Uncategorized May, 13 2011

Up Close and Personal: Art by street artists in and for a NYC apartment

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Up Close and Personal transforms an NYC apartment into a street art lovers dream. It is an interesting idea for an exhibition, one that also challenges the chosen artists to work in confined and intimate settings.

More about the exhibition –

Starting on May 12th, a New York City home will play host to a new type of street art exhibit. While the community concentrates on artists creating larger murals in often controversial public spaces, the subtle nuances of the genre are lost in the hype. Up Close and Personal explores the craft of artists who usually work in large-scale formats outdoors, by challenging them to create pieces that conform to the intimacy of a residential indoor setting. The works will be no larger than 30 x 30 inches, as small as a Metro card and exhibited on the walls of a small city apartment.  As street art continues to morph into an all-encompassing art genre, Up Close and Personal will showcase works by talented artists whose work is impressive both indoors and outdoors. Up Close and Personal is curated by RJ Rushmore of Vandalog, and Keith Schweitzer and Mike Glatzer of M.A.N.Y.

Participating artists include:

Aiko, Chris Stain, Clown Soldier, Don Leicht, Edible Genius, Elbowtoe, Gaia, How & Nosm, Jessica Angel, John Fekner, Know Hope, Logan Hicks, Mike Ballard, OverUnder, R. Robot, Radical, Retna, Skewville, Tristan Eaton, Troy Lovegates aka Other and White Cocoa

Dates: May 12th- 15th, 2011

Times: May 12th, 7 – 9pm,  May 13th, 7 – 9pm,  May 14th, noon – 9pm,  May 15th, noon – 7pp.

Location: Apartment on the Upper West Side (217 West 106th Street, Apartment 1A, New York, NY 10025) – Between Broadway and Amsterdam Avenues.

A full look at the apartment follows. Photography by Jacob Breinholt for Curated.