Optometrķa del Ser (Optometry of Being)
We couldn't be more excited to host three prolific Mexican artists for our final show of the summer. Seher, Smithe and Kraken have been rocking the art scene for quite some time, painting murals, creating posters and showing original works all over Mexico. Now, they are about to cover our Brooklyn walls with all new works (we expect 10-14 small pieces from each artist!) and we can't wait to see what they have in store for us! All three of these talented artists exist in that ever-evolving space between the sanguine and the macabre, just how we like it!
Please join us for the opening reception on August 15th from 7 - 11 pm.
Hello Brooklyn! The NPR is headed your way for an awesome weekend show at Cotton Candy Machine!
The National Poster Retrospecticus is a traveling show of more than 300 hand-printed posters from over 100 of the most prominent poster designers in the USA.
Two Arms Inc.
The Half and Half
Don't forget to follow this awesome travelling show on Facebook for more dates on their tour!
Please join us Saturday, August 23rd from 6 pm - 11 pm and again on Sunday, August 24th from 12 pm - 5 pm!
Our first show of the Fall will be celebrating two incredible artists, Sean Mahan and Elizabeth Winnel, both of which you might remember from this year's Tiny Trifecta! Sean first showed with us last December, as part of our first Brooklyn Biennial Submission group show. His work stunned us all and we couldn't be happier to have this Florida-based painter back in New York! This show will mark Elizabeth's first time showing her larger works with us, although her tiny Lip paintings sold quickly at this year's Trifecta.
Sean Mahan is a social realist figurative painter who works with graphite and acrylic washes on wood to depict a sense of wonder about the innate warmth of the human character and its conflict with structures of power and control.
Sean has enjoyed creating cover artwork for the bands: Twelve Hour Turn, Floor, Daitro, Dauntless Elite, Jets vs. Sharks, Planes Mistaken For Stars, Beat Buttons, North Lincoln, Fires, Del Cielo, The Gifthorse, Mouthbreather, Senders, Little League, Kids on Bikes, and more.
Elizabeth received a BFA from in illustration from Savannah College of Art and Design in Georgia and currently lives in Toronto, Canada.
In her paintings she endeavors to make apparent the dichotomy of interior and exterior in relation to her self-image.
Winnel begins each painting with a layer of drips, splashes and bleeding, the ‘associative layer’ binding form and color for emotive effect. The second layer depicts herself in vulnerable and often erotic poses. The aim is not self-objectification, but reflection and analysis.
Please join us for the opening reception on September 12th from 7 - 11 pm.
Camilla d'Errico finds joy in angst - in shape and in form, in color and in texture – and in the embodiment of passion. She loves capturing the tension, the drama, and the unrest in people’s faces and showing them a reflection of their own deep seated emotions. It is about expressing what they feel and feeling what they express.
Hikari Shimoda Shimoda’s artwork paints a world where cuteness and horror coexist, and fantasy meets reality. She credits the Japanese pop culture she grew up with as the main source of inspiration of her Lowbrow “Irasuto” style, which means artwork made by people inspired by anime and manga. There are often children putting on heroic costumes such as Superman and “shojo” or magical girls, an anime sub-genre of young girls who use magic.
Through depicting children especially, Shimoda reveals the problems people in today’s society struggle with from within. Children possess a simple existence because their identity is ambiguous which provides her with an original point of view.
Opening Event Friday October 10th
7pm - 11pm
Arik Roper was born in 1973 in New York City, grew up in Richmond, Virginia, then returned to New York to attend the School of Visual Arts from 1991-1995. Since then he has built a universe of strange and familiar fantasy, horror, surreal, and psychedelic imagery. After starting out creating record and cd covers for a variety of bands, and various gigs in the commercial art world, he has continued onward and into more diverse areas of poster design and graphic illustration, and animation
Skinner is a self-taught artist living in Oakland, California who has meticulously crafted a balance of extraordinary mural work, bizarre and antagonistic installations while maintaining a prolific commercial career. Influenced by 80’s pop culture, human struggle, myths and violence, dungeons and dragons and the heavy metal gods, Skinner’s mind is one of psycho social mayhem fueled by a calculated chaos. Skinner has and continues to bring his own very specific weird art to anywhere in the world that can handle it. Skinner’s work has been celebrated in various publications including Blisss, Juxtapoz, Hi Fructose and Beautiful/Decay as well as numerous European publications.
Opening Event Friday November 14th
7pm - 11pm
Charlie Immer is a fine artist and an illustrator. His work has been shown across the nation and has appeared in HiFructose Magazine. Charlie holds a BFA in Illustration from the Rhode Island School of Design.
Opening Event Friday December 12th
7pm to 11pm