AVADA KEDAVRA– I means “I destroy as I speak”, contrary to the Aramaic word abracadabra, which means,”I create as I speak” We have said it, and thus it is so…..A night of conjured images and performance. Visual Art,Performance Art, readings, Visual art. Artists Ashli Sisk, Teresa Braun, Sarah Ruthless French and more.
This exhibit coincides with ‘The South Slope Artist’s Studio Tour’ and will run from March 29 until April 29th. This exhibition proudly presents some of the participating artists.
On Saturday and Sunday, April 28 and 29th from 1 until 6pm (both days) the artists that work in the southern portion of Park Slope will be opening their studios to the general public. Freddy’s is open from 12 – 4pm everyday of the week. There will be no opening but there will be a closing on Sunday, April 29th from 6 to 8 pm. It will cap off the tour and will also be free and open to the public. For more info you may contact Daniel at 718-832-6143.
From February 1st until March 26th, 2018, Freddy’s Bar will be hosting in their legendary “Backroom” an exhibit of line drawings by Brooklyn artist Daniel Genova.
Genova states: “Line drawings are like nerve endings, they stimulate both the body and mind. They are direct and soulful and often lead you into unchartered waters”. This will be the first time this work has been shown and the public is invited to attend. Admission is FREE! The opening night will be Thursday, February 1 from 5 to 7pm.
STATEMENT: Throughout my career as a professional artist, line drawings have always been an important means of expression. I liken them to nerve endings that stimulate the rest of the body. When I am at an impasse with my thinking or searching for something new, they lead the way out.They can be humorous, sarcastic, political or any else for that matter. They are both beauty and beast, unedited and pure.
BIO: Daniel Genova Is an artist who’s professional career spans almost four decades. His work at one point or another has encompassed drawing, printmaking, painting, ceramics, sculpture, hair gel or whatever’s handy. His work is in many collections and currently may be seen at www. danierlgenova.com as well as Freddy’s! If interested, a person may also request a studio visit by contacting him directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or through his website.
FINAL WORD: This is the 4th time my work has been exhibited at Freddy’s and I want to thank Donald O’Finn and the rest of the staff for allowing me to do so!. My studio is right around the corner at MadArts and Freddy’s has always been not only a great place to grab a beer but a source of inspiration. Their continuous support of the arts in all its forms over the years goes without saying… that is anything except a big Thank you! Daniel Genova.
Artist Statement: I create surreal worlds and macabre storybook-like illustrations with paint, collage, and mixed media. My sources lie within mythology, metaphysics, and dreams. The subject matter is rendered in high contrast and bold colors, allowing the work to simultaneously exist as grotesque and beautiful. Influences from my experience in the world result in cultural, historical and allegorical iconography, which may be interpreted as social commentary. However, the ambiguity and absurdity of the work lets viewers create their own stories.
Art Reception 12/9 4pm – Going all night. Free Live Bands after.
Exhibitions and Performances
2017 Solo Exhibition, Lucey’s Lounge, Brooklyn, NY
2017 Solo Exhibition, Roots Café, Brooklyn, NY
2009 Solo Exhibition, Hanoi Cinemateque, Hanoi, Vietnam
2017 Nasty Women and Bad Hombres (Art Auction and Fundraiser), Freddy’s Bar and Backroom, Brooklyn, NY 2016 Prospect Seasonal Art Show, (Curator) Prospect Arts Collective, Brooklyn, NY
2016 Fashion Week Opening Art Show, (Group Exhibition) Holy Apostles Gallery, New York, NY
2016 NY Fine Art Show ‘Corrigan’, (Group Exhibition) The Lovecraft Gallery, New York, NY
2016 Haute Couture Fine Art Show ‘De Artes’, (Group Exhibition) Holy Apostles Gallery, New York, NY 2016 The Set NYC, (Group Exhibition) The Lovecraft Gallery, New York, NY
2014 Affordable Art Fair, (Group Exhibition) Metropolitan Pavilion, New York, NY
2014 Horizons Youth Academy Summer Show, (Curator) Camp Friendship, Brooklyn, NY
2013 Affordable Art Fair, (Group Exhibition) Seattle Center Exhibition Hall, Seattle, WA
2012 Gender Bender, (Performer) The Delancey, New York, NY
2012 Bio Drag Queen Showdown, (Performer) The Delancey, New York, NY
2010 Cây đời’: Tree of Life, (Body Painter and Performer) Đào Anh Khánh Studio, Hanoi, Vietnam
2010 Lễ hội Tịch Điền, (Juried Show and Presidential Ceremony, Participants Painted Live Oxen) Đọi Sơn, Vietnam
2009 King of Hearts: On-Site Mural, (Permanent Installation and Performance), Half Man on Đào Duy Từ, Hanoi, Vietnam
2016 Founder and Director of the Prospect Arts Collective, Brooklyn, NY 2016 Art Educator, Inspire Corps., Brooklyn, NY
2015 Freelance Illustrator, Drumahair Inc., Brooklyn, NY
2014 Art Educator, Horizons Youth Academy, Brooklyn, NY
2013 Studio Manager, Julio Valdez Studio, New York, New NY
2013 Travel Sales Representative for Cora Jane Glasser (New York Based Artist) Seattle, WA
2013 Photo Assistant, Erin Ramon Photography, New York, NY
2012 Show Promoter with Squirrel Chase Productions, Brooklyn, NY
2011 Art Handler for Query, James Oliver Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
2010 Model Coordinator and Show Promoter, Đào Anh Khánh Studio, Hanoi, Vietnam
2008 Traveled. Countries visited: Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, Laos, Malaysia, Australia, Ireland, England, the
Netherlands, and Germany (2008-2011)
2007 Artist Assistant for Cora Jane Glasser, Lorrie Fredette, Karin Batten, Julio Valdez (2007-2008), NY
2006 American Folk Art Museum Visitor Services Department, New York, NY
2006 Committee Member and Distribution Coordinator for the Second Biennial SUNY New Paltz Art Auction, New Paltz, NY
2015 Pioneer Works, Functional and Intuitive Art with Genesis Breyer P. Orridge, Brooklyn, NY 2013 Fashion Institute of Technology, Professional Development Program, New York, NY
2007 BFA, State University of New York at New Paltz, New Paltz, NY
2001 New York State School for the Summer Arts, Brockport, NY
2006 S.U.N.Y. New Paltz Art Alliance
Collections and Permanent Installation
Drumahair, Brooklyn, NY Digitalchemy, Redmond, WA Ielts CNR, Hanoi, Vietnam T-Source LLC, Gardiner, NY