Physically, Jersey City is as close to Manhattan as Brooklyn, Queens, and the Bronx, and it is closer than Staten Island. Metaphysically, it’s a different world, with New Yorkers looking down at “the bridge and tunnel crowd from Jersey” and the Jersey City folks bristling at this contempt. Graffiti writers and street artists don’t care about any of that. They just want accessible walls with surfaces in good condition and freedom from the police. Within their own community the artists have the usual conflicts – “beef” in the vernacular – but in the larger context they are uniters, not dividers, to paraphrase a former U.S. President. So it is in Jersey City and New York City, so it is in the world. The artists who have painted these walls are local and international, side by side.
Curator — Gregory D. Edgell, Green Villain
Curator — William L. Benzon, Green Villain
Photographer — Gregory D. Edgell, Green Villain
Photographer — William L. Benzon, Green Villain