Thursday, June 3, 2010
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 www.marjorievancura.com.
Saturday, March 27, 2010
Thursday, March 25, 2010
TIME AND PLACE
Monday, March 22, 2010
Saturday, March 20, 2010
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
Angie Nagel: Writer
Calvin LeCompte: Artist/Musician
Christelle De Castro: Photographer
Clynton Lowry: Artist
Damacio Ruiz: Performance Artist
Kylea Borges: Artist
Yudi Echevarria: Photographer
Support Independent Books
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Friday, March 5, 2010
You Are Invited To Experience The Unique Lifestyle Of The Modern Day Pin-up Girl.
Please join us on Saturday March 6th, 2010 to celebrate the launch of Laura Rebel Angel's new Pin-up and Psychobilly influenced Accessory line, “Dollsville, NYC.” It will be a memorable afternoon filled with Live Music, Djs, Hair and Make-up tutorials, Raffles, Refreshments and of course, Shopping!
“The Modern Day Pin-up doesn’t just pout and pose in front of the camera. She brings a little bit of Glamour, Whimsy and Confidence into her everyday life, leading with a smile and leaving with a wink.”
---Laura Rebel Angel of Dollsville, NYC
Print out the below Flyer for 10% off All Merchandise from 11am-4pm.
Live Band 8pm
Rockabilly and Honky-Tonk featuring Members of the Arkhams, and Laura Rebel Angel.
Make-Up Tutorial 7pm
Legendary RocketJ from Pin Up Finishing School will be showing everyone her secrets and tricks for that flawless pin-up face.
Hair Tutorial 6pm
Ever wonder the differences between Liberty Curls or Barrel Curls? Or how to rock the Faux Rockabilly Bangs? Legendary RocketJ from Pin Up Finishing School will be showing everyone how to achieve beautiful vintage looks in no time flat.
Raffles 12pm, 2pm and 4 pm
Yes, That would be FREE STUFF! 3 lucky ladies, or gents who drop their names into the Vintage Punch Bowl will receive gifts from Dollsville, NYC
NYC’s Top Rockabilly Djs-All Day
DJ The Dutchman
Laura Rebel Angel
About Dollsville, NYC
Dollsville, NYC’s new line of Pin-up and Psychobilly inspired accessories range from the whimsical and sassy to the sophisticated and glamorous by NYC local Laura Rebel Angel.
Care and attention is paid to every piece, varying from hand formed and crafted clay skulls, eyeballs and spiders peering from inside beautiful hair flowers, to Cocktail Hats with hand sewn and sculpted fabric flowers from reclaimed vintage fabrics and millinery netting. Accessories for day or night, for the demure kitten or sex kittens, everyone is Welcomed to Dollsville, NYC.
About Avi Ky Jewelry
Inspired by nature and vintage pieces. Each piece is hand-crafted with silver and gold plated findings, and semi precious stones.
About Pin Up Finishing School
Pin Up Finishing School offers workshops in pin up style to women of all ages*, sizes and lifestyles in a fun and supportive environment.
If you've gazed wistfully at classic pin up pictures by Elvgren, Petty and Vargas and wished that you could be that confident, sassy, sexy gal with the twinkle in her eye then this is the class for you!
About Enz’s Boutique
This fifties-inspired boutique has undergone several reincarnations through the years—first as a local hangout for enfants terribles like Lou Reed and Debbie Harry in the seventies, then as a destination for full-on rocker-chic ensembles on St. Mark’s in the eighties. Now settled into a slim space on Second Avenue, Enz’s has reinvented itself once again as an outfitter of modern-day pinups and rockabillies. The shop is known for its weekly shuffle of nipped-waist dresses, most designed by owner Mariann Marlowe.
About Petunia Jewelry
Petunia Jewelry grew out of an interest in the beauty that is found in all the things that surround us. Inspiration stems from nature and the way that it includes what some may call imperfections, but which actually makes each piece unique and exclusive.
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
Monday, February 1, 2010
You are invited to join us this Tuesday February 2nd, 3-9PM
Kill Devil Hill in Greenpoint, Brooklyn
170 Franklin St., Brooklyn, NY 11222 (nr. Java St.)
Refreshments by Kill Devil Mark | Baked Goods and Snacks by Krupnick&Park | Vinyl Snacks by Other Music