Saturday, January 29, 2011

Coming up in February...

We know, we know, January isn't even over yet and we're zeroing in on February already. Well, it's just because we are so darn excited! We have such a beautiful January show up right now, it's true, "You Make Me Warm" definitely heated up January even on the coldest of nights, but what's the harm in making sure that everyone has something just as beautiful to look at when February comes? February 11th from 6:30pm-9:00pm we will be celebrating the opening for Jason Bard Yarmosky's first gallery solo show, "Elder Kinder", click here for the full press release. Jason has been working extremely hard on the works for this upcoming show which addresses the innocence at both ends of the generational spectrum. Yarmosky recruits his eager Brooklyn-born grandparents, two models very close to him, to pose in an assortment of playful costumes. Whimsical yet grounded in their age, each portrait finds a balance between vulnerability, empowerment, and pride. Using multiple layers of oil paint, Yarmosky employs dramatic lighting to create depth, literally and metaphorically. Each character's stark pose accentuates the inconsistencies of age and appearance. Ranging from a shirtless cowboy to a pensive pink bunny rabbit, Yarmosky's subjects explore the intersection of jaded seniority and the audacity of youth. Check out some examples below...

See, now you know and there's no harm done...Now come and join us at the opening of "Elder Kinder," Friday, February 11th at 6:30pm!

Jenny Morgan in New York Times Magazine! Applause! Applause!

Make sure you save all of your quarters and spare change, maybe even take a look between the seat cushions because tomorrow you are going to want to go out to your nearest news stand and pick up a copy of the New York Times because this Sunday's Times Magazine is a collectible one! Our very own Jenny Morgan was commissioned to create a portrait of WikiLeaks leader, Julian Assange for Bill Keller's feature article, "The Boy Who Kicked The Hornet's Nest: Dealing With Julian Assange and His Secrets," for tomorrow's New York Times Magazine. So cool! For now, you can check out the online version of the article and get a sneak peak at Jenny's work until the hard copy comes out tomorrow. Congratulations to Jenny for really capturing Assange and for the publication of your work, up up and away!!!!!!!
Many people have contacted the gallery in the past few days requesting available Jenny Morgan pieces, so we have decided to add them to this glorious post! Please contact to request any further information on these works. xo Like the Spice


Oil on canvas

23 x 20, 2010


Oil on canvas

45 x 34.5, 2010

All this Time

Oil on canvas

77.5 x 51, 2010

Let go

Oil on canvas

36 x 26, 2010

From the Valley to the Stars

Oil on Canvas

51 x 30, 2010

Inner Island

Oil on Canvas

43x28, 2010


38 x 28.5 inches

Oil on canvase, 2009

In Your Absence

46 x 37

Oil on canvas, 2009


Oil on canvas

19" x15" , 2008

Middle Ground

Oil on canvas

25 x 19, 2008

Don't Leave Me Mother

Oil on canvas

19 x 15.5, 2008

Don't Leave Me Father

Oil on canvas

19 x 15.5, 2008

Beside Himself

Oil on canvas

22 x 16.5

Hot Plates: Hot Food and Hot Topics with Anthony Michael Rom and Sarah Palmer!

Well folks, we did it again, another wonderful and satisfying artist dinner hosted by Like the Spice and catered by Gite! It was a cozy event for sure as the 13 of us sat around the table enjoying the work and company of Sarah Palmer and Anthony Michael Rom during "Hot Plates," the artist dinner for their current show, "You Make Me Warm". We even had a special guest appearance by Jason Bard Yarmosky who offered up a few words about his upcoming show, "Elder Kinder," opening February 11th. Both Anthony and Sarah really opened up about their work and inspirations; Anthony spoke of his eye on the human experience and how people react when familiar and sentimental things are staged in harsh and unfamiliar environments, and Sarah focused on the idea of her work as visual text or poetry inspired by the writings of her father.

The weather gods smiled upon us yesterday as they threatened snow early on but by supper time the flakes were no where to be seen and we could all relax and enjoy the hot plates that were put before us! Now, if you are not familiar with the fabulous food of Gite catering, please, let me enlighten you. Gite (pronounced jeet), combines the gourmet stylings of three sisters, Chelsea, Sam, and Bettina Sheridan, who pride themselves on creating sophisticated food that never loses the comfort and fresh tastes of home-cooking. As Sarah and Anthony discussed the visual language of their respective works we manged on a delectable four course meal.

What did we have? So glad you asked! We started out with a warming winter vegetable soup topped with home-made pesto-butter croutons, almost like a Tuscan minestrone but thicker and sweeter. This was then followed by a beautiful tricolor salad of arugula, endive, and radicchio with a sprinkle of Gite's sweet balsamic vinaigrette (side note: this salad dressing is so divine I would be more than content sipping on its garlicky sweetness or even just dipping a crunchy piece of ciabatta in it). With lasagna Napoletana and eggplant au gratin as the main courses both the carnivores and vegetarians alike were very pleased. The scent of the oozing mozzarella di bufala and simmered San Marzano from the eggplant au gratin tomatoes filled the gallery. Wow, I am making myself hungry, ok time time stop talking about the food! Anyway, Gite's contact info is at the top of this blog post just in case you and ten of your friends get hungry!