When Ad Hoc Art opened their doors off the Morgan Avenue stop in Bushwick, they became the first of nearly a dozen innovative spaces to populate the Buswick gallery scene. The gallery specializes in street art, pop surrealism, lowbrow, illustration, comic book, tattoo, and print-making, as well as the larger history of underground art, activism, and graffiti. In additon to the gallery, Ad Hoc offers a variety of art related workshops and serves as a neighborhood cultural hub that brings together some pretty laid back people.
Richard Hambleton - "Richard Hambleton is an incredible artist who's really well known for the street and urban art work that he was doing in the eighties."
Swoon - "Swoon is a local Brooklyn artist who did The Miss Rockaway Armada Project. I've always really enjoyed her work."
Imminent Disaster - "Imminent Disaster is a street artist we show here at Ad Hoc. Her work is always fun and cool."
Lady Pink - "Lady Pink is a New York graffiti legend who's really important to street art."
Ron English - "Ron English is sort of getting really big, he does sort of pop-surrealism and culture jamming street art."
Keith Haring - "We've been lucky enough to show some of Ketih's work and he's really done a lot with putting this sort of art on the map."
DJ Small Change - "DJ Small Change is a good friend ours. He DJs for WFMU and is there, spinning at a lot of the parties we like to go to."
Tortoise - "Tortoise are a group of guys from Chicago who are always up to interesting stuff."
The Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey - "This is amazing group from Oklahoma. We've gone on tour with them in Europe. They do live art while they are performing."
Amoeba Technology - "Amoeba Technology are a collective of visual artists who do incredible visuals."
Glass Bead Collective - "We've worked with the Glass Bead Collective a lot and they always bring really nice live visual effects and films to parties."
Camp Image Node "We've worked with Camp Image Node who do stuff at Burning Man. It's a really cool audio visual experience, you should really see."
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