A couple weeks ago, Patricia Armocida Gallery opened a group show curated by Steve Powers (aka ESPO) at their Milan location. For Contemporaries, the venerable Philadelphia-based street artist hand selected ten artists from both the East and West Coasts of the United States, balancing the artistic dialogue between the old school and the new school generations. Of course, taking center stage were Barry McGee (aka TWIST), Todd James (aka REAS), and ESPO himself, the trio being longtime friends and collaborators perhaps best known for their iconic Street Market installation last seen during MOCA’s Art in the Streets.
The remaining artists rounding out the exhibition includes Sean Barton, Davin Flynn, Francesco Igory Deiana, Aindriais Dolan, Mike Langley, Alexis Ross, and Dan Murphy. Francsesco was the stand out of the lesser known emerging artist, with his intricate ballpoint pen drawings – blending angular and organic elements – being particularly compelling on a technical and conceptual level. It’s always intriguing to examine what emerging talent a contemporary art veteran deems worthy of a bigger stage, making these curatorial selections even more valuable. Still, the three street art legends anchoring the show serve as reason enough to pay the gallery a visit, especially with an impressive wall installation of Powers’ Metalations. The show is on view through November 4th, so get out there if at all possible.
Check out a selection of opening photos after the jump.
Images via Glltn.