Thursday, June 3, 2010

June 16th, The Art of Marjorie Van Cura

Opening Reception : June 16th 6pm-9pm
On View : June 16th - 30th

We are proud to present works by Marjorie Van Cura as the first of many on going solo shows in our newly designed Art Salon: The Widows Watch.


Marjorie Van Cura was born in Madison, Wisconsin and grew up in central Massachusetts. Her mother, a former portrait artist, was her first art teacher. Her father is a computer programmer with a diagnostics laboratory for neurological disorders. Marjorie has a BFA from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and a MFA from the University of Pennsylvania. She has had additional studies at the Worcester Art Museum and the Boston Museum of Fine Arts.

Marjorie Van Cura perceives her work as social commentary, informed by several themes of interest that include the origin and genetic make-up of species, the phenomenon of evolution, and issues of identity, alienation, and community in our Digital Age. Her mixed-media paintings combine graphic, Op-art aesthetics with invented hybrid creatures, or Chimeras, that contain human-animal-mechanical parts. She creates these Chimera figures by collaging together digital photographs of various components culled from the internet. She then draws a final version of the hybrid to use as a foundation for each of her paintings. Images are created when she places and transfers the drawing by hand several times within each composition. Optical color relationships and repetitions of shape and line dissolve into a complex pattern and create a visually intense, visceral experience.

Marjorie Van Cura has instructed students in drawing and painting courses at the Children's Museum of Manhattan, Boston Architectural Center, Abington Art Center and the University of Pennsylvania. She has been a guest critic for art classes at New York Academy of Art, Parsons School of Design, Pratt Institute and Catholic University. Marjorie Van Cura currently resides in New York and maintains a studio in Greenpoint Brooklyn. Images are online at

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Last Event! March 27th-28th

illustrations and soft-core embroideries

the art of

Sat. Mar. 27th - Sun. Mar. 28th

Reception Sat. 27th 5pm-10pm

Rebecca Levi
Born and raised in New York City, Rebecca Levi is a Brooklyn-based artist who collects found images and ephemera from flea markets, vintage male physique magazines, pornography, and other sources to transform them into graphically vibrant and original ink drawings and embroideries on fabric. Her work has previously been shown at Galapagos Art Space in Brooklyn and the Katharine Mulherin Gallery in Toronto.

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Thursday, March 25, 2010

March 26th : Time and Place

Much like an old photograph, a vintage garment preserves the life and identity of a person. Time and Place explores the power photography and clothing have to evoke emotions and conjure memories. Photographs and garments from a variety of time periods will be on view to relate how we connect places, people and the past.

Monday, March 22, 2010

LOST IN SPACE : March 24th-25th

Works on Paper by


On View : March 24th - 25th afternoon

Opening Reception : 24th 6pm-10pm
Closing Reception : 25th 6pm-10pm

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Saturday Night March. 20th

Eight Count Catalog

Eight Count Catalog is a curation of eight separate artists exploring different avenues within the creative process. This work has been collected in a book, or catalog format, making the art accessible to a wide audience of people. The book will be roughly 45 pages and include photography, drawing, collage, and writing samples from the eight different artists. Artists are featured below with links to reviews and samples of their work.

By: Katie Hegarty and Alexandra Barlow

BOOK RELEASE PARTY: Saturday March 20th 6pm-10pm

*Limited copies for purchase

Artist Include:

Angie Nagel: Writer

Calvin LeCompte: Artist/Musician

Christelle De Castro: Photographer

Clip’d Beaks: Band

Clynton Lowry: Artist

Damacio Ruiz: Performance Artist

Kylea Borges: Artist

Yudi Echevarria: Photographer

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Thursday, March 18, 2010

Tuesday, March 16, 2010


A Treasure Chest of everything you have all ways wanted!

All day long
Vintage Treasures
Homemade Treats

and make sure to stop by for the
Kombucha class
and buy a Kombucha starter kit!