Anagnorisis Fine Arts


Ballen for Charity by Binnorie
May 18, 2011, 9:08 pm
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Today I received an email announcing the auctioning of Roger Ballen’s print above, John and Roommates, to benefit the Children’s Cancer & Blood Foundation.  I thought I’d pass the info on to you, dear readers.  Sounds like a wonderful cause.  A link to the auction is below.  Have fun bidding!

The Children’s Cancer & Blood Foundation has a Roger Ballen piece that was donated to us that we will be auctioning it in a charity art auction on Thursday, May 19th at Sotheby’s, with works being on view from May 17th-20th. I am attaching the image to this email, and the description is as follows:

Roger Ballen

John and Roommates, 1998

Selenium toned, fibre based print

This work is number 13 from an edition of 35.

15.7 x 15.7 inches

$3,000-5,000

Check out CCBF’s upcoming contemporary art auction at Sotheby’s on May 19th featuring works by Andy Warhol, Jasper Johns and Richard Pettibone



Art For Japan | Thanks from the ISE Cultural Foundation by Binnorie
March 31, 2011, 4:03 pm
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I’m excited to announce that this past Tuesday’s event, ART FOR JAPAN, the ISE Cultural Foundation‘s fundraising event for the earthquake and Tsunami victims in Japan, raised $6,535.00 via three hours of sales of donated artwork.  Since the ISE Cultural Foundation plans on matching that amount with its own donation, the total amount will come to $13,070.00!

100% of these funds will be donated to the NPO in Iwate, Miyagi and Fukushima prefectures though the Japanese American Association of New York.

The ISE Cultural Foundation would like to express their sincere appreciation to all artists who donated their work and all volunteers who worked hard for this cause.

Anagnorisis Fine Arts is a proud recipient of the ISE Cultural Foundation‘s Program for Emerging Curators. 

About the ISE:

The Japanese based ISE Cultural Foundation Gallery was established in 1984 as a non-profit organization to support mostly emerging, under-represented artists and curators by providing the opportunities of exhibition in New York City.

They have held various projects such as the “Asia Art Series” which introduced artists from many Asian countries to the US audience to help engender an international cultural exchange. Since 2002 they have focused on their “Program for Emerging Curators” (PEC) project, which gives emerging curators an opportunity to organize their exhibition in their gallery space SOHO, NY. PEC is an open call program for curators all over the world, and has had more than 30 PEC exhibitions to date. Their consistent effort to provide an experimental and alternative venue for curators and artists has been recognized by many great journals over the years such as the New York Times, New Yorker, Art in America, TimeOut NY, Village VOICE and many others.

ISE Cultural Foundation have also held public artist talks and lectures by highly established artists including Alex Katz, Mariko Mori, Jack Pierson, and Ushio Shinohara.

 



ART FOR JAPAN Benefit | ISE Cultural Foundation by Binnorie
March 18, 2011, 1:57 pm
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As many of us are so painfully aware, on March 11 a massive earthquake of magnitude 9.0 and a huge Tsunami hit Northeast Japan causing catastrophic damage. Thousands of people were killed and many more are still missing. Even more are living in substandard temporary shelters.

This coming Tuesday March 29th from 5pm – 8pm, the ISE Cultural Foundation, where we recently exhibited Another Roadside Attraction, will be holding an affordable art sales event to benefit the Earthquake and Tsunami victims in Japan. All of the artworks will be sold either $20 or $40 in cash only.

100% of sales will be donated to the Iwate, Miyagi and Fukushima prefectures through the Japanese American Association of New York.  To boot, the ISE will double this amount with their own donation. 

Edit: We raised $13,070.00 for this cause!  Thanks for all who participated!

Details
Tuesday, March 29, 2011 5:00-8:00 pm
ISE Cultural Foundation Front Space Gallery
555 Broadway, (Prince St. & Spring St.)
212.925.1649
ise@iseny.org
http://www.iseny.org

If you have any questions regarding this event, would like to donate any amount or can volunteer your time, please  contact the ISE directly.

The Japanese based ISE Cultural Foundation Gallery was established in 1984 as a non-profit organization to support mostly emerging, under-represented artists and curators by providing the opportunities of exhibition in New York City.

They have held various projects such as the “Asia Art Series” which introduced artists from many Asian countries to the US audience to help engender an international cultural exchange. Since 2002 they have focused on their “Program for Emerging Curators” (PEC) project, which gives emerging curators an opportunity to organize their exhibition in their gallery space SOHO, NY. PEC is an open call program for curators all over the world, and has had more than 30 PEC exhibitions todate. Their consistent effort to provide an experimental and alternative venue for curators and artists has been recognized by many great journals over the years such as the New York Times, New Yorker, Art in America, TimeOut NY, Village VOICE and many others.

ISE Cultural Foundation have also held public artist talks and lectures by highly established artists including Alex Katz, Mariko Mori, Jack Pierson, and Ushio Shinohara.



Distorted Beauty THIS THURSDAY! by dezzoster

We hope you can swing by THIS THURSDAY! The event is free and open to the public. Please pass the good word along.



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.


Artist Nia Mora Exhibits for a Charitable Cause by Binnorie

Photography artist Nia Mora who exhibited with Anagnorisis back a few months ago is currently in a group show until August 14th at Under Minerva.

NiaMoraGoddessFlyer

Via Phantasmaphile

From the Under Minerva website:

G O D D E S S is a group art show that reflects on the wisdom and guidance of the divine feminine. This show is a dedication to Brenda Navas (1977-2008), a prominent business woman in our community whose successful entrepreneurship led to the development of our gallery space. Brenda, a native of Guatemala, and her husband Chris Achong, a native of Trinidad built a financial services company from the ground up, which currently comprises of nearly 200 active representatives and is still growing. In late January of 2008, Brenda died of complications from a sudden stroke at the young age of 30.

In Brenda’s honor, a portion of our proceeds from the sale of this artwork will be donated to The Hazel K. Goddess Fund for Stroke Research in Women to assist their efforts in education, outreach, research and endowment for the future. The Goddess Fund, based in New York City, speaks of one clear and compelling intention: to eliminate the impact of stroke in women’s lives, the lives of their families and society at large (www.thegoddessfund.org).

Did you know? We commonly associate stroke with men, yet 61 percent of deaths by stroke are actually women. 80 percent of strokes are preventable. To order a free Women in Your Life booklet (sponsored by AstraZeneca), call 1-800-STROKES.