New in Bushwick, Brooklyn

From playful paste-ups to stylish graffiti murals, new pieces are surfacing daily in Brooklyn’s Bushwick. Here’s a sampling:

Radical and ND'A
Owns & Ewok
Shank aka Demote

 Photos by Tara Murray

NohJColey, Jesus Saves, Gabriel Specter, Aakash Nihalani & more @ Brooklyn’s Pandemic Gallery

Jesus Saves -- whose tag is just about everywhere in NYC

We made it over to Pandemic Gallery’s current exhibit ALL TALK! earlier in the week and loved the way it presented the works of some of our favorite artists whose work surface regularly in the public sphere. We also loved the incredible mix of aesthetic sensibilities. Here’s a sampling:

Gabriel Specter
Aakash Nihalani

The exhibit continues through March 11th @ 37 Broadway (between Wythe and Kent) in Brooklyn.

Photos by Lois Stavsky & Tara Murray

Adam Void, Curtis Readel, Alice Mizrachi, ELLE and John Breiner in “Lost & Found” @ DUMBO’s Mighty Tanaka

We made it over to Brooklyn’s Mighty Tanaka last week to check out its first exhibit of the new year: Lost & Found.  Featuring the artwork of Adam Void, Curtis Readel, Alice Mizrachi, ELLE and John Breiner, the exhibit features an intriguing array of work in diverse media created largely from found objects. Here are a few images:

Adam Void, Baltimore Sunset, found objects on wood panel
Curtis Readel, Towering Stud, shredded US currency collage
Alice Mizrachi, close-up of Luna, huge installation of acrylic on found wood & metal panels
ELLE, Raven Got Your Tongue, acrylic w/oil paint & wheat paste on found table
John Breiner, Brubreck vs Brubeck, acrylic ink and etching on found book cover

The exhibit continues through February 5 at Mighty Tanaka’s new space @ 111 Front Street in Brooklyn’s DUMBO district.

Photos by Tara Murray & Lois Stavsky

Those Blazing Bushwick Graffiti Walls: Rubin 415, Never, Preta & more

Those graffiti murals in Bushwick are among the most vibrant anywhere. They also attest to graffiti’s continual evolution. And while so many “street artists” who grace our walls with wonderfully provocative images often retire from the streets, most of the writers keep on doing their thing in the public sphere. Here are a few images we saw this morning:

Rubin 415, photo by Lois Stavsky
Never, photo by Lois Stavsky
Preta, photo by Lois Stavsky
Artist to be identified, photo by Damien Kelly

Photos by Lois Stavsky and Damien Kelly