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York College Art Gallery

Sir Froderick - PICTURES of H.E.R.

(Hip Hop in its Essence is Real)

October 16 - November 20, 2015

Sir Froderick, based in Seattle, is a celebrated member of the music and art Beat Scene. He approaches both his collage artwork and music with a closely related methodology. Digging through crates of vinyl, he samples dusty ‘Booms’, ‘Clacks’, and ‘Snaps’ in the same way he extracts ‘sounds’ from comic books. He mines onomatopoeias like Wham, Smash and Pow to form dense visual images. Both speak to a sample culture familiar within the African diaspora that freely incorporates recognizable passages into new improvisations.

Before relocating to the West coast, Sir Froderick spent 10+ years in Philadelphia actively making and promoting street art as owner and manager of Rarebreed, a South Street art shop and gallery.