Saturday, January 14, 6-9PM is the opening of our retrospective exhibition Norm Maxwell: Made In The Ghetto (1969-2016), which celebrates the life and artwork of the recently-deceased urban contemporary artist, a long-time friend and collaborator.
Norm “Nomzee” Maxwell was a visual artist whose education came via the streets (Philadelphia, San Francisco, and Los Angeles) and the Hussian School Of Art. His combination of urban upbringing and fine art training resulted stylistically in an esoteric combination of color, light, and subject matter. Culturally, Maxwell was a quintessential urban contemporary artist, with a portfolio that included graffiti, street wear design, club flyer and album art, graphic design, set design, and fine art painting.
Maxwell was a prolific artist whose skills and subject matter spanned the extremes of painting. From acrylic spray to oil brush, street life to ancient myth, and urban strife to family unity, Maxwell addressed both the evil and beauty of humanity -- a duality that he personally struggled with during his short and magnificent life. He is survived by his wife and two children.
Original artwork will NOT be for sale, but prints and books will be available. Donations are also requested to establish a fund to market this exhibition to museums and cultural centers.