Weighing In

September 17, 2010 § Leave a comment

A few years back, while in Montreal visiting my aunt and uncle, we stopped into an art gallery that they were considering using to host an engagement party for my cousin. After a quick spin around the joint, I parked on a sofa and started flipping through some artist portfolios that were on the coffee table. It’s rare that I see something that grabs me so aggressively, but that day it happened. The work was from a group of artists that go by “HVW8”, Heavyweight. Now I must confess, I love graffiti, so when I saw their work, my head almost exploded. I loved it. They sew together iconic cultural portraits with a urban edge. As compelling as it gets. I will always be grateful to my mother-in-law for having them paint a Mies Van Der Rohe piece for us at our wedding. It’s the centerpiece of our living room.

Here’s their story.

Advertisements

Tagged: , , , , , ,

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

What’s this?

You are currently reading Weighing In at The Great Room.

meta

%d bloggers like this: