The debut solo exhibition from Cassius Fouler (Cash4).
Wallplay announced FOURGIVE, 4GET — the debut solo exhibition from Cassius Fouler (Cash4). Originally, Fouler chose the name “Cash4” as a pun on generic graffiti. Fouler’s direct action tactics are deliberately paradoxical, referencing the fabric of our capitalist system while bypassing it through the extralegal artform of graffiti. Society’s collective belief and trust in a currency that is not currently backed by gold amuses the self-described starving artist, who finds humor in tagging the word CASH.
The tag has become ubiquitous in New York and has now made its way as far as Japan, but is most highly concentrated down the JMZ line in Brooklyn.
Fouler’s ad hoc installation of Wallplay’s art billboards feature his signature roller 8-bit style lettering with the words FOURGIVE and 4GET (on Orchard Street and Delancey Street, respectively). The phrase BUT DON’T is revealed after hours on the rolldown gates between the two billboards, completing the thought. Ten of Fouler’s paintings and over fifty works on paper are featured in the the street level gallery space, while a video installation corresponding with the billboards loops on Wallplay’s 12 digital screens.
Since Fouler no longer practices illegal graffiti, he has become a prolific painter and his work has been shown in several galleries in New York City. He has also produced a mural on the first floor on the Museum of Sex and a sculpture for the Brooklyn Academy of Music.
Fouler’s lawyer strongly advised against his participation in this exhibition.
FOURGIVE, 4GET was a part of Wallplay’s original “Art Massively Done” public art program spotlighting artists with renegade use of it’s art billboards and street level concept space.