Armory Arts Week: Tribeca, Graffiti, with Frank GG

BY  |  Monday, Mar 05, 2012 9:00am  |  COMMENTS (4)

Take a trip to NYC and catch two free Armory Arts Week events curated by our very own Frank Gerard Godlewski (a.k.a. Frank GG)

The first, Tribeca Loft Perspective (March 8, from 4-9 pm/March 9 − 11 open from 2-6 pm) offers a rare glimpse at a surviving TriBeCa arts artelier with a visit to a loft exhibit and a short video screening of “TriBeCa: Looking at the Gentrification from the Artist’s Perspective.” The documentary in progress focuses on the evolution of the predominantly artist’s working loft neighborhood. This creative atmosphere is documented in the video piece by Gigi and Rodrigo Salomon, highlighting the “pioneer artist” who came to TriBeca between 1960 and 1980. The free event, including a loft exhibit installation co-curated by Frank Gerard Godlewski, a lecture by historian Oliver Allen and a performance art piece, is presented at the historic Shields/Salomon loft on Leonard Street, 4th floor.

If street arts are more your thing, NYC STREET ART, WRITING and GRAFFITI at 5POINTZ, (Friday, March 9, 2-6 pm/Tour every hour – 2, 3, 4, 5 pm) intends to let artists speak (or write) for themselves on their own turf with a visit to 5 Pointz, an amazing Graffiti mecca. Forty years ago these artists did their works on subway cars and city walls. Today, the art form has transferred to “Legal Walls” canvases and “Spraying Galleries.” Discover 5 Pointz ever changing outdoor gallery, meet Meres One, curator and legendary Graff artist, and witness the process as walls get done. Also see collective works by legendary writers like MICO, Lava I & II, Bama, Clyde, REE, Flint, King – 2 and Echo1 curated by Frank Gerard Godlewski. Free event, 45-46 Davis Street, Long Island City, NY. Meeting point, check in at the office by the loading dock.

By the way, street art fans, in case you missed it, The Simpsons spoofed Banksy’s 2010 film, “Exit Through the Gift Shop,” in last night’s episode, “Exit Through the Kwik-E-Mart.” 


  1. POSTED BY walleroo  |  March 05, 2012 @ 10:29 am

    Frank, io non posso credere che tu sei curare graffiti art. Tu sei un vero uomo del Rinascimento, artista e Bonvivant, e vedo anche un po ‘del pirata, che diavolo. Scommetto che le signore sono su di te. Rock on, amico.

  2. POSTED BY walleroo  |  March 05, 2012 @ 10:31 am

    Baristas, here is the English translation of my beautiful flowing Italiano tribute to frankgg, above, which I definitely did not need Google Translate to write. Just in case you need a “featured comment” that isn’t covered in dust and cobwebs.

    “Frank, I’m can’t believe you are curating graffitti art. You are a true renaissance man, an artist and bonvivant, and I also see a bit of the pirate, you devil. I’ll bet the ladies are all over you. Rock on, dude.”

  3. POSTED BY frankgg  |  March 05, 2012 @ 10:47 am

    Thanx for your kind words, Walleroo… hope to see you at the show openings! We have a ladder and spray paint waiting for you!!!

  4. POSTED BY walleroo  |  March 05, 2012 @ 12:36 pm

    Frank, I just might show up. Stranger things have happened!

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