I’ve had this brewin’ since just after I conjured Idol 3, in November of ’07.
The premise is still the same. If I could convince a gallery to let me curate a show and persuade some top notch artists to participate in it? This would be my (next) show:
If you know these streets, then these streets know you
I had already been admiring Vincent Valdez’ dramatic drawings from his Stations series. And I’ve kept my eye on Robert Pruitt’s work since he graduated from UT. I enjoy the way his images mash the two cultures he operates in.
But it was the paintings of Michael Vasquez [via] that catalyzed these artists as new contemporary reflections of urban life without using graffiti as a crutch.
The intensity from Valdez and Vasquez immediately asked for a faceoff as “rivals”. But that left Pruitt awkwardly in the middle as more sculptural and less confrontational. Then along comes Luis Gispert to complete the “rumble”.
On the first wall would be Vincent Valdez, getting ready to throw down.
Luis Gispert will back him up with stylish beats and sweet rides. Sculptures on the floor and a video (
direct link to video from gallery website updated link 11/23/11) on the next wall.
Next to Gispert’s video would be Robert Pruitt’s For Whom The Bell Curves. Sculptures would run interference and be trash-talkin’.
Finally on the third wall, Michael Vasquez would be flashing signs at Valdez’ drawings.
When it’s time to handle business, then you know what to do…
I’ll tell you ’bout what I sees.
*I’m a sneaky bastard. Again, without permission but with the utmost respect, all images were taken from the respectfully linked websites. Please don’t send G-Man (or thugs!) after me.