“Groundbreak” Opens as Abe Lincoln, Jr., Jon Burgerman & Ellis Gallagher Transform Artist Alley

This past Thursday, we came upon Jon Burgerman gracing Artist Alley @ Extra Place off East 1st Street between Bowery and 2nd Ave. with his wonderfully zany characters.  Yesterday Tara returned for the artists’ reception, where — she reports — the vibes were as cool as the art. The current artwork remains @ Extra Place through March 18, 2012. Here are some more shots of “Groundbreak” curated by Joyce Manalo of ArtForward & Keith Schweitzer of MaNY Project:

Abe Lincoln, Jr.'s lovable characters
Jon Burgerman's completed sidewalk mural
Abe Lincoln, Jr. in a rather somber pose & Jon Burgerman seemingly as cheerful as his art
Photos by Tara Murray

Jon Burgerman Readies for “Groundbreak”

When he wasn’t dodging the rain this morning, the multi-talented Jon Burgerman was outside Extra Place, an alley off Manhattan’s East 1st Street between the Bowery and 2nd Avenue, gracing the sidewalk with his intriguing mix of overlapping comical characters. He was getting ready for the opening of  “Groundbreak,” an outdoor exhibit, also featuring the artwork of Abe Lincoln, Jr. and Ellis Gallagher aka Ellis G. Curated by Joyce Manalo and Keith Schweitzer and presented by FABnyc’s ArtUp Program, “Groundbreak” opens with a reception, hosted by Oaxaca Taqueria at 16 Extra Place, this Saturday afternoon at 2pm.

Jon Burgerman, photo by Lois Stavsky
Burgerman's artwork on sidewalk of Extra Place; photo by Damien Kelly

Photos by Lois Stavsky and Damien Kelly