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

Tonight July 26, 7-10p:

Kingbrown Magazine Launch & Exhibition Opening

Klughaus Gallery, 47 Monroe St., NYC

Kingbrown and Morning Breath have collaborated with curators, John Leo and Melissa McCaig-Welles to produce this exhibition of skateboard inspired artwork. The exhibition will showcase influential artists from members of the “infamous Girl/Chocolate Art Dump, pioneers in NYC graffiti, talented illustrators, animators, art stars from Australia, sculptors, and that guy living in the NY green diamond.” Artists include: Morning Breath, Andy Jenkins, Chris Cycle, Dave Kinsey, “Grotesk” aka Kimou Meyer, Stefan Marx, Kevin Lyons, Mike Giant, “Razauno”, aka Max Vogel, Greg Lamarche, Zach Malfa-Kowalski, Steve Gourlay and Ben Horton

Open to public thru Mar 31:Keith Haring Bathroom Mural (newly restored)Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Community Center, 208 W13th St., NYC Free: Mon-Fri: 9am -10pm | Sat-Sun 11am-9pm"(In 1989)… at the invitation of the Lesbian and Gay Community Services Center to join a show of site-specific artwork for the building, Mr. Haring chose the second-floor men’s room. He covered every wall surface that was not tiled — and a few of those, too — with an ebullient, graphic, homoerotic, black-and-white, cartoon depiction of sexual activity, sexual organs, sexual fetishism and sexual desire.The Keith Haring Bathroom, as it is now called, has been stripped of toilets, sinks and stalls and is used as a meeting room. But to show off a recently completed $25,000 conservation of the mural, the center will open the room to public view through March and conduct related programs.” - NYTimes

Open to public thru Mar 31:

Keith Haring Bathroom Mural (newly restored)

Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Community Center, 208 W13th St., NYC
 
Free: Mon-Fri: 9am -10pm | Sat-Sun 11am-9pm

"(In 1989)… at the invitation of the Lesbian and Gay Community Services Center to join a show of site-specific artwork for the building, Mr. Haring chose the second-floor men’s room. He covered every wall surface that was not tiled — and a few of those, too — with an ebullient, graphic, homoerotic, black-and-white, cartoon depiction of sexual activity, sexual organs, sexual fetishism and sexual desire.

The Keith Haring Bathroom, as it is now called, has been stripped of toilets, sinks and stalls and is used as a meeting room. But to show off a recently completed $25,000 conservation of the mural, the center will open the room to public view through March and conduct related programs.” - NYTimes

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.

Opens Tonight, Feb 4, 6-9p:

Memories of a City
 Miha Štrukelj

LMAKprojects, 139 Eldridge St., NYC

an installation of murals and small drawings on panels throughout the gallery to address the limitations and confines of the gallery space.

Continues thru Oct 23:

Kboco “Efeito Esquimo

Lu Magnus Gallery 55 Hester St (between Essex and Ludlow Sts)

“’Efeito Esquimó’ translated as Eskimo Effect, refers to the layers of white wash Kboco employs for his mural and on his canvases. Alternating between layers of white paint that both conceals and reveals, the multiple layers of colors are both hidden and enhanced. This is a technique Kboco invented, bridging the faded layers of urban decay and the pristine whitewashed walls of the white cube. Similarly, his 8 new paintings integrated with his mural installation represent the syncretism of ‘graffiti art’ and ‘high art.’”