On Tuesday, May 22 and Wednesday, May 23, local artist Adam Lucas (aka Hanksy) teams up with Nom Wah Tea Parlor owner Wilson Tang for a collective nod to their mutual appreciation for the culture still to be found in lower Manhattan – specifically on the Lower East Side and in Chinatown – for a brief pop-up art show and capsule collection titled, “Neighborhood.”
The show will feature limited edition apparel and accessories, along with original artwork by Lucas, for two days only from 7:00-10:00 PM on May 22nd, and 12:00-9:00 PM on May 23rd at 168 Bowery (next door to Nom Wah Nolita).
Lucas gained traction in the New York street art scene as a creative punster using the moniker “Hanksy,” and has gone on to curate numerous group shows and well as a full fledged solo show of his own, as he expands to broader focused canvas work featuring deconstructed visuals — all still deeply influenced by urban landscapes.
Tang took over the historic, family-owned, bakery and tea parlor on Doyers Street in Chinatown in 2011, keeping its cultural character intact but updating the space just enough to create a beloved dim sum destination for locals and travelers alike. He has since expanded the Nom Wah franchise with several other outposts in New York and Philadelphia.
Check out this snazzy video for a sense of what you’ll find at the show: