The whitewashing of 5 Pointz happened many moons ago, but that doesn't mean that people have forgotten. At the Jeffrey Leder Gallery in Queens, Marie Cecile-Flageul has curated works by graffiti artists and photographers previously involved with 5 Pointz, in an exhibition entitled "Whitewash."
Auks, Cortes, Hans Von Rittern, Jerms, Meres One, Orestes Gonzalez, Poem, Shiro, See TF, Topaz, and Zimad will each contribute works that reveal how they feel about the destruction of the place they considered their home. "It‘s a story of pain, sadness, and anger at times and reflection - An epic of an art community and its home coming apart under the pressure of economical trends and waves of gentrification," says Cecile-Flageul. "For the first time since the whitewash we will witness how affected this collective is by being eclipsed from their 11 years home...Their raw feelings will emerge from the work on view, coupled with a renewed belief in art as a healing tool through their favored medium of communication."
"Whitewash" opens on April 5 and runs through June 8. For more information, check out the exhibition page here.