Thursday, September 15, 2011

The Success of the Art Car Project

The Art Car Project was inspired by HVCCA's new exhibition, Circa 1986.  Six important collectors, who were and still are avid art enthusiasts, lent their works to this exhibition.  Circa 1986 focuses on work produced between 1981-1991 by artists who have maintained a high profile position in the art market as well as those who, albeit extremely talented, are not in the forefront of what is currently being collected or exhibited.

Why a car?
Because many artists of this period were integrating popular objects and images into their works the creators of the Art Car Project, Livia Straus and Jo-Ann Brody, wanted to include a second element.  They wanted to emulate the projects 1980's done either with BMW or vintage cars by Keith Haring, Jeff Koons, Jenny Holzer, Frank Stella and others. So, thanks to the Peekskill Police Department, a car was donated to the Art Car Project and transformed into an Art Car.

At the Peekskill Celebration, on Saturday August 6th, children of all ages were encouraged to paint on the outside of an old white Chrysler using acrylic paints     

Friday, September 9, 2011

Adam Niklewicz's show opens today at Black & White Gallery

Come to the opening reception of Niklewicz's new exhibition
Locus Communis (commonplace)
6-9 pm tonight (Sept. 9th) at
Black & White Gallery.

Adam Niklewicz’s work thrives on misunderstandings. Much of his work in this exhibition plays with decontextualization.  The objects of his attention are ordinary utility objects such as tables, chairs and all kinds of things that have a role to play in the network of daily experiences that define the practical world.

Locus Communis (commonplace) will be open from September 9th until October 16th, 2011.

Link here to see the exhibition's digital catalogue!
Emil Alzamora Featured in Krause Gallery Exhibit

The Krause Gallery, located at 149 Orchard St. in NYC, has once again included Emil Alzamora's sculptures in one of their major exhibitions.

7 Year Anniversary Group Show will be open from October 20th until November 14th. The opening reception will be Thursday October 20th 2011, 6-9pm.

Link here for more images of Alzamora's mixed media sculptures!