World Trade Gallery and Arts Org NYC present “OFF THE WALL,” a group exhibition

Opening Reception: March 15, 2016
Runtime: March 15 to April 15, 2016
World Trade Gallery, Manhattan, NYC
wtgallery.com, artsorg.nyc

New York, NY. World Trade Gallery and Arts Org NYC are pleased to present OFF THE WALL, a group exhibition of established and emerging contemporary artists with roots in street art, muralism and graffiti. The show runs from Tuesday, March 15 through April 15, 2016 with an opening reception Tuesday, March 15 from 6 – 9 p.m. WT Gallery is located in downtown NYC at 120 Broadway (Cedar Street Entrance).

OFF THE WALL features 15 artists from Arts Org’s mural project in Long Island City, Queens. Curator Joshua B. Geyer highlights the cultural diversity and influences of the artists–hailing from seven countries, not to mention Queens. The show reveals the dynamic range of styles and versatility– from sculpture to abstract painting to eye-stopping photo realism–that emerge as the artists’ creativity flows from the street into the studio. The gallery’s ceiling, for instance, features an exquisite glass & steel chandelier from a series of lightworks by long-time graffiti aficionado Poneros.

Participating artists include: Crash, Daze, Cern, Li Hill, Case Maclaim, See One, Icy & Sot, Cekis, Alice Mizrachi, Marina Zumi, Rubin 415, Werc, Dmote, Erasmo and Poneros.

A percentage of artwork sales will go to support Arts Org’s public mural project in Queens.

World Trade Gallery is located at 120 Broadway (Cedar Street Entrance). Gallery hours are Monday-Friday 10-6, Saturday & Sunday 12-4 and by appointment. For more information on the gallery, contact WT Gallery at info@wtgallery.com. For more information about Arts Org NYC, visit www.artsorg.nyc or contact artsorgnyc@gmail.com.

PREVIEWS

Shuffling between the Bronx, Manhattan & Brooklyn on studio visits & delicate art handling missions, curator Josh Geyer cut these mini riffs on featured artists: CRASH, DAZE, RUBIN & ICY & SOT

INTERVIEWS

Crash

Daze

Rubin 415

Icy & Sot

DOCUMENTATION

Roland Hyde Jr’s @rolandstoned documentation montage capturing the pulse of the show as it comes to life on site–with World Trade Gallery owner Doug Smith, Curator Josh Geyer, Poneros and crew. Great work!

OFF THE WALL GOES LIVE

Thank you to all who made OFF THE WALL a reality and such a success.

Special thanks to Curator Joshua B. Geyer for the vision, creative effort and for bringing everybody together. To Doug Smith and his team at World Trade Gallery in the heart of the Financial District for the opportunity, teamwork and love for the work. And to all the artists and community making and sharing the magic.

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