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.

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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:

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