Gallery exhibition: 4th July – 18th July 2012.
Some of street arts biggest names will be unveiling, showing, exhibiting and landing in London for what will surely be one of street art’s most significant shows this year, ‘Letters From America,’ presented by the highly regarded Corey Helford Gallery. We’re not only talking about the unveiling of a new Shepard Fairey piece in the much-talked about Pleasure Gardens and new works from RISK, TrustoCorp, SABER and Ron English at the London tunnel that is Black Rat Gallery, but also a string of installations and live events. These include:
- Internationally-known for his bus installation at MoCA’s 2011 graffiti and street art survey “Art in the Streets,” RISK returns to the driver’s seat to vandalise a bus and the nose of a military bomber aircraft.
- New York artist Ron English lands in London to paint a custom billboard.
- TrustoCorp will also drop in to paint a large scale billboard and series of signs that will be on view throughout the Pleasure Gardens.
Gallerists Jan and Bruce Helford add, “Corey Helford Gallery is proud to be bringing U.S. artists to a UK project of this “Olympian” scale and finishing with a celebration of four of the top U.S. street and graffiti artists – RISK, Ron English, Saber and TrustoCorp – in a gallery that’s been home to some of the finest street artists in the world, Black Rat Gallery.”
And a few words from some of the artists about the project:
Shepard Fairey will be unveiling his largest ever mural at the press launch. He says: “I am really happy to be associated with the London Pleasure Gardens, it has a very rich history and it will be something that unsuspecting Olympic enthusiasts will stumble across. The mural symbolises freedom on speech and expression and it is the tallest piece I have ever done in a space that has a great deal of character and history and it is an incredible place for my work to be show”.
SABER will unveil first Union Flag piece, titled “The Flag Of The National Healthcare System.” “Quite literally, I paint for my life,” he says. “Every painting I touch, I try to envision my pieces on a travel into the future as a record of the great emotional value as well as artistic merit that can only be matched by someone living under such extreme conditions during these tumultuous times. I only hope that after I am gone, these pieces will be hung on the walls of a different era where we as nations care more about nurturing its citizens than perpetuating the system of profit over life.”
And below, work by Ron English and RISK
You’d be daft to miss this one.
30th June – 18th July 2012.
‘Letters From America’ featuring works by Shepard Fairey, Saber, TrustoCorp, Ron English and RISK.
From 30th June, installations will be on show to the public at London Pleasure Gardens, London Pleasure Gardens Gate 1. North Woolwich Rd London E16 2BS
From 4th July, the exhibition of works opens at Black Rat Gallery, through Cargo’s garden, Arch 461, 83 Rivington Street London EC2A 3AY
Also check out Corey Helford Gallery and feast your eyes on other shows and their incredible rosta of artists.