Allegra LaViola Gallery (179 East Broadway, NYC)
presents The Cathara Insurgent Women Vs The Theocratic Republic of Gaia Beings
by Elektra KB
which runs from May 29 to June 22, 2013. There will be an opening reception 6 to 8 p.m., Wednesday May 29, 2013.
The work is set in Elektra KB's mythological world but no way I am going into the details of what that is. Paraphrasing it is beyond me. Find out more HERE.
There will be Elektra KB performances at Wednesday, June 5 and Saturday June 15, 2013 with ties to be announced.
’s Spooky Understands
runs from May 30 to July 6, 2013 at frosch&portmann (53 Stanton Street, NYC)
. The solo exhibit features two HD videos and during the “feature,” Spooky Understands
, an eight year old angle speaks of her infatuation with a failed man spinning out of control due to guilt.
The exhibit is more than video. Jenne turns the gallery into a haunting vision via a multi-sensory installation of video, text and sculpture. You will feel the narrator whispering to you .
Jenne is a native or Richmond who lives in Brooklyn and Chapel Hill. His BFA is from RISD and his MFA from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
’s exhibit, Mobile Uploads
, runs June 6 to July 6, 2013 at Lyons Wier Gallery (542 West 24th Street, NYC)
. There will be an artist’s reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, June 6.
Biddy used social network photos as inspiration for oil and watercolor paintings. The original, inspiring, images are of people caught by their own smart phones. He takes the language, the innate symbolism of these images and renders them as painted images.
These images also mirror the phots in size. They average about 4x6 inches.
This is Biddy’s first exhibit at Lyons Wier Gallery. He is a graduate of the Kansas City Art Institute and lives and works in New York City.
(Sculptural Objects Functiona Art +Design) is in it’s 20th year. SOFA Chicago takes place November 1 through 3, 2013 at Navy Pier’s Festival Hall. There is a preview from 5 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, October 31.
The event is the longest running art fair in Chicago and one of the longest in the USA. It’s premiere event in 1994 drew 14,000. Today more than 34,000 attend. Over 100 exhibitors participate.
SOFA dealers exhibit textiles wood, glass, ceramics and metal work. Artists range from those beginning their careers to acknowledged masters.
For more information on SOFA Chicago head HERE
will have pieces in Constantly.Consuming.Culture-The Art Show
Toxicat is a singer, musician, dancer, writer, translator, actor, model, a domestic violence counselor, an NLP life coach priestess in the Fellowship of Isis, a psychic reader, an energy healer and, as you might expect, an artist.
She lives and works and is from San Francisco working on her own recording projects, Protea
(with Mitsuo Unno
). She has been published in various anthologies, magazines and has written a novella, plays and poems in English and French.
But the important part for our purposes are her paintings. CCE (Cute Cat Emergency)
, pictured above will be part of the show. The below painting will not be as Toxicat is participating in Manulfest
at the same time as the Constantly.Consuming.Culture-The Art Show
.HELP WITH THE KICKSTARTER
's One in a Million runs from June 6 to July 6, 2013 at ArtNowNY (548 West 28th Street 2nd Fl. NYC). There will be an opening reception with the artist from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, June 6th.
The exhibit features the artist's fantastic, satirical sculptures as well as paintings. Some of his sculptures, like the one pictured, show one of the artists "signatures"--taxidermy sculptures. He puts the agressive next to the innocent in a parody of modern American culture.
Gronquist lives and works in Portland, Oregon. He attended the School of Visual Art in NYC and has a BA in Painting from the San Francisco Art Institute.
You can find out more about the artist at www.petergronquist.com
ArtNowNY shows work by established and emerging artists in a variety of styles and backgrounds. For more in the gallery head to www.artnowny.com
, artist denizen of the great city of Chicago, has generously agreed to be part of Constantly.Consuming.Culture--The Art Show
. Please help out by pledging to the art show KICKSTARTER
Airo hates the whole bio thing. So we’ll just state the obvious; he is an artist. Specifically he is a multi-media artist based in Chicago. He does everything from comics to large scale public art. Chicago isn’t just Airo’s home but the source of his inspiration (as you will notice from his work below). His work often uses the city as subject both literally and figuratively; the city’s skyline and found objects are both used.b Pieces from Airo’s Chicago Flags
series are below.
Airo’s work can be seen at a number of Chicago’s drinking and music establishments. There is a diversity in his work but also common threads that pull disparate pieces together. Airo's work channels Chicago and mixes bright and dark--a dark sensibility with often vibrant colors.You can find out and see more at www.johnairo.com.
The yearly Guerilla Truck Show
takes place from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 11, 2013. One of the trucks this year will include Ellen Greene
's Tattoo Truck. This truck will have the look of a vintage tattoo parlor using Greene's Tattoo gloves and Tattoo Flash.
The truck show began as a corollary to Neocon
, the world's largers international trade fair. The truck fair started with 13 trucks and now hosts over 60 at Morlen Sinoway Atelier, 1052 West Fulton Market (at Aberdeen) in Chicago.
This is the ninth annual Guerilla Truck Show
is a new art show gathering contemorary, cutting-edge art from around the world. It takes place July 18 to 21, 2013. The show has a number of things going for it--40 elite galleries from around the world and it is held in Ibiza. The Spanish island is synonymous with a good time. The show will be held at the Ibiza Marina nearby all the island's popular attactions--from beaches to casinos.
To find out more head to http://contemporary-show.com
‘s art will be part of Constantly.Consuming.Culture—The Art Show
. Martin is from Chicago and has been a teacher in the city since 1973. Her students have won the premiere student cover art competition sponsored by the Chicago Bulls Development Foundation for seven consecutive years. She attended Pratt Institute and Washington University (St. Louis).
The work is personal and inspired by those close to her—using paint, encaustic and photo transfer.
She teaches at the Jordan Community School in Chicago (named after the Jordan family, not Michael specifically). Martin has even done an encaustic piece for Michael’s mother, Deloris.
“Mrs. Jordan was involved in the school since its inception 20 years ago so I have known her that long. Last year I had a student art show at the Black Cloud Gallery,” says Martin. “All donation names were put in a hat. The one that got picked received an encaustic painting made from their photo. Mrs. Jordan wanted one as well. I did a painting for her from an old photo. “
Martin as graciously agreed to do the same for mapanare.us. As a new reward for our Kickstarter Martin will create a 12"x 12", 9" x 12" or 12"x 16" encaustic painting of a photo provided by YOU (just like she did for Michael’s mom). Usually this would cost $500.
To see Martin’s encaustic pieces go HERE