RECAP: LAST NIGHT IN CHELSEA

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West 25th Street was buzzing last night with Tria Gallery‘s opening of Urbane Decay, featuring the work of Oak artist friend Justin ‘Jay’ West. The exhibition itself was the perfect marriage between street and fine art. The spirit of New York graffiti culture was personified in the form of 2 construction cone sculptures, one permanent, the other with an erasable chalkboard surface, on which guests were allowed to tag.

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We then moseyed down the hall to the Judy Glantzman opening at the Betty Cuningham Gallery where we were greeted by 100 paper-on-canvas paintings and 25 dynamic collage constructions exploring war and its societal impacts. Glantzman states, “All of my work is like a flashlight on the dark underbelly that exists under the surface of a polite society. The United states is engaged in wars without any impact on our daily life.”

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Be sure to check out Urbane Decay at Tria Gallery through June 8th and the Judy Glantzman exhibit at the Betty Cuningham Gallery through May 11th at 531 W. 25th Street NYC.

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