Vapourz: Third Annual Urban Art Exhibition

May 7 – May 18, 2001

Maltwood Art Museum and Gallery

The third of its kind, this exhibit was put together by first bringing 12 graffiti artists to the University Centre courtyard, giving them spray paint, canvases, and pizza and having them create right then and there what would hang in the gallery. This process was open to the public for viewing and the canvases were sold off in a silent auction after the fact.

Let me speak for all of my fellow grafilthy brothers and sisters when I say that we want to communicate and compromise. Give us a chance … challenge us … open your eyes and see where the energy lies … harness it. And remember the laws of physics … energy cannot be destroyed.

-Spear, BC Crew graffiti artists, 2001