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Photo by Mag3 @mag_three

 

Valentine’s Day tops my list of saccharine Hallmark holidays that suck. When my good friend EKG shared his plans to put on a dark, Valentine’s Eve extravaganza, I knew his idea would resonate with many people:

“The EKG♥NYC exhibition installation is a silhouette of an abstraction of our cityscape constructed of everyday objects painted black and orange: a metaphor for human resonance manifested on the corporeal plane and the wafting misty sparking static of the Aetherial Semiotosphere that electrifies the space between the physical and the mental, consisting of an aspirational architecture of spires and grids; a wireframe conglomeration of modular three-dimensional schematics; an energizing iconographic display of orange resonance, wraiths, chimeras, apparitions, projections, illuminations, emanations, vibrations, palpitations, oscillations, transmissions, frequencies, broadcasts, signals, ripples, waves, pulses, blips; an uplifting experience broadcast through radars, tridents, buttons, balloons, stickers, t-shirts, zines, prints, patches, flags, drawings, paintings.”

Sound designer Jefferson Wells will also strike some chords at the opening. Come for the mutant cityscape, stay for the dronecore – it promises to be a very metal way to ring in the weekend.

( ( ( EKG ♥ NYC ) ) )
An All Hallows’ Valentine’s Eve Celebration of Misfit Love, Mutant Science and Aesthetic Rebellion.

Opening: Friday, February 13, 6-10pm
Viewing hours: February 14 & 15, 12-6pm. February 16-28 by appointment.
Location: Skewville Laboratories, 35-18 37th Street (btwn 36th & 35th Aves), Long Island City, Queens, NYC.
Transit: R/M trains to “Steinway” stop; or N/Q trains to “36th Avenue” stop.

MOMO Back in Brooklyn

MOMO at M. Carter Shop (photo by Luna Park)

MOMO at M. Carter Shop (photo by Luna Park)

After a long absence, MOMO returns to Brooklyn with a solo show at Greenpoint’s M. Carter Shop, a space the artist called home until 2010. The show features wooden sculptures, watercolors, and drawings. A zine will be available as well as a limited number of hats, bags, and shirts designed by MOMO for M. Carter.

MOMO at M. Carter Shop (photo by Luna Park)

MOMO at M. Carter Shop (photo by Luna Park)

MOMO at M. Carter Shop (photo by Luna Park)

MOMO at M. Carter Shop (photo by Luna Park)

MOMO at M. Carter
February 6 – 22, 2015
Opening: February 6, 6-8pm
Shop hours: Thurs-Sun 11ish to 7ish

M. Carter Shop
141 Engert Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11222

More MOMO on the Street Spot.

2015 Stikman Calendar Giveaway

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Fans of the elusive Stikman, take note: I have a couple of the above calendars to give away! Write a haiku in praise of Stikman and either leave it as a comment below or on my Instagram for a chance to win. Contest ends February 3, 2015.

Concrete to Data at the Steinberg Museum of Art

Smells x Cash4 (photo by Luna Park)

Smells x Cash4 (photo by Luna Park)

I’m pleased to be exhibiting a series of rooftops photographed from the J/M/Z line at the upcoming Concrete to Data – An Evolution of Street Art & Graffiti in the Digital Age show, opening at the Steinberg Museum of Art on LIU’s Post campus on January 26th with a public reception scheduled for February 6th.

Curator Ryan Seslow writes, “The emphasis of this exhibition will celebrate the transcending techniques, styles, methods and contexts of generating street art and graffiti. The show will display works from the late 1970’s through today’s new media technologies. The works will range from ephemeral murals to site specific arrangements and installations. Techniques with aerosol paint, stencils, brush application, paste-ups, assemblage, sculpture, photography, video art, GIF animation, virtual reality, documentation and internet technologies are represented. A collaborative public open call for submissions will also be launched.” More info at http://concretetodata.com.

Contributors include: General Howe – Cake – Leon Reid IV – Chris Stain – Abe Lincoln Jr. – Luna Park – RJ Rushmore – Martha Cooper – John Fekner – Don Leight – Ryan Seslow – Herb Smith – Henry Chalfant – Monique Spier – ChrisRWK – Lady Pink – Gaia – Swoon – Sebs – Jaime Rojo – Jilly Ballistic – Col Wallnuts – Oyama Enrico Isamu Letter – Hrag Vartanian – Billy Mode – Inspire1 – Yoav Litvin – Katie Yamasaki – Garrison Buxton – Joe Iurato – Adam Void – Caroline Caldwell – EKG – Cash4 – Scott Tongue – Daniel Feral – Encrypted Fills.

Show dates: January 26 – March 21, 2015
Opening reception: Friday, February 6, 2015 – 6:00-9:00pm

Steinberg Museum of Art
LIU Post Campus
Hillwoood Commons, Second Floor
720 Northern Boulevard
Brookville, NY 11548

Museum Spring Hours:
Monday – Friday 9:30 – 4:30
Wednesdays 9:30 – 8:00
Saturdays 11:00 – 3:00

Triple Play: Dasic

[Dasic – all photos (c) Luna Park]

Triple Play: You Go Girl

[You Go Girl – all photos (c) Luna Park]

Luna Park’s 2014 Favorites

As 2014 winds down, here’s a look back at some of my favorite art and images from the past year – shot in New York, Berlin, Munich and Washington, DC.

Featuring work by:

ADEK, WOLFTITS, ELBOW-TOE, FADE AA/EKGLABS, MOSA/CURVE/ESSO PAL, ELSOL25, MAYA HAYUK, BERLIN KIDZ, GRAFRO, MARTHA COOPER, DCEVE/SNOEMAN, STIKMAN, SHOK1, SKI/TOUCH, STEVE POWERS, DAN WITZ, SWOON, RUBIN415, JUST, CHRIS STAIN/BILLY MODE, ENX/COST, KUMA, JOE IURATO, UFO 907, TEXAS/GANE, SPONE/WANE/TRAP, ANDREW PONEROS, PIXOTE/RAMBO, PIXELPANCHO, CASH4, VTS, FALSE/PEAR, POSTER BOY, SOBER/NOXER, BARE/HERT/GABLE, RUSK/KATSU, NEVER, AMNY, YOU GO GIRL/JANZ/NEKST, KASHINK, KRIPOE, NESO, SATONE, RIPO, HOUSE OF HADES, JJ VERONIS, CLINT MARIO/ME_NEWYORK, GADSE, SMELLS/DROID 907, GIZ/GHOST/MARVEL, REVS, SPECTER, CEKIS/CERN, ELMS, HOODRICH, SWEET TOOF/DARKCLOUD, REKA, MOMO, TOP DOGS, JEFFREY GAMBLERO/SMART

My gratitude to those of you working in the public space.
Much love to anyone who lost a loved one this year…
#ripafri #ripdg #ripkorn #ripüzit

Triple Play: Clet Abraham

[Clet Abraham in NYC – all photos (c) Luna Park]

Art Whino Murals in DC

(Reka for Artwhino - photo by Luna Park)

Reka for Art Whino (Photo by Luna Park)

Recently I had the pleasure of finally seeing in person a number of murals in Washington, DC, organized by Art Whino. This expertly curated series of large-scale murals features the work of Reka, Nawer, SatOne, Momo, Rubin and Kyle Hughes Odgers. I particularly enjoyed the juxtaposition of L’Enfant Plaza’s Brutalist architecture with these large, colorful, and abstract murals.

(Reka for Artwhino - photo by Luna Park)

Reka for Art Whino (Photo by Luna Park)

(Reka for Artwhino - photo by Luna Park)

Reka for Art Whino (Photo by Luna Park)

(Reka x Nawer for Artwhino - photo by Luna Park)

Reka x Nawer for Art Whino (Photo by Luna Park)

(Reka x Nawer for Artwhino - photo by Luna Park)

Reka x Nawer for Art Whino (Photo by Luna Park)

(Nawer for Artwhino - photo by Luna Park)

Nawer for Art Whino (Photo by Luna Park)

(SatOne for Artwhino - photo by Luna Park)

SatOne for Art Whino (Photo by Luna Park)

(SatOne for Artwhino - photo by Luna Park)

SatOne for Art Whino (Photo by Luna Park)

(SatOne for Artwhino - photo by Luna Park)

SatOne for Art Whino (photo by Luna Park)

(SatOne for Artwhino - photo by Luna Park)

SatOne for Art Whino (Photo by Luna Park)

(SatOne for Artwhino - photo by Luna Park)

SatOne for Art Whino (Photo by Luna Park)

(Rubin415 for Artwhino - photo by Luna Park)

Rubin415 for Art Whino (Photo by Luna Park)

(Momo for Artwhino - photo by Luna Park)

Momo for Art Whino (Photo by Luna Park)

(Momo for Artwhino - photo by Luna Park)

Momo for Art Whino (Photo by Luna Park)

(Momo for Artwhino - photo by Luna Park)

Momo for Art Whino (Photo by Luna Park)

(Kyle Hughes Odgers for Artwhino - photo by Luna Park)

Kyle Hughes Odgers for Art Whino (Photo by Luna Park)

Triple Play: Droid 907

[Droid 907 – all photos (c) Luna Park]