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EXHIBITIONS: Scion's Graffiti Art Tour in New York
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The 2006 edition of "Installation," Scion's street art tour, opens in New York tonight, May 11, running through May 18, at The Showroom NYC, 117 Second Ave. "Installation," according to Scion, is an ongoing project that promotes urban artists by showcasing their work in galleries across the country. For the first tour, artists painted on plastic mounted Scion xB panels and miniature xA clay sculptures; in the second installment, it was 3x8-foot canvas panels. This time out, it's 3-foot-long polyurethane sculptures, designed by Wheaty Wheat Studios, of Scion's "sleek and sporty" tC. Besides the effort to "provide street artists with additional career opportunities through various creative projects," as Jeri Yoshizu, Scion sales promotions manager, explains, the object is to "foster a new generation of creativity through charitable donations provided by the end-of-tour auction" — this year's benefactors to be announced later in the tour. Some of the art from the current show is seen here. We open with a piece by Dez Einswell; in the PDF you'll find the work of Blaine Fontana (#2), Crash (3), Jeremy Fish (4), Mad (5) and Mike Giant (6). See www.scion.com/installation for more.