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FRKO - 150/90

  • High Tide 1850 North Hope Street \ #14A Philadelphia, PA, 19122 United States (map)

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 HIGH TIDE presents 


a solo exhibition by FRKO 

OPENING: September 15, 7-10pm | CLOSING: October 6, 7-10pm 

the rhythm of life involves the creation and resolution of mysteries 

“I use my expressionistic knowledge to explore and experiment within the abstract world. I have always been expected to maintain the same illustration style, but this work is a breach. 150/90 is an edition of paintings that capture my intense level of labor using spray cans. The process of spray painting--lots of layering and unstructured techniques-- is so intense that my blood pressure often rises close to the point of no return. Malt liquor can have the same effect. But I am fascinated by spray paint; I relish in its free range and unapologetic nature.” FRKO is a black artist from Atlanta, Georgia. He received a full scholarship from Howard University for his painting. He dropped out going into his 5th year due to his scholarship being pulled. FRKO is highly regarded for his collaborations on the artwork of Action Bronson, Gucci Mane, Reebok, and Red Bull. He currently is on exhibit at the Atlanta Contemporary. 

High Tide is an artist-run gallery and project space located in the Kensington neighborhood of Philadelphia. Through formal exhibitions, performances, workshops and experimental programming, High Tide seeks to maintain a critical dialogue between artists and our local and global communities. 

Earlier Event: September 15
Corliss Cavalieri - Unrolled / Unstretched
Later Event: September 16
Dear Fleisher