Considered to be the pioneers of stencil graffiti, Italian street-art duo Sten & Lex typically create images of popes and saints through the painstaking process of hand-cutting pixel dots and lines to compose intricate works best viewed from far away—like when you’re speeding by in your car. Now you can see their work close up in Brooklynite’s fall exhibition titled Portraits, for which the duo have skipped the religious icons and turned their focus to images of everyday Italians culled from their archive of “rescued photos” from the ’60s, ’70s, and ’80s. Also in the show is New York street artist Gaia, who is presenting two series of portaits: his faded self-portraits titled “Sunsets” and a series called “Legacy,” which incorporates wood block carvings and hand-drawn methods to create lifelike fur textures of bears, tigers, and rabbits.
Thursdays-Saturdays, 1 p.m. Starts: Oct. 16. Continues through Nov. 5, 2010