Monday, August 24, 2015
Saturday, August 22, 2015
Friday, August 21, 2015
Final Weekend Exhibiting in the Jeanie Tengelsen Gallery/ Visit by Aug to reg. to win free Topaz Photo Package
Thursday, August 20, 2015
Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Catch William Holman Gallery, Rebecca Bird's SYMMETRY Wednesday, September 16, from 6 to 8pm Exhibition on view from September 9 - October 10, 2015
Rebecca Bird: SYMMETRY
Opening Reception:, from 6 to
Exhibition on view from-
William Holman Gallery | 65 Ludlow Street | New York | www.wholmangallery.com
NEW YORK, August 11, 2015 -William Holman Gallery is pleased to present a second major exhibition of Rebecca Bird's new paintings and watercolors which explore the aesthetic ideal of symmetry in abstract forms, landscapes, floating geographies and waterscapes.
The works in Symmetry challenge our visual understanding of landscape and space as images that impose rationality (North is up) and subjectivity (foreground/background) on nature. Bird has twisted the visual language of the landscape using 'double' and 'mirror' images to evoke mystical imagery and scenes from memory, cultural traces of Niagara Falls, and vast imaginary floating islands. The remarkable realism of her draughtsmanship renders many of the works as readable 'places' but they are also unsettling, surreal and reveal traces of anxiety. The viewer becomes completely engaged in composition and detail - but is never completely secure about where she 'stands' in relationship to the work.
|Descent, (72 x 72 inches) is an exquisite and surreal landscape painting in which hundreds of gaudily colored discarded shoes spill over the dusty walls of a crumbing Egyptian building in a composition based on Rembrandt's Descent from the Cross. The sumptuary painting of the shoes suggests the brief life of consumer goods, while the indistinct urban setting suggests the obscure final destination of discarded products. The missing half of the story appears in Sour Grapes, 2015; a New York storefront full of plastic fruit, packaging and display|
William Holman Gallery Subways:
65 Ludlow Street F/M or J/M/Z to Essex/ Delancey
New York, NY 10002 B/D to Grand Street
‘Scapelands’, Sonia Mehra Chawla, Preview | Thursday, 20 August, 2015 | 6pm , till 16 September, 2015
Tuesday, August 18, 2015
Looks Like this wil be late Summer Fun: SUMMER SENDOFF BBQ & BREW free event series every Thursday in September
AFA Haute Debutante | Exhibition of Paintings to Coincide with NYC Fashion Week, September 5th-September 27th, 2015
Monday, August 17, 2015
Joshua Mann Pailet
Recover, Rebuild, Rebirth
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Joshua Mann Pailet: Recover, Rebuild, Rebirth, features twenty photographs taken in New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina in 2005, and twenty photographs taken across America after The Storm through 2015.
The disorder and disruption that resulted from The Storm incited a change in New Orleans as a community. This Exhibition invites viewers to consider the relationship between Pailet’s Storm work and his photographs taken in the past decade.
Joshua Mann Pailet, born in 1950, has been shooting, on average, one roll of film daily since 1971. His work includes documentary photographs created in New Orleans, across the USA, Europe, and Mexico. His photographs are included in the collections of Dominique de Menil of The Menil Collection, Bibliothèque national de France, Polk Museum of Art, Annenberg Foundation, Library of Congress, Smithsonian Institution, New Orleans Museum of Art, Louisiana Arts and Science Museum, and Ogden Museum of Southern Art.
Friday, August 14, 2015
J. OPEN HEART – THE ACRYLIC ARTIST
J. Open HeART has lived more lives, endured more pain, overcome more obstacles and achieved more success in the past 30 years than the average person. His optimistic resilience has allowed him to sustain himself through his motto of “I am not one of anything… I am one of everything…”
Jared Ryan Shaw by nature is an artist, having dabbled in several creative careers including acting, music, consulting and promoting. Jared’s success is all these industries is indicative of his adaptability, likeability, unparalleled work ethic and determination to succeed. Through all these experiences he has maintained one true identity; Jared is a seeker of truth through creation. While Jared has hit life’s highest highs, he has also fallen to its lowest lows. As an open heart surgery survivor, Jared combines a fighter’s mentality with a passionate appreciation for life, and as such, J. Open HeART was born – inspired by his personal triumph. He has evolved from being an extension of who Jared Ryan Shaw is, to being synonymous with him. Just as Superman is Clark Kent, J. Open HeART is Jared; they are one in the same, powerful and complimentary.
J. Open HeART has described the process of creating his art as “feeding his pure” due in part to the internal artistic satisfaction he gains, and also because of the truth he can perpetuate with a blank canvas. Without formal training or education, he embarked upon his artistic journey through trial and error. His use of an extreme color palette mixed with his ability to live outside of the box led J. Open HeART to creative freedom. His initial plan was to simply define art through the exploration of different platforms. But like most plans in life, it changed. What subsequently blossomed was a lifelong devotion to the creation of art, and ultimately the study of himself as an artist.
With a blank canvas, he began to create. Ignoring the paintbrush beside him, J. Open HeART squeezed the energy of his soul into the black acrylic tube in his hands, and instantaneously he coined this act “paint-stained emotions.” While existential thoughts swirled, and curiosity peaked his attention, he was left in a state of self-reflection. He describes this time as “…an artist coming out of [him], but [not] understanding what the artist was.” As the paint flowed out of the tube, so did his emotional grief and achievements; he felt something that he’d never felt before, something that the great highs from his past lives could not compare to. He felt his pure artistic energy and vowed to forever feed it.
At that moment, J. Open Heart saw something in the organized chaos of his work and took a step back from his creative epiphany to observe it. He watched the unintentionally splattered paint dry thick, forming texture and curvature to a once flat surface. Since that time, he has never stopped evolving his originally formed style he now aptly dubs “soul flow.” Soul flow is influenced by J. Open HeART’s life, his experiences, his energy, and his love for music – in particular hip-hop – but never a particular artist as he is currently forming his individual artistry.
Never one to shy away from hard work, J. Open HeART has spent the past couple years exploring his natural artistic ability by honing his skills. Commercial success has followed, as the art industry was quick to identify his raw talent and buy into it. He held his first solo show in November 2014, a three week exhibition, attended by top executives in the entertainment world from networks like HBO and Showtime. Seven out of ten pieces sold and this quick success led to the participation in Art Basel in December 2014, which connects premier artists and gallery owners from around the world. There, he designed a live 100 foot working bar installation at the UNTITLED exhibit that was cobranded by Jitney New York and Heineken. Fast forward to February 2015, and J. Open HeART was the highest grossing artist at the UNICEF art show in Venice, CA. In less than a year, he has been able to sell almost 20 of his pieces and has gained the attention of actor Liam Hemsworth, filmmaker and street artist Mr. Brainwash, and famous artist turned personal friend Domingo Zapata.
In the same way boxers put their emotions in the ring, J. Open HeART puts his soul into his painting, allowing him to release his emotions to serve as a form of spiritual therapy. While he has no immediate plans to return to acting, music or the boxing world, he doesn’t rule it out. He also doesn’t dismiss the idea of evolving into other artistic platforms, whether it’s using oil or another form of mixed media. But right now “acrylic feels right.”