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AHA Fine Art Show – “No Strings Attached”

AHA Fine Art Show – “No Strings Attached”

OPENING RECEPTION: Wednesday, December 7th, 2016, 6-9pm

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AHA Holiday Group Show

LOCATION for  AHA Fine Art Show 2016:

SPRING STREET NATURAL RESTAURANT, Lower Level
98 KENMARE STREET, NEW YORK, NY 10012

(Bet. Mulberry & Center Street)

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“Once Bitten, Twice Shy”: AHA Halloween Show 2016

 

“Once Bitten, Twice Shy”:

AHA Halloween Show 2016

RECEPTION: Thursday, October 27th, 2016, 6-8pm

AHA Halloween Show 2016

LOCATION: SPRING STREET NATURAL RESTAURANT, Lower Level
98 KENMARE STREET, NEW YORK, NY 10012 (Bet. Mulberry & Center Street)

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“Music in the Air”

Opening Reception September 16th, 6-8pm

c/o Spring Natural
98 Kenmare St – New York, NY

Music in the Air!

Next AHA Show “MUSIC IN THE AIR” September 16th

For further information and visuals, please contact Norma or Francesca:
 Norma@aha-fineart.com and Francesca@aha-fineart.com

 

“LOST IN RHYTHM”

Press Release – “LOST IN RHYTHM”

George W. W. Brewster and Evan Venegas

On View: April 7th – April 28th, 2016

Arcilesi | Homberg Fine Art is pleased to present Lost in Rhythm, a two person show featuring works by Evan Venegas and George W. W. Brewster. The show runs from April 7 – April 28, 2016 with an opening reception on Thursday, April 7 from 6-8 PM at 139 Eldridge Street, New York, NY. The show will feature abstract paintings consisting of acrylic paint on panel and oil paint on canvas.

Although their work draws from different inspirations, Venegas’s and Brewster’s work reference the indefinite rhythms recorded by their memory and interpretations of interior spaces, urban settings and elements in nature that coalesce through a controlled and intemperate approach to painting. “The grid itself leaves nothing to question: it is symbolic of things in life that are absolute – breath, gravity and light.” – Evan Venegas. Both Venegas and Brewster express their emotional data and inspirations by manipulating their work with defined palettes and lines, sometimes mimicking rhythms and sound patterns of music. For Brewster, “The palettes range like the seasons and tides and abstract subjects reflect his surroundings.”- Ivan Brewster (grandson of George W. W. Brewster)

George W.W. Brewster (1907 – 1981)

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Born in the Boston area, George W.W. Brewster graduated from Harvard’s School of Design where he studied both painting and architecture. Known for his distinctive semi-abstract style, Brewster predominantly portrays landscapes combining the elements of land, shore, water and sky. He began his career in architecture, even gaining a commendation by Frank Lloyd Wright. Brewster returned to his love of painting in 1960 and closed his architectural firm. He studied under Barbara Swann in Boston and developed a distinctive semi-abstract style, predominantly portraying landscapes that combine elements of land, shore, water    and sky. His paintings reside in the Farnsworth Museum, Portland Museum, and Harvard University as well as in many private collections in the United States. MOMA featured a kitchen designed by Brewster in homage to the Frankfurt Kitchen. Brewster is represented by Peyton Fey Gallery in Santa Fe, NM. His work was also featured in two solo shows in Boston at Boris Mirsky Gallery and two solo show in New York at Bodley Gallery.

 

Evan Venegas (born 1975)Lost_Grid_Evan_Venagas

New York based painter, Evan Venegas studied painting at Parsons School of Design in New York as well as the San Francisco Art Institute. Venegas seeks to create an experience or a state of mind that inspires a change in perception or a focused consciousness. The constant fine tuning and exploration of shape, color, and scale are what best allow for this experience. The shapes in my work are individual pieces of a puzzle, laid out for the viewers imagination to create and assemble an experience that is unique and personal. For Evan Venegas Human anatomy, car parts, faces, tea cups, architectural elements, and letters are all objects that have been described as being seen in his work. Ultimately, Venegas asserts, there is no right or wrong answer, as they are open to wide interpretation.

For more information and visuals, please contact Francesca Arcilesi Francesca@aha-fineart.com or Norma Homberg Norma@aha-fineart.com.

New AHA Show – Kathleen Griffin

“You’re Beautiful, when You’re Angry”

Opening: Saturday, February 20th, 2016

"You're Beautiful, when You're Angry" - New AHA Show by Kathleen Griffin

On exhibit: February 20th – March 20th, 2016

“Um & Uh” Pop-up Show

“Um & Uh …” – Valentine’s Day Pop Up show

Opening: Thursday February 11th, 6-9pm

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Click Play (above) to listen to the audio: “um and uh” by Christina Freeman

“UNCONTROLLED”

AHA Solo Show by Margaret Roleke

Opening Reception: Saturday January 9th, 2016 from 6-8pm

On View: January 9th – Feb 7th, 2016

Arcilesi | Homberg Fine Art is pleased to present Margaret Roleke’s solo show UNCONTROLLED, opening January 9th, 6-8pm at 139 Eldridge Street, New York, NY, 10002. This show explores sensationalism, consumerism and the contradictions and relationships that develop when popular culture mixes with war and religion. The show consists of a hanging sculpture, wall reliefs, lenticular collage pieces on wood and sticker collage abstractions.

Numerous small toys are utilized in the conversation, which allows these serious issues of consumption, consumerism, war, violence and religious extremism to be presented in a playful manner. Actual bullet casings and brass transform into jewel like abstractions as in Abstraction/Princesses. Multitudes of toys are painted in a monochromatic palette, which allow them to be read as minimalist painting. The lenticulars are a new series in which “found object imagery” is rearranged in dramatic relationships.

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This is Margaret Roleke’s first solo show at AHA Fine Art. Five percent of all sales will go to The Coalition to End Gun Violence. Roleke has been working in this manner for many years. Her work has been widely exhibited in the North East including a recent solo show entitled Happy War at Real Art Ways in Hartford, CT.

DUSK TILL DAWN

Show Dates: extended through August 31st, 2015

Please join us for Andrea von Bujdoss’s AKA Queen Andrea’s solo exhibition “Dusk Till Dawn” at AHA Fine Art, 139 Eldridge Street, NYC.

Queen Andrea’s solo exhibition Dusk Till Dawn features new paintings inspired by her endless love of geometry, typography and New York City’s horizon.

RED HIGH

 

Along with her typography pieces, this exhibition presents her recent forays into a complex and colorful world of dynamic geometry, as in her piece Red High (shown left), acrylic on canvas. The paintings on display share a common theme of vibrant color and detailed geometric gradations that evoke the subtle, but dramatic color of the sky, transitioning from dawn and dusk and vice-versa. Queen Andrea’s use of a multifaceted and innovative color palette is a growing theme in her new compositions, Expressed through her boisterous, yet perfectly calculated interplay of color and geometry, her work is reminiscent of 1980’s pop art graphics and patterns.

 

Queen Andrea’s new typography paintings feature chiseled and geometric letters spelling out popular hip-hop and pop culture phrases, such as Hustle Hard (shown below), projecting both positivity and personal empowerment.

Hustle Hard

 

Queen Andrea is building a reputation as an extremely dedicated and innovative typographist and visual artist. Her recent projects include large-scale murals commissioned by mural programs such as, The LISA Project, Wall Therapy, O’nou Tahiti Graffiti Festival, JMZ Walls, Jersey City Beautification Project, and more. Additionally, Queen Andrea was selected for the prestigious Bonnaroo Music Festival and the historic 191st Street Tunnel Beautification Project in collaboration with The City of New York and the MTA (Mass Transit Authority).

 

 

This is Queen Andrea’s second solo exhibition with AHA Fine Art and her fifth solo exhibit in NYC. Queen Andrea is a native New Yorker, raised in SoHo, Manhattan. Queen Andrea has been deeply inspired by the urban landscape from an early age. She paints with some of the most prolific “old school” graffiti writers and actively taught herself graffiti by painting on the streets, on canvas and on paper. Queen Andrea has consistently pursued, for almost twenty years, her graffiti and typography skill-set, which has evolved her graphic style into fine art and a vivid visual vocabulary.

Download Press Release “DUSK TILL DAWN”

For further information and visuals, please contact Norma or Francesca: Norma@aha-fineart.com and Francesca@aha-fineart.com

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