SIGNMAN: John Law is a three-month long retrospective of the San Francisco based artist John Law, curated by Pro Arts’ Executive Director and Curator, Natalia Ivanova Mount. The exhibition Pro Arts Gallery includes rare documentation of events, pranks and explorations, neon art, and multi-media installations.
SIGNMAN: John Law retrospective is accompanied by a public program, consisting of talks by several of John Law’s key collaborators and friends.
In Conversation Public Program Series
Julia Solis, Ron English and John Law | Tuesday, July 16 2019 | 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Julia Solis: An early originator in the world of urban exploration, Solis influenced later Urbex‘s luminaries, prominently Ninjalicious, Moses Gates, Steve Duncan and others in the “leave no trace” ethic adopted by the now worldwide community. Her two books, “New York Underground” and “Stages of Decay” are standard reading for serious urban explorers. Solis and Law will discuss the shadowy world of UrbEx (urban exploration) and tell tales of their various (mis) adventures exploring worldwide over the last 25 years.
Ron English: Painter and influential street artist and billboard hacker. English and Jack Napier (John Law) of the Billboard Liberation Front became acquainted in the late 80s and worked together several times over the decades on billboard “improvements” in New York City and San Francisco. English was, along with Shepard Fairey and others a character in a Simpsons episode. The pair will discuss the dangers of perpetrating “illegal” art.