Thursday, October 31, 2013

Happy Halloween! SKULLS TODAY by Noah Scalin at Krause Gallery!

A perfect day to post this story is upon us!  Enjoy your Halloween with a look at the work of Noah Scalin's "Natural Selection" at Krause Gallery, 149 Orchard St., Lower East Side.  Scalin is also the author of the popular book; SKULLS" available on or at the gallery.  The artist is a Richmond, Virginia based artist/designer/activist and creator of the Webby award-winning daily art project Skull-A-Day.   His fine art has been exhibited in museums and galleries internationally including the Mütter Museum in Philadelphia and the International Museum of Surgical Science in Chicago.

From the press release of the gallery: "The Natural Selection portrait series specifically explores the lives of great scientists whose work has had an incredible impact on the world. Each diptych is made up of the portrait of a deceased scientist and a representation of his/her skull. The skull is made by literally rearranging the elements used in the portrait, thus destroying that original creation. The scientists represented are all great thinkers whose creations had an impact on our lives today, but also serious repercussions for their own lives (and deaths.")

It was a pleasure to meet him at the gallery recently and I look forward to his next project.  This show runs through November 24, 2013, have a look at his art and the event....  

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

The Space at Katz's Pop Up Gallery Launch Brings Out Mega NYC Artists!

Big crowds came out last week for the opening of the The Space / Katz’s Pop Up Gallery with a party celebrating their temporary location at 203 E. Houston St., NYC.  A gallery is a perfect choice to put next to the world famous deli (which used to be a Tim Horton's) ensuring maximum exposure.
Design and apparel team ALIFE helped curate the event, adding some hats, tee shirts and a book on the Katz Deli  legacy.  The art was also curated by Emma Riley with work from Hanksy, Rich Tu, Baron Von Fancy, Kenzo Minami and HYP-INC along with a DJ.  The plan is to continue pop up art events on a monthly rotation, this event should run for the next few weeks.
Here are a a few photos from the opening before it became to packed to shoot a pic....
Curator Emma Riley (left)