5Pointz Artists' Work to be Featured in Long Island Gallery Show

By Jeanmarie Evelly on January 10, 2014 3:12pm 

 5Pointz art at its former Long Island City headquarters at 45-46 Davis St.
5Pointz art at its former Long Island City headquarters at 45-46 Davis St.
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QUEENS — 5Pointz artists are taking their work indoors this month.

Several members of the well-known graffiti collective will be featured in a gallery show beginning Jan. 19 at a non-profit arts center in Great Neck, LI.

The show will be held at the Gold Coast Arts Center, and will feature work by 5Pointz artists Meres One, Kid Lew, Zimad, See TF, Shiro and others, according to 5Pointz rep Marie Cecile Flageul.

The street art group lost its main canvas in November, when the Long Island City warehouses where they'd previously painted were whitewashed overnight. The owner of the properties is planning to build two residential apartment towers there.

Since then, 5Pointz head Jonathan Cohen — known by his tag name Meres One — painted the wall outside Nolita clothing shop rag & bone as well as a mural at 30-14 35th Ave. in Astoria, on a wall that is visible to the passing N/Q train line.

Falgeul said they connected with the Gold Coast Arts Center through its new gallery director, Jude Amsel, who is a Long Island City resident.

"It's a good fit," Falgeul said. "They have a lot of extracurricular activities with kids and teenagers that deal with hip-hop. It’s a really cool place."

The show, called "Wall Works," will be on display from Jan. 19 to March 2 at the Gold Coast Arts Center at 113 Middle Neck Rd., according to the center's website. There will be an opening reception Sunday, Jan. 19 from 3 to 5 p.m.

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