On August 29, 2012, MKT BAR hosts the closing reception of YUMMY! 247 -- an exhibition of GONZO247’s plexi-GRAFF series that explores Phoenicia Specialty Foods’ diverse selection of international foods. New grocery-inspired artwork has been added since the opening, and one lucky guest will win a piece of art from the YUMMY! 247 series. From 7-7:30PM, GONZ0247 will talk about the history of graffiti and his unique plexi-GRAFF process.
All artwork will be available for purchase.
Exhibit: June 18 - August 31, 2012
Closing Reception: August 29, 2012, 7-10PM; Artist Talk: 7-7:30PM
MKT BAR HOURS:
MKT BAR at Phoenicia Specialty Foods Downtown
1001 Austin Street (across the street from Discovery Green)
Houston, Texas 77010
Complimentary parking is available in the One Park Place garage on a first-come, first-served basis. Enter garage on McKinney.
Free admission. Light bites will be served at the artist receptions, with drinks available for purchase.
Owner and Co-founder of Aerosol Warfare, GONZO247 was exposed to graffiti and began his pursuit as a self-taught artist in 1985. His recent list of achievements includes Curator of Grandalism at DiverseWorks Art Center (Houston, TX, 2010, 2011 & currently 2012) and Curator at Aerosol Warfare Gallery (Houston, TX, est. 2000 - Current). Exhibitions include Pieced Together (National Touring exhibition, 2009), Modern Art Graffiti at Design With-in Reach (Houston, TX, 2010), Absolut GONZO Outdoor Installation at Vaughan Christopher Gallery (Houston, TX, 2010-11), Perplexed at Aerosol Warfare Gallery (Houston, TX, 2011), The Big Show at Lawndale Art Center (Houston, TX, 2011) and Street Science at PG Contemporary Gallery (Houston, TX, 2011). Commissions and events include Monster Jam Tour (Texas, 2011), Downtown Public Library Parking Garage Mural (Houston, TX, 2011), M.A.R.S Office Artwork Installation (Houston, TX, 2011), Houston Arts Alliance P.O.D.A Project (Houston, TX, 2011) and Insperity Custom Putt Putt Art at Discovery Green Park (Houston, TX, 2011). GONZO’s work is in the City of Houston Art Collection. Video co-production projects include Aerosol Warfare Video Magazine (National Distribution, est. 1994), DLG Ice Chronicles (National Distribution, 2003-2005) and Stick ‘Em Up! Documentary (Texas, 2011-2012). Today, GONZO247 continues to manage Aerosol Warfare studios. Aerosol Warfare was first established in 1990 with the creation of their National Hip Hop and Graffiti Video Magazine. Over the years, they have showcased Futura, Ramm:Ell:Zee, SEEN, Shepherd Fairey, Give Up, COPE2 and others. The studio is currently hidden deep within Houston’s newly acclaimed EaDO district. GONZO247 currently strives to stay true to his artistic passion with the production of ongoing artwork, murals, sharing his skills, installations, collaborations and digital art projects. www.aerosolwarfare.com
Tina Zulu, 888.520.1789, ext. 1 or firstname.lastname@example.org for MKT BAR and Phoenicia Specialty Foods.