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Warmi Paint Ecuador Toofly on the Upcoming All Women Warmi Paint Arts Festival in Quito

We miss Toofly when she isn’t in NYC, but we love what she’s up to in her native Quito. You can find out about her current project here:

Just what exactly is Warmi Paint?

Warmi Paint is an all-women arts and culture festival that will launch this fall in Quito, Ecuador.

Graffiti Ecuador. jpg Toofly on the Upcoming All Women Warmi Paint Arts Festival in Quito

What is Warmi Paint’s mission?

Its mission is to celebrate and empower Latin American women street artists with a focus on graffiti, street art and murals.

What does the name Warmi mean or represent?

Warmi means “woman” in Quechua. It is the name of the people of the Central Andes of South America. It is also the name of their language. Women of all ages from this part of the world will create a new vision of themselves, nurture their communities and reflect a powerful message.

Ecuador graffiti Women Toofly on the Upcoming All Women Warmi Paint Arts Festival in Quito

What can visitors expect?

Special guests and 20 women artists will paint collaborative murals, host workshops, and present their work to the Ecuadorian community. We will have graffiti films, slideshow presentations, panels, youth workshops, pop-up shops and a concert! People of all ages will benefit from this unique cross-cultural exchange and community-building experience.

Warmi Paint Image Toofly on the Upcoming All Women Warmi Paint Arts Festival in Quito

It sounds wonderful! Good luck with this!

Note: Your support will help artist/curator TOOFLY (NYC) and artist/curator HTM (Ecuador) realize their mission.  Find out how you can help fund the project here.

Photos courtesy of Toofly

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buff monster close up street art nyc The LoMan Art Festival in Downtown Manhattan with: Buff Monster, Beau Stanton, Ludo, Dain & Stikki Peaches, J Corp, Ron English, B.D. White & JPO, Leon Reid and more

Earlier this month, the LoMan Art Festival brought not only live art by a wonderfully diverse range of artists to Downtown Manhattan, but also a series of workshops, performances and events. And even though the festival has officially ended, mammoth murals continue to surface on our streets. Here are a few scenes from it all:

Another close-up from Buff Monster‘s huge mural

buff monster mural fragment les lisa project nyc The LoMan Art Festival in Downtown Manhattan with: Buff Monster, Beau Stanton, Ludo, Dain & Stikki Peaches, J Corp, Ron English, B.D. White & JPO, Leon Reid and more

Beau Stanton at work on mammoth mural on East Third Street

Beau stanton street art nyc The LoMan Art Festival in Downtown Manhattan with: Buff Monster, Beau Stanton, Ludo, Dain & Stikki Peaches, J Corp, Ron English, B.D. White & JPO, Leon Reid and more

 French artist Ludo in the East Village

Ludo street art LISA Project NYC The LoMan Art Festival in Downtown Manhattan with: Buff Monster, Beau Stanton, Ludo, Dain & Stikki Peaches, J Corp, Ron English, B.D. White & JPO, Leon Reid and more

Dain and Montreal-based artist Stikki Peaches

dain and stikki peaches street art nyc The LoMan Art Festival in Downtown Manhattan with: Buff Monster, Beau Stanton, Ludo, Dain & Stikki Peaches, J Corp, Ron English, B.D. White & JPO, Leon Reid and more

JCorp at the Social Sticker Club‘s installation inside the Mulberry Street lot during the festival

J Corp sticker social club loman arts fest The LoMan Art Festival in Downtown Manhattan with: Buff Monster, Beau Stanton, Ludo, Dain & Stikki Peaches, J Corp, Ron English, B.D. White & JPO, Leon Reid and more

Ron English with assistance from Solus standing to his right

Ron English street art LoMan Arts Festival NYC The LoMan Art Festival in Downtown Manhattan with: Buff Monster, Beau Stanton, Ludo, Dain & Stikki Peaches, J Corp, Ron English, B.D. White & JPO, Leon Reid and more

JPO and B.D. White, one of many collaborations spotted along Mulberry Street

JPO BD White street art NYC The LoMan Art Festival in Downtown Manhattan with: Buff Monster, Beau Stanton, Ludo, Dain & Stikki Peaches, J Corp, Ron English, B.D. White & JPO, Leon Reid and more

Leon Reid,  alongside murals by Team Crash — John Matos, Ananda Nahu and Izolag — and Team BIO — Bio, Nicer and Binho — for the Secret Walls Illustration Battle

Art Battles Leon Reid street art nyc The LoMan Art Festival in Downtown Manhattan with: Buff Monster, Beau Stanton, Ludo, Dain & Stikki Peaches, J Corp, Ron English, B.D. White & JPO, Leon Reid and more

Keep posted to the StreetArtNYC Facebook page for more images of the works that have surfaced and continue to do so in Downtown Manhattan through the efforts of the LISA Project

Photo credits: 1, 3, 5, 6 & 9 Dani Reyes Mozeson; 2 & 4 Tara Murray; 7 Rey Rosa Photography / The LoMan Art Festival and 8 Lois Stavsky

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bk foxx art all city street art expo Three Day All City Art Expo Brings Outdoor Art Inside with: BK Foxx, Dain, See One, Rob Plater, Zimad, Taki183, Art is Trash, Rocko and more

Opening tomorrow at 23 Meadow Street in East Williamsburg, the three-day All City Art Expo 2015 is an exuberant celebration of NYC’s outdoor art culture. We stopped by yesterday and had the opportunity to speak to Evan Tobias of Cluster Wall who, along with Kevin Michael, curated the exhibit.

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This is quite an eclectic collection of art here! What is the concept behind the All City Art Expo?

It is a celebration of all outdoor art. We wanted to showcase a range of artwork — by sticker artists, graffiti writers, street artists and muralists — all in one setting.

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And it looks great! How did you find such an ideal setting?

We began looking at spaces awhile back. And Mona Liza Furniture — a huge arena with ample outdoor space —  offered to host us.

rob plater all city art expo Three Day All City Art Expo Brings Outdoor Art Inside with: BK Foxx, Dain, See One, Rob Plater, Zimad, Taki183, Art is Trash, Rocko and more

It couldn’t be more perfect! When did you begin working on this All City Art Expo?

I met Kevin Michael many months ago. We began working together on this project back in the winter.

zimad graffiti character all city art expo Three Day All City Art Expo Brings Outdoor Art Inside with: BK Foxx, Dain, See One, Rob Plater, Zimad, Taki183, Art is Trash, Rocko and more

There are so many artists here representing so many different styles, concepts and genres. How did you choose which ones to include?

When Kevin and I came up with this concept, we wrote up a wish list that included a range of artists from Old School graff guys to ones whose works have surfaced recently on our streets.

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What was your greatest challenge in organizing this event?

Handling the logistics behind working with over 100 artists!

art is trash all city art expo Three Day All City Art Expo Brings Outdoor Art Inside with: BK Foxx, Dain, See One, Rob Plater, Zimad, Taki183, Art is Trash, Rocko and more

What can visitors expect — besides a chance to see and purchase such an extensive selection of artworks?

The Sticker Social Club will join us and visitors will have a chance to “slap and share.”  There will be a Black Book Jam on Sunday with many Old School writers in attendance. On both Saturday and Sunday a Groundswell artist will lead mural workshops. And there will be music all weekend by DJ Pumpkin, food by Arrogant Swine, along with drinks, vendors and raffles.

rocko Three Day All City Art Expo Brings Outdoor Art Inside with: BK Foxx, Dain, See One, Rob Plater, Zimad, Taki183, Art is Trash, Rocko and more

Can you tell us something about your relationship with Groundswell?

We have asked each artist to donate a canvas — an All City Compact Canvas – that will be sold for $150.00. Proceeds will be donated to Groundswell to support the wonderfully transformative projects the organization brings to our communities in its work with youth.

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Good luck!  It’s all so impressive, and it looks like it will be so much fun!

Images: 1. BK Foxx 2. Dain 3. See One 4. Rob Plater 5. Zimad 6. Taki 183 and Nic 707 7. Art is Trash 8. Rocko

Interview by Lois Stavsky

Photo credits: 1, 3 5-8 Lois Stavsky; 2 & 4 Dani Reyes Mozeson

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This past Saturday, David Gonzalez, award-winning journalist, photographer and co-editor of the New York Times photoblog, Lens, led a group of Instagramers on a walk through Hunts Point, introducing us to works by some of its legendary graffiti artists and muralists. Here are a few images StreetArtNYC captured on Instagram:

Tats Cru with How and Nosm, close-up

tats cru graffiti street art NYTBronxWalk NYC David Gonzalez Guides a <em>New York Times</em> Photo Walk in Hunts Point: Tats Cru, How & Nosm, Ces, Daze, Crash and more

Nicer, Tats Cru with Instagramer Sarah Sansom aka catscoffeecreativity seated

nicer graffiti street art NYT Bronx Walk NYC David Gonzalez Guides a <em>New York Times</em> Photo Walk in Hunts Point: Tats Cru, How & Nosm, Ces, Daze, Crash and more

Ces

ces street art nytBronxWalk NYC David Gonzalez Guides a <em>New York Times</em> Photo Walk in Hunts Point: Tats Cru, How & Nosm, Ces, Daze, Crash and more

Daze

Daze graffiti NYTBronxWalk NYC David Gonzalez Guides a <em>New York Times</em> Photo Walk in Hunts Point: Tats Cru, How & Nosm, Ces, Daze, Crash and more

Crash, who also shared some Hunts Point history with us, in front of his mural

Crash graffiti NYTBronxWalk NYC David Gonzalez Guides a <em>New York Times</em> Photo Walk in Hunts Point: Tats Cru, How & Nosm, Ces, Daze, Crash and more

David Gonzalez leads the way to the Point, Tats Cru‘s headquarters

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Artist-at-work at the Point

graffiti The Point NYTBronxWalk NYC David Gonzalez Guides a <em>New York Times</em> Photo Walk in Hunts Point: Tats Cru, How & Nosm, Ces, Daze, Crash and more

David Gonzalez (left), Whitney Richardson (center), James Estrin (right) and Kerri MacDonald (top) of The New York Times at the Point

David Gonzalez Whitney Richardson James Estrin Kerri MacDonald NYTBronxWalk NYC David Gonzalez Guides a <em>New York Times</em> Photo Walk in Hunts Point: Tats Cru, How & Nosm, Ces, Daze, Crash and more

Renowned photojournalist Martha Cooper, also on the walk, shared with us some photos she had taken of the trains in key spots over 30 years ago, and she captured us all here.

Note: You can check out the Instagram hashtag #NYTBronxWalk for more images from Saturday’s tour.

Photos by Lois Stavsky

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gilf LMNOPi mural art Henley Vape NYC1 DEMAND JUSTICE: A Collaborative Mural by LMNOPi and GILF! in Tribute to Kalief Browder at Henleys Backyard Garden

Busy last week in the lovely backyard garden of SoHo’s Henley Vaporium were Gilf! and LMNOPi – two Brooklyn-based activist artists — collaborating on a mural in tribute to Kalief Browder.  When we stopped by, I had the chance to speak to Gilf!

It’s wonderful to see the two of you working together. How did this collaboration come to be?

When Kimyon Huggins, the curator of the Secret Garden Series, hit me up to paint a mural, I immediately thought of LMNOPi.

Gilf LMNOP at work Henley NYC DEMAND JUSTICE: A Collaborative Mural by LMNOPi and GILF! in Tribute to Kalief Browder at Henleys Backyard Garden

Yes, it seems like such a natural collaboration. How did you decide on the subject of this mural?

My work has recently focused on the kinds of issues and injustices related to the case of Kalief Browder‬. And since LMNOPi is such a wonderful portrait painter with a strong social and political consciousness,  I thought we would work well together.

What — would you say — is the intent of your art?

The only reason I make art is to change the world.

gilf lmnopi Kalief Browder mural Henley NYC DEMAND JUSTICE: A Collaborative Mural by LMNOPi and GILF! in Tribute to Kalief Browder at Henleys Backyard Garden

And what is it about Kalief Browder‘s story that has triggered your work?

What happened to Kalief is, sadly, not unique.  And it is outrageous. Yet, many people aren’t aware of these kinds of widespread injustices.  Kalief was incarcerated at ‪Rikers‬ Island at age 16 for three years for a crime he never committed. Two of those three years were spent in solitary confinement. Eventually his case was dismissed. This past June, Kalief Browder committed suicide by hanging himself.

What would you like people who see the mural that you have fashioned with LMNOPi walk away with?

I would like them to question what happened and demand justice.

LMNOP and gilf DEMAND JUSTICE: A Collaborative Mural by LMNOPi and GILF! in Tribute to Kalief Browder at Henleys Backyard Garden

Yes, what happened to Kalief is such a blatant, horrific injustice. We certainly need to raise awareness of the need for radical change within our prison system.

Note:  The mural will be unveiled this Saturday, July 11, at Henley Vaporium‘s backyard garden at 23 Cleveland Place, between Spring and Kenmare Streets, in Soho. The event is free and open to the public — with a BBQ and DJs — from 2-10pm. There will be a Q+A with the artists and curator at 7:30 pm.

Interview with Gilf! conducted and edited by Lois Stavsky.

Photos: 1 & 3 Dani Reyes Mozeson; 2 & 4 Tara Murray 

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Lady aiko street art mural coney island coney art walls At Coney Art Walls with: Lady Aiko, Tatyana Fazlalizadeh, Lady Pink, Kashink, Sheryo & the Yok, el Seed, Roa and Buff Monster

Featuring over two dozen beautifully-executed murals representing a diverse range of artistic styles, Coney Art Walls is a cause for celebration. Here are a few images captured this weekend.

Tatyana Fazlalizadeh pays homage to the long-time residents of Coney Island

Tatyana Fazlaizadeh street art mural coney art walls coney island At Coney Art Walls with: Lady Aiko, Tatyana Fazlalizadeh, Lady Pink, Kashink, Sheryo & the Yok, el Seed, Roa and Buff Monster

Lady Pink

lady pink coney art walls coney island street art nyc At Coney Art Walls with: Lady Aiko, Tatyana Fazlalizadeh, Lady Pink, Kashink, Sheryo & the Yok, el Seed, Roa and Buff Monster

Kashink

Kashink street art coney island cobey art walls At Coney Art Walls with: Lady Aiko, Tatyana Fazlalizadeh, Lady Pink, Kashink, Sheryo & the Yok, el Seed, Roa and Buff Monster

Sheryo and the Yok 

Sheryo and the Yok street art coney island coney art walls At Coney Art Walls with: Lady Aiko, Tatyana Fazlalizadeh, Lady Pink, Kashink, Sheryo & the Yok, el Seed, Roa and Buff Monster

El Seed

el seed coney art walls calligraffiti At Coney Art Walls with: Lady Aiko, Tatyana Fazlalizadeh, Lady Pink, Kashink, Sheryo & the Yok, el Seed, Roa and Buff Monster

Roa, close-up

Roa skeletan coney art walls coney island At Coney Art Walls with: Lady Aiko, Tatyana Fazlalizadeh, Lady Pink, Kashink, Sheryo & the Yok, el Seed, Roa and Buff Monster

Buff Monster

Buff Monster street art coney island coney art walls At Coney Art Walls with: Lady Aiko, Tatyana Fazlalizadeh, Lady Pink, Kashink, Sheryo & the Yok, el Seed, Roa and Buff Monster

Curated by Jeffrey Deitch, Coney Art Walls is located at 1320 Bowery Street off Stillwell Avenue in Coney Island.  And on Sundays — through September 6 – a curated summer music series and dance party happening takes place from 5pm – 11pm.

Note: First image is of mural by Lady Aiko. Keep posted to the StreetArtNYC Facebook page for many more photos of Coney Art Walls.

All photos by Lois Stavsky

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Wane graffiti Demolition Exhibit Jersey City  Green Villains <em>Demolition Exhibition</em> Converts Former Jersey City Shop into a Graffiti Wonderland: Wane, Doves, Curve, Mr. Mustart, Evikt, Jahan, Mes, Themo, Distoart, Kingbee, Era, Goomba, Stay One & more

Green Villain‘s Demolition Exhibition has it all! With everything from stylish tags to captivating characters to first-rate pieces, it is a graffiti lover’s wonderland. Just minutes away from Downtown Manhattan, it is located at 410 Marin Boulevard, a short wall from Newport Mall. Here are a few more images I captured in the interior of the former Jersey City Pep Boys Auto Store while visiting Monday evening. 

Doves

Doves graffiti Jersey City  Green Villains <em>Demolition Exhibition</em> Converts Former Jersey City Shop into a Graffiti Wonderland: Wane, Doves, Curve, Mr. Mustart, Evikt, Jahan, Mes, Themo, Distoart, Kingbee, Era, Goomba, Stay One & more

Curve and Mr. Mustart

curve mr mustart graffiti Demolition Exhibition Jersey City  Green Villains <em>Demolition Exhibition</em> Converts Former Jersey City Shop into a Graffiti Wonderland: Wane, Doves, Curve, Mr. Mustart, Evikt, Jahan, Mes, Themo, Distoart, Kingbee, Era, Goomba, Stay One & more

The prodigious Evikt

evikt graffiti jersey city demolition exhibition  Green Villains <em>Demolition Exhibition</em> Converts Former Jersey City Shop into a Graffiti Wonderland: Wane, Doves, Curve, Mr. Mustart, Evikt, Jahan, Mes, Themo, Distoart, Kingbee, Era, Goomba, Stay One & more

Jahan

Jahan graffiti jersey City  Green Villains <em>Demolition Exhibition</em> Converts Former Jersey City Shop into a Graffiti Wonderland: Wane, Doves, Curve, Mr. Mustart, Evikt, Jahan, Mes, Themo, Distoart, Kingbee, Era, Goomba, Stay One & more

Mes, ThemoDistoart and Kingbee

themo kingbee mespfe distoart graffiti jersey city  Green Villains <em>Demolition Exhibition</em> Converts Former Jersey City Shop into a Graffiti Wonderland: Wane, Doves, Curve, Mr. Mustart, Evikt, Jahan, Mes, Themo, Distoart, Kingbee, Era, Goomba, Stay One & more

Era

creep cloth era pfe graffiti Demolition Exhibition Jersey City  Green Villains <em>Demolition Exhibition</em> Converts Former Jersey City Shop into a Graffiti Wonderland: Wane, Doves, Curve, Mr. Mustart, Evikt, Jahan, Mes, Themo, Distoart, Kingbee, Era, Goomba, Stay One & more

Goomba and Stay One

goomba stay one graffiti   Green Villains <em>Demolition Exhibition</em> Converts Former Jersey City Shop into a Graffiti Wonderland: Wane, Doves, Curve, Mr. Mustart, Evikt, Jahan, Mes, Themo, Distoart, Kingbee, Era, Goomba, Stay One & more

And the mastermind behind it all — Greg Edgell aka Green Villian

Green Villain  Green Villains <em>Demolition Exhibition</em> Converts Former Jersey City Shop into a Graffiti Wonderland: Wane, Doves, Curve, Mr. Mustart, Evikt, Jahan, Mes, Themo, Distoart, Kingbee, Era, Goomba, Stay One & more

This amazing feat — coordinated with dozens of artists and community members — was accomplished in partnership with real-estate developers Forest City Enterprises and G&S Investors. Through this weekend, you can visit the space any day from 12-8pm.

First image is Knows aka Wane; all photos by Lois Stavsky

Note: Check out StreetArtNYC on Instagram for more photos of images from Demolition Exhibition, and keep posted to our Facebook page, as well.

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icy sot welling court street art edited 1 The 6th Annual Welling Court Mural Project Launches in Astoria, Queens with: Icy and Sot, Chris Cardinale, LMNOPI, Wane, RRobots, Evan Cairo, Sinned, See One, Queen Andrea and more

Curated by Ad Hoc Art, the Welling Court Mural Project is once again bringing a wonderfully diverse array of public art to Welling Court and its neighboring blocks in Astoria, Queens. Here is a sampling of what’s been happening as artists ready for today’s official launch:

Chris Cardinale

chris cardinale welling court street art The 6th Annual Welling Court Mural Project Launches in Astoria, Queens with: Icy and Sot, Chris Cardinale, LMNOPI, Wane, RRobots, Evan Cairo, Sinned, See One, Queen Andrea and more

LMNOPI

LMNOPI street art welling court1 The 6th Annual Welling Court Mural Project Launches in Astoria, Queens with: Icy and Sot, Chris Cardinale, LMNOPI, Wane, RRobots, Evan Cairo, Sinned, See One, Queen Andrea and more

Wane

wane paints graffiti welling court The 6th Annual Welling Court Mural Project Launches in Astoria, Queens with: Icy and Sot, Chris Cardinale, LMNOPI, Wane, RRobots, Evan Cairo, Sinned, See One, Queen Andrea and more

RRobots and Evan Cairo to his right

RRobot evan cairo The 6th Annual Welling Court Mural Project Launches in Astoria, Queens with: Icy and Sot, Chris Cardinale, LMNOPI, Wane, RRobots, Evan Cairo, Sinned, See One, Queen Andrea and more

Sinned

sinned street art action welling court The 6th Annual Welling Court Mural Project Launches in Astoria, Queens with: Icy and Sot, Chris Cardinale, LMNOPI, Wane, RRobots, Evan Cairo, Sinned, See One, Queen Andrea and more

See One

see one welling court street art The 6th Annual Welling Court Mural Project Launches in Astoria, Queens with: Icy and Sot, Chris Cardinale, LMNOPI, Wane, RRobots, Evan Cairo, Sinned, See One, Queen Andrea and more

Queen Andrea

queen andrea graffiti welling court The 6th Annual Welling Court Mural Project Launches in Astoria, Queens with: Icy and Sot, Chris Cardinale, LMNOPI, Wane, RRobots, Evan Cairo, Sinned, See One, Queen Andrea and more

The 6th Annual Welling Court Mural Project officially opens with a block party today, Saturday, June 13, at 30th Ave & 12th Street from 12-8PM.

Note: First image is of Icy & Sot.

All photos by Tara Murray.

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studio sweet home public art NYC  <em>Juguetería/Toys Warehouse</em>    Interactive Exhibit by Studio Sweet Home    to Open at Exit Room NY for Bushwick Open Studios

The Studio Street Home duo — Colombian native Yeimi Salazar and Puerto Rican native Melvin Sanchez – began collaborating six years ago, soon after they met in NYC. Their first solo exhibit will open tomorrow and Saturday at Exit Room NY during Bushwick Open Studios. While visiting Exit Room last week, we had the opportunity to speak to its art director Daniela Zoe.

It’s great to see Exit Room NY so alive again! What a wonderful home for Studio Sweet Home‘s first solo exhibit!

Yes! To coincide with Bushwick Open Studios, I wanted to feature artists with a unique multidisciplinary approach. And I’m delighted to host Studio Sweet Home here at Exit Room NY, as Juguetería/Toys Warehouse is a great opportunity for the artists, our space and the public.

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studio sweet home healing  <em>Juguetería/Toys Warehouse</em>    Interactive Exhibit by Studio Sweet Home    to Open at Exit Room NY for Bushwick Open Studios

Can you tell us something about this upcoming show? What will Juguetería/Toys Warehouse feature?

There will be paintings, installations, sculptures, video projects, and performances. There will be something for everyone – as Juguetería/Toys Warehouse is not just an art exhibit, but an interactive experience.  A participatory performance will be held at 7pm on both opening days.

studio sweet home  <em>Juguetería/Toys Warehouse</em>    Interactive Exhibit by Studio Sweet Home    to Open at Exit Room NY for Bushwick Open Studios

Have you worked with Studio Sweet Home artists Yeimi Salazar and Melvin Sanchez in the past?

Yes, they have participated in group shows before here at Exit Room NY.

Studio Sweet Home art installation  <em>Juguetería/Toys Warehouse</em>    Interactive Exhibit by Studio Sweet Home    to Open at Exit Room NY for Bushwick Open Studios

What was it about Yeimi Salazar and Melvin Sanchez that initially drew you to them?

Their mastery of their craft, their talents and their versatility.  And I love the way their works attract participants.

Studio Sweet Home tragedy  <em>Juguetería/Toys Warehouse</em>    Interactive Exhibit by Studio Sweet Home    to Open at Exit Room NY for Bushwick Open Studios

What do you expect those who visit the show to take away from it?

The constructed objects and scenarios are certain to engage the viewer’s senses. There will be so much to see, stories to hear and objects and people to touch. And there are many subtle, suggestive, somewhat ironic, messages.

Studio sweet home at exit room nyc  <em>Juguetería/Toys Warehouse</em>    Interactive Exhibit by Studio Sweet Home    to Open at Exit Room NY for Bushwick Open Studios

What’s ahead for Exit Room NY?

We are expecting a visit from a legendary street art crew in August. We will keep you posted!

It sounds great! Good luck! We are looking forward to it all!

Note: The exhibit’s opening will take place tomorrow and Saturday, the first two days of Bushwick Open Studios. The exhibit will then continue until June 26. Gallery hours are Wednesday to Friday from 5:30pm to 8:30pm.  EXIT Room is located on 270 Meserole Street, a short walk from the Montrose stop on the L train.

Interview conducted by City-As-School intern Diana Davidova. All photos courtesy Studio Sweet Home and Exit Room NY.

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N Carlos J The Beautiful Decay of fear <em>The Beautiful Decay of Fear</em>: Installation Underway for this Weekends Bushwick Open Studios with N Carlos J, Kirby Santos, Justin Carty, Danielle Mastrion and more

Exuding beauty, decay and fear, the extraordinarily atmospheric The Beautiful Decay of Fear opens Friday at 12pm. We visited yesterday evening and got a glimpse of the installation in progress. Here are a few close-ups:

Another image by curator N Carlos J

N carlos J art <em>The Beautiful Decay of Fear</em>: Installation Underway for this Weekends Bushwick Open Studios with N Carlos J, Kirby Santos, Justin Carty, Danielle Mastrion and more

Kirby Santos, close-up

Kirby Santos art <em>The Beautiful Decay of Fear</em>: Installation Underway for this Weekends Bushwick Open Studios with N Carlos J, Kirby Santos, Justin Carty, Danielle Mastrion and more

Justin Carty, close-up

Justin carty painting <em>The Beautiful Decay of Fear</em>: Installation Underway for this Weekends Bushwick Open Studios with N Carlos J, Kirby Santos, Justin Carty, Danielle Mastrion and more

Danielle Mastrion at work

Danielle Mastrion paints <em>The Beautiful Decay of Fear</em>: Installation Underway for this Weekends Bushwick Open Studios with N Carlos J, Kirby Santos, Justin Carty, Danielle Mastrion and more

The site of the exhibit is 225 Starr Street, where you will be greeted by a masterful outdoor mural by the wonderfully talented Ben Angotti.

the beautiful decay of fear <em>The Beautiful Decay of Fear</em>: Installation Underway for this Weekends Bushwick Open Studios with N Carlos J, Kirby Santos, Justin Carty, Danielle Mastrion and more

 Photos: 1 & 2 City-As-School intern Diana Davidova; 3-5 Lois Stavsky

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