2.18.2010

REVOLUTIONS:PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Release
Media Contact:
Luna George
818.235.4598
luna@crewest.com


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Revolutions
March 6th, 2010 – March 28th, 2010

Los Angeles, CA – Crewest Gallery, in association with Insurgency Inc, is proud to present REVOLUTIONS, on view from March 6th, 2010 to March 28th, 2010.

REVOLUTIONS exposes the history of the graffiti, fashion and cultural revolutions in New York City birthed, nurtured and maintained by The Cool Five otherwise known as TC-5. “New York, during the mid-1980's, was an amazing time for graffiti writers. Trains were crushed, styles were poppin, and TC-5 was one of the main crews at the forefront of the thriving graffiti scene. The crew's roots originate from the early 1970's with The Crazy 5, which was a legendary crew from the Bronx with an impressive roster consisting of BLADE, DEATH, VAMM, TULL 13, CRACHEE, and later AJAX, COMET, SILVER TIPS, and MAZE… After most of the original members of The Crazy 5 had retired, in a somewhat controversial move at the time, COMET granted presidency of TC-5 to a writer from the Bronx named SEEN (or as some called him, Lil' SEEN). SEEN reshaped the crew with some of the freshest writers of his generation such as BEAM, JUICE, DOZE, DOC, LADY PINK, as well as expanding the crew primarily from the Bronx into a true All-City force.” – tcfive.com

The artists in the exhibit are some of the freshest graffiti artists known in the New York Graffiti scene. Together they will illuminate the walls of Crewest Gallery and will present artwork with a cool and creative combination of classic and new school graffiti styles mixed with fine art.

Along with this exhibit, will also be a Fashion show on March 20th, 2010 featuring customized clothing by TC-5 taking place during LA Fashion week. The fashion show will feature custom painted denim and tees designed specifically for REVOLUTIONS. “Imagine a Mickey [Mouse] wearing Air Jordans, leaning on a Mo√ęt bottle crowned with a dukey rope chain around his neck, dripping in gold and saying your favorite songs hook.” This was the beginning. This is the future. This is classic hip-hop style. Welcome to the world of Shirt King Phade, one-third of the unrivaled founding fathers’ of cartoon and graffiti inspired airbrushed clothing, The Shirt Kings and member of the legendary TC-5 crew of NYC. Legendary for one of a kind, of-the-moment wearable works of art that adorned t-shirts, jeans, jackets -whatever you could think of – on the backs of everyone from LL Cool J, to Salt-n-Pepa, to Theo Huxtable in the early 80’s, Phade laid THE foundation for the street inspired urban revolution we now call ‘hip-hop fashion.’” - Citizen LA, 2009

Join Crewest for a once in a lifetime chance to see the artists, art and fashion from NYC’s premiere street crew all under one roof for the first time in Los Angeles. The month long event will include live painting, an airbrush installation, a fashion show, memorabilia from the early years of TC-5, live performances and of course the art and artists themselves.

Exhibiting Artists:
Seen, Doze Green, Doc/Arab, Phade, Totem, Abby, Cycle, Lady Pink, Mr. Wiggles, Yourz, Web, Keo, Bom 5, EBN, Sye, Aevon.

Collectors and Press Preview
(by invite only, contact luna@crewest.com)
Friday, March 5th, 2010
6pm to 9pm
Collectors’ Opening for Revolutions with live painting by TC-5 and live DJ

Opening Reception
Saturday, March 6th, 2010
6pm to 9pm
Opening Reception for Revolutions with live painting by TC-5 and book signing for release of the book “Piecebook:Reloaded” published by Prestel featuring many of the Tc-5 members in this exhibition.
Free to the public

Downtown Artwalk
Thursday, March 11th, 2010
6pm to 9pm
With live painting by TC-5’s Aevon and Phade with live music.
Also live radio broadcast via Zero Hour Radio
Free to the public

Fashion Show
Saturday, March 20th, 2010
6pm to 9pm
Fashion show featuring local line painted by TC-5 as well as live painting on t-shirts and live music by The Milky Way and a special set by DJ Computer Jay.

Closing Reception
Saturday, March 27th, 2010
6pm to 9pm
Live painting and surprise guest Dj's (TBA)


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