Friday, November 23, 2007

Do you know the difference between a kiss and a hamburger? No? Lets do dinner.



Let Like The Spice change your alphabet.
Put U and I together for dinner.
Friday, November 30th at 7:30pm.

Make your reservation before Wednesday, November 28th.
Call us at 718.388.5388 or email info@likethespice.com.
Reservations required.

Like the Spice has a history of making guests feel special. Now we want to treat you right. Come enjoy a dinner catered by Paloma that's positively soaked in art, featuring simple, fresh organic delights, a talk by artist Jason Bryant, and a talk from Paloma's owner, operator and head chef Camille Becerra as featured on the Bravo TV show Top Chef.

Served family style, our dinner series is designed to let you enjoy the hoi poloi. First you'll be challenged by the works of Jason Bryant, artist of our current show, Fleshpot. Jason's work inspires thoughtful consideration of the sort of images we've become used to tuning out, and will make for a striking backdrop, just as his knowledge of art and theory will lead us easily into intelligent conversation. We are very pleased to have him.

Then we will bask in the delight of Camille Beccerra owner of Paloma, a massively successful restaurant, located in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Camille will speak about the wonders of being head chef and owner of her spectacular restaurant, contestant on this years season of Top Chef Miami, and winner of the title NYC's sexiest chef!

Our sponsor for the night is Pernod, so drink up! Somebody as pretty as you deserves a little fun.

$$40 (includes all food and drink)
November 30th
Doors open at 7:30pm
Dinner begins at 8:00pm
E-mail or call the gallery for reservations.
Reservations required before November 28th

Monday, November 19, 2007

FLESHPOT@Like the Spice Nov 16th - Dec 14th

What a show!!! 5 drawings, 8 paintings, 100% hot.
Come to Like the Spice to check this must see show out, though Dec 14th.
Mon., Wen.- Sat 12-8:30pm, Sunday 12-7:00pm
Call 718.388.5388 for any information on our dinner party with artist talk November 30th.
Press links to reviews of this exhibition coming soon!













Sunday, November 18, 2007

Buenvenidos a miami!



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Fountain Art Fair Miami 2007
Featuring 14 Brooklyn and Miami based Galleries
2841 NW 2nd Ave Wynwood Arts Distrcit Miami FL (corner of NW 29th St by the Rubell Family Collection)
December 6 - 9, 2007
Reception for the artists: Friday, December 7th from 7pm until midnight
www.fountainexhibit.com

The avant-garde has always laid claim to history through its challenges and victories over the status quo. In 1917, at the unjuried Society of Artists exhibition, Marcel Duchamp unveiled the world’s most famous ready-made art object: “Fountain”. It is in this spirit of the unexpected that some of Williamsburg, Brooklyn’s most forward-thinking and cutting-edge galleries have collaborated to present "Fountain Miami." The exhibition will make its mark in a massive 5000 square foot warehouse at: 2841 NW 2nd Avenue in the Wynwood Gallery District, in close proximity to various other international art fairs, the Rubell Family Collection and many local galleries. Fountian Art Fair will run Thursday Dec 6th until Sunday December 9th with a press brunch preview on Thursday morning Dec 6th at 9am until 11am and a reception for the artists on Friday Dec 7th from 7pm until midnight.

"Fountain Miami" is a guerrilla-style art fair - under the radar, but highly influential. "Fountain" was launched in March 2006 in New York, in an effort to leverage support for independent galleries largely overlooked by corporate-sponsored art fairs. In defiant contrast with both Art Basel Miami Beach, Pulse, Scope and the slew of other International art fairs, "Fountain" has received wide public support and critical acclaim for its independent slant. This independent aspect gives Fountain its edge: young galleries showcasing fresh work without official booth spaces or selection committee juries. In form and spirit, the artwork shown truly reflects the avant-garde and in-your-face attitude equated with the Dada movement.

Fountain Miami is currently featuring the galleries: Ad Hoc, Bipolart, Buenas Artes, Capla Kesting Fine Art, Front Room Gallery, Steven Gagnon, Gitana Rosa, Glowlab, Grace Exhibition Space, Like The Spice, McCaig-Welles Gallery, Miguel Paredes, VertexList and Yum Yum Factory.

Come and experience the unfiltered, uncouth and enterprising excitement of Fountain. See advanced art as it was meant to be seen – without blinders, without “taste merchants" – straight from the source.

Media Contact - David Kesting 917-650-3760, John Leo 917-292-8865, and Marisa Sage 718.388.5388


"Fresh and in their faces, a perfect example of avant-energetics" - The Brooklyn Rail

A "smaller, independent fair" - The Miami Herald

"An 'Alternative Fair,' organized by Williamsburg, Brooklyn dealers, which presents the work of young artists and galleries" - Art in America

“Fountain” (after Duchamp's title for his “ready-made” urinal) is the perfect moniker for this independent, experimental, mini art fair with its Duchampian spirit of philosophic irony." - Douglas Kelley Show

"A salon des refus├ęs" - Time Out New York

"Contemporary art in the spirit of Marcel Duchamp" - Artnet.com

"Independent and experimental" - Juxtapoz magazine
All work posted below will be available in Miami or through Like the Spice Gallery
224 Roebling Street Brooklyn, NY 718.388.5388


Jason Bryant, The First Lady of Cinema, 40"x60", Oil on Canvas, 2007

Anna Druzcz, In Vitro Complex NO.5 C-print, 24"x 38",2007

Liz Brown, East of LA, 24" x 38", Oil on Canvas, 2007

Rachel Beach, 27"x27"x 6"In the Round, wood, wood veneer, Oil paint, 2007

Chadwick Whitehead, Revelation 13, Illustration, 2007

Ross Racine, Subdivision: Walnut Village,Digital Drawing, 2006

Brian LaRossa, Untitled, Ballpoint Pen, Digital C-print, 2006