A Tribute to 5 Pointz: The Graffiti Street Art Mecca of NYC

New York City is on the verge of losing one of it’s most recognizable landmarks. 5 Pointz, also known as the “Phun Phactory” is set to be demolished and replaced with high-rise apartment building complexes. While most residents of New York City could care less, artists from not only the city, but around the world are up in arms about the decision to remove the graffiti mecca that has blessed our city for over 30 years. Read more of this post

When Walls Talk: An Exploration of Graffiti Through The Queer Lense (Queering Graffiti), Part IV: The Writing on The Wall

Part I: The Beginning

Part II: Social Analysis of Graffiti

Part III: The Street Art Movement

L.A. street artist Jeremy Novy openly combines his sexuality with his graffiti art; he utilizes the Warhol-esque adoption of pop icon images, queers them, and creates stencil versions.  (Stencils are exactly as they sound-typically, negative space in an image is cut out, and the remaining framework creates a stencil.  Read more of this post

When Walls Talk: An Exploration of Graffiti Through The Queer Lense (Queering Graffiti), Part III: The Street Art Movement

Part I: The Beginning

Part II: Social Analysis of Graffiti

Canadian graffiti culture reinforced hegemonic structures of gender oppression in K FEVER’s experience, however the female graffiti artists from New York City did not identify with the same type of discrimination.   Read more of this post

When Walls Talk: An Exploration of Graffiti Through The Queer Lense (Queering Graffiti), Part II: Social Analysis of Graffiti

Part I: The Beginning

Draft additions inserted into the OED definition of “graffiti” in 1993 and 2007 reveal the dynamic nature of the art and the difficulty to posit it with one meaning or definition: Read more of this post

When Walls Talk: An Exploration of Graffiti Through The Queer Lense (Queering Graffiti), Part I: The Beginning

“Think outside the box, collapse the box, and take a fucking sharp knife to it.” Read more of this post