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ILLUSTRATING BLACKNESS
May
24
to May 31

ILLUSTRATING BLACKNESS

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ILLUSTRATING BLACKNESS: Bearden, Glaser, Lawrence & Warhol, at La Maison D'Art Gallery, 259 West 132nd Street, through May 30th, 2018

Reception Thursday May 24th, 6-8PM

Exhibit through May 31st, 2018

The Harlem historian and collector John T. Reddick, draws from his collection the works of four prominent 20th century artists, Romare Bearden, Milton Glaser, Jacob Lawrence and Andy Warhol, and reflects on how they each "ILLUSTRATED BLACKNESS." Exhibiting posters, album covers, book-jackets and magazine covers the show illuminates on how these four unique artists captured African American spirit, history and celebrities for presentation and consumption by a broader public audience.

 

Contact the gallery at 718-593-4108 for viewing.

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Passenger Pigeon Press - 1st Anniversary Launch Art exhibit
Nov
3
to Dec 9

Passenger Pigeon Press - 1st Anniversary Launch Art exhibit

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Friday, Nov. 3, 2017 6-9PM

Passenger Pigeon Press

Opening Reception @ La Maison d'Art - 6-9PM

Passenger Pigeon Press (PPP), in collaboration with Art In FLUX and La Maison d’Art, presents a group show celebrating the 1st Anniversary of the launch of PPP.  Artist and educator, Tammy Nguyen started this grassroots print outfit with an activist and storytelling flair in the Fall of 2016.  PPP addresses geopolitics, science, and identity through visual art and writing.  In its first year, PPP covered politically urgent issues including endangered species, labor rights, WWII history, sports rules, local NY history, and gastronomy using a nuanced storytelling craft. The exhibition features all of the year one contributors to Passenger Pigeon Press including artists, writers, historians, and scientists, offering a glimpse into their larger practices.

 

Historian Andrew Stein, for example, offers a bookshelf of his selected reading on Queer Caribbean studies. The young poet, Chayce Marshall, presents a piece about the buds of a tree while the nomadic lyricist Andrew Hughes shares a story of lies from a place in Spain.   Visual artists Meena Hasan, Didier William and Ronny Quevedo present intimate artworks extrapolated from their personal stories.   

Opening night will debut the Fall issue of Martha’s Quarterly and PPP’s new artist collaboration with Patricia Nguyen, lead artist from Chicago based collective Axis Lab.  The 2017 Fall issue of Martha’s Quarterly, entitled Paper Tiger speaks about false power fronted by an outward display of bravado. This issue features the work of curator Larry Ossei-Mensah, poet Saretta Morgan, and history teacher Lorne Swarthout. The Patricia Nguyen and Axis Lab collaboration celebrates and mournes the immigrant community of Argyle in Chicago whose people are being displaced as the neighborhood gentrifies.   

Artists:    Andrew Hughes, Andrew Stein, Chayce Marshall, Davey Barr, Didier William, Emily Nguyen, Emma Colbert, Genevieve Erin O'Brien, Kenny Rivero, Kevin Collier, Larry Ossei-Mensah, Lorne Swarthout, Mauricio Cortes, Meena Hasan, Patricia Nguyen, Peniel Dimberu, Richard Tran, Ronny Quevedo, Samuel Snow, Saretta Morgan, Tammy Nguyen, Téa Chai Beer, Tinashe Mushakavanhu, Tran Minh Duc

Inquiries:     Tammy Nguyen, fly@passengerpigeonpress.com,  718-877-1600

 

 

 

 

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"Styles & Storytellers: Volume 1" - Group Exhibit
May
11
to Jun 30

"Styles & Storytellers: Volume 1" - Group Exhibit

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Styles & Storytellers is the first installment of a series of exhibits and artist talks created by artist J.T. Liss. 4 unique artists, 4 unique styles, 4 completely different stories about their lives and work. Featuring Marthalicia Matarrita (muralist, painter), Jeff Henriquez (Photorealist painter & muralist), Misha Tyutyunik (muralist, painter) & J.T. Liss (Photographic Artist), “Styles & Storytellers” focuses on the power that storytelling in art can have in changing our worldviews. Each artist is intentional in their work and in the message they want to convey. In this exhibit you will not hear any artist respond with “What do you think this piece is about?” In “Styles & Storytellers” you will be drawn in by the beauty of the work and sparked by a conversation that may change the way you see the world. For if a new thought can enter the mind, even for the briefest of moments, then change has a chance. Come join us and be part the conversation.

“Styles & Storytellers: Volume 1”
Opening Reception: Thursday, May 11th 6-9pm

Exhibit through June 30, 2017
Location: La Maison d’Art (259 West 132nd Street, Harlem)

Featured Artists

J.T. Lis (@JTLissPhotoArt)
J.T. Liss is an East Harlem based photographic artist, poet and educator. His work combines multiple layers, sometimes up to 31 different photographs merged together, to create hidden imagery and symbolism that reflect society, religion, love and the universe around and within us.

Jeff Henriquez (@jartista)

As a portrait artist of the mundane, I get my inspiration from the pedestrian icons you see every day walking around Brooklyn, Chinatown, Bronx or the lower east side of Manhattan, but which are often ignored by most people. Mail boxes, abandoned call boxes, and old pay phones are some of my favorites. I find the beauty in the “vandalism“, and bring these objects into focus to slow down time and make the viewer stop and exist quietly in the chaos of the marks left on them.

Marthalicia Matarrit (@marthalicia)
Matarrita Born and raised in Harlem, New York City. Marthalicia has many art disciplines such as drawing, sculpting, painting and creating large murals and is always expanding in new mediums. Current area of art dialogue is based on educating the harmony between animals and humans, in many unique presentations.

Misha Tyutyuni (@mdot_season)
Misha Tyutyunik aka Mdot is a Ukrainian born, prolific, painter, muralist, street artist and illustrator living and working out of Brooklyn, New York. A graduate of Pratt Institute, he has been making art his whole life. His murals shine on walls throughout the five boroughs, Philadelphia, Washington D.C., Miami and Mexico, while his paintings and illustrations are in collections all over the world.

Sponsors

SMART Bee (@smartbeer)
Corner Social Restaurant & Ba (@cornersocial) 

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