Tag Archive | Group Exhibition

Abundantia Cornu Copiae at the Stephen Romano Gallery

Various Artists
All Photos By Gail

The latest group exhibit at Stephen Romano Gallery is a true Cornucopia of artistic treasures! Abundantia Cornu Copiae features works by some of our favorites, including:

Shawn Thornton, Cecilia Avendaño, El Gato Chimney, Sas Christian, Aunia Kahn, Lori Field, Judith Scott, Erna Kd, Darcilio Lima, Joseph McVetty, C.T. McClusky, Hannah Faith Yata, Pulu Zhao, Teiji Hayama, Adam Miller, Charles Dellschau, Rithika Merchant, Jacob Böhme, Michael Anderson, Ray Robinson, Kalyana Thiru, Martin Ramirez, Joel Lorand, Dan Barry, Morton Bartlett, Tine Kindermann, Robert Bowen, Masae Shimoichi, Gigi Chen, Eric Richardson, William A. Blayney, Jana Brike, Steven Bradshaw and Martin Wittfooth.

Here are some of our favorite pieces from the show!

Lightbox By Kalyana Thiru

This gorgeous photographic composite Kaleidoscope print framed in a light box is by Kalyana Thiru, a Sri Lankan aritst who now lives locally in Dumbo.

Batman Collage from Movie Poster

Michael Anderson’s The Dark Knight Dyptich (Batman, above and The Joker, below) was created from torn and collaged subway posters. Several of the same poster are needed to make these. I love the effect he achieves by layering the images. It says so much about the nature of identity.

Joker Collage from Movie Poster

Photos from Anton LaVey's House

These Black and White Photos were taken by Nicholas Syracuse in the home of the late Anton LaVey, founder of the Church of Satan! How crazy is that?

Kawaii Doll Eric van Straaten

Kawaii Doll is a 3D Printed multicolor composite sculpture from German artist Eric Van Straaten.

3D Printing Detail

Check out the amazing detail of this piece!

Twins

Lu Zhang’s Twins (a double image of the artist) offers her commentary on the one child policy in her homeland of China.

Folk Art Stringed Instrument

This folk art string instrument is a carved wood and metal One Man Band from Mississippi, (c 1920 – 30’s). Artist is Unknown.

Blissful Ignorance By Lori Field

This one is called Blissful Ignorance By Lori Field, an artist we are very happy to have discovered at the Gallery!

Martin Wittfooth Smoke SIgnals

Martin Wittfooth’s Smoke Signals shows that he continues to be a cutting edge force in the contemporary art world.

The Hider By Robert Bowen

The Hider By Robert Bowen: so great.

Peca

Two more fantastic pieces from the Hopi Dream series by artist Peca, a welcome staple of every Romano Gallery show.

Poseidon By Eric Richardson

Poseidon By Eric Richardson.

Hannah Faith Yata Black Mascara

Hannah Faith Yata’s Black Mascara is one of my very favorite pieces from the show. She’s amazing!

Shawn Thornton Motherbrain Decoding the Psyconautical Device

Shawn Thornton’s Motherbrain Decoding the Psyconautical Device.

Signage

Abundantia Cornu Copiae will be on Exhibit through January 15th, 2015 at the Stephen Romano Gallery, Located at 111 Front Street, Suite 208, in DUMBO, Brooklyn NY. Hours: Wednesday – Saturday 12 Noon – 6:00 PM or by Appointment.

YELL-O: A Group Exhibition at C24 Gallery

Adele Mills Eat Cake
Adele Mills, Eat Cake (All Photos By Gail)

One of our favorite places in Chelsea to see new and interesting art, C24 Gallery is currently hosting YELL-O, a group exhibition featuring work by J. Mikal Davis, Nick Gentry, Adele Mills and Ekaterina Panikanova. This one is must see!

The show’s title is a play on words, referring to the act of ‘Yell’-ing “O!” and the color yellow itself. Yellow symbolizes warmth, summer and happiness. YELL-O brings together a vibrant group of international artists who conceptually and literally reinterpret materials within their practice.

Justin Mikal Davis

J. Mikal Davis a.k.a. Hellbent (USA) has achieved acclaim for his unique street art and public murals throughout New York City and Europe, which fuse intense colors to create a bold, freeform geometry. Davis employs a variety of techniques that add a unique 3D quality to his work, including ornate stenciling of neoclassical patterns that create a kaleidoscope “quilt” of color in cubist patterns.

Justin Mikal Davis

The patterns remind me of a bunch of men’s ties laid out together. Instead of a paintbrush, Davis often uses found materials and aerosol paint. Here Davis presents works from his most recent series, taking his signature street technique and translating it onto canvas to create a post-pop twist on Op Art.

Nick Gentry Deja Vu

Nick Gentry (UK) integrates obsolete technology into his artwork, primarily floppy disks and film negatives, placing an emphasis on recycling outdated media and reusing objects. I appreciate his use of upcycled materials! His work reflects on the quick pace of technology and how easily we forget what is deemed obsolete.

Nick Gentry Self Portrait Number 5

On exhibition are Gentry’s portraits of anonymous strangers that examine identity. The portraits incorporate floppy disks sent to him from around the world, with each disk containing an individual’s anonymous personal files.

Adele Mills Birdword

Adele Mills (USA) creates otherworldly, multi-dimensional artworks by combining slightly different photographs of the same object or two entirely different illusions, resulting in changing, seemingly moving image. Hers’ are my favorites pieces from the show. See details from the above work just below.

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Mills achieves this engaging effect by creating a layered visual – a digitally printed photograph based on paper or linen, merged with painted acrylics on layers of transparent silk. Mills will present work from her most recent series, Parallax Gap, which explores the representation of simultaneous stillness and collision. Just gorgeous.

Ekaterina Panikanova

Ekaterina Panikanova (Russia) paints across large spreads of old books and other documents mounted on wood, resulting in artwork that blurs the lines between painting, installation and collage. She arranges found books, notebooks and prints from different eras into an irregular grid, creating an unconventional canvas of disjointed surfaces.

Ekaterina Panikanova Box

In this exhibit you will see Panikanova’s new work that creates a striking visual synthesis of drawings, mapping a vivid journey into the subconscious through images and symbols. Very fun!

YELL-O: A Group Exhibition will be on Exhibit Through August 23rd, 2104 at C24 Gallery, Located at 514 West 24th Street, in the Chelsea Gallery District.

Yello Exhibit Sign

Art Truancy: Celebrating 20 Years of Juxtapoz Magazine at Jonathan LeVine Gallery

LeVine 23rd Street Gallery Storefront
Jonathan LeVine 23rd Street Gallery Storefront Display Celebrates 20 Years of Juxtapoz Magazine (All Photos By Gail)

Hey NYC Art Lovers, if you are free this evening (Thursday, May 15th) why not pop over to the two Jonathan LeVine Gallery locations (they are just 3 blocks apart!) to have your mind blown at the opening night reception of Art Truancy, the coolest contemporary art group show, maybe ever!

Featuring the works of over 40 artists, Art Truancy celebrates the 20th Anniversary of Juxtapoz Magazine at a revered gallery space that has been around almost as long. Artists whose work you will see in this exhibit include Alex Gross, Alex Pardee, Andrew Schoultz, Brett Amory, Camille Rose Garcia, Chloe Early, Conor Harrington, Doze Green, Faile, Jeremy Fish, Jeff Soto, Marion Peck, Mark Ryden, Maya Hayuk, Miss Van, Neckface, Parra, Pushead, Robert Williams, Saner, Seonna Hong, Shepard Fairey, Swoon, Thomas Campbell, Todd James, Todd Schorr and others. I’m happy to be able to say that I was familiar with the work of so many of these great artists after having been introduced to their work at previous LeVine Gallery shows.
Last night I attended a press preview of the show and will now share with you some of my favorite pieces.

From the 23rd Street Space:

Robert Williams

Art by Robert Williams, perhaps most famous for his painting, Appetite for Destruction, which was used as the back cover artwork for the Guns ‘N’ Roses album of the same name.

Abe Lincoln by Mark Ryden
Abe Lincoln by Mark Ryden

Obey Records By Shepard Fairey
Obey Records By Shepard Fairey

Shoes Lamp By Grotesk
Sneakers Lamp By Grotesk

Clayton Brothers and Tim Biskup

Art By Clayton Brothers (left) and Tim Biskup (right).

I did arrive on 20th Street a few minutes before they were officially open, as the two venues staggered visitors so that people would show up first at 23rd Street and then at 20th Street an hour later (I am just too quick!) so I would like to thank the Jonathan LeVine Staff (especially Malena Seldin) for allowing me to shoot while they were actually still hanging the show!

Here’s a preview of what you’ll see at 20th Street:

Gary Baseman

Art By Gary Baseman

Jeremy Geddes

Art By Jeremy Geddes

Ron English

This Triptych Mural By Pop Surrealist Ron English was inspired by Picasso’s famous painting, Guernica.

Octopus Sculpture By Scott Musgrove

One of my favorite pieces in the show is this Octopus Sculpture By Scott Musgrove, which also holds tiny tea lights. I believe it might be a study for a large painting also on exhibit at 20th Street.

Alex Gross

Art by Alex Gross.

Andrew Schoultz Alex Pardee and Don Ed Hardy

Left to Right: Andrew Schoultz, Alex Pardee and Don Ed Hardy

Art By SHAG

Art By SHAG

Art By Jeremy Fish

Art By Jeremy Fish

Olek Faile How and Nosm

Center Gallery: Crocheted Cat Habitat wth Mickey Mouse By Olek. Left Rear: Faile. Right Rear: How and Nosm.

As you can see, this is a do-not-miss event!

Art Truancy opens Tonight (5/15!) with a Reception at 557C West 23rd Street from 6 – 8 PM and at 529 West 20th Street from 7 – 9 PM, and runs through June 14th, 2014! Regular Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 11 AM to 6 PM.

Joshua Liner Christens New Gallery Space with Direct Address: An Inaugural Group Exhibition

Stephen Powers A Month of Somedays
Stephen Powers A Month of Somedays

One of our favorite Galleries in the Chelsea Arts District, Joshua Liner, has just moved from an upper floor at 540 West 28th Street to a 2,600-square-foot street level exhibition space that completely transforms the environmental aesthetic of the gallery. To celebrate the move, Joshua Liner is currently presenting Direct Address, an inaugural group exhibition featuring works in diverse media by longtime gallery figures as well as new additions to the program. Participants include the following artists:

Alfred Steiner, Clayton Brothers, Cleon Peterson, Dave Kinsey, David Ellis, Evan Hecox, Greg Lamarche, Ian Francis, Jean-Pierre Roy, Kris Kuksi, Oliver Vernon, Pema Rinzin, Richard Colman, Riusuke Fukahori, Shawn Barber, Stephen Powers, SWOON, Tiffany Bozic, Tomokazu Matsuyama and Tony Curanaj.

While I missed last week’s opening reception, I did drop by to see the show early last evening and was blown away not only by the gorgeous new space, but also by the fantastic artworks; some by artists I have come to know well through the Liner gallery, and other artists whose work I was seeing for the first time.

Here are some of my favorite pieces from the show:

Riusuke Fukahori Rinne

What you see here is neither real fish nor real water, but a micro-layered acrylic painting by Japanese artist Riusuke Fukahori, which is viewed as a solid object. Pretty cool!

David Ellis All That Glitters Kinetic sound and light installation
All That Glitters by David Ellis

This kinetic sculpture/chandelier by David Ellis is equipped with motors as well as recorded music, so that it plays various original instrumental pieces at random, accompanied by the tinkling or clinking of the bottles and other suspended pieces of the sculpture. Gallery assistant Lizzie told me that Ellis will have a full gallery show in September, so I will be looking forward to checking that out.

Stephen Powers Daily Metaltation
Daily Metaltations by Stephen Powers

We’ve seen a fun show by former-sign-painter-turned-graphic-artist Stephen Powers at Liner just this past summer and his work is colorful and full of dry humor.

Kris Kuksi Neo-Roman Opera House
Neo-Roman Opera House By Kris Kuksi

Ah, Kris Kuksi: He is just the best. Check out a detail of this insane work below.

Kris Kuksi Neo-Roman Opera House Detail

You could look at just one of Kuksi’s worlds within worlds sculptures for weeks and never see everything.

Jean-Pierre Roy The Long Shadow to Put to Use, Once Recognized
The Long Shadow to Put to Use, Once Recognized By Jean-Pierre Roy

The Joshua Liner show has one of Jean-Pierre Roy’s paintings of futuristic, urban dystopia. His work is always thought provoking.

Clayton Brothers Reality Waits for Natural Light Detail

The Clayton Brothers have contributed a dozen works to this show, which are mostly clustered in a row along the front of the gallery’s main desk. Here is a close up of two panels from this series, which is called Reality Waits for Natural Light. These paintings reminded me a bit of Brazilian street artists, Os Gemeos.

SWOON Thalassa (Pink Seahorse)
Thalassa (Pink Seahorse) by SWOON

Street artist SWOON contributed this nice piece.

Bottle Rocket Bouquet
Bottle Rocket Bouquet

I’m not sure who the artist of this painting is, but I liked that I was able to guess the title just from observing the contents of the picture.

Direct Address: An Inaugural Group Exhibition will be on Exhibit Through April 20th, 2013 at Joshua Liner Gallery, Located at 540 West 28th Street. Gallery Hours are Tuesday – Saturday, 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM.

You & Me Group Exhibition at Low Brow Artique

You and Me Exhibit Announcement
All Photos By Gail

Low Brow Artique is clean and bright storefront Paint and Art Supply retail outlet in Bushwick Brooklyn that also hosts a small gallery space. We visited Low Brow for the first this past Saturday for the opening reception of  You & Me, a group art exhibit which presents collaborative works created from the combined stylistic elements of two popular street / graffiti artists.

Sofia Maldonado and Veng
Sofia Maldonado and Veng, First Collabo

Inspired by the stylistic changes that occur when two artists create work together, You & Me brings together duos that can naturally be seen in the streets of New York as well as a few who have come together specifically for the show. By coming together to create one piece, the artists also provide a unique experience to those who take notice of their work in the streets.

Featured artist pairings are:
Cash4 & Smells, Chris & Veng (RWK), EKG & Dark Clouds, Matt Siren & Fenix, OCMC & This Is Awkward, Royce Bannon & Russell King, and Veng & Sofia Maldonado

Cash For & Smells Summer
Cash4 & Smells Summer

My favorite pieces in the show were the two large wood mounted pieces by Cash4 & Smells, the Chris (RWK) & Veng piece and the Royce Bannon & Russell King pieces – though I have seen Russell King’s street sign paintings all over the streets and in private collections and I did not personally think his work was enhanced by this collaboration. I prefer my Russell King unadorned, I guess.

Royce Bannon Russell King
Royce Bannon & Russell King, Street Signs A, B, C, D

Chris & Veng RWK Fictional Stare
Chris RWK & Veng  A Fictional Stare

As an insight to where Low Brow is coming from with this exhibit, they offer these thoughts on the collaborations between Cash4 and Smells.

“While the direct influence the two artists have on one another may not be as apparent as it is with others in the show, it is the cohesive vision that Cash4 and Smells display that makes them memorable. In addition to this vision, their roller tags can be seen from most above ground trains while their stickers, tags, and characters permeate every space within reach of the ground. With their carefully designed fonts and strong presence, Cash4 and Smells are a definitive partnership in New York City.’

You & Me will be on exhibit until September 1st, 2012 at Low Brow Artique, located at  143 Central Ave (Corner of Willoughby) in Bushwick Brooklyn, NY. Phone 718-366-8181 for hours, train directions and more information.

Front Window of Low Brow Artique with Spray Cans