Art To Art: Jim D’AmatoApril 3, 2017
Jim D’Amato (born 1978) is a contemporary artist based in New York, NY.
Art To Art: Lucas MichaelDecember 6, 2016
Lucas Michael, born in Argentina, received his B.A. at the Rhode Island School of Design, and lives and works in New York City. His practice spans video, performance, drawing, sculpture and installation.
Art To Art: Lisa ParkDecember 6, 2016
Lisa Park (b. 1987) is an artist who uses biometric devices (heartrate and brainwave monitors) to create interactive performances and installations to poetically represent one’s inner emotional states into visual and auditory representation.
Art To Art: Kevin SiwoffDecember 6, 2016
Kevin Siwoff (b. 1986) creates sculptures, installations, and prints that serve as a constantly evolving mirror for contemporary and future life.
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Kreëmart x Nabil: Arabian Happy EndingAugust 8, 2016
By Eirdís Heiður C. Ragnarsdóttir
Dessert mixed with social and political art? How sweet! Youssef Nabil’s “Arabian Happy Ending” presented by Kreëmart has created quite the stir. The show took place in June, where Nabil portrayed a commentary of the tensions in the Middle East exploring the themes of love and lust, while Kreëmart uniquely captured its taste. Sugar mixed with film, a brilliant recipe to introducing the paradoxes and misconception of the Middle East.Youssef Nabil’s work is inspired by the perception of time, where he longs to integrate the past with the immortal medium of film. By doing so, he has managed to create his own unique imaginative reality, that not only speaks of the mysterious theme of time, but also the frequently misunderstood aesthetics of the Middle East.On top of the beautiful film and dessert venue, Nabil also included special edition plates to his series that pronounce all of the above, which are available at Art Markit. They are rare, provocative, temptatious and stimulate the imagination.
Art To Art: Libby SchoettleAugust 5, 2016
Artist Libby Schoettle was born in Pennsylvania and studied fashion and film production. She became an artist, and PhoebeNewYork is her very relatable subject and alter ego, reflecting Libby’s own emotions and perceptions. PhoebeNewYork comes to life in collages created with found objects including vintage clothes, book covers, photos and magazine pages. She is also the subject of line drawings and photographs. PhoebeNewYork is adored by her instagram and street art followers for her dark and funny explorations into love and relationships.
Art To Art: Chris HankeJuly 22, 2016
Chris Hanke work investigates the materiality of organic forms, through the use of unfixed synthetic materials. His practice tends to float in the space between the scientific and the playful, with an emphasis on aleatoric processes.
DORM LIFE | GUIDE TO REVAMP YOUR DORMJuly 21, 2016
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Art To Art: KANAREKJuly 18, 2016
KANAREK is the text fine jewelry project created by artist Yael Kanarek. Her work with languages ranges from the inner fantastical voice to interest in mobility, politics and trade. KANAREK jewelry is an exploration of popular languages and prose and poetry in public domain, brought to the body.
Art To Art: John RicheyJuly 6, 2016
John Richey makes hand-drawn video animations, sculptural installations, and digitally fabricated commonplace objects. Extracting themes and images borrowed from various personal collections, his work combines both hand-made and digital techniques in order to highlight the physical and conceptual glitches that occur in the spaces between these two methods of production. John Richey lives and works in New York.
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Art To Art: Paula HayesJune 27, 2016
Paula Hayes, born 1958 in Concord, Massachusetts) is an American visual artist and designer who works with sculpture, drawing, installation art, botany, and landscape design. Hayes has lived and worked in New York City for over two decades and is known for her terrariums and other living artworks, as well as her large-scale public and private landscapes. A major theme in Hayes’ work is the connection of people to the natural environment, and much of her work is concerned with the care that is required to grow and maintain large and small-scale ecosystems.
Art To Art: Teo CamporealeJune 27, 2016
Teo Camporeale, (born 1965 in New York City) is an American composer and animation artist. Camporeale, who formed the art rock, pop band Media Cult in 1987 transitioned in to advertising media forms throughout the 1990s. Beginning in 2006, Camporeale fused his digital animation talent with experimental sound pieces that sample imagery and sound elements collected from recording aggravating industrial noise pollution, field recordings of melodic bird songs, self filmed happenstance non-events, found motion picture clips and state of the art digital animation.
WHAT TO SEE NOW: BARON VAN FANCYJune 27, 2016
By Eirdís Heiður C. Ragnarsdóttir
Baron Von Fancy is having his first solo exhibition in Los Angeles from June 25 to July 30! Make sure to drop by if you’re in that part of the country!
The concept and name, Baron Von Fancy was developed by Gordon Stevenson to mimic the curious relationship between objects and words. His artwork can be seen as both humorous and also as usable sculptures. By inscribing witty phrases upon functional objects, he transforms the entire experience for the user!
It is not common to discover artwork that is conceptual, meaningful, useful and most importantly, FUN. Baron Von Fancy covers all of the above. My favorite affordable Baron Von Fancy’s pieces are the “NOTHING IS WRONG IF IT FEELS GOOD” sticker, “BURN BABY BURN” lighter, “TURN ME ON” light switch cover, AND “THE THIRST IS REAL” water bottle.
If you find the time to attend his show you will find yourself most likely smiling to his witty personifications of objects, lifted by his play on words and perhaps even inspired by their conceptual significance! After all, words are art too!
You have until July 30 to go check out the show! For more information! -> OCHI PROJECTS
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WHAT TO SEE NOW: PERSONS OF INTEREST for Visual AIDSJune 21, 2016
By Eirdís Heiður C. Ragnarsdóttir
PERSONS OF INTEREST, located on the second floor of 208 West 13th St in room 210, curated by Sam Gordon for Visual Aids. This exhibition comprises of a wide range of mediums from, of sculptures, photography, drawings to books. The show is ongoing till September 4th so don’t forget to take a peak!
As soon as entering room 210 I was surrounded by a mesmerizing collection of artwork in all colors, shapes and forms. It was like entering a treasure chest, where you can simply tell that there is a meaningful story behind the arrays of books and art. I had a delightful encounter with Greg Newton, co-founder of the Bureau of General Services. He explained to me that the show “Persons of Interest” referred to artists that had specifically lived through or past away during the unfortunate AIDS and HIV epidemic in the 80’s. These artists were active in the East Village art scene during the time of the tragedy. And if you’ve been paying attention to the news, tragedies within the queer groups are ongoing, yes I’m referring to the shooting in Orlando on June 12’th. Stay strong guys! So basically, the exhibit showcases and supports those artists along with presenting a wide-range of inspiring books and magazines, my favorite was the Hello Mr. magazine series! Seriously guys, it is an eye-opening experience just to see how much good art is out there!
It became immediately clear as I stepped into this wonderfully eclectic collection of artwork in all mediums that the purpose was to create a safe, welcoming and curiosity provoking haven that can speak to everyone of all genders, sexuality and race (what a wonderful message right!). Greg explained to me that the purpose of the Bureau of General Services since 2012 had been to spread awareness of queer culture. They are invested in encouraging “mindfulness, intellectual curiosity, justice, compassion, and playfulness.” All those attributes are evident as soon as passing the two all-gendered bathrooms on the left before entering room 210. It was quite the experience!
The overall atmosphere of the gallery is casual, comfortable and, if I may, homie. The sense of familiarity generated by the neat intimate distribution of bookshelves and artwork provide a friendly flavor for ALL visitors. There is something for EVERYONE! And that’s the whole point… ANYONE, ANYWHERE can experience queerness. The concept of queering means straying from the norm right? But what is normal! I don’t know about you but I’ve certainly never felt “normal…” If you have ever felt unique and different in your lifetime, drop by to see their wonderful artwork this summer to help support the message: That it’s OK to be different and in fact NORMAL! You will also find some of Art Markit’s most unique merchandises in the show, which is well… always a plus right? Continue enjoying your summers guys! Every day is a new day, so experience something new every day!
The show is on all summer till September 4th! Check out their website for more information! -> PERSONS OF INTEREST
Art To Art: Carlton DeWoodyJune 14, 2016
Carlton DeWoody, is an artist and designer from New York City. His artwork has been shown and collected internationally, and he has participated in performances at The Armory, Miami Basel, and Performa. In addition to his fine art practice, he is co-founder and creative director of Reunion Goods & Services, a studio focused on interior design and brand identity.
Art To Art: NechoArtJune 3, 2016
Necho works with a variety of mediums to create art which expands consciousness and emanates harmony.
Art To Art: JANUS – Julieann HuMay 25, 2016
JANUS is a collaborative retail brand between Georgia McGovern and Julieann Hu. Based out of Philadelphia & New York . They offer one of a kind hand painted garments.
The “Seven Magic Mountains” Create A Rainbow in the DesertMay 16, 2016
On May 11, colors never seen in the desert appeared as vibrant and radiant as the sun. Dynamically painted sculptures towered over the dry ground and stood out against the arid landscape of the Nevada desert. Located 10 miles from Las Vegas Swiss artist Ugo Rondinone’s exhibit, Seven Magic Mountains (S Las Vegas Blvd, Nevada 89054), was installed and open to the public, free of charge.
The enormous formations were created by stacking massive boulders in a variety of colors on top of one another. Rondinone stated “ Stacking stones is such a universal impulse, an activity that has gone on around the world as long as humans have been here.”
Rondinone was influenced by the city of Las Vegas and the surrounding environment. He stated “You cannot ignore Las Vegas. You have a contrary air between the city lights and the natural setting of the desert. What fascinates me is the silence,..”
Unlike typical land art, which incorporates forms into the surrounding terrain, these towering formations seem to contrast with their natural environment. Yet the work ultimately engages in a playful interaction with the landscape, creating a seamless union between the natural and the man-made.
The exhibit was produced by Art Production Fund and the Nevada Museum of Art and is Rondinone’s largest public art installation to date. It will be installed for the next two years.
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Peter D. Gerakaris recent work – The Surrey: Floating GardenMay 6, 2016
By: Kaitlyn T LeThe Floating Garden is Gerakaris‘s most recent work, and is a mixed media installation commissioned at the Surrey Hotel NYC, at its private rooftop garden. This array of color is a beautiful piece of art in the middle of the Surrey rooftop, providing a landscape of the city around it. The Floating Garden will be shown throughout Frieze Week 2016, and will be followed by an unveiling to the public on May 20.The garden by the installation was designed by Rebecca Cole Grow, and the greenery with the contrast of light and dark purples compliment the earthy tones in the installation. The piece as a whole is incredibly eye catching and demands attention, definitely a show-stopper. Its colors and design are intriguing and the city landscape also contrasts with the artwork itself. The whole piece comes together, along with the background of the city and the rooftop garden itself, to make a beautifully comprehensive and aesthetically pleasing installation.
Art To Art: Jillian SiegelMay 6, 2016
Jillian Siegel is an art therapist, classically trained ballerina turned contemporary dancer, and installation artist, model, curator, and co-founder of Collective Craft, a company that produces and curates site-specific art.
How An Artist Funded Her Own MasterpieceMay 2, 2016
By: Sung Hyun Yoon
This perfume bottle was created by and appropriately named after the famous artist Niki De Saint Phalle. It features a brilliant, blue, cobalt body and a stopper that consists of intertwined snakes. But more importantly, this bottle contributed to one of the greatest exhibitions/parks that exists in Europe today; The Tarot Garden.
Niki De Saint Phalle came up with the idea for the garden after she envisioned it in a dream during her time in an asylum. As a result, Saint Phalle wanted the garden to instill a sense of freedom and joy she was unable to experience during her time in the asylum.
During the construction of the famous Tarot Garden in Tuscany, Italy, Saint Phalle started to create her own products in order to help fund the project. Unlike other artists and exhibitions, the garden was not commissioned or funded.Thus in order to raise the necessary funds, she created this perfume and it was a huge success. According to the New Yorker, it funded a third of the whole project and caught the attention of greats such as Andy Warhol.
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