Since Dallas cleaned up Deep Ellum, rarely have we heard the terms fine art and spray paint used in the same sentence.
That’s why we’re so excited to learn that Lab Art--the Los Angeles-born, street-art-devoted gallery--has arrived in Dallas’s Design District with shocking and beautiful works by more than 30 resident artists.
Here, three fabulous graffiti artists to see now:
Monopoly Man Bronx-native street artist Alec Monopoly uses the iconic likeness of the original Monopoly Man (complete with money bags and top hat) when making his mark. A fun spin on a childhood game or a subtle nod to Ponzi-scheme swindler Bernie Madoff? You decide.
Screwtape Patrick Dempsey look-alike (and real-life McDreamy stunt double) Carl Paoli uses a street name when creating his figurative urban portraits of celebrities like Beyoncé, Madonna and Mark Cuban. Hey, even stunt doubles have artistic sides.
Bryden Lando Fashion designer and artist Lando takes his modern-day pop art off the walls and into the streets. Check out his line of tees and tanks for men and women, available through his fashion company’s website and Lab Art.
Lab Art Texas, 315 Cole St., #120; 972-863-9982 or labartgallery.com