On View from January 12 through February 1, 2012 at Gallery 151. 132 West 18th Street, New York, NY 10011.
GALLERY 151 presents a retrospective of Dominique Philbert AKA “ERO” (Ever Rocking On), one of the youngest of a pioneering group of artists in the New York City graffiti movement of the 1980’s. When ERO died on July 7th 2011 at the age of 43, it was a significant loss to New York City’s art community. Throughout his life, ERO’s work was included as part of exhibits at Patti Astor’s Fun Gallery, the famous ‘Five-Man Show’ which in 1983 toured Japan (other artists included were Fab 5 Freddy, Zephyr, Futura 2000, and Dondi White), and numerous other exhibits across the world. Most recently, ERO‘s work was displayed at GALLERY 151 in three separate exhibits: in 2007 alongside Fab 5 Freddy, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring, Kenny Scharf, and Koor as part of “The Wild Style” exhibit, in 2008 as part of a solo exhibit, and in 2009 alongside L.A.2 and SHARP in the “Green Style” exhibit.
ERO’s significance as an artist cannot be measured as the history of Graffiti and Street Art is still being written. This retrospective at GALLERY 151 will celebrate ERO’s bold use of color and classic “tag format” canvases as an exceptional and impressive body of work from an artist that we will dearly miss. Special works will be presented by the family and private collectors.
The exhibitions and events at GALLERY 151 would not be possible without the generous support and sponsorship of Michael Namer and his company Alfa Development, First West 21st Street LLC, Alison Eighteen, and Chelsea Green.