nyc art scene

a carefully curated calendar & cumulative catalog of new york city's most interesting art exhibitions and events. hand picked by Arthur Seen & Team

Art in the Street:

Phlegm
x Know Hope in East Village, NYC

22 East 2nd St., NYC (bt Bowery & East 2nd)

UK-based street artist Phlegm has just completed his first three murals in the USA. They are all located in Manhattan. One of the walls is a semi-collaboration with Know Hope, where Phlegm has added to a mural that Know Hope painted earlier this year. The wall is part of an ongoing public art project with MaNY and FABnyc in Manhattan’s Cultural District, under curator Keith Schweitzer's direction. -Vandalog

Opens Wed, May 23, 6-8p:”(Re)Print”Artists Include: Anthony Lister, ASVP, Chris Stain, Clown Soldier, Gaia, gilf!, Icy & Sot, Imminent Disaster, Judith Supine, Know Hope, Labrona, Other, Paul InsectHendershot Gallery, 195 Chrystie St., NYC "While street art is increasing in popularity among the contemporary art world, the unique relationship between these artists’ public and print work is often overlooked.  In their attempt to reclaim public space, street artists apply repetition with a multiplicity of familiar aesthetics or imagery, allowing anonymous artists to create an easily recognizable identity for themselves. Printmaking’s potential for reproduction and circulation offers an alternative vehicle for the artists in this show to make their work more accessible to the public. (Re)Print celebrates the connection found between these salient aspects of both street art and printmaking." - Aug 15

Opens Wed, May 23, 6-8p:

(Re)Print

Artists Include: Anthony Lister, ASVP, Chris Stain, Clown Soldier, Gaia, gilf!, Icy & Sot, Imminent Disaster, Judith Supine, Know Hope, Labrona, Other, Paul Insect

Hendershot Gallery, 195 Chrystie St., NYC

"While street art is increasing in popularity among the contemporary art world, the unique relationship between these artists’ public and print work is often overlooked.  In their attempt to reclaim public space, street artists apply repetition with a multiplicity of familiar aesthetics or imagery, allowing anonymous artists to create an easily recognizable identity for themselves. Printmaking’s potential for reproduction and circulation offers an alternative vehicle for the artists in this show to make their work more accessible to the public. (Re)Print celebrates the connection found between these salient aspects of both street art and printmaking." - Aug 15

Just Opened:

Streets of the World

Opera Gallery, 115 Spring St., NYC

exhibit featuring 40 artists who have traditionally put their work in the streets.
-thru May 31

Artists: Anthony Lister, Rone, Kid Zoom, ROA, Dal East, Blek le Rat, Herakut, How and Nosm, Alexandros Vasmoulakis, b., Know Hope, The London Police, M-City, Sixeart, Hyuro, Liqen, Interesni Kazki, Paul Insect, Remi Rough, Nick Walker, Mark Jenkins, Saber, Augustine Kofie, Revok, Faile, Bäst, Swoon, Ron English, Trustocorp, Mare 139, Jose Parla, Eric Haze, Logan Hicks, Aiko.

Know Hope, Retna and D*Face have been painting up the streets in downtown Manhattan during Armory Arts Week.

Know Hope’s mural (in the video above) recently appeared on East 2nd Street at 2nd Avenue. The piece is titled “(STAMPEDED)” and is the first artwork in a new season for Fourth Arts Block’s “ArtUp” program, which is led by curator Keith Schweitzer in partnership with The MaNY Project.