The following post is by Houda Lazrak, a contributor to StreetArtNYC and an M.A. candidate in Museum Studies at NYU.

Pixel Pancho and Vhils close up street art Lisbon Street Art NYC in Lisbon, Portugal with Vhils, Pixel Pancho, Os Gemeos, Blu, Sainer, Nunca, Cyrcle and How & Nosm

Founded in 2010, Underdogs is a Lisbon-based gallery and cultural platform that offers unprecedented visibility to public art in Portugal’s capital city. Here are a few images I captured while on the tour offered by Underdogs, an integral part of its public art program:

Portuguese artist Vhils and Italian artist Pixel Pancho   

Pixel Pancho and Vhils street art Lisbon Street Art NYC in Lisbon, Portugal with Vhils, Pixel Pancho, Os Gemeos, Blu, Sainer, Nunca, Cyrcle and How & Nosm

Brazilian twins Os Gemeos; Italian artist Blu on detail on right

Os Gemeos and Blu street art Lisbon Street Art NYC in Lisbon, Portugal with Vhils, Pixel Pancho, Os Gemeos, Blu, Sainer, Nunca, Cyrcle and How & Nosm

Polish artist Sainer of the Etam Cru

Sainer street art Lisbon Street Art NYC in Lisbon, Portugal with Vhils, Pixel Pancho, Os Gemeos, Blu, Sainer, Nunca, Cyrcle and How & Nosm

Brazilian artist Nunca

Nunca street art Lisbon Street Art NYC in Lisbon, Portugal with Vhils, Pixel Pancho, Os Gemeos, Blu, Sainer, Nunca, Cyrcle and How & Nosm

West Coast-based Cyrclesegment of larger mural

Cyrcle street art Lisbon Street Art NYC in Lisbon, Portugal with Vhils, Pixel Pancho, Os Gemeos, Blu, Sainer, Nunca, Cyrcle and How & Nosm

NYC-based European artists How & Nosm, large segment of huge mural

How and Nosm street art Lisbon Street Art NYC in Lisbon, Portugal with Vhils, Pixel Pancho, Os Gemeos, Blu, Sainer, Nunca, Cyrcle and How & Nosm

All photos by Houda Lazrak

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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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While attending last Friday’s reception for the Art.Write.Now.2015 National Exhibition featuring the winners of the The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, I was introduced to the wonderfully talented Bushwick-based Scholastic alumnus Timothy Hyunsoo Lee.  Earlier this week we visited his studio.

Timothy lee scholastic window Bushwick Based Scholastic Award Alumnus Timothy Hyunsoo Lee on Scholastic, Artistic Passion, Identity, Public Art and more

When and how did Scholastic first identify and award your talents?

I was a student at Hunter High School back in 2006 when I received my first Scholastic Award on a regional level.  I had been participating in Hunter’s after-school art program and was encouraged to submit my art to Scholastic’s annual contest. Then in 2008 I was given a national award from Scholastic for my portfolio.

Since then, you’ve won many other awards and fellowships  –  including the VSA Emerging Young Artist Award from the Kennedy Center in Washington DC and the International Emerging Artist Award in Dubai. You’ve also participated in several solo and group exhibitions here and abroad. At what point did you decide to devote yourself to art? 

When I first began attending Wesleyan University, I assumed that I would become a doctor. But during my junior year, I decided that I wanted my pursuit of art to be more than just a hobby. It had become my passion. And so I graduated Wesleyan with a double major: a B.A. in Neuroscience & Behavior and Studio Art.

timothy lee close up Bushwick Based Scholastic Award Alumnus Timothy Hyunsoo Lee on Scholastic, Artistic Passion, Identity, Public Art and more

I can see that. Your visual art definitely reflects your background in science.

Yes, I’d say that my work represents a fusion of the artistic and the scientific in its representation of my struggles with my identity as a Korean-American — and the anxiety that its expectations incurred.

Upon graduating from college with your double major, what direction did your passion then take?

I rented a studio in Williamsburg and I taught art for two years.

Timothy lee with art in studio Bushwick Based Scholastic Award Alumnus Timothy Hyunsoo Lee on Scholastic, Artistic Passion, Identity, Public Art and more

timothy lee work in progress studio Bushwick Based Scholastic Award Alumnus Timothy Hyunsoo Lee on Scholastic, Artistic Passion, Identity, Public Art and more

Now with a studio in Bushwick, you devote yourself full-time to creating your own art. What moved you in that direction?

The turning-point was my 2013 week-long art experience, known as the Art.Write.Now.POP-UP!, a short-term residency that took place in the front window of The Scholastic Store in SoHo.

What was that like?

It was the first time I had ever engaged the public while creating art, and it was amazing. I was used to spending up to 12-13 hours on end working alone in my studio. It was an incredible feeling to see such a diverse group of passersby stop to look at my art and respond to it. I was overwhelmed by their engagement. Knowing just how much my art could impact others moved me to want to create my own art full-time.

timothy lee painting Bushwick Based Scholastic Award Alumnus Timothy Hyunsoo Lee on Scholastic, Artistic Passion, Identity, Public Art and more

What’s ahead? 

In September I will be exhibiting in Istanbul, and I am preparing for a second solo show at the Sabrina Amrani Gallery, the Madrid-based gallery that represents me. I’m also looking forward to sharing my vision with the public on an open space somewhere here in NYC.

That would be great!

Note: Through tomorrow, Saturday, June 13th, you can check out Timothy’s work in the group show a curious blindness at the Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery at Columbia University.

Photo credits: First image is courtesy of the artist; 2 Tara Murray; 3 & 4 Lois Stavsky and 5 Timothy Lee

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lady k Fever with graffiti writers <em>No Longer Empty</em> Presents <em>A Timeline of Handstyles: Signatures from the 1960s to Present Day</em> Across from Old Bronx Borough Courthouse

Conceived and curated by Lady K FeverA Timeline of Handstyles: Signatures from the 1960′s to Present Day, presents an extraordinary array of writers’ signatures spanning three generations. While visiting the space — across from the Old Bronx Borough Courthouse – I had the opportunity to speak to Lady K.

I love this! There is so much history here. What prompted you to organize this?

When I first hit the streets, I did so as a tagger. And the first book I ever read on this culture, The Faith of Graffiti, alerted me to the significance of the tag. On a more personal level, this wall is also my way of paying homage to the old school writers who were so supportive of me when I first moved to NYC.

Charmin65 and Swan3 Old School Writers Time line of handstyles <em>No Longer Empty</em> Presents <em>A Timeline of Handstyles: Signatures from the 1960s to Present Day</em> Across from Old Bronx Borough Courthouse

This wall serves as a canvas for early legends, as well as for some of the new artists on the scene. How did you get the word out?

I spoke to a number of writers from different generations, and asked them to invite others.

Stella handstyle <em>No Longer Empty</em> Presents <em>A Timeline of Handstyles: Signatures from the 1960s to Present Day</em> Across from Old Bronx Borough Courthouse

Nicholai Khan handstyle <em>No Longer Empty</em> Presents <em>A Timeline of Handstyles: Signatures from the 1960s to Present Day</em> Across from Old Bronx Borough Courthouse

What were some of the challenges you faced in curating this?

Figuring out the logistics of it all, engaging younger writers, and dealing with the inevitable politics.

Dun one handstyle <em>No Longer Empty</em> Presents <em>A Timeline of Handstyles: Signatures from the 1960s to Present Day</em> Across from Old Bronx Borough Courthouse

Meek hand style <em>No Longer Empty</em> Presents <em>A Timeline of Handstyles: Signatures from the 1960s to Present Day</em> Across from Old Bronx Borough Courthouse

Were there any particular surprises?

Folks rumored to be dead suddenly surfaced! Seeing Swan 3 was, perhaps, the biggest surprise! What a pleasure that was! And I was surprised — and delighted — that so many folks were willing to travel here from afar to tag this wall.

Broham 380 handstyle <em>No Longer Empty</em> Presents <em>A Timeline of Handstyles: Signatures from the 1960s to Present Day</em> Across from Old Bronx Borough Courthouse

What’s next?

I’d love to curate a huge warehouse and engage far more people.

Handstyles complete <em>No Longer Empty</em> Presents <em>A Timeline of Handstyles: Signatures from the 1960s to Present Day</em> Across from Old Bronx Borough Courthouse

Timeline LadyK <em>No Longer Empty</em> Presents <em>A Timeline of Handstyles: Signatures from the 1960s to Present Day</em> Across from Old Bronx Borough Courthouse

The mural will remain on view through the end of this month — with a special public viewing on Sunday, June 28, 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm.

Note: Special thanks to Delicioso Coco Helado for providing the space and supporting the project.

Photos: 1-7 Lois Stavsky; 8 & 9 Lady K Fever

Note: Photo 2 features Charmin 65 and Swan 3; photo 3 Stella Isabella; photo 4 Nicholai Khan; photo 5 Dun One; photo 6 Meek; photo 7 Broham380

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Jesus Hilario mixed media No 17 Teen Winners of the 2015 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards Featured in <em>Art.Write.Now.</em> National Exhibition at Parsons School of Design and at Pratt Manhattan Gallery through June 14

The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, presented by the Alliance for Young Artists and Writers, celebrates the talents and visions of teens in grades 7-12 from across the country. The Art.Write.Now.2015 National Exhibition – on view through Sunday at the Sheila C. Johnson Design Center at the Parsons School of Design and at the Pratt Manhattan Gallery – features an extraordinary array of works in a range of media by the 2015 Scholastic Art & Writing Award winners.  Among these works are many with a distinct urban sensibility. Here is a small sampling of these:

Jose Valejo, Age 17, Sign 3

Jose Vallejo Sign3 17 Teen Winners of the 2015 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards Featured in <em>Art.Write.Now.</em> National Exhibition at Parsons School of Design and at Pratt Manhattan Gallery through June 14

Tanner Rhines, Age 19, Black and White Condention Part 2, segment of larger piece

Tanner Rhines Black and white Condention Part2 Teen Winners of the 2015 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards Featured in <em>Art.Write.Now.</em> National Exhibition at Parsons School of Design and at Pratt Manhattan Gallery through June 14

Elijah Maura, Age 17, Initiation

elijah maura initation 17 Teen Winners of the 2015 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards Featured in <em>Art.Write.Now.</em> National Exhibition at Parsons School of Design and at Pratt Manhattan Gallery through June 14

Amanda Amador, Age 16, Creepy, Beany Babies

Amanda Amador creepy beanie babies 16 Teen Winners of the 2015 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards Featured in <em>Art.Write.Now.</em> National Exhibition at Parsons School of Design and at Pratt Manhattan Gallery through June 14

Scholastic Art & Writing Awards Alumni Council member and award-winning photographer Antonio Pulgarin speaks at this past Friday’s opening reception at Parsons

Art and writing 2015 Teen Winners of the 2015 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards Featured in <em>Art.Write.Now.</em> National Exhibition at Parsons School of Design and at Pratt Manhattan Gallery through June 14

This coming Friday – from 10 am to 1:30 pm – both exhibition locations will host a Student Showcase featuring a range of activities from Art Portfolio Talks to an Art-Making Workshop. The Sheila C. Johnson Design Center at the Parsons School of Design is located at 66 5th Avenue in the Village, and the Pratt Manhattan Gallery is nearby at 44 West 14th Street. Exhibits and events are free and open to the public.

NoteL First image: Jesus Hilario, Age 17, No

Photos: 1, 3 & 6 Lois Stavsky; 2 Dani Reyes Mozeson and 4 & 5 Tara Murray

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The following post is by Houda Lazrak, a contributor to StreetArtNYC and an M.A. candidate in Museum Studies at NYU.

C215 stencil Morocco Street Art NYC at <em>Main Street</em> at the Museum Mohamed VI with C215, Case Maclaim, Tilt, Ron English, Miss Van and Simo Mouhim

In coordination with the street art festival JIDAR Toiles de Rue, the recently opened Museum Mohamed VI of Modern and Contemporary Art in Rabat, Morocco is currently hosting the exhibit Main Street. Curated by Nicolas Couturieux, it features original artworks and installations from a range of celebrated local and international artists.

Also by C215 from France who drew his inspiration from the people of Morocco

C215 stencil art museum installation Street Art NYC at <em>Main Street</em> at the Museum Mohamed VI with C215, Case Maclaim, Tilt, Ron English, Miss Van and Simo Mouhim

German native Case Maclaim

Case McClaim Street Art NYC at <em>Main Street</em> at the Museum Mohamed VI with C215, Case Maclaim, Tilt, Ron English, Miss Van and Simo Mouhim

French artist Tilt – inspired by a Moroccan motorcycle

Tilt art museum Morocco Street Art NYC at <em>Main Street</em> at the Museum Mohamed VI with C215, Case Maclaim, Tilt, Ron English, Miss Van and Simo Mouhim

New York-based Ron English

Ron English art morocco Street Art NYC at <em>Main Street</em> at the Museum Mohamed VI with C215, Case Maclaim, Tilt, Ron English, Miss Van and Simo Mouhim

Moroccan artist Simo Mouhim

simo Mouhim art museum Street Art NYC at <em>Main Street</em> at the Museum Mohamed VI with C215, Case Maclaim, Tilt, Ron English, Miss Van and Simo Mouhim

Toulouse, France native Miss Van

Miss Van art Morocco Street Art NYC at <em>Main Street</em> at the Museum Mohamed VI with C215, Case Maclaim, Tilt, Ron English, Miss Van and Simo Mouhim

The exhibit continues through December in the museum’s lower level.

All photos by Houda Lazrak

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The following post is by Houda Lazrak, a contributor to StreetArtNYC and an M.A. candidate in Museum Studies at NYU.

Beginning on May 15th, the city of Rabat hosted JIDAR Toiles de Ruethe largest street art festival in Morocco to date. For nine days, over ten artists from across the globe — along with several local artists — endowed the historic city with marvelous, energetic large-scale murals. Launched by the non-profit organization Le Boulevard,  JIDAR Toiles de Rue is Morocco’s premiere festival of this calibre and promises other fantastic walls to follow.  Here are some of the images that I captured:

Chilean artist Inti

Inti street art Festival Rabat Street Art NYC at <em>JIDAR Toiles de Rue</em> in Rabat, Morocco with: Inti, Cisco, Kalamour, Jaz, Maya Hayuk, Simo Mouhim and Zepha

Spanish artist Cisco 

Cisco street art Raba Street Art NYC at <em>JIDAR Toiles de Rue</em> in Rabat, Morocco with: Inti, Cisco, Kalamour, Jaz, Maya Hayuk, Simo Mouhim and Zepha

Moroccan artist Kalamour, close-up

Kalamour street art festival Rabat Street Art NYC at <em>JIDAR Toiles de Rue</em> in Rabat, Morocco with: Inti, Cisco, Kalamour, Jaz, Maya Hayuk, Simo Mouhim and Zepha

Argentine artist Jaz 

jaz street art festival mural rabat Street Art NYC at <em>JIDAR Toiles de Rue</em> in Rabat, Morocco with: Inti, Cisco, Kalamour, Jaz, Maya Hayuk, Simo Mouhim and Zepha

Brooklyn-based Maya Hayuk

Maya Hayuk street art festival Rabat Street Art NYC at <em>JIDAR Toiles de Rue</em> in Rabat, Morocco with: Inti, Cisco, Kalamour, Jaz, Maya Hayuk, Simo Mouhim and Zepha

Moroccan artist Simo Mouhim

Simo Mouhim Rabat street art festival Street Art NYC at <em>JIDAR Toiles de Rue</em> in Rabat, Morocco with: Inti, Cisco, Kalamour, Jaz, Maya Hayuk, Simo Mouhim and Zepha

France-based artist Zepha, close-up

Zepha Rabat street art festival Street Art NYC at <em>JIDAR Toiles de Rue</em> in Rabat, Morocco with: Inti, Cisco, Kalamour, Jaz, Maya Hayuk, Simo Mouhim and Zepha

 All photos by Houda Lazrak

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Yesterday was another busy day at the Bushwick Collective, as a range of local and global artists prepared for today’s block party. Here’s a glimpse of the action, which continues today:

French graffiti artist Mist joins Crash and Tats Cru

Mist Crash BG183 street art Bushwick Collective NYC The Bushwick Collective Readies for Todays Block Party, Part II: Mist, Crash & Tats Cru, Yes One, Damien Mitchell, Li Hill, Telleache, Buff Monster & more

Yes One

Yes One graffiti Bushwick Collective The Bushwick Collective Readies for Todays Block Party, Part II: Mist, Crash & Tats Cru, Yes One, Damien Mitchell, Li Hill, Telleache, Buff Monster & more

Damien Mitchell

Damien Mitchell street art Bushwick Collective The Bushwick Collective Readies for Todays Block Party, Part II: Mist, Crash & Tats Cru, Yes One, Damien Mitchell, Li Hill, Telleache, Buff Monster & more

Li-Hill

Li Hill street art Bushwick Collective The Bushwick Collective Readies for Todays Block Party, Part II: Mist, Crash & Tats Cru, Yes One, Damien Mitchell, Li Hill, Telleache, Buff Monster & more

Telleache

Telleache street art Bushwick Collective NYC The Bushwick Collective Readies for Todays Block Party, Part II: Mist, Crash & Tats Cru, Yes One, Damien Mitchell, Li Hill, Telleache, Buff Monster & more

Buff Monster

Buff Monster street art Bushwick Collective NYC The Bushwick Collective Readies for Todays Block Party, Part II: Mist, Crash & Tats Cru, Yes One, Damien Mitchell, Li Hill, Telleache, Buff Monster & more

And, yes, today’s the big day!

Bushwick Collective 4th Annual Block Party The Bushwick Collective Readies for Todays Block Party, Part II: Mist, Crash & Tats Cru, Yes One, Damien Mitchell, Li Hill, Telleache, Buff Monster & more

Note: And for background information about the Bushwick Collective and its founder Joe Ficalora, be sure to check out this this short video, produced for the Tribeca Film Festival, if you haven’t already.

All photos by Tara Murray

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Jerkface Bushwick Collective street art The Bushwick Collective Readies for Its Annual Block Party: Jerkface, Owen Dippie, Solus, The Toasters, Werc & Gera Luz, MCA, Ghost & more

The Bushwick Collective is once again home to a range of first-rate local and global artists, as it readies for its fourth annual block party. Here are a few more images we’ve recently captured:

New Zealand-based Owen Dippie

Owen Dippie street art Bushwick Collective nyc The Bushwick Collective Readies for Its Annual Block Party: Jerkface, Owen Dippie, Solus, The Toasters, Werc & Gera Luz, MCA, Ghost & more

Dublin-based Solus

Solus action street art nyc The Bushwick Collective Readies for Its Annual Block Party: Jerkface, Owen Dippie, Solus, The Toasters, Werc & Gera Luz, MCA, Ghost & more

UK’s The Toasters

Toaster paints street art bushwick collective nyc The Bushwick Collective Readies for Its Annual Block Party: Jerkface, Owen Dippie, Solus, The Toasters, Werc & Gera Luz, MCA, Ghost & more

Mexican native Werc and Peruvian native Gera Luz

werc gera luz paint bushwick collective The Bushwick Collective Readies for Its Annual Block Party: Jerkface, Owen Dippie, Solus, The Toasters, Werc & Gera Luz, MCA, Ghost & more

MCA with Skize

MCA street art bushwick collective nyc  The Bushwick Collective Readies for Its Annual Block Party: Jerkface, Owen Dippie, Solus, The Toasters, Werc & Gera Luz, MCA, Ghost & more

The legendary Ghost, RIS

ghost RIS graffiti Bushwick Collective The Bushwick Collective Readies for Its Annual Block Party: Jerkface, Owen Dippie, Solus, The Toasters, Werc & Gera Luz, MCA, Ghost & more

The Block Party, sponsored by Kobra Paint takes place tomorrow, Saturday, at Saint Nicholas Avenue and Troutman Street right off the Jefferson stop on the L line.

bushwick collective block party The Bushwick Collective Readies for Its Annual Block Party: Jerkface, Owen Dippie, Solus, The Toasters, Werc & Gera Luz, MCA, Ghost & more

And — in addition to the art — there will be much more!

Bushwick Collective 4th Annual Block Party The Bushwick Collective Readies for Its Annual Block Party: Jerkface, Owen Dippie, Solus, The Toasters, Werc & Gera Luz, MCA, Ghost & more

For a wonderful introduction to the Bushwick Collective, check out this short video produced for the Tribeca Film Festival. The Bushwick Collective is also featured on the Google Cultural Institute.

Note: First photo features Jerkface.

Photos: 1-3 Lois Stavsky; 4 & 6 Tara Murray; 5 & 7 City-As-School intern Diana Davidova.

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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.

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

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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