Sunday, February 21, 2010

K.O.S. Exhibit at NYCAMS

K.O.S. (Kids of Survival), an art group formed in the South Bronx in the 80s that encourages kids to "jam," or create art based on catalysts such as books or music, will be exhibiting their work at the New York Center for Art and Media Studies (44 W. 28th Street, 7th Floor) from now through April 9th.

Apologies for our tardiness in posting this...There was actually an opening reception on Friday evening and we lost track of this in our Inbox. Here's a little info about K.O.S. and their exhibit:

The New York Center for Art and Media Studies (NYCAMS) is pleased to announce Everyone is Welcome: The Art of K.O.S.. The exhibition features the work of K.O.S. artists Angel Abreu, Wesley Martin Berg, Robert Branch, Daniel Bocatto, Daniel Castillo, Adam DeCroix, Joshua Drayzen, Ala Ebtekar, George Garces, Nelson Ricardo Savinon, Steven Vega, Benjamin Volta, and Bryce Zackery.

Since 1981, members of K.O.S. have collaborated with artist and educator Tim Rollins. Their collaboratively produced art is in the permanent collection of more than eighty museums and has been the subject of more than one hundred solo exhibitions. The art of Tim Rollins and K.O.S. is currently on view a traveling retrospective, organized by the Tang Museum, at the Frye Art Museum. The exhibition is accompanied by a catalog published by MIT Press.

Over the past three decades, many members of K.O.S. have continued to produce and exhibit independently created art. The remarkable quality and diversity of this work disproves any suggestion that there is a “K.O.S.-style.” Everyone is Welcome: The Art of K.O.S. is the first exhibition devoted exclusively to the work of current and former members of K.O.S.


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