At three years old, Stephen was diagnosed with autism. During his childhood, he was a mute and lived entirely in his own world. His mode of communication was entirely through drawing - first animals, then buses, and finally buildings.
UBS “Stephen Wiltshire” is a short video on the drawing of the NYC Skyline. This was done by memory, after a 20 min helicopter ride.
Images (Top to Bottom): Aerial view of the House of Parliament (London), panoramic view of Tokyo, and panoramic view ofNew York City.
Inspired by Shinto shrine prayer walls, Post Secret website, and the process of catharsis and consolation, Chang invited passersby to write confessions on wooden plaques in the privacy of confession booths. She arranged the anonymous plaques on the gallery walls, painted select responses on canvases, and orchestrated the space with a score by Oliver Blank.
Examples of Confessions include: I don’t know what I am doing and I’m running out of time; I sold heroin to my friend and it ruined his life; I’m scared I’ll die alone; et.al.
Graduating from Tokyo University of Fine Art with a MFA in 1989, Fujimura entered into an apprenticeship with the master Nihonga painter, Matazo Kayama (1927-2004) to pursue his doctoral studies under the master’s tutelage. With a particular affinity for the metaphysical aspects of Abstract Expressionism and Color Field painting, Fujimura’s art is grounded in a deep religious faith. (Text Source)
Korean artist Hosook Kang is fascinated with nature, specifically the invisible rush of energy that flows through living things and natural phenomena. Combining bold action painting and steady mark making, Kang creates optical effects through a process of layering.
Influenced by the techniques and philosophies of both the East and West, Kang’s undulating ripples of color, formed from intricate dot patterns and meticulous gestural brushstrokes, suggest the flow of nature’s transformative energy.(Text Source)
UP&OUT: Collaborative Works by Carolyn Agis, Molly Spitta & Sylke Spitta
Opening Reception:Friday July 18, 2014 | 6-8:00 pm
Free & Open to the Public.
The NYOC Galleryis pleased to present UP&out, a whimsical & playful collaborative exhibition integrating a range of artwork mediums - video, installation, collage, drawing and text - by Carolyn Agis, Molly Spitta & Sylke Spitta. This exhibition will run from July 18 – August 22, 2014.
UP&out suggests that the answers you seek are found in the questions you ask. This exhibition’s title conveys the idea of looking around, over, and outside of some “thing” in order to break through our personal glass ceilings andultimatelymovetowardsthecohesiveunionofmind(knowledge),spirit(heart)and body(will). Its core purpose is to stimulate conversations, one question at a time.
5 Seconds Later (2009/2011) is a performance piece involving a clay mold of the artist’s body being submerged in a shallow pool of water and slowly eroding until the recognizable physical shape completely dissolves. Yardena’s preoccupation with life becoming death and cycling back informs the staging of these “dust-to-dust’ scenarios. (Text Source)
Emerging artist Simbah Pilé is a contemporary Barbadian artist who appropriates and manipulates pop imagery for the purpose of developing narrative-based artworks. She works primarily with paper. (Text Source)
A graffiti artist turned early adopter of digital tools, Yorgo Alexopoulos is a New York based artist best known for his innovative use of new media and technology in the art and film industries. (Text Source)
From June 1-30, 2014, Yorgo’s abstracted, celestial forms will be showcased onNYC Times Square billboards between 11:57 pm to midnight.
Khan & Selesnick’s Truppe Fledermaus & The Carnival at the End of the World is currently on view at Yancey Richardson Gallery in NYC.
Utilizing photography, drawing, printmaking, sculpture and performance, Kahn & Selesnick create “MetaNarratives” blending historical events with their own darkly humorous Dadaist performance to address the economic, political, and ecological crises around the globe. (Text Source)
Frater’s work contemplates perception, how meaning is determined or shifted; and how the architecture of our physicality performs, records, and digests our visual world. (from Artist Statement)
As a student of Philosophy, Jean’s artwork is a product of her philosophical musings. Many of her paintings integrate letters and words as an essential, and at times the only visual element in the composition. (Text Source)
Mayumi’s hand-carved wood pieces are strongly influenced by Buddhist art and African fertility figures. As a recycler of objects, the wood utilized for all her work include found fallen branches in parks to wood gathered from demolition sites.