MOCAtv posted a walk through of the Underbelly Project in NYC. Keep your eyes open at 1:44 and If You See Something Say Something.
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Street Art Way Below the Streets (click to see original news article)
Layer 1 of 3 of SEE painting
German call to ban workplace kiss
Layer 2 of 3 of SEE painting
Chimpanzees Exchange Money for Sex (click for the original news article)
Layer 1 of 3 of YOU canvas
Number of Americans in poverty hits record high
Layer 2 of 3 of YOU canvas
New Australian Passport Allows Third Gender
Layer 3 of 3 of YOU Canvas
Thai prisoner boxes for freedom (click for original news article)
Layer 1 of 2 of IF painting
Supercomputer predicts revolution
Layer 2 of 2 of IF painting
After a full year underground, The Underbelly Project is resurfacing this December in Miami during Art Basel. Presented in its own pop up gallery from 1 December – 5 December, the show will feature original artwork from many of the 103 international artists that participated in the hidden subway project. This exhibition will highlight the essence of the abandoned New York City station known as the Underbelly.
Included in the show are street, graffiti and fine artists alike. The full line-up of artists include: Faile, Dabs & Myla, TrustoCorp, Aiko, Rone, Revok, Ron English, Jeff Soto, Mark Jenkins, Anthony Lister, Logan Hicks, Lucy McLauchlan, M-City, Kid Zoom, Eric Haze, Saber, Meggs, Jim & Tina Darling, The London Police, Sheone, Skewville, Jeff Stark, Jordan Seiler, Jason Eppink and I AM, Dan Witz, Specter, Ripo, MoMo, Remi/Rough, Stormie Mills, Swoon, Know Hope, Skullphone, L’Atlas, Roa, Surge, Gaia, Michael De Feo, Joe Iurato, Love Me, Adam 5100, and Chris Stain.
The show will feature video footage of artists at work, still documentation, as well as recorded sounds heard in the tunnel. There will also be a preview of the unreleased We Own the Night: The Art of The Underbelly Project book. It will be available as a limited edition collectors boxed set before the public release in February.
THE UNDERBELLY SHOW
General Opening 2nd December 8-10 pm
Open to the public 2nd December – 5th December
The gallery will be located at 78 NW 25th Street in Wynwood in Miami, FL.
The Underbelly Project
In 2009 PAC and Workhorse started a project in an abandoned subway station in New York City. Over the course of a year and a half they invited over 100 contemporary artists to leave their creative mark inside the station. Working illegally, the project worked towards documenting a cross section of contemporary art, free of the commercial restrictions of the traditional gallery environment. Once the project had come to and end, the entrance was sealed trapping the art inside and creating an ephemeral time capsule. The project received praise internationally, including a front-page article from The New York Times.
For the exhibition I created three large News Headline painting. Each letter of the words ‘IF’, ‘YOU’, and ‘SEE’ is a small section of an entire painting based on texts from news headline. After each layer was finished the form of the larger letters was taped off and the rest of the canvas was erased to make way for the next story to be painted on top of it. This process acts as a study of how the media and news itself works. We are presented with the biggest stories everyday and almost immediately they begin to fade into memories as new stories are released and take priority on the front page. What we are left with are fragmented memories of all of this information. I’ll be posting the layers soon.
‘IF’, ‘YOU’, and ‘SEE’
Acrylic and spraypaint on canvas
each 150 x 200 cm (59″x79″)