In recent weeks, a slew of new wheatpastes have been showing up around Brooklyn. Some old favorites are back in action (Over Under, Feral, Labrona) as well as a few new-to-me faces (White Cocoa, Gawd). I’m not quite sure how we got so lucky, as to have so many great artists in town all at once, but I’m not complaining!
Over Under with N D’A
White Cocoa (I kind of love how the tag interacts with this one)
Twin brothers How and Nosm of TATS CRU recently collaborated with Barcelona’s Aryz on some murals in the Bronx as well as the East New York & Williamsburg sections of Brooklyn. See more pictures of their walls around the boroughs (and the world!) on How & Nosm’s Flickr page.
DYSTOPIA FILTER: The theme of this exhibition addresses how people use their given modes of expression to understand, interpret, and change their surroundings. It is not hard to look around and see adversity and imbalance perpetuating on a global scale. While we are all constantly inundated with this reality throughout our daily lives, what we choose to retain vs. what we choose to filter out forms our consciousness, and our consciousness defines who we are and what we create. The works displayed in this exhibition serve as physical examples of this sensory filtration process.
Featured artists: Adam Amengual, Marion Bolognesi, Darkcloud, Stephen Holding, Zach Johnsen, Citizen Kroger, JS Mildenberg, Nate Nadeau, NME1, Kenji Nakayama, Mister Never, Agustin Orengo, Eliza Stamps, Jordan Seiler, Lara Verrochi, Dana Woulfe
Dystopia Filter Opening Saturday, August 7th, 2010 7-9PM Section 440 440 Broadway #4L Brooklyn, NY 11211
After a brief visit to New York last December, M-City was back in Brooklyn over the long holiday weekend, doing what he does best: large, house-sized, stenciled murals. The above are progess shots at the end of a second, exceedingly hot day at the wall. The crisp, mechanical, black and white lines stand in stark contrast to the waist-high weeds of the abandoned lot. I understand he’s on his way to Los Angeles next, so keep your eyes peeled for more of his signature work.
I spent the holiday on a long, leisurely walk through scorching hot Brooklyn… featuring work by X-MEN, LES, DEVI, CASH4, SMELLS, NEVADA, NOHJ, YOLK, ACNE, HATER, TRAP, JEE, EWOK, ASKEW, SPOT, COPE2, JAES, SIGNAL, KNOWS, DOLK, M-CITY.
Swoon is one of those artists who just never stops – there really is no telling where in the country or even the world she is going to pop up on any given day. Luckily for Brooklyn she seems to be spending quite a bit of time with us lately! In May she released the first ever monograph of her work as well as being a featured artist in Urban Art Projects’ inaugural Williamsburg Waterfront Sculpture Exhibition. Always one to direct public awareness to important (and often forgotten or overlooked) issues, Swoon created a domed sculpture that is an interpretation of the adobes that she will soon be building for homeless Haitians. That’s right: after the exhibition closes, Swoon and a team of artists and other volunteers will be traveling to Haiti to construct the huts in the disaster stricken areas of country. And as if we needed more reasons to love her, she just put up a beautiful new woodcut wheat paste in Brooklyn:
Nevermind that the mercury hit 90 degrees in Brooklyn today, Sweet Toof went big under the scorching sun in Bushwick. Your intrepid photographer would have brought you more from the scene, but was distracted by an ice cream truck. One might say my sweet tooth – and a burning desire for a frosty cold beverage – got the better of me in this weather.