“La Couleur de l’Étrangeté” - An Art Show Tribute to the Films of Jean-Pierre Jeunet & Marc Caro

I am excited to announce that I will be part of Spoke Art's “La Couleur de l’Étrangeté” - An Art Show Tribute to the Films of Jean-Pierre Jeunet & Marc Caro.

The exhibition, which opens Saturday, May 9th and runs through May 30th, features paintings, sculptures, and prints that re-interpret and re-imagine the cinematic work of Jeunet and Caro, which includes such films as Amelie, City of Lost Children, and Delicatessen. Spoke Art is also teaming up with the historic Roxie Theater for a double-screening of Amelie and City of Lost Children on Saturday, May 23rd.

For more information please visit Spoke Art or contact them HERE.


“La Couleur de l’Étrangeté” - The Color of Strangeness
An Art Show Tribute to the Films of Jean-Pierre Jeunet & Marc Caro

Opening reception : May 9th, 6pm - 10pm 
On view: May 9th - 30th, 2015

Participating artists include:
Adam Ziskie, Lauren YS, Helice Wen, Thomas Walker, Von, Justin Van Genderen, Chris Valkov, Delphyne V, Mandy Tsung, Jonny Trousseau, Jess Suttner, Maria Suarez Inclan, Tatiana Suarez, Dean Stuart, Meghan Stratman, Conrad Roset, Ridge Rooms, Michelle Romo, Matt Ritchie, Fernando Reza, Bill Rebholz, Michael Ramstead, Simon Prades, Audrey Pongracz, Rich Pellegrino, Van Orton, Chelsea O’Byrne, Reuben Negron, David Moscati, Tessa Morrison, Guillaume Morellec, Scott Mitchell, Joesph Martinez, Michael Marsicano, Kemi Mai, Adam Lister, Nan Lawson, Conor Langton, Bartosz Kosowski, Caia Koopman, Tim Jordan, Sarah Joncas, Aaron Jasinski, Primary Hughes, Godmachine, Sam Gilbey, Serge Gay Jr., Monica Garwood, Little Friends, Jayde Fish, Valentin Fischer, Jessica Deahl, Joseph Crone, Johnny Crap, Charles Clary, Dan Christofersson, Matt Chase, Keith Carter, Sandi Calistro, Bungaloo, Ivonna Buenestro, Ryan Berkeley, Anne Benjamin, Jill Bencsits, Kelsey Beckett, Derek Ballard, Christine Aria, Ana Aranda, Oriol Angrill Jorda, Brianna Angelakis, Epyon5

Interview with PoetsArtists Magazine

Last month I was interviewed by PoetsArtists Magazine leading up to this month's opening of The Artist's Gaze: Seeing Women in the 21st Century, currently on view at Sirona Fine Art in Hallandale Beach, Florida. The exhibition features work by 40+ artists, each dealing with "the female form and persona... ith the artist themselves as subject, and in the greater context of the society we live in." 

Here is an excerpt from the interview: 

What compels you to the specific women you choose to paint?
Many of my models come to me as volunteers. Most have seen my watercolors online or in various galleries and are compelled for reasons entirely their own to be a part of the work. The majority have never even posed nude before. My work investigates the relationship between what we project in public and how we live in private. Much of the subject matter deals with body politics, sexuality, and identity. It’s all very personal and requires a level of involvement from the models that goes beyond posing - it asks that they share a part of their own story in addition to their likeness.
It’s not easy to open up like that, especially to a stranger, so I find that all of my models, regardless of gender and age, possess a level of bravery that I admire and am immediately drawn to. In many ways I don’t choose them, they choose me.

Click HERE to read the rest of the interview...

The Artist's Gaze: Seeing Women in the 21st Century

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I am pleased to announce that I am part of The Artist's Gaze: Seeing Women in the 21st Century, a two-part collaborative group exhibition curated by Victoria Selbach and organized by PoetsArtists Magazine and Sirona Fine Art

The Artist’s Gaze: Seeing Women in the Twenty-first Century focuses on those who seek to capture the reality and complexity of the women they choose to see, says Curator Victoria Selbach. The female form can be compelling appropriated as a talisman, simply an object of beauty, a call to desire, an icon of popular culture, a visage to portray a fetish in the artists personal fantasy, a character in a larger narrative, a stand in weighted with mythological symbolism and allegory, or a plaything for creative virtuosity.
— from the Press Release

The Artist's Gaze features work by over 40 artists including: Aleah Chapin, Alison Lambert, Alyssa Monks, Bernardo Torrens, Brian Booth Craig, Cesar Santos, Christian Johnson, Cindy Bernhard, Daliah Lina Ammar, Daniel Maidman, Delita Martin, Dorielle Caimi, Erica Elan Ciganek, Erin Anderson, Hollis Dunlap, Jaime Valero, Jason Bard Yarmosky, Jeff Faerber, Jennifer Balkan, Judith Peck, Krista Smith, Lauren Levato Coyne, Maria Kreyn, Mark Horst, Marshall Jones, Mary Beth McKenzie, Matthew Cherry, Melinda Whitmore, Mia Bergeron, Michelle Doll, Nadine Robbins, Nick Ward, Park Hyun Jin, Patrick Earl Hammie, Reuben Negron, Richard Thomas Scott, Ryan Shultz, Stephen Early, Stephen Wright, Susannah Martin, Tim Okamura, Victoria Selbach, Wesley Wofford, and Will Kurtz.

The entire exhibition is published in PoetsArtists #61: The Artist's Gaze: Seeing Women in the 21st Century, and includes writing by Steven Alan Bennett, Janice Bond, George Henoch Shechtman, Carter Jckson-Brown, Deanna Elaine Piowaty, Tim Smith, and Howard Tullman. PoetsArtists #61 is available in digital download and in print

Sirona Fine Art will host the exhibition in Hallandale Beach, Florida from Saturday, February 21st to Sunday, March 15, 2015.  The opening reception takes place from 6-9pm on Saturday, February 21st and includes complimentary cocktails and hor d’oeuvres. To attend, please rsvp to: info@sironafineart.com

I will be in attendance for the opening and hope, if you're in South Florida, to see you there. 

Alterity

I am pleased to announce that I will be part of Alterity,  The Lodge Gallery's first exhibition of 2015. Alterity features work by Emily Burns, Curt Hoppe, Rebecca Goyette, Frank Webster and Ulrike Theusner and will run from January 9th through January 24th. Check out the press release below for more information. 

Alterity

January 9 – January 24, 2015

Opening reception January 9, 7pm to 9pm

The Lodge Gallery is proud to usher in the new year with Alterity, a group exhibition featuring works by Reuben Negron, Emily Burns, Curt Hoppe, Rebecca Goyette, Frank Webster and Ulrike Theusner.

As individuals we choose to keep our personal obsessions with physical pleasure close to the vest, under the table and sometimes in the closet. As a society we are a lot bolder. We build our public fantasies on magazines, advertising campaigns and big budget films but inside we all long for a deeper connection to our true selves. Anyone who has dressed up for a masquerade or is accustomed to a uniform  knows the transforming effect that donning a costume can have. Useful as a largely positive mechanism for coping with social anxiety, we all dress up in our own self constructed costumes that mask our true selves in order to navigate the daily complications of our public lives. For some, the only way to explore more personal subjects such as desire, power, control and role reversal is to embrace an ulterior identity associated with a literal mask or costume to be donned as a shield of safety from judgement and public scrutiny. Sometimes these masks are literal and other times they are as subtle as an attitude or context. Each of us, in our own subjective way, learns to stitch together the necessary disguises we require in order to reconcile our pursuits of the baser instincts of human nature and to act out on our natural desires or secret fantasies. 

“People seldom change. Only their masks do. It is only our perception of them and the perception they have of themselves that actually change.” 

― Shannon L. Alder

 

The Lodge Gallery, founded by Keith Schweitzer and Jason Patrick Voegele, is located at 131 Chrystie Street on Manhattan’s Lower East Side. It is the exhibition venue of Republic Worldwide and serves as both an art space and a gathering place for hearty discourse and experimentation.