Baltimore-based artist Chris Stain is taking NYC rooftops to the art galleries â€“ and heâ€™s bringing a pigeon coop and live jazz bands with him (no kidding). His mixed media artwork, clearly influenced by street art and gritty urban environs, balances the bleak and the energetic – and with great success, we should add. Using a style owing heavily to stencilling, his work brings fascination and relevance to the everyday and the mundane â€“ look no further than the above painting. This painting, aptly titled â€˜Up on the Roof Counting Pigeons,â€™ is also the namesake of his first solo exhibit, opening February 5th at the Carmichael Gallery of Contemporary Art, in San Francisco. If youâ€™re in San Fran, make sure to stop in!