Art in Odd Places 2018: BODY, Towards Renewed Public Autonomy

(feature image photo by Meg Stein) For 14 years, odd happenings have stretched out across the 14th street corridor in Manhattan, NY. Artists, designers, dancers, performers and creators have created ephemeral experiences to engage passersby for Art in Odd Places since 2005, when Founder/Artist Ed Woodham envisioned the festival as a means to reclaim public space by the same creative set continually forced out of … Continue reading Art in Odd Places 2018: BODY, Towards Renewed Public Autonomy

Global Gateways: In Conversation with Contemporary Nigerian Artist Adetomiwa A. Gbadebo

Globetrotting, international philatropist, collector and artist Òmó Oba (HRH) Adetomiwa A. Gbadebo has demonstrated through his dedicated, multi-faceted career that he is one innovative artist. Unafraid to experiment with colors, textures and mediums while firmly rooted in a devoted spiritual core, Òmó Oba (HRH) Adetomiwa A. Gbadebo considers his artistic practice as a part of his wider mission to elevate African artists on the world … Continue reading Global Gateways: In Conversation with Contemporary Nigerian Artist Adetomiwa A. Gbadebo

Final Weekend at Theater of the Mundane: Solo Show by Katya Grokhovsky

The weekend of September 29-30 marks the final days of Theater of the Mundane : a site-specific multi-media installation by Katya Grokhovsky presented at chashama space to present, 273 Bleecker Street in Manhattan. Known for her evocative installation, performance and video works, Grokhovsky collapses her kaleidoscopic practice into this survey of her work, exploring the absurdity of the human condition through sculpture, assemblage, collage, video and performance. Examining … Continue reading Final Weekend at Theater of the Mundane: Solo Show by Katya Grokhovsky

Groundbreaking Performances Mark THE EAR’s Anniversary on Sept 30

Sunday, September 30th marks a one year celebration of groundbreaking performance art at The Ear (255 Boerum Street #1, Brooklyn.) A yEAR at the EAR features performances by artists Raki Malhotra, Thea Little, Polina Riabova and Esther Neff alongside installation, art and videos by Mariya Dimov, Sandra Kelly, Jazz Coker, Diane Dwyer and Jenna Kline. Doors open at 5 pm, with performances from 6:30-8:30 and a … Continue reading Groundbreaking Performances Mark THE EAR’s Anniversary on Sept 30

Celebrate One Year of re:nü jübilæum 9/28!

In a special first anniversary, two-part event, Jeffrey Thomas & Jordan Sinclair’s re:nü jübilæum presents a meticulously curated set of live music, art, fashion and DJs. Featured by world-renowned artists Julia Sinelnikova, Julio Cesar Williams, and Nikki Shapiro along with a live sound installation by GIA b2b VVEISS and fashion by ËNKÖGNÏT, re:nü jübilæum vol. 1 takes place from 6-10 pm at Refuge Arts, 80 Vernon Ave. Sinelnikova, a renowned … Continue reading Celebrate One Year of re:nü jübilæum 9/28!

Fresh Takes at 01: Never Mind the Bullocks, Curated by LatchKey Gallery

Reality, augmented or otherwise, is delightfully stranger than fiction at 01: Never Mind the Bullocks, curated by LatchKey Gallery‘s Founders, Natalie Kates and Amanda Uribe, at Chashama’s One Brooklyn Bridge location. On view through Oct 21st, the exhibit features four contemporary artists working on the boundaries of modern perspectives. Darryl Westly, Inna Babaeva, Steven Fragale and Toby Barnes all create works for the exhibition that … Continue reading Fresh Takes at 01: Never Mind the Bullocks, Curated by LatchKey Gallery

The Fourth Stage opens at IFAC@The Yard Delancey on Monday, Sept 17

  International Fine Arts Consortium, or IFAC, is celebrating a full five years of experimental and boundary-pushing arts at The Yard (85 Delancey Street, New York, NY) with The Fourth Stage: Abstract Theory and the Silver Lining of Allegorical Necessity.  This group show of artists explores abstraction from a myriad of contemporary perspectives. The exhibit is curated by Eric Friedmann, Sozita Goudouna, and Lee Wells, … Continue reading The Fourth Stage opens at IFAC@The Yard Delancey on Monday, Sept 17

Transcending Reality: An Interview with Artist Marion Grant

Artist Marion Grant is a lifelong creative innovator, with a career spanning fine arts, graphic art and textile design. Her work strongly aligns itself with spiritual growth, and her strong use of color and lyrical compositions follow the precedent of other spiritual artists such as Wassily Kandinsky and Anselm Kiefer. For Grant, however, spiritual development and transcendence serve as key attributes in her art-making. Her … Continue reading Transcending Reality: An Interview with Artist Marion Grant

Experimental Edifices: Artist Elizabeth Velazquez’ Installation at Long Island City’s AlterWork Studios

Artist Elizabeth Velazquez creates abstracted portals into alternate dimensions, where visitors are invited to delve into both site-specific installations and the farther reaches of their subconscious. Drawing from ritualistic and primal imagery and constructing highly technical, immersive environments for participants, Velazquez creates pathways to new planes of experiential art. With an Master’s in Painting and background in Arts Education, Velazquez is an interdisciplinary artist and … Continue reading Experimental Edifices: Artist Elizabeth Velazquez’ Installation at Long Island City’s AlterWork Studios

Temporal Escape at 326 Gallery Empowers the Feminine in Contemporary Art

Pivotal artists getting their due as creative geniuses who just happen to be women? Sign me up! Women take center stage as formidable contemporary tour-de-forces in the exhibit Temporal Escape, curated by Jenny Mushkin Goldman and Megan Green. Temporal Escape, which opens this Thursday, Aug. 9 at 6:30 pm at 326 Gallery (327 Seventh Ave, NYC), features a range of works by contemporary artists including Chellis Baird, Hannah … Continue reading Temporal Escape at 326 Gallery Empowers the Feminine in Contemporary Art