“Detail” at Woodward Gallery

Cassius Fouler, Money-Making Manhattan; photo courtesy Woodward Gallery
Cassius Fouler, Money-Making Manhattan. Photo courtesy Woodward Gallery.

The small elements unique to each artwork are the subject of “Detail,” a group exhibit opening this evening, Saturday, March 2nd, 6 – 8pm at Woodward Gallery on Manhattan’s Lower East Side. Exquisitely curated, the exhibit features a range of intriguing images in a variety of media by a dozen artists. Among the artists featured are five whose works continue to grace our streets: Cassius Fouler, Thomas Buildmore, Kenji Nakayama, Kosbe and Moody. Here’s a sampling of what is on view at 133 Eldridge Street through April 28th.

Thomas Buildmore, Still Life; photo by Tara Murray
Thomas Buildmore, Still Life. Photo by Tara Murray.
Kenji Nakayma, Duck; photo courtesy of Woodward Gallery
Kenji Nakayma, Duck. Photo courtesy Woodward Gallery.
Kosbe, Borrowed Time, photo by Lois Stavsky
Kosbe, Borrowed Time close-up. Photo by Lois Stavsky.
Moody; photo courtesy Woodward Gallery
Moody. Photo courtesy Woodward Gallery.

Photos by Tara Murray and courtesy of Woodward Gallery

Woodward Gallery Presents “Summer Selections” with Stikman, Kosbe, Darkcloud and many more

Alexander Calder and LAll, Pyramids and Oval

I made it over to Woodward Gallery last week to check out its current exhibit, Summer Selections. Described as “a selection of work by legendary and new contemporary masters,” it features some of my favorite street artists, along with such masters as Jasper Johns, Paul Gauguin and Robert Rauschenberg.  And what a treat to discover an original vintage Alexander Calder lithograph with drawings by LA ll!  Here are some more favorites from the exhibit that continues through this Saturday, August 4th at 133 Eldridge Street on Manhattan’s Lower East Side:

Stikman, Dora Maar, Pablo Picasso
El Celso, La Luz
Kosbe, AH
Darkcloud, Vermillion Army
Thomas Buildmore, Spirit Animal

Photos of Calder & LAll, Kosbe, Darkcloud and Buildmore, courtesy Woodward Gallery; Celso photo, Tara Murray & Stikman, Lois Stavsky

Preview: Paint It Now at Space 1026

OverKill Studio’s Paint It Now has finally come to Philadelphia. The traveling series of Paint It Now exhibitions have been in Boston and Brooklyn, and the latest iteration of Paint It Now is due to open this Friday at Space 1026. The idea behind this series of exhibitions is that a group of artists have to work somewhat together as they all paint a series of white walls with only black paint. This time around, some of the artists include Gaia, el Celso, Stickman, Nose Go, Harlequinade and Buildmore.

Paint It Now opens on Friday the 4th from 7-10pm and runs through May 25th.

I stopped by yesterday to see how the show was coming together. From what I saw, the show is going to be close to that perfect mix of familiar faces and fresh talent that so many group shows strive for but few achieve. Check out our exclusive preview after the jump… Continue reading “Preview: Paint It Now at Space 1026”

PAINT IT NOW arrives at the Fowler Arts Collective in Greenpoint, Brooklyn

Thomas Buildmore and Scott Chasse have once again brought together some of my favorite urban artists from NYC, Boston and Philly.  This time their canvas is the Fowler Arts Collective at 67 West Street in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.  Collaborating with Scott and Thomas in creating a huge playful, somewhat irreverent, black and white mural are: Morgan Thomas Anderson, Royce Bannon, Cense,  Darkclouds, Robert daVies, El Celso, Martin Esteves, Veronica Hanssens, Jessica Hess, Keely, Kenji Nakayama, Nineta, Nose Go, Cense, Damion Silver, Matt Siren, John Skibo, Ben Woodward and Wrona. In addition to the mural, a number of individual works are also on exhibit. The exhibit continues through July 6 with a special Northside Open Studios Artists’ Reception on June 17, 8-11pm.

Mural close-up
Mural close-up
Darkclouds, enamel on metal

Photos by Lois Stavsky