We stopped by Gallery 151 for the opening reception of Grafology. Poached from Michael Namer’s private collection, Grafology features graffiti canvas pieces by Ero, LA2, Koor, and some multimedia pieces from hip- hop impresario, Fab 5 Freddy. At center of Grafology lies exhibited sections of the legendary 151 Wooster Wild Style Wall, a collaborative graffiti mural that was thought to be a myth, but was later uncovered by Namer in 2007.
“GRAFOLOGY, playing-off the literal definition of “graphology”, the pseudoscience of handwriting, refers less to the forensics of the written word than it aims to probe the recesses of the writer’s mind. The works that comprise GRAFOLOGY offer just that, encapsulating the energy and momentum of their creators beyond the facture of traditional painting. The gestures that form every shape are still pulsing with the passion of their creation, leaving viewers with a clear view straight back to the New York of the 1980s and the talent that persists to this day.”
– Gallery 151.
Curated by Miz Metro, the reception saw appearances from Fab 5 Freddy himself and even superproducer, Swizz Beatz, stopped by to soak up the vibes. Grafology will be on view from February 7th -12th.
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