Leonard Hilton McGurr, an American graffiti artist known as Futura, has kicked off his first New York City solo exhibition in over 30 years, following a limited edition of designed enamel pins to support the U.S. Postal Service. Futura 2020 is taking place at Eric Firestone Gallery’s new ground-floor location at 40 Great Jones Street.
Gallery owner, Eric Firestone, said in a statement: “My gallery has focused on artists and work that deserve closer examination. I’ve long been a fan of FUTURA2000 — he is truly a brilliant artist. While so many people know his name solely from the context of graffiti, he deserves recognition in the greater canon of important American artists.”
The exhibition will showcase twenty new abstract paintings featuring his signature sprayed atoms, intuitive brushstrokes, and atmospheric spatter. The compositions are largely comprised of subdued tones such as black, umber gray, and white alongside sporadic speckles of gold and luminous tones. Head to Eric Firestone Gallery’s website for more information. The exhibition lasts until December 5, following social distancing guidelines.