MORNINGSIDE HEIGHTS ART GALLERY
@ ARTS AND CRAFTS BEER PARLOR
CURRENT ARTIST - AVERY WILDER
ON DISPLAY THROUGH DECEMBER 2018
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Avery Wilder: The Dot Series
Emulating traditional printing processes, such as halftone and CMYK color structures, each piece is the result of hours upon hours of meticulously hand-placed layers of adhesive, translucent vinyl. These portraits—some of which represent familiar characters from cult/classic films, and some that do not—are intended to be seen in person, up close and at a distance. The work explores a translation of perceived media purpose. When viewed on a screen, or at a glance, one might suppose the pieces are manufactured or created digitally with just a few clicks of a mouse. But upon closer inspection, the tedious precision and calculated techniques become apparent. Allowing the hand to assemble pictures in the way machines were designed to, The Dot Series showcases an unexpected cross-over of medium and imagery—a reversal of intent and process.
Avery hails from Louisville, Kentucky.
ALL ART EXHIBITS
Sine worked for seven years cutting paper for pop artist James Rizzi in Soho New York. She now shows her art in the US and Denmark, with a permanent exhibit at the Flat Iron Gallery in Peekskill.
My current project Harlem in Real Time is a combination of two series. Always drawing on the social realism of German and American Expressionists.
Majô L. Foy began drawing and painting in the 1980s when she lived in Paris. Since 1991, she has been affiliated with The Art Students League of New York, where she has studied sculpture, drawing and painting. She currently works as a docent at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. She has numerous paintings in private collections and has displayed her work at Café Mocias, Bettolona and, most recently, at the restaurant Arco Cafe.
Martha Scott Burton was born in 1992 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina and grew up in Springfield, Missouri. In 2015, she received her Bachelor of Arts in Art History at Columbia University, graduating with multiple honors. After her debut at Arts and Crafts Art Gallery, she will participate in a group show curated by Emily Sussman. Burton currently lives and works in New York.
My paintings are of stolen moments; instants of daily encounters between active figures and their environment. From images of busy New York streets, to floating forms in swimming pools, I reference figures as they dissolve into the periphery of vision.
From my early days as an art student I was inspired by the French Impressionists. In 2008 this inspiration extended to the Plein Air painters of California, from the turn of the century to the present. Experiencing nature’s wonders first hand, and then translating those experiences onto canvas with oil paint continues to inspire me.
Damien Mitchell grew up in up Wagga Wagga, Australia. He discovered his talent for art while working in a local paint store called Fitzy’s. At the age of 18, he moved to Prague, Czech Republic, where his passion continued to grow. Throughout his eight years in Prague he painted numerous commissioned walls for international groups such as Doctors without borders, Urban Act, Botas Shoes etc. while also exhibiting in galleries, yet keeping his street based work visible.
REST IN POWER: A TRIBUTE TO THE ART OF RICK BUDO
Boy gets camera, boy starts taking pictures, and more pictures, and more pictures…
Rick Budo was a New York City native who had an unyielding love for his city and all it’s beauty and magnificence. The lens of his camera filtered his already somewhat warped vision and perspective of his daily surroundings.