Gregg Shienbaum’s Got it Goin’ On — And Then Some 5/12/12

Gregg Shienbaum’s Got it Goin’ On — And Then Some
Urban/Street opens Second Saturday May 12 and runs through ???
Gregg Shienbaum Gallery
2239 NW 2nd Avenue
Wynwood Miami, FL

Article and Photos courtesy of John Hood

Just when you thought that Wynwood couldn’t add any more wow, along comes a mix of art space and street art which out-wows just about everyone. We mean Gregg Shienbaum, dig? Whose eponymous Gallery will be blasting out a most rousing show this next Second Saturday.

Known primarily for masters such as Warhol, Lichtenstein, Rauschenberg, Johns and Hockney, Shienbaum’s taken inspiration from the Wynwood ‘hood he now calls home and gone about as urban as urban can get and still stay way urbane. In fact, in one very striking instance, the cat has literally taken it from the streets.

That would be the mysterious figure known as Clandestine Culture (aka Posca), who Shienbaum landed on a wing and a prayer and a whim. Till now, the elusive (and masked) man had never even framed one of his trademark works, let alone showed in a gallery. For May’s Art Walk, Shienbaum has changed all that. But don’t think for a moment that this elusive figure will be in any way tamed. Rumor has it he’s gonna come through even bigger and badder than ever come Fall.

Till then though art fans can bask in the fact that right here, right now Clandestine Culture and a cast of his contemporaries, among them Russell Young, Sarah Hardacre, Pvnch, Benvinido Rodriguez and Brett Polock (as well as all stars Ron English, Shepard Fairey and Jean Michel Basquiat) will be wowing Wynwood with one of its wildest exhibits ever.

See Urban/Street for yourself and experience the delirium.

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