Thursday, May 29, 2014

Cristina Velazquez Exhibits Work in IDENTITY Show

In a world dominated by pop culture, society and the media – how is identity defined?
In collaboration with gallery nine5, Karen Gutfreund, Exhibition Director of the Women’s Caucus for Art, is pleased to announce an international exhibition of 25 works from 21 female artists.
Identity seeks to expose the extremism of a consumer culture dominated by Western notions of beauty and the pursuit of idealized feminine perfection by exploring themes of power, representation and objectification. Female artists, in particular, face the challenge of identifying themselves amidst a society determined to do it for them. The artists featured in Identity attempt to manipulate the boundaries of authority and dominance and explore deeper themes of control. The viewer is challenged to confront his or her own gaze on the body and reflect on the psychological aspects of the female persona. Drawing from a feminist perspective, the selected works aim to define gender and identity through the artist’s terms, whether through accepting or rejecting society's view, and voicing their individual definitions of the powerful feminine.
Please join us for the opening reception on Saturday, May 31st from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Performance Art by Megan Mantia and Leone Anne Reeves: GIRL WORLD OUR WORLD OUR BRAINS WE LIVE HERE AND WE LOVE IT: An Erotic Memoir on May 31 at 4:30 p.m.

gallery nine5
24 Spring Street
New York, NY
Exhibition runs from May 31 to June 22, 2014
The artists in the exhibition at gallery nine5 are Shonagh Adelman, Chan & Mann, Sally Edelstein, Claire Joyce, Lauren Kalman, Beth Lakamp, Jessica Lichtenstein, Jessica Maria Manley, Meghan Mantia and Leone Reeves, Sarah Maple, Ellen Deitell Newman, Samantha Persons, Mei Xian QIu, Jennifer Reeder, Phyllis Rosser, Sonal Shah, Erin Sparler, Joanne Ungar, Cristina Velazquez, and Meghan Willis.


Sunday, May 25, 2014

Color x 3, orange - headed to Birmingham, U.K.

Bonnie J. Smith's fiber artwork "Color x 3, orange" was selected to be exhibited in the Masters Art Quilt division at The  Festival of Quilts ;  Birmingham, U.K. August 7-10, 2014,and was also short listed to be previewed at the Business Design Centre, Islington, London N1, 25-28 June in the New Designers Exhibition. 

"Color x 3, orange", was also a Niche Award finalist.

Monday, May 19, 2014

Marian Yap Selected as Featured Artist by Coastal Arts League

Marian Yap, a member of the Coastal Art League Gallery, has been selected as their Featured Artist.  Marian exhibits her paintings at the gallery and you will find a selection of her work from the ongoing Haiku Threads series as well as several monoprints and other mixed media work.  The gallery is located at 300 Main Street in Half Moon Bay and is open Thursday - Monday, noon to 5PM.  Please visit Marian's website  

Photo: Thank you Coastal Arts League Gallery for choosing me as Featured Artist.