Todd James aka Reas got his start tagging subway cars in New York City during the early '80s: a time when rap music was still a juvenile, and park jams were center of hip-hop culture. With the drive and determination to take his art to the masses, Reas made the transition from spray painting murals in the street to designing artwork and logos for some of the New York's most identifiable rap artists. More than decade later, James is now one of the emerging stars of the post-graffiti, contemporary art scene. VIBE.com was in attendance at the opening of his latest exhibition titled "Make My Burdens Lighter" at the Gering Lopez Gallery in Midtown Manhattan. ––Mikey Fresh
If you're in town, check it out for yourself:
Todd James aka Reas "Make My Burden Lighter"
Jan.15th - Feb. 20th
GERING & LóPEZ GALLERY
730 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10019