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Chashama Harlem Arts Factory Fest

7 Oct

I’m honored to participate in Chashama’s Harlem Arts Factory Fest next weekend. I will be presenting a brand new mural on 126th street. It should be a great turnout with lots of open studios, murals and transformed exhibition spaces to view.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

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A Weekend- Long Celebration of Art, Performances, and Open Studios

461 West 126th street New York New York 10027

Saturday, October 12 from 12-6pm; Sunday October 13 from 12-6pm.

 

“Windows of Love” solo exhibition in Tel Aviv Recap

15 Aug

the love of a signifiacant other

Love yourself first

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the love of animals
the-love-of-migration

the love of children

who do i love?

RECAP of past few months….

5 Aug

I know I know theres no excuse on why I haven’t posted anything in the last month. I been so busy with project I haven’t been able to keep up with the blog.

SO I’m about to play catch up. This year has been a whirlwind- so much work I felt overwhelmed at times. But now I am looking back and reflecting a bit on what went down. SO this post will be more of a recap. Lets see, I completed 6 Teaching artist residencies this year and a few shows, some walls, a piano project, and now a solo exhibition in Tel Aviv…. Heres some flicks of the past few months. Hope you’re all well!

Sing For Hope Piano Project:

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GILF! Ladies wall collaboration in Bushwick with Vexta, Cake, Sheryo, Elle and Gilf!

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Bushwick Collective Mural

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Welling Court Mural Project (collaboration with Olek)

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More on my next post about my TLV show and travels. Thanks for all your continued support!!!!

3 upcoming shows

7 Mar

Hi all,

Its been a minute since I last posted- I apologize for the disconnect. I just moved my apartment and well we all know what it’s like to uproot your home and relocate it. Especially when you been in the spot for 8 years. My landlord raised the rent $600 in my Sunnyside, Queens neighborhood and thats when I realized- she’s nuts and I had to go! GREEDY SLUMLORDS- New York is filled with them. The positive thing is I got a dope new spot in LIC/ Astoria border right by the water and parks and in a community that I have done a lot of work in- Welling Court. My new landlord is a community organizer and activist and I can actually chill with him, what a relief!!!! So with that I think my move is a positive one and I am truly looking forward to building more with my new community. I am also excited for my long walks to the park and bike rides along the water to come!!!!

On a biz note- I have 3 shows coming up. The first is a show with @MightyTanaka who has been repping me for the past year or so- I enjoy working with Alex, he is good people. It’s important for me to work with honest people who are truly making things happen in our community and contributing to the support of artists who need it….

So heres the info for this show:

http://www.fountainartfair.com

The next show:

DANGER TO THE DARKNESS: An Art Exhibit Benefiting A21

March 16, 2013 – April 13, 2013

Harlem, NY – Heath Gallery is proud to present “Danger to the Darkness”, a group art exhibition and fundraiser in support of The A21 Campaign, an organization committed to abolishing slavery and human trafficking in the 21st century.As passionately expressed by co-founder Christine Caine, the tragedy of kidnapping and sexual exploitation is a very real, prominent evil that can be prevented and eliminated through education, awareness, and action. Enter: Heath Gallery, with a fresh army of art activists.

“Danger to the Darkness” enlists creative minds from all disciplines to share glimpses of those powers that shine light into the dimmest corners of our collective existence.The walls of the landmark Harlem brownstone will be lined with thoughtfully assembled, personal images of redemption and triumph, and whose manifestations are fundamental testaments to the fortitude and resilience of the human spirit.

The Heath Gallery family invites you to join in contemplation and support of an urgent cause – one that can often seem worlds away.

Proceeds from the sale of all exhibited artwork will be used towards creating a safer, more peaceful global community via The A21 Campaign. Donations will also be accepted on a continuous basis throughout the duration of the exhibition. For more information about their work and mission,visitTheA21Campaign.org,or take part in the dialogue at our opening reception:

Saturday, March 16th, 6-9pm Heath Gallery
24 West 120th Street Harlem, NY 10027

Curated by Mike McManus and Aaron Valentin

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and the final exhibit is on March 14th from 7-11pm.

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Please come through to support this artist who has been incriminated for posting posters around NYC about drones. Great chance to support artists and get some good art for reasonable prices.

 

I’ll also keep you posted about my upcoming projects for Spring- Sing For Hope Pianos, Mural in Bushwick 5 pointz and collaborations with some AMAZING women!!!

Thanks for all the continued support folks- I love that you are part of the process of dreams coming true~

Art Basel Recap

12 Dec

Back to back- nonstop this fall!!! I’m so ready for a rested vacation on the beach somewhere secluded. No rest for me until after my next solo show at Weldon Arts this winter. For this art basel me and my studio collective went to Miami to do a show at Miami Light Project. We did an exhibition entitled PREMIERE and an exterior mural production. It was so much fun! Thanks to the staff at Miami Light Project- Beth Boone, Sevim, Rebekah, Estelle, Megan, Simone and Justin. Thanks to Clyde Valentin from Hi Arts, George at All the Right and Scott and Steve from Ur place for sponsoring the event. We appreciate all the support! Check out the select photos below.

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IMG_4839QA, KET, and PHETUS having fun during installation.

IMG_4842Carlos Mare striking a pose after installing his sculpture.

IMG_4848Ket getting it in at Miami Light Project for his installation.

IMG_4859Ezo doing a FREE AGENTS piece at Miami Light Project.

IMG_4864Dinner at Lost & Found- Phetus signs a polaroid that Ket took of us. Haven’t laughed this hard in a LOOOOONG time- good times

IMG_4885FREE AGENTS piece complete by Ezo.

IMG_4888AM prints hanging at Miami Light Project.

IMG_4892Phetus, Mare, and Beth Boone at Miami Light Project.

IMG_4905Me during opening night – photo by Ket.

IMG_4909Ket during opening night at MLP.

IMG_4915Phetus opening night.

IMG_4918Beth Boone and Tomas at MLP.

IMG_4922Queen Andrea opening night.

IMG_4926Klass reppin his subway maps. KLASSMATIC!

IMG_4931EZO opening night showing his amazing resin coated paintings.

IMG_4963Phetus getting down on the lift wearing an ALL THE RIGHT sponsored tee.

IMG_5029Beth hooked up these banners that were displayed in the city during Art Basel. Such a great surprise!!!

IMG_5068Our last night celebrating with Beth at Wynwood Cafe.

IMG_5085Roll call on the wall with thanks to MLP, Hi Arts and All the Right.

IMG_5098My installation at MLP.

IMG_5106Megan and Estelle holding it down during closing night:) Thanks for all your support ladies!

IMG_5111My fertility goddess rug displayed during the show- these can be purchased at http://www.urplace.com

IMG_5132Because we had such little time I had to finish painting until the very last minute. This wall was complete at 4:30 am and I had to be at the airport by 5am. No sleep!!! See you next year MIAMI!!!!!

 

 

PURPLE recap

26 Nov

Hi all,

It has been a crazy whirlwind of shows, murals and events this season. NONSTOP. The PURPLE exhibition was a great success and I felt really great about showing next to some of the dopest ladies in the game today. Please see some recap photos to get a sense of how the show went if you weren’t there.

Thanks to all the artists in the show- Diana McClure, Gilf!, Lady Pink, Lichiban, MissVan, Olek, Priscila de Carvalho, Queen Andrea, Ritzy Periwinkle, and Sofia Maldonado. I also want to give a very special thank you to Tracy, Nina and Mark at Causey Contemporary Gallery who have been a great pleasure to work with for this exhibition. A special thank you to Lenny Collado who assisted in hanging the show, Yvette Devito for all her continued work and support of the collective, Free5 who is always their with a helping hand and supportive of any work we do, Doc who blessed us with his great music selection opening night and Shir Lieberman who is Olek’s assistant and pitched in to help with the signage of the show.  Last but not least THANKS to all of you who supported and attended the show at some point during the month. Your support is greatly appreciated, THANK YOU ALL!

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“THROUGH MY LENS” Recap- Tel Aviv 2012

12 Sep

My trip to Israel this summer was eye opening and enlightening. I discovered things about my family history that I have been searching for. I found out my dad’s side of the family migrated to Israel from Cordoba, Spain during the Spanish Inquisition. I met some family members who I havent been connected to in over 15 years and I visited places my parents lived and worked in Tel Aviv.  I decided to use this new information I gathered  in my second solo exhibition at Bazel Gallery. One spot I was particularly inspired by was a place near Rehov Hamasger where my dad worked in the 50’s. Currently this place is facing demolition and it once was the heart of the auto industry. My dad worked there for many years before migrating to New York. I was enamored by the tin shacks and the semi demolished walls that possessed so much character and history. I collected bits and pieces of the walls that were being torn down. After returning to this location numerous times I came across this wall- the very last wall standing in this area. I felt like I was collecting pieces of my dad’s history that were about to disappear forever. The significance of this place and remaining wall was included in my installation at the gallery. It is a mixture of  pieces I collected from this site as well as old frames I found at markets and antique frame shops. check out the pics below.

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