Urban Folk Art Gallery is gearing up for their yearly homage to the bridge with over 30 NY artists confirmed to participate (including Dead Flowers Productions very own Lee Greenfeld). A wide variety of artists from different mediums from photographers, painters, illustrators, comic book artists, printmakers, tattooers, to legendary graffiti artists, are slated to exhibit. "The city tends to celebrate this anniversary in increments of 25 years ( 75th, 100th, 125th), I have lived near the bridge all my life, it is a constant factor in my art, whether it be painting, tattooing, drawing or printmaking, so why not celebrate every year?” says curator and resident artist Adam Suerte. The Brooklyn Bridge was opened to the public on May 24th,1883.
Three years ago, when the gallery hosted the 130th anniversary, Suerte had just bought 25 gallons of surplus paint that the DOT was auctioning off to vacate a supply warehouse in DUMBO. He had every artist use that paint in their pieces that year. That won’t be a requirement this year, but there are still five gallons left that Suerte has repackaged and will be on sale at the gallery.
Opening reception - Friday, May 20th at 7PM
Urban Folk Art® Studios
, 101 Smith Street, Brooklyn U.S.A.
Show runs until June 20th.
Gallery hours: Tuesday - Saturday, 12-9PM and Sundays, 1-8PM