Woodward Gallery
 Project Space


For several years now, the Woodward Gallery Project Space on Eldridge Street has been one of the Lower East Side’s visual highlights, showcasing works by an impressive range of artists from veteran graffiti writers to street art-stencil masters. Through July 26 a handsome retrospective of these works can be seen indoors at Woodward Gallery, directly across from the Project Space’s outdoor wall. Here are a few images:

 L'Amour Supreme, Moody Mutz, NohJColey w/ Darkcloud and David Pappaceno on floor. Photo by Dani Reyes Mozeson
L’Amour Supreme, Moody, NohJColey and Darkcloud & David Pappaceno on floor. Photo by Dani Reyes Mozeson.
Moody Mutz, Chris RWK, Faro and JMR. Photo by Dani Reyes Mozeson
Moody, Chris RWK, Faro and JMR. Photo by Dani Reyes Mozeson.
NoseGo. Photo by Lois Stavsky
NoseGo. Photo by Lois Stavsky.
Cycle. Photo by Dani Reyes Mozeson
Cycle. Photo by Dani Reyes Mozeson.
Chris RWK and Royce Bannon in center. Photo courtesy of Woodward Gallery
Chris RWK and Royce Bannon in center. Photo courtesy of Woodward Gallery.
Clockwise: Celso, Kenji Nakayama, Cassius Fouler, Visions Scmisions, Moody, UR New York and Buildmore. Photo by Dani Reyes Mozeson
Clockwise: Celso, Kenji Nakayama, Cassius Fouler, Visions Scmisions, Moody, UR New York and Buildmore. Photo by Dani Reyes Mozeson.

Located at 133 Eldridge Street, Woodward Gallery is open Tuesday through Saturday 11-6pm, Sunday 12-5pm and by private appointment.

Photos by Dani Reyes Mozeon and Lois Stavsky and courtesy of Woodward Gallery

From street art to sculpture


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.

“Detail” at Woodward Gallery

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

Cassius Fouler shows you “Withdrawal Anxiety”


Riddled with the obsessive need of more more more, Cassius Fouler’s compulsion to keep creating has found a home with Arlene’s Grocery. Opening Monday, February 11th at from 7-10pm, Withdrawal Anxiety catalogues the artist’s most recent work, which takes the form of sculptural wood tags, canvas, and paper. Much like the go hard or go home attitude behind the graffiti world that Fouler is drawing upon, he has been incessantly creating for Withdrawal Anxiety to avoid exactly that.


Fouler has shared several progress images for his upcoming show, we also have this from the press release:

When you’re compelled, you gotta do what you gotta do.

But what if you suddenly can’t do that anymore?

Then you gotta do what you can, and you work with what you’ve got.

In this collection of recent paintings and collages, Cassius Fouler has graffiti on the brain, and the work provides a glimpse into the nature of creative compulsion as well as the increasingly hazy line between graffiti and fine art.




withdrawal anxiety

All photos courtesy of Cassius Fouler

Cassius Fouler’s solo show in Bushwick

“Four Borough” is an exhibition of works by Cassius Fouler. The show opened last Thursday, July 12th at Weldon Arts in Bushwick and runs until August 11th.

The acrylic work by this mop-marker-wielding artiste de la nuit are like the purged thoughts of a true New York City vandal. The ‘grit and glory’ aspect of graffiti culture and urban life are captured through Fouler’s humor, by playing on the symbolism of the relevant places and objects to these lifestyles.




Photos courtesy of Weldon Arts and Cassius Fouler

Good Times Roll: A Review

Let the good times roll. Sculpture by Kevin Harrison. Photo by Jake Lewis.

Last Friday I headed to the opening of Good Times Roll at High Roller Society. The gallery played host to a group show comprising of 39 artists, all with differing styles, using different mediums, and with varied influences and backgrounds. In fact it was rather refreshing and a highly interesting creative mix of people presenting their ultimate passion.

Photo by Jake Lewis.

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Good Times Roll at High Roller Society

Tonight (29th June) sees the opening of Good Times Roll at High Roller Society. The show presents “an eclectic selection of 39 international artists for a salon style Summer Show that finally heats things up a bit this season. Ranging from the street to the studio, painters, sculptors, photographers and printmakers hailing from Australia, Brazil, Portugal, USA and UK join forces to showcase their wares through their passion for different creative practices.”

Following the opening, the t-shirt and letterpress printing workshops with artwork by Rowdy, Sweet Toof & others will keep you going back for more. So check out the opening party tonight, add these following dates to your diary and let the good times roll.

Workshops (minimum donation of £3 per workshop):

  • T-Shirt Printing: with COPYEM12 –– 30th June and 1st July 1.00–5.00pm (both days)
  • Letterpress Printing : with Alex Booker –– 29th July 1.00–5.00pm

Photos courtesy of High Roller Society

Cassius Fouler’s “Unpaid Dues” — Rich with Bold Images, Social Commentary & Wry Humor

We headed down to the Orchard Windows Gallery this afternoon to check out Cassius Fouler’s solo exhibit, Unpaid Dues, a series of small works in bold colors featuring his signature characters and wry references to popular urban culture. Here’s a sampling:

Although today was the last day of the exhibit, select artworks are available through the Orchard Windows Gallery. To see more of the artist’s work, check out http://www.cassiusfouler.com/

Photos by Lois Stavsky & Tara Murray

So many shows about to open

Bom.k and Sowat of Da Mental Vaporz

There are so many interesting shows opening in the next week or two that I thought I’d just throw them all together into one post. Here’s what I think looks worth checking out:

  • Yesterday, the Museum of Sex in New York opened a show that sounds absolutely awesome called F*ck Art. It’s on through June 10th and features artwork by Aiko, El Celso, Lush, Mode2, Cassius Fouler, Miss Van and many more.
  • Love & Hate is a group show opening at StolenSpace this week and runs through March 4th. D*face, Dan Witz, Ronzo, Word to Mother, Jeff Soto, Eine, Charles Krafft and others are included.
  • Chris Stain, Veng and Taka Sudo will be showing together at C.A.V.E. Gallery, beginning February 11th. Brooklyn Street Art has a preview of Chris’ work.
  • Zes and Retna are together at Known Gallery in LA. LA TACO has the info.
  • Nick Mann aka Doodles, Brett Flanigan, Craig Rodgers and Dan Bortz are collaborating with one another in Oakland, CA.
  • Another collaborative group show will be in Da Mental Vaporz‘ (Bom.k, Blo, Brusk, Dran, Gris1, ISO, Jaw, Kan, and Sowat) show at Melbourne. That show, Le Venin, will be at RTIST Gallery from February 16th through March 4th.
  • All Talk at Pandemic Gallery will include Aakash Nihalani, Cassius Fouler, Gabriel Specter, Jesus Saves, NohJColey and others and runs from February 17th through March 11th.

Photo courtesy of Da Mental Vaporz