Artist Adam Lucas Opens, “Some Grow Up, Others Grow Down” Tonight at 151 Canal
The somewhat anonymous Lower East Side artist previously known as Hanksy will debut his first exhibition tonight as Adam Lucas. After a preview last night, “Some Grow Up, Others Grow Down,” opens to the public this evening at 7 p.m. at 151 Canal St.
Here’s what Lucas told Hypebeast about the new show:
About two years ago, I wanted to start a transition and pivot a bit. It’s been a great five years as Hanksy. I’m proud of everything, but I knew for personal sanity, enjoyment and fulfillment going forward, I needed to change things up. This show is a culmination of two years of self-imposed studio imprisonment. Everything I did before for five years was for a client, for a show, for a vehicle to deliver a topical joke or one-liner. It was never art to make art. I had never done that before. The work that is going to be shown at this show probably started about a year ago. I developed this new style and aesthetic. So, I kind of chased after it.
If you can’t make it tonight, the show will be up at 151 Canal through Nov. 12.