"Primp My Ride" is a witty profile of P.J.S. artist Michael Cole. Check out the diverse photo gallery that covers everything from a line up of Cole’s luxury bikes to an up-close-and-personal shot of the designer and builder in his shop. Please share the link and send in your comments.
The latest gallery installation of artist Ray Fiero’s mixed media works is on view until June 19. Come see the show featured in Artinfo and L magazine.
Fiero’s work is inspired by religion and spirituality and invites the viewer to interact with the large-scale sculptures and wall-mounted pieces. If you can’t afford one of Ray’s coveted masterpieces, you can still collect his work by purchasing a miniature sculpture called ‘A Nail in Your Heart’ that sells for $5 a piece. Stop by the gallery to check it out.
Seduction, a collaborative exhibition between P.J.S. and the LGBT community center, and featuring the work of some of the most accomplished and genuinely brilliant gay artistic talents on the erotic art scene today, will close this Sunday, May 15. Please come see the show Time Out magazine chose as their top critic’s pick! There are a few pieces left to buy!
Latin Art to Challenge New Yorkers in Transformations
Transformation is not a new concept for the Latin American world. Traditions run deep, but this culture is also known for its vibrant spirit and an ability to adapt and evolve. PJS is thrilled to host a new exhibit with a Latin American twist that brings new life to the concept of change and alteration. Transformation is the brainchild of artists Fernando Villalvazo and Juandrés Vera. It opens for viewing on March 20th and is ready to challenge the way you view natural phenomenon.
What Will You See?
Although you will see some of their known work, Villalvazo and Vera have also created some exclusive pieces for this show - mental concepts that translate a visual of nature into something else, something deeper.
View some unexpected forms, such as Villalvazo’s etched dry point piece entitled Insomnio. Using a superfine needle to extract rhetorical and surprising forms from natural objects like trees and animals, Villalvazo ignites your imagination and challenges your precepts. A sight to behold, this style of art gives us a fresh look at ancient things.
Abstract and analogy are the forte of Juandrés Vera, who’s Soleidoscopium connects the power and grandness of the seascape with the liquid in a bottle of beer or wine. It’s a thread that will resonate with New Yorkers who know each of these illusive and yet familiar scenes well.
Curators With a Cause.
Transformations is curated by Las Bellas Artes. The goal of this group is to present contemporary Latin American art forms to New York, with boldness and flavor, yet intimately and honestly. They’re looking to stimulate the conversations between the New York art lovers and those artists and collectors in Mexico and Latin America. It’s a goal that will enrich both locations and leave them with a deeper understanding of who they are comparatively and in unity.
Opening reception at PJS Exhibitions on March 20th, 6pm. Transformations runs until April 22nd. Come see for yourself.
Hundreds of galleries to see in dozens of neighborhoods. Glass blowing in the meatpacking, paintings on the LES, photos of people doing heroin in Williamsburg. One way to find an interesting gallery is find an interesting neighborhood.
Interesting like no Starbucks, not a vintage record store on every corner. Maybe even a shitty Irish pub that smells as if the oxygen hasn’t had a chance to exit in years and just keeps recirculating. Have a few in there. Get a little loose. Talk with the person next to you. Then go to a gallery with the same energy. Just as people will have opinions about sports, talk with people about the work in the gallery. If you don’t understand a piece, make something up, (a lot of the stuff people say about sports is) and realize that that IS what you are seeing. It is the first thing that came to mind. Engage the people working there we want to talk to you; hell we might even join you for a round. Gallery hopping does not have to be a tedious chore done in a regimented manor.