Last week, we here at Untapped brought you a piece on New York’s singleton mittens and where they are now. Today we broaden the scope and consider all lost things, or at least those chanced upon by SVA student by Zoonzin Lee. Using only an X-acto knife, cardboard, and Magic Marker, Zoonzin gives the objects in her Little Lost Project a voice, then returns them to the streets where she found them. (more…)
New York City is still a hotspot for guerrilla street art, even though we lost 5 Pointz and Banksy left. Around the City you may have noticed a few instances of new and original street art, so we thought it best to round up a few of them you might not have heard about. Here are five new street art projects in NYC that you might have missed:
This interesting and whimsical project by NYC designer Yoonjin Lee uses small cardboard signs to give lost and discarded items a voice in her Little Lost Project. The artists explained to My Modern Met, “How about losing your favorite lip balm that you always keep in your pocket? It is definitely annoying but you can easily buy a new one. Ever wonder where and what these little objects are doing now?” (more…)
Street artist Joe Iurato has been downsizing his normal wooden stencil art into miniature pieces, placed in less notable places in New York City. The series is inspired by moments in Iurato’s own life but the pieces have resonance for the greater public as well, in essence using a change of scale to provide a whimsical reflection on urban life.
Think street art and Dublin, the Irish capital, doesn’t spring to mind immediately, but the city has been undergoing somewhat of a transformation in recent years. No longer an underground activity, street art, graffiti, mural painting—call it what you will—has now become more than acceptable with businesses, arts organizations and Dublin City Council sponsoring and promoting artists. (more…)
Yoav Litvin, a New York City photographer and writer, has documented the competitive and thriving street art scene here in the city for the last couple of years. Going further than just documentation, he also meets with the artists who have made New York City one of the premier cities for street art.
The book Outdoor Gallery – NYC features over 40 artists both native to New York City and from around the world, who have become part of the NYC street art scene. Some of these artists include Royce Bannon, Gilf!, Bishop 203, ASVP, Elle Deadsez, Enzo & Nio, Jilly Ballistic, ND’A, LNY, Shiro, The Yok, Sofia Maldonado, Chris RWK, Veng RWK, El Sol 25 and many more. The photos featured in the book come with minimal or no commentary from the author, who choose to let the art and the artists featured speak for themselves.
Exit Room is a unique gallery and cultural space in Bushwick, Brooklyn that showcases visual art, film productions, poetry and musical performances. Located at 270 Meserole Street, (two blocks from the L train’s Montrose Ave. stop), Exit Room occupies a portion of a former brewery which was built in 1856. It sits adjacent to The Well, a 16,000 square foot beer hall and garden. There is also a large outdoor area in the back. We spotted some great original architectural details on our stroll around the block. We also had a chance to chat with the Exit Room NY founders Dariel Mtz and Daniela Zoe about the gallery and the Exodus exhibition.