DVAN TORVELLAS: Dvan Torrvellas is a New York-based painter, who was born in the Bronx and raised on Long Island. Aside from being an established draftsman, he has a great love for Renaissance art. As a self-taught figurative painter, he studied the old masters and has been particularly influenced by Da Vinci, Michaelangelo, and Caravaggio. The result if what is seen in his current work. Torrvellas currently works and teaches in New York City. Work is on view from noon to 4am, suggested best hours 1pm to 6pm. Art Reception Fri Oct 20th 6pm, followed by Free live music details-http://freddysbar.com/events/2013-09-20/
TJ Huff is a professional exhibiting artist, published fine arts writer and arts educator. Founding THE EXHUMISTS, a marginally important 21st century art movement, Huff has worked to pay homage to the crafts and approach of yesteryear while making artwork that is cheap and accessible to the masses. More imagery and information can be found at huffart.com
Exhibition will run from May 18th to June 10th , and is open for viewing from noon to 4am-
This series painted on actual television screens, is entitled “Televised Insanity.” The admiration for the great actors that make up this series of paintings, capture scenes from some of today’s classic, horror films. The final result is a repurposed, abandoned television, turned into a work of art.
The exhibition will run April 19 – May 13th, & is on view daily from noon to 4am.
Joy Walker Studied with both Meyer Shapiro (While at Columbia) & Alex Katz (While in the famous NY Studio School.) She additionally studied at the Sorbonne in Paris and l’Institut d’art et d’archaeologie. Her work Has been seen in numerous galleries in NY and Canada, as well as in the NY Times, Art in America, etc.
Her work is in the Collections of Citibank, JPMorgan, Edward Albee, Chase Manhattan Bank, Renaissance Technologies, Sidney and Francine Lewis, the Art Gallery of Ontario, the Robert McLaughlin Art Gallery, Glenbow Museum, York University, The Art Gallery of Hamilton, and the Mint Museum.
Joy Walker has had 53 solo painting shows, received 9 grants, enjoyed the support of 12 art residencies, and has work in 6 museums. The exhibition will run from Feb 8th – March 12th 2013 & is on view daily from noon to 4am.
Asja Jung was born in Germany and studied at the University Of Bochum in preparation techniques for medical and biological teaching illustrations and studied painting at the Academy of Art in Kiel. Her work has been shown internationally in Hamburg, Berlin, Switzerland and New York (including Black and White Gallery, Chelsea) and has been featured in Vellum Magazine. She currently lives and works in Queens, NY.
Through a literal interpertation of corruption Hughes creates provocative and disturbing narratives. Predominantly showing humanly beast-like creatures in overtly sexual postures, her overall comment provokes disgust and intrigue in the viewer from ideas stemmed in greed and arrogance. Hughes has been part of Group shows at Elizabeth Foundation, Gowanus Studio Space, Grace exhibition space.
"Drone Attacks" 6'x7', Acrylic Gouache on Canvas, 2012.
“Lady Ride” by Liz Borda: 12 select images. a work-in-progress documentary project. This documentary project explores how motorcycling impacts the lives of a group of women motorcyclists from Ohio and West Virginia.
Freddy’s Bar is very proud to announcea show of recent work by Brooklyn artist E.K. Buckley, titled Crows and Nudes. Her focus is bold, eerie nudes. Her subject matter is often drawn from her early training in music and literature, and her love of dance is clear in her uncanny ability to capture the body in movement. Buckley’s work in ink includes an austere series of crows; simple gestures that show her reliance on the raw mark, at times describing the bird in just a few stark and fast pen strokes.
Freddy’s Bar is very proud to announcea show of recent work by Brooklyn artist Nancy Drew.
Cher. "The Look" by Nancy Drew
Nancy Drew’s mixed-media portrait paintings of Cher explore the realm of celebrity, beauty and aging in the 21st Century’s hyper-pop landscape. Employed as much as a stand-in for ‘everywoman’ as for her off-center iconic status, images of Cher from the 70′s are printed onto contemporary magazine pages, mounted to canvas and amplified with collage, glitter, beading and various forms of adornment and deconstruction.
Freddy’s Bar is very proud to announce it’s newest art show. This exhibition represents the latest issue of Vellum Art magazine and was designed by David Born and will travel to Art 43 Basel in June to participate in the prestigious art fair’s Magazine Collective.
http://www.magcloud.com/browse/issue/351732 Vellum is an artzine for the masses. It exist to educate & inform the common man & woman. The goal is to get the masses interested in the fine arts (specifically emerging artists) which has been a closed and underserved community for too long.
The artists in “Sonic” demonstrate the ability to produce work that explores the idea of sound. Until recently, it was debatable whether sound art could be considered a fine art genre but after numerous artists took on the serious task of producing works that pushed the sound barrier it is now considered a fine art practice. However, “Sonic” is not just limited to those who consciously produce sound artworks. It is also an exploration of those whose projects have a lyrical quality which consciously or unconsciously take on sensibilities found in musical genres such as rock and roll. And how they use that imagery to ponder more social and political issues. It is also an examination of sound appropriated through different schematics of subject matter, mark-making and materials.
Opening reception Sat March 10th at 6pm. Exhibition runs until April 3rd & is on view 7 days a week from noon until 4am.
Freddy’s Bar is proud to announce the art show of VIDEO STILLS by co-owner/ bartender and video appropriation artist Donald O’Finn. Village Voice – BEST Of/2001-2008: “Donald O’Finn‘s feverishly edited encyclopedically strange video collages…”
Video Still from "Mandala" 2011, 24" x 18""The Last Day on Earth" 2011, 24" x 18"
"The Chicken or the Bottle" 2009, 24" x 18"
http://www.donaldofinn.com/ Since 1980 Mr O’Finn has re-purposed, re-contextualized, effected, and weaved appropriated media samples into “the dreams a television Might have”. The work represents television both as a medium, message, and as a device of conscious and subconscious cultural significance. His work has screened on both coasts, including The Hirshhorn Museum of Art in Washington DC., as well as around the world; including The National Museum of Art in Poland, The Busan Film Festival in Korea, a Traveling Art project throughout Portugal, as well as a solo exhibition in Berlin Germany. http://www.youtube.com/user/prognosisgrim
“Disambiguation”is a collection of work from three Brooklyn artists that touch upon the dark truths of these times, in this city through visual symbolism. Disambiguation, synonymous with decomposition, is about recognizing that all things have their peak, and from there … Continue reading →
Freddy’s Bar is extremely proud to announce an exhibition of Art work by Brooklyn Based artist MARGOT SPINDELMAN: http://www.margotspindelman.com/ Spindelman’s primary interest is the exploration of the vanishing world around her. This manifests in her work (both drawing … Continue reading →
Freddy’s Bar is extremely proud to announce an exhibition of Art work by Fashion Moda founder and artist Stefan Eins. –Solo Exhibition: Called “Visionary” by The New York Times, ”Utopian” by Art in America, and “Seminal” by TimeOut NY. “Eins’ Apple is … Continue reading →
N.Y. Artist Carla Shapiro will display her photography as well as a new video. She hand copied from the New York Times, 2500 obituaries of people who died in the World Trade Center . Each obituary was written in black … Continue reading →
Freddy’s Bar is extremely proud to announce the launch of its artspace The Silver Room with an exhibition of paintings by Brooklyn-based artist Nancy Drew, entitled Bang A Gong. A group of paintings from both her “Artists Series” and “Porn Series” will be included in this … Continue reading →
April 2nd thru March 28th 2011: Steve Pauley has had Solo exhibitions in New York, Maryland and West Virginia. His work has also been on view at the Carroll Mansion Museum in Baltimore, MD, The West Virginia Cultural Center, The Sunrise Museum, and The Museum in the Community in West Virginia. Holland Cotter of the NY Times calls Steve Pauley’s work
both “striking” and “unorthodox.”