The Locker Room, a female-owned Brooklyn-based creative house, plastered billboards in Los Angeles and Miami (where many in NYC fled to) with a reinterpretation of the phrase: "New York is dead. Don't come back."
Now, the program is presenting a new exhibit featuring artwork from its NYC residency program, during which 10 artists of different mediums were locked down for one month of creation.
Curated by Samara Bliss and Graham Forgang, the duo behind the entire project, the exhibit features work by the likes of Duefunk, Jasper Socia, Mara Catalán and Les Punk, among other artists. In addition to the lockdown art, the show presents a never-before-seen series of photography from its "New York is Dead. Don't Come Back" installation. For the exhibit, The Locker Room is taking over a 5,000 sq. ft. space in midtown, challenging the notion that midtown (and New York!) are dead.