Aerosol: Graffiti | Street Art | New Jersey | Now at Morris Museum

Murals from Morris Museum Exhibit
Photo by Lois Stavsky

When Will Kasso, first talked to me about doing a show at the Morris Museum I was instantly intrigued. I got really excited when I found out that we were actually painting directly onto the walls at the Morris Museum. For my piece, I chose to paint a traditional graffiti piece with my signature “Rain”, characters and background. I wanted to capture the essence of what graffiti is to me. When I arrived at the Museum I realized the walls were much larger than I expected. They had an aerial lift and plenty of paint so I knew it would be OK. I started high with my name and tried to put it at an angle to utilize more of the space. I used a roller and some bucket paint to fill in the purple background designs. When I started to add the characters I came up with the idea of having them represent the life of a graffiti art piece. The top eyeball guy is painting the piece the bottom character is painting over it. Then, My signature represents the process starting over it by someone tagging the wall after he painted over part of the piece.

Opening Reception, Thursday, September 19, at the elegant Morris Museum in Morristown, NJ is “Aerosol: Graffiti | Street Art | New Jersey | Now,”  the first U.S. museum exhibition to showcase contemporary urban artwork painted directly from floor to ceiling onto a museum’s gallery walls. Co-Curated by  Will “Kasso” Condry, and Morris Museum Director of Exhibitions and Chief Curator Ronald T. Labaco. The exhibit will run until March 15, 2020.

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