Hands On Love at the Living Gallery

I will participating in Hands on Love, a group show happening in conjunction with the Bushwick open studios this weekend.  This is a unique opportunity to see six of the Geometric Mandalas.  I'm very excited and I will be at the opening and the discussion on Sunday.  Below are the details.

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Press release:

HANDS ON LOVE
Curated by Charlotte Mouquin and Richie Richardson
September 22nd – 24th, 2017
The Living Gallery, 1094 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY 11221

Opening Reception: Friday Sept. 22nd 6-9pm
Artist Discussion: Sunday Sept. 24th 2-5pm

Artists Include: Ekaterina Abramova, Cecile Beck, Cristina Biaggi, Kate Fauvell, Giovanni Gelardi, Erik Hougen, Julianne Jones, Kim Kalesti, Chanel Kennebrew, Camille Laoang, Eve Mueller & Lisa Levy, Katrina Majkut, Rick Midler, Michael Mut, Arthur Really, Kerri Small, Karlie Tankersley


Hands on Love, is a pop-up exhibition at The Living Gallery (1094 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY) September 22nd – 24th 2017. This exhibition is a selection of artists from the open call by the Love Yourself. Curated by Charlotte Mouquin of CharVoz: Studio & Projects and Richie Richardson the artist, designer, and cultural producer.

In conjunction with the Bushwick Open Studios, Hand on Love is an exhibition with works that uplift through self-empowerment and global consciousness. The messaging says, it’s okay to be you, there is power in love, self worth is important, you deserve the best, love and accept yourself!

The artistic collaboration of Eve Mueller & Lisa Levy confronts these concepts head on with portraits by Mueller of people that are often marginalized combined with quotes from Lisa Levy’s paintings with sayings such as “I am confortable with how neurotic I am” and “I don’t give a fuck what color your skin is.”

A large photos collage and painting by Kate Fauvell “We are A Nation of Immigrants” shows the outcry of protest that we are all people who deserve to live as such within our national and global communities. “The Mask Within” a large black and gold leaf painting by Eketerina Abromova confronts the masks we wear in our everyday lives, and the duality within.

“I’ve Totally Flipped” a new photo piece by Arthur Really has a light switch flipped in the direction of Me, verses You. The new print edition “Big Bang Boom” depicts the ultimate power of love and creation exploding. This new print edition was also realized as a full mural in Wynwood Miami in 2017.

This exhibition will be open to the public on the Bushwick Open Studio Tour, Friday September 22nd 6-9pm (opening reception). Saturday September 23rd 12-6pm, and Sunday 12-6pm (artist discussion 2-5pm.) Supported by the Love Yourself Project

There is also a ticketed ($25) fundraising event “Vibrations II” pulling together
musical performers, DJ Dick at Nite, performance art by Nyssa Frank and Mario
Galeano, Saturday September 23rd from 7-12midnight. For more information and tickets please visit – www.loveyourselfproject.org

Priority Mail Show at Ground Floor Gallery

Friday, July 20th – August 20, 2017

I have a drawing in this group exhibition. 

The Moon In Stereo-  ballpoint pen and markers on Lokta paper,  5" x 7",  2017 

The Moon In Stereo-  ballpoint pen and markers on Lokta paper,  5" x 7",  2017 

All the work, including this one, is available for $100 each. 

The opening reception will be Thursday, July 20th, 6-9pm.  You’re invited!

Ground Floor Gallery
343 5th Street (off 5th Avenue)
Brooklyn, New York City 11215
F, R or G train to 4 Ave – 9th Street

Contact: info@groundfloorbk.com – 646.801.3338

 

Stone Canoe

The drawing Containment was published Stone Canoe, a journal of arts, literature and social commentary, issue number 11:

Print catalogue available

My very first professionally printed art catalogue!

 

This is a catalogue of selected drawings from my ever-expanding "Geometric Mandala" series. These are mainly works from 2013. Availible through Blurb.com. If this goes well, I will publish a second volume.

 

Alrealon Musique Presents:

The Wire Magazine Compilation / The Wire: Adventures In Modern Music ":::From A to U:::" CD release party

Alrealon Wired show

Paintings by Robert Pepper and drawings by Camille Laoang

January 16th 2016, 7:30pm
Little Water Radio
192 Front Street
NY, NY 10038

This is the New York party in support of the Alrealon Musique compilation ::: From A to U ::: that will be included in the January 2016 issue of The Wire Magazine. The compilation was curated by Robert L. Pepper (Pas Musique) and Philippe Gerber (John 3:16)

Art show with: Jessica R. Pepper, Joan Hacker, Jim Tuite, Camille Laoang, Philippe Gerber

For more information please see their Facebook page.

Saltonstall Arts Colony

In terms of drawing, it's been a fruitful spring and summer. I had my very first residency this spring at the Saltonstall Art Colony in Ithaca, NY, a beautiful and peaceful place.

I LOVED having a large bright studio! There, I continued to work on two interrelated mandala series- the "geometric" and the "organic". Recent works from this (and last) year have finally been posted.

saltonstall studio

I even made some 3D mandalas for the open studio.

floor mandala

Several pieces from the Enantiodromia series and earlier works from the 2000's are now hanging on the walls of the office of Penn Plaza Dental Center, located at 2 Penn Plaza, New York, NY (212) 736-0670

What's next?
More drawings- larger mandalas, and I'm looking for places to show them. Also, I am looking into self-publishing a book of the Geometric Mandalas.

"Open (C)all" Registry exhibition

January 14- February 8, 2015

Gallery at BRIC House
647 Fulton Street (Enter on Rockwell Place)
Brooklyn, NY 11217
718-683-5600
(link)

I will be showing for the first time, a drawing from a new series that cannot be seen on my website or anywhere else. This will be its public debut.

Esoteric Evolution (group show)

2015 January 9- February 9

Kasa Ecolety
Santo Domingo #588
Santiago, Chile
(link)

Opening- January 9, 2015

I will have 5 mandalas in this show along side artists including: Anne Percoco, Robert L. Pepper, Leonardo Casas, Adel Souto, Robin Storey and Jessica R. Pepper.

Blurb:
The material world is a facade of commercial illusions that are driven by esoteric principles. We live in a “Disney like world” which mask the real principles which literally shape the world. These principles are described in the teachings of numerous ancient mystery cults such as the Eleusians, the cult of Mithra, as well as the teachings of Plato and Pythagoris.
Our select artists illustrate these hidden concepts. Some work with the concept of the macrocosm/microcosm (Robin Storey), some work in the concepts of idolatry and psychological control (Adel Souto), some work with the concepts of idolatry and psychological control through media, (Leonardo Casas), some work with the concepts of technology that drive nature (Anne Percoco), some work with the concepts of sacred geometry (Camille Laoang), and some work with the allegorical meanings behind ancient symbolisms and text (Robert L. Pepper).