Morris Museum exhibition spotlights contradictions of modern street art scene

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Will Power’s “Street Gospel” is part of the “On and Off the Streets: Urban Art New Jersey” exhibit at the Morris Museum. One way to think about street art: It’s art you can’t escape. If you don’t like what’s on television or your computer screen, you can switch to something more agreeable. Pictures at an exhibition, good or bad, are only apprehended briefly before the viewer moves on to the next one. But if somebody paints a giant mural on a building across the street from you, you’re living with that image every time you go outside. Your only recourse is to move away. Thus, street art attract…

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