941 Geary is pleased to present the new works CANLOVE, whose exhibition, No Can Left Behind, will open June 16, 2012 at 941 Geary. The opening will be free and open to the public, and the show will run until July 28, 2012.
Canlove is an LA-based Graffiti Recycling Organization founded and managed by creative partners DJ Neff and Paul Ramirez. The non-profit kicked off over two years back, but the guiding inspiration had an earlier birth. Neff, a graffiti artist who started in the nineties describes the idea as part of a natural evolution of his interest in spray paint.
Canlove aspires to transform every discarded spray can into its own work of art. Volunteer and clean up efforts are led by Michael Mazzola, who also documents and assists the collaborative's process at their studio, Chalk LA. The Team regularly collects cans from Venice Art Walls run by the non-profit In Creative Unity as well as other popular graffiti yards, alleys, train tracks, and ditches. Their goal is to create a global system that will make it much moreconvenient for artists and organizations to give new life to their used cans. No Can Left Behind will be the first large scale installation of the artist collaborative. This show exemplifies the full process of graffiti itself, taking the tools that have enabled street art culture and allowing them to stand alone as new visual art. To do so, cans are popped, cut open, and turned into "textiles", which are then assembled into a variety of colorful forms.
Established in 2010 in the Tenderloin District of San Francisco, 941 Geary highlights the works of internationally recognized contemporary artists.Last modified on Wednesday, 30 May 2012 23:25