JEAN-DANIEL SALVAT is a French Artist living in the South of France. He painted in Brooklyn N.Y. at the turn of the century.
EARLY WORK: “I paint on the reverse side of a transparent vinyl, then mounted on stretchers. Any tactile sign is, this way, erased from the work. No pictoral matter remains, just a smooth and shiny surface. I give the painting an ambiguous identity by intending it to work just as a facsimile of itself.
I deliberately focus on the production system of a painting, on the way it is perceived as an object. Nevertheless, without being reduced to a process, through different series, I want the work allowed to change indefinitely and open itself to any potentiality.”
New York, 1995
All work 2002: Acrylic modified on vinyl, 24″ x 20″ From the collection of Nancy Drew.
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.