James Kalm was one of the young artists and scenesters who hung out at what became the epicenter of the East Village art scene, the Fun Gallery. It was at that gallery during the early 80s that your reporter first saw examples of Rammellzee's painting and sculpture. Always unique, the works of Rammellzee were at once more eccentric, and intellectually challenging than much of the Graffiti and Street Art that was popular during that era. The "Letter Racers" exhibition gives viewers a chance to witness the oddness and singular vision of one of Graf's most respected practitioners. This program includes an extended interview with Patti Astor discussing the work of Rammellzee and the East Village revival.
James Kalm is a working artist living in Brooklyn New York. He has been an active critic for over twelve years writing for the controversial Brooklyn Rail http://brooklynrail.org/. For more high resolution videos, writings by James Kalm and views of the paintings of Loren Munk visit http://www.lorenmunk.com/.To support the Kalm Report with a donation go to https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=2665446