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

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

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

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

BLACKOUT Film Festival Burns Brightly in the Hudson Valley Firmament

BLACKOUT lives up to its namesake as an undeniably fascinating event. Taking place on Thursday, July 26th from 7-9 pm at Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, the festival is a triumphant collaboration with the Peekskill Film Festival organized by Alicia Morgan. BLACKOUT, curated by HVCCA’s Michael Barraco, features a series of short experimental films navigating the trenchant landscape of gender, race, and various political concerns. BLACKOUT … Continue reading BLACKOUT Film Festival Burns Brightly in the Hudson Valley Firmament

Cleanse Yourself at DETOX, Presented by The Blue Rose at The Ear on 7/21

  It’s not every day that emerging stars from across visual arts, performance art and literary arts join forces. However, Saturday, July 21st is that day.  The Blue Rose presents: DETOX at The Ear, 255 Boerum Street (#1) in Brooklyn, beginning at 8 pm. Multidisciplinary artists, storytellers and image makers are presented over the course of a single, magical evening. Curated by Polina Riabova, a … Continue reading Cleanse Yourself at DETOX, Presented by The Blue Rose at The Ear on 7/21

Prescient Presence: Your Presence is Requested Opens Thursday, June 28 at 131 Chrystie Street

  Solitude and displacement rub elbows on the confluence of the fault lines defining Your Presence is Requested. This group exhibition, featuring painting, sculpture, mixed media and more, investigates the presence of self both internally, physically and even in the case of absence: the vestiges of self that can linger in the outlines of landscapes, or in abstracted self-portraits. Opening on Thursday, June 28th from … Continue reading Prescient Presence: Your Presence is Requested Opens Thursday, June 28 at 131 Chrystie Street

A Pleasant (Re)introduction: Allow Me to Reintroduce Myself Opens June 21st in Long Island City, Queens

Legacy speaks volumes, and in Long Island City, who better to reintroduce the stunning former DeNobili Cigar Factory space as a brand new arts center than two established curators: Krista Scenna of Brooklyn’s Ground Floor Gallery and Caroline Peñafiel of Local Project in Queens. Scenna and Peñafiel are well known on the local scene, and have carefully selected a cohort of contemporary artists to christen … Continue reading A Pleasant (Re)introduction: Allow Me to Reintroduce Myself Opens June 21st in Long Island City, Queens

Onel Naar’s Evocative Works Sustain Morir Soñando at Knockdown Center

  Traversing the trenchant territory between identity, hybridity and ambuity, Morir Soñando marks a cutting-edge look at mixed media in the post-colonial era. Opening Friday, June 22nd from 6-9 pm, the group exhibit features artists Penn Eastburn, Valery Jung Estabrook, Hein Koh, Joiri Minaya, Kristianne Molina, Onel Naar, Esther Ruiz, Cristina Tufiño, and Woolpunk and is curated by Alex Santana. Referencing the popular yet tricky to create Dominican beverage of the same … Continue reading Onel Naar’s Evocative Works Sustain Morir Soñando at Knockdown Center

Chashama Gala and Art Party Shakes Up Spring Art Gala Season

“This isn’t your grandmother’s charity fundraiser.” Arts patron and Chashama Artistic Director Anita Durst sets the stage with this quip for the upcoming Chashama Gala, billed as the most outrageous art party of the year. The event takes place on Thursday, June 7 with the gala running from 6 pm-9 pm and the Afterparty from 9 pm-12 midnight. Over 30,000 square feet of unused office space … Continue reading Chashama Gala and Art Party Shakes Up Spring Art Gala Season