Phil Frost

New York

Jack Shainman Gallery

While many graffiti artists have, over the last 20 years, made the leap from street into gallery as respected painters, a new generation is embracing sculptural installation as its form of expression, taking viewers into realms created in gallery spaces that convey urban themes and personal symbolism. Phil Frost-whose exhibition at Jack Shainman Gallery in Chelsea incorporated his personal hieroglyphs with old African vessels, railroad ties, and altar-like structures-is, along with Barry McGee, one of a handful of white, middle class 20- and 30-something graffiti artists who have descended on the gallery scene with less art world naivete than intentional, high-concept vibrato… See the print version of Sculpture Magazine for the full review.

Phil Frost, tRUST, 1999. Mixed media on canvas, railroad ties, baseball bats, and metal can, 102 x 105 x 15 in.