Posts in Art
Bridgeport Art Tower

“Damn.” I said as we entered the colossal space. The entrance had a full kitchen, which opened into a two-story-tall living room. All the walls were covered in art. Miscellaneous tools of the trade were about. A ladder stood in the middle of the room. On it hung a white jacket, scribbled with all the artists who had graced the building.

Read More
Shape of Things to Come: Jenna Krypell

It was a false Spring, warm, and sunny, in-between the Winter blizzards. On the pleasant day, Jenna and I met at her new studio on the industrial side of Bushwick. I strolled by the warehouses decorated in murals and graffiti. When I arrived, she welcomed me up the stairs, and we chatted a bit while waiting for our cameraman.

Read More
A Drop in the Ocean: Acool55

I knew next to nothing about Acool55 when I went to meet him in the East Village. I had been drawn to the artist for his message—his works are imbued with socio-political and environmental meaning. I stood in Fresco Gelateria, unsure of who I was looking for. I noticed two Italian gentlemen […]. One turned and I read his jacket: “Make Toys Not Guns.”

Read More
Pussy Power: Andrea Cook

“Pussy Power debuted at the Museum of Sex in 2015. It was part of a show that was my first turn at doing something sensual, sexy, and feminine. Prior to that, all my art was about robots and technology, and how humans are turning into robots, and robots are turning into humans.” The idea was to “create something that was more feminine.”

Read More
Dirty Disco: 3rd Ethos Gallery, the Third Place

I heard word of a group show at a new gallery in Bushwick, 3rd Ethos. A few nights earlier I had the chance to encounter the owner. Connie seemed cool and down to earth, and I liked her sense of style. I stopped by the street art show, titled Run Through the Jungle. It featured a lot of talented artists on the up like Lucky Rabbit and Mad Vaillan.

Read More
Art, InterviewsT.K. MillsComment
No Limit Funk: FunQest

Out front, two vivid portraits guarded the entrance. The intricate flow of colors and lines popped up on the white wall. Between the two, a Nipponese style logo. I continued to the second story walk-up. FunQest let me in, and I checked out the space, and noticed a handwritten scrap of paper that read “absolute power, corrupts absolutely."

Read More
Art, InterviewsT.K. MillsComment
Punk Rock Poet: Android Oi

"Android is something created by man and told what to do. … Android is the program of how you are made… to do certain things. You are expected to do certain things: with family, friends, socially, everything. The Oi... is a rebellion.” Oi! The punk rock anthem. Fists up, the scream of “No! I’m not gonna be that way!”

Read More
Art, InterviewsT.K. MillsComment
Magic Down Under: Sparks Fly, I Draw

Nour, the artist better known by Sparks Fly I Draw, has developed a following for her unique style. Finding her Instagram, I instantly vibed with her work. We set up an interview, the snag being to find the right time — she’s in Sydney, I’m in New York. 16 Hour difference. When she picked up the phone, the first thing I heard was meowing.

Read More
Art, InterviewsT.K. MillsComment
Snatch the Crown: OG Millie

Her sense for iconography coupled with her diverse array of subjects are complimented best by her bright pop art styling. Describing her vivid palette: “that’s what colors do, they catch your eye.” Since her Dodworth mural, Millie’s popped off a few more. Her John Lennon piece at Underhill resonates with the musician’s sense of serenity.

Read More
Art, InterviewsT.K. MillsComment
Bright Words: My Life in Yellow

Walking through the Lower East Side, it is impossible not to notice the yellow stickers inscribed with poetry. Stuck on walls, lampposts, mailboxes and other bits of urban clutter, the slaps read like scraps from a diary. Evocative, intimate, despairing, empowering, mysterious — they invite to feel and to think. My Life in Yellow is the story behind the words.

Read More
Art, InterviewsT.K. MillsComment