Three The Hard Way

On November 7th Agustine Kofie, Jerry Inscoe and Christopher Derek Bruno gathered at Breeze Block Gallery in Portland, Oregon to exhibit all new works for the anticipated Three the Hard Way opening. 

While the three artists have shown together previously in group shows with other artists, this was the first time the three artists have shown together as a small collective. The stage was set for an interesting mix with each artist bringing their unique and original style to the gallery and spanning three generations of a Graffiti writer's approach to fine art. Jerry Inscoe was born and bred in the early 80's Graffiti culture on the east coast of the US, fast forward to Kofie caming from the 90's era LA Graffiti scene, and CDB emerging as a force to be reckoned with as a writer with a contemporary look at Graffiti in the early 2000's. 

The three artists decided to hang their work salon-style to accommodate all the work that needed to be hung. They mixed their work together instead of separating themselves apart, and the result was perfect. With a large wall at the back of the gallery the three artists worked together to create a large sculptural mural than was easily a highlight of the show. 

For more images and information regarding the show please visit the blog posting on Graffuturism about the opening.