Art In FLUX Harlem presents
Andre Woolery, Ferdinand Morton, Montserrat Daubon, SLONE WOTS CREW & LOUD1NE LOC CREW
at Scratch DJ Academy
Slone is a Hall of Fame Graffiti Artist. His work stems over three decades and he is known for his character drawings, which are unique and lifelike. He has is a self-taught artist with a big heart. He gives back to youth in many ways including donating his work at fundraising events and mentoring young kids through his art. He is booked around the clock with installations, live art demos and more. He appears regularly at Webster Hall and has installation pieces in a number of New York establishments including Astor Row Cafe in Harlem and In The Cut Barbershop in Brooklyn. Some of his work can be seen in animated form in the Planet B-boy movie. SLONE established the WOTS (Wizards of the Style) crew in 1995, a dynamic organization that connects graffiti artists worldwide with chapters across the globe.
Andre Woolery, a painter of pixels and light...
Woolery’s work sometimes appears to be digitally produced but remains completely hand crafted. He positions his work between the digital and analog world as a reflection of his life and society as a whole. His style is a deconstruction of light into which he assembles visual abstractions. He seduces viewers through striking colors, subject matter and composition.
Andre’s primary focus is on a black experience in his pushpin art and painting because he wants black culture and artifacts to be represented reverently and beautifully. The medium of pushpins requires an understanding of light, color and math. It appears digital but each pin is placed by hand and the shading and spacing is determined by his eye.
Although he may be more well-known for his pushpin artwork, his latest work is a series called Invisible Hieroglyphics – a collision of art and technology. The premise of his Invisible Hieroglyphics work is to recognize that as we continue to digitize our world, the human touch has been downgraded from instrument of creation to a tool for navigating various devices. It’s called Invisible Hieroglyphics because in our current society, the touchscreen is our window into another world and these taps, swipes, pinches and prints are like human stains on digital interfaces left behind to be forgotten, unnoticed or wiped clean. Yet similar to ancient drawings on stone these ethereal imprints tell a story of our time. It’s subtle but when he strips away the hardware and software of popular iPad apps, what is left is a finger painting illustrating how we interact with the modern world.
Andre Woolery is a Harlem resident whose work has been exhibited at Art In FLUX Harlem and other galleries in New York, Texas and LA. His street art can be found at various locations in Harlem, NY and St. Ann’s Bay, Jamaica. He has commissioned work and sold work to a number of New York collectors.
Montserrat Daubon is a painter and sculptor living and working in Harlem. Her work reflects her context and her community. She has a traditional style and describes her paintings as atmospheric while her sculpture records volume, weight and form. She is currently experimenting with lightweight and recycled materials in large scale works. Montserrat is a technical instructor at the Art Students League of NY and received her MPA at the University of Texas. She has exhibited in galleries in NY, DC and California and has been commissioned to make large scale sculptures and paintings. Montserrat and her partner, Pedro Villalta currently have a public sculpture installed on Lenox Ave at 124th Street in Harlem title 'Pod.'
WHEN: July 10 through October 28
Gallery visiting hours: Monday to Friday 11am to 3pm or by appointment
WHERE: Scratch DJ Academy, 32 Cooper Square, 2nd Floor, NYC 10003
INFO: or 646-340-3479
Ferdinand Morton is a teacher at the Ronald Edmonds Learning Center in Fort Greene; Brooklyn where he instructs general, and special needs students in graphic arts, and music production. Previously, he was a graphic designer, and art director for several publications including Parade, Adweek Magazine Group, The New York Times Magazine, and Black Enterprise Magazine. He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Graphic Design, from the School of Visual Arts and a Masters in Education from Touro College. In the fall of 2011, he began his studies for a Masters in Art & Design Education at Pratt Institute.
The series SOUND focuses on Ferdinand’s fellow educators, and the mission that they must consistently tend to, which is to listen to the information being streamed to them by educrats, educators, administrators, parents, and media. The information transmitted to them is then filtered, and projected as sounds of teaching, and learning, which is used to enhance the critical thinking of the main audience - the students. Ferdinand extracted these themes, and used the format of the album cover as the focus. The album cover not only represented beautiful art work, but at the same time conveys many messages to its beholder.
Original subway car door on view at Scratch DJ Academy
In 2011 LOUD1NE acquired subway doors from the Metropolitan Transit Authority. The R32, 40, 40M and 42 cars were the core of the New York City Transit's BMT and IND divisions, transporting billions of passengers from 1964 through 2008. The doors written upon specifically are original Storm Doors removed from a decommissioned B Division subway car. This is a piece of New York City history in collaboration with original New York City 'writers' (graffiti artists) representing an era from the 1970's and 1980's.
Tags on this car include: BOLTISM, ATOMIC, GARCIA, KC, RF, JD, LOUD1NE, MASTRO'S, CANO
SLONE and LOUD1NE are collaborating on and commissioning additional car doors.