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Upcoming Urban Art Exhibitions: Feb 3 – 9

  • New York Graffiti
  • Stolen Space Gallery
  • Street art New Zealand
  • Street art festival honolulu
  • Yarn bombing
February 2, 2014

City as Canvas

Graffiti Art from the Martin Wong Collection

Opening: Feb 4

The Museum of the City of New York

1220 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY, USA

mcny.org

Martin Wong, an East Village artist and collector of graffiti art, amassed a treasure trove of hundreds of works on paper and canvas—in aerosol, ink, and other mediums. The artists, including Keith Haring, Lee Quiñones, LADY PINK, and FUTURA 2000, were seminal figures in an artistic movement that spawned a worldwide phenomenon, altering music, fashion, and popular visual culture. The exhibition City as Canvas: Graffiti Art from the Martin Wong Collection begins with photographs of graffiti writing long erased from subways and buildings.

Back to Black

C215

Opening: Feb 7

StolenSpace Gallery

17 Osborn Street, London, UK

stolenspace.com

For this show titled, ‘Back to Black,’ C215 has drawn inspiration from the streets of London, a city which he refers to as ‘an addiction’ and ‘a magnet’ to street artists of the world over. The work he has produced seeks to reflect upon the experiences he has been met with on his excursions in London, a city he has worked with more so than any other in the European Union.

Street Legal New Zealand

Street Art Festival

Starting: Feb 8

Kawerau

Tamrangi Ave & Manukorihi Dr. & Paora St.

streetlegalfestival.com

Countdown to the first ever Street Legal New Zealand Street Art Festival.This celebration of NZ street art, music and artists is a happening thing under the mountain in Kawerau, eastern Bay of Plenty. See more than 20 of NZ’s best street artists create some iconic artwork, painting live side by side.

POW! WOW! Hawaii

Street Art Festival

Starting: Feb 8

Kaka’ako district of Honolulu

powwowhawaii.com

Centered around a week-long event in Hawaii, POW! WOW! has grown into a global network of artists and organizes gallery shows, lecture series, schools for art and music, mural projects, a large creative space named Lana Lane Studios, concerts, and live art installations across the globe. The central event takes place during Valentine’s Day week in February in the Kaka’ako district of Honolulu, and brings over a hundred international and local artist together to create murals and other forms of art.

I Haven’t a Single Explorer on My Planet

Olek

Opening: Feb 8

White Walls

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White walls presents the yarn street art by Polish born, New York based artist, OLEK. Everything in OLEK’s work comes from genuine feeling, experiences and intuitions. OLEK began 2013 with one foot in and the other out, on house arrest. OLEK resolved to free herself, a resolution that turned 2013 into the year that her work featured the theme of an independent, powerful women, strong, yet trapped.