Joshua Liner Gallery’s Art Auction For Tim Strazza on July 28, 2011

Posted by The G on July 27, 2011 under Artsy Fartsy | Be the First to Comment

Photo courtesy of the Joshua Liner Gallery.

"Listen" by Jeremy Fish

New York art lovers!  Add to your art collection and help out a member of the community.  On Thursday July 28, 2011 from 7 to 10 pm, The Joshua Liner Gallery will hold a silent art auction / fund raiser.   The proceeds of the event will benefit its Assistant Director, Tim Strazza, who was recently diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. To help with Tim’s medical bills, many gallery artists and friends of the gallery have donated artworks, including Shawn Barber, Jeremy Fish, Tat Ito, Chris Mendoza, Ron English, Jim Houser, Swoon, Josh Keyes, Swoon, Sylvia Ji, Oliver Vernon, Shepard Fairey and many others! The event will take place at the gallery from 7 to 10 PM  and will include music, food and drinks.

You can see a preview of the works here.

Also, if you are not in the New York area and you feel like opening your heart for a good cause, you can donate any amount to help Tim Strazza here.

The Joshua Liner Gallery is Located at 548 W. 28th Street, 3rd Floor in Manhattan.

“Memento Mori” by Tat Ito at Joshua Liner Gallery

Posted by The G on May 20, 2011 under Artsy Fartsy | Read the First Comment

Photos by G.  Art by Tat Ito.

"Memento Mori" by Tat Ito. Now showing at Joshua Liner Gallery in New York through June 11, 2011.

New York!  Head over to Joshua Liner Gallery for two really great exhibits!  You can view “White Flag” by Cleon Patterson as you enter the gallery.  Don’t surrender there!  The next room of the gallery features “Memento Mori” by Japanese artist Tat Ito.  “Memento Mori” is Tat Ito’s first solo exhibition in New York and it’s great.  The paintings feature acrylic, goache and gold leaf on tondo and rectilinear canvases.  At first glance, you enjoy seeing schools of fish, swimmers and/or dalmatians in these detailed and extremely colorful works.  When you do a bit of further examination, you’ll see all sorts of pop art iconography and references in the paintings.

Closeup featuring Jeff Koons' Balloon Dog.

This perfect fusion of Eastern and Western culture is present in all of Tat Ito’s works.  Seeing the painstaking detail of Ito’s paintings mixed with images of “factory art” is so clever as it maintains the integrity of ‘serious art’ with a twist of humor.

Closeup: Pissing on Warhol.

My friend and I attended the opening night reception and we enjoyed checking out each work and looking for pop art references.  We were able to spot nods to Jeff Koons (Balloon Dog), Damien Hirst (Shark)  and Andy Warhol (Soup Cans) and when we spoke to Tat Ito, he was kind enough to point out a Hirst reference (Diamond Skull) that we missed!  Thanks Tat!  You can see a photo of me with Tat Ito after the jump.

“Memento Mori” by Tat Ito is showing at the Joshua Liner Gallery(located at 548 West 28th Street, 3rd Floor) in New York through June 11, 2011.  Don’t miss it!  You can see more photos at The Worley Gig.

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Summer Group Exhibition at Joshua Liner Gallery

Posted by The G on August 23, 2010 under Artsy Fartsy | Read the First Comment

Photos by G.

Ian Francis - Three People Lose Track of Time in the Financial District of San Francisco

The Joshua Liner Gallery in New York has a cool group exhibition currently showing now through September 2, 2010 that features the work of a diverse group of 23 international artists.  You’ll see work from Cleon Peterson, David Kassan, Dennis McNett, Evan Hecox, Ian Francis, James Roper, Jeremy Fish, Jessica Joslin, Kris Kuksi, Mac, Mi Ju, Mike Davis, Oliver Vernon, Pema Rinzin, Pete Watts, Ryan Bradley, Ryan McLennan, Shawn Barber, SWOON, Tat Ito, Tiffany Bozic, Tomokazu Matsuyama and Tony Curanaj.  I’ve chosen 4 images to share to give you a sample of the works on display, but don’t just settle for pictures, go see this exhibit for yourself.

Kris Kuksi - The Plague Parade - Opus 3

The Summer Group Exhibition at the Joshua Liner Gallery runs until September 2, 2010 and is located at 528 West 28th Street, 3rd Floor.

See two more images after the jump.

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