State of the City - 2009

August 7 - September 20, 2009

Opening Reception: August 7, 6-10pm       
Artist Talk: August 8, @ 1pm
Film Screening of Style Wars: September 13, 1pm    


Review - CITY Newspaper [Link] [PDF]
Article - Democrat and Chronicle [PDF]
Article - R News [PDF]

State of the City is a multimedia exhibition that features Photographer Lesley Horowitz and Street Artists, FUA Krew.
Lesley Horowitz
FUA Krew

Horowitz, a Buffalo and New York City based photographer extensively documents the remnants of Buffalo’s industry. Horowitz enters and documents dilapidated industrial spaces. The eery dark places that Horowitz seeks out all have important stories to tell and questions to ask. Who worked here? What was produced? What happened? Though some go unanswered, the viewer and the artist are motivated to look further, into the shadows, into the past. Horowitz’s work has recently been included in “Turn On” at SLAG Gallery in New York.


Rochester-based FUA Krew is upstate New York’s oldest and most well-known street artist group. FUA (From Up Above) was founded in the early 1980’s and currently consists of its second generation graffiti writers and street artists. FUA’s collaborative murals and individual pieces can be found all around Rochester and throughout New York State. FUA members paint publicly each year for the B-Boy BBQ. Their work is prominently featured in Beyond Gothham: Lost Borough a new documentary about hip hop culture in Upstate NY. Five members of the FUA Krew have contributed to State of the City - 2009. Range, Zone II, Sno, Ozone and Melo 147 have painted a large mural directly on the gallery wall. Their work presents their collective vision for the future of street-style and hip hop artwork in Upstate NY.

Underwritten by:      
  This exhibition is funded in part by grants from:
The New York State Council on the Arts
The Rochester Area Community Foundation
The Mary S. Mulligan Charitable Trust, and
The Foster Charitable Trust.

Sponsored by Mayer Paint and Hardware and
Top Shelf Staffing