Cern

The first day of spring 2015 brought wintry snow to NYC. Here are a few images I captured while in Greenpoint for the day:

 Phetus

phetus greenpoint Back to Greenpoint on a Snowy First Day of Spring with Phetus, Matthew Denton Burrows, Cern, Faring Purth, Shiro, Yes One, Tone. Miro & more

Matthew Denton Burrows

matthew denton burrows street art nyc Back to Greenpoint on a Snowy First Day of Spring with Phetus, Matthew Denton Burrows, Cern, Faring Purth, Shiro, Yes One, Tone. Miro & more

Cern

Cern street art greenpoint Brooklyn NYC Back to Greenpoint on a Snowy First Day of Spring with Phetus, Matthew Denton Burrows, Cern, Faring Purth, Shiro, Yes One, Tone. Miro & more

Tone

tone greenpoint Back to Greenpoint on a Snowy First Day of Spring with Phetus, Matthew Denton Burrows, Cern, Faring Purth, Shiro, Yes One, Tone. Miro & more

 Faring Purth

Farin Purth greenpoint NYC Back to Greenpoint on a Snowy First Day of Spring with Phetus, Matthew Denton Burrows, Cern, Faring Purth, Shiro, Yes One, Tone. Miro & more

ShiroYes One and Tone MST

shiro yes1 tone graffiti greenpoint nyc Back to Greenpoint on a Snowy First Day of Spring with Phetus, Matthew Denton Burrows, Cern, Faring Purth, Shiro, Yes One, Tone. Miro & more

To be identified

greenpoint graffiti nyc Back to Greenpoint on a Snowy First Day of Spring with Phetus, Matthew Denton Burrows, Cern, Faring Purth, Shiro, Yes One, Tone. Miro & more

 Miro RIS (& Shiro, top right)

Miro graffiti Greenpoint nyc Back to Greenpoint on a Snowy First Day of Spring with Phetus, Matthew Denton Burrows, Cern, Faring Purth, Shiro, Yes One, Tone. Miro & more 

Photos by Lois Stavsky

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jared Levy Cern Updating Philosophies Speaking with Brooklyn Based Director and Cinematographer Jared Levy

Brooklyn-based director and cinematographer Jared Levy has traveled the world pursuing his distinct docu-journalism.  Among his projects is Graffiti Fine Art, an award-winning documentation of artists who participated in the 1st International Graffiti Biennial in São Paulo, Brazil. More recently, NYC’s Cern was the subject of a short film called Updating Philosophies. Eager to find out more, I met up with him last week in Williamsburg.

Your award-winning film Graffiti Fine Art is a wondrous ode to graffiti. What drew you to graffiti? Any early memories?

I grew up in a small town on Long Island, where there was no graffiti. And I was indifferent to it on my trips into the city. It was when I visited São Paulo in 2009 that I first discovered it on another level and appreciated it.

Ces graffiti fine art Speaking with Brooklyn Based Director and Cinematographer Jared Levy

What brought you to São Paulo?

I had recently graduated from the Newhouse School at Syracuse University, and I was interested in developing a portfolio. After spending two weeks on vacation in Brazil during Carnaval, I was eager to return to the country. I arrived without any preconceived notion about what topics I would cover. At the time I felt like it was better to explore what was there than to conjure up ideas about a place I didn’t know. It didn’t take long for São Paulo’s graffiti to grab my attention. The city is completely covered in paint.

How were you able to meet and connect to so many street artists in a relatively short period of time?

Lots of serendipity!  I was at a bar in São Paulo when I mentioned to one of the few English-speakers there, Nathalie Stahelin, that I was interested in the art I’d seen on the walls of the city. She introduced me to Melton Magidson, the former owner of Magidson Fine Art on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. Melton then introduced me to Ethos, who became the subject of my first graf video. Up until that point it had been three relatively frustrating months of dead ends. These encounters, which all happened within a crazy two-day span, dramatically changed my entire situation in Brazil.

Suiko graffiti fine art Speaking with Brooklyn Based Director and Cinematographer Jared Levy

How did you then go on to film Graffiti Fine Art?

Through the Ethos video, I started meeting more writers by offering to take photos of them painting. It was a great way to meet people, exchange art and become friends. Eventually I met Binho. His friendship, along with a few other artists, really helped set the stage for my time in São Paulo. Graffiti Fine Art developed when Binho invited me to film an event he was curating — the 1st International Graffiti Biennial featuring works by 65 street artists from 13 countries at the Brazilian Museum of Sculpture in São Paulo.

What was the experience like?

For eight days the museum stayed open 24/7. Most artists came to work on their murals after hours. I never wanted to miss a mural so during those eight days and nights, I took naps on a bench in a janitor’s closet when I wasn’t filming. I never left the grounds of the museum. It was a blast hanging out and meeting artists from all over the world. A priceless experience. 

jaz graffiti fine art Speaking with Brooklyn Based Director and Cinematographer Jared Levy

Belin Graffiti fine art Speaking with Brooklyn Based Director and Cinematographer Jared Levy

How do you feel about the movement of graffiti into museums?

On one level it thrills me, as it gives these artists the respect and recognition they deserve. But it’s no longer graffiti. The definition of that is pretty cut and dry – letters in the public domain. But at the time this was a new question for me to explore, being relatively new to the scene. For the artists however, this conversation was old news. I think that actually helped the film in that it brought fresh eyes to the topic. I hope it made the film more accessible for people not familiar with graffiti/street art. But to answer your question, it’s a game of semantics and I’m just glad these incredibly talented artists are reaching new audiences.

In addition to being visually mesmerizing, your film touches on so many key issues about the movement that speak to us. Were you satisfied with your final work?

Yes, absolutely. I learned a lot through every part of the process. It’s interesting, four years removed from it and my relationship to the film is still evolving. My thoughts on the piece both technically and conceptually continue to change as I improve as a filmmaker. But, honestly, I just grow fonder of it really, as it reminds me of a specific time in my life. A really fun and exciting time.

Cern graffiti fine art Speaking with Brooklyn Based Director and Cinematographer Jared Levy

What – would you say – were your greatest challenges in working on this project in São Paulo?

Certainly language.  Even after I learned basic Portuguese, idioms and slang terms – specific to the city —  confounded me. And São Paulo’s infrastructure is particularly challenging. Filming all of the São Paulo exterior timelapses was a 3-4 week battle, but now that it’s over, I definitely cherish the unique relationship I feel I have with the city itself. Also, it is always delicate filming and representing process. Building trust and creating authentic capture is a challenge I continually face. Even more so in this case when you’re a foreigner asking for an artist’s trust. I respect the artists greatly for opening up to me.

Your company Navigate recently produced a short film which you directed called, Updating Philosophies, featuring NYC artist Cern.  Can you tell us something about that process?

Justin Hamilton, the film’s cinematographer/co-owner of Navigate, and I filmed Cern for seven days – at work on a mural, on a truck and with his balloon structures. Each day we got up before sunrise to assure the best light. The final video is about 5 minutes. Its focus is on the creative process. 

cern with balloons updating philosophies Speaking with Brooklyn Based Director and Cinematographer Jared Levy

cern paints updating philosophies Speaking with Brooklyn Based Director and Cinematographer Jared Levy

Why did you decide to make Cern the subject of a video?

I originally met Cern, who is a New Yorker, in São Paulo for Graffiti Fine Art. So it’s come full circle in a way. Once I moved back to NYC in 2011, I developed a personal relationship with him. I’ve always found him to be thoughtful, kind and talented. I knew a short film taking a deeper look at his ideas would yield great results. He’s a smart, philosophical dude. It’s also my first crack at a graffiti/street art related piece since Graffiti Fine Art. My relationship with Cern felt like a great opportunity to dive back into the genre with a — hopefully — sharper cinematic eye.

What’s ahead?

I’m interested in pursuing and telling different types of stories that connect us all. I find process to be far more interesting than the end result. Through process you can learn so much about the creator — where often the connection to the audience exists. Telling these types of thoughtful and authentic stories is what we hope to continue at Navigate.

Interview by Lois Stavsky; all images courtesy of Jared Levy and Julian Walter

Photos: 1. On the set of Updating Philosophies with Cern; 2  Ces, close-up from Graffiti Fine Art still; 3. Suiko, close-up from Graffiti Fine Art still; 4. Jaz, close-up from Graffiti Fine Art still; 5. Shockclose-up from Graffiti Fine Art still; 6. Cern, still from Graffiti Fine Art; 7-8. On the set of Updating Philosophies with Cern

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This is the 15th in an occasional series of posts featuring images of girls — and women — who grace our public spaces:

David Cooper in Bushwick

David Cooper Bushwick street art nyc Girls on Walls, Part XV: David Cooper, Cern, Mag Magrela, Caratoes, Andre Trenier and Dasic Fernandez

Cern in Greenpoint, close-up 

cern greenpoint streeet art nyc Girls on Walls, Part XV: David Cooper, Cern, Mag Magrela, Caratoes, Andre Trenier and Dasic Fernandez

Mag Magrela on the Lower East Side

mag magrella street ar nyc Girls on Walls, Part XV: David Cooper, Cern, Mag Magrela, Caratoes, Andre Trenier and Dasic Fernandez

Caratoes in Bushwick

caratoes street art in Bushwick nyc Girls on Walls, Part XV: David Cooper, Cern, Mag Magrela, Caratoes, Andre Trenier and Dasic Fernandez

Andre Trenier in the Bronx

andre treiner Bronx street art Girls on Walls, Part XV: David Cooper, Cern, Mag Magrela, Caratoes, Andre Trenier and Dasic Fernandez

Dasic Fernandez at Welling Court in Astoria, Queens

dasic street art wwlling court nyc Girls on Walls, Part XV: David Cooper, Cern, Mag Magrela, Caratoes, Andre Trenier and Dasic Fernandez

Photos: 1 and 5 by City-as-School intern Zachariah Messaoud; 2-4 and 6 by Lois Stavsky

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We’ve been noticing more and more subway trains on walls down in Brooklyn and up in the Bronx.  Here’s a sampling:

Damien Mitchell for the Bushwick Collective

Damien Mitchell Bushwick Collective street art byc  Subway Trains on NYC Walls with: Damien Mitchell, Downer Jones, Bella Amaral, Danielle Mastrion, Dek 2DX, Shiro and Cern

Downer Jones in Bushwick

downer jones graffiti NYC Subway Trains on NYC Walls with: Damien Mitchell, Downer Jones, Bella Amaral, Danielle Mastrion, Dek 2DX, Shiro and Cern

Bella Amaral in Bushwick for JMZ Walls

Bella Amaral street art nyc Subway Trains on NYC Walls with: Damien Mitchell, Downer Jones, Bella Amaral, Danielle Mastrion, Dek 2DX, Shiro and Cern

Danielle Mastrion in Bushwick for the Dodworth Street Mural art project

danielle mastrion street art nyc Subway Trains on NYC Walls with: Damien Mitchell, Downer Jones, Bella Amaral, Danielle Mastrion, Dek 2DX, Shiro and Cern

Dek 2DX in the Mott Haven section of the Bronx

dek2DX street art bronx nyc Subway Trains on NYC Walls with: Damien Mitchell, Downer Jones, Bella Amaral, Danielle Mastrion, Dek 2DX, Shiro and Cern

Shiro in Bushwick for JMZ Walls

Shiro jmz street art nyc Subway Trains on NYC Walls with: Damien Mitchell, Downer Jones, Bella Amaral, Danielle Mastrion, Dek 2DX, Shiro and Cern

Cern in Williamsburg

Cern street art williamsburg NYC Subway Trains on NYC Walls with: Damien Mitchell, Downer Jones, Bella Amaral, Danielle Mastrion, Dek 2DX, Shiro and Cern

Photos: 1, 2, 4 and 6 by Lois Stavsky; 3 by Tara Murray; 5 by City-as-School intern Zachariah Messaoud and 7 by Dani Reyes Mozeson

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With new murals outside and an array of artworks inside, Be Electric Studios on 1298 Willoughby Avenue is the site of a new exhibit featuring over 20 street muralists.  Here are a few images captured hours before it opened last night.

Chris & Veng RWK and Nicole Salgar & Chuck Berrett

robots will kill nichole salgar chuck berret street art murals NYC STREET MURALS at Bushwicks Be Electric with Chris & Veng RWK, Nicole Salgar & Chuck Berrett, Fumero, Raquel Echanique, Magda Love, Sonni, Joseph Meloy, Cern, Esteban del Valle and more

Nicholai Khan at work, FumeroRaquel EchaniqueChris & Veng RWK and Nicole Salgar & Chuck Berrett

 street murals bushwick nyc STREET MURALS at Bushwicks Be Electric with Chris & Veng RWK, Nicole Salgar & Chuck Berrett, Fumero, Raquel Echanique, Magda Love, Sonni, Joseph Meloy, Cern, Esteban del Valle and more

Magda Love at work

Magda love fumero mural STREET MURALS at Bushwicks Be Electric with Chris & Veng RWK, Nicole Salgar & Chuck Berrett, Fumero, Raquel Echanique, Magda Love, Sonni, Joseph Meloy, Cern, Esteban del Valle and more

Sonni

sonni art exhibit STREET MURALS at Bushwicks Be Electric with Chris & Veng RWK, Nicole Salgar & Chuck Berrett, Fumero, Raquel Echanique, Magda Love, Sonni, Joseph Meloy, Cern, Esteban del Valle and more

Joseph Meloy

Meloy art  STREET MURALS at Bushwicks Be Electric with Chris & Veng RWK, Nicole Salgar & Chuck Berrett, Fumero, Raquel Echanique, Magda Love, Sonni, Joseph Meloy, Cern, Esteban del Valle and more

Cernesto

Cern art on exhibit edited 1 STREET MURALS at Bushwicks Be Electric with Chris & Veng RWK, Nicole Salgar & Chuck Berrett, Fumero, Raquel Echanique, Magda Love, Sonni, Joseph Meloy, Cern, Esteban del Valle and more

And Esteban del Valle adding some finishing touches to his indoor mural

Esteban Delvalle nural art  STREET MURALS at Bushwicks Be Electric with Chris & Veng RWK, Nicole Salgar & Chuck Berrett, Fumero, Raquel Echanique, Magda Love, Sonni, Joseph Meloy, Cern, Esteban del Valle and more

Curated by Kevin Michael, the exhibit continues through Monday, 12 – 11pm.

Photos by Dani Reyes Mozeson

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This is the eighth in a series of occasional posts featuring the diverse range of trucks and vans that strike our streets:

Erica

Erica graffiti truck NYC NYC’s Stylish Trucks & Vans, Part IX: Erica, Cern, Mast, Uta, Urban Animal, Gano and Zeso

Cern

cern on truck NYC NYC’s Stylish Trucks & Vans, Part IX: Erica, Cern, Mast, Uta, Urban Animal, Gano and Zeso

Mast

Mast graffiti on van NYC NYC’s Stylish Trucks & Vans, Part IX: Erica, Cern, Mast, Uta, Urban Animal, Gano and Zeso

Uta

uta graffiti truck NYC NYC’s Stylish Trucks & Vans, Part IX: Erica, Cern, Mast, Uta, Urban Animal, Gano and Zeso

Urban Animal

urban animal art truck NYC NYC’s Stylish Trucks & Vans, Part IX: Erica, Cern, Mast, Uta, Urban Animal, Gano and Zeso

Gano

gano graffiti truck NYC NYC’s Stylish Trucks & Vans, Part IX: Erica, Cern, Mast, Uta, Urban Animal, Gano and Zeso

Zeso

Zeso graffiti truck NYC 2 NYC’s Stylish Trucks & Vans, Part IX: Erica, Cern, Mast, Uta, Urban Animal, Gano and Zeso

 Photo credits:  1, 2 & 6, Tara Murray; 3, Dani Reyes Mozeson; 4 and 7, Lois Stavsky; 5. Sara C. Mozeson 

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Following are a few more images from Ad Hoc Art’‘s wonderful Fifth Annual Welling Court Mural Project, along with a brief interview with its director, Garrison Buxton.

cern street art welling court mural project astoria queens NYC Ad Hoc Art’s Fifth Annual Welling Court Mural Project — Part II:  Cern, R. Robot, KR One, Ryan Seslow & Cake, Mr. Prvrt and See One

Can you tell us something about the birth of the Welling Court Mural Project? When and how did it all begin?

Jonathan Ellis, a Welling Court resident, came up with the idea for the project over five years ago. He had his wife, Georgiana, were looking to improve their block.  We were introduced through a mutual friend who suggested they contact me.

R Robot street art welling court nyc Ad Hoc Art’s Fifth Annual Welling Court Mural Project — Part II:  Cern, R. Robot, KR One, Ryan Seslow & Cake, Mr. Prvrt and See One

What was the first mural to go up? And when was the first festival held?

While visiting from Poland in 2009, M-City painted Welling Court’s first mural.  The first festival was held in June 2009.

KR 1 graffiti art Ad Hoc Art’s Fifth Annual Welling Court Mural Project — Part II:  Cern, R. Robot, KR One, Ryan Seslow & Cake, Mr. Prvrt and See One

What was the community’s response to it?

The response was wonderful. The entire community participated and loved it. Just about everyone prepared food to share and loved how the artists transformed their neighborhood.

ryan seslow and cake street art welling court nyc Ad Hoc Art’s Fifth Annual Welling Court Mural Project — Part II:  Cern, R. Robot, KR One, Ryan Seslow & Cake, Mr. Prvrt and See One

And now five years later, it’s even more wonderful than ever.

Yes, when we first began, 44 artists participated. This year there are over twice as many, including members of the community. We’ve continued to keep it grassroots.

Mr. PRVRT street art welling court mural project nyc Ad Hoc Art’s Fifth Annual Welling Court Mural Project — Part II:  Cern, R. Robot, KR One, Ryan Seslow & Cake, Mr. Prvrt and See One

How far in advance do you begin organizing each year’s festival?

We usually start in February, but we want to begin planning earlier.

see one street art welling court nyc Ad Hoc Art’s Fifth Annual Welling Court Mural Project — Part II:  Cern, R. Robot, KR One, Ryan Seslow & Cake, Mr. Prvrt and See One

What would you say is your greatest challenge?

The mere organization and the delegation of the different responsibilities.

The vibe here is wonderful. What a great model you are for other communities! 

Yes! It’s about the power of art to create positive social change.

Photos by Dani Reyes Mozeson and Lois Stavsky

1. Cern  

2. R. Nicholas Kuszyk aka R. Robot 

3. Louie “KR.ONE” Gasparro 

4. Ryan Seslow and Jennifer Caviola aka Cake

5. Mr. Prvrt

6. See One

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Cern art Piece  Robert Aloia Brings His Curatorial Vision to shny with Cern, Matthew Denton Burrows, Icy and Sot, Leah Weber, Leo Uzai and many more

Piece, a wonderfully eclectic exhibit featuring a range of artworks from sketches to completed pieces, remains on exhibit at Spreadhouse through March 28 at 116 Suffolk Street on Manhattan’s Lower East Side. While most of the artists are familiar to us street art aficionados, some simply have a distinctly urban or outsider sensibility. Curious as to what was going on here, I posed some questions to Robert Aloia who spearheaded the show.

This is a great venue here. Can you tell us something about it?

It is an all-around creative space launched by the film production company, Spreadhouse, aka shny.

Matthew Denton Burrows  Robert Aloia Brings His Curatorial Vision to shny with Cern, Matthew Denton Burrows, Icy and Sot, Leah Weber, Leo Uzai and many more

How did you discover it? It’s the perfect space to showcase art and its location is ideal.

My friend, the artist Peter Passuntino, had an exhibit here last month, curated by his son Greg. It was the first art show at shny and it introduced me to this space.

Icy and Sot stencil art piece  Robert Aloia Brings His Curatorial Vision to shny with Cern, Matthew Denton Burrows, Icy and Sot, Leah Weber, Leo Uzai and many more

What is the concept behind Piece?

This exhibit is my way to showcase this space at Spreadhouse and to give viewers a glimpse into the creative process – from inspiration to finished product. Many of the pieces were created right here!

Leah Weber artwork  Robert Aloia Brings His Curatorial Vision to shny with Cern, Matthew Denton Burrows, Icy and Sot, Leah Weber, Leo Uzai and many more

Among the dozens of artists featured here are many who are active on the streets and others who are new to me. How did you hook up with so many talented folks?

Friends and friends of friends and assistant curators.

Leo Uzai  Robert Aloia Brings His Curatorial Vision to shny with Cern, Matthew Denton Burrows, Icy and Sot, Leah Weber, Leo Uzai and many more

What’s ahead?

We’re at work on a number of wide-ranging exhibits. But you can expect to see some street art elements in all of them.

That sounds great. Good luck!

Images: 1. Cern  2. Matthew Denton Burrows  3. Icy and Sot  4. Leah Weber and 5. Leo Uzai

Photos of images by Lois Stavsky

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Outdoor Gallery street art 2 Yoav Litvins Outdoor Gallery NYC Moves Indoors to 17 Frost with Enzo and Nio, Cern, Billy Mode, Alice Mizrachi, Chris Stain, Bishop203, Icy and Sot, ÑEWMERICA and more

Currently on view at 17 Frost is an exhibit of artwork by artists featured in Yoav Litvin’s remarkable book, Outdoor Gallery NYC. While visiting the exhibit on Thursday afternoon, we had the opportunity to speak to Yoav: 

This exhibit is in many ways a reflection of your book. It is wonderfully eclectic.

Yes, like the book Outdoor Gallery NYC, it celebrates the diversity of the incredible range of street art that surfaces in NYC’s public spaces.

Enzo and Nio in Outdoor Gallery NYC  Yoav Litvins Outdoor Gallery NYC Moves Indoors to 17 Frost with Enzo and Nio, Cern, Billy Mode, Alice Mizrachi, Chris Stain, Bishop203, Icy and Sot, ÑEWMERICA and more

How did you connect with all of these artists – whose works are featured in your book and in this Outdoor Gallery NYC exhibit?

I initially met most of them through encountering their works on our streets. I further connected with them via Facebook or Instagram.

Cern Outdoor Gallery NYC Yoav Litvins Outdoor Gallery NYC Moves Indoors to 17 Frost with Enzo and Nio, Cern, Billy Mode, Alice Mizrachi, Chris Stain, Bishop203, Icy and Sot, ÑEWMERICA and more

Can you tell us something about the process from the time you had your resources – your photos and interviews — to the actual production of the book?

Working with the designer, Steve Mosier, I created a template for a book. I then presented my concept to about 30 publishers. In late summer, I signed a contract with Gingko Press, my first choice.  The first copies of the book became available last week.

Billy Mode Outdoor Gallery NYC Yoav Litvins Outdoor Gallery NYC Moves Indoors to 17 Frost with Enzo and Nio, Cern, Billy Mode, Alice Mizrachi, Chris Stain, Bishop203, Icy and Sot, ÑEWMERICA and more

The book looks wonderful, and your book launch party was quite remarkable. We’ve heard that folks waited on line for hours to get in.

Yes, that was quite humbling. And I feel grateful to everyone.

Alice Mizrachi Outdoor Gallery NYC Yoav Litvins Outdoor Gallery NYC Moves Indoors to 17 Frost with Enzo and Nio, Cern, Billy Mode, Alice Mizrachi, Chris Stain, Bishop203, Icy and Sot, ÑEWMERICA and more

To what do you attribute the incredible success of the book launch?

My sense is that folks appreciate my particular approach. I have deep respect for all of the artists who share their works with us in public spaces. I admire their visions and their skills. I particularly love the way they challenge conventions.

Chris Stain Outdoor Gallery NYC 2 Yoav Litvins Outdoor Gallery NYC Moves Indoors to 17 Frost with Enzo and Nio, Cern, Billy Mode, Alice Mizrachi, Chris Stain, Bishop203, Icy and Sot, ÑEWMERICA and more

You are a scientist, as well as a photographer and street art documentarian. Has your background as a scientist affected the way you approach street art?

I suppose it has. It is essential that my research and findings remain “clean” and unbiased. I am interested in presenting something that is important not only on a local level, but on a global one, as well.

Bishop203 Outdoor Gallery NYC Yoav Litvins Outdoor Gallery NYC Moves Indoors to 17 Frost with Enzo and Nio, Cern, Billy Mode, Alice Mizrachi, Chris Stain, Bishop203, Icy and Sot, ÑEWMERICA and more

In what ways has this project impacted you?

I feel that I’ve developed a distinct personal style and approach to documenting street art.

Icy and Sot Outdoor Gallery NYC Yoav Litvins Outdoor Gallery NYC Moves Indoors to 17 Frost with Enzo and Nio, Cern, Billy Mode, Alice Mizrachi, Chris Stain, Bishop203, Icy and Sot, ÑEWMERICA and more

If you had the opportunity to spend time in another city and work on a similar “Outdoor Gallery” project, which city would you choose to visit?

I’d probably choose São Paulo, Brazil.

NewMerica1 Yoav Litvins Outdoor Gallery NYC Moves Indoors to 17 Frost with Enzo and Nio, Cern, Billy Mode, Alice Mizrachi, Chris Stain, Bishop203, Icy and Sot, ÑEWMERICA and more

The exhibit, curated by Yoav Litvin with Royce Bannon, continues through March 8 at 17 Frost Street in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Yoav can be contacted at yoavlitvin@gmail.com; for updates, visit the book’s Facebook page.

Interview with Yoav Litvin conducted at 17 Frost by City-as-School intern Anna Loucka with Lois Stavsky; photos of artworks by Lois Stavsky. 1. Exterior of 17 Frost painted by Bishop203, elsol25 and Royce Bannon; 2 .Enzo & Nio, Retro Bomba; 3. Cern, Jardim Electrico; 4. Billy Mode, Love; 5. Alice Mizrachi, Queen, close-up; 6. Chris Stain, Up in the Bronx; 7. Bishop203, Jesus Christ Superstar;  8. Icy and Sot, Race and 9. ÑEWMERICA, small segment of collaborative mural 

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Dariel Mtz and Zoe Beatwoman Exit Room  Exit Room: A New Bushwick Art Gallery & Cultural Space Presents Outsight In w/Danielle Mastrion, Nepo, Ricardo Cabret, Cern & Rimx

The brainchild of Dariel Mtz and Daniela Croci aka Zoe, Exit Room is more than just another art gallery. Located at 270 Meserole Street, minutes away from the Montrose Ave. stop on the L train and next door to the Well, it serves as an incubator and showcase for film productions, spoken word performances, musical presentations, as well as for visual art. The current exhibit, Outsight In, features works by RimxDanielle Mastrion, Nepo, Ricardo Cabret and Cern – all providing “insights through outside perspectives.”  Here’s a sampling:

Danielle Mastrion

Danielle Mastrion installation Exit Room Exit Room: A New Bushwick Art Gallery & Cultural Space Presents Outsight In w/Danielle Mastrion, Nepo, Ricardo Cabret, Cern & Rimx

Nepo

Nepo art installation Exit Room Exit Room: A New Bushwick Art Gallery & Cultural Space Presents Outsight In w/Danielle Mastrion, Nepo, Ricardo Cabret, Cern & Rimx

Ricardo Cabret

Ricardo Cabret art Exit Room Exit Room: A New Bushwick Art Gallery & Cultural Space Presents Outsight In w/Danielle Mastrion, Nepo, Ricardo Cabret, Cern & Rimx

Cern, close-up

Cern art work Exit Room Exit Room: A New Bushwick Art Gallery & Cultural Space Presents Outsight In w/Danielle Mastrion, Nepo, Ricardo Cabret, Cern & Rimx

Rimx, close-up

Rimx art at Exit Room Exit Room: A New Bushwick Art Gallery & Cultural Space Presents Outsight In w/Danielle Mastrion, Nepo, Ricardo Cabret, Cern & Rimx

Exit Room is open Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 5pm to 8pm; keep posted to Exit Room’s Facebook page for news of upcoming events, including a video program on Thursday, January 16.

Photo of Dariel and Daniela by Stefano Ortega; Rimx, courtesy of Dariel; all others by Lois Stavsky

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