Category: Exhibitions

Flatbush Artists exhibit at Whisk Bakery Cafe

September 20, 2011

As a new member of the Flatbush Artists group, I’m showing this painting at the Whisk Bakery Café as part of a group show.

Merge - Acrylic, linocut & collage on canvas - 28 x 22 - 2010

Merge - Acrylic, linocut & collage on canvas - 28? x 22? - 2010

On Saturday, September 17, 2011, 6-9 pm, Flatbush Artists Studio Tour (FAST) will have an opening reception for an exhibit that coincides with the grand opening of the Whisk Bakery Cafe in Ditmas Park, Brooklyn. The exhibit will be on view from September 16 to October 11.

Whisk Bakery Café
1119 Newkirk Avenue, at Westminster Road
Brooklyn, NY

Opening Reception
Saturday, September 17 2011, 6-9 pm

FAST is a group of local artists interested in showcasing the work of visual artists living and/or working in Victorian Flatbush Brooklyn.

Whisk opening, September 17, 2011

Whisk opening, September 17, 2011

Whisk opening, September 17, 2011

GLAAD OUTAuction NYC 2010

November 8, 2010

My painting Deluged will be included in the GLAAD OUTAuction NYC 2010.

Deluged (SOLD)
Acrylic and collage on canvas
24″ x 18″
2008

OUTAuction 2010

Sunday, November 21, 2010
5:00 – 9:30 pm
Metropolitan Pavilion
125 West 18th Street
New York, NY 10011

“GLAAD’s Board of Directors, Honorary Committee and Arts Advisory Committee and this year’s Planning Committee invite you to join us for OUTAuction NYC – our ninth annual art event to celebrate established and emerging artists, GLAAD’s Top 100 Artists of 2010.

Since 2002, GLAAD has produced this annual fundraising art event, OUTAuction, part glamorous cocktail party and part art auction – all to benefit GLAAD’s work to amplify the voices of the LGBT community.

Bid on 100 unique works of art. Previous works of art include Pablo Picasso, Herb Ritts, Steven Klein, Ryan McGinness, Wassily Kandinsky and Marc Chagall, Ross Bleckner, Patrick McMullan, Annie Leibovitz, Karim Rashid, Mario Sorrenti, Peter Max, Rosie O’Donnell, and many others.”

Some photos of the event:

The 8th Annual GLAAD OUTAuction NYC

November 17, 2009

A few photos from The 8th Annual GLAAD OUTAuction NYC, held November 15, 2009 at the Metropolitan Pavilion in New York City.

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GLAAD OUTAuction NYC 2009

November 6, 2009

My painting Detained will be included in the GLAAD OUTAuction NYC 2009.

“The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD), the GLAAD Board of Directors, our Honorary Committee and Arts Advisory Committee and this year’s Planning Committee invite you to join us for OUTAuction NYC – our eighth annual art event to celebrate established and emerging artists, while recognizing GLAAD’s Top 100 Artists.”

Sunday, November 15, 2009
5:00 – 9:30 pm
Metropolitan Pavilion
125 West 18th Street
New York, NY 10011

Detained
Acrylic and collage on canvas
20″ x 16″
2007

BKLYN:111 – Everybody Gets Art

October 31, 2008

Photographs of the BKLYN 111: BAG Gallery Show and Fundraiser October 25, 2008 by kamauware.

Brooklyn Artists Gym
168 7th Street, 3rd Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11215

Gallery Show: October 17 – 25, 2008
Opening Reception: October 18, 2008
Benefit Reception: October 25, 2008

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BKLYN 111: BAG Gallery Show and Fundraiser

October 8, 2008

I’ve donated my painting “Ascension” to the good folks at the Brooklyn Artists Gym for a fundraising event for The BAG Fund.

BKLYN:111

In anticipation of Brooklyn’s 111th year as a New York City Borough, The BAG Fund presents BKLYN:111: an exhibition, a fundraising event, a dialogue about our urban space both as environment and as a participant in the creative process.

BKLYN:111 opens October 18th with a free reception during the AGAST Studio Tour and closes in grand fashion on October 25 with a party called “Everybody Gets Art” from 6pm on.

At the “Everybody Gets Art” party:

  • 110 works of art on the wall from 65 artists.
  • 110 ticket holders.
  • When a ticket holder’s number is called, they have 11 seconds to find the work of art they want and take it off the wall.
  • Party!

Filming the art frenzy is the 111th work of art. Collectors meet the artists and artists meet the collectors.  And all of the proceeds go to The BAG Fund.  You will be able to preview the art at The BAG Fund website, or by coming to the BAG Gallery during the week of Oct. 18.

Tickets to get art: $200.
General admission: FREE.

Brooklyn Artists Gym
168 7th Street, 3rd Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11215

Gallery Show: October 17 – 25, 2008
Opening Reception: October 18, 2008
Benefit Reception: October 25, 2008

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Brooklyn Artists Gym presents Rockers & Posers

May 31, 2008

Brooklyn Artists Gym presents
Rockers & Posers
BAG Gallery
May 22 – June 5
Opening Reception: May 31, 6:00-9:00pm
168 7th Street, 3rd Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11215

The Rockers & Posers show features contemporary artists focusing their talent on portraits.

Represented in this show are the hated and the beloved. The dead and the living. The heroic and the unassuming. They all come together to speak to us the viewer. They stare at us head on. They passively look at their feet. There are also a group of tough broads, women who inspire us by their actions and their presence. All inspired the artists to interpret their essence.

Each artist was inspired in unique ways, by big acts of heroism and small deeds of kindness. They search for the meaning in a gaze. They capture a moment in time, one facet of their subject’s personality.

The artists in the Rockers & Posers show work to reveal the true inner life behind the everyday facade. They pay homage to the past and celebrate the future.

Participating artists: Bill Ades, Mary Ann Aitken, Eric Alugas, Arielle Angel, Gennadi Barbush, Brett Beyer, Christopher Boswell, Jordan Buschur, Nan Carey, Nat Castañeda, Fat Che, Head Clausnitzer, Caitlin Clifford, Erin Courtney, Lauren Denitzio, Michael Dotson, Rachael Gardner, Carey Garris, Basem Hassan, Spring Hofeldt, Hokuto Ichikawa, Nancy Johnson, Robin Kappy, Heather Kelly, Theodore Kersten, Richard Kessler, Aaron Krach, Erika Kuciw, Luiza Kurzyna, Naomi Leibowitz, Diana Leidel, Jack Lovell, Jennifer Lui, Paul Meinel, Rick Midler, Patricia Paludanus, Celeste Rapone, Geoffrey Raymond, Baseem Rayyes, Julia Rice, Jenn Romaniszak, Marshall Sponder, Greg Stephens, Mare Vaccaro, Lara Wechsler, Sheila White, Heidi Yockey and Grace Yung Ting Teng.

Curator: Michele Jaslow
Gallery Assistant: Spring Hofeldt

POLITICS OF POWER @ BAG GALLERY

December 1, 2007

December 1, 2007

Many thanks to all (especially Chris, Keith, Brian, Marianna, Margaret, Jezra, Marcus, Patrick, Dan, Kurt and Anita) who came out on a chilly night to the Brooklyn Artists Gym for Politics of Power.

From the BAG Gallery announcement: “The artwork in the show Politics of Power at BAG Gallery is a collection of thought provoking work focusing on the mechanics of power. Can an artist at the crossroads of art, politics and truth help decipher the mechanics of power? Or does the mixture of politics and art manifest political correctness and censorship? Where is the room for risk?”


Participating artists: Bunny Burson, Mike Calway-Fagen, Reino Carlson, carlsweets, Heather Contant, Isabel Cruz, Robyn Desposito, Susan C. Dessel, Jen Dragon, Carey Garris, Kate Hamilton, Shauna Doyle Hammond, Dawn Hunter, Laura Johansen, James Juron, Michael Krynski, Diana Leidel, Uli Minoggio, Virginia Naughton, Tommy Pace, Samuel Paden, Patricia Paludanus, Geoffrey Raymond, Joanne Riina, Anjelika Rijvers, Anna Marie Rockwell, Lauren Smith, Greg Stephens, Janice Suarez, Sarah Tunnell, Max Tzinman.

POLITICS OF POWER

October 24, 2007

My painting Crony was chosen for the “Politics of Power” show at the BAG Gallery at Brooklyn Artists Gym.

Crony, Collage, colored pencil and acrylic on canvas, 12" x 24" 2007

Politics of Power
November 19 to December 8, 2007
Reception: December 1, 6:00-9:00 pm

BAG Gallery
Brooklyn Artists Gym
168 7th Street, 3rd Floor, Brooklyn, NY

From the call for submissions: It is interesting if you Google “politics power,” the first site is a document from the National Defense University, the second is Wikipedia’s hit on “Machtpolitik,” and the third is a 2005 Harvard International Review article, “The Politics of Power,” about nation-state power. Mostly, the phrase “politics of power” seems to move people to think of how power is used to manipulate and coerce in the political or national and international arena. In this show, we are looking to expand how politics and power are connected, or even what they are. We are casting a wide net, in the hopes of bringing in new, original, and fully-felt insights and images about the politics of power.

ART ALL AROUND

October 9, 2007

From the Tucson Weekly, published October 4th, 2007:

Mixed-media works at Conrad Wilde highlight Saturday’s downtown ‘Big Picture’ celebration

Parts of the Whole, a show of collage and assemblage opening this Saturday during The Big Picture, a free gala evening of multiple receptions sponsored by the Central Tucson Gallery Association… Of all the Parters, New Yorker Greg Stephens sticks closest to painting, but look closely, and you’ll see printed pictures glued in between layers of bumpy, rusty-colored acrylics. “Detained” has a sensuous St. Sebastian pushing at the rafters that rein him in, and nearby, a pair of 1950s gents in crewcuts.”