Anagnorisis Fine Arts

Verge Brooklyn Art Fair | Details by Binnorie
February 22, 2011, 11:07 am
Filed under: Alternative Art Space, Announcement, Art Shows

Will you be attending the Verge Brooklyn Art Fair next week?  If so, I would love to meet you – please find my booth with the Brooklyn Art Project. The format of this fair is unprecedented as it will be taking over all of DUMBO.  You can find us with the other gallery exhibitors at 81 Front Street or One Main Street.  There are several curated exhibits as well as artist run booths in 111 Front Street.  Galapagos will be hosting the opening night gala.

Entry to the fair is free!  Check out their website for all the details.  If you’ve got a moment, let me know if you’ll be coming by RSVPing on our Facebook event page.

UPDATE:  Please visit us in booth #3 at 81 Front Street!

Raghava KK | The Dark's Her Bone | acrylic on canvas | 65 X 65in

Coming Thursday, March 3, Verge Art Brooklyn invites you to experience a paradigm shift in art fairs as we know them, a show that recovers the standard of an art fair as a platform for presenting the best work by living artists. Art Brooklyn throws open the doors for attendees to a whole new universe of artists, music, art, and community. Verge Art Brooklyn is proud to announce a list of exhibitors that includes gallery exhibitors, resident DUMBO galleries and Brooklyn Art Now participants for a combined total of over seventy gallery exhibitors at nine locations, nearly forty participants for “Material Issue: Artist’s Projects Spaces” and fifty artists for “Tomorrow Stars: The Art Brooklyn Open Call Exhibition.” Chosen by a distinguished panel of jurors, “Tomorrow Stars” represents the brightest and best Brooklyn has to offer, as selected by Courtney Wendroff of the Brooklyn Arts Council, artist and former president of the NYC chapter of the American Society of Media Photographers Stephen Mallon, blogger and art critic Steve Kaplan, and Danny Simmons, chairman of the NYC chapter of the National Conference of Artists. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to own the work of tomorrow’s stars today!

Special Event Announcement: Distorted Beauty – Thursday April 8th by dezzoster

Normally, we try to focus our attentions toward the world of fine art; grotesque, whimsical, or otherwise undeniably eye catching. Over the past year, our exhibitions and entries have reflected this interest. This April we’re doing something a little different! Our very own, Danielle Ezzo, had the opportunity to create a unique exhibition that attempts to bridge often disconnected realms of art fine and commercial worlds – art and fashion. Anagnorisis Fine Arts, Pixelspace, and Station Digital are pleased to announce the exhibition and silent auction, Distorted Beauty, a collaboration between artist and retoucher D Tyler Huff and a select group of cutting edge commercial fashion and beauty photographers, proceeds of which will benefit the Sex Workers Project at the Urban Justice Center.

Distorted Beauty refers to the connection between the fashion and beauty industry’s long-seated practice of transforming the photographic image by means of excessive retouching, ultimately creating a frame for what constitutes conventional beauty. While the current backlash against touching up of celebrities has taken center stage, similar techniques are employed on nearly all beauty and fashion images. This group exhibition attempts to examine this state of hidden digital manipulation, and generate conversation about the nature of this controversy, by exposing the degree to which body image is distorted beyond what is “true” or “real”.

Show Highlights: Established photographers Edwin Ho, Indira Cesarine, and Amber Gray will punctuate the show with their highly developed signature styles. Edwin Ho, known for his stunning images of Michael Jackson for ICON Magazine, and Indira the fashion editor for Lush Magazine and the recently launched XXXX Magazine. Amber, whose image graces the flyer for the show, has an innately whimsical aesthetic that spans the gap between art and fashion, humor and horror. Emerging photographer, Caitlin Mitchell’s work (image below), feature nightlife personality Jordan Fox.

Participating artists: Michael David Adams, Alex Beauchesne, Jonathan Bookallil, Indiria Cesarine, Amber Gray, Edwin Ho, Wendy Hope, D. Tyler Huff (image excerpt below), Peter Koval, Sergio Kurhajec, and Caitlin Mitchell.

Located in the heart of Soho, Pixelspace is a boutique shop focusing on beauty and fashion retouching. In an industry increasingly driven by the bottom line, Pixelspace is proud of their personalized, creative approach toward every project, from single retouched images to larger commercial projects.

Station Digital is a boutique that offers a full range of highly personalized digital imaging services. Shazi Hussain, Station Digital’s founder, has worked on some beautiful coffee table books such as, Women by Annie Leibovitz and Blood Sweat and Tears by Bruce Weber among others.

In December 2001 the Urban Justice Center created the Sex Workers Project, the first program in New York City and in the country to focus on the provision of legal services, legal training, documentation, and policy advocacy for sex workers. The SWP works in the following areas: criminal justice reform; trafficking in persons; and human rights documentation.

Please join on for the opening reception April 8th, 2010 from 7-10p at Station Digital – 73 Franklin Street, New York, NY.

Distorted Beauty runs from April 8th – May6th, 2010.

This event is sponsored by Tanteo Tequila, who will be graciously providing specialty cocktails.

Art of the Automobile by Binnorie
October 2, 2009, 7:07 pm
Filed under: Alternative Art Space, Announcement, Art Shows

The Art of the Automobile was a one-night art exhibit that took place on September 24th, 2009. Curated by Samantha Levin of Anagnorisis Fine Arts upon the request of illustrator and artist extraordinaire, Fred Harper, it was a very successful event with over 100 guests in attendance. Surrounded by some of the most amazing cars ever made was a wonderful collection of artwork inspired by the enigmatic love for the automobile.

Fred Harper's 'One Way #101'
Fred Harper’s One Way #101, Gouache on Bristol board, 11 x 17″

Artists involved:

Fred Harper, Molly Crabapple, Christopher Conte, Steve Ellis, Bernardo Corman, Robert Craig, Craig LaRotonda, Chris Savido and Jason D’Aquino

The Classic Car Club is a world famous private club that gives its members the keys to a fleet of the most amazing cars ever built, from Ferraris and Aston Martins to American muscle and modern racers. Membership is as rare as it is privileged.  Anagnorisis had a wonderful experience putting up this exhibit in the club’s amazing venue.

Work is still available for purchase. Information on the artists as well as a gallery of images can be found on the exhibit’s main website, Please direct any questions about the artwork to Samantha Levin by phone (646.712.2820) or email (

A huge thank you to all of you who attended!  Images from the reception can be viewed here. Photos by Steve Prue.