Artist Jesse Edwards Returns to the Lower East Side

Posted on: January 20th, 2012 at 6:18 am by

The last time we caught up with the talented Seattle-based Jesse Edwards, he was preparing for a gallery show inside the soon-to-open Caffe Vita on Ludlow.  We shot the shit in a freezing storefront and talked about his graffiti/art pursuits.  Fast forward a year later, and his work is now the subject of the second installation at showroom newcomer Klughaus Gallery at 47 Monroe Street.

“Dialogue of the Streets” is Edwards’ latest foray into the unconventional, and runs through February 1.  Klughaus describes it thusly:

His oils on canvas are as likely to depict a marijuana plant or a crack pipe as they are a calming Tompkins Square landscape. A still life of a Playboy, a sock, and a jar of Vaseline is rendered as tenderly as a sweeping view of a Pacific Northwest park.

And some video:

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    Jesse’s show “Dialogue of the Streets” at Klughaus Gallery has been extended to February 12.  It will coincide with the opening of a new exhibit featuring Jesse’s work at the Museum of Sex starting February 9th!