Thursday, June 10, 2010

OIL SLICK written up in the Wall Street Journal

The Wall Street Journal came out to Bushwick this past week and wrote us up in their blog, Metropolis! OIL SLICK is an art event featuring 12 artists, as a fundraiser for The Nature Conservancy, who are currently trying to clean up after the Gulf oil spill.

Gitana artists Adam Miller and Fedele Spadafora get shout-outs in the piece. WSJ describes Miller's striking painting -- of a nude woman standing in the sea, a burning oil rig visible in the distance -- as an example of "bringing back back classical styles of oil painting in a technologically vulnerable age."

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

OPENING RECEPTION for OIL SLICK: contribute to the Gulf Coast's recovery

Oil can be used for good, as we'll prove this Saturday in Bushwick, during what's sure to be a great opening reception for OIL SLICK, a show Gitana Rosa is putting on with Bushwick Open Studios.

The oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has ravaged the environment for six weeks now, and it's time to fight back. A diverse group of participating artists, all of whom use oil as a medium, will donate 35 percent of the proceeds from OIL SLICK to The Nature Conservancy, an environmental organization working to help restore and relieve wildlife in the affected region.

Opening night will feature a live DJ and the band Himalayas. They're a great act and not to be missed.

On the visual side, painters Michael Krynski (monkey piece above), Bruno Perillo, John Plunkett, Andres Garcia-Pena, Alexandra Pacula, Adam Miller and many more are showing their work, featuring a little something for everyone.

Where: The Bogart Street Studios, 1 Grattan St. at Bogart
When: Saturday, June 5, from 5 to 10 p.m.
Directions: L to Morgan, walk out the Harrison exit.

"Black Oil" by John Plunkett