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LONG ISLAND CITY : OPEN STUDIOS : MAY 19 & 20





On behalf of Be Nice Art Friends, I invite you all to this year’s Long Island City Open Studios (May 19 and 20 12:00-6:00pm). There will be a lot of great artwork and people to see as well as a variety and fun/interesting events.

Artists participating from Be Nice Art Friends include:

43-01 21st street Studio 338B
Joseph Karwacki (JOEY!) : www.josephkarwacki.com
Brandon Friend : www.brandonfriend.com
Jason Douglas Griffin : www.jasondouglasgriffin.com

43-01 21st street Studio 218
Rachel Meuler : www.rachelmeuler.com

40-09 21st street 6th floor
Visakh Menon : www.vmenon.com

We are all very excited for the weekend coming up and we hope to see you there! 🙂

For more information, including a map and list of other events click HERE

Best,
JOEY!

NEW DEFENDERS @ JEFFREY LEDER GALLERY



Brandon Friend
Defender (35 of 50)
Imprinted Acrylic & Mixed Media
on Wood Panel
2012



Brandon Friend
Defender (36 of 50)
Imprinted Acrylic & Mixed Media
on Wood Panel
2012



Brandon Friend
Defender (37 of 50)
Imprinted Acrylic & Mixed Media
on Wood Panel
2012

Click here to read the review of the show in the Queens Chronicle

Exhibition runs from March 18th-April 8th!

Jeffrey Leder Gallery
21-37 45th Road
Long Island City
NY 11101

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

BRANDON FRIEND – DEFENDER (27 & 28 OF 50)



Brandon Friend
Defender (27 of 50)
Imprinted Acrylic & Mixed Media on Wood Panel
8″ x 8″
2011



Brandon Friend
Defender (28 of 50)
Imprinted Acrylic & Mixed Media on Wood Panel
8″ x 8″
2011