Wednesday, July 30, 2008

NYC Was a Blast

Amy Crehore (me), Molly Crabapple (photo from Molly's livejournal), Ad Hoc Art director Andrew Michael Ford, Ewelina Ferruso, Jenn Porreca, photo by Hilary Beck
Here's a photo of 4 of the 5 artists in my show at Ad Hoc Art. That's the gallery director, Andrew, in the middle. This was taken at the preview opening last Thursday. (Missing is artist Lizz Lopez.) I really enjoyed meeting everyone! "5 Identities, 5 Destinations" is a very strong show and it is well-hung in this large and lovely gallery space. The show was listed as a top art pick in the Village Voice paper last week, plus they wrote a feature article called "Gang of Four"- about 4 Brooklyn galleries (including Ad Hoc Art). Today, my paintings can be found on some great blogs: Art Moco, Artist A day and Internet Weekly. I will write more tomorrow and post more photos. This show stays up until August 24th, so there is plenty of time for people in NYC to still catch it.

Best Thing I Saw in NYC

Photos from The World's Best Ever blog
The best thing I saw on my trip to NYC was by far the Os Gemeos exhibit entitled "Too Far Too Close" at Deitch projects. Here's the link to the Deitch website and here's a link to The World's Best Ever blog which has some great photos of this amazing environment that these Brazilian twin brothers created. No photos can really even show how it felt to be inside of this place. The installation was huge- lots of color, a giant space filled to the brim with magical folk art. There were musical pieces, wooden sculptures that you could crawl inside of and sequined paintings that lined the walls.
Show continues until August 09, 2008! Don't miss it if you are in NYC. It's sooo cool!
18 Wooster Street, New York City.
Os Gemeos (pronounced "ose zhe'-mee-ose.") are two artists from Sao Paulo, Brazil. Gustavo and Otavio Pandolfo were born in 1974, identical twin brothers whose pseudonym, Os Gemeos, translates to "the twins" in Portuguese. In addition to their incredible works created on the streets of Sao Paulo, the twins have in recent years exhibited their art in museums all over the world. They met Barry McGee in 1993 in Brazil and the artists have collaborated and influenced each other since then.
Read about and see more of Os Gemeos' work here:
I will blog more about my own art opening in Brooklyn and my recent trip to NYC, so stay tuned.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Back from NYC

I just got back an hour ago from a fun-filled week in NYC. Here is one of many photos taken on the night of the official opening of the "5 Identities, 5 Destinations" show at Ad Hoc Art in Brooklyn. I am standing in the gallery with one of my favorite nephews. I will blog more about my trip to NYC as soon as I catch my breath. (Photo was taken with his girlfriend's new IPhone.)

Monday, July 21, 2008

Before I Forget...My Art, New York City

Everyone is invited to the "5 Identities, 5 Destinations" show. The opening is Friday, July 25 from 7-10pm (continuing through August 24th) at Ad Hoc Art, 49 Bogart St, Buzzer 22, Unit 1G, Brooklyn, NY. (phone 718-366-2466 -open wed-sunday 1-8pm) Featuring paintings and drawings from JENN PORRECA, AMY CREHORE, MOLLY CRABAPPLE, EWELINA FERRUSO and LIZZ LOPEZ. See you in NYC! Here's a link to BUST magazine's post about this show.

Contact Ad Hoc Art for purchases.

Read another post about this show at: Popdrawer

Shiori Matsumoto's New Work

"Spade" painting copyright Shiori Matsumoto
"Heart" painting copyright Shiori Matsumoto
My friend Shiori Matsumoto has some fantastic new paintings on her website. I like these two young girls peering out from circular golden frames. Dressed in beautiful costumes, they look ready to perform on stage.
The Art of Shiori Matsumoto
The Art of Amy Crehore

Rin Nadeshico's Japanese Schoolgirl Paintings

Click to enlarge images.
Internet Weekly just blogged a very interesting painter named Rin Nadeshico. I especially like these two images of school girls and nature called "Spring" and "Summer". She has a pretty website and a blog .
Here's another link with more information about this female artist.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Opium Den Art

Here are two choice images from the fabulous flickr set called
One is a sketch from a French book on French Indochina (1920) and one is a vintage french nude postcard.