Showing posts with label art. Show all posts
Showing posts with label art. Show all posts

Saturday, June 26, 2021

[EVERYTHINGISM] on 9th Street this weekend

NYC-based photographer/multidisciplinary artist Avery J. Savage is hosting [EVERYTHINGISM], a solo exhibit of his work today and tomorrow at Chiro-fit, 432 E. Ninth St. between Avenue A and First Avenue. 

You can check out his work today from noon to 7 p.m. and tomorrow from noon to 4 p.m. (You can book a time slot here.)

Saturday, April 10, 2021

A presentation of work by Ed Shostak/Rose Royale

An EVG reader just made me aware of this exhibit: Ed Shostak/Rose Royale: A Queer Perspective From Postminimalism to Social Practice, Selected Works: 1963 – 2020. 

Shostak, a longtime East Village resident, died on April 8, 2020, from complications due to COVID-19. He was 78. 

Per the reader: "He was an artist stemming from the Warhol Factory. We didn't know to what extent until after he died and his loft on Houston and Avenue A was chock-full of work and over 3,000 photos chronicling EV nightlife."

The exhibit, at the David Richard Gallery, 211 E. 121st St. between Second Avenue and Third Avenue, is only up through Friday. However, this is the first of several planned shows here to feature Shostak's work. 

Here's more via the gallery's site
It is unusual to uncover an artist of his pedigree for which so little is publicly known after establishing himself amidst the visual arts most notable institutions. Shostak cloistered himself in his downtown loft relentlessly working and opting for a less mainstream practice. This exhibition is the first look at many of his late works.

For those who are interested in reconsidering the parallel arcs of art history, examining and expanding the boundaries of the established canon of Post War art, Shostak's work will be a revelation. His work addressed so many of the known formal and conceptual concerns from that period, but through a queer lens. 

Eventually, he abandoned convention, favoring a more expansive view of the possibilities that an artist's practice could include by embracing a queer social practice and advocacy for the transgender community.

This presentation is not a retrospective of his artwork but is comprised of completed sculptural works, drawings, studies, performance, documentary images and films to illustrate and map two key aspects and threads of continuity throughout Ed Shostak's artistic career and life. 

While the imagery may have changed over the decades, the exhibition is organized to map these threads regardless of the subject matter, form or media. In fact, it becomes apparent that his personal life and art practice were inextricable — one and the same — and ultimately, the artist became both the subject and the art. 

Shostak had gone full circle from his childhood performances in the family living room to navigating the art world as a gay man and then to activism and politics to become not only his alter ego, but to be himself— transgender.
The gallery's hours: Wednesday-Saturday from noon to 5 p.m.  You can view some of the selected works and watch videos with curators Isaac Aden and David Eichholtz at this link.

Monday, March 29, 2021

Subway Dreams on 2nd Street

NYC-based illustrator Peach Tao has a new mural up on Second Street at First Avenue (outside the First Avenue Laundry Center).

There are a lot of details in the mural ... including a tribute to the Asian grandmother in San Francisco who fought back against someone randomly attacking her...
EVG contributor Stacie Joy shared these photos of the work in progress late last week...
In the summer of 2019, Peach helped paint a new sign at Ray's Candy Store on Avenue A.

Sunday, October 11, 2020

Fly by night

EVG contributor Stacie Joy caught up with East Village-based artist Scooter LaForge last night... he was creating a new work on the Fourth Street side of the former B Bar & Grill on the Bowery...

And a daytime view...

Thursday, October 1, 2020

The East Village storefront art of Delphine le Goff

During the pandemic, East Village-based artist-designer Delphine le Goff started illustrating storefronts from around the neighborhood... here's a sampling of her work via Instagram ...

If you like her whimsical work, then you can check it out in person... this evening from 6-8 she'll be at Lucky, 168 Avenue B between 10th Street and 11th Street, selling prints, postcards and her 2021 EV storefront calendars... Or you can browse her Etsy shop here.

Friday, October 25, 2019

Some art to Think about on 4th Avenue

East Village-based artist RVEB (aka Russell Butenhof) is debuting a collection of his paintings at Think Coffee on Fourth Avenue tomorrow (Oct. 26) from 6 to 9 p.m.

"I want to get people excited about the idea of art and how it can timestamp our struggles and worries about the complex world we live in," he said in a statement about the show. "The goal is for people who are already thinking about these things to see the canvas as a mirror and know they are not alone."

RVEB will be on hand for the premiere. Moving forward, an abridged collection of his work will remain at the coffee shop, 123 Fourth Ave. between 12th Street and 13th Street. This link has more info.

Here's a look at two of his paintings...

Sunday, September 22, 2019

Friday night at the Bambi One-Hour Cleaners on 2nd Street

EVG reader David shared these photos from Friday night... he encountered a well-dressed crowd in line for the Bambi One-Hour Cleaners here on Second Street between Avenue A and Avenue B...

The signage is part of a new installation at the Karma gallery by Alex Da Corte titled "Marigolds."

Friday was the opening reception... and the show ends on Nov. 3. Karma opened here in November 2016. There are also several unconfirmed reader reports that Karma is also taking over the former Sugar Sketch space on the block...

Thursday, May 30, 2019

Thursday's parting shots (aka It Takes a Swiss Village)

Swiss Village art (circa 1975) discarded on Seventh Street between First Avenue and Second Avenue...

Photos by Derek Berg.

Sunday, March 4, 2018


Lost art/found art on 11th Street and Avenue C... thanks to Shawn Chittle for the photo.

Tuesday, January 9, 2018


[Photo by Derek Berg]

Several EVG readers noted these canvases on the fence at Second Avenue and Seventh Street this afternoon/evening ... featuring Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jr., Bob Marley, Jesus, JFK, President Trump, former President Obama, among other people ... and places...

[Photo by Raquel Shapira]

The artist, Reyaz Nadi, apparently wasn't around...

Monday, February 6, 2017


As of this morning, this fuzzy artwork — on two sheets of plywood — sat outside 19-23 St. Mark's Place between Second Avenue and Third Avenue... it's not immediately clear what this is (or was) It was placed out here sometime late on Saturday, as far as we know...

[Photo by Derek Berg]

Guess/theories are welcome (and LinkNYC, Lady Gaga or Tom and Gisele have been eliminated as suspects).

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

So long to the Oracle of Tompkins Square Park

After nearly a year in Tompkins Square Park, artist Jorge Luis Rodriguez has removed his sculpture titled "The Oracle of the Past, Present and Future." (You can read more about the sculpture on our previous post.)

George Trakas (pictured on the left), who was Rodriguez's art teacher in 1976, helped with the removal today... did EVG correspondent Steven, who took these photos and was also recruited to assist ...

Here's the Oracle-less plot of Park land...

Glad that this art fared much better in the the Park than other sculptures did.

Friday, January 29, 2016

Come watch an artist make thousands of PB&J sandwiches on Avenue C

Brooklyn-based artist Jessica Olah is currently on a mission to make several thousand peanut butter and jelly sandwiches — for the sake of art, empathy for her mother and a good cause...

Olah estimated that from September 1990 through May 2004, her mother made 2,340 sandwiches for her to take to school.

Per DNAinfo:

"I was bringing someone their lunch [one day] and just marveling over the fact that my mom made me school lunches everyday," said Olah, 30. "I stopped and thought, 'Wow, my mom made me lunch every day, not only when I was younger but until high school.' That is a lot of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches."

Inspired to "exercise empathy" for her mother, Olah began the task of making the same number of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches in five days...

Through Sunday, Olah, who raised $3,500 in a crowdfunding campaign, is making the sandwiches (roughly 10 a.m. to at least 6 p.m.) at the 12C Outdoor Gallery on Avenue C and East 12th Street. (195 Avenue C.)

People can come on by and watch this performance installation of sorts — titled "2,340 PB&J Sandwiches" — during the posted hours...

Each day, she is donating the sandwiches to The Bowery Mission.

As she told DNAinfo: "I wanted to do this as a meditation on what my mother has done. The peanut butter and jelly sandwich is a metaphor for a lot of small tasks mothers might do."

Thanks to Robert Galinsky for the photos

Saturday, June 6, 2015

'The Oracle of the Past, Present and Future' now on display in Tompkins Square Park

Artist Jorge Luis Rodriguez installed his new sculpture yesterday in Tompkins Square Park …

Here's more about it via Facebook:

"The Oracle of the Past, Present and Future" (2015) consists of geometric interlocking parts of steel, wood and glass elements that stands about 12 feet high with a magnificent steel dome and designed for Tompkins Square Park …"

The sculpture is to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Growth, his large-scale, permanent work at the East Harlem Art Park at East 120th Street and Sylvan Place.

EVG correspondent Steven took these photos of Rodriguez, who teaches at at the School of Visual Arts, Manhattan Community College, and Kingsborough Community College.

The installation will officially be dedicated today at noon … you and the night heron have until May 2016 to enjoy this in the Park.

Some earlier reports did contain a little misinformation…

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Tonight on the LES: Punks, Losers, Screw-Ups & Goofballs

Via the EVG inbox...

To kick off Lower East Side History Month, we are pleased to present Punks, Losers, Screw-Ups & Goofballs, an exhibition of the LES Art of Cliff Mott. The opening reception will take place tonight from 6-10 with the prime LES cuts of DJ Joe McGinty, founder and director of the Loser’s Lounge.

Drawn by it’s Punk buzz, Mott spent many formative hours of his youth roaming the Lower East Side of the late 70s/early 8’s. This is where he came into contact with musicians who needed band flyers, promotional art, stickers, t-shirts & record sleeves. He has maintained many of these early relationships and continues to produce images for bands like the Fleshtones, Dictators and the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion.

In the LES Mott met many fellow comics obsessives, which eventually led to his being named art director at Cracked magazine where he spent over a decade. This is also where he came into contact with countless artists, writers, and editors that led to work for the New York Post, Screw, Penthouse and Marvel Entertainment. The exhibition showcases Mott’s antic drawings and comics, each with its own maniacal story to tell.

The event is at the 174 Rivington Street Bar and Gallery, which is between Clinton and Ridge. The exhibit will be on display through June 17.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Art returns around the Park

Early this evening outside the East Seventh Street/Avenue A entrance to Tompkins Square Park.

Am I the only person who likes these?

Photo by Bobby Williams.

Updated 9:31 p.m.

EVG Facebook friend Michael Paul says that the artist is Yonkers-based Jeffrey Reid.

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Even more sprkl for Second Avenue

A few weeks ago, local musician-artist-folk hero Paul Kostabi added his character sprkl to the roll-down gate at Cacio e Vino, 80 Second Ave. between East Fifth Street and East Fourth Street.

On Thursday night, he started work on the gate at Ballaro across the Avenue…

The evening included a visit from producer-label owner-musician Walter Schreifels (Quicksand, Gorilla Biscuits, Youth of Today…)

Paul finished the work late last night …

… and here's a final shot via Fenton Lawless…

Thanks to PandaCat for the photos.

Previously on EV Grieve:
Paul Kostabi puts some sprkl on Second Avenue