For me personally 2015 marked a year when things got real and everything – including documenting street art & graffiti and most definitely blogging – was put on the back burner. Nevertheless here’s a small selection of artworks, places and moments that resonated with me this year.
My thanks and gratitude for all the love and support these past months…
Taking his inspiration from the storied US freight train, London’s Sweet Toof’s Derailed rolls into Pandemic Gallery this Friday night for his second New York solo show. Spanning the spectrum from traditional oil paintings on canvas to sculptural installations with salvaged train sets, the artist has transformed the gallery into a maniacally toothy and phantasmagorical homage to boxcar culture. Come out, you won’t be disappointed.
SWEET TOOF “DERAILED”
Opening Reception: December 12, 2014, 7-11pm
PANDEMIC gallery & event space
22 Waverly Avenue (btw Park Ave/Flushing Ave)
Brooklyn, NY 11205
Subway: Clinton/Washington stop on the G & C trains (15 min. walk)
Bus: B62 – Park Ave/Washington Ave (1 min. walk)
Car: BQE West, Exit 31 KENT/WYTHE – BQE East, Exit 30 FLUSHING AVE
It’s always a pleasure to photograph Cern‘s work… here’s a selection of some murals painted around New York this year. His colorful flora and fauna (kitties!!) always put a smile on my face.
Judging by his website, Spanish artist Art is Tra$h has been extremely prolific since arriving in New York City. His whimsical, trash-based installations are very short-lived, which make them a welcome and powerful antidote to the recent proliferation of permissioned murals.
[Art is Tra$h – all photos (c) Luna Park]
I’m a big fan of Joe Iurato’s work not only for his crisp & clean stenciling abilities, but also because he understands the importance of good placement. His series of wooden cut-outs – see skater series below – are installed with great care and consideration for their context. More please, Joe.
[Joe Iurato for Bushwick Collective & Welling Court – all photo (c) Luna Park]
Street Spot gal pal Pufferella is having a one-weekend, one-woman show in the Factory Fresh Penthouse, upstairs from her former gallery space. She’ll be showing her newest hand-sewn artworks.
Vacancy: An Art Show by Pufferella
Saturday, May 31st: noon-6pm
Sunday, June 1st: noon-6pm
Factory Fresh Penthouse
1053 Flushing Avenue, 1 Flight Up
Brooklyn, NY 11237
Bushwick Open Studios Space #266