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.

Triple Play: JJ Veronis

It’s been a while since we featured JJ Veronis on the blog, so I’m very excited to share some of the excellent, new work he’s put up recently!

[JJ Veronis – all photos (c) Luna Park]

Throwback Thursday: Revs

I’m sad to say that the Revs pieces below are but three of a number of pieces that were recently stolen from the streets…

fuckin revs

windows where there once were none

avenge

[Revs – all photos (c) Luna Park]

Wolftits Memorial

Wolftits (photo by Luna Park)
Wolftits (photo by Luna Park)

A massive, 700-pound Wolftits sculpture was installed on a previously empty pedestal outside the former ASPCA Rogers Memorial Animal Hospital near the Gowanus in Brooklyn. Behold it in all its wolfking multi-titty glory!

Wolftits (photo by Luna Park)
Wolftits (photo by Luna Park)
Wolftits (photo by Luna Park) new
Wolftits (photo by Luna Park)
Wolftits (photo by Luna Park)
Wolftits (photo by Luna Park)
Wolftits (photo by Luna Park)
Wolftits (photo by Luna Park)
Wolftits (photo by Luna Park)
Wolftits (photo by Luna Park)
Wolftits (photo by Luna Park)
Wolftits (photo by Luna Park)
Wolftits (photo by Luna Park)
Wolftits (photo by Luna Park)
Wolftits (photo by Luna Park)
Wolftits (photo by Luna Park)
Wolftits (photo by Luna Park)
Wolftits (photo by Luna Park)

Kenkeleba Revs

Revs (photo by Luna Park)
Revs (photo by Luna Park)

If you push your way through the dense shrubs at the East 2nd Street entrance to the Kenkeleba House Garden, you’ll find a secret sculpture garden that houses this piece by Revs. Founded in 1974, the Kenkeleba House gallery and artist house not only holds an historic collection of African-American art, but also champions artists who work outside the commercial gallery system.

Revs (photo by Luna Park)
Revs (photo by Luna Park)
Revs (photo by Luna Park)
Revs (photo by Luna Park)
Revs (photo by Luna Park)
Revs (photo by Luna Park)
Revs (photo by Luna Park)
Revs (photo by Luna Park)
Revs (photo by Luna Park)
Revs (photo by Luna Park)
Revs (photo by Luna Park)
Revs (photo by Luna Park)
Revs (photo by Luna Park)
Revs (photo by Luna Park)

In the Studio with Leon Reid IV

Draft P (all photos by Luna Park)

Last weekend I had the opportunity to spend some time with Leon Reid IV in his studio. He’s in the midst of fabricating his 100 Story House, which he hopes to install in a Brooklyn park sometime later this summer. Before I left, Leon made a get-well piece for my partner, Peter, who recently broke his hip. Here’s how he made it, from start to finish. Thanks, Leon!!

Leon starts cutting out the P with a torch.
Sparks fly as the flame cuts through metal.
With a well-practiced hand, Leon expertly completes the first cuts.
The outline of the P takes shape.
Leon applies a final burst of heat to cut out the center of the P.
The molten center of the P glows from the heat.
The hot P is dunked into a bucket of cold water.
Slag has formed along the edge of the P.
Leon chisels the slag off the back of the P.
Any remaining rough edges are polished off with a grinder.
Leon cuts a base for the P with an angle grinder.
Leon employs a MIG welder to fuse the P onto the base.
One last tack and the weld is complete.
The P takes a final, cooling dip in water.
Leon and the finished P!
Yo, P, feel better soon!

JJ Veronis’ Sacred Heart

JJ Veronis (photo by Luna Park)

JJ Veronis‘ latest street piece is absolutely exquisite – a weeping St. Mary is surrounded by a circle of welded fire, while a sacred heart wrapped in barbed-wire dangles below. A very special shout-out to eagle-eyed Allan Mohlo for finding this.

JJ Veronis (photo by Luna Park)
JJ Veronis (photo by Luna Park)
JJ Veronis (photo by Luna Park)

Stikman Show at Pandemic Gallery

Stikman at Pandemic Gallery (photo by Luna Park)

I couldn’t be happier that Stikman, one of my favorite street artists, will be opening a show of all-new work at Brooklyn’s Pandemic Gallery tomorrow night. Titled “20”, the show marks an astonishing twenty year career of installing his now iconic stikmen characters on the streets. His ability to reinvent the stikman figure in new mediums and willingness to experiment with different configurations is seemingly boundless. Because the pieces are never the same, they are a challenge to find – but fans of his work no doubt agree there is a special thrill to recognizing one of his pieces.

Of the show, Stikman writes, “To celebrate twenty years of playing in the street with sticks I have created a special battalion of twenty figures to send out into the world with the hope that the friends of stikman will take him along on new journeys to places he has not yet been. I have also created twenty works on paper to commemorate the paper element associated with stikman. Ten of these are PAINTBLAST, which is a form of automatic painting that occurs when I paint the wood figures.”

Stikman at Pandemic Gallery (photo by Luna Park)
Stikman at Pandemic Gallery (photo by Luna Park)
Stikman at Pandemic Gallery (photo by Luna Park)
Stikman at Pandemic Gallery (photo by Luna Park)
Stikman at Pandemic Gallery (photo by Luna Park)

Stikman “20”
March 16-April 6, 2012
Opening: Friday, March 16, 7-11pm
Pandemic Gallery
37 Broadway btwn Kent and Wythe
Brooklyn, NY 11211
L train to Bedford ave, J train to Marcy ave, or Q59 bus to Broadway/Wythe

Hurray for Rae

Rae (photo by Luna Park)

Rae’s three-dimensional, found-object, sculptural installations are really starting to grow on me. In an era of cookie-cutter stencils and yet-another-precious-silkscreen wheatpastes, it takes some oddball, one-of-a-kind street art to capture my attention. Keep ’em coming, Rae.

Rae (photo by Luna Park)

Rae (photo by Luna Park)

Rae (photo by Luna Park)

Rae (photo by Luna Park)

You can read an interview with Rae on the new Street Art NYC blog.