Crosstown Traffic, a new installation by Michael De Feo, is the seventh exhibition in Rice Gallery’s Summer Window series, which features works visible through the glass wall while the gallery is closed for the summer. Known as “The Flower Guy,” De Feo is a painter with a penchant for street art, gaining international recognition for painting over outdoor fashion ads with buoyant floral patterns.
In Crosstown Traffic, De Feo treats Rice Gallery’s front glass wall like a supersized commercial display kiosk, enlarging a selection of fashion ads from magazines, printing them at nearly billboard size, and hand painting over them. As if a piece of Times Square or a large-scale storefront was transported to the gallery, the floor-to-ceiling imagery engulfs the viewer with ads De Feo abstracts and enlivens with pops of color and pattern. Visit RiceGallery.org. Learn more about the artist at mdefeo.com. Learn more about the filmmakers at WalleyFilms.com. Watch more films: Rice Gallery Documentary Video Series