Secret Art Show GHORT Brings Brooklyn Graff to Gallery Walls

Photos: GOUCH

To Brooklyn graffiti writer GOUCH, there is no difference between graffiti and fine art. “Art is subjective whether it’s fine art or graffiti art,” he says, and to him tags and fill-ins are just another form of artistic expression. Presenting graffiti in a gallery setting is a logical extension of putting art into the world. This Saturday, GOUCH is teaming up with fellow New York heavy hitters HOJO, OJAE, RIBS and TOPER for a show presented by Classick Imperials at a secret location that will only be revealed to a select few. You can RSVP–but there’s no guarantee you’ll get in.


GOUCH’s work tends to be very clean, with layers of tags and colors that elevate graffiti to a more abstract, conceptual level. For this show, GOUCH tells Mass Appeal, he wanted to “go where the paint takes me. There are a few pieces where I clearly have a plan of execution, but most of my work is a journey with no beginning and no end. Much like stepping up to a wall to drop a big blockbuster–the wall always dictates what I’m about to do.” Similarly, each of the other artists has found a way to translate some of the rawness of street graffiti to canvas while adding layers of abstraction or detail that are only possible in this medium.

Why the secrecy? The organizers are trying to protect the privacy of the artists as well as the guests, so in order to see this show in person, RSVP now, and maybe you’ll get lucky.

GHORT will take place somewhere this Saturday (September 24) from 7pm to midnight.


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