Curtis Kulig x Skullphone

Amidst the craze during peak seasons of all things active, we always like to reserve a slice of time for days and evenings of inspiration. Case in point with our recent excursion for the opening of Scripture from artists, Curtis Kulig and Skullphone, at Mallick Williams gallery in New York City.

We’re big fans of both artists’ work, as they are more popularly known for their street art with hits around New York City and Los Angeles. Kulig’s “Love Me” graffiti tag in neon pink spray paint, is constantly an ever present sighting downtown, along with Skullphone’s black and white wheatpastes of a human skull holding a cell phone.

It was interesting to see each artist take a dip into the gallery world, creating pieces that touch upon their hallmarks of work, yet reach for new ground and fresh concepts visually. Kulig has taken his cursive “Love Me” tag and transformed it to both large-scale canvases in different color schemes and (our favorite) a equally large sculpture spanning almost six feet in length. Skullphone’s digital paintings are all reflective, produced in grid-like motifs on “mirror-polished aluminum panels resembling LEDs.”

The show is up and running until next month, closing on, November 8th 2011. If you’re in New York, it’s definitely worth checking out. - Jessica McMenamin

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