For a couple years now, I've been part of a no-holds-barred art collective called Girl Crime Organization. It was put together by MPG (NSFW), with a focus on removing any and all restrictions on artwork made. Because of this, the shows are always 18+ - sometimes 21+, if we show at a bar - and we usually show work that doesn't fit in a more traditional gallery space.
A couple of weeks ago, we secured an old storefront on South Street, Philadelphia. Occupying such a public space has been a fun experience, if a little awkward sometimes. The front wall is one giant window, so anything we do in there is visible. On the other hand, ANYTHING we do in there is visible. The possibilities for work produced are endless.
We're hoping to fill up the entire space as time goes on. You can follow the madness on Instagram, either on the main collective's account (@girlcrimeorganization), or any of our individual feeds. If you're in Philly, stop by 410 South Street and say hi sometime. We pop in an out when we can. Hours are spastic, like our lives.