PAL Crew at NYC’s Klughaus Gallery

May 5th, 2013 | By | No Comments »

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Klughaus Gallery is about to introduce Paris’ Peace And Love (PAL) Crew is about to the people of New York City with Palingenesis, a show with eight members of the illustrious crew. Like their fellow Frenchmen in the DMV Crew, the members of PAL fuse graffiti, illustration, and fine art. The PAL Crew of course includes the rising stars Cony aka Ken Sortais and Horfe, among others.

Palingenesis opens this coming Saturday (6-10pm) at a new pop up space for Klughaus on the Lower East Side (154 Stanton St. at Suffolk St.). The opening is sure to be a madhouse, so be sure to RSVP.

Palingenesis feat. Gorey & PAL Crew (Klughaus Pop-up Exhibition) from Klughaus Gallery on Vimeo.

Photo courtesy of Klughaus Gallery


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Wild Style Wednesday! Featuring Klughaus at Miami Art Basel

December 12th, 2012 | By | 2 Comments »
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DCEVE Smart Crew

There’s something a little awkward about “graffiti” on canvas. The work may look great but it still feels like there is a crucial element missing or out of place…

New York City’s Klughaus Gallery wanted to showcase graffiti in Miami this year the way it was intended to be shown: outdoors on the side of trucks. The graffiti artists were forced into a “natural” state of mind since they went at it knowing that their work would be painted over in the next 24 hours and would be on display for less time than it took them to paint. The work was displayed while cruising down the main streets of Wynwood and around a lot of the Art Basel-gallery-action in Miami Beach. Awesome concept.

KAPUT & LARGE VTS

Kaput & Large VTS

OIL (RIP) by JUNE, DZEE character by OBLVN

OIL (RIP) by June, DZEE character by OBLVN

Topher BBT Smart Crew

Toper BBT Smart Crew

Vor138 DBI

Vor138 DBI

Stae2 GFR

Stae2 GFR

Photos by Klughaus Gallery


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LUSH Show at Klughaus Gallery NYC 

August 26th, 2012 | By | 6 Comments »

A note from RJ: Luke left the show before this stuff happened. If anyone knows more about what went on, let us know in the comments.

Lush a renowned “so called” graffiti artist from Melbourne, Australia, opened his show tonight at Klughaus Gallery in NYC.

As usual his work is controversial and rather obscene :)… Lush’s graffiti pieces combine his trademark lettering with often x-rated images of pornography and naked women posing alongside (and incorporated into) his pieces. I really like his work.

His illustrations (the feature of this show) provide a very apt commentary on the graffiti scene and all the associated traditions and beliefs.

Lush wasn’t at the show (maybe because he’s probably a wanted man haha), but, in what I thought was an innovative addition to the show, he appeared live on Skype from Melbourne (donning a bandana to cover his face) from his bathtub. This was an excellent addition to the exhibit as it allowed people at the show to interact with the artist. He was also live in twitter and @lushsux and the #lushsux hash tag were getting lots of attention. Both positive and negative.

The good thing about Lush is that he does not at all take himself seriously and his work completely “takes the piss” (an Australian saying meaning makes fun of) the whole graffiti and street art scene. A much needed viewpoint in my opinion.

The show opened tonight and runs until the 7th of September. Worth having a look at if you are in New York.

All photos by Lukey


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Event-o-rama

August 22nd, 2012 | By | No Comments »

Stephen Powers, who has a show coming up at Joshua Liner Gallery

There are a lot of shows coming up soon worth checking out. Here are some of I wish I could check out in person…

  • This week, the Iranian brothers Icy and Sot will have their first New York solo show, and it’s only open this Thursday through Saturday. Made in Iran will be at Openhouse, 379 Broome Street, New York.
  • Lush also has a show opening in NYC this weekend. His will be a show of drawings at Klughaus Gallery. It opens on August 25th from 6-10pm. Lush’s show are practically a place to expect surprises, so best get their opening night before a blog like this one ruins the shock value for you on Sunday. If you do miss opening night, the show runs through September 7th.
  • Next month, Stephen Powers aka ESPO will have his first New York solo show in over 7 years. A Word is Worth A Thousand Pictures opens September 7th from 6-9pm at Joshua Liner Gallery.
  • Galo Art Gallery in Turin has a great two-man show coming up with Bue and Chase. Brothers from Different Mothers opens September 9th from 5:30-9pm.
  • aMBUSH Gallery in Sydney, Australia has a big group show coming up with 67 artists including Anthony Lister, Askew, Does, Numskull, Vexta and The Yok. For Black and White All In Between, all the artists have painted on canvases of uniform sized and only used black ink. The show opens on August 31st from 6-9pm.
  • Jonathan Levine Gallery‘s next three solo shows open on September 8th and you will not want to miss any of them: Judith Supine, Audrey Kawasaki, and Jeff Soto. All three shows open from 7-9pm on the 8th. And speaking of Levine, I caught their current show earlier this week and it is great. Go it see before it closes.
  • Gold Peg’s Release The Wolves go-karting project in South London will have a gran-prix expo on September 1st. It’s gonna be some crazy and fun stuff. And art too, but I think that’s secondary.
  • Shepard Fairey is finally showing those paintings he did for Neil Young’s latest album. The few pieces I’ve seen photos of are impressive. Americana opens at Perry Rubenstein Gallery (which recently moved to LA) on August 25th from 7-10pm.
  • Finally, this last one is a mural festival, and it promises to be a big one… This year’s Urban Forms festival in Lodz, Poland includes Os Gemeos, Aryz, Inti, Otecki, Lump and Shida. Certainly the most-anticipated work of Urban Forms is the promised collaborative mural between Os Gemeos and Aryz. The events run from August 24th through September 30th and will bring the total number of murals organized in Lodz by the Urban Forms Foundation to 22. I can’t wait to see the photos of these pieces.

Photo courtesy of Joshua Liner Gallery


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Klughaus Gallery Readies for Kingbrown Magazine / Launch and Opening Exhibition

July 25th, 2012 | By | No Comments »

Morning Breath

One of the coolest spots in Manhattan’s Lower East Side/Chinatown neighborhood is the Klughaus Gallery, as it features some of the best graffiti and street art to be found anywhere. I haven’t been getting down there often enough, but when in the neighborhood earlier today, I dropped by. And it couldn’t have been a more perfect time, as the gallery was getting ready for Thursday evening’s Australia’s “Kingbrown Magazine” / Launch and Opening Exhibition. Curated by Fountain’s John Leo and Melissa McCaig-Welles in collaboration with Kingbrown and Morning Breath, the exhibit features a range of wondrous works. Here are some favorites:

Beastman

Reka

Anthony Lister

The Yok

Daek

More about the wonderful Kingbrown Magazine – that I’ve only recently discovered – in a future post.

Photos by Sara Mozeson & Lois Stavsky


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Jesse Edwards @ Klughaus Gallery

January 11th, 2012 | By | 4 Comments »

When I stopped by Klughaus Gallery last week, Jesse Edwards was already at work installing his exhibit, “Dialogue of the Streets.”  Featuring an eclectic range of artwork from traditional landscapes to graffiti-inspired ceramics, the exhibit opens this Friday, January 13,  from 6-10pm at 47 Monroe Street on Manhattan’s LES/Chinatown. Here are a few favorites I captured (the first depicting the artist with the prolific graffiti writer, Adek):

Photos by Lois Stavsky


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Klughaus Gallery Presents “Home for the Holidays” with Grotesk, Greg Lamarche, Faust, Fuzz One & more

December 16th, 2011 | By | 1 Comment »
Where Manhattan’s Lower East Side meets Chinatown, Klughaus Gallery recently launched its first exhibit, “Home for the Holidays,” featuring a wide range of artwork by an eclectic mix of artists. We stopped by this morning and loved what we saw. Here is a small sampling:

Installation by Grotesk (pictured); Sure tribute by Faust

 

"Vandal at Heart" by Greg Lamarche

by Seb Gorey (one of many stunning pieces executed w/ watercolor, pencil & ink)

 

by Fuzz One

Other artists whose work is featured include: Jasper Patch. Katsu, Mr. Kiji, Michael Alan, Moody, Tom Gould, Topske, Veefer and Vor 138.  The exhibit continues through December 31st @ 47 Monroe Street and is well worth a visit if you are anywhere near NYC.

Photos by Lois Stavsky


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