For sheer fun, few exhibits I’ve seen this summer surpass “Cause and Effect” at 211 Franklin Street in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Curated by UR New York (2ESAE & SKI) and Tone MST, it features works in various genres by a range of artists whose works are seen on NYC streets. Graffiti and street art meet here and fuse seamlessly – sometimes within the same pieces. Here are a few more images:
While so much of the graffiti and street art in Brooklyn has moved to Bushwick, there are still a number of vibrant walls to be found in North Williamsburg. We came upon this wall in progress yesterday:
Not only is Royce Bannon one of New York City’s most passionate street artists, but he is also a first-rate curator. His current venture, Rather Unique, is a testament to both his curatorial skills and to the diverse range of artwork crafted by artists whose primary canvas is the streets. And the Lower East Side’s Woodward Gallery, located at 133 Eldridge Street, is the perfect venue for the exhibit. Here are a few images:
Rather Unique continues through February 19th. You can view additional images by DarkCloud, Matt Siren, Kenji Nakayama, Celso, Cassius Fowler and more on Woodward Gallery’s website.
Photos by Sara Mozeson, Tara Murray & Lois Stavsky
There is something magical about ka’s murals. After I spotted one in Chelsea last year, I kept on returning to it whenever I was in the neighborhood. The one he painted in the rain at last year’s Meeting of Styles at 5Pointz is now gone, but another amazing piece has taken its place. And along with his girlfriend MTK, he has NYC pretty much covered with stickers.