Joseph Meloy Brings “Vandal Expressionism” to Tom & Jerry’s on Elizabeth

Posted on: November 2nd, 2011 at 6:18 am by

Eight months ago, city-based artist Joseph Meloy brought his “Vandal Expressionism” concept to the revolving temp-space at 90 Stanton Street.  The exhibition garnered a modest amount of local press at the time.  Now the fourth-generation Lower East Sider is back for seconds.

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Starting tonight, Meloy’s “Vandal Expressionism” installation will be on view at Tom & Jerry’s bar on Elizabeth Street. Here’s more about the artwork:

NYC-based artist Joseph Meloy returns this November with a second helping of Vandal Expressionism, a paint-first-ask-questions-later approach to communicating through art.

Dancing over the line between the abstract and the figurative, this graffiti-inflected collection continues to delve into the unconscious, pouring it out onto canvas and paper in an otherworldly yet distinctly urban visual language.

Promo for the event has mainly been grassroots these past few weeks.  Stickers, pasters, and posters are seemingly everywhere. And then there’s this, unearthed on the official Facebook page.  It depicts a hilarious publicity stunt on the Grand Street D subway platform.

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Vandal Expressionism runs through November 30 at Tom & Jerry’s at 288 Elizabeth Street. Opening soiree is tonight, 6 pm.

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