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Nick Z – Don’t Hassle Me I’m Local – At Fourth Wall

JUNE 27, 2009 – JULY 5, 2009
Opening Reception June 27 (7:00-9:30pm)
132 Brookline Ave Boston, MA

Don’t Hassle Me I’m Local, an exhibition of new paintings and drawings by Nick Z, opens Saturday, June 27th , at Fourth Wall Project’s 132 Brookline Ave space. The show is not just a display of new work, but an experimental installation. Vistiors will enter the world of Nick Z.

Nick Z is a mixed media artist who uses his drawings as a foundation to make work that ranges from small scale pen and inks to large scale on site installations. Random phrases, spray-painted images, deceptive caricatures, abstract symbols, sculpture fabricated from found objects and video combine to create intuitively structured environments through which he explores the subjects of wonder, hope, wants, needs, paranoia, physicality, and love.

Since graduating with a BA from University of Massachusetts Boston in 2001 he has spent time living in the cities of Boston and New York making artwork, traveling, and exhibiting globally from Hong Kong to Montreal, Canada and extensively on the East Coast, most notably a two person exhibition alongside Kai Althoff at Gladstone Gallery in New York.

Nick Z has attracted the likes of commercial clients such as PEPSI Co., Converse, and even Neiman Marcus with his eye catching youthful aesthetics.

The opening of Don’t Hassle Me I’m Local follows Nick Z’s inclusion in the North East Edition of New American Paintings.

Gallery Hours
Friday 4-8pm
Saturday & Sunday 12-5pm

Nick Z ‘s site

Radio Silence: A Selected Visual History Of American Hardcore Music – At Fourth Wall


The Fourth Wall Project is proud to announce the opening of Radio Silence / Selected Photography.   Compiled by authors Nathan Nedorostek and Anthony Pappalardo, Radio Silence documents the ignored space between the Ramones and Nirvana through the words and images of the pre-Internet era where this community built on do-it-yourself ethics thrived. Authors Nathan Nedorostek and Anthony Pappalardo have cataloged private collections of unseen images, personal letters, original artwork, and various ephemera from the hardcore scene circa 1978-1993. Unseen photos lay next to hand-made t-shirts and original artwork brought to life by the words of their creators and fans. Radio Silence includes over 500 images of unseen photographs, illustrations, rare records, t-shirts, and fanzines
presented in a manner that abandons the aesthetic clichés normally employed to depict the genre and lets the subject matter speak for itself. Contributions by Jeff Nelson, Dave Smalley, Walter Schreifels,
Cynthia Connolly, Pat Dubar, Gus Peña, Rusty Moore, and Gavin Ogelsby with an essay by Mark Owens.


Radio Silence is a selected visual history of American Hardcore Music. Compiled by authors Nathan Nedorostek and Anthony Pappalardo. The book is published by MTV Press and distributed by PowerHouse Books.

Mindfield Skate Video Premier At Fourth Wall Project

One night only!