Matthew Burrows


Piece, a wonderfully eclectic exhibit featuring a range of artworks from sketches to completed pieces, remains on exhibit at Spreadhouse through March 28 at 116 Suffolk Street on Manhattan’s Lower East Side. While most of the artists are familiar to us street art aficionados, some simply have a distinctly urban or outsider sensibility. Curious as to what was going on here, I posed some questions to Robert Aloia who spearheaded the show.

This is a great venue here. Can you tell us something about it?

It is an all-around creative space launched by the film production company, Spreadhouse, aka shny.

"Matthew Denton Burrows"

How did you discover it? It’s the perfect space to showcase art and its location is ideal.

My friend, the artist Peter Passuntino, had an exhibit here last month, curated by his son Greg. It was the first art show at shny and it introduced me to this space.

"icy and sot"

What is the concept behind Piece?

This exhibit is my way to showcase this space at Spreadhouse and to give viewers a glimpse into the creative process – from inspiration to finished product. Many of the pieces were created right here!

"Leah Weber"

Among the dozens of artists featured here are many who are active on the streets and others who are new to me. How did you hook up with so many talented folks?

Friends and friends of friends and assistant curators.

"Leo Uzai"

What’s ahead?

We’re at work on a number of wide-ranging exhibits. But you can expect to see some street art elements in all of them.

That sounds great. Good luck!

Images: 1. Cern  2. Matthew Denton Burrows  3. Icy and Sot  4. Leah Weber and 5. Leo Uzai

Photos of images by Lois Stavsky


To the sheer delight of local residents and passersby, the Centre-fuge Public Art Project brought its vision to Miami’s Little Havana during Art Basel Week. Here are a few images captured these past few days:

ElleYatika Starr Fields and Ben Angotti

Centre-fuge Public Art Project in Little Havana

Yatika Starr Fields at work

Yatika Starr Fields

Ben Angotti takes a brief break

Ben Angotti

The legendary Korn does his thing  — with Kristi Evans below


Federico Massa aka Cruz


CS-Navarrete at work

C. S. Navarette

Marthalicia Matarrita does her Mom

Marthalicia Matarrita

Nicole Salgar and Chuck Berrett, close-up from work in progress

Nicole Salgar and Chuck Berrett

CRAM Concepts, Lexi Bella,  Matthew Denton Burrows & Danielle Mastrio

Cram Concepts, Lexi Bella, Matthew Burrows & Danielle Mastrion

Thanks to Eric Ginsburg and the folks at the Fridge Art Fair — along with so many others — for their support. This was just the beginning of the Centre-fuge Public Art Project in Little Havana!

Photo of Cruz by Sara C. Mozeson; all others by Lois Stavsky