“Funky Cold Medina” by Karlos Caramo and “A New Ism” by Nika Saradi
opening reception: January 13th, 2005 7pm
dates: January 10th - Feb. 18th
gallery hours: Wen.-Sun 12-12am
location : Xanadu* 217 Thompson St. Greenwich Village, NY
directions: A,B,C,D,E,F,V trains to W4th or 6 to Bleecker St. btw. Bleecker & W.3rd St.
Hip Hop, now over thirty years old, has defined a generation. Artists from down the block and around the world heard the call of these pioneers of aerosol and stepped up to the front of the lines.
The Hip Hop culture in many ways is one based on proving you belong here too, that you can do anything they can do and that much better. It’s simply amazing how from it’s humble beginnings, Hip Hop has turned into a billion dollar lifestyle. Is that it … is that the genius of the streets? Is that what getting over is all about? Has hip-hop ripped up its roots? Where in the world are we headed if we can’t get there in a Bentley?
Artists Karlos Carcamo and Nika Sarabi were schooled in the very fundamentals of this culture have dedicated a lifetime to its history and art form. They see Hip Hop as a vehicle of communication, a way to respond to static thought. Two congruent solo shows - Karlos Carcamo’s drawings & sculptures entitled Funky Cold Medina and Nika Sarabi’s paintings entitled A New Ism will open at Xanadu* in January 2005. curator Lynn del Sol www.creativethriftshop.com