“Contemporary Abstractions” group show * Opens September 23rd * @ powerHouse Arena * Presented by: Mighty Tanaka * New work from Adam Void
Contemporary Abstractions @ powerHouse Arena Sept 23 – Oct 5
Mighty Tanaka presents:
Interpretations of an Art Form
Colors, dimension, flow and definition are all words that can describe our latest show at Mighty Tanaka entitled Contemporary Abstractions, featuring the artwork of: Adam Void, Drew Tyndell, Greg Henderson, JMR, Julia Colavita & Lauren Comito. Hosted by powerHouse Arena, in DUMBO, Brooklyn, this art show exhibits the work of six emerging artists who represent different directions and juxtaposing interpretations of Abstract art. Contemporary Abstractions is a cross section of styles that highlight the range and breath of this established art form and aims to emphasize a variety of techniques and approaches that can be associated with the movement.
From found material sculptures and geometric design to painted canvas and tailored collages, Contemporary Abstractions features an array of complimentary talent that is pushing the bounds of an art form. The artist’s work strives to continue the legacy established by their predecessors and to create a solid foundation for future generations to grow upon.
Friday, September 23rd, 2011
6:00PM – 9:00PM
(Show closes October 5th, 2011)
37 Main Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
(F Train to York St)
"Under The Influence" will feature a new work from Adam Void commemorating KAP "The Bicentennial Kid"'s 1976 tagging of the Liberty Bell. A classic moment in Graffiti and Hip-Hop history when a desperate youth took to a can of spray paint in need to be heard and remembered.
Celebrating Hip-Hop’s Impact on the Arts
Brooklyn Bodega presents “Under The Influence,” the first curated art event to be held in conjunction with the 2011 Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival.
Opening Tuesday, July 12th as part of the Festival’s week-long programming at The powerHouse Arena, 37 Main Street, Brooklyn, NY; the exhibit will celebrate the influence Hip-Hop has had for multiple generations within the artistic community.
“The idea is to pay tribute to the culture and bring together artists who have something special in common – an influence, a back-story, a motivation. Hip-Hop wouldn’t have become the same movement without the influence of the graffiti writers who created an aesthetic for a new generation. The artists in this show prove that the influence of the golden era keeps its roots and continues to inspire new creations. The influence is powerful and this show brings together both the pioneers and a new wave of artistic progression.”
- Corrie Zaccaria, Event Captain, The Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival
Artwork on view during “Under The Influence” has been curated by Royce Bannon and Alex Emmart of Mighty Tanaka Gallery.
Featured inthe Show:
Photographs from Back in the Days Remix: 10thAnniversary Edition – Book Signing
Upon its first publication in 2001, Back In The Days by Jamel Shabazz became an instant classic. This seminal and iconic title has been inspiring a decade-long, international revival in old-school Hip-Hop style, music and culture. Appearing alongside photographs from the book, Shabazz will be on-hand to sign copies of the limited-printing, tenth-anniversary edition of Back in the Days Remix. It includes a new edit with over 30 never-before-published photographs, a new essay, an interview with Shabazz and deluxe cloth binding.
Contributing Artists – Second Floor Gallery
212 Magazine, 907 Crew (UFO, SADU, DROID, Tony Bones, OZE 108 and GEN II), Ader, Ak5, Alice Mizrachi, Adam Void, Cash4, Darkclouds, Destroy & Rebuild, Don Morris, Endless Love Crew (Royce Bannon,Matt Siren, Celso, Infinity, Abe Lincoln Jr), Ellis G, Eric Jordan, Jesus Saves, Joe Conzo, John Brenner, KA, Keely, Kosbe, Martha Cooper, Miguel Ovalle, Mike Screiber, Moody, Pesu, Robots Will Kill, Rodeo, The Me Nobody Knows, Toofly, Tuxedo, URNewYork and Vanessa Chew + more TBA.
What: “Under The Influence” Art Event
When: Opening BHF ’11 Reception: Tuesday, July 12, 6:00 – 10:00PM
Exhibit Dates: Wednesday, July 13 – Sunday, August 7, 2011
Where: The powerHouse Arena, 37 Main Street, Brooklyn, NY
Who: Photographs from Back in the Days Remix: 10th Anniversary Edition. Gallery showing of influential artists.
Free ticketed admission
For more information on “Under The Influence,” please contact Corrie Zaccaria (Event Captain) at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.bkhiphopfestival.com
The powerHouse Arena is a gallery, boutique, book store, performance, and events space located at 37 Main Street, in New York City’s scenic DUMBO neighborhood. With soaring 24-foot ceilings on the 5,000 square foot ground floor (with over 175 linear-feet of glass frontage and amphitheater-style seating), the powerHouse Arena showcases a series of landmark exhibitions, performances, and controlled mayhem fusing the worlds of art, photography, design, fashion, pop culture, advertising, music, dance, film, and television into a glorious whirlwind of captivating spectacle.
For more information, visit www.powerhousearena.com
Many thanks to Mighty Tanaka Gallery for putting together the mural at PowerHouse Arena's Boiler Room "Murals on Main" space. The day-long session was filmed by Karim Tabba. The video will be posted as soon as his final edit is complete. Also, final pictures will surface as soon as possible.
In the meantime, go see it for yourself: 37 Main St. Brooklyn NY 11201 DUMBO. It will be up from August 10th until September 10th. The window is visable 24hrs a day.