For much of the past year, various versions of a memorable piece of street art depicting a chicken with a phallic head have been appearing all over Williamsburg, Brooklyn. There has been little explanation from the artist, and like others who have come before, there has yet to be the seemingly standard street art-to-blog outing. There have been no high profile arrests or public NYPD shamings either. But with a show highlighting the artist's work in a gallery environment, all that may soon change.
This Friday, artists, residents, and the curious public will have an opportunity to learn a bit more about what lies beneath the wheat-pasted feathers at a D*ck Chicken art exhibition in Brooklyn at Third Ward.
The show will also serve as the expanding art collective and extended education center's public opening of its new space on Metropolitan Avenue in Williamsburg. There will be complimentary cocktails, free Colt 45, a DJ to boogie down, and hopefully, answers.
Who is this chicken-friendly artist? What are they trying to say? Is it commentary on something specific, or just a bit of shock-art meant to turn heads and eventually be blogged about?
D*ck Chicken Presents "Girls & Snacks" runs from 7 to 10pm on Friday and is free to attend. The Third Ward location hosting the event is located at 573 Metropolitan Avenue in Williamsburg. For more details, visit http://www.thirdward.com.