Dick Perez: An Exhibition of Baseball’s Finest

Posted by The G on April 5, 2013 under Artsy Fartsy, Encounters with G | Be the First to Comment

Photos by G.  Art by Dick Perez.

Mickey Mantle by Dick Perez

Mickey Mantle by Dick Perez

If you’re a fan of baseball, you must check out “An Exhibition of Baseball’s Finest” by Dick Perez at the Agora Gallery in New York.  If you collected baseball cards in the 1980s, you’ll surely know Dick Perez’ work as he painted Donruss’ Diamond Kings series.

Lou Gehrig by Dick Perez

Lou Gehrig by Dick Perez

In this exhibit, Perez has paid tribute to some of the greatest ball players to ever grace the field including Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Ty Cobb, Mickey Mantle, Jackie Robinson and the list goes on.  Each oil painting will immediately transport you into a legendary era gone by and you can nearly taste peanuts and Cracker Jacks as you walk through the gallery.

Johnny Bench and Lou Brock by Dick Perez

Johnny Bench and Lou Brock by Dick Perez

Yogi Berra by Dick Perez

Yogi Berra by Dick Perez

Willie Mays by Dick Perez

Willie Mays by Dick Perez

“An Exhibition of Baseball’s Finest” by Dick Perez is showing at the Agora Gallery (located at 530 West 25th Street) in Manhattan.  Play Ball!

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Aelita Andre – “Secret Universe / A Solo Exhibition”

Posted by The G on June 18, 2012 under Artsy Fartsy | Read the First Comment

Photos by G.  Art by Aelita Andre.

Aelita Andre

“Secret Universe” by Aelita Andre. Now showing at Agora Gallery in NYC through July 3, 2012.

Upon first glance, you might think the works of Aelita Andre are nothing special.  Then you discover a key piece of information –  the artist is 5 years old!  Aelita Andre’s exhibit “Secret Universe” is her second exhibit at New York’s Agora Gallery.  In 2011, her exhibit “The Prodigy of Color” sold out in 5 days and Aelita Andre made international headlines as the world’s youngest professional painter.

Aelita Andre

Aelita Andre and her mother inspecting Aelita’s paintings

Aelita’s abstract works are quite impressive and surprisingly, still reasonably priced (with most paintings in the $5000 range).  As she gets older, it will be very interesting to watch the progression of her career.  Aelita, of Russian heritage but based in Australia, was at the opening night reception, looking super cute with a tiara and skipping around the gallery and announcing the measurements of her paintings to guests.

Aelita Andre

Aelita Andre

“Secret Universe / A Solo Exhibition” by Aelita Andre is showing at Agora Gallery in New York through July 3, 2012.  Agora Gallery is located at 530 West 25th Street in Manhattan.

Aelita Andre

Aelita Andre in front of her work

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“The Prodigy of Color” by Aelita Andre

Posted by The G on June 8, 2011 under Artsy Fartsy | 2 Comments to Read

Photos by G.  Art by Aelita Andre.

The Prodigy of Color by Aelita Andre. Now showing at Agora Gallery in New York through June 25, 2011.

When you first look at the works of Aelita Andre, you might think you are gazing at your typical run of the mill abstract paintings.  Her mixed media paintings are different however.  Aelita Andre is 4 years old!  “The Prodigy of Color” features over 20 works from the Australia based (of Russian heritage) child prodigy.  The paintings are all quite large and extremely impressive.  Videos are shown of the artist making the paintings so there’s no doubt that she is the artist.  The film “My Kid Could Paint That” from 2007 documented another 4 year old girl who made paintings, but it was later discovered that she merely assisted with the paintings instead of creating them from start to finish.

"Life In The Aquarium"

In Aelita Andre’s bio, it says that she created her first major body of work at age 2!  Wow!  It will be really interesting to follow her career, so put Aelita Andre on your radar and be prepared to witness the rise of a major talent.  At press time, the exhibit is almost sold out, so you’d better act now if you want to own a piece of history.

Partial Gallery View

“The Prodigy of Color” by Aelita Andre runs until June 25, 2011.  The Agora Gallery is located at 530 West 25th Street in New York.

When I visited the gallery, Aelita Andre happened to be there.  She was sitting behind the reception desk playing with her magical wand (which was actually a feather duster).  As I spoke with her and congratulated her on a major accomplishment she waved her wand at me and advised that I’d been turned into a duck.  She then turned me into a cat and finally, I was turned back into a human.  It was certainly one of the cutest exchanges I’ve had with an artist in quite some time.  Once again, I wish her all the success in the world and it appears that she will not need a magic wand to obtain it.

Aelita Andre

Aelita Andre and her magic wand.

 

“Red” by Nathan Sawaya

Posted by The G on November 24, 2010 under Artsy Fartsy, Encounters with G | 2 Comments to Read

Photos by G.  Art by Nathan Sawaya.

"Red" By Nathan Sawaya. Now showing at Agoura Gallery in NYC through December 14, 2010

New Yorkers!  Before you depart the city to go on your holiday journeys, you must see “Red” by artist Nathan Sawaya at the Agoura Gallery.  Earlier this year, Sawaya had the exhibit “Brick by Brick,” and it was really amazing.  The trend continues with “Red.”  Even though the pictures above and below are cool, you really have to see these works with your own eyes to appreciate just how incredible they are.  The size of the works vary and each one will have you scratching your head wondering how he made them!

As my good fortune would have it, Nathan Sawaya was at the gallery when I visited and I got a chance to tell him how awesome I think his art is.  He was very nice and we took a photo together.  You can see that after the jump.  Once again, do not miss “Red” by Nathan Sawaya at the Agora Gallery, located at 530 West 25th Street in New York.

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The Lego Brick Sculpture of Nathan Sawaya

Posted by The G on April 3, 2010 under Artsy Fartsy | 4 Comments to Read

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Brick by Brick by Nathan Sawaya now showing at the Agora Gallery!

Whether or not you are a fan of Legos, you will be wowed by the Agora Gallery‘s latest exhibition – Brick By Brick: The Lego Brick Sculpture of Nathan Sawaya.  The exhibit is located in Chelsea at 530 West 25th Street, Tuesday through Saturday from 11 am to 6 pm now through April 13, 2010.  You should not miss this one.  In addition to being really cool, you can see all of this Lego glory for the bargain price of FREE!  You can also read more about the exhibit here, and while pictures are worth 1000 words, seeing them in person is a whole new experience entirely.  Speaking of pictures, see a few more after the jump.

Lego my Eggo!

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