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Chelsea NYC Art Blog covering the galleries West of Dirty (8th Ave.). Many north/south avenues in Manhattan have nicknames inspired by locality (Madison for Madison Park) or by trade (Fashion for 7th because of the garment trade). 8th Ave is kind of a lonely, forlorn street, that we've given the name "Dirty"— because it seems to fit. Please check here often to see what's happening in the NYC art scene.

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—Sean and Monica Welsh

All the Galleries are Open—A lot of great openings last week and very few this week. Plenty of great art to see. Stand-out show is Roxy Paine at Marianne Boesky Gallery. Made entirely out of wood, the show features a forced-perspective room made entirely out of wood that depicts an airport security station. Mind bending. Check it out.

All the Galleries are Open—A lot of great openings last week and very few this week. Plenty of great art to see. Stand-out show is Roxy Paine at Marianne Boesky Gallery. Made entirely out of wood, the show features a forced-perspective room made entirely out of wood that depicts an airport security station. Mind bending. Check it out.

Wayne White, Invisible Ruler
Joshua Liner Gallery, 540 West 28th
September 11- October 11th

Nina of the Joshua Liner gallery was kind enough to invite me to a preview of Wayne White’s Invisible Ruler show yesterday. The show includes Wayne’s signature word paintings, works on paper done during his resedency at the Rauschenberg Foundation and a 15-foot kinetic sculpture.

We here at West of Dirty are huge fans and in fact we made the 6+ hour round trip journey to York, PA to see his show “Foe” last April. Three of the Civil War sculpture heads from “Foe” can be seen in Joshua Liner. Last nights reception was a big hit with the artist on hand to meet.

Wayne White is in the House!— Joshua Liner Gallery has a great show featuring Wayne White of the early fame (Set decorator for the Pee Wee Herman Show) This will be a fun show with giant sized puppets from his residency in York, PA along with his brilliant word paintings. Show of the night. Check it out. (1)

Wayne White is in the House!— Joshua Liner Gallery has a great show featuring Wayne White of the early fame (Set decorator for the Pee Wee Herman Show) This will be a fun show with giant sized puppets from his residency in York, PA along with his brilliant word paintings. Show of the night. Check it out. (1)

Michael DeFeo September 4 - 20th

The Flower Guy had a great reception for his show “A Pocket Full of Posies” last night at the Rush Arts Gallery. This is the first exhibition focusing on Michael’s flower paintings. The paintings depict flowers both blooming and wilting simultaneously. It was fun to finally face to his iconic street flower. 

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Nick Cave, Jack Shainman Gallery
213 20th and 524 24th Street

Wow, I’m a little star struck here. I actually ran into Nick Cave at the 20th st gallery. I stopped by to see Nicks two shows “Made for Whites by Whites”, depicting racially charged pieces made from black memorabilia and “Rescue” which showcases pieces made from antique ceramic dogs.

Piano stool stands out for me since the stool in this piece comes from the Maudslay Estate in Newburyport, MA where we are from.

Thanks Nick for the selfie !

Art’s BAAACK— Chinese muralist DALeast has a solo show at Jonathan Levine which should be packed. Flower graffiti and sticker slapper, Michael De Feo (The Flower Guy) is having a show at Rush Arts on the 3rd floor. Roxy Paine is showing at Marianne Boesky with a room sized work called Checkpoint. Fabricated from wood, this airport security checkpoint should be amazing to see in person. Check it out!

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Art’s BAAACK— Chinese muralist DALeast has a solo show at Jonathan Levine which should be packed. Flower graffiti and sticker slapper, Michael De Feo (The Flower Guy) is having a show at Rush Arts on the 3rd floor. Roxy Paine is showing at Marianne Boesky with a room sized work called Checkpoint. Fabricated from wood, this airport security checkpoint should be amazing to see in person. Check it out!

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OUTLAW ARTS Presents

“The 21st Precinct”
Curated by Robert Aloia & VNA Mag

The show will be in the old 21st Precinct located on 327 East 22nd Street. It’s in an old police station (a little ironic don’t you think?)

Contributing Artists:

Adam Dare, Al Diaz, Amanda Marie, ASVP, Bad Pedestrian, Ben Angotti , Bill Claps, Bishop203, Bunny M., Cash4, Chris RWK, Chris Soria, Coby Kennedy, Curtis Kulig, D. Gaja, Danielle Mastrion, Dasic, Dizmology, Duel, ELLE, Erasmo, Esteban del Valle, Faust, Ghost, GIZ, Hellbent, Hue, Icy & Sot, Iena Cruz, Jesper Haynes, Justin Carty, Ket, Lexi Bella, Li-Hall, Lorenzo Masnah, Matt Siren, Mr. Toll, N. Carlos Jay, Nepo, Nick Tengri, Pesu, Phil, Pixote, RAE, Rambo, Ricardo Cabret, SAE, Savior Elmundo, Shery-o & The Yok, Shiro, Tone Tank, URNY, Vexta, X-O.

OUTLAW ARTS Presents

“The 21st Precinct”
Curated by Robert Aloia & VNA Mag

The show will be in the old 21st Precinct located on 327 East 22nd Street. It’s in an old police station (a little ironic don’t you think?)

Contributing Artists:

Adam Dare, Al Diaz, Amanda Marie, ASVP, Bad Pedestrian, Ben Angotti , Bill Claps, Bishop203, Bunny M., Cash4, Chris RWK, Chris Soria, Coby Kennedy, Curtis Kulig, D. Gaja, Danielle Mastrion, Dasic, Dizmology, Duel, ELLE, Erasmo, Esteban del Valle, Faust, Ghost, GIZ, Hellbent, Hue, Icy & Sot, Iena Cruz, Jesper Haynes, Justin Carty, Ket, Lexi Bella, Li-Hall, Lorenzo Masnah, Matt Siren, Mr. Toll, N. Carlos Jay, Nepo, Nick Tengri, Pesu, Phil, Pixote, RAE, Rambo, Ricardo Cabret, SAE, Savior Elmundo, Shery-o & The Yok, Shiro, Tone Tank, URNY, Vexta, X-O.