Gallery Openings / Exhibitions
Spoke Art is pleased to present P.T.V. – a group exhibition featuring members of the Bay Area grafﬁti crew Punks Thugs and Vandals. Including a diverse array of artistic styles, inspirations and backgrounds, the crew’s distinctive characters are familiar to Oakland and San Francisco locals, international travelers and beyond.
Starting in 2007, following a San Francisco Department of Public works press conference proclaiming “It is currently up to the Punks, Thugs and Vandals what artwork goes up in the city,” a group of friends began writing the moniker as a tongue-in-cheek reference to the city’s stance on street art. Known for their characters and collaborative pieces, the members of P.T.V. blend styles and genres to ﬁnd commonality between “punk, hiphop, ska, reggae and taking that same recipe into grafﬁti, politics and ﬁne art.”
PTV characters can be spotted close to home in Oakland and across the US and internationally in South America, South East Asia, Europe and the Middle East. Please join us Friday, June 7th from 6 – 10pm for the opening reception of P.T.V. We will also be releasing a new limited edition screen print and enamel pin by GATS available ﬁrst for attendees of the opening. For more information, or additional images, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Participating Artists: BROKE | DEADEYES | DELVS | GATS | GROW | MATH | MYNX | OLD CROW | SAD | YENTA | ZAMAR1
WHAT : P.T.V. – a group show
WHEN : Opening Reception: June 7th, 6 – 10pm | On View: June 7 – 29, 2019
WHERE : Classic Cars West Beer Garden | 411 26th Street Oakland, CA
FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE : https://www.facebook.com/events/2043079169148815/