the collaborations, revisited
bio, crash & nick walker
07/01/2020 - 07/31/2020
Press Inquiries: For Immediate Release
Anna Matos, Gallery Director July 1, 2020
WALLWORKS NEW YORK TO RE-OPEN TO PUBLIC THROUGH APPOINTMENT ONLY EXHIBITION FEATURING COLLABORATIVE WORKS FROM BIO, CRASH AND NICK WALKER!
BRONX, NY (JULY 1, 2020) – As New York City continues to slowly move through the re-opening phases, WALLWORKS NEW YORK presents The Collaborations, Revisited—on view and available online through the month of July (viewings by appointment only on Tuesdays and Thursdays).
This exhibition is a celebration of a collaborative experiment undertakes by Bio, Crash and Nick Walker. Their first collab came over five years ago on a mural, and then quickly moved to canvas. For two years, the trio met sporadically to create stream of consciousness style works with the intent of just having a few to trade amongst themselves. Little did they know they would create over thirty works together. The Collaborations, Revisited is only the second time these works have been shown in the United States in its entirety.
The origins of this collaboration go back to March of 2014. Nick Walker was given a wall to paint on Elizabeth St on the Lower East Side of New York City. Deciding to include Crash in the mural, they scouted the location—a wall above the street, on the roof of a boutique store. A wall that was not easily found, unless you knew where to look for it.
Intrigued by the idea, Crash came on board, and suggested Bio of the Tats Cru be included, as three artists work faster than two. The mural became a project of experimentation and collaboration, finding out what worked in the moment—a real throwback to the essence of old-school graffiti.
Having had been met with tremendous response, Crash called Nick and Bio, and asked if they would be interested in collaborating on canvas work as a celebration of the anniversary of the wall. Fast forward two years later, and what started as a fun idea has grown into an exhibition of over twenty works.
Like catching lightening in a bottle, this exhibition is a celebration of a serendipitous moment between three very different artists who all pushed one another to create something spectacular. We present to you, The Collaborations (and again, The Collaborations, Revisited).