In 2008, Italian street artist Blu created an incredible film called Muto. It's a stop-motion collage of his images played out over multiple buildings across a bustling cityscape. Blu's message was that each building represents a chapter in a larger story, and only by fully experiencing the city up close can you understand the story it's trying to tell you. In a similar vein, Street Art Saved My Life: 39 NYC Stories, an exhibition curated by Jaime Rojo and Steven Harrington, co-founders of BrooklynStreetArt.com, is a new attempt at something approaching that ideal. With its 39 steps culled from all over the five boroughs work by artists including Clown Soldier, Dan Witz, Gilf!, Judith Supine, Miss Bugs, Specter, Sweet Toof and White Cocoa it's a slice of life that's happening as I type and you read. All you have to do is go outside and start looking around.
Wednesdays-Sundays, 12-6 p.m. Starts: Aug. 12. Continues through Sept. 5, 2011