Sofia Maldonado at The Museum of Arts and Design, at Magnan Metz and in the East Village

Sofia Maldonado at the Museum of Arts and Design; photo by Sara Mozeson
Sofia Maldonado at the Museum of Arts and Design. Photo by Sara Mozeson.

Sofia Maldonado has quite a presence in NYC these days. Her work can currently be seen in the exhibit Against the Grain at the Museum of Arts and Design on Columbus Circle, at Magnan Metz Gallery in Chelsea and on East First Street in collaboration with Ray Smith and Cre8tive YouTH*ink for Centrefuge Public Art Project.

Into Grey at Megnan Metz; photo by Lois Stavsky
Into Grey at Magnan Metz. Photo by Lois Stavsky.
Into Grey, close-up, at Magnan Metz; photo by Lois Stavsky
Into Grey, close-up, at Magnan Metz. Photo by Lois Stavsky.
On East First Street, photo by Dani Mozeson
On East First Street. Photo by Dani Mozeson.
On East First Street, photo by Lois Stavsky
On East First Street. Photo by Lois Stavsky.

And tomorrow, May 23,  Magnan Metz is hosting a benefit cocktail to support the wonderful work that Sofia and other artists are doing with the young members of  Cre8tive YouTH*ink.

Magnan Metz benefit

“Cause and Effect” Captures the Beat of the Streets


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:

Sofia Maldonado

The exhibit continues through August 22nd.

Photos by Lois Stavsky

You & Me at Bushwick’s Low Brow Artique

EKG & Dark Clouds

Opening this evening from 6-9pm at Bushwick’s stylish Low Brow Artique is You and Me, an intriguing exhibit of collaborative pieces in a range of textures and styles. Curated by Rhiannon Platt, it features works by Cash4 & Smells, OCMC & This Is Awkward, Veng & Sofia Maldonado, Chris & Veng (RWK), EKG & Dark Clouds, Matt Siren & Fenix and Royce Bannon & Russell King, The exhibit continues through September 1 at 143 Central Avenue.  Here are two more pieces:

Veng & Sofia Maldonado
Matt Siren & Fenix

Photos by Tara Murray and Lois Stavsky

Williamsburg murals


Gilf recently organized a legal spot for seven artists, including some of my favorites, at 229 North 10th Street in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Here are the finished results:

Sofia Maldonado
Joe Iurato
Icy and Sot

Photos by Gilf

More from Ad Hoc Art’s Welling Court Mural Project

I made it over to Welling Court this afternoon — and was greeted by dozens of freshly-painted walls. Some shutters were closed and a few of the spaces were inaccessible, but there was still much to see and document. I also discovered some new artists.

El Kamino, photo by Lois Stavsky
A Memorial Wall by Caleb Neelon and Katie Yamasaki, photo by Lois Stavsky
Joe Iurato, photo by Lois Stavsky
Roa, OverUnder, Veng and Sofia Maldonado, photo by Lois Stavsky
Hellbent, photo by Lenny Collado