At one time, graffiti artists — taggers or bombers — were thought by some to be an urban scourge: vandals with aerosol cans. But that’s changed, and bombing has emerged as a viable form of visual expression, a characteristic part of any cityscape.
July 14, the Dean Johnson Gallery presents Bombing 101, a show put together by the BRIDGE Collective that’s called a “graffiti/political portrayal of the ‘art of bombing.’” The BRIDGE Collective calls itself “an open organization of artists who practice using a variety of media. They are associated through their philosophy to create works of art that make a statement larger than personal expression. Their mission is to create an environment where the arts flourish.”
Bombing 101 opens Friday from 5-9 p.m. and runs through Sept. 3. Opening night there will be live music by DJ Dicky Fox with a special performance by the Twilight Sentinels at 8 p.m. Graffiti will also be created live outside the gallery. The Dean Johnson Gallery is located at 646 Massachusetts Ave.