Join MF Gallery and over a dozen artists as we pay tribute to The Man, The Hero, The American Legend, who brought decades of nerve wracking bone chilling excitement into the hearts of so many in this great country! The artwork featured will include paintings, drawings, prints and sculptures in a wide range of prices and materials.
Evel Knievel was the pioneer of distance motorcycle jumping. He jumped everything from cars, buses, fountains, and even attempted to jump a canyon with a rocket powered motorcycle! His showmanship, skill and disdain for death made him an American Folk Hero and gained him fame and fortune. But for his efforts, he paid the price. He crashed more than 20 times and suffered numerous injuries, mostly broken bones. His entry in the Guinness Book of World Records states he had suffered 433 bone fractures by the end of 1975, and when he was forced to retire in 1980, he told reporters he was "nothing but scar tissue and surgical steel.” The daredevil who defied death for decades died in 2007 at the age of 69.
Exhibiting artists will include: Casey Orr, Moses Jaen, Lou Rusconi, Annie Hunter, Keith Ciaramello, Byron Baum, Michael Swisstack, Jennifer Swisstack, Anthony Begnal, Nic Caesar, Frank Russo, Martina Secondo Russo, and more to be announced.
The Show will open on Saturday June 10th from 7 to 10pm. Many of the artists will be in attendance. Admission is free and open to all ages. After opening night, the gallery will be open by appointment, and the artwork can also be viewed and purchased online at www.MFgallery.net
MF Gallery is located at 213 Bond Street, between Baltic and Butler Streets in the Gowanus neighborhood of Brooklyn.
Contact Martina Secondo Russo by phone (917-446-8681) or email (info@MFgallery.net) for appointments to visit the gallery, or for any other inquiries.