In August 2016, Buenos Aires Street Art’s Matt Fox-Tucker travelled to Baltimore, Maryland to organise a gallery show called Roots / Raices featuring paintings by 10 Argentine street artists and 15 local street artists.
The show was held at the former tyre factory in the Woodberry district of Baltimore and curated by Matt Fox-Tucker of Buenos Aires Street Art, Alex French of Gallery 788 and Richard Best of Section1 Project.
Argentine street artists who created artworks for the show were Alfredo Segatori, El Marian, Ice, Juan Zeballos, Luxor, Maxi Bagnasco, Nazza Stencil, Patxi Mazzoni Alonso, and Primo (Nicolás Germani and Sasha Reisin).
Baltimore based street artists were Gaia, Paul Mericle, Ernest Shaw, Pablo Machioli, Billy Mode, Che Love, Lee Nowell-Wilson, Richard Best, Maz Paz, Super Wax, Michael Owen, Toven, Reed, Greg Deal and HKS 1818 and a presentation by renowned street art photographer Martha Cooper.
The theme of the show explores social and racial issues. A number of Argentine artists painted themes relating to indigenous tribes of Argentina and Latin America.
Curators Richard Best (Section1 Project), Alex French and Eduardo Rodriguez (Gallery 788) and Matt Fox-Tucker (Buenos Aires Street Art) at the opening of Roots / Raices show.
All photos © Matt Fox-Tucker/Buenos Aires Street Art