sur·vive

1. To live. To remain alive.
2. To live through. To outlive.
3. To carry on despite hardships; or the death of a loved one.

from Latin, supervivere, super ‘over, beyond’ + vivere ‘to live’; or ‘to live beyond’.

CURATORIAL STATEMENT:

SURVIVE is an exhibition featuring a conceptually coherent and significant, original body of work
by emerging artists of the L.A. based graffiti crews LTS KOG: SINER, FISHE, DREYE, KYLE
THOMAS, and NATHAN SMITH.

The exhibition will feature 36 3x4 ft. canvasses. The artists work from the same flat
monochromatic palette mixing ink, acrylic, markers, brush, rollers, and spray paint.

Their abstract work on the street translates directly across surfaces, textures, and contexts onto
the canvass. The fearless originality and brutal honesty of their works create a dramatic
composition that reflects an aggressive obsession with technique and medium. The works’
distinctively raw aesthetic results in something chaotic, yet beautiful.

SATURDAY JUNE 8, 2013
SEVEN TO ELEVEN PM
SHOW RUNS ONE NIGHT ONLY

2431 ORLEANS ST
DETROIT, MICHIGAN 48207
EASTERN MARKET

SURVIVE has consciously chosen Detroit to follow up the New Orleans’ debut of their traveling
exhibition to provoke a dialogue on the transformative power of art. Inviting street culture
purveyors and art audiences to the showcase of emerging artists in a formerly vacant structure,
and now transformed ‘pop-up’ gallery space, the concept, the process, and the art reinforce the
purpose: SURVIVE.

To view the making of the large-scale street art mural exclusively for the New Orleans’ debut
exhibition visit: superviveredesign.com

Video Site Credits:

Curator// James W Riley
Creative Direction// James W Riley

Film// Oliver Lukacs
Music// hip hop track 1 - ALTER
Music// hip hop track 2 - COMPUTER JAY
Layout// Kenny C.

Special Thanks // Spark Media. NOLA. Big Top. Nicole. MRSA. Skylar Fein.

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