Tag Archives: Christina Ray Gallery

THE SOCIAL NINJA

As previously mentioned Long Island City artist Jason Douglas Griffin opened a line up of group shows at the Christina Ray Gallery in SOHO New York this past Thursday. Griffin’s latest installment is made up mostly of works from his “1 Million Ninjas” series, a truly unique installment that pulls a large amount of its materials from the social network Facebook.

Griffin has taken it upon himself to help “Ninja-fy” Facebook, one “like” at a time with his 1 Million Ninjas page on the social network’s site, thus creating completely original works of art a la minute.

This use of Facebook is a great example to showcase one of the many untapped potentials social networking and social media have to offer the art world. The artist incorporates his audience into his art helping to create a real personal bond between the two parties. “Ninjas” is just the beginning, I don’t think the art world and social media have had their last tango just yet.

If you have a chance, please check out this great exhibition:
Exhibition Dates: June 16 – July 3, 2011
Location: 30 Grand Street, Ground Floor . Hours: Wednesday-Sunday, 12-6pm
Directions: A/C/E to Canal Street or 1 to Canal Street; gallery is located between Thompson Street and 6th Avenue

FOUNTAIN ART FAIR 2011

Street Artist Dick Chicken

Last night was the first night the NYC Fountain Art Fair was open to the public. This was an incredibly eclectic mix of art showcased in a pretty incredible location, ON THE FUGGIN’ HUDSON RIVER!!! More specifically Pier 66 Maritime @ 26th Street & 12th Avenue in the Hudson River Park. All the art was displayed beautifully and all the artists were more then happy to chat ya up on their pieces. The icing on the cake, that was delicious art, was the live music they had in the stern quarters of the dock (stern quarters is nautical speak for back of). Last night our ears had the pleasure of hearing Gordon Voidwell, Telca and Generic.

The Fountain Art Fair will be running throughout the weekend. General Public Hours: March 4- March 6, 12pm – 7pm; Special Events: Thrusday March 3, 12pm-5pm – VIP & Press Preview. Friday, March 4, 7pm-12am – Opening Night Reception – Musical Performance: Gordon Voidwell, Tecla and Generic. Saturday Lomography Picture Party, March 5, 7pm-12am – Musical Performance: Ninjasonik and NSR.

Please check this out before it’s too late!

Artist Brian Leo posing with his ode to Magic Johnson