Show runs Wed June 12th until July 22nd.
Opening Reception and Live Music – https://freddysbar.com/events/ides-performes-reception-for-group-holloween-art-show/
Current exhibition viewable daily from 12 noon until 4am. Night time performances and bands share the gallery space. Best viewed 12 noon until 7pm.
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.
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
Gabriela Handal / Sarah Ruth French / Stefanie Lewin / Teresa Braun / Cupid Ojala / Aeden MC Evoy
Duane Hosein – Illustrator – https://www.duanehosein.com/ Before I made the switch to working primarily with ink, acrylic was my preferred medium. For this show, I have decided to knock the dust off both my paintbrushes and a few formerly forgotten ideas. I could not say exactly what inspired these new pieces, but wine, delirium and nostalgia probably played a major part.
Alice LeFae – Multimedia – https://www.alicelefae.com/ Alice LeFae is a raccoon who climbed out of a dumpster in Vermont one day, put on people clothes, and started painting. In light of her roots in the animal community, she endeavors to explore the relationship between people and animals through her paintings, which are a combination of watercolor paint and whatever other supplies she can get her grimy little paws on. She can also be contacted to share pictures of really cool insects.
Sara Stryjewski – Painter – https://www.instagram.com/p/BUHfYayFens/ Sara likes to punch you in the face with color but instead of leaving you stunned and reeling, she comforts you with the fantastical imagery of love and beauty. Her bold style of contemporary portraiture is influenced by her graphic design background, her use of color straight from the tube is matched by her raw approach to life, and the manic movements of the brush mimics a personal exorcism ritual. Many of the women featured in her paintings were modeled after porn stars, and the portrayal of them as starry-eyed close-ups bring them to a different level of galactic ecstasy.