ABC No Rio Commissions New Mural by Dasic Fernandez
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Continuing the apparent bi-annual painting schedule, ABC No Rio this week replaced the two-year-old “hands” mural thrown up by Brian George in 2012. Its successor is more colorful and exudes somewhat of a political tone.
For its latest piece, the beloved Rivington Street art collective commissioned the services of Dasic Fernandez to decorate its exterior paneling. The actual spray-job happened all day Tuesday. Fernandez hails from the graffiti scene in Chile, and first began painting murals while in University. He’s been pretty busy around the Tri-state area of late, including a mural for the current Cycle 15 of the Centre-fuge project.
Meanwhile, plans are still underway to demolish the current ABC No Rio facility and replace it with a so-called “passive house.” The 9,000 square-foot LEED-certified building will house exhibition and performance spaces, in addition to green roof and second floor terrace. Crickets on that front, though, even five years after news first broke.