January 14, 2017


Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery at Haverford College
Steve Weinik, Untitled (POTATO), 2014. Photograph. © Steve Weinik.

Curator: RJ Rushmore

Curated by Vandalog Editor-in-chief RJ Rushmore on the 50th anniversary of modern graffiti, ALL BIG LETTERS approaches the medium as fundamentally entangled with its tools. Investigating graffiti as a site of stylistic innovation where the sense of place, the excitement of sport, and the search for fame intersect, the exhibition considers primary yet lingering questions about the medium: why does graffiti look like that, and why is it on my wall? ALL BIG LETTERS suggests that every aspect of graffiti can be understood as an effort to maximize reputation through novel uses of instruments and other innovations.

RJ Rushmore is a writer, curator, photographer, arts administrator, and critic with a focus on street art, graffiti, public art, and net art. He is passionate about promoting art that is disruptive in public space, on gallery walls, and online. By day, he is the Digital Marketing Manager at Creative Time. By night, he is Editor-in-Chief of the street art blog Vandalog.

Adam VOID, Aric Kurzman, BLADE, Biancoshock, CURVE, DB Burkeman, Egg Shell Stickers, EKG, Evan Roth, FAUST, Fumakaka Crew, Jordan Seiler, Katherine “Luna Park” Lorimer, Lee George Quinones, Loiq, Martha Cooper, MOMO, NTEL, Smart Crew, Steve Weinik, stikman, and more

ALL BIG LETTERS isaccompanied by a publication designed by Brian Welesko with contributions from Carlo McCormick, Senior Editor, PAPER Magazine, and curator RJ Rushmore.

Public programs
Saturday, February 18, 2pm
Brewerytown Street Art Walking Tour with curator RJ Rushmore
Meet at W Girard Ave & N 27th St, Philadelphia

Monday, February 6, 4:30pm
Do-It-Yourself Zine Workshop with Adam VOID
James House, Haverford College

ALL BIG LETTERS is curated by RJ Rushmore and is presented by the John B. Hurford ’60 Center for the Arts and Humanities and Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery at Haverford College.

Part of the John B. Hurford ’60 Center for the Arts and Humanities, the Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery aims to extend cultural literacy through the display and analysis of work across visual and material media. Envisioning exhibition spaces as active workshops for the exploration of visual culture, the Exhibitions Program partners with faculty, students, and visiting curators to design exhibitions that connect curricular interests and scholarship with contemporary artistic practice.

Press contact: Matthew Seamus Callinan, Associate Director of the Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery and Campus Exhibitions, at T (610) 896 1287 or [email protected].


Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery at Haverford College presents ALL BIG LETTERS

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