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

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

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.

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

Community Portrait: A Gabriel Specter Installation @ the JCC in Manhattan

I’ve seen and loved Gabriel Specter’s lyrical artwork on the streets of Brooklyn. But it’s a delightful surprise to see it indoors on the walls of my local community center. Specter’s portraits — inspired by members of the JCC community on Manhattan’s Upper West Side — are now on view until March 1 at the Laurie M. Tisch Gallery of the JCC  @ 334 Amsterdam Avenue & 76th Street. Wooster Collective’s Marc and Sara Schiller will join Specter for a talk and a reception this Wednesday evening, January 18, at 7:30. Here are a few of the images that grace the JCC:

Photos by Lois Stavsky & Dani Mozeson