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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Bronx Wall 2012

28 Sep

Last week I painted in the BX with Clark & Erotica. Good times, good vibes and good weather.

Check the slideshow below. Shout out to Clark & Erotica for the invite and for Lenny holding down the sticker production. Lots coming up so stay tuned…

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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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“PURPLE” October 19, 2012 from 6-9pm at Causey Contemporary Gallery

4 Sep
Eleven Female Artists take over Causey Contemporary Gallery in an exhibition exploring the color Purple
 
August 2012, Brooklyn, NY — This autumn, eleven female contemporary artists will explore Purple  as a color, word and psychological context in a freestyle exhibition where medium, formal strategies and process intersect to create original content.
 
Purple will be on view at Causey Contemporary Gallery, 92 Wythe Avenue in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, from October 19 – November 18, 2012, with an opening reception from 6pm – 9pm on Friday, October 19th. This exhibition is produced by YOUNITY, an international collective of urban female visual artists, designers and craftswomen. The collective collaborates on creative projects, resource networks, mentoring of youth, community building, and the production of art exhibitions that promote women in the arts.
 
Curated by Diana McClure and YOUNITY co-founder Alice Mizrachi, this exhibition features a group of internationally recognizable street, mural, urban and contemporary artists from across the United States and abroad including: Alice Mizrachi, Diana McClure, Gilf!, Lady Pink, Lichiban, Miss Van, Olek, Priscila De Carvalho, Queen Andrea, Ritzy Periwinkle, and Sofia Maldonado.
 
From electric purple, Tyrian purple and Han purple, to purple prose, purple patches and human color psychology, the color purple has been tapped by the musician Prince, the author Alice Walker, the French art publication Purple Journal, and the ancient world, to convey a certain psychological vibration, spiritual energy or visual message.  In this exhibition, each artists’ interpretation of purple aims to unlock new readings on the visceral, intellectual, conceptual, spiritual and pleasurable aspects of the color purple.
 
For further information about Purple or the artists involved, contact the CauseyContemporary Gallery, 718 218 8939 or info@causeycontemporary.com
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ARTISTS who are also WOMEN… article by Vandalog

14 Aug

Thank goodness for press who give props to the women out there doing their thing! You all know I am big on reppin’ the ladies. I have made it my personal mission over the years to make sure we stir shit up and get recognized for our hard work. 

THANKS to Vandalog for making it happen and big THANK YOU to Robin Grearson for writing it. 

http://blog.vandalog.com/2012/07/artists-who-are-also-women/

check it out!!!!

Bazel Gallery presents a solo exhibition by ALICE MIZRACHI- 8.16.12 from 6-10pm

14 Aug

Hello all,

Please feel free to attend my opening in Tel Aviv at Bazel Gallery on August 16th from 6-10 pm. Info is below.

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בתערוכה זו מוצגת סדרת עבודות חדשות שחוקרות וחושפות את השקפתה וראייתה הייחודית של אליס מזרחי.

“דרך העדשה שלי”, האמנית מאפשרת לנו הצופים התבוננות בעולמה ובמסעותיה בעולם. מזרחי מביאה אל קידמת הבמה את מראות היומים המוכרים, הידועים והשיגרתיים ומחוללת בהם טרנספורמציה ותרגום מחודשים שמתבטאים בציוריה בעזרת: שימוש בקולאז’, רישום מהיר, עיוות וצבעוניות עזה מתוך מתן דגש לעולם ההדפס אשר עליו התחכנה.

“אני מושפעת מאנשים בהם אני נתקלת בדרכי, מרגשותיהם, אישיותם, תווי פניהם ודרך חייהם. אני מנסה לתפוס את התחושה והרגש הספונטניים שאנשים מעניקים לי בכל רגע נתון.”

אליס מזרחי היא בוגרת Parsons”” אקדמיה לעיצוב בניו יורק, אמנית בפועל ואוצרת מניו יורק שהציגה במוזיאונים וגלריות ברחבי העולם:

Powerhouse gallery, Colette, Fifty 24LA, Crewest, Intermedia Arts, Museum of Contemporary Art in DC and The National Women’s Museum in DC.

קשרה החזק לאומנות רחוב ולעירוניות ניכר בעבודותיה ובציורי הקיר הגדולים אשר מעטרים את הערים ברחבי העולם.

לפרטים נוספים:

גלריה בזל- 03-6024957

מייל- bazelgallery@014.net.il.

אליס מזרחי (אתר)- http://www.am-files.com

Bazel Gallery presents Alice Mizrachi in a solo exhibition entitled Through My Lens

August 2012, Tel Aviv, Israel  — This summer, Alice Mizrachi presents a series of new works that explore the artist’s vision. Through My Lens is an observation of people, objects and characters the artist sees on the streets and how she interprets them.

 Through My Lens will be on view at Bazel Gallery, 1 Hashlah Street in Tel Aviv, Israel, from August 16- September 16, 2012, with an opening reception from 18.00- 22.00 on Thursday, August 16. 

 Curated by Bazel Gallery, this exhibition features work from a native New York street artist,  Alice Mizrachi with a focus on figurative works. From her travels and people she meets on the street, Alice Mizrachi has captured the essence of each person shown with a raw sensitivity to color and line. Mizrachi’s vivid artworks interprets a magnified lens through which she observes individuals.

“I am inspired by things I see on the streets; objects, personalities, faces, and ways of life. I aim to capture the emotions of the individuals I see with a spontaneous rhythm” .

Alice Mizrachi is a Queens based artist, curator, educator and community organizer. With a focus on the figure abstracted through color, line and pattern, Mizrachi’s work draws from an inner reserve of spontaneous raw emotion. As a master of materials, grounded in painting and printmaking, her respect for the mediums she works with is as important as the charged imagery she creates. She has exhibited work in galleries and museums worldwide including Powerhouse Gallery, Colette, Fifty 24LA, Crewest, Intermedia Arts, Museum of Contemporary Art in DC, and The National Women’s Museum in DC and most recently in solo shows in Paris and Tel Aviv.  With strong ties to the urban art world, Mizrachi’s early work focused on the vibrant tranquility of city life and earned her profiles in niche publications Giant Magazine, Juxtapoz and Square Rootz. In addition to work on 2D surfaces, she has painted murals worldwide and begun to delve into sculptural objects made from found materials. With over 10 years of experience as an Arts Educator, Mizrachi has merged all of her interests as co-founder of the YOUNITY Arts Collective since 2006.  The all-female urban art collective produces a variety of creative enterprises annually including exhibitions, panel discussions, mural productions, and youth workshops. Mizrachi is also a graduate of the Parsons School of Design in New York City.