Artist Jesse Edwards Returns to the Lower East Side
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.
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“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: