Adam Lucas Collaborates with Nom Wah for ‘Neighborhood’ Gallery Show

Posted on: May 17th, 2018 at 5:05 am by

Photo: Kareem Black

Nom Wah Tea Parlor has just teamed up with another downtown fixture, proflific artist Adam Lucas (nee Hanksy). Dubbed “Neighborhood,” the new collaboration will set up shop next week at the Old Bowery Station, the events space adjacent to Nom Wah Nolita.

The two-day show explores the motifs and imagery of the Lower East Side, Chinatown, and Nom Wah through art and apparel. Regarding the latter, Lucas will display a so-called capsule collection that includes branded short- and long-sleeve shirts, jackets, sweatshirts, totes, and enamel pins

“Nothing has influenced me more as an artist as the vibrant visuals and culture of Lower Manhattan,” Lucas said in a statement. “The designs and art are low-key nods to both Chinatown and the surrounding areas.”

“A lot of the moments in Chinatown are often fleeting—it’s wonderful to see Adam, a dear friend and neighbor, to capture this in his work,” Nom Wah Tea Parlor owner Wilson Tang added.

“Neighbors” launches on May 22, 7pm at 168 Bowery; 12pm-9pm on May 23.

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