New Work On Display This Weekend At Fountain Art Fair

Come out this weekend!

  FOUNTAIN NEW YORK   MARCH 7-9  69th Regiment Armory, 68 Lexington Avenue, New York  fountainartfair.com    Press & VIP Preview to benefit the Detroit Institute of Arts  Friday, March 7, 12pm - 5pm   Opening Reception  Friday, March 7, 7pm - 12am    Saturday, March 8 12pm – Midnight.    Sunday, March 9 12 – 5pm      Fountain  returns to the 69th Regiment Armory featuring over 80 galleries, artists collectives, artists, and performers.  The fair opens Friday night at 7:00 PM with a VIP preview to benefit the Detroit Institute of Art, followed by the Opening Night Reception featuring a high flying performance curated by Grace Exhibition Space in collaboration with Analog/Analogue and DJ set by Nick Zinner of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. The following evening at 7:00 DJ collective The Deep will bring the dance party!  Exhibitors this year include galleries from Austria, Canada, Croatia, France, Germany, Japan, South Korea, and across the United States. Innovations for the New York 2014 edition will include the debut of daily panel discussions from 12:30pm - 2pm, with an emphasis on reaching new collectors and art lovers.

FOUNTAIN NEW YORK
MARCH 7-9
69th Regiment Armory, 68 Lexington Avenue, New York
fountainartfair.com

Press & VIP Preview to benefit the Detroit Institute of Arts
Friday, March 7, 12pm - 5pm

Opening Reception
Friday, March 7, 7pm - 12am
 

Saturday, March 8 12pm – Midnight. 

Sunday, March 9 12 – 5pm  

Fountain returns to the 69th Regiment Armory featuring over 80 galleries, artists collectives, artists, and performers.

The fair opens Friday night at 7:00 PM with a VIP preview to benefit the Detroit Institute of Art, followed by the Opening Night Reception featuring a high flying performance curated by Grace Exhibition Space in collaboration with Analog/Analogue and DJ set by Nick Zinner of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. The following evening at 7:00 DJ collective The Deep will bring the dance party!

Exhibitors this year include galleries from Austria, Canada, Croatia, France, Germany, Japan, South Korea, and across the United States. Innovations for the New York 2014 edition will include the debut of daily panel discussions from 12:30pm - 2pm, with an emphasis on reaching new collectors and art lovers.

Fanning the Flames Group Exibition & Rock Party

"Fanning The Flames" Group Exhibition

Opening Party - Saturday, January 11, 2014.

8pm - til - Late pm.

Brooklyn Fire Proof Gallery (and full service bar/restaurant)

119 Ingraham Street

Brooklyn, NY 11237

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FB Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/560072427414565/

 

Michael Hambouz and Mitchell King invite you to join them for the “Fanning The Flames” exhibit. The group exhibition features a diverse review of exciting work beginning within the hallowed walls of their Team O'brewligans band practice HQ in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, and radiating outward to include a select group of their incredibly clever and creative friends.

 

Come out and kick-off the New Year with an evening of art, drinks, friends, and music!

 

Featured Artists:

Christina Carrozza

Scott Chasse

Stephanie Colonna

Stephan Maze Georges

Michael Hambouz

Robin C. Hendrickson

Mitchell King & Ebru Yildiz

David Melrose

Allison Maletz

Sara Marie Miller

Michael O'Shea

Jamey Rahm

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TFUK (Francis Christie)

Libby VanderPloeg

Ken Weaver

 

Special performances by:

Don’t Sleep (featuring members of Don’t and The Big Sleep)

Cobretti

Growler

w/ interludes by DJ Good Times

Group Show Opening Party This Saturday!

Bring your dancing pants...that's a thing right? 

Group show opening party with Greenpoint brothers-in-art: 

Francis Christie, Mark Richards, Chris Smith, OMG Webcats, and Me

I will be unvailing the first 3 editions of my 'Black Metal / White Duvet' print series. Come check it out! 

 

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blood, sweat, and easels...and more blood...showtime welcomes me back

Latest painting project for Showtime has gone live--on the web (YouTubeVimeo and Showtime) over the weekend and over the cable airwaves this week! Already nearly 300,000 views in 3 days! Definitely my grimmest work- executed completely from above on stretched canvas with an eye dropper and a top secret recipe of blood...err...paint... More on the behind the scenes process at Behance

Enjoy and pass it on!

BAM show party pix!

BAM Show was a big success! The show’s two-month-run just came to close last week. Almost all pieces sold, and we had an overwhelming 200+ guest turnout for our official reception on March 1.

BAM homecoming and installation pix

Next Friday marks the public opening of my collaborative portrait project with photographer partner Michael O’Shea at BAM. The show will be on display in BAM’s Diker Gallery through March. Having spent many of my formative professional years working at BAM, it feels amazing to be welcomed back in this capacity. In fact, many of the subjects in this project are friends, colleagues, and mentors that I encountered during my time at BAM, and later during my tenure at Pratt Institute--and some have ties to both institutions. We will be donating a percentage of proceeds from all sales towards the BAMart program and Pratt endowed scholarship funds to keep the spirit of this project moving full-circle. Visit collabculture.com for more details.

high-fashion... low-brow

My pal Milton’s limited addition clothing line, M. Carter, has just released its annual “Faces of Death” t-shirt series that pays tribute to celebrities that have passed away during the calendar year. Each year the design incorporates a select celebrity portrait submitted by a unique and different artist. This year’s edition features the drawing of Ernest Borgnine that I sketched moments after hearing of his passing back in April. It has been a rough year indeed.

Order now, before they’re gone--they go fast!

small wonder

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Group show of small works coming up in Greenpoint. Now’s your chance to swoop up the first 2 pieces in my Big Things...small canvases series, each priced to sell for the holidays at $222, and both framed in beautiful custom handcrafted pine floater frames built by jack-of-all-trades friend and bandmate Jeremy Hoar. All pieces in the show will be sold for $300 or below.

CALICORNUCOPIA

oliver stone project: paintings come to life on the big screen (or little screen, depending on your tv size)

I just wrapped up an exciting project for Oliver Stone’s new docu-mini-series on Showtime,Untold History of the United States. I created a full hand-painted alphabet to be used for all promotional materials connected with the series along with several large-scale abstract acrylic paintings and splatters to serve as the backdrop for the text. I lit and photographed all painted type and backdrops immediately upon execution to allow for the still wet sheen and thick painterly textures to shine through despite the fancy digitized layering and animation--very cool--I am super pleased with the results. Promo video below for your perusal...for best resolution tune in to Showtime (just started airing over the weekend). More on the behind the scenes process at Behance

new collaborative culture project portraits completed

Sorry for the long delayed update! I have been so busy painting and working on proposals, that I have long neglected site updates. So you asked for them, here they are. I have completed four new pieces in the collaborative culture portrait project (high res versions can be found in my painting gallery for greater detail)

  Karen , BAM Opera House,  30”x40”, Acrylic and Varnish on   Canvas, 2012

Karen, BAM Opera House, 30”x40”, Acrylic and Varnish on Canvas, 2012

KAREN BROOKS HOPKINS, President, Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM). 

I owe Karen for everything that I know about fundraising for the arts. Karen eats, breaths, and sleeps fundraising, Brooklyn, and BAM...when I first met her, frankly, she terrified me- I had never encountered anyone so passionate about an institution and its mission... her intensity was overwhelming...luckily the terror did not last for very long...I soon got her, and I absolutely adored and admired this amazing woman, and still do. Under KBH’s direction and mentorship, I learned a very simple concept- the real key to successful fundraising is simply sincerely caring about your mission and cause...if you do not, you should just pack your bags and get out of the way...a team that doesn’t wholly care is a much bigger obstacles to fundraising than a weak economic climate for sure! 

I painted Karen in BAM’s Howard Gilman Opera House- an incredibly beautiful space that fills many of my fondest memories of my BAM tenure--to paint Karen in the Opera House was an incredible thrill and wild challenge, and the completed piece really captures a significant era in my life with loving brushstrokes.  Thank you KBH!

To support Karen’s efforts and BAM, please GO HERE NOW

  Barbaralee ,  30”x40”, Acrylic and Varnish on  Canvas, 2012

Barbaralee, 30”x40”, Acrylic and Varnish onCanvas, 2012

BARBARALEE DIAMONSTEIN-SPIELVOGEL, Art/Design/Architecture Advocate, Vice Chair of NYSCA, Landmark Preservation Pioneer/Champion, Author...the list goes on and on...but to me, Barbaralee has served as one of my strongest advocates from student scholarship benefits that I produced for Pratt Institute to fully encouraging my artistic vision, talents, and pursuits when choosing to leave Pratt to paint full-time and beyond. Thank you BLD-S! And thank you for the opportunity to reinterpret the work of many artists that I absolutely adore from your private collection in this piece--many tributes paid in this piece.

To view an incredible archive of Barbaralee’s 70’s/80’s interviews of art, design and architecture-world visionaries, including Edward Albee, Leo Castelli, and Frank Gehry GO HERE NOW

  Marjorie ,  30”x40”, Acrylic and Varnish on  Canvas, 2012

Marjorie, 30”x40”, Acrylic and Varnish onCanvas, 2012

MARJORIE KUHN, Arts Advocate, Philanthropist, Fundraising Student, and Partner-in-Shenanigans

Where do I start with MK? First of all, Marjorie supports everything I do, sometimes enthusiastically and sometimes begrudgingly...but always supports me and makes time for me. And vice versa- I will always be there for MK and help her when she needs me. Marjorie is a beautiful soul- she is kind, caring, thoughtful, and sincere. Over the years I have met many NYC arts supporters...but Marjorie was the first and the last that I have met that also happened to be enrolled in professional fundraising/development courses at Columbia...wha?! Who does this?! And the answer is someone that cares sooo much that simply giving financial support is not enough (anyone with means can do that). Marjorie wanted to know more. She wanted to know the full machine--from what her role was and how she could grow and further help, what exactly I did and why I did it, and so on and so on. It’s like deciding to raise and nurture your own apple tree---garnering utmost appreciation and satisfaction from the fruit that it yields, even though it would be a lot easier to simply pick up an apple on the corner and never think twice about it. Marjorie is an incredible friend, a respected colleague, parent, and a lover of classic rock...enough said--she is amazing. For this piece it was incredibly important to me that I capture her inner and outer beauty along with a striking ethereal portrait of her grandmother/namesake looking over her in the background. I can only hope that my sincere admiration is visible in each brushstroke.

Marjorie- thank you for being Marjorie!

We might always debate the artistic merits of Steely Dan, but as this is her favorite band, in honor of Marjorie, I will admit for the first time here that I secretly really love this SD song- mp3 player below. Enjoy!

  Karen, Knoll Showroom ,  30”x40”, Acrylic and Varnish on   Canvas, 2012

Karen, Knoll Showroom, 30”x40”, Acrylic and Varnish on Canvas, 2012

KAREN STONE, Design Director, Knoll Inc.; Adjunct Associate Professor of Industrial Design, Pratt Institute, and Hilarious Friend

One thing that I really regret during my tenure at Pratt Institute is that my opportunity to collaborate on projects with faculty and students was quite limited...not enough hours in the day, and sometimes too much of a disconnect between paths. Despite this, I was very fortunate to make Karen Stone’s acquaintance and forge a creative team to be reckoned with for years, and a friendship for life. In addition to Karen working and traveling full-time as design director for Knoll, one of the most incredible furniture design companies in the world, but as a dedicated Pratt alumna, she also found time to not only come back and teach a course each semester, but also volunteer her time to help me mentor a top industrial design student to create a unique, sculptural award for the honorees at the annual Pratt Legends event that I produced. Each year the students and the final pieces were incredible--and the experience for the students was a professional development and artistic highlight of their academic careers--in fact I’ve continued to stay in touch with many of the students and have been thrilled to offer letters of recommendation as they continue to grow and excel in their lives. Absolute magic. I couldn’t have achieved this without Karen, and her sleepless efforts and unwavering support, all handled with grace and humor, left a great impression on me. Karen you’re amazing, and I’m confident that our collaborative partnership has only just begun. For this piece I wanted to capture: Karen’s infectious smile; her “favorite color” which changes minute to minute depending on emotion and depending on the specific “thing” we’re talking about; and her biggest fear of not being able to see colors. I felt that capturing Karen in front of a full color spectrum wall of textile samples at the Knoll Showroom--lovingly hand-mixing each individual and unique hue/texture--was the perfect way to immortalize Karen forever surrounded in favorite colors.

Thank you Karen!

To see Karen in action, GO HERE NOW!