artists in the kitchen

Sunday, June 26 | 6 - 11:30pm

818 Tenth Ave
New York, NY 10019

I looooove food, but that's not exactly what Artists in the Kitchen is about. It is a three (3) day festival taking place in Hell's Kitchen, NYC, with artist studio tours, exhibitions, performances, parties, all weekend, all free (and yes a lot of the places have yummy food).

I am showing one night at Fusion (details above). I will have some original art as well as prints for sale.

popo sold!

Last week I took part in the Queens Art Express,  which is a four day all-out art festival along the 7, N, Q, and R trains in Queens. There were art exhibits, performances, etc, etc... very cool stuff going on.

I sold the original painting "POPO", which is totally inspired the pure joy of bike riding. 

According to the urban dictionary, the word "popo" means a police officer, especially ones that rides bikes. The origin comes California from the late 80's, and the police would ride around certain beaches in groups of two. (Ironically I did not know this detail as I was making the painting), but I definitely take it upon myself to patrol the "hood" on my bike! Ha! This is the only painting where I used myself as the model form head to toe. Each of the flowers has a symbolic meaning that relates to happiness and good memories. And yes, that is a bunny drinking a red bull, with Smurfette and an Austrian helmet. Here are some detail views:

Congratulations and thank you to the collector! I will miss this one a bit, BUT I still have the miniature prints (decoupaged on wood, and for sale).


contrast art show 4

After I got off the plane, coming back from my long awaited Euro trip to Poland, I went to set up yet another installation of the Contrast Art Show that took place at 320 Studios (well actually I stopped at the beach first). The Studios are owned by John Stavros, and the awesome art shows are curated by Jack Davletshin. "Contrast is an art exhibition which puts together a variation of artists, artistic movement groups, and several upcoming galleries; in a frivolous attempt to show the rising styles and trends of art in New York City".
Along with the visual art, there were live performances including body painting by Valerie Vanone and Trace Von Becker, as well as a live painting session by Chelsea Greene Lewyta, an aerialist performance by Catherine Herrmann
and a dancing light performance presented by Catherine Galasso. 

So, here are some of the photos form the show (courtesy of Chelsea Greene): 
Zofia Bogusz (my set-up) I like how the art seems to float...

Chelsea Greene

Jack Davletshin & Scott Michael Ackerman

rat sculptures, very cool!