Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Face The Music

I'm working on a new oval piece right now in the studio that is predominately gray, with subtle hints of color, and this video echoes it so nicely. Music is such an integral part of my art practice and so I thought I would share this gem by Broadcast 2000!

Thursday, November 08, 2012

Art From The Boros

Recent work to be included in a group show at Denise Bibro Fine Art in NYC. Opening reception on November 15, 2012 from 5 - 9 PM and running through January 5, 2013. Closing reception on Thursday, December 20 from 6 - 8 PM.


Denise Bibro Fine Art is excited to share a fresh, unique opportunity to view untapped talent just within our backyards. Art From the Boros will be on view November 15 through January 5, 2013. From some five hundred submissions for an open call for talented unaffiliated artists in all the Boros, Denise Bibro Fine Art narrowed the pool to some fifty artists. Subsequently we pound the pavements, including studios in Williamsburg, by the water in Redhook, and the old Army Terminal in Gowanus, Bed Stuyvesant, Crown Heights, Ditmas Park, Long Island City, and Astoria, just to name a few to narrow our pickings to thirty six artists.

These thirty plus artists’ works are diverse in mediums, social and aesthetic content. They come from diverse socio and economic backgrounds. Regardless of their histories, upbringings and economic circumstance they persevere and revel their New York environment. Art is one of their primary focuses and concerns. In this exhibition you will see both bought and recycled materials, drawing to the max, various examples of collaged and assemblage materials, works with political and social content and more.

In a world that often projects galleries as being jaded and inaccessible we are demonstrating that we are one that values and shares the desire to keep up with the bustling creativity all around us. Our experience in these past weeks clearly illustrates that one should always be open to opening the box, to venturing in and to informing one’s visual vocabulary – if only to appreciate and understand what one likes from the start or to be brave enough to inform and broaden ones world and visual horizons. We challenge the viewer to be open, have fun …..Seek and you shall find.

Artists: Wayne Adams, Christopher Arabadjis, LaThoriel Badenhausen, Jaclyn Brown, Kenneth Burris, Glenn Fischer, Julia Forrest, Kyle Gallup, Emma Gluckman, Ellen Grossman, Bernard Klevickas, Rachel Kohn, Luiza Kurzyna, David Lavine, Deanna Lee, Kathy Levine, Anthony Locane, David Maddy, Mike Nemire, Leah Oates, Carol Oberst, Iviva Olenick, Yupin Pramotepipop, Elizabeth Riley, Suzanne Scott, Viviane Silvera, Barry Steely, Jeff Sundheim, Soonae Tark, Tyrome Salvatore Tripoli, Matthew Trygve Tung, Susan Tunick, Katie Urban, Jackie Weisberg, Jesse Lee Wilson, and Jennifer Young. 

For more information call 212 647 7030, email info@denisebibrofineart.com, or visit www.denisebibrofineart.com

Sunday, October 14, 2012

RSS (Random Studio Shot)

This is the view out of one of my windows in my studio. It's my first autumn in this work space and I find myself looking at this little tree a lot during my breaks. The color is so inspiring and I am reminded that change is such part of life.

Sunday, October 07, 2012

Bound to Printed Material

Work to be included in a group show at The Howland Public Library at 313 Main St., Beacon, NY. Opening reception on October 13th, 2012 from 4-6 pm.

September 10, 2012 – Beacon, NY – The Howland Public Library, in collaboration with independent curator Theresa Goodman, is pleased to present their first exhibition of fine art in new gallery spaces. In what will be a rotating series of art shows, the Howland Public Library will now be showcasing the work of local artists. To kick off this exciting new venture, the library is hosting Bound to Printed Matter, a group show focusing on artists who use printed books as an inspiration, a resource, and as art material.

A book can mean different things to different people. It is a wealth of ideas, an escape for the mind, a springboard to another life. Some visual artists take their art and turn it into books while others take books and turn them into art. Books are an inspiration, a material, and a medium. The works included in Bound to Printed Matter are by a wide variety of artists who are inspired by the book as a medium in their visual art practice.

It seems natural for the Howland Public Library to begin its new venture into the visual arts with a show about how printed book continues to be a muse. Bound to Printed Matter features the work of thirteen diverse artists. For this inaugural show the artists have been chosen from a nationwide call that is curated by a Beacon resident. The participating artists are:  Mitsuko Brooks, Kathy Bruce, Joy Drury Cox, Glenn Fischer, Nicole Foran, Theresa Gooby, Soyeun Kim, Ramon Lascano, Jessica Maffia, Ryan Sarah Murphy, and Jessica Smith Owens.

Bound to Printed Matter will be on view from October 13th-December 2nd. All are welcome to attend the opening reception from 4-6pm on Saturday October 13th at the Howland Public Library, 313 Main St., Beacon NY. Call 845-831-1134 for more info.

Theresa Goodman is an independent curator who lives in Beacon. She is the founder and director of Beacon Open Studios. www.beaconopenstudios.org

Saturday, June 16, 2012

RSS (Random Studio Shot)

Often I'm surrounded by endless scraps of paper on my studio table and once in a while something really catches my eye in a way that makes me stop and reflect. This is one of those moments!

Sunday, May 06, 2012

RE-MADE at BronxArtSpace

New work to be included in a group show at the BronxArtSpace in the Bronx, NY. The opening reception of RE-MADE is on Wednesday, May 9th from 5:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.

From the Press Release: BronxArtSpace is pleased to present RE-MADE, an exhibition of imaginative conversations of objects and materials beautifully realized re-formed. The unusual media, juxtapositions and refined technique distinguish the work of these five artists from the Bronx.

Artists in RE-MADE include:

Cary Clark
Glenn Fischer
Michelle Frick
Sean Paul Gallegos
Susan Hoeltzel

Monday, April 30, 2012

Sunday, April 01, 2012

Open Studio

On Saturday April 21st and Sunday April 22nd from 12 pm to 5 pm, the public is invited to tour the studios and visit with the artists at the 9th Annual YoHo Artists Open Studios.

The YoHo Artists Studios are located at 540 and 578 Nepperhan Avenue in the former Alexander Smith Carpet Mills Building in Yonkers, NY.

I'm located in studio #528, on the 5th floor at 578 Nepperhan Ave.

Hope to see you there!

Friday, January 27, 2012

Piecing it Together

From January 28 to March 17, ArtsWestchester will present Piecing it Together, an exhibition of work by eight Westchester-based collage artists who transform broken images and materials into art that challenges the expected and the everyday. Piecing it together is free and on view in the Arts Exchange at ArtsWestchester, 31 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains. Gallery hours are Tuesday-Saturday, 12-5pm. An opening reception will be held on Friday, January 27, 2012, from 6:00 to 8:30pm. For more information, call (914) 428-4220 x 306.

Collage – the piecing together of fragmentary, often disassociated, images into a new whole – is a personal and obsessive art form with as much emphasis placed on process as on finished product. It was an important medium in the development of modern art, and by the 21st century, the definition of collage has expanded to include an unimagined range of materials and techniques. The artists on view at ArtsWestchester exemplify this broader definition of collage, working with everything from recycled aluminum cans to album covers to shreds of vintage fabric.

Featured Artists:

Natalya Aikens (Pleasantville, NY) A graduate of the Pratt Institute, Aikens has been a fashion designer, an illustrator, and a costume designer. She was born in St. Petersburg, Russia, and is deeply influenced by her heritage. Russian fairytales and decorative traditions intermingle with imagery of her birth city in the series “St. Pete’s Stories,” works made from found paper and vintage fabrics.

Michael Albert (White Plains, NY) Michael Albert has been making art since his days studying business at New York University. A prolific artist, his new wave Pop-Art collages deconstruct familiar objects, logos and text and refashions them into colorful paper tapestries. He is also the author of An Artist’s America, published by Henry Holt & Co.

Glenn Fischer (Yonkers, NY) Glenn Fischer, whose work has appeared on magazine covers and in academic texts on the medium, builds his geometric collages out of carefully cut strips from vintage books and album covers. Patterns play with colors. He holds an MA from New York University and is based in Yonkers, NY.

Rima Grad (Larchmont, NY) Ms. Grad is attracted to the randomness and unpredictability of collage. Her small-scale intimate images pull together fragments of her own photographs from recent sojourns abroad and pieces of billboard advertisements. “Humor and sadness seem to coexist,” she says, and her work is a personal exploration in this reality of the human condition.

Bryan Michael Green (Bedford Corner, NY) Bryan Michael Green holds a BFA and MFA from The School of Visual Arts. His photomontages explore ideas of self-representation and self-therapy. Juxtaposing skulls against flowering orchids, Greene layers one digital painting over another to create imaginary scenes that are at once beautiful and unsettling.

Mary Ann Lomonaco (Larchmont, NY) As an artist, Mary Ann Lomonaco turns to her environment for inspiration, sourcing materials from her everyday life. Labels from pantry items or Crayola crayons are transformed into whimsical collages that take familiar items and turn them from the practical into the decorative. 

Luis Perelman (Yonkers, NY) Luis Perelman has been an active member of the Westchester artistic community for close to forty years. He holds a Masters in Architecture from Columbia University and has exhibited works in a number of the country’s best known museums, including the Whitney Museum of American Art and the Neuberger Museum. His “Metallic Quilts” are made from found aluminum cans which he then painstakingly cuts, manipulates and treats before piecing them together into elaborate metal collages.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

RSS (Random Studio Shot)

Beauty and inspiration can be found all around us, even in a box of vintage album covers sitting on my studio floor!

Monday, January 09, 2012

New Work

Collage on Panel

A sneak peek at one of five new pieces to be included in my upcoming show opening on Friday, January 27th @ ArtsWestchester!