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Postcards from the Edge - this Weekend at Gallery 524 in Chelsea by mirena

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POSTCARDS FROM THE EDGE

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Featuring artworks by Mirena Rhee, Robert Longo, Kiki Smith, Polly Apfelbaum, William Wegman, John Baldessari, Kay Rosen, Michael St. John, Nancy Burson, Lawrence Weiner, Nayland Blake, Donald Baechler, Barbara Hammer, Hans Haacke, Ida Applebroog, Louise Fishman

THIS WEEKENDJanuary 19 - 21, 2018Gallery 524524W 26th Street, NYC

PREVIEW PARTY:FRIDAY, JANUARY 19th5-8pmThe only opportunity to see the entire exhibition.  Silent Auction & Raffle Prizes. (No postcard sales.) * Artist Preview from 6pm-8pmParticipating artists can attend the Preview for free (no RSVP required), starting at6pm, one hour after VIP Preview. Additional guests $100 each (see below).

* VIP Preview begins at 5pm $100 admission(payable at the door or online here) allows guests into the gallery one hour before the general doors open.  Beat the crowd and get an extra close look at all the artwork.

Postcards from the Edge is Visual AIDS' biggest show and fundraiser of the year - and one of the most unique and democratic events in the art world!Since 1998, over 26,000 postcard-sized works have been exhibited, raising over $1,100,000 to date. By participating in Postcards From the Edge, artists and collectors support the important mission of Visual AIDS.

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BENEFIT SALE 

SATURDAY, JANUARY 20 from 10 AM – 6 PMSUNDAY, JANUARY 21 from 12 PM – 4 PM (SUNDAY SPECIAL: Buy 2 & Get 1 Free)

Over 1400 artworks displayed anonymously – and artist's name revealed only after purchase. First-come, first-served. All postcard artwork only $85 each.  On SundayONLY - buy 2 postcards, get 1 free as our "thank you."  With so much wonderful art on display, you are bound to find something you love—and all proceeds supports the programs of Visual AIDS.  $5 suggested admission.

Ingredients of a Subway Car won the 2017 Ivyside Juried Art Competition. Juried Solo Exhibition coming up for 9/14/17 through 11/18/2017. See the ingredients of the winning project by mirena

Ingredients of a Subway Car won the 2017 Ivyside Juried Art Competition. Juried Solo Exhibition coming up for 9/14/17 through 11/18/2017. Click image below to see the ingredients of the winning project.  

The significance of the Subway Car is in that it holds together in very close proximity, quite unique in the world, people of all walks of life, ages and positions in the world.  People that otherwise would not have each other in their personal space. In that the Subway Car is like a practical Buddha that is the focal point in the action of many hands.

 

Ingredients of a Subway Car won the 2017 Ivyside Juried Art Competition

 

This series of drawings and simulations arose from the realization that during simple and mundane daily activity, like holding onto the rails in the subway, the hands draw extraordinary three-dimensional shapes. As they move through space they create flowing, complex structures of hand trails - this body of work explores these ephemeral constructs.

The NYC subway has always been an endless animation, with hands of various sizes coming and going, getting strung firmly for a bit and then letting go. Also the great stories of the subway, sometimes you hear a life’s story by the time you get off. Often strange and sometimes with villains in various disguises.

The pen and ink drawings of hand structures are created using dip pen and ink on board. Drawing with dip pen and ink is an archaic technique of drawing dating back to the reed pens of 400 BC. The paper is an American board which is made with very heavy presses which compress the fibers of the paper into a unique smooth finish. The pen’s sharp point produces etching like effect and deposits tiny particles of pigments in the grooves of the paper and the drawing looks and feels like a one of a kind etching. Each video is created with one or several pen and ink drawings, scanned, animated or simulated on the computer.

These drawings and simulations follow the expansion in time and space of several hand drawings. They travel in a series of gestures, follow a think line and coalesce into three-dimensional structures. My own hands serve as the models and main building element of my work because they are present and available, constantly traversing and dominating my personal space.