Woodward Gallery

Jamie Hewlett street art project space Jamie Hewletts Premier USA Exhibition, <em>The Suggestionists</em>, Continues Through July 16 at Woodward Gallery

Currently on view at Woodward Gallery is The Suggestionists, the first USA exhibition of international artist, designer and co-founder of the Gorillaz band, Jamie Hewlett.  Divided into three distinct thematic sections – all linked through the power of suggestion — the exhibit is a mesmerizing foray into a world whirling with urbane wit and seductive charm.

Close-up from one of 22 larger-than-life Tarot cards, as distinctly interpreted by the artist

jamie hewlett close up tarrot cardwoodward gallery Jamie Hewletts Premier USA Exhibition, <em>The Suggestionists</em>, Continues Through July 16 at Woodward Gallery

Honey, Hewlett’s homage to the exploitation movies of the 60s and 70s, presented in a series of giant light boxes 

Honey James Hewlett Jamie Hewletts Premier USA Exhibition, <em>The Suggestionists</em>, Continues Through July 16 at Woodward Gallery

And — in an entirely different vein – Pines, detailed illustrations of trees Hewlett observed while in the south of France

Jamie hewlett nature Jamie Hewletts Premier USA Exhibition, <em>The Suggestionists</em>, Continues Through July 16 at Woodward Gallery

Pine 20, close-up

Jamie Hewlett pine close up pine 20woodward Jamie Hewletts Premier USA Exhibition, <em>The Suggestionists</em>, Continues Through July 16 at Woodward Gallery

Hewlett explains his obsession with pine trees and why he’s not likely to ever draw another one!

Woodward Gallery, located at 133 Eldridge Street on Manhattan’s Lower East Side, is open Tuesday-Saturday 11:00am-6:00pm and Sunday 12:00pm-5:00pm.

Photo credits: 1, 3 & 4 courtesy of Woodward Gallery; 2 & 5 Lois Stavsky

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BK Foxx Kingdom Flyer BK Foxx on Her Solo Exhibit <em>Kingdom</em> at Woodward Gallery

BK Foxx — whose works continue to delight us when they surface on our streets — has brought a hugely impressive Kingdom to Woodward Gallery, transforming one of our favorite Lower East Side spaces into an animal sanctuary. After viewing BK’s exhibit last week, I had the opportunity to pose a few questions to her:

bk foxx panther BK Foxx on Her Solo Exhibit <em>Kingdom</em> at Woodward Gallery

What an impressive exhibit!  What inspired you to focus your first solo exhibit on the animal kingdom?

I’ve always loved animals. I grew up surrounded by them, and I’ve always felt a special connection to them. When I first started paintings on walls, I discovered how much I love painting animals. They are an ideal subject. I love working with their colors, shades and textures. And here — at Woodward Gallery – I was given an opportunity to create a wildlife sanctuary with artworks on a range of surfaces.

BK Foxx oil on canvas BK Foxx on Her Solo Exhibit <em>Kingdom</em> at Woodward Gallery

What was your greatest challenge in preparing such an extensive body of work?

For months I didn’t see much daylight. I worked non-stop in my studio! But the biggest challenge was trying to consistently meet my own standards as a painter.

BK Foxx Dry Ice BK Foxx on Her Solo Exhibit <em>Kingdom</em> at Woodward Gallery

Have you any particular favorites among the works here?

My favorites are the family portraits — of the people close to me posing with their pets.

Miller oil on wood BK Foxx on Her Solo Exhibit <em>Kingdom</em> at Woodward Gallery

How has the response been to your exhibit? Are you satisfied with it?

The response has been great. Last month’s opening was wonderful. And I continue to receive positive comments from folks who visit.

BK Foxx Featherweight BK Foxx on Her Solo Exhibit <em>Kingdom</em> at Woodward Gallery

Yes! Being amidst your enchanting kingdom is quite an encompassing experience! What would you like your viewers to walk away with?

We need to think about our values. The world is not just about us. I would like those who visit Kingdom to think about the other living creatures with whom we share our planet. We have a responsibility to protect and care for them.

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Kingdom remains on view through May 7. Located at 133 Eldridge Street, Woodward Gallery is open Sunday: 12:00pm-5:00pm and Tuesday-Saturday: 11:00am-6:00pm.  A portion of all sales from the exhibition, as well as direct donations, benefits the World Wildlife Fund’s (WWF) mission to conserve nature. You can also commission the artist to paint your pet by contacting the gallery.

Images:

1. Meow III, Oil on canvas

2. Meow II, Oil on canvas

3. Dry Ice, Acrylic on linen 

4. Miller, Oil on wood

5. Featherweight, Freehand spray acrylic on linen

6. Gif of huge  free-hand, acrylic spray-painted 26 foot mural — from start to finish

Photo credits: 1 & 6 courtesy of Woodward Gallery; 2-5 Dani Reyes Mozeson; interview by Lois Stavsky

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stikman maybe he always looks the same The Ever Evolving stikman at Woodward Gallery on the Lower East Side

Featured in Woodward Gallery’s current exhibit Potentia Triumalong with works by Thomas Buildmore and Terence Netter, are over two dozen variations of our beloved stikman.  Representing an extraordinary range of imaginative styles and genres fashioned from sundry materials — many recycled — the artworks remain on display through December 22.

 One of many on paper, Mixed media 

stikman on paper woodward gallery The Ever Evolving stikman at Woodward Gallery on the Lower East Side

Collage on paper series, with Terence Netter on left and Thomas Buildmore on right rear

stikman buildmore and Terence Netter The Ever Evolving stikman at Woodward Gallery on the Lower East Side

Small Concrete Painting, Mixed media

stikman on found surface on floor The Ever Evolving stikman at Woodward Gallery on the Lower East Side

Bird Garden Shelter, Mixed media

stikman encaged The Ever Evolving stikman at Woodward Gallery on the Lower East Side

Stiks, Stone, Metal, Mixed media

stikman on stone The Ever Evolving stikman at Woodward Gallery on the Lower East Side

A larger segment of the huge installation in the rear room

stikman woodward gallery jw The Ever Evolving stikman at Woodward Gallery on the Lower East Side

Woodward Gallery is located at 133 Eldridge Street between Broome and Delancey Streets. Hours are Tuesday-Saturday: 11:00 am – 6:00 pm; Sunday: 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm and by appointment.

First image: Maybe He Always Looks the Same. but It’s Us that See Him Differently, Close-up, Mixed media

Photo credits: 1-6 Dani Reyes Mozeson; 7 John Woodward

Note: Check here for more of stikman now on view at Woodward Gallery – as captured by Kendall Whitehouse.

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Woodward Gallery‘s first exhibit of 2015 presents a wonderfully diverse selection of works in a range of media by 20 contemporary artists. Among those artists featured are several with special appeal to us street art aficionados, as their artworks have also surfaced in public spaces. Here’s a sampling:

Moody, Mixed media on album cover, 2015

Moody Mutz at Woodward Gallery  <em>20in15</em> Continues through February at Woodward Gallery with Moody, Darkcloud, Kenji Nakayama, Cycle, stikman, Richard Hambleton & more

Darkcloud, The End Times, Spray paint, enamel and resin on foam core, 2014

Darkcloud The End Times  <em>20in15</em> Continues through February at Woodward Gallery with Moody, Darkcloud, Kenji Nakayama, Cycle, stikman, Richard Hambleton & more

 Darkcloud, close-up

darkclouds close up woodward gallery  <em>20in15</em> Continues through February at Woodward Gallery with Moody, Darkcloud, Kenji Nakayama, Cycle, stikman, Richard Hambleton & more

Kenji Nakayama, Naked Lunch, Acrylic on wood, close-up, 2012

Kenji close up woodward  <em>20in15</em> Continues through February at Woodward Gallery with Moody, Darkcloud, Kenji Nakayama, Cycle, stikman, Richard Hambleton & more

Cycle, Rex vs Rex, Acrylic on canvas, 2013

cycle at woodward gallery  <em>20in15</em> Continues through February at Woodward Gallery with Moody, Darkcloud, Kenji Nakayama, Cycle, stikman, Richard Hambleton & more

stikman, Threaded, Acrylic on plexiglass, 2014

stikman  <em>20in15</em> Continues through February at Woodward Gallery with Moody, Darkcloud, Kenji Nakayama, Cycle, stikman, Richard Hambleton & more

Richard Hambleton, (L) Malibu Seascape, 1986 and (R) Dancing Shadowman, Acrylic on paper, 1983

Richard Hambleton  <em>20in15</em> Continues through February at Woodward Gallery with Moody, Darkcloud, Kenji Nakayama, Cycle, stikman, Richard Hambleton & more

Woodward Gallery is located at 133 Eldridge Street on Manhattan’s Lower East Side. It is open Tuesday – Saturday 11-6pm and Sunday from 12-5pm.

Photos credits: 1 & 3 City-as-School intern Zachariah Messaoud; 2, 5 & 7 courtesy Woodward Gallery; 4 Lois Stavsky & 6 Dani Reyes Mozeson

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Woodward Gallery launched its 20th Anniversary in early January with the group exhibition Sur-Real, a fantastical foray into the subconscious. And, alongside such notable artists as Margaret Morrison, Robert Rauschenberg, James Rosenquist and Andy Warhol, are some of our favorites who continue to maintain a presence in our streets. Here’s a sampling of what can be seen at 133 Eldridge Street on Manhattan’s Lower East Side through February 22nd:

NoseGo, Daily Spontaneous Excursions

Nosego artwork at Woodward Gallery NYC Sur Real at Woodward Gallery with NoseGo, Kosby, Buildmore, Kenji Nakayama, stikman and more

Kosby, Knee Deep

Kosby painting Woodward Gallery Sur Real at Woodward Gallery with NoseGo, Kosby, Buildmore, Kenji Nakayama, stikman and more

Thomas Buildmore, A Funeral for Both of Us

Buildmore painting at woodward gallery Sur Real at Woodward Gallery with NoseGo, Kosby, Buildmore, Kenji Nakayama, stikman and more

Kenji Nakayama takes us inside Albert Einstein’s mind

Kenji Nakayama stencil art Woodward Gallery NYC Sur Real at Woodward Gallery with NoseGo, Kosby, Buildmore, Kenji Nakayama, stikman and more

And stikman is encaged

stikman street art character at Woodward Gallery Sur Real at Woodward Gallery with NoseGo, Kosby, Buildmore, Kenji Nakayama, stikman and more

Photos of artworks by Lois Stavsky

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