Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Lee Quinones Brings Back The Decades With a Pop Up Gallery Downtown!

Legendary graffiti artist Lee Quinones debuted a stellar pop-up gallery show at Nicole Kladsbrun Pop Up Gallery of early, never seen before drawings presented alongside a range of new works, which collectively span 1975 to the present and establish the dynamic lineage of his art over the years.  And, for me better late than never.  I wanted to catch this exhibit on opening night but sadly could only make it a couple weeks later.  It was everything just being alone in the space (to really admire all of the detailing in Lee's work), so I imagine the opening and from photos I saw, was quite the bash.

This exhibit which centers on the dichotomy of the old and new as well as turbulence and calm, also highlights the literal marks of “street art.”  These elements provide the link to Quinones’ current studio practice as well as to the debut of a site-specific wall piece at the gallery that is inspired by the rich history established by his works on paper.  This dynamic show is running now through June 7, 2015, not to miss!  

The gallery is located at 
291 Grand St., (ground floor), Chinatown, NYC. 
Visit: @leequinones on Instagram