M.A.N.Y. and Vandalog Present “Up Close And Personal”

Posted by The G on May 14, 2011 under Artsy Fartsy, Street Art | Comments are off for this article

Photos by G.  Various Artists.

Up Close and Personal

Up Close and Personal. Presented by M.A.N.Y. and Vandalog

New York!  You have one more day to check out a very unique art show.  M.A.N.Y. (Murals Around New York) and the street art site Vandalog have put on a four day only pop up show – in an apartment!  The show is entitled “Up Close and Personal” and you can get up close and personal with the works of some of the hottest street artists in the world.  The show features Aiko, Chris Stain, Clown Soldier, Don Leicht, Edible Genius, Elbowtoe, Gaia, How & Nosm, Jessica Angel, John Fekner, Know Hope, Logan Hicks, Mike Ballard, OverUnder, R. Robot, Radical, Retna, Skewville, Tristan Eaton, Troy Lovegates aka Other and White Cocoa.



Up Close and Personal opens May 12th from 7-9pm. It will also be open from 7-9pm on the 13th; noon-9pm and noon-7pm on the 14th and 15th respectively.   The show is taking place at 217 West 106th Street, Apartment 1A, in New York– Between Broadway and Amsterdam Avenues.  I’ve been a big fan of Vandalog for a while and it was really cool to have a chance to speak with RJ Rushmore who runs the site.  As you can expect, he is an encyclopedia of street art and was more than happy to chat with me about our mutual love for the genre.



The show closes on May 15, 2011, so you only have one more day to check it out. 

See some works by Elbow Toe as well as a photo of RJ Rushmore  of Vandalog after the jump.

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Dead Letter Playground at the Leo Kesting Gallery

Posted by The G on June 25, 2010 under Artsy Fartsy | Read the First Comment

Photos by G.

Dead Letter Playground at the Leo Kesting Gallery in NYC. Now Through July 18, 2010

For those like myself who love street art, I’m here to tell you about an exhibit that is the motherlode of coolness!  The Leo Kesting Gallery in New York has a new exhibit called “Dead Letter Playground – A Collection of Contemporary Street Art” and it is amazing!  At the Leo Kesting Gallery, you will see works from Carolyn A’Hearn, Chris Stain, Clown Soldier, Dain, DickChicken, Doze Green, Elbowtoe, Elle, Ellis G, Faro, Gaia, Head Hoods, Imminent Disaster, Jen.Lu, Jordan Seiler, Know Hope, Laura Meyers, Lee Trice, Love Me, Matt Siren, Mister Never, Nicola Verlato, Peru Ana Ana Peru, Phil Lumbang, Shark Toof, Anthony Michael Sneed and Sweet Toof!

Love Me!

The names above might not sound familiar, but when you look through the exhibit, a bunch of light bulbs will go off in your head as you will have surely seen works by these artists on your travels around the city.  Even better news, as far as art goes, the works in this exhibit are extremely affordable.  I was so pleased to see works from Elbow Toe, Dick Chicken, Head Hoods, Gaia and Sweet Toof in an exhibit and I hope this is the beginning of a new trend because the stuff they make is fabulous!  It makes you think, it makes you laugh and it’s visually appealing.  What could be better?  The Leo Kesting Gallery is located at 812 Washington Street (at Gansevoort) and Summer gallery hours are Tuesday to Saturday from 11am until 7pm and Sunday 1-6pm, the gallery will be closed on Mondays until after the Labor Day weekend.  The exhibit runs through July 18, 2010 – so do not miss it!  For the non-New Yorkers, you can view the catalog here.

See some more coolness after the jump.

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