Sunday, February 13, 2011

Grandparents not for sale: a success story!

On Friday, February 11th 2011, Jason Bard Yarmosky had his first solo show with us at Like the Spice you will be happy to know it was amazing! We had a full house Friday night which might have been due to the plethora of great press that Jason has received. The Huffington Post referred to Yarmosky's work as "totally endearing", Trend Hunter thinks Yarmosky is "surprisingly insightful and delightful" and Cool Hunting said "intriguing" with "raw sincerity". I 'm sold!
Yarmosky's work makes the viewer want to get up close and personal. His nearly life-size humorous portraits of his grandparents hold so much detail it seems as they are in the room with me right now. Fun surprises such as toy guns, cowboy hats, leather vests, bunny ears, and tutus compelled the crowds to study each one. His grandparents seem to stare, fixed on us from their drastically lit rooms. His smaller scale graphite drawings so intense, I have a hard time looking away. Paper and String explained it best by saying "they are stunningly life-like and show an extremely mature, dexterous hand".
The crowd was buzzing with chatter over Yarmosky's "Elder Kinder", which features his two wonderful Brooklyn born Grandparents in an array of costumes that make your inner child laugh out loud. Everyone wanted to meet Jason's grandparents, and yes they are just as lovely in person as they are on canvas. The L magazine agrees that Jason was blessed with the "Coolest grandparents ever!", if you had met them you would most definitely agree. Jason Bard Yarmosky was more than happy to walk the crowds of people through the exhibition. Jason's charisma kept the Gallery- goers, young and old alike, educated and entertained.
All- in -all it was a great turnout and a another great opening for us here at Like the Spice. If you missed Jason Bard Yarmosky's opening show this Friday it will be up at Like the Spice through Sunday March 6th, 2011. It's definitely worth taking a closer look and guaranteed to bring a smile to your face so come through!
Some of Jason's works are still available for sale (unfortunately his grandparents are not, trust me I inquired), a list of pieces still available can be found here. if you require further information email Marisa at

Please join us for our Monthly Artist Dinner with Jason Bard Yarmosky "Senior Prom" on February 25th 2011 at 8pm catered by Gite. Your RSVP to the event is required here.

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