Tools of the Trade Exhibition

SPACE, 6 West Street, Old Market, Bristol, BS2 0BH

01173763457
https://www.facebook.com/events/2049921335280987/

Monday 25 June 2018 – Sunday 01 July 2018
Opening Hours: 11:00 - 18:00

ARTWORK + PRINTS + T-SHIRTS + SPRAY PAINT + STICKERS + MORE

Preview Night: 25th June – 6.00 – 10.00pm – (BYOB)

From spray cans and paint rollers, to bolt cutters and balaclavas;
This collection of found objects sheds light on to the underworld subculture of Graffiti. Examining the tools used by artists to gain forced access to their chosen canvas and execute their often risky, and illegal work.

These assortments of items are individually and collectively symbolic of a vastly impactful art movement that has spread throughout the entire globe. First recognised as ‘Graffiti’ at the start of the Hip Hop movement in the working class areas of New York in the early 1970s, the movement has since grown to an astronomical scale, and is now widely accepted by the masses.

However, beneath the glossy murals and the priceless stenciled paintings, lie the routes of real graffiti. In displaying these inanimate objects the artist has given these items a sense of significance; making apparent the preparations of an underworld contemporary art movement.

This exhibition is dedicated to the loving memory of:

Joe Sparks: 2nd September 1986 – March 2018
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Zac Winter: 28th November 1992 – March 2018

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