On and Off the Streets - Urban Art New Jersey

On and Off the Streets: Urban Art New Jersey

by Marcus Romero

On and Off the Streets: Urban Art New Jersey is the first museum exhibition to examine the duality of New Jersey artists whose creative versatility extends from the street to the studio.

Although their outdoor murals are more commonly experienced in the 'open air' galleries that have cropped up in Jersey City, Newark, Asbury Park, and Trenton, these twelve artists also maintain a successful studio practice, producing works on canvas, paper, and wood, as well as sculpture, video, stickers, stencils, skateboard decks, and fashion.

Along with these studio-produced works, eleven of the artists have painted 13-1/2 feet tall x 20 feet wide murals directly on the Morris Museum's gallery walls expressly for this exhibition to capture the scale and site-specific nature of their street art practice. The impact of the streets on the studio will be explored, as the lines between urban art and fine art have become increasingly blurred.

Photo: Sara C. Mozeson, Courtesy of Morris Museum

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