John Fekner

Encourage Fekner

“ENCOURAGE”, 2015, 17’ x 12’, Stencil & Spray Paint.

Don Leicht & John Fekner, Invader Detail

Don Leicht & John Fekner, Invader Detail

Don Leicht & John Fekner

Space Invaders, Installation View & Detail, “Your Space Has Been Invaded”, An Ongoing Collaboration with Don Leicht 1982 – 2015, Mixed Media.

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“It’s Never Over… ” A collaboration by John Fekner & Stormie Mills 2015, Spray Paint, Acrylic & Marker on Architectural Drawing Vellum, 29 1/4″ x 41 3/4″

John Fekner & Brian Albert's HYMN Piece

“HYMN” 40” x 50” photographic print portrait of Martin Luther KingJr., illuminated from a light source in the ground, collaboration with Brian Albert. (Remote Location on the LIU Post Campus)

Concrete to Data Logo Remix by John Fekner

Concrete to Data Logo Remix by John Fekner, 2015, GIF animation.

In the 70s, John Fekner was ‘anonymously known’ for over three hundred environmental/conceptual works consisting of dates, words, and symbols spray painted throughout the five boroughs of New York. The “Warning Signs” project focused on pointing out hazardous conditions that dominated New York City and its environs in the 1970s. In the spring of 1977, Fekner created word-signs using hand cut cardboard stencils and spray paint. He began a relentless crusade concerned with social and environmental issues. Starting in the industrial streets of Queens and the East River bridges, and later on to the South Bronx in 1980, his messages were seen in areas that were desperately in need of construction, demolition or reconstruction. By labeling structures and emphasizing problems, the objective was to call attention to the accumulated squalor by urging city officials, agencies and local communities to be more responsible and take action.

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Recent Projects:

Welling Court Mural Project, Astoria, Queens, NY June 2014

Nuart Festival,  Stavanger, Norway September 6th – October 12th 2014

Public Art Festival: Multiformity More or Less, Benaki Museum, Athens, Greece
September 30th – October 26th, 2014

L’exposition A NOUS YORK,  Lille, France October 5th 2014- January 11th 2015

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