Gowanus Open Studios

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Saturday and Sunday, October 15-16 from 12 to 6pm

TI Art Studios will be participating in next weekend’s Gowanus Open Studio event with over 60 artists opening their doors to the public, it’s a great opportunity to get a “behind the scenes” view of how and where an artist works. Each year I do a new series of prints, made by hand in my studio – that means no digital nothin’! This year I put together a collection of three different woodprints of flowers in 5 colors. My inspiration for this series came from an appreciation for the pleasures of looking and a need for simplicity and clarity. The fun and challenge of the prints was to work in a slightly different medium – woodcuts – and explore different uses of patterns. The simplified geometry of the various flowers create an interesting rhythm paired against the repeating patterns in the backgrounds. The prints measure 9×12 inches and are available for $50 each. Besides the prints I’ll have some paintings both finished and in progress to view. I look forward to seeing you!

TI Art Studios, 183 Lorraine (between Court and Clinton) 3rd Floor, Studio 43 located behind the gallery, closest subway stop is the F/G at Smith and 9th Street  https://goo.gl/maps/AAyFgUn5QjH2

“Charmed Entanglements” Installation at Figureworks

Opening Reception: Friday, April 29th from 6-9PM
When: Exhibition dates are April 29 – June 5

Where:
Figureworks, 168 North 6th Street, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY 11211, 718-486-7021
hours: Saturday, Sunday 1-6PM and by appointment

Charmed Entanglements at Figureworks

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Charmed Entanglements at Figureworks 
I’m happy to announce a new solo show coming up at Figureworks Gallery in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. The show features a collection of new work inspired by the urban environment. The attached image is the title piece of the show, “Charmed Entanglements,” which depicts the way the city and its inhabitants constantly reinvent themselves to adapt to new situation. The surface of the painting is covered with vibrant swatches of paint, featuring abstracted figures and architectural elements reduced to simple bars of color. I’m looking forward to sharing this and more of my latest work with you at the opening reception!

Opening Reception: Friday, April 29th from 6-9PM
When: Exhibition dates are April 29 – June 5

Where:
Figureworks, 168 North 6th Street, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY 11211, 718-486-7021
hours: Saturday, Sunday 1-6PM and by appointment

1133 Sixth Avenue

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I’m very happy to announce my third and largest exhibition of 2015 – featuring 14 paintings, including 3 brand new large paintings from this year! It’s a great selection of my artwork and the venue, the lobby gallery of 1133 Sixth Avenue near Bryant Park, looks spectacular. The midtown area has been a source of many images I’ve used as the basis for my paintings, so it’s particularly rewarding to be able to show the work here.

Please join me for the reception on April 30th. If you can’t make the reception visitors are welcome during regular business hours but you need to register with the curator Janusz Jaworski at janusz@chashama.org to view the show.

Artist’s Reception
Thursday, April 30 from 6-8pm
Lobby Gallery at 1133 Sixth Avenue between 43rd and 44th

Brooklyn Oenology Closing Party

My painting “Through the Forest” is featured on the label of the newest release of Brooklyn Oenology’s Motley Cru wine. Come celebrate the closing of my solo show at their Tasting Room located in Williamsburg, Brooklyn at North 3rd Street and Wythe. The show consists of 12 works in a variety of sizes and mediums including several new pieces that haven’t been seen outside of the studio.

Closing Party
Thursday, March 26  from 7-9pm
Brooklyn Oenology Tasting Room
209 Wythe Avenue #106
Brooklyn, NY 11211
718.599.1259

About Brooklyn Oenology

Brooklyn Oenology Winery (pron. ‘EN-ology’, or simply ‘BOE’), is a locally focused winery based in Williamsburg, Brooklyn founded in 2006 by winemaker Alie Shaper. BOE works to bridge the creative culinary, agricultural and art worlds by crafting award-winning regional wines from NY State grapes, and by displaying the work of New York City artists on our bottle labels.

http://www.brooklynoenology.com/

About the Wine – Motley Cru

This silky, velvety red exhibits a savory nose with hints of olive, and continues to a core of juicy cherry fruit and spice on the palate. Round and soft with great acidity and fine tannins, it is very much a Rhone-like wine, with a medium body and the texture of a robust Pinot Noir. Petit Verdot provides a robust structure, an inky purple color, and powerful blackberry and black pepper notes, forming the foundation this complex wine. Cabernet Sauvignon lends red-fruited body, Syrah provides nessed spice, and Merlot rounds and softens the palate.

Truly a New York “cult” wine, Brooklyn Oenology’s Motley Cru is inspired by the face of Brooklyn – complex, with fantastic variety!

 

Art and Wine at Brooklyn Oenology

My painting “Through the Forest” is featured on the label of the newest release of Brooklyn Oenology’s Motley Cru wine. To celebrate I’m having a solo show at their Tasting Room located in Williamsburg, Brooklyn at North 3rd Street and Wythe. The show consists of 12 works in a variety of sizes and mediums including several new pieces that haven’t been seen outside of the studio. A reception will be held in the tasting room of BOE in Williamsburg on Thursday, March 5 from 7-9pm. Drink specials will be available throughout the evening.

Artist’s Reception
Thursday, March 5 from 7-9pm
Brooklyn Oenology Tasting Room
209 Wythe Avenue #106
Brooklyn, NY 11211
718.599.1259

About Brooklyn Oenology

Brooklyn Oenology Winery (pron. ‘EN-ology’, or simply ‘BOE’), is a locally focused winery based in Williamsburg, Brooklyn founded in 2006 by winemaker Alie Shaper. BOE works to bridge the creative culinary, agricultural and art worlds by crafting award-winning regional wines from NY State grapes, and by displaying the work of New York City artists on our bottle labels.

http://www.brooklynoenology.com/

About the Wine – Motley Cru

This silky, velvety red exhibits a savory nose with hints of olive, and continues to a core of juicy cherry fruit and spice on the palate. Round and soft with great acidity and fine tannins, it is very much a Rhone-like wine, with a medium body and the texture of a robust Pinot Noir. Petit Verdot provides a robust structure, an inky purple color, and powerful blackberry and black pepper notes, forming the foundation this complex wine. Cabernet Sauvignon lends red-fruited body, Syrah provides nessed spice, and Merlot rounds and softens the palate.

Truly a New York “cult” wine, Brooklyn Oenology’s Motley Cru is inspired by the face of Brooklyn – complex, with fantastic variety!

 

Chroma Is Key at University of Bridgeport

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University of Bridgeport’s Schelfhaudt Gallery will host an exhibition called:
“Chroma is Key (freedom from the grey)”
Reception opens on Friday, February 13th

Reception:
Feb 13th-, 2015
5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Bridgeport, CT

The Schelfhaudt Gallery will exhibit the work of six artists (Brooklyn, New Haven, Bridgeport) who pull vibrant colors into their work. Color can depict the natural world or express inner feelings of the artist or be a scientific accent. This exhibition celebrates the sensation of color, or its freedom from gray.

The show features, paintings, photos, sculpture, video art, drawing, digital arts, installation. Off street parking is available.

For a detailed look at this show, please visit the “Chroma is Key” page.

Cheres Espinosa
Chris Moss
Michael Sorgatz
Jodi Strmiska
Mark Williams
Evan Desmond Yee

The reception is free and open to the public. The exhibition runs through March 7th.
Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and Saturday, 12 to 4 p.m. Call in advance for a visit:203.576.4034

Shintaro Akatsu School of Design (SASD) on the University of Bridgeport campus is located in the Arnold Bernhard Center (ABC), 84 Iranistan Avenue, Bridgeport, CT 06604. Off street parking is available.

http://www.schelfhaudtgallery.com/chroma-is-key-freedom-from-the-grey/

Image Credit: “Psychic Waterfall” by Mike Sorgatz

Gowanus Open Studio Oct 18-19

I’m participating in this year’s Gowanus Open Studio event on Saturday and Sunday, October 18-19 from 12 to 6pm. There’s going to be over 50 artists participating in my building, the biggest single location in the area. I’ll be showing a combination of old and new work as well as my popular Halloween themed prints of classic movie monsters. Stop on by, there’s a lot to see and it’s always a fun event. Hope to see you there!

Treasure Island Studios, 183 Lorraine, 3rd Floor, Studio 43 (behind the gallery)
Located in Red Hook between Court and Clinton, F train to Smith and 9th Street
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Summer Selection at Figureworks Gallery

 

Summertime is upon us and so are the group shows! I’m very happy to have work included in the Summer Selections exhibit at Figureworks – a highlights reel of work that’s been shown from past exhibits. Stop by and take a look this Sunday, please note the early hours, perfect for a post-brunch saunter! Hope to see you there.

Summer Selections
June 21 – July 27, 2014

Reception: Sunday June 21st from 2 – 4 PM

FIGUREWORKS
fine art of the human form
168 North 6th St. (1 block from Bedford Avenue “L” train)
Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY 11211
www.figureworks.com
hours: Saturday and Sunday from 1-6PM

About the Show by Randall Harris
With only a few weeks before Figureworks takes a summer break for the month of August, it seems a great time to celebrate the diversity of its many talented artists. When various exhibitions close and my favorite works have remained unsold, I frequently hold on to them and display them in the salon-style back room or store them to show to interested clients. The works I have retained is getting quite heavy so I have made some selections to create this diverse and dynamic group show. There are works I was thrilled to revisit, including some pieces from my personal collection which I have been unable to enjoy over the years.

As it is the close of the season, this show will rotate as works are sold, so please stop sooner than later if there are pieces you regret not acquiring.

Here is a partial list of the 30+ works:
Jorge Alvarez, McWillie Chambers, Alexander Calder, Jennifer Delilah, Howard Eisman, Ingrid Capozzoli Flinn, Bonnie Faulkner, Matthew Greenway, Reina Gilson, Williams Gropper, Peter Krebs, Maho Kino, Richard Lindner, Arlene Morris, Rusel Parish, Joachim Marx, Meridith McNeal, Elim Mak, Arlene Morris, Susan Newmark, Audrey Rhoda, K. Saito, Michael Sorgatz, Jacqueline Schiffman, Raphael Soyer, Hermann Struck, Abraham Walkowitz, Cathrine Westergaard.

Figureworks is located at 168 North 6th St., Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY 11211, one block from the Bedford Avenue “L” train. The gallery is open to the public Saturday and Sunday from 1-6 PM and is dedicated to exhibiting contemporary and 20th century fine art of the human form.
For more information please call 718-486-7021 or visit us online at www.figureworks.com