(noun) nonchalant absurdity with a dash of embarrassment.

(verb) to be shark bitten.

(adverb) in a manner that is nonchalantly absurd and embarrassing.


04 June 2011

Ian Kuali'i: Ox Blood at 58 Gallery

Congratulations to Ian on a great show and happy birthday!






03 June 2011

SMURFO

Logan Hicks "Pretty Ugly" at Opera Gallery

[via OPERA GALLERY] Logan Hicks is a New York-based stencil artist whose work explores the dynamics of the urban environment. Originally a screenprinter, Logan's work has gained notoriety due to his ability to capture the sometimes mundane cycle of city life in a haunting, yet refined way with his hand-sprayed stencils.

Stenciling started as a substitution for screenprinting, but quickly morphed into Logan's medium of choice. A perfect union was conceived by spraypainting stencils his subjects: the dirty and gritty nature of the spraypaint thoroughly depicted the decay of the city while the muted shine of metallic paint mirrored the faint glimmer of hope and life within it. It is this symbiotic relationship with the city that fuels his work.
With his photorealistic style, Logan draws a parallel between the cold, harsh city and a warm, vibrant organism. It is alive; a breathing creature where the ebb and flow of people washing over its sidewalks act as cells circulating through its veins. Buildings block passageways, walls block views, doors hide openings. The outside world is effectively shut out while the city creates its own reality. Confined spaces on subways, honeycomb living structures; it is a labyrinth of working systems limited only by its border, its 'skin'.

Logan uses his art to explore the microcosm in which he is a cell, just part of a whole. The nuances of city life that epitomize the urban existence are what he dwells upon.





31 May 2011

Zorro Party at Norwood Hosted by Joseph Grazi

This Saturday night, June 4th, come out to Norwood's Zorro Party.
Live bands and black masks for all!
Performance by Dragon King and DJ sets by Alkamyme.

Masks will be provided at door.
The Norwood is a private townhouse social club and RSVP is mandatory.
You may do this by emailing frontdesk@norwoodclub.com

Norwood
241 West 14th Street (between 7th and 8th ave)
212 255 9300

30 May 2011

Ox Blood: Recent Work by Ian Kuali'i: Friday, June 3rd


The Great Stampede by Craig Anthony Miller at DIS Micro Gallery in Dumbo: Thursday, June 2nd


Thursday, June 2nd. 6pm - 9pm Reception 9pm - 2am

DIS Micro Gallery proudly presents “The Great Stampede” opening exhibition

New Works by Craig Anthony Miller and Photography Essays by Daniel Vreeland

Special Guest are Alex Bershaw, Gigi Bio, Max Kelly, One 9, and Creative Shields

The music will be provided by Regent Street


What started out as an experimental subject matter for CRAIG ANTHONY MILLER, turned into a four year obsession going through multiple series of paintings of a diety that became a staple and visual recognition for the Brooklyn born artist. Lord Ganesh or Ganapati, or any of the other 106 names he is referred to is the most popular diety within Hinduism. A symbol of prosperity and the remover of obstacles, Ganesh became a strong spiritual connection in the everyday life for CAM.

The new series of paintings comes to light after CAM’s attempt to walk away from the image of the “elephant man” and move on to his next endeavor. A demand from a few buyers set o a set of paintings and drawings totalling over 100 pieces. This series will involve a few other artist that have documented the existance and growth of CAM in DUMBO. Alex Bershaw, Gigi Bio, and Max Kelly are all great photographers that have captured CAM in the public light as well as the privacy of his home and studio. One 9, a studio mate will have a few collaborative backgrounds set within the exhibition. New artist on the DUMBO scene by way of Stockton California is James “Creative” Shields. Shields is a young artist that resides in Bed Stuy will introduce a few collaborations and his own interprations of Ganapati. DANIEL VREELAND a photographer and designer from Connecticut has a passion for the recycled arts. Vreeland photos will complete the exhibition with visuals from DUMBO ‘s historic sites and landmarks.

DIS Micro Gallery is a new venue providing professional opportunities by allowing the artist to display their canvas work on "The Walkway" and demonstrate their full creativity with out limits in their installation space.

DIS Micro Gallery is located in DUMBO Brooklyn, NY.
147 Front Street, Suite 221
Brooklyn NY, 11201


Directions:
Take F train to York street /1st stop in Brooklyn
Take A,C train to High Street / 1st stop in Brooklyn

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