Jesse Edwards @ Klughaus Gallery

When I stopped by Klughaus Gallery last week, Jesse Edwards was already at work installing his exhibit, “Dialogue of the Streets.”  Featuring an eclectic range of artwork from traditional landscapes to graffiti-inspired ceramics, the exhibit opens this Friday, January 13,  from 6-10pm at 47 Monroe Street on Manhattan’s LES/Chinatown. Here are a few favorites I captured (the first depicting the artist with the prolific graffiti writer, Adek):

Photos by Lois Stavsky

Royce Bannon Curates RATHER UNIQUE for Woodward Gallery

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:

Nose Go
Royce Bannon

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

Stuck in NYC: Katsu, Baser & Phil

I wish I could be in Chicago later this month for DB Burkeman’s sticker art exhibit at the Maxwell Colette Gallery that RJ posted about yesterday.  But, at least, here in NYC, I do get to see new stickers surfacing daily. And lately there seems to be a proliferation of them in Manhattan. Here are a few:

Katsu with his signature character that has become an integral part of NYC's visual landscape
Baser with his masterful handstyle on spray-painted background
Phil with his impeccable writing

Photos by Dani Mozeson

From Alphabet City: Veng, Dain, Rae and more

I rarely walk along the blocks on and off Avenues A,B,C, and D between Houston and 14th Street on Manhattan’s Lower East Side/East Village aka Alphabet City. But I did earlier today, and discovered works by some of my favorite artists, along with some alluring legal walls. Here’s a sampling:

By Veng
By Dain
Rae Installation (photo taken at night; I will revisit in daylight)
By Jonathan Matas
by Gary Fernandez

Photos by Lois Stavsky

Klughaus Gallery Presents “Home for the Holidays” with Grotesk, Greg Lamarche, Faust, Fuzz One & more

Where Manhattan’s Lower East Side meets Chinatown, Klughaus Gallery recently launched its first exhibit, “Home for the Holidays,” featuring a wide range of artwork by an eclectic mix of artists. We stopped by this morning and loved what we saw. Here is a small sampling:
Installation by Grotesk (pictured); Sure tribute by Faust


"Vandal at Heart" by Greg Lamarche
by Seb Gorey (one of many stunning pieces executed w/ watercolor, pencil & ink)


by Fuzz One

Other artists whose work is featured include: Jasper Patch. Katsu, Mr. Kiji, Michael Alan, Moody, Tom Gould, Topske, Veefer and Vor 138.  The exhibit continues through December 31st @ 47 Monroe Street and is well worth a visit if you are anywhere near NYC.

Photos by Lois Stavsky

Daniel Gausman brings his talents to the streets of Brooklyn

Each time we visit Bushwick, surprises await.  It’s always fun to come upon an artist at work, and this time we met one painting on the streets for the first time.  Daniel Gausman, who recently made the move from the Midwest to Brooklyn, NY, draws his inspiration from “geometry, quilting and color.”  Still in progress, his huge mural on Varet Street is a homage to all three.  Seeking larger walls than his local apartment can provide and at home interacting with passersby, Daniel is likely to grace more NYC walls with his talents.

Daniel Gausman @ work on his mural, photo by Lois Stavsky
Close-up of wall in progress, photo by Tara Murray

Mallick Williams & Co. to Feature New Works by Skullphone and Curtis Kulig

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.

“Prada” from Skullphone’s new series of crosses
Image courtesy of Mallick Williams & Co