500+ works from 75+ artists including

Shepard Fairey, Steve ESPO Powers, Martha Cooper


(Southampton, NY… July 2021) Both a historical homage to the earliest mark makers and rule breakers and a celebration of an essential practice seen throughout contemporary art, Southampton Arts Center’s [SAC – southamptonartscenter.org] latest exhibition, BEYOND THE STREETS on PAPER promises to wow with more than 500+ works on paper from 75+ artists from around the globe. Curated by Evan Pricco and Kim Stephens, the show explores experimental processes to imaginative works seen on paper from artists who trained in, and were inspired by, graffiti, street art, hip-hop, punk rock, zines and underground art. The show will open on Saturday, July 17 from 12 to 5 p.m., with a free barbecue on the West Lawn, courtesy of Beyond Meat.

“It’s not very often you get to see so many world-renowned artists in one setting,” shares SAC executive director Tom Dunn. “Shepard Fairey, Steve ESPO Powers, Martha Cooper, and many other exciting artists, some of which have never shown works on paper, will be part of this exhibition. Another special aspect is that the exhibition is free, thanks to the support of Vistaprint, strengthening SAC’s commitment to serving as an inclusive space open to all.”

This exhibition is the first in an ongoing collaboration between BEYOND THE STREETS and SAC in the coming years. On Sunday, July 18 at 7:30 PM, exhibition artist and photographer Martha Cooper will join a panel with filmmaker Charlie Ahern, moderated by BEYOND THE STREETS on PAPER’s Roger Gastman. Following the panel, SAC will screen the film Martha: A Picture Story with Maysles Documentary Center. Tickets are available at southamptonartscenter.org/film.

Artists include Action Bronson, Addam Yekutieli, agnès b, AIKO, André Saraiva, Andrew Schoultz, Andrew Thiele, Andy Rementer, Aryz, Bert Krak, Brandon Breaux, Broken Fingaz, Bryant Giles, Camille Walala, CES, Cey Adams, Charlie Ahearn, Chloe Early, Chris FREEDOM Pape, Clark Fox, Cody Hudson, Conor Harrington, Craig Costello, CRASH, DABSMYLA, Daniel Rich, David “Mr StarCity” White, DAZE, DEFER, Emily Manwaring, Eric Haze, Ermsy, Escif, FAILE, Faith XLVII, Fucci, Greg SPONE Lamarche, Gustavo Zermeno, Hilda Palafox, House 33, HuskMitNavn, Ian Reid, Icy & Sot, Jaime Muñoz, Jamilla Okuba, Jane Dickson, JEC*, Jeremy Shockley, Jillian Evelyn, JK5, John Konstantine, Julian Pace, KATSU, KC Ortiz, Kelsey Brookes, Khari Turner, Kime Buzzelli, LeRoy Neiman, Linas Garsys, Liz Flores, Lucy McLauchlan, Lujan Perez, Maripol, Mark Mothersbaugh, Martha Cooper, Marshall LaCount, Matt McCormick, Maya Hayuk, Michael Vasquez, MIKE 171, Mister CARTOON, Neena Ellora, Nehemiah Cisneros, Nettie Wakefield, NUNCA, Otto183, Paije Fuller, Paul Insect, POSE, Rebecca Morgan, Reko Rennie, Rello, Richard Colman, RISK, Ron English, Ryan McGinness, Sage Vaughn, Saladeen Johnson, Scott Campbell, Sean from Texas, Senon Williams, Shantell Martin, Shepard Fairey, SJK 171, Sofía Enriquez, SNOEMAN, Spacebrat, STASH, Steve ESPO Powers, SWOON, TAKI 183, The Perez Bros., Timothy Curtis, Todd James, Troy Lamarr Chew II, Umar Rashid, Victor Reyes, Wasted Rita, Wulffvnky, Yarrow Slaps, Yusuke Hanai, ZESER, ZOER and 45RPM


One of the defining traits of the underground art movements presented in this showcase are their historical roots in creating a space of inclusion and acceptance. As the contemporary art world excelled in a sort of gatekeeper curation, the art coming from these outsider cultures was immersed in shattering the status quo’s definition of what art was and will be. BEYOND THE STREETS on PAPER champions the legacy of that historical challenge to authority, presenting a contemporary dialogue of individual expression through a powerful and self-governing community. That the works are on paper, a medium of intimacy, immediacy and the seeds of this culture’s growth into an international phenomenon, makes for a fresh approach to understanding the immense changes we have seen in contemporary art and society over the last 50 years.

In the past, in two massive shows in Los Angeles and Brooklyn, BEYOND THE STREETS has helped create an entirely new historical lexicon for which to look at contemporary art. In their conversations with artists and friends over the last 16 months, a sentiment they continued to hear was both the desire to, and obligation, to create more intimate and immediate artwork. The idea of going back to the drawing board spawned this exhibition dedicated to paper. From emerging artists to some of the most influential names in art, this is about studying a centuries old practice and allowing the generations to speak to each other on equal ground.

Learn more about this exhibition at southamptonartscenter.org/beyond-the-streets.


SAC’s galleries are open Thursday through Monday from 12 to 5 PM. Admission is free for the BEYOND THE STREETS on PAPER, courtesy of Vistaprint. WHIMSY, SAC’s outdoor sculpture garden, is free and will be open daily through Labor Day weekend. Learn more at southamptonartscenter.org/exhibitions.

SAC continues to follow all New York State and CDC guidelines for all programs and events.

Select Southampton Arts Center programs are made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. The SAC Summer Stage is sponsored by Primary Care and Reproductive Medicine at Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian. BEYOND THE STREETS on PAPER is sponsored by Vistaprint and Hamptons Magazine, with support from Ingrid Arneberg and Will Marin. WHIMSY is sponsored by Hauser and Wirth, with additional support from Marlborough Gallery and James Lane Post. FILM @ SAC is sponsored by Brown Harris Stevens. KIDS @ SAC is sponsored by Investors Bank, with additional support from Southampton Bath and Tennis Club.



Southampton Arts Center is committed to community building through the arts. We present and produce inspiring, inclusive, socially and regionally relevant programs across all disciplines – welcoming, connecting, and collaborating with the diverse members of New York’s East End community and beyond. SAC is a not for profit 501(c)(3) organization.




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