“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.

אליס מזרחי- דרך העדשה שלי

גלריה בזל

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.

 

5 pointz Mural

10 Jul

Hey all,

Been on the grind for the past few months and now that summer is here I’m excited to be out on the streets painting. Here’s a piece I recently did at 5 pointz. Check it. Image

THE LAUNDROMAT PROJECT in Harlem- 6.24.12 from 12-3pm

21 Jun

Bleach Batik | June 24, 2011 

12pm – 3pm
The Laundry Room
143 West 116th Street, Harlem

Led by Alice Mizrachi

Inspired by the process of Batik fabric dyeing, participants use bleach instead of wax to create their own neighborhood-inspired textiles. Use your imagination and bleach to make a design that reflects a part of your neighborhood, whether it’s a person or place, past or present.

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LADIES FIRST- 6.30.12 in Harlem

21 Jun

James Top Productions
in Associations with The Azucarera NYC Gallery Presents:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Ladies First
“Ladies First” an all Female Graffiti Art Exhibition
Sugar Hill, Harlem, New York City, June 4, 2012

Who: James Top Productions in associations with The Azucarera NYC Gallery Presents: “Ladies First”
What: Female Graffiti Artists
Where: The Azucarera NYC Gallery, 414 West 145 Street, New York, NY
When: Saturday June 30, 2012 from 3:00pm to 8:00pm
Why: To see current works from all female graffiti artists.

Uptown NYC gave birth to graffiti art in the early 1970’s. Barbara 62, Eva 62 and Stoney where female writers
who gave great contributions to the evolution in those early years.
On Saturday June 30, 2012 from 3:00pm to 8:00pm a selected group of international all female graffiti artists
will present current works on canvas during the “Ladies First” exhibition. This will be the first all female graffiti art
presentation uptown ever according to curator, James Top. To see their creativity, genius and expression will leave
you in awe one canvas at a time.

“Ladies First” is the evolution of the female graffiti artists and the show to see.
There will be a VIP/Media/Sponsors Only Opening on Friday June 29, 2012 from 6:00pm to 10:00pm.
RSVP is required for attendance: graffitinyctv@gmail.com.
The General Public Opening will be on Saturday June 30, 2012 from 3:00pm to 8:00pm.
RSVP is required for attendance: graffitinyctv@gmail.com.

Featured Artists: Scratch, Vik, Shiro, Grape 897, Diva, Erotica 67, Redy Roc Reds, DollFace, Pink Eye, Mythe,
Danielle Mastrion, AM, Erin Yoshi, Marthalicia Matarrita, QA, Elan and many others.
For Artist Bio’s and Profiles log on to: http://www.jamestopproductions.com/ladiesfirst

Music By: DJ Soe TOP/X-MEN
Spoken Wordz By: “Be” The Poet

About the Venue: The Azucarera NYC Gallery is Sugar Hill’s most exclusive gallery, located at 414 West 145 Street
(btw St. Nicholas & Convent Avenues.) in the basement level.
The gallery will host “Ladies First” from June 30, 2012 to September 3, 2012
Nearest Subways: A, B, C, D or 1 trains to the 145th Street Station.
For more info and directions, please visit http://www.azucareranyc.com
For media and sponsorship inquires, please contact James TOP at graffitinyctv@gmail.com or call 917.361.5483.

 

Welling Court Mural Project 2012

21 Jun

I always enjoy working with Alison and Garrison on The Welling Court Mural Project. I love the community, they are so cool and make all the artists feel welcome. It’s great to do art work in the boro I hail from and of course working with my friends is the best feeling ever! This year I had my friend Kuky from Spain who is a street artist so we collabo’d. The music was bumping, great vibes, good food and of course good peeps. What more can you ask for in a block party!!! Peep the flicks.

 

AM x REEBOK x BASQUIAT at RIME

21 Jun

After The Stairwell Project, my friend Sienide suggested I get involved with a project at Rime in BK. Reebok just came out with a new line of kicks dedicated to Basquiat and they were looking for artists to display works inspired by Jean-Michel. So I participated along with a few other artists and the community voted on their favorites for a chance to win a pair of the collabo Reeboks and a gift certificate at Rime in Cobble Hill. I won third place and was happy to go shopping after. It was a nice community event to support the store and connect with fellow artists.

Sienide, Eric Orr and myself outside of RIME.

In loving memory of SAMO.

BUSHWICK OPEN STUDIOS- The Stairwell Project

21 Jun

This year I was invited to participate in Bushwick’s Open Studio. TATU for Xmental University brought me on board to create a mural for The Stairwell Project in Ridgewood. It was a great turn out supported by community leaders, locals, artists and of course some of the youth from Xmental U. Peep some of the photos to see how we rocked out! A special thank you to Bridgette and Tatu for making this jam a great unforgettable experience.

IT’S all LOVE!!

Eric Orr, Sienide and Bridgette taking a break.

TATU introducing me to the community leaders.

Wow- I was high up there on that ladder, first time I did a stairwell production- thanks for all your help Sienide:)

Marthalicia Mattarita gets down as well- the ladies in da HOUSE!!!

My finished angel ascending to heaven.

Time to cut the ribbon for the STAIRWELL MURAL PROJECT:)