10/2/14 LOBBY GALLERY 1133 AVE OF THE AMERICAS
Photos by Timothy Mulcare
Photos by Timothy Mulcare
The Durst Organization & chashama
September 10 – November 21, 2014
1133 Avenue of the Americas
(between 43rd and 44th)
RECEPTION FOR THE ARTIST
Thursday, October 2, 6-8pm
For his Factory Made series, Brooklyn-based multimedia artist Michael Hambouz hand-cuts paper stock from independently-owned, family-run French Paper Company to create vibrant, abstracted scenes of the very factory where the paper is produced. The exhibition includes 18 new large-scale works by the artist, providing a glimpse into the operations of the 140-year-old American paper mill by showcasing the production process and machinery—from pulp to the final paper product—in a striking collage format.
The subject matter is of particular resonance to Hambouz, who grew up within a mile of the factory and began investigating it as a means of reconnecting with hometown of Niles, Michigan following the death of his mother in 2012. Emotionally and creatively drained, Hambouz found artistic inspiration in the factory and its paper—providing a departure from his previous works in acrylic paint. The resulting works celebrate small manufacturing, a geographical sense of home, and the simple, elegant beauty of cut paper collage.
Hambouz has exhibited work at Brooklyn Academy of Music, Pratt Institute, Fountain Art Fair, and numerous other New York City venues, and donates a portion of all sales to arts-related non-profit organizations. He received his bachelor of fine art’s degree in painting and sculpture from Antioch College.
SEPTEMBER 10 - NOVEMBER 21, 2014
1133 Avenue of the Americas
(between 43rd and 44th)
Open Monday-Friday, 8am-7pm
Reservations required, e-mail:
SALES AND INFORMATION
Janusz Jaworski, Curator
Come out this weekend!
"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
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!
Stephan Maze Georges
Robin C. Hendrickson
Mitchell King & Ebru Yildiz
Sara Marie Miller
TFUK (Francis Christie)
Special performances by:
Don’t Sleep (featuring members of Don’t and The Big Sleep)
w/ interludes by DJ Good Times
Calicornucopia 2 - Our Annual Holiday Exhibit of Affordable Art
Dec 13 - 21, 2013. Opening Fri, Dec 13, 7-10pm
On view Fridays & Saturdays, 12-5pm & by appointment.
Calico invites you to join us for the second annual “Calicornucopia” exhibit. Approximately a hundred pieces to choose from will be shown by artists from Brooklyn and beyond. This salon-style exhibit features a wide variety of small works priced $300 or less - everything ready to wrap - a virtual cornucopia of art.
Calico • 67 West St #206 • Greenpoint, Brooklyn 11222
Check out my latest illustrated ad job for Showtime's 'Episodes'!
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 MeI will be unvailing the first 3 editions of my 'Black Metal / White Duvet' print series. Come check it out!
That's right, recent & brand-spankin' new Paintings & Prints by me
Open Bar Draft Beers by Greenpoint's Brouwerij Lane (7-10PM)
How can you lose?
And the answer is...
That's the pitch. Oh, and free high 5's throughout the evening.
I am always excited to show work in my very own neighborhood at a local business that I 110% support.
Hope to see you there!
p.s. if you haven't looked at my site in a while, I recently launched a new and improved version- a few new bells and whistles including higher-res galleries and a curated streaming juke box for your rocking enjoyment
*if you do not enjoy art, beer, and/or good company, this might be tterrible for you
Latest painting project for Showtime has gone live--on the web (YouTube, Vimeo 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
On October 24th, my painting Todd and Kathy for David was featured in the ticketed talk, Égalité? Women as Artists and Patrons in an Age of Revolution, the 4th installment of Kathryn Galitz’s 6-part series Fraternité: French Artists from Revolution to Romanticism—A Lecture Series at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Though my Met debut did not technically involve one of my pieces hanging on a wall, my painting was indeed projected to larger-than-life scale alongside its compositional inspiration, Jacques-Louis David’s Antoine-Laurent Lavoisier (1743–1794) and His Wife (Marie-Anne-Pierrette Paulze, 1758–1836), 1788, to modernized comical effect.
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
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 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 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 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 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!