Sunday, January 31, 2010

Under The Bridge Show at 47 Gallery 47 Monroe Gallery Lofts 47

January 15th I tried my hand at curating my first show. It featured Mirandom, Marthalicia, Josie Zetina, Lissette Barros, Gigi Bio, Lexi Bella, and Danielle Mastrion. It was a fabulous turnout and not the last. Thanx Ladies- Here's the write up about the show:

47 Monroe Gallery Lofts Presents:
Under The Bridge:
Downtown Art

An Exhibition of some of New York's best female
emerging artists today

The word recession is used a lot these days to talk of negative situations, however history has shown us that "these uncertain times" are times that art and culture thrive. Much like the late 70s and early 80s the artists, musicians, and New York culture thrived in abandoned buildings and loft spaces during another "uncertain time" economically in this city. Economic times like these prove who is in it for the creation of something new and refreshing when there's nothing else to lose and the herd is thinning. This is when true generations of artists make their mark.
The idea of "Downtown" being a place of convergence of creativity is a concept born in New York City. In the 20th century from the Village which nurtured Abstract Expressionism and Jazz half a century ago, to the L.E.S. giving us Basquiat, Madonna, Blondie and Keith Haring around the time everyone in this show was born, the idea of something being "Downtown" was synonymous with being cool and making things happen. This shows goal is to continue this tradition into the 21st century.
This show is about 7 artists and photographers making their mark in New York NOW. They are painters, photographers, djs, fashion designers, graphic designers, teachers, mothers, and artists. They work, struggle, and succeed with their visions and create a new community and a new movement in today's Downtown Art.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Lexi Bella New Year Round Up

I know its the end of January and lots of things have been Crazy in Crazytown for the last few months, but Im plugging away at this blog and my promise for the New Year is to not only to become rich and famous, but be diligent about updating this blog and bringing you some good shit.

November brought with it a solo show for yours truly at the new 47 Monroe Gallery Lofts in Chinatown. It was the first opening the gallery had had and was a success. The silent auction proved lucrative and drinking and danced ensued. People stayed into the wee hours of the morning as the discussions about art and smoke became more slurred.
This December I couldn't spare the time I did last year for Miami Art Basel so I held down the fort in NYC and attended Miss Marthalicia's Holiday Party the day of the snowstorm. I had no idea as I lugged my plate of Xmas cookies from Chinatown to |76th st. in the Bronx how fucking far away it was, but an houre later I was drinking and eating with some favorite art people deep in the comfort of her basement.
Holidays passed, as they do.
New Year's passed, I blacked out around 4.
And here we are- Im all fresh and ready for some next decade partying and bullshitting in the New Year...and reporting it all on here.