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9977521-largeThis month we’re bringing the spotlight to James “Luv-1” Kelewae. Luv-One is a street artist and aerosol muralist from who has been involved in the NJ scene for many years.  A graduate of SVA’s Illustration Department, and a member of SAGE Collective and Albus Cavus,  His murals can be seen across New Jersey, and also in NY, Philadelphia, DC, and Chicago.

Known for his illustrative style in portraiture and interlacing bold colorful designs, Luv draws inspiration from the Celtic art of the monks of Iona and other Arabesque ornamentation, folk art from around the world, the expressionists of the 20th Century, and many contemporary street and aerosol artists.

mg-flyer-webIf you’re from the Trenton area you’ve probably seen some of Luv-1’s work. Its in the alleys, under bridges, and on the sides of bodegas. Luv’s murals brings color and life to barren cityscapes. Here on East Hanvoer St. he’s painted everything from the raised beds in the Gandhi Garden to the van parked in front of the gallery. Its about time we gave him a show.

We also have The Blackout Kings doing a live set for the opening. They recently performed with Black Collar Biz at Art All Night, which was a killer set. I don’t know a whole lot about them, except that they are always playing down in Collar’s studio, and they sound great, so don’t miss em. And of course, ItsJustAhmad will be working the Ones and Twos.

Where & When

Opening Reception: Friday, July 12th, 2013, 6pm-10pm
At Gallery 219, 219 E. Hanover St. Trenton, NJ 08608

Work will remain on display until August 3rd 2013.
Gallery Hours: Mon. Thurs. Fri. 12:00pm – 2:00pm, Saturday by appointment


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