Elena Ab Gallery at 185 Church Street in Tribeca presents a retrospective show spanning three decades of Linus Coraggio’s abstract and representational sculpture. Coraggio, a New York City native, is one of the pioneers of the early 1980s downtown street art movement; the magazine Art In America has credited him with inventing a genre of street art called “3-D Graffiti.”
Coraggio has exhibited both in the US and abroad, including projects in Japan, Scandinavia, Austria and a 2016 commission in France.
He founded the erstwhile art space/performance venue Gas Station (also known as Space 2B for its location at Ave. B & E 2nd St.), and is a co-founder of the “Rivington School” art movement—both seminal downtown epicenters of art activity and sprawling sculptural installation in the 1980s and 1990s.
The show includes paintings, woodcut prints and sculptural furniture.
It opens at 6:00 PM on Friday, May 15, 2015 (opening gala ’til 9:00 PM) and runs through June 30, 2015.
The gallery hours are Mondays: 1:00–4:00 pm; Tuesdays–Sundays: 12 noon–8:00 pm; and by appointment: (917) 691-5647.