Street Art Exhibition at Gallery 363


Exhibition of Street Art
Gallery 363, 363 South Main
Opening Reception Friday, July 26, 6-9pm
Work on display by appointment only through August 26, call 901.452.8033

Native Memphian Wallace Joiner, now in Nashville, volunteered as a curator of this exhibition which will open for the July 26 trolley tour at Leadership Memphis Gallery 363. With five artists and over 40 works this show is big in size and impact. The show opening will be held from 6:00 – 8:30 pm at 363 South Main.

Joiner has recruited artists from both Memphis and Nashville from the show including –

· Nosey42 lives and works in Memphis, TN. He earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Memphis in graphic design. He has recently gained acclaim for his ongoing work with the Urban Arts Commission Mural program and “I Love Memphis” campaign.

· Hunter Paser is a self taught artist born in Memphis, TN. He has a keen eye for colors and using them in an abstract fashion, incorporating shapes and different blend techniques into his work.

· Audie of Nashville. His work centers on using his medium to mimic nature’s dynamic mixture of color and texture, employing color combinations, strategic drips and splatters, and overlapping stencils to achieve the desired effect.

· Bryan Deese is an artist, designer and publisher. Deese has been a fixture in Nashville's hip-hop scene for decades. His publication CONCRETE Magazine has become Nashville's historical record for urban culture.

· Michael Wyatt will also be participating in the show.

Said Joiner, "I have always been interested in street art and street culture: skateboards, graffiti, music, and dance styles carry a certain conversation with each other. They have been a fascination of mine since I was a teenager growing up in Memphis. These arts are meant to be shared amongst friends in a community, and they can range from friendly to controversial and everything in between."

She continued, “Although the true passion of this group of artists is working outdoors on a large scale, they all also work in the studio to perfect techniques, explore ideas at a more intimate level, and to create works that are meant to last. Learning how challenged they are to work in such a small medium is fascinating to me. In essence, their street painting style appears as if under a microscope, exposing the imperfections of working with spray paint and the immense precision required for detailed stencil work. However, the end result of facing these challenges is often surprising, as the individual personalities and painterly qualities of these artists emerge. “

The show will be on display through August 26. Viewings of the show after the opening night are by appointment only; appointments can be made by calling 452-8033. Gallery 363 is managed by Allen Hall Projects.

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