October 21, 2012

The Grass Paintings: "bemused_#13"

acrylic on magazine page, 14" x 11"
Posted by mark at 09:13 PM

October 15, 2012

"inland island"

acrylic on magazine page, 10.75" x 8.25"
Posted by mark at 01:51 AM

October 07, 2012

The Stand


The East Village’s newest gallery is also it’s smallest and possibly most ingenious. A mere 4 by 14 feet, The Stand occupies a former beer storage shed perched on the side of a bodega on the corner of East 7th Street and Avenue C. The gallery is the creation of Lori Der Hagopian and represents a culmination of a long-crafted vision to exhibit art in a direct, accessible manner.

The art presented also is of a radically inclusive nature. Der Hagopian is a champion of the outsider and the underrepresented. Works of homeless artists and children are placed side by side with those of the occasional established professional in a way that highlights the common denominator of focused intention and deep personal investment.

Open to the street, jutting out into the sidewalk, the space offers a welcome invitation to all passersby, generating clientele of a diversity that few galleries could hope to match.

Check it out.

Featured artist (above): “Giovanni” a ten year old from New Mexico. He’s fascinated with the sinking of the Titanic and, lately, has expanded his area of investigation to include airplanes and aerial depictions of runways.
Posted by mark at 06:52 PM

October 03, 2012

Pop Stoppage Series: "striving_#244"

Hand torn soda bottle labels and acrylic on paper, 11” x 17”
Posted by mark at 09:50 PM

October 01, 2012

September's Acrylic Palettes

Posted by mark at 12:23 AM