Calligraffiti 1984/2013 at Leila Heller Gallery with upcoming artist talk

September 23rd, 2013 | By | 1 Comment »
eL Seed as seen from outside the Leila Heller Gallery

eL Seed as seen from outside the Leila Heller Gallery

A huge fan of Middle Eastern calligraphy and modern graffiti, I found much to love at Calligraffiti: 1984-2013 at the Leila Heller Gallery. And, not surprisingly, among my favorite works were those by artists with strong roots in graffiti who are — or who have been — active on the streets.  Here’s a sampling:

eL Seed

eL Seed

eL Seed on opening night

eL Seed on opening night

Keith Haring and LA2 collaboration

Keith Haring and LA2 collaboration

LA2

LA2

Niels "Shoe" Meulman

Niels “Shoe” Meulman

And for those who live in or near NYC, a Calligraffiti Artist Talk will be held in the gallery, 568 W. 25th Street, this Thursday evening at 6:30.  Featuring Ayad Alkadhi, Julien “Kaalam” Breton, Fab Five Freddy, eL Seed, LA2 and Rostarr, it will be followed by a site-specfic Light-Calligraphy performance by Julien Breton at 8 pm.

All photos by Dani Mozeson, except for eL Seed as seen from the outside the gallery by Lois Stavsky


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  • Caroline Caldwell

    This show was sort of a heaping together of mostly mediocre art with a small theme stringing them together. I heard that the gallery smells fine but when I visited it, the space smelled really bad. I’ve never critiqued an art show on smell before.