"the Letters have left the page" ...and now will fly, finally, in New York.
Although Rammellzees original 'tank style' letter forms have been recognized since the 1980s as important historical and relevant works by the rest of the world, the formal art world of the USA has only just begun to. With last years 'Art on the Streets' exhibition at MOMA LA, and soon with 'Print/ Out' at MOMA NY.
"The Suzanne Geiss Company is pleased to present its inaugural exhibition RAMMELLZEE: THE EQUATION, The Letter Racers. Rammellzee’s manifestoes “Iconoclast Panzerism” and “Gothic Futurism” explored graffiti’s ability to liberate the transcendental powers of the alphabet that had been corrupted by Western culture. A manifestation of the artist’s theories, his Letter Racers were created over more than 15 years in his storied loft, The Battle Station. They are being shown in New York for the first time."
Suspended in the interstice between the metaphysical and the material, the 52 Letter Racers displayed in this show are poised to activate and attack. Constructed from urban detritus - Canal Street perfume caps, spray can triggers, and king’s crown air fresheners - they are objects of human experience refracted and reconfigured to create a revised language of urban existence.
The exhibition coincides with the installation of RAMMELLZEE’s third set of Letter Racers at The Museum of Modern Art as part of the Print/Out exhibition on view from February 19th through May 14th, 2012. Look out for additional press in Art Forum (March 2012) Vogue Italia, W MAGAZINE as well as an article in the NEW YORK TIMES due out on 26th FEB 2012
March 8 - April 21, 2012
OPENING : March 8th , 2012 6-8 pm
The Suzanne Geiss Company, 76 Grand Street, New York NY 10013
“In order for Hell to freeze over the Letters must race” - RAMMELLZEE