Recently, I was fortunate enough to attend the gallery opening for Roc-A-Fella Records co-founder, Dame Dash . He celebrated the opening of DD172 in Tribeca at a four-story artistic space. The hip hop mogul opened the gallery at 172 Duane St. to showcase and nuture young talent. The exhibit showcased artists, Isaac Fortule, Bobby Castaneda, Heather Ruiz, Hector Gargon and Jeremey Wagner.
I have attended and have been involved in enough gallery shows, to say that this show is really my type of exhibition. It had great music coming from the DJ, live painting, and people that really embraced music with art and culture. I probably love this show than the shows I’ve been in because it was a hiphop crowd. However, I do hope that this crowd can appreciate the art and really invest and buy art pieces, instead of just there to party, honestly.
The art there was amazing, however, it was kind of hard to tell which pieces belong to which artists. A bio or a name was not made obvious enough in each room of different pieces. I would’ve like to know bit more about the artists. However, it was an opening night, the party atmosphere created more of an environment for socializing.
I was very inspired by the event. And I loved the fusion of gallery art and hiphop. I was excited to be at an event that involved all aspects of what my heart absolutely loves.