Monday, February 13, 2012

Fundraiser for Arts Not Fair

Like the Spice will be putting on a fundraiser this Wednesday from 7 PM- 9 PM. For more information and an invite to this event contact

Arts Not Fair

Arts Not Fair: A Like the Spice

Gallery Art Fair. A special project created by Like the Spice will transform Like the Spice Gallery (224 Roebling Street

Brooklyn, NY), into a month long "art fair" highlighting special projects by the Like the Spice Gallery artists,

including Chino Amobi, Jenny Morgan, Hans + Gieves, and more.

"Arts Not Fair" will become the most important art event in New

York, taking place no where near Piers 92 & 94 in Manhattan. Like the Spice is re-establishing itself

as the most adventurous and dynamic contemporary art fair in New York City". (Line appropriated

from The Armory Show website)

This year, thousands of people will be hitting the art fairs. What do you do at art fairs? Try to steal a pass,

struggle to find the lounge, squeeze into the V.I.P. room and maybe, maybe manage to find a couple pieces

of art that don't make you want to roll your eyes. And then it's off to the after-party for handshakes and fun

and it's all forgotten until Miami. Doesn't it leave you wanting something a little more intimate? Something


At last a fair that is a piece itself, "Arts Not Fair" has the badges, we've got the lounge, we'll even be

boasting the world's best V.I.P. room (no need to bribe the bouncer). Inside and outside the walls of

Like the Spice artists will present new projects as installation-based pieces created just for this

show. You'll be able to view each booth at a pace YOU set, not by being ordered around by some invisible

committee. The first twenty thousand guests will even be given a very special map of the exhibits, printed

out by our special guest, the Like the Spice HP Color Printer! Ticket prices are set at the cost of printing,

and press passes will be available for anyone who knows how to use Wordpress.

Come March 11th, those other art fairs will have packed up and left town but Like the Spice will still be

going strong, giving you a peak at what happens after the party ends when all that's left are white walls, flat

champagne, and unsold art. "Arts Not Fair" will ask the viewer to question what is a gallery? What is an art

fair? As viewers do we want to see or be seen? is ART FAIR?

Press Preview: Friday March 9th, 2012 4:00pm – 6:00pm

VIP Preview, benefiting the Arts Not Fair foundation: Friday March 9th, 2012 6:00-9:00pm

Opening reception: Saturday March 10th, 6-10pm with special performances, and panels during

Williamsburg Armory Night.

Regular Show hours: Saturday March 10th, 12-7pm.
Sunday March 11th, 2012 hours 12 – 7pm

After the show extend viewing exhibition – April 1st, 2012. (Normal Gallery Hours)

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Sutured Opening

This past Friday we had an exciting opening for our newest exhibition, "Sutured." Featuring the work of Adam Parker Smith, Jude Broughan, Joseph Heidecker, Richard Saja, Robert Raphael, Vadis Turner, and Zoe Sheehan Saldana, seven artists whose work bears, and yet also exploits, the cultural norm associated with textiles and other craft materials.

Here is a look at some of the pieces in Sutured:
Vladis Turner
"Red Candy and Black Mold"
Acrylic, Paint, Ribbon, Clothing, Quilts, Gloves, Mixed Media
60 x 66 x 6"

Richard Saja
"Green Man"
Mixed Media

Robert Raphael
"Vertical Garden"
Mixed Media
72 x 8 x 3"

Joseph Heidecker
"Silver Statue"
Found wood form, Steel Pins, String
16 x 4"

Robert Raphael
"Mold Nest"
Acrylic paint, Clothing, Ribbon, Yarn wool, Jump rope, Mixed Media
20 x 14 x 9"

Robert Raphael
Enamel paint, Satin ribbon, Porcelain
74 x 5 x 5"

Adam Parker Smith
3,000 hand-woven bracelets
8 x 8.5'

Jude Broghan
"Tan Nasturtiums"
C-print, Leather, Plastic lighting gel, Plastic, Thread
15 x 21"

Jude Broughan
Photograph, Leather, Thread
18 x 24"

Jude Broughan
"Black Composition"
C-print, Polaroid, Plastic, Leather, Acrylic, Paint, Thread
24 x 17"

Richard Saja
"Has Anyone Seen My Lighter?"
24 x 24"