Beautiful Barriers: Street Art Beyond Walls
SRF x CocoRedoux
Beautiful Barriers: Street Art Beyond Walls is the newest exhibition from the artist collective Soho Renaissance Factory. (SRF) and CocoRedoux.
The SRF artists, who met while painting individually, joined forces to beautify and help heal the city by creating Street Museums on the plywood barriers covering storefronts in Soho during the first wave of the pandemic and the Black Lives Matter movement. The exhibition features original murals painted by SRF in Soho during the 2020 shutdowns. During the exhibition, visitors can also experience the group’s artistic process via the live creation of new artworks.
Additionally, CocoRedoux, the “art-cycled” apparel, accessories, and objects brand, will partner with SRF to bring to life an art x pop-up retail experience featuring the live creation of a wide range of art-cycled products designed by CocoRedoux x SRF. These unique, customized, and creative art-cycled products will include apparel, accessories, skateboards, and more,
This concept and experience is developed and produced by Makeable, the creative, innovation, and artist management agency.
About Soho Renaissance Factory
Soho Renaissance Factory (SRF) is a multicultural startup artist collective and community outreach organization dedicated to revitalization through socially conscious art, beautification, and community bonding events. SRF makes art for public goodness.
Co-founded by six individual artists who came together to share paint, ideas, and creative support during the most challenging moments of the pandemic, racial unrest, and citywide lockdown of NYC in 2020, SRF aimed to give voice through art, help heal our city with ideas, and rebuild connection with community through creativity. Facing unprecedented and unilateral uncertainty, together, SRF beautified the streets and empty storefronts of NYC with plywood, paint, partnership, and perseverance, and inspired the people of NYC and beyond during a time of cataclysmic change.
Led by Konstance Patton, an enrolled member of the Little River Band of Ottawa Indians, multidisciplinary artist, and change-maker, the SRF collective consists of a multicultural group proudly representing the melting pot of NYC, including two veterans.
SRF has appeared on NBC’s The Kelly Clarkston Show, the collective has also exhibited their work at The National Arts Club, they were Artist In Residence at the Nomo Hotel from 2020-2021, and have been Artist In Residence at Zero Bond since 2021. Their work has appeared in The Verge, The New York Times, NPR, USA Today, Artnet News, The New York Daily News, AMNY, Esquire, The Detroit Free Press, Al Jazeera, The Villager, and CBS.
For more information on CocoRedoux visit their website.