Photo Feature: LOAKal “EleFUNk Gallery” Wall Jam

by admin on April 29, 2013

On Saturday April 27th, Oakland gallery LOAKal hosted an all-day wall jam painting murals at 4th and Webster with participating artists of  “The EleFUNk Gallery,” their current exhibition curated by Patti Astor  that pays tribute to the original FUN Gallery in NYC. One of the first galleries of its kind, the FUN Gallery was a hot spot in the early ’80s where neighborhood kids, downtown artists, b-boys, rock, film and rap stars mixed with museum directors, art historians and uptown collectors at wild openings featuring artists like Futura, Fab 5 Freddy, Lee Quiñones, Kenny Scharf, Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat.

“The EleFUNk Gallery” includes art from founding members of The Ex-Vandals Crew, Wicked Gary (NYC), Stan 153, Flint, Kool Kito, Pengo, Refa, Resek, Kufue, Nate1, Chris Granillo, Nite Owl, Agana, Onedr, Kori Thompson, Sno (WA), Creature, Ernest Doty, Griffin One, Cuba, Mace, Chuky, Jeannette Farrell, K2, Such & Champ Styles (AZ), and more.