism-1a

Photographs: Raphael Brion

mom-and-popism-2

On Saturday we checked out the MOM & POPism installation on the rooftop of Gawker's HQ in New York. 16 graffiti artists were invited to do their work over life-size replicas of photographs from the "Store Front: The Disappearing Face of New York" exhibit at the Clic Bookstore & Gallery, the photographic survey by James and Karla Murray documenting disappearing mom-and-pop stores.

Said curator Billi Kid, "I think there's a loss of context when you see graffiti in a white cubicle. This is an attempt to bridge that gap and make the work a little more relevant in the way the public views it." Functioning as a sort of synthesis between street art and photography, in some ways it's one last chance for the artists to leave their mark on storefronts that are quickly vanishing. The only public viewing was this past Saturday, but additional exhibition viewings are available by appointment throughout August (send an email artists@gawker.com).

mom-and-popism-1b

mom-and-popism-3

mom-and-popism-4

mom-and-popism-5

mom-and-popism-6

mom-and-popism-7

mom-and-popism-last

—Raphael Brion

Video: Making Of

Coverage Elsewhere

Gothamist
Arrested Motion
Wallpaper
Gawker Artists

Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

Leave a Reply

We welcome and encourage interesting, thoughtful, or amusing comments. First-time comments are held for moderation - think of it as "auditioning." Once your comment is approved, use the same name/email pairing, and your comments will appear instantly. Please follow basic etiquette: don't self-link or spam, don't troll, and don't leave unproductive non-contributions. For an avatar, register your email with Gravatar.

Creative Commons License

©2008-2010 Eat Me Daily