Friday, October 30, 2009

Charlotta Jansen @ NY Studio Gallery

I passed by Denise Carbonell's former spot on Stanton Street last week and came upon this exhibit in what is now the NY Studio Gallery. I was mesmerized by everything about it -- from its title, "Can't Live the Commonest Way On Six Bits a Day" to its subdued palette. 'so glad to discover Charlotta Janssen's images inspired by American photographs of poor and working-class Americans captured around the time of the Great Depression.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

East Village Postal Sticker Art

While walking through the East Village yesterday, I discovered some stickers I hadn't seen anywhere else in town. In addition to the usual suspects such as Faust and Jesus Saves, there were stickers such as "Full Bleed" (center) that were new to me. My son, Dani, had told me that there are some hot stickers on St. Marks Place. He's right.

Monday, October 26, 2009

East Village Sidewalk Art

This caught my eye as was walking through the East Village earlier today. It reminds me of some of my creative writing lessons!

Friday, October 23, 2009

The Door on Rivington Street

LES Street Art
Originally uploaded by LoisInWonderland
When I first started documenting street art -- about two years ago -- this door on Rivington Street was one of the first sites I noticed. It was graced with a stunning Swoon piece. Since, it has gone through many reincarnations. This is the latest.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

From L'Atlas

From L'Atlas
Originally uploaded by LoisInWonderland
'would've loved to see this!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

L'Atlas @ gallery nine5

I had received an email early last week from L'Atlas that he was in town for a solo exhibit @ gallery nine5 on Spring Street. I had seen his work this past summer in Paris. Though I never got to meet him, I went with my intern to the exhibit on Friday. 'found it quite mesmerizing. But I would have loved to see some of his work on the surrounding streets. The exhibit continues through Nov. 6th @ 24 Spring Street. 'would have loved, too, to take some photos of it, but that was against the gallery's policy. (A policy -- I think -- all galleries should rethink these days.)

Monday, October 19, 2009

Pasted Poems on SoHo Walls

SoHo Street Art
Originally uploaded by LoisInWonderland
Cool to see some poems pasted onto the walls of my city -- even when they're pasted onto street art. Gee -- my two favorite art forms converge.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Jerusalem Graffiti -- From Awhile Ago!

While going through old family pics from the 80's and 90's, I came across the photo. Interesting -- since I wasn't documenting graffiti at the time and did not pay all that attention to the surrounding walls.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Panel Discussion: "The Invisibles"

I attended a wonderful panel discussion yesterday at The Greene Space in SoHo. Titled "The Invisibles," it is described as "a discussion with four creators who travel among the unseen." 'so cool that Cekis was included. He spoke about his graffiti as "urban intervention" in his native Santiago, Chile and here in NYC. A brief slide show was presented of his work, as well. Pictured speaking in this photo is Anthony Papa, an artist, writer and advocate against the war on drugs. Art literally saved his life, as while in prison, he "painted his way to freedom."

Black Book Tags

Black Book Tags
Originally uploaded by LoisInWonderland
All of these tags are from one of Nelson Seda's black books. Thanks, Moriah, for helping me with the scanning. And thanks, Nelson, for lending me the book. Too much fun!

Friday, October 9, 2009

Black Book Tags

Black Book Tag
Originally uploaded by LoisInWonderland
'so much fun to discover at last night's opening of "Staying Alive" one of Nelson's black books -- filled up exclusively with tags. I am increasingly fascinated by the range of styles and skills.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

D*Face @ Jonathan LeVine Gallery

I'm so glad I made it to this exhibit before it ends on Friday. I love the way London-based D*Face plays with images culled from popular culture, comic books and ads. Brilliant, provocative and fun!

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Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Monday, October 5, 2009

from Keith Haring New York

While on the LES last week, I checked out the exhibit, "Keith Haring New York" at the Woodward Gallery. I found it far more interesting from a socio-cultural perspective than from an aesthetic one. This particular piece is from an LES door salvaged by Clayton Patterson. It is from a building in which both he and Keith Haring lived in the 80's. Notice the "Radiant Baby!"