The City Firm & ROX Present: #PPP NONE OF US IS GREATER THAN ALL OF US!
This Thursday, August 1st, The City Firm & ROX Present: #PPP NONE OF US IS GREATER THAN ALL OF US!
Curated by Mint&Serf
Opening August 1st through September 7th, 2013
ROX Gallery, 86 Delancey Street (near Orchard)
“Peter Pan Posse is more than a gang. Its a mental attitude. We are born and bred New Yorkers who preserve the outlaw lifestyle. A lifestyle that chose us. We have mastered the art of surviving these city streets. We are the artists you admire, we are the drug dealers with the least cut, we throw the parties you make mistakes at. We make the music you do drugs to. We are the kids you talk shit about. We don’t sneak into parties, we sneak out of them. We don’t pay for bottles, we throw them. We get paid to play. We can’t grow up, its a full-time job not giving a f@@k.”
-PETER PAN POSSE
In #PPP: NONE OF US IS GREATER THAN ALL OF US, Mint&Serf curate an environment dominated by the tension between rejecting societal expectations and chasing magic, searching for that first high that is never quite the same. Peter Pan Posse create a New York immersive never-neverland installation from the fragments of downtown New York’s underbelly. NONE OF US IS GREATER THAN ALL OF US highlights power in numbers and reflects how the unconfined energy of non-conformity has the potential to unite like minds.
In #PPP: NONE OF US IS GREATER THAN ALL OF US, Mint&Serf curate a group of artists: Arab Parrot, Bast, Baron Von Fancy, Bob Waltzer, Cat Marnell, Clayton Patterson, Curtis Kulig, Dirty Shaun, Dylan Kraus, Erik Foss, Harry McNally, Jacuzzi Chris, Lance De Los Reyes, Mark Ferkul, Michael Anderson, Mint&Serf, Norman Seeff, Osvaldo Chance Jimenez, Pablo Power, Peter Sutherland, Pj Monte, Sean Kinney, Wyatt Neumann and Beni Zooted.
The exhibition features the debut of new work by Mint&Serf in collaboration with Jacuzzi Chris, Pablo Power and the members of #PPP that will be in Support, Therapy, and Instability, a 132-page hard cover and full color monograph published by Mint&Serf with support by Tim Cadiente of Barton Perreira. The book’s main focus are twenty-three large canvases created at The Broadway Chapter in New York City from December 2011 through August 2012. Contributing essays by Cat Marnell (Vice / Elle UK) and Carlo McCormick (Paper).
Mikhail Sokovikov and Jason Aaron Wall, collaboratively known as Mint&Serf, or MIRF, produce curatorial work, nightlife experiences, publications, and commercial partnerships through public and private installations of graffiti, sculptures, photography, and new media. While Mint&Serf’s creativity originated on the walls of their beloved concrete jungle, the duo’s illegal art grounded itself in conceptual art theory, and fed into commissions for some of the world’s most recognizable brands. Mint&Serf have created commissioned work for NY Yankees, Nike, Red Bull, Marc Jacobs, Ace Hotel, Ogilvy&Mather, Barton Perriera and SoHo House. They have been featured in NY Times, Daily Mail, Cosmopolitan, Vice, Gothamist, NY Post, Huffington Post, Paper, Blackbook, Nylon, and Dossier.