An exhibition of art and photography exploring the mental, physical and spiritual aspects of renewal.
Denise Jones Adler
Avisca Fine Art Gallery is continuing its 11-year tradition of exhibiting in New York City in the month of February despite the cancellation of the annual National Black Fine Art Show this year. Over three days in February the gallery will mount an exciting group show at Rogue Space in the prestigious Chelsea Fine Art Building featuring new works by gallery artists and other invited artists.
Artists represented include Francks Deceus, Charly Palmer, Cedric Smith, Ann Tanksley, April Harrison, Milton Bowens, Tamara Madden, Teri Richardson, Karen Powell, Henry Porter, Tonya Engel, Jean Chiang and Alexandria Smith.
The exhibition, at which many of the artists will be present, opens with a reception on Friday, February 19, 5-8 PM. Open this Saturday and Sunday afternoon noon – 6pm. Fine Art Building featuring new works by gallery artists and other invited artists.
Last Thursday evening, 450 artfans filled Rogue Space | Chelsea to check out the 47 winners of our January International Juried Show. Artists, collectors, and general enthusiasts created such an incredible buzz that those who attended are still talking about the night! Of the 47 artists shown, one will be selected to receive a weekend solo show at Rogue Space and documentary film made about them by FilmsOnArtists. We look forward to announcing Best In Show in our next letter!
2010 International Juried Show Video
At Rogue Space, we love to share cool things with our friends and family. The Quant Charity Evening fashion show “Dress You Up In Love” will be held January 28th showcasing the work of designers Gemma Kahng, Yeohlee, and Zang Toi. The benefit will feature artwork by Hye Rim Lee, curated by Mie Iwatsuki and Koan Jeff Baysa. Proceeds will benefit A Leg To Stand On and the Edwin Gould Services for Children and Families, as well as others. For more information, visit their site.
OPENING RECEPTION: WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 16, 6-9PM
At the November Group Show and Weekend Workshop, photographer Dean Lent won the drawing for a one-night solo show at Rogue Space.
Dean Lent graduated UCLA film school where he co-directed and shot the punk cult film Border Radio with Allison Anders. Since then he’s shot nearly 25 indie features including the Sundance darling Gas Food Lodging, the cult horror comedy Jack Frost, and Phat Girlz (starring Mo’Nique). He’s recently been a segment shooter for the Emmy award winning Tyra Banks Show in New York.
While in New York (LA is still his home base) he started taking pictures of the city with his flip cell phone (1.3 megapixels) simply as a lark between shoots. He began fiddling with the images in a basic free photo organizer with surprising results, then sharing them on facebook where the response from his friends and colleagues was singular: DO A SHOW!
Posted in Current Events, Previous Events, Uncategorized, Upcoming Events
Tagged Alison Josephs, armory show, Artist Marketing, chelsea gallery space, Ellen Brous, group show, Jane Gennaro, Keith Metzler, Kelly Worman, Kevin O'Hanlon, lisa troyano, No Pressure To Paint, revolution revolve, richard laurent, rogue space, roguespace, small works, theresa byrnes, yassine, Yassine Latoundji
Being an artist allows one to show others how you see the world. For artists like Cassy Giacci, their art goes beyond the tangible world and create a world all their own. Despite only painting seriously for the last few years, she has already created a dazzling personal world complete with its own landmarks and creatures. This world saw its start in her early childhood drawings, but later she would deny her creativity. Now that she has accepted her art, this world she envisioned has taken a life of its own.
Viewing her artwork allows us to look through a lush dreamworld that has proven to be the artist’s sanctuary. Ms. Giacci admits that her work is not necessarily intended as a series, although she does confess that she can recognize unintentional pairings. Instead, they are reminiscent of pages torn from a vivid fairy story. Together these pieces form a complex world complete with its own dazzling architecture, extravagant landscapes, gigantic flowers as well as various chimerical inhabitants. The artist reveals that this world is “…the place I wanted to live in, that I was always convinced was real.” This world is not a perfected escapist fabrication. Many of her pieces depict lush landscapes, colorful vegetation and biomorphic shapes. There are other pieces that contain shadowy, menacing figured and unexpected monsters. This visual sanctuary proves to be as potentially dangerous as it is alluring.
Through careful brushes strokes, vibrant colors and an intense vision- Cassy Giacci envisions a world, a whole reality beyond this one. Although some may dismiss her world as fantasy, it is also hopeful and full of beginnings. Rather than waiting for a beautiful dream to come true- Cassy Giacci has created her own.