A Street Art Exhibition in an Upper West Side Apartment

05/16/2011 4:27 PM |

Up Close and Personal by Vandalog and M.A.N.Y.

Last week Vandalog‘s RJ Rushmore and Keith Schweitzer and Mike Glatzer of M.A.N.Y. took over an Upper West Side apartment for a few days between tenants and curated Up Close and Personal, an exhibition of small works by a very impressive set of street artists. The focused format made for many beautiful pieces and some completely unrecognizable work. The show closed yesterday, but here are photos of a tiny portion of the 36 pieces on view.

This mirror painting by Skewville faced the front door, greeting visitors.
  • This mirror painting by Skewville faced the front door, greeting visitors.

Probably the biggest surprise of the show: tiny, intricate collages by Clown Soldier.
  • Probably the biggest surprise of the show: tiny, intricate collages by Clown Soldier.

In the hallway, a canvas by Edible.
  • In the hallway, a canvas by Edible.

Drawing of a melancholy little figure by Veng.
  • Drawing of a melancholy little figure by Veng.

Dark, fairy tale-like line drawings by Elbow Toe.
  • Dark, fairy tale-like line drawings by Elbow Toe.

Superb color pencil portrait by Gaia; such a change from his black-and-white paste-ups.
  • Superb color pencil portrait by Gaia; such a change from his black-and-white paste-ups.

Drippy drawing by Barcelona-based duo How and Nosm.
  • Drippy drawing by Barcelona-based duo How and Nosm.

There are more photos of the superb show over at Vandalog and on M.A.N.Y.‘s site.

2 Comment

  • What an inventive use of an empty Upper West Side apartment. For artists who lack exhibit space, this is an interesting and inexpensive way to host one’s own show. Props to Rushmore, Schweitzer and Glatzer for organizing what appears to have been a very successful showing!.

  • Upper West Side Art Show & Fundraiser for Ovarian Cancer coming Sunday June 24th, 2012 at 78 Below corner of (78th & Columbus). Starts 6:30pm – 10pm, Free admission! Its going to be a large group exhibition of local UWS artists trying to raise money for a good cause.

    http://www.artslant.com/ny/events/show/215226-art…

    You are right though, the UWS has a thriving culture and many artists live here but we don’t have any Galleries, Exhibitions, Art Museums, Openings etc.