Wednesday, December 31, 2008

from "Chronic Hollow" by Ida Applebroog

While at MoMA today I discovered this eerie piece (a piece of a piece) by New York artist
Ida Applebroog.
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Monday, December 29, 2008

Doves @ Sole Food/close-up

I love these characters! It's a close-up from one of over a dozen canvases on display at Sole Food, a cool new sneaker gallery up the block from Pearl Paint's framing shop.

SoHo Installation

SoHo Installation
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'hadn't been to SoHo for a few weeks. There wasn't much that was new -- except for a number of installations and stencils with the "Fitschen" reference. I wonder what it means!

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Skewville, "Watch Sale" @ Factory Fresh

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C215 in "Junk Store"

This piece is one of many in Chris's solo exhibit "Junk Store" at Ad Hoc Art. His installation is stunning. This may be my favorite exhibit of the year. It continues through 1/9.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

AIKO in "The Piece Process"

I generally avoid openings since it's difficult to focus on art among crowds. As I was already on the LES this evening, I stopped by the opening of "The Piece Process." I was drawn to a few pieces, including this one, but I'll have to return when I can really see what's there.

C215's God Bless America

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Kit Rank @ McKee Gallery

The KAWS exhibit motivated me to make my way to 57th Street. While there, I checked out a few other exhibits. Kit Rank's was a favorite; I was glad to discover her vibrantly interesting artwork.

Alexsandra Mir @ Mary Boone

This is a small section of a floor-to-ceiling installation of thousands of buttons designed by Alexsandra Mir.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Kaws @ Gering & López Gallery

Though almost too perfect in their execution, Kaws' pieces on exhibit at Gering & López Gallery are a visual feast. I don't see many exhibits by artists who are identified with graffiti in this part of town. The receptionist told me that it was this gallery's best-attended exhibit -- with thousands of people passing through. Impressive!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Monday, December 8, 2008

LES Street Art

LES Street Art
Originally uploaded by LoisInWonderland
I hadn't been down to the Lower East Side for a few months. I wasn't sure what to expect when I returned yesterday. But there weren't many new pieces to be found on the streets. This is one of the few.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Siloette in "Top of the Line"

This piece by Siloette is among those featured in Cope2's "Top of the Line." I had tried to stop by on opening night this past Thursday, but the line went down the block. This afternoon I had the space to myself. I loved the eclectic mix of artists that includes Cope2, Futura, Fafi, Revok, Shepard Fairey and Ron English. Sadly, the exhibit remains up for only two more days.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Graffiti: Spirit of an Age

Everything from this sculpture by Revs to pop surrealism by Ezo to wild-style by Sharp is in this intriguing tribute to graffiti at Longwood Art Gallery @ Hostos, 450 Grand Concourse. Curated by Wippler, the exhibit continues through 2/7.

Friday, December 5, 2008

Bronx Memorial Wall

Off the Concourse in the 180's, these memorial walls seem to be everywhere.

Bronx Graffiti

Bronx Graffiti
Originally uploaded by LoisInWonderland
I discovered a relatively new wall off Jerome Avenue today with vibrant colors, cool characters and stylish writing. It also features some of my favorite writers. This piece is my Deker.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Nothing But Tags and Throw-Ups

I went up to Washington Heights today with Isaac. As always I had my camera with me, but there was nothing but tags and throw-ups for blocks on end.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Suicide Bomber by Lisa van Noorden

Dutch artist Lisa van Noorden has created cuddly dolls of children soldiers, along with cuddly dolls of "lucky" children. Each child tells his or her own story. The remarkable series -- likely to appeal to children, as well as adults, -- is on exhibit at umbrage in Dumbo through 1/10. This image is of "Labeeb from Palestine."


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