“Exactly What The Hell is Vandal Expressionism?” the debut solo exhibition of NYC-based artist (and long-time Lower East Side resident) Joseph Meloy will open this Thursday at Le Salon d’Art (90 Stanton Street). They’ll be celebrating with a reception from 7-10pm. So what the hell is it? Mr. Meloy explains it as: A hieroglyphic graffiti-inflected take on the spirit of abstract expressionism, Vandal Expressionism is a veritable child of New York City, drawing as much from the Abstract Expressionists of the 1940’s and 50’s as from the hordes of graffiti taggers whose scribbles and scrawls wallpaper our streets. The media is mixed, and the message might not be entirely apparent, but it’s this inkblot test ambiguity that makes Vandal Expressionism a trip to explore…
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