Thursday, September 30, 2010

David Kinsey @ Joshua Liner

I don't think I've ever been disappointed by an exhibit at Joshua Liner. It's one of the handful of galleries in Chelsea that always works for me. But this particular exhibit of David Kinsey's work is one of my favorites. I love just about every piece -- the rawness, colors, flow and texture. The exhibit continues through October 9th at 548 W. 28th Street.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Alex Gross @ Jonathan LeVine

I couldn't take my eyes off this piece! Brilliant aesthetically and conceptually, it is one of many by Alex Gross that made my visit to Jonathan LeVine's gallery.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Sukkah of the Signs

This afternoon, we went to Union Square Park to check out the 12 structures by the "Sukkah City" finalists. Though some were stunning and all were impressive, this one is my personal favorite. The two designers, Ronald Rael and Virginia San Fratello, constructed this Sukkah from cardboard signs they had purchased from homeless folks. I love the concept of the Sukkah -- a temporary shelter -- as a reminder of (or homage to) those who don't have a roof over their heads.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Blek le Rat in NYC

Blek le Rat in NYC
Originally uploaded by LoisInWonderland
Last summer when I was in Paris, I couldn't find a single Blek le Rat stencil in the streets. But thanks to a small article in today's New York Times, I discovered that he recently left his mark on one of the walls in the Meatpacking District. I headed down there this afternoon and liked what I saw.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Native in "My Name Is Calle"

On my way home from Hamilton Fish yesterday, I stopped by the "Spain Loves New York" event at the Room Mate Grace Hotel in mid-town. Among the artwork on exhibit in conjunction with the launching of the Spanish culture Babylon Magazine were three pieces -- "Between a Bull and a Matador" -- by Native, an extraordinary artist now based in Paris.

Monday, September 13, 2010

MOS @ 5Pointz, 2010

Despite the rain, Tara and I made it out to the NYC 2010 Meeting of Styles held at 5Pointz. Tara took over a hundred amazing photos -- including this one -- before I even arrived. The only folks more passionate about graffiti than us were the guys painting in this weather! And there were many. 'so cool to meet the folks behind some of the work/styles I've been admiring. Here, Tara captured ka at work.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

The Wall on Bowery and Houston

My son had called me last week from the site of "the" wall on the Bowery and Houston to tell me how cool its latest -- post Obey and Os Gemeos -- reincarnation is. I got over there today with Tara. We both loved it. It's quite striking! We also noticed lots of folks photographing it.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Return to Red Hook Wall

When I was in Red Hook yesterday, I returned to visit the wall I had last seen over a year ago. I was surprised to see few changes and just about everything looking as fresh as it had in June 2009.

Cekis in East Harlem

A few years back, Nelson aka Cekis told me that he was painting a storefront in East Harlem. I hadn't thought about it -- until I passed it by chance this past Thursday. It is fabulous!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

PIXAÇÃO - PIXO; documentário/ preview

Curb Your Dogma

NYC Sticker
Originally uploaded by LoisInWonderland
This is one in a series of quite clever stickers/slogans -- always crisp black letters on a white background -- that I spot regularly in both Chelsea and SoHo. I don't know who's behind them, but I love them!