Before SoHo became an intolerable mall it was the center of the New York art world. Its lofts and storefronts housed artist studios, galleries and performance spaces that launched a generation of creative minds. Near the center of this scene was 112 Workshop, an experimental art space, which saw the emergence of artists like Laurie Anderson, Chuck Close, and Gordon Matta-Clark. Tonight, this legendary space will be revived with the opening of “Work to Do“, a collaboration of countless street artists organized by Royce Bannon and the Endless Love Crew. The opening also features a performance by Afrika Bambatta and Soul Sonic, guaranteeing that anyone without an RSVP will be stuck outside amidst the neighborhood’s unremarkable luxury brands and idling town cars. The show opens from 6 to 10 pm tonight and runs through April 16 at 112 Greene Street. ANIMAL got a sneak peek of the show, check out a preview after the jump.
Photos by Will Sherman.