Las Adelitas by Sylvia Ji

Posted by The G on July 11, 2010 under Artsy Fartsy, Encounters with G | Read the First Comment

Photos by G.  Art by Sylvia Ji.

Las Adelitas by Sylvia Ji now showing at the Joshua Liner Gallery in NYC through August 7, 2010.

Los Angeles based artist Sylvia Ji debuted her latest solo show “Las Adelitas” at the Joshua Liner Gallery in New York on July 10, 2010 and I loved it!  Sylvia Ji’s art depicts warriors of moral and sexual ambiguity.  I felt that I could stare at each painting for hours because as I looked at her work my mind was taken on a journey of darkness beyond the light and back as I imagined the stories these figures would tell if only they could speak.  The exhibit gets its name from the female soldiers who fought along side the men in the Mexican Revolution and who were immortalized in folk songs (La Adelita).  During the gala opening, I met the artist and she was extremely gracious.  See a picture of my encounter with Sylvia Ji as well as a couple more images from this amazing exhibit after the jump.  Thanks Sylvia for being really nice and for creating really great art!

“Las Adelitas” by Sylvia Ji runs through August 7, 2010 at the Joshua Liner Gallery in New York which is located at 548 West 28th Street, 3rd Floor.  Don’t miss it!

Read more of this article »

Pint Size Paintings at the Sacred Gallery

Posted by The G on under Artsy Fartsy | 3 Comments to Read

Photos by G.

A few days ago, I told you to save the date for a one-night-only exhibit called “Pint Size Paintings” at the Sacred Gallery in New York.  The event took place on July 9, 2010 and it was incredible!  350 artists displayed works on 2×3 inch art boards and canvases and it was mind-blowing!  I walked around the gallery dozens of times and each time, I saw amazing works that I seemed to have missed on previous viewings.  The detail and precision of the works were so incredible that it’s really hard to put into words just how cool this exhibit was.  I overheard many people at the opening gasping “how in the world did they make that?!”  I’d like to thank Kevin Wilson of the Sacred Gallery for telling me a lot of great information about the artists and for throwing one hell of a party that I won’t be forgetting any time soon. For those that missed this awesome event, there is good news – you can get a copy of Pint Size Paintings: the book if you click here.  I highly recommend it!

Perspective: a pint size painting and my hand.

The above picture gives you a perspective of how pint sized these paintings are.  See more amazing art from this once in a lifetime show after the jump.

Read more of this article »

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...