The vitality and intrigue that Tony DePew, Toofly and Quelbeast have brought to the streets are wonderfully captured in a series of portraits on exhibit in Vis-á-Vis, a handsome show over at Mighty Tanaka in Dumbo, Brooklyn. Here are a few more from over a dozen striking images on exhibit:
Vis-á-Vis remains on exhibit at 111 Front Street in Brooklyn through February 8th.
Since visiting its wonderful HUELESS exhibit back in the spring, Mallick Williams & Co. has become one of my favorite Chelsea galleries. I’m looking forward to its upcoming exhibit SCRIPTURE featuring new works by Skullphone and Curtis Kulig, two artists who continue to maintain a strong presence in the streets of NYC. It opens next Thursday, October 6, from 6-9 @ 150 11th Avenue.
I discovered Kboco’s work in 2007 at Jonathan LeVine’s groundbreaking exhibit, Ruas de São Paulo: A Survey of Brazilian Street Art from São Paulo. Since, Kboco has exhibited internationally in galleries. museums and biennials. (I’m not certain just how much he continues to create on the streets; I certainly hope he does.) This past month he covered the entire walls of Lu Magnus, a wonderful art space at 55 Hester Street on Manhattan’s Lower East Side, with a mural installation and paintings. Its multiple layers, intricate details, subtle colors and global graphics fuse to create an alternate reality. Entitled Efeito Esquimó (Eskimo Effect), it continues through October 23. Here’s a brief glimpse:
São Paulo’s Choque Cultural represents some of my favorite artists — whose work I don’t get to see often enough. Among them are Titi Freak and Daniel Melim. Here are some Titi Freak pieces I discovered on my recent visit to their space in Pinheiros:
Although I had to return to NYC before the opening of Daniel Melim’s solo exhibit, I did get to see some of his earlier pieces:
Daniel Melim @ Choque Cultural, photo by Sara Mozeson
An exhibit of Daniel Melim’s newest body of work opens this afternoon and continues through August 26 :