Friday, October 29, 2010

Under the Blacklight: Chino Amobi's "Day-Glo Brooklyn"

It has been a very busy and exciting week for all of us here at Like the Spice; it started with the finalizing of our Miami plans (SCOOOPPPEEE!!!), the building enthusiasm for the festivities coming up on November 5th (i.e. the opening of our first LTS assistants' show, as well as Chino Amobi's musical performance), and then the week was definitely punctuated by this: Chino Amobi's "Pregnancy Pact" was reviewed by art critic Ben Davis in this week's Village Voice! Mr. Davis writes of Chino's work:

Chino Amobi, currently offering a batch of candy-colored paintings at Williamsburg's Like the Spice Gallery, is one of those info-era artists whose works suggest a kind of Web-surfing aesthetic. Not just his art, though—his creative practice, too...Amobi isn't just riding the tide, but also looking to carve out space for a self, to hold onto a personal world in an overwhelming digital universe...

It is a distinct honor and pleasure to see one of our artists in The Village Voice, it is a publication synonymous with New York City and for the gallery to receive a mention is definitely something we'll be celebrating on the 5th!

And if that wasn't just the icing on the cake, we were also put on the Gallery Shortlist of Joann Kims' favorite galleries in Greenpoint and Williamsburg featured on the blog Brooklyn Based. They mention our monthly dinner series as well as our great variety of works. Also brought to our attention was the blog Art Ravels that does an excellent job "unwinding" arts and culture. Art Ravels features the works of Pregnancy Pact and lauds Chino's disco colors and overlaying of influences. Happy weekend reading!!

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