The Brazilian street art exhibition, LEGAL, which was recently showing in Washington DC, has now gone on show in NYC, at the Porter Contemporary in Brooklyn, giving New Yorkers the chance to see Brazilian street art in New York, which is admittedly not that unusual, with the likes of Eduardo Kobra recently painting murals there, and the Brazilian Born, NYC raised artists Pixote also.. along with fairly regular visits by Brazilian artists, but this is a gallery space with 5 Brazilian artists:
Rodrigo Branco, Gen Duarte, Nick Alive, Tikka Meszaros, and Vermelho Steam, are the artists involved in the exhibition Legal (meaning cool in Portuguese), some examples of their work can be seen from the streets of Sao Paulo below.
Taken from the official Press Release:
LEGAL challenges visitors to think of street art as a polyvalent practice with an infinite capacity for social change and community building. A catalog with full-colored reproductions and texts by specialist authors will be available in a digital format online, and for sale in print.
In addition to the exhibition at Gallery 102, the artists will participate in a series of programming events in Washington, DC and Maryland, as part of a partnership with The Arts Council of Anne Arundel County. Commissioned murals include Park Plaza in Annapolis (September 27- 28) and BWI International Airport (September 29- October 1). On October 2, a VIP reception and print signing will take place at Metropolitan in Annapolis. On October 3, the artists will lead a graffiti camp at ArtFarm Annapolis, and on October 4, the artists will lead a Graffiti Demonstration as part of the Annapolis Fringe Festival.
The events in Washington, DC and Maryland are the first part of the artists’ exhibition tour, which will continue onto New York City in November 2014 and Miller, Indiana in February 2015.
WHERE: Porter Contemporary (DUMBO location): 55 Washington Street, Brooklyn, New York
WHEN: Friday – Sunday, 12 – 6 PM. Nov. 21 – Dec. 21, 2014