Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Coming in March, 'Portraits and Pigeons' The work of Chris Arnade

Our next show in March is the amazing work of photographer Chris Arnade 

From the Press release 

"The Urban Folk Art® Gallery will be presenting photographs by Chris Arnade on March 9, 2012. Arnade’s work examines the lives of people living in the neglected areas of New York’s outer boroughs. His photos show street survivors—prostitutes, addicts, the homeless—as well as people who find their niche through shared obsessions such as pigeon keeping and bicycle clubs.

Not simply visual documents, the pictures are accompanied by stories told to Arnade by the subjects themselves. Prostitutes are shown in full as people with incredible histories of loss and suffering. The homeless are not anonymous....

A counterpoint to the portraits, the exhibition also presents Arnade’s series on pigeons, which rise above the scene on the street. These photographs depict an elaborate subculture of men devoted to raising pigeons for sport. The exhibit highlights the structures pigeon-keepers have built on rooftops, enclaves of care and beauty within the harsher urban landscape."

You can check out his Flickr site here

Facebook event page here

 Chris' proceeds from the show will go to HPAC (the Hunts Point Alliance for Children)

You have likely seen his work used in the Flickr pools of,,, and, or written up in on various urban media. 

Heres a couple links to some stuff involving Chris and his work

Monday, February 13, 2012

2011 Gallery guide, Year in review

So we made a 2011 gallery guide that documents all the shows we had in the first year of gallery operations. It's a limited run, so if you want one email us and we'll send it out to you.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Adam Suerte's solo show/ gallery anniversary show was awesome!

We had an awesome time at the anniversary show. Sold more work than expected, and had a bunch of old and new friends come out. Below are some shots from it, and check here for some pictures of the art, and here for some great shots from apprentice Sara,  here for some superb shots from UFA© pal Keith Thomson and check here for some amazing shots from Justin Anders Denmark, friend of Rising Dragon Tattoo, and now friend of us.

 "Round Is Funny" SOLD

 Tattoo outlines Suerte has done

 "Cadman Plaza Looking down Court Street"

 Drawings made from actual tattoo outlines Suerte has done

 Katana (sword) and Bat Suerte painted

bat close up

Brooklyn Landmark Pint Glass collection designed by Suerte

 Photo by Keith Thomson

 Photo by Keith Thomson
Photo by Keith Thomson