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BRAVE / PRAXIS: Call It Street Art, Call It Fine Art, Call It What You Know

Last week, a group of locally recognized graffiti and mural artists opened an exhibition showcasing their work. Situated in the Station Museum of Contemporary Art, the artists were confined to a much different environment, with blank white walls and limited space. As expected, the artists had no trouble using what was given to them, and created a unique atmosphere. Many of the murals were floor to ceiling, giving visitors an up close and personal experience with the work.

The vibe of the exhibition exists somewhere between the pristine nature of a curated gallery and the dynamic unpredictability of street art. The opening night drew in crowds from all walks of Houston and soon it became clear that street art has become accepted as art, beyond the brick and concrete. Check out the photos below of the opening night. For more about the exhibition, visit the Station Museum

CALL IT STREET ART, CALL IT FINE ART, CALL IT WHAT YOU KNOW is a group exhibition of graffiti and mural artists recognized for their work in public spaces across the city of Houston. These talented artists work with a tremendous sense of purpose, urgency, and fearlessness that, while not adhering to the traditions of fine art, enable them to communicate in a manner that is widely accessible. Producing works of art that are distinctly of this time, the artists in this exhibition express the madness and genius of their creative endeavors.

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