Street Market, Barry McGee, Todd James and Stephen Powers joined forces to
recreate their version of an urban street inside Deitch Projects' 18 Wooster
Street Gallery. A liquor store, a bodega, a check-cashing outfit, and a car
service dispatch office lined up beneath a cascade of illuminated signs.
Battered trucks, bombed with graffiti tags lay upended on the gallery floor.
James and Powers spent several months scouring the streets for discarded signs
and storefronts, reassembling the debris into a startling fusion of urban
reality and urban fantasy. Barry McGee added both wall mural and sculptural
elements, inspired by the urban phenomenon of panel trucks completely covered
by layers of graffiti tags.