Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Bushwick Memorial Walls

After visiting Preet's studio, Tara suggested that we walk along Broadway to the Myrtle Avenue J train stop. Within an area of about two blocks, I saw more memorial walls than I've seen anywhere else, except perhaps certain blocks in the Bronx. 'so sad.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Maya Hayuk @ Cinders Gallery

I almost never get over to Cinders Gallery, even though it's one of the coolest spaces around. I did get there yesterday, though, and I'm glad that I did. Maya Hayuk's exhibit is a real treat. Her elaborate designs remind me of Phil Frost's work.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Street Crush @ Alphabeta

'went on Tuesday with Samantha to Greenpoint to check out "Street Crush" @ Alphabeta. I was glad to meet Jaime Rojo, its curator and author of Broolyn Street Art, and Rebecca Fuller, whom I'd known only through Flickr.

from Sketchbooks and Black Books

I decide to launch a sketchbook/black book project at Hamilton Fish (NYPL). Here Samantha is posting up sketches by Skore, whose pieces have graced London's walls for decades.

Izzelldin Kojour Suleman

'discovered the the Sudanese artist Kojour at the Black Fine Arts Fair last weekend. I love his use of colors and shapes and his works' distinct Eastern sensibility.
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Saturday, February 14, 2009

from Denise Carbonell

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Thursday, February 12, 2009

RoCa @ Jersey City Museum

'so glad to discover RoCa's wonderful collages.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

South Philly Graffiti

Isaac noticed this wall (almost hidden from view) as we headed over to check out "Cut Copy" @ T&P Fine Art on South 9th Street. Although I've seen great sticker art in Philly and wonderful murals in North Philly, I seldom see old school graffiti. What a treat!

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Sunday, February 1, 2009

"Deliverance" The Art of Ben Jones

'so glad I made my way to this exhibit at the Jersey City Museum. I was awed by Ben Jones's stunning aesthetic -- a fusion of the spiritual and political -- that breaks all boundaries. 'loved, too, the video about him. How could I have not known about him and his work?