Friday, December 16, 2011

Curate NYC: "Layer Current" is only up for three more days!

That's right folks, this fantastic Curate NYC show, "Layer Current," is only up for a few more days here at Like the Spice Gallery and it would be a shame if you weren't able to see all of these great pieces. We all know that the holiday season is a busy one and we promise to forgive all of those who do not make it out to the gallery before "Layer Current" closes and take your names off of the naughty list but we hope that you take a look at the images below and do not hesitate if you have any questions!

Curate NYC Live Exhibition: "Layer Current" Dec. 8th-18th, 2011
Erik Sommer
"Red Lips and Ivory"
36"x36"
Mixed media on canvas (gessos, oils, acrylics, pastes, plasters, cement)
$4,000


Wayne Adams
"ask Me No More Questions, Tell Me No More Lies"
48"x60", 2010
Acrylic on canvas
$2,500

Nicholas Horman
"1000 Layers"
45"x24", 2011
Latex paint on wood
$3,000

Joe Banish
"Nth Degree"
20"x16" (framed)
Edition 1 of 3
C-print, 2011
$350

Keira Kotler
"August 9th to September 2, 2011 (I Look For Light)"
18"x18", 2011
Urethane and varnish over acrylic
$2,200

Rosemary Taylor
"Untitled (On and Off)", 2011
Oil, spray paint, acrylic, ink on canvas and wall
$6,500

Ian Hall
"Patterns of Science"
Mixed media collage, 2011
$325

Rachel Kohn
"Beneath What We Know"
8"x8", 2011
Courtesy of Crossing Art Gallery
Watercolor, plaster, aqua resin, and wax on panel
$500

Rachel Kohn
"Beneath What We Know 2"
8"x8", 2011
Watercolor, plaster, aqua resin, and wax on panel
$500

Dana McClure
Curiosities Series (sold individually)
8"x10", 2011
Rice paper and screen printing
$300 ea.

Dana McClure
Pheasant Triptych No. 1
16"x20", 2011
Rice paper and screen printing
$750

Vadis Turner
"Primrose Path Engulfed in Smoke"
Mixed Media
68"x63"x5", 2011
$12,000

Lael Marshall
"Big Wig"
Oil, acrylic, thread, on various materials
117"x91", 2011
$7,000

Jay Paavonpera
"Hubert St."
Machine oil, rust, household paint, spackling paste, on sheetrock
24"x24", 2011
$ 900

Christina Massey
"Business and Pleasure 9"
Oil on canvas with collared shirt and khakis
42"x42", 2011
$4,500

Hannah Mishin
"Untitled X"
Paper, rubber cement
31.5"x23.5"
$1,900

Mira Alibeck
"FBLE :: Dreams"
Latex, urethane foam, aqua resin, acrylic, and pencil
approx. 50"x27"x27", 2011
$2,600

MaryKate Maher
"Blackout (alluvia)"
50"x27"x30"
Resin, dirt, mirror, tree branch
$15,000

Tamiko Kawata
"Secret Devourer: Final Stage"
Shredder, steel, paper
25"x26"x36", 2009
Price upon request

Saturday, December 10, 2011

We're Baaaaaaaaaack!

Marisa and Olivia have returned from Miami and are so happy to be back home at Like the Spice! Though they had a fantastic time doing Scope during Art Basel they were certainly looking forward to the festivities of this week and next...

This past Friday was the perfect welcome back as it was the opening for the 2011 Curate NYC exhibition, "Layer Current." This beautiful show features works by Wayne Adams, Mira Alibek, Joe Banish, Ian Addison Hall, Nicholas Horman, Tamiko Kawata, Rachel Kohn, Keira Kotler, MaryKate Maher, Lael Marshall, Christina Massey, Dana McClure, Hannah Mishin, Jay Paavonpera, Erik Sommer, Rosemary Taylor, and Vadis Turner. Selected from over 1500 entries submitted by artists living or working in New York City, the exhibition showcases works built up in layers over time.

"Layering, as a strategy, takes on varying and multiple meanings and uses in each piece, some layers are there to hide or modify what's beneath, other layers combine to produce startling effects, some layers allude to geological stratifications and accumulations, others mark the slow, painstaking process of their intentional layer-by-layer creation. Colleage, decollage, collecting, accreting and composting are all in evidence," Click here to read the full press release!

This incredible show will only be up until Thursday, December 18th, so layer those sweaters up and come and visit us at Like the Spice! Or, better yet, join us for this month's artist dinner featuring many of the artists from "Layer Current." Dinner will be catered by the lovely and talented Neilie Meyer, owner and executive chef of The Starving Artist Bakery and if you have yet to taste her culinary masterpieces now is certainly the time to do it before you start filling up on all of those holiday sweets;) As always, our dinners are RSVP only, click here to get your tickets now. Doors are open at 7pm and dinner will be served promptly at 8pm, just enough time for you to choose your seat, enjoy a glass of wine, and meet our other wonderful guests. We hope to see you there!



Thursday, December 1, 2011

Layer Current, Curate NYC 2011 Exhibtion

"Red Lips and Ivory"

December 8-18, 2011
Opening Reception:
Thursday, December 8th, 2011 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Like the Spice is proud to present the exhibition Layer Current, the Curate NYC 2011 live exhibition for Brooklyn, featuring works by Wayne Adams, Mira Alibek, Joe Banish, Ian Addison Hall, Nicholas Horman, Tamiko Kawata, Rachel Kohn, Keira Kotler, MaryKate Maher, Lael Marshall, Christina Massey, Dana McClure, Hannah Mishin, Jay Paavonpera, Erik Sommer, Rosemary Taylor, and Vadis Turner. Selected from over 1500 entries submitted by artists living or working in New York City, the exhibition showcases works built up in layers over time.

Layering, as a strategy, takes on varying and multiple meanings and uses in each piece, some layers are there to hide or modify what’s beneath, other layers combine to produce startling effects, some layers allude to geological stratification's and accumulations, others mark the slow, painstaking process of their intentional layer-by-layer creation. Collage, d├ęcollage, collecting, accreting and composting are all in evidence.

Often labor-intensive and obsessive by design, the works in this exhibition do not aspire to a unified cold glossy surface, seen in so much “Blue Chip” luxury art today, but revel in the handmade humanity of their production. Even the sensual surfaces are here the result of painstaking processes, not mechanized perfection.

Several works take up mundane experience as subject matter, transforming materials, though precise attention to detail and refined technique, into embodiments of the ridiculousness and subtle hidden meanings of the everyday. Other works have their own magical arbitrariness of process, becoming systems for living through work, rather than systems for producing works; the slow buildup of layers making art of slow, incremental, repetitive, obsessive actions that are more process than product, intense accumulations of time in material form.

There is something to this idea of surface upon surface upon surface, which is distinctly of our time. In Stephen Hawking’s A Brief History of Time there is an anecdote, possibly invented, about an old woman who confronts a scientist after his public lecture on astronomy,

"What you have told us is rubbish. The world is really a flat plate supported on the back of a giant tortoise." The scientist gave a superior smile before replying, "What is the tortoise standing on?" "You're very clever, young man, very clever," said the old lady. "But it's turtles all the way down!"

When it comes to contemporary society, unlike world-supporting turtles, we get the feeling that perhaps life really is just surface layers, all the way down.

Curate NYC is an online platform designed to heighten exposure and opportunities for New York City visual artists and promote New York as a vital cultural hub. This December, Curate NYC has selected one gallery in each borough of the city to curate exhibitions from the over 1500 works submitted online by open call. In addition, the top 150 works will be featured as postcard prints in an additional exhibition. Funding for Curate NYC is provided by the New York City Economic Development Corporation and Full Spectrum Experience, Inc. More information on Curate NYC can be found at www.curatenyc.org


Erik Sommer (Press release image)
"Red Lips and Ivory"
36"x36"
Mixed media on canvas (gessos, oils, acrylics, pastes, plasters, cement)
$4,000


Wayne Adams
"ask Me No More Questions, Tell Me No More Lies"
48"x60", 2010
Acrylic on canvas
$2,500

Nicholas Horman
"1000 Layers"
45"x24", 2011
Latex paint on wood
$3,000

Joe Banish
"Nth Degree"
20"x16" (framed)
Edition 1 of 3
C-print, 2011
$350

Keira Kotler
"August 9th to September 2, 2011 (I Look For Light)"
18"x18", 2011
Urethane and varnish over acrylic
$2,200

Rosemary Taylor
"Untitled (On and Off)", 2011
Oil, spray paint, acrylic, ink on canvas and wall
$6,500

Ian Hall
"Patterns of Science"
Mixed media collage, 2011
$325

Rachel Kohn
"Beneath What We Know"
8"x8", 2011
Courtesy of Crossing Art Gallery
Watercolor, plaster, aqua resin, and wax on panel
$500

Rachel Kohn
"Beneath What We Know 2"
8"x8", 2011
Watercolor, plaster, aqua resin, and wax on panel
$500

Dana McClure
Curiosities Series (sold individually)
8"x10", 2011
Rice paper and screen printing
$300 ea.

Dana McClure
Pheasant Triptych No. 1
16"x20", 2011
Rice paper and screen printing
$750

Vadis Turner
"Primrose Path Engulfed in Smoke"
Mixed Media
68"x63"x5", 2011
$12,000

Lael Marshall
"Big Wig"
Oil, acrylic, thread, on various materials
117"x91", 2011
$7,000

Jay Paavonpera
"Hubert St."
Machine oil, rust, household paint, spackling paste, on sheetrock
24"x24", 2011
$ 900

Christina Massey
"Business and Pleasure 9"
Oil on canvas with collared shirt and khakis
42"x42", 2011
$4,500

Hannah Mishin
"Untitled X"
Paper, rubber cement
31.5"x23.5"
$1,900

Mira Alibeck
"FBLE :: Dreams"
Latex, urethane foam, aqua resin, acrylic, and pencil
approx. 50"x27"x27", 2011
$2,600

MaryKate Maher
"Blackout (alluvia)"
50"x27"x30"
Resin, dirt, mirror, tree branch
$15,000

Tamiko Kawata
"Secret Devourer: Final Stage"
Shredder, steel, paper
25"x26"x36", 2009
Price upon request

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Like the Spice Scope Miami Booth C06 2011

Like the Spice Scope Miami Booth Co6

Tuesday Nov 29th, 2011 - Sunday Dec 4th, 2011

Like the Spice Gallery will be showing all new works by Jenny Morgan, Jessica Stoller, Allie Rex, Matt Stone, Reuben Negron, Brian LaRossa, Joseph Heidecker, Jason Yarmosky, and Treasure Frey.

Click on the artist names above to view a few of the works we will have with us in Miami!


FIRST VIEW

Tuesday | Nov 29 | 4pm-8pm
For VIP and Press
(or $100 donation at door)

OFFICIAL SCOPE PARTY
Thursday | Dec 1 | 10 pm

SHOW HOURS
Wed – Sat | Nov 30 – Dec 3 | 11am – 7pm
Sun | Dec 4 | 11am – 6pm

SCOPE Pavilion
NE 1st Ave (Midtown Blvd)
at NE 30th St., Miami, FL 33127

Jenny Morgan Scope Miami 2011

See pieces in Booth Co6 at Scope Miami 2011
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Practice

oil on canvas

70 x 50, 2011

20,000


In

oil on canvas

55 x 42, 2011

12,000



Battle

oil on canvas

32 x 26, 2011

5,200


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Matt Stone Scope Miami 2011

See pieces in Booth Co6 at Scope Miami 2011
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Cyclone

Resin, cardboard, polyurethane foam, spandex, steel, wood

67” x 15” x 16”, 2011


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Brian LaRossa Scope Miami 2011

See pieces in Booth Co6 at Scope Miami 2011
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Superposition – Patrick & Van Hanos

Mixed media output as digital c-print on Fujicolor Crystal Archive matte, 2010

Edition of 3 + 1 AP

24” x 36”


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Allie Rex Scope Miami 2011

See pieces in Booth Co6 at Scope Miami 2011
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Plate 21, 2011

Mylar, Acrylic, pins, coloring book page

12.5” x 9.5”



Plate 15, 2011

Mylar, Acrylic, pins, coloring book page

11.75 x 8.75


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