Gallery: ArtUp Infuses Drab NYC Alleys and Construction Zones With Colo...

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Curated by Joyce Manalo and Keith Schweitzer, the artists used the concrete as their canvases, turning the sidewalk into a literal art walk. Burgerman’s signature distorted characters and landscapes brighten up the alley with its bold colors. Ellis Gallagher’s piece traces the shadows of fixtures in the alley: pipes, bicycles, and fire escapes- creating permanent shadows that are cast by streetlamps at night, a true symbol of the city. Abe Lincoln Jr’s playful characters mesh a retro comic strip style, and honor the area’s proximity to seminal punk rock palace, the former CBGB’s on Bowery.

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