Opening this evening from 7 to 10 pm at Bushwick’s Low Brow Artique at 143 Central Ave is Just My Type, an exhibit featuring the work of four Brooklyn-based artists — Gilf!, Dirty Bandits, ND’A and QRST — who utilize typography in their artworks. Ranging from the playful to the poignant in a variety of styles and media, the pieces often amuse and always provoke. Coordinated by Low Brow Artique’s resident curator, Rhiannon Platt, the exhibit continues through October 7th.
Images clockwise: Gilf! close-up, photographed by Lois Stavsky; QRST photographed by Tara Murray; Dirty Bandits on postcard courtesy of Low Brow Artique and ND’A photographed by Lois Stavsky
Down on Manhattan’s Lower East Side today for the first time this summer, we visited the lot at 145 Ludlow Street that had recently become the outdoor canvas for some of my favorite street artists. Among those whose work is now on the walls are: Bishop 203, Creepy, Gaia, General Howe, Laura Meyers, Nanook, Over Under, QRST, Quel Beast and Yok. The project was sponsored by Crest Hardware and organized by Joe Franquinha of Crest Arts and Keith Schweitzer of M.A.N.Y. Here are some images:
New York is suddenly awash in new work and its really quite exciting. Of course Welling Courts is decorating the north side of Queens, but also a lot of legal commissions are bringing JR and the likes into the mix. And then there is QRST and ElSol25 who are holding it down for Brooklyn in an otherwise pretty sleepy season regarding street art in New York.
3rdEye(SOL)ation, Bushwick’s newest urban art space, is the perfect setting to exhibit street art. The somewhat gritty neighborhood, the inviting site itself, along with the vibes of the folks who hang out there, make it the ideal fit. When I stopped by earlier, most of the artwork for tonight’s opening was already installed. Here’s a preview:
Photos by Lois Stavsky
The exhibit opens tonight from 7-10pm @ 1501 Broadway in Bushwick, Brooklyn.