“From the Street Up” opens tonight at Woodward Gallery with tantalizing street art sculptures

July 6th, 2013 | By | 1 Comment »
Stikman, detail

Stikman, detail

RJ had mentioned Woodward Gallery’s new exhibit, “From the Streets Up,” last week, and it is, indeed, wonderful. Opening this evening from 6-8, it features intriguing street art sculptures in different media by a range of artists crossing generations, cultures and sensibilities. Here are a few more images:

NohjJColey does Royce Bannon

NohJColey does Royce Bannon

Close-up from Robert Jamz installation

Close-up from Robert Janz installation

Gabriel Specter

Gabriel Specter

Co-curated by Royce Bannon and Cassius Fouler, the exhibit continues through July 31 at 133 Eldridge Street on Manhattan’s Lower East Side.

 Photos by Tara Murray and Lois Stavsky


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From street art to sculpture

June 29th, 2013 | By | No Comments »

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From the Street Up is a show coming up soon at NYC’s Woodward Gallery. The gallery invited artists Royce Bannon and Cassius Fouler to co-curate the show, which focuses on sculptural work by street artists and public artists. The line up includes John Ahearn, 
Richard Hambleton, 
NohJColey, Leon Reid IV, 
Skewville, Gabriel Specter, 
Stikman, UFO and more. That’s one of the most interesting and impressive lists for a group show that I’ve seen in a while. Some of my favorite artists will be in this show, including a few like Hambleton, UFO and Stikman who don’t show their work indoors very often.

From the Street Up opens July 6th from 6-8pm.


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“Detail” at Woodward Gallery

March 2nd, 2013 | By | No Comments »
Cassius Fouler, Money-Making Manhattan; photo courtesy Woodward Gallery

Cassius Fouler, Money-Making Manhattan. Photo courtesy Woodward Gallery.

The small elements unique to each artwork are the subject of “Detail,” a group exhibit opening this evening, Saturday, March 2nd, 6 – 8pm at Woodward Gallery on Manhattan’s Lower East Side. Exquisitely curated, the exhibit features a range of intriguing images in a variety of media by a dozen artists. Among the artists featured are five whose works continue to grace our streets: Cassius Fouler, Thomas Buildmore, Kenji Nakayama, Kosbe and Moody. Here’s a sampling of what is on view at 133 Eldridge Street through April 28th.

Thomas Buildmore, Still Life; photo by Tara Murray

Thomas Buildmore, Still Life. Photo by Tara Murray.

Kenji Nakayma, Duck; photo courtesy of Woodward Gallery

Kenji Nakayma, Duck. Photo courtesy Woodward Gallery.

Kosbe, Borrowed Time, photo by Lois Stavsky

Kosbe, Borrowed Time close-up. Photo by Lois Stavsky.

Moody; photo courtesy Woodward Gallery

Moody. Photo courtesy Woodward Gallery.

Photos by Tara Murray and courtesy of Woodward Gallery


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Kosbe at Woodward Gallery Project Space

January 6th, 2013 | By | No Comments »
kosbe

Photo courtesy of Woodward Gallery

There’s a raw elegance to Kosby’s aesthetic that has intrigued me since I first came upon his stickers and paste-ups a number of years back on an array of public surfaces in Brooklyn and Manhattan. It’s great to see it now gracing the Woodward Gallery Project Space on Manhttan’s Lower East Side, where it is visible to so many. Here are a few close-ups from the four-panel installation, Borrowed Time, that officially “opened” this weekend.

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Photo by Lenny Collado

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Photo by Lenny Collado

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Photo by Lenny Collado

Photo courtesy of Woodward Gallery and by Lenny Collado


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NoseGo from coast to coast

October 5th, 2012 | By | No Comments »

San Fransisco. Click to view large.

Yis Goodwin aka NoseGo recently put up some work in New York City, Philadelphia San Fransisco. Last week, he installed a piece, Daily Spontaneous Excursions, at Woodward Gallery‘s outdoor installation space. This week he painted the above mural in San Fransisco thanks to Rogue Projects. Also this week, he painted a spot in Philadelphia as part of Street Dept.’s Furnessadelphia show, which opens today.

“Daily Spontaneous Excursions” by NoseGo at the Woodward Gallery Project Space. Click to view large.

NoseGo at work in San Fransisco

NoseGo at work in San Fransisco

Philadelphia

Photos courtesy of NoseGo


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Woodward Gallery Presents “Summer Selections” with Stikman, Kosbe, Darkcloud and many more

July 31st, 2012 | By | No Comments »

Alexander Calder and LAll, Pyramids and Oval

I made it over to Woodward Gallery last week to check out its current exhibit, Summer Selections. Described as “a selection of work by legendary and new contemporary masters,” it features some of my favorite street artists, along with such masters as Jasper Johns, Paul Gauguin and Robert Rauschenberg.  And what a treat to discover an original vintage Alexander Calder lithograph with drawings by LA ll!  Here are some more favorites from the exhibit that continues through this Saturday, August 4th at 133 Eldridge Street on Manhattan’s Lower East Side:

Stikman, Dora Maar, Pablo Picasso

El Celso, La Luz

Kosbe, AH

Darkcloud, Vermillion Army

Thomas Buildmore, Spirit Animal

Photos of Calder & LAll, Kosbe, Darkcloud and Buildmore, courtesy Woodward Gallery; Celso photo, Tara Murray & Stikman, Lois Stavsky


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Kenji Nakayama’s Stylish Stencil Paintings @ Woodward Gallery

May 14th, 2012 | By | 1 Comment »

Concrete Jungle

I met Kenji Nakayama a number of years back in Boston when his stencils began surfacing on the streets of Cambridge and in local galleries and motley spaces. I loved Kenji’s technique, style and passion. His formal education as a mechanical engineer back in Japan clearly impacted his work. I’m thrilled now that Kenji’s first solo exhibition — featuring an incredible range of photorealistic, hand-cut stencil, spray enamel, acrylic and mixed-media paintings — is in Woodward Gallery, one of my favorite NYC spaces. The exhibit continues through July 7th at 133 Eldridge Street. It is quite a visual treat. Here are some more images:

Shuttered Reality

CSX Rubric

Brooklyn

And here’s a view of the installation:

Photos courtesy Woodward Gallery


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GHOST on Manhattan’s Lower East Side with Matt Siren, Kenji Nakayama and much more

April 26th, 2012 | By | 1 Comment »

Kenji Nakayama

Last weekend, as I was walking down Eldridge Street on Manhattan’s Lower East Side, I was lured into GHOST, a café/bar that recently surfaced on the block. It wasn’t the food and drink — though certainly enticing — that lured me in, but the art that I glimpsed from outside. Among the works on display are a series of signs designed by Matt Siren — all featuring his signature ghost – in collaboration with some of NYC’s most prolific street artists including Dark Clouds, Celso and Royce Bannon. Particular standouts include huge pieces by Richard Hambleton and by Japanese-born Boston-based Kenji Nakayama. It soon became apparent that GHOST is an extension of one of my favorite galleries, Woodward Gallery, that will be presenting Kenji’s first NYC exhibition. (More on that in a later post!) Meanwhile, if you are anywhere in the vicinity of of 132A Eldridge Street on Manhattan’s Lower East Side, GHOST is certainly worth a visit.

Matt Siren

Images courtesy Woodward Gallery


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Royce Bannon Curates RATHER UNIQUE for Woodward Gallery

January 9th, 2012 | By | 2 Comments »

Not only is Royce Bannon one of New York City’s most passionate street artists, but he is also a first-rate curator. His current venture, Rather Unique, is a testament to both his curatorial skills and to the diverse range of artwork crafted by artists whose primary canvas is the streets.  And the Lower East Side’s Woodward Gallery, located at 133 Eldridge Street, is the perfect venue for the exhibit. Here are a few images:

Ka

Nose Go

Royce Bannon

Kosbe

Rather Unique continues through February 19th. You can view additional images by DarkCloud, Matt Siren, Kenji Nakayama, Celso, Cassius Fowler and more on Woodward Gallery’s website.

Photos by Sara Mozeson, Tara Murray & Lois Stavsky


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Woodward Gallery Presents: Lady Pink Evolution

November 6th, 2011 | By | 1 Comment »

Back in the day, Lady Pink was the most prominent female among the graffiti artists who painted trains.  While she still maintains a presence on the streets — we saw her murals last week, in fact, in the Bronx and in Queens – her works are currently seen in a range of venues including galleries and museums. Her current exhibit Lady Pink: Evolution  — a testament to her evolution as an artist continues through December 30th at Woodward Gallery at 133 Eldridge Street on New York City’s Lower East Side.   Here’s a sampling of images that Tara captured at this evening’s opening:

Sandra Fabara aka Lady Pink on the left

Photos by Tara Murray


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