Nothing Pretty @ Locality Gallery

Posted on May 19, 2018

Locality Gallery
110 West Pitt Street, Suite 2
Bedford, PA 15522

Opening Reception: May 19th 2018

Duration: May 19th 2018 – June 30th 2018

Featured Artists:
Sean Arce, Raul Barquet, Tina Berrier, Tristan Bond, Mark May, Aron Rook, Rance Shepstone,  Ted Walke

Shaolin: Into the 36 Chambers @ Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art

Posted on March 5, 2018

Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art
1000 Richmond Terrace Building C & G
Staten Island, NY

Opening Reception: March 10 2018

Shaolin: Into the 36 Chambers is a group exhibition curated by local artist Jahtiek Long. Located in the Commons Galleries of the Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art, this exhibit pays homage to, explores, and celebrates Staten Island’s culture and cultural identity. Playing on the name given to Staten Island by the Wu-Tang Clan, Shaolin highlights the work of more than 15 artists from all corners of the borough, including:

Featured Artists:
Kevin Barker, Raul Barquet, Ashley Benedict, H.H. Coatl, Christine Cruz, Chelsea Rea Fioravanti, Goyart, S.B. Kosinski, Emily Long, Harry Magzul, Chris Malfi, Liz Mazolini, Shawn McArthur, J. Montana, Emily Perina, Gina Policastro, Tony Quera, Chris RWK, Katinka Sattar, Jay Sayers, Lawerence Schau Jr., Keri Sheheen, Tabitha Lee Turchio, Gene Wagner, Wann

All In @ South St. Gallery

Posted on November 21, 2017

All In
South St. Gallery
392 South 5th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11211

On Exhibit: November 16 – December 9, 2017
Opening Reception: November 13, 2017

South St. Gallery is pleased to announce All In a group exhibition that features ten breakout artists – Raul Barquet, Herbert Baglione, John Feli Arnold III, Ogulcan Kush, Travis Bedel, Erik Otto, Boris Ipsum, Emily Weiskopf, Jamie Martinez and Sarah Allen Eagen – who push the limits of their respective media in extraordinary ways. All In is a symbolic exhibition that draws comparisons between the way each artist employs unique techniques to explore what it means to be “all in” or fully committed to one’s artistic practice in contemporary society. South St. Gallery will host an opening reception on November 16th at 392 South 5th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11211 from 7:30 to 10:30 pm.

There are moments in life when a person is ready to be “all in”: it is a conscious decision to put everything on the line. The artists featured in this exhibition are from around the world – Brazil, Germany, Columbia, Turkey, Canada and the United States – and each have faced unique challenges in pursuing their passions. From moving across the country with nothing but a few belongings, and no job to speak of; to leaving well-paying jobs in order to give more to their art; the artists included in this exhibition have faced great personal challenges that took many forms, testing their resilience and devotion repeatedly in order to pursue their passion for art. It is the conscious choice to pursue creativity that makes these artists remarkable. Through the artists’ styles and mediums may be varied, the artists exhibiting share a passion that triumphs and drives them to create. They have chosen to live all in.

All In assembles 24 works of art in various media: The works on view range in scale, media, and approach, and include painting, collage, mixed media and photography on silk. By exhibiting the works together in the same space, a visual language is built that transcends specific mediums or one conceptual agenda. Ultimately this exhibition explores what it means to be an artist in contemporary society.

“Text, Texture, Textile” @ G.B. Stuart Gallery, Carlisle Arts Learning Center

Posted on January 7, 2017

Friday, January 13th
6:30 – 8:00 PM

G.B. Stuart Gallery
Carlisle Arts Learning Center
38 West Pomfret Street
Carlisle, PA

Carlisle Arts Learning Center, located in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania is a non profit gallery and arts space serving the Carlisle community since 1992. Text, Texture, Textile is a national juried exhibition celebrating the use of text as a design element or the use of texture or textile materials within the work.

busy-kills-lonely-raul-barquet-carlisle-arts-learning-center_web nothing-is-sacred-raul-barquet-carlisle-arts-learning-center_web

“When Language Meets Art” @ Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts

Posted on January 5, 2017

When Language Meets Art is an international juried exhibition at the Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts in Lubbock, TX.  The exhibition explores the intersection of language and contemporary art. Juror Gary Sweeney explores language in his own art practice and has selected artwork from a wide range of artists who utilize text in their work. I’m pleased to say this is my first time exhibiting in Texas and am thrilled to have been included among so many great artists.

louise-hopkins-underwood-center-for-the-arts-when-language-meets-art-raul-barquet_1

louise-hopkins-underwood-center-for-the-arts-when-language-meets-art-raul-barquet_3

Artists:   
Joel Armstrong
Raul Barquet
Michael Basinski and Ginny O’Brien
John Van Beekum
Noa Bornstein
Cat Boucher
Eddie Bruckner
Derrick Burbul
Peter Burgess
Justin Burrus
Linda Rae Coughlin
Sonya Cuellar
Diane Doty
Glenn Downing
Sandy Fortenberry
Cora Jane Glasser
Casey Arguelles Gregory
Matthew Gualco
Karen Gutfreund
Melinda Green Harvey
Pato Hebert
Karen Hillier
Gregory Jundanian
Wes Kline
Michael Koerner
Regina Latkany
Bachrun LoMele and Anna Dembska
Pauline Mills
Laurence and Myra Musgrove
Leah Oates
Planta
Milo Reid
Nadine Sabev
Emmet Sandberg
REED SEIFER
Stephanie Serpick
RICHard SMOLinski
Christopher Taylor
Eric Thayer
True
Gary Uribe
Joyce Matula Welch
Sean White
Melissa Wofford
Karen Frimkess Wolff
Katrina Wright
Georgia Zwartjes

“Danger: Construction Area – Keep Out” @ Art Lab Gallery

Posted on November 12, 2016

Saturday, November 12th
2:00 – 5:00 PM

Art Lab Gallery
1000 Richmond Terrace Bldg. H
Staten Island, NY 10301

Knowledge Bennett “Orange Is The New Black” @ Joseph Gross Gallery

Posted on November 4, 2016

Knowledge Bennett is a self taught artist from Asbury Park, currently based in Lost Angeles. Drawing influence from 1960’s Pop Art, Knowledge creates large scale, hand pulled serigraphs on canvas. These pieces tackle modern issues of race and celebrity.

knowledge_bennett_bait_and_switch_orange_is_the_new_black_joseph_gross_gallery

Bait and Switch (2016)

I met Knowledge years ago during his time as a gallerist in Asbury Park. He and his staff were exceptionally friendly, which can be a refreshing change. I stayed all evening and spoke about the work in the exhibition (the artist I’ve since forgotton), and the art world at large. Since then I’ve had the pleasure of following his career and watching him grow as an artist.

knowlege_benett_the_battle_of_good_and_evil_orange_is_the_new_black_joseph_gross_gallery

The Battle of Good and Evil (2016)

Bennett’s latest exhibition at Joseph Gross Gallery, Orange is the New Black draws a parallel to the the orange used in prison jumpsuits to address issues such as the mass incarceration of black males in the United States. The exhibition critiques the American government’s treatment of the black community throughout history. One piece entitled Serve & Protect vs. Seek & Destroy, features Daily News covers displaying articles about police brutality.

knowledge_bennett_serve_and_protect_vs_seek_and_destroy_orange_is_the_new_black_joseph_gross_gallery

Serve & Protect vs. Seek & Destroy

 

Ted Papoulas “Sound Of All Things” @ Bridge Art Gallery

Posted on October 17, 2016

On Saturday October 15th, I stopped into Bridge Art Gallery in Bayonne to attend an artist talk by painter Ted Papoulas. Bridge Art Gallery is located in an unassuming building in Bayonne, NJ and has a beautiful interior split between white gallery walls and exposed brick. “Sound Of All Things” is the second exhibition presented by gallery founders Cheryl and Chris Mack.

ted-papoulas-sound-of-all-things-bridge-art-gallery_install_2

Gouache under paintings in progress

“Sound Of All Things” is an exhibition containing illustrations created for the children’s book of the same title, as well as gouache under paintings of some works currently in progress. The exhibition as well as the subsequent artist talk shed light into the artist’s practice and gave a greater context to the body of work as a whole.

ted-papoulas-sound-of-all-things-bridge-art-gallery-coney-island-boardwalk-perspective

Ted Papoulas “Coney Island Boardwalk Perspective”

Ted Papoulas is a New York native currently living in Montclair, NJ. He creates romantic snapshots of a Brooklyn from years past using gouache and acrylic and a love of his home town. The artist keeps a high attention to detail without sacrificing the essence of the moment captured.

ted-papoulas-sound-of-all-things-bridge-art-gallery-arriving-at-coney-islad

Ted Papoulas “Arriving At Coney Island”

Starting with sketches, Papoulas created story boards for the book one paragraph at a time. The artist then moves forward creating photo collages out of vintage photos and staged photos of models in period clothing. These collages allow Papoulas to adjust the composition digitally before putting any paint down. Next the under painting is created in gouache and photos were sent to the publishing company for approval. Upon approval a final acrylic painting is made above the gouache.

ted-papoulas-sound-of-all-things-bridge-art-gallery-coney-island-boardwalk-and-beach

Ted Papoulas “Coney Island Boardwalk And Beach”

The entire project took about two years and countless hours and the final paintings display this labor of love. Not often is a childen’s book illustrated with such care, its truly a testament to everyone involved with the project. If you can make it out to Bayonne before October 29th, the gallery is open from 12-7 PM from Wednesday to Saturday.

ted-papoulas-sound-of-all-things-bridge-art-gallery_install_1

Jesse Draxler & Chad Wys “Not The Sum Of Its Parts, Just The Parts” @ Joseph Gross Gallery

Posted on September 15, 2016

chad-wys-not-the-sum-of-its-parts-2 jesse-draxler-not-the-sum-of-its-parts-1

Wayne White “I’m Having A Dialogue With The Universe And You’re Just Sitting There” @ Joshua Liner Gallery

Posted on September 15, 2016

wayne-white-im-having-a-dialogue-1 wayne-white-im-having-a-dialogue-2