Sunday, November 16, 2008

Like the Spice & Nicole Stager @ MEGU

Come see Nicole Stager's work this
Wednesday, November 19th, 2008, 6:30pm to 10:00pm
in conjuction with Contaminate NYC

This is a unique opportunity to explore Nicole Stager's work at MEGU restaurant, located at 62 Thomas St, New York, NY 10013, courtesy of Like the Spice Gallery. Taking literally the meaning of photography - drawing with light - Stager makes her elegant works in the darkroom, drawing some with handheld light sources, some using found objects as three dimensional negatives.
Emotionally evocative yet inherently mysterious, Stager's work sits at the crossroads of several different artistic practices. In a process that combines the specificity of the photograph as document with the aesthetic history of abstract painting through the performative manipulation of light and color in real time, Stager induces a kind of trans-media synthesis rarely seen in work that is so simple in its beauty. Time, color, shape, and line are all uniquely presented in Stager's work.
The uncertainty about true sources allows for a work that may remind one viewer of a childhood memory, another of a song from last summer, and another of the smell of burning leaves. Are the colored circles in a given work burns? Drops of blood? Streetlamps? They could be any of the above, or none.

Art, music, images, performance, and dreams. Contaminate New York City with us. Put into play all the different art forms that you know as well as your enthusiasm. We create events, situations, and moments where we can exchange our feelings, ideals, and ideas, where we can be involved and captured by all the art types that surround us. In our events we combine visuals, sounds, scents, sensations, and flavors that generate simultaneous interactions and unexpected yet pleasant surprises. This is our philosophy, a movement that emerges from the depth of our hearts, whose purpose is not to criticize, denounce, or protest but to give space to those who choose and feel the need to express themselves through art. Because art belongs to all of us and for all of us it contaminates NYC. Let's give this word a positive meaning together.
Contaminate NYC! That is a fantastic way to penetrate and love this city where the possibilities are truly endless.

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