Felipe Galindo

"New York Stories"

December 13 - December 27, 2015

Opening Reception Sunday December 13 from 2-5pm

The Mark Miller gallery is pleased to present "New York Stories" by renowned Mexican artist Felipe Galindo, a series of works created on disposable objects and sketches of New York City life, created during the past three decades.

Guided by the graphic qualities of throwaway materials (milk cartons, shopping bags, Chinese food containers, to name a few,) Galindo's work makes humorous commentaries on everyday life and comments on today’s consumer society while celebrating life in the artist’s adopted city.

Galindo’s work gives new life to the debris of our market economy and creates unique works of art inspired by the beauty and complexity of castaway objects.

Felipe Galindo (aka Feggo) is a fine artist, illustrator, cartoonist and independent animator. His drawings have appeared in The New Yorker, Mad Magazine, INXart, Narrative, The New York Times, The International Herald Tribune, Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, Reader’s Digest, Nickelodeon, Barron's and others worldwide.

Galindo has held numerous individual exhibitions in the United States and abroad. He has received grants from the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, the Puffin Foundation, National Association of Latino Arts and Culture, the Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance, Latino Public Broadcasting, the New York Council for the Arts, and the US/Mexico Fund for Culture of the Rockefeller Foundation. Additional awards include: United Nations Correspondents Association, Ministry of Tourism, Turkey, Porto Cartoon Festival, Greek Ministry of Culture, Zagreb International Cartoons, Knokke-Heist Humor Fest, Belgium, San Antonio Cine Festival, etc.

He is the creator of the celebrated project Manhatitlan, which includes works on paper, animations, and the newly released book Manhatitlan, Mexican and American Cultures Intertwined.

 

Opening November 8 from 2 - 4pm

  On & On: Art Without End 

  92 Orchard Street, New York, NY 10002

  Located between Delancey & Broome Street

  Sunday, November 8 from 2:00 to 4:00 pm.

 

  The exhibition features works that have no beginning,

  no middle and no end. Curator Elizabeth Keithline states

  "On & On artists make work about time as it moves on,

  but also the ‘electrical on’, in other words, ‘turned on’.

  The show is deliberately staged as a loopy, pulsing,

  loudly colored response to the dwindling daylight of

  November.”

 

  Among the many accomplished artists featured in the

  show are the built-environmentalist Allan Wexler,

  New York Times photographer Stephen Mallon,

  the St. Louis collaborative Work/Play, Harvard

  artist-in-residence Kim Bernard and recent Lumen Prize

  winner Anne Morgan Spalter.

 

  Other featured artists include New Yorkers Nicole Laemmle,

  Patricia Fabricant, Ed Grant, Carol Salmanson,

  Margot Spindelman and Tang-Wei Hsu, as well as

  Water Valley Mississippi creative place-makers

  Pati D’Amico & Bill Warren, Minnesota photographer

  Sean Smuda and the Providence sound and color

  installationist Lynne Harlow and sculptor/painter Max Van Pelt. 

 

 
Tell Them Stories Origins;
 
Exhibition Dates:
October 8th though November 1st

Once upon a time in a land far, far away... And so it 

begins. Human beings are driven to tell stories to 

capture events and immortalize them, to share what 

we know and come to a better understanding of those 

events or to take us out of them and escape. 

Joseph Campbell places responsibility squarely on the 

shoulders of the artist when he claimed in The Power 

of Myth, “The function of the artist is the 

mythologization of the environment and the world.”

Tun Myaing and Marshall Jones have assembled

eighteen artists, including illustrators, comic book 

artists and fine artists in the exhibit Tell Them Stories: 

Origins open at the Mark Miller Gallery from 

October 8th through November 1st. The works range 

from sequential drawings to video, painting and 

sculpture. They share in common a response to 

popular culture. From science fiction to real time 

politics they are a commentary on our times that 

blurs the lines of demarcation present in art world 

hierarchical standards. Recognizable imagery from 

Star Wars and Star Trek mix ranks with Kermit the 

Frog and Batman. Mythical heroic icons share the 

stage with otherworldly creatures. Anthropomorphized 

machines and armed horsemen pave the way to man’s 

destruction.

Myaing and Jones give us a peak behind the curtain by 

asking each artist to explore the origins of their art.

They have posed three questions:

Why did you create this work of art? Why did you choose

this profession? and, If you could own any work of art 

what would it be? The answers, unique and thoughtfull 

as the artists themselves, will be revealed at the opening 

which takes place on October 8th from 6 to 8 p.m. 

Neil Gaiman said it best in Fragile Things: Short Fictions 

and Wonders, “Some stories, small, simple ones about 

setting out on adventures or people doing wonders, tales 

of miracles and monsters, have outlasted all the people 

who told them, and some of them have outlasted

the lands in which they were created.” Time will tell the 

final outcome, but for now this story is just beginning.

 

 

 

 

 

JEWEL AND LOTUS is back at the Mark Miller Gallery for their 2nd Annual Ethical Pop-up Shop and Global Gallery. They will be selling products from their favorite ethical brands from around the world, supporting social causes, and changing the world through conscious consumerism!
 

 

 

The gallery will be open from 10:00 am – 10:00 pm, 7 days a week, July 22nd to August 24th!

 

Special events include:
Gallery Opening with Rutongo Embroderies || July 23nd || 7:00 pm
Teaching and Reception with Kyabgön Phakchok Rinpoche || August 14th || TBD
Ethical Fashion Party || August 20th || 7:00 pm
 
Featured art and artists include:
Rutongo Embroideries from Rwanda
Calligraphy by Marlow Brooks

Featured ethical brands include:
Hanna Broer Designs
Feel Hood Stay Hood
Jacqueline Rose Jewelry
UPAVIM Crafts
Hands Producing Hope
Red Jasper Jewel
Batan Ecos
Aquarelle Maison
Mitla Moda
Red Ghagra
J&L Collection
Wanderite
Annie's Apothecary
Namaste NYC
Salila Rising: Threads for Freedom
The Art and Found
Trashè Designs
CREATEress
Sacred Forest Designs
For the Love of Chai

 
Free and open to the public.

 

Revolutionary America

 

Exhibit on view: June 14 - July 11, 2015

Opening Reception: Sunday, June 14th, 2-5pm

Gallery Hours: Wed – Sun, 12-6 pm and by appointment. Group tours welcome!

 

Mark Miller Gallery 

92 Orchard Street, New York, NY 10002 

(212) 253-9479  info@markmillergallery.com 

 

The Mark Miller Gallery is pleased to present

Revolutionay America” 

an exhibition Presenting Portraits of past, 

present and possiblity, Dynamic Sensory, 

Photography, Video and Educational Exhibit.

Free and open to the public.  

 

Mark Miller Gallery Presents

Felipe Galindo/Feggo: Frida Kahlo’s New York 

Exhibit on view: May 7 - June 7, 2015

Opening Reception: Thursday, May 7th, 6-8pm

Gallery Hours: Wed – Sun, 12-6 pm and by appointment

Mark Miller Gallery 

92 Orchard Street, New York, NY 10002 

(212) 253-9479  info@markmillergallery.com 

Free and open to the public

The Mark Miller Gallery is pleased to present “Frida Kahlo’s New York” an exhibition by award-winning cartoonist and illustrator Felipe Galindo / Feggo, from May 7 through June 7, 2015.  

The  exhibition  features  works  on  paper  and sequential artworks from Felipe Galindo / Feggo’s project “Frida Kahlo’s New York,” as well as preparatory drawings and storyboards for the animation in progress of the same title.“Frida Kahlo’s New York” is inspired by Kahlo’s five visits to New York City in the 1930's and 1940's, and presents  whimsical  narratives  featuring  Kahlo  in New York City, and scenes that imagine the impact that the Big Apple might have had on Frida’s art and life.

This project celebrates Frida Kahlo’s artistic vision, her passionate and complex life and the vitality of the City of New York in past and the present times.  “Frida Kahlo’s New York” presents a unique, humorous take on Frida Khalo and salutes the much anticipated exhibition "Frida Kahlo, Art, Garden Life" opening in mid May at the New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx.

About the artist:

Felipe Galindo (Feggo) creates humorous art in a variety of media, including cartoons, illustrations, animations, fine art and public art. His drawings have appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times,

The International Herald Tribune, Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, Reader’s Digest, Nickelodeon, Mad Magazine, Narrative, Barron's, INXart and others worldwide.  Currently, his artwork is featured in the MTA’s Poetry in Motion posters in subway cars throughout the New York City. His public art project “Magic Realism in Kingsbridge” features his signature humorousworks fabricated in glass and installed on the 231st Station of the #1 subway line.

Galindo has held numerous individual exhibitions in the United States and abroad. His animations have been featured in TV programs such as MTV’s Liquid TV, Reel Thirteen and Sí- TV as well in numerous film festivals and cultural institutions worldwide, including the Guggenheim Museum in New York and the Reina Sofia Museum in Madrid.

He has received grants from the National Association of Latino Arts and Culture, the Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance, the Lower Manhattan Cultural   Council,   the   Puffin   Foundation,   Latino Public Broadcasting, the New York Council for the Arts, and the US/Mexico Fund for Culture of the Rockefeller Foundation.

Additional awards include: Porto Cartoon Festival, Portugal; Turkey's Ministry of Tourism Award; United Nations Correspondents Association  Award;  Greek  Ministry  of  Culture Award, and the San Antonio Cine Festival Award among others.

He is the creator of the celebrated project Manhatitlan, which includes works on paper, animations, and the book Manhatitlan, Mexican and American Cultures Intertwined (Pinto Books, 2010.)

He is also the author of  No  Man  Is  a  Desert  Island  -  Cartoons  by  Felipe Galindo-Feggo (Pinto Books, 2012.)

 

 

Mark Miller Gallery Presents

 

The Lowline is a plan to use innovative solar technology to illuminate 

an historic underground trolley terminal on the Lower East Side of 

New York City.  The vision is a stunning underground park, providing 

a beautiful respite and a cultural attraction in one of the world's most 

dense, exciting urban environments.

 

From the practical to the fantastical, you won't believe what the Lowline 

Young Designers have cooked up. 


Join us on Sunday, March 22nd from 12 - 6pm for the free & open to the 

public exhibition called Shaping the Lowline, an interactive exhibit 

featuring the creative work of the Lowline Young Designers and your 

chance to tell us your ideas for the future Lowline.

 

The Lowline has some exciting plans for the future, and they aren't 

as far off as you might think.  Stop in for sneak peek and enjoy free 

bites andwarm drinks care of Whole Foods Market and Lost Weekend! 


On display through March 29th.  Mark Miller Gallery is located at 

92 Orchard Street between Delancey & Broome Streetin the heart 

of the Hip, Happening and Historic Lower East Side!

MARK MILLER GALLERY PRESENTS

 

 

  

 

 

 

“It being therefore granted, that the Temperament of Man is hot and dry, and that of the Woman cold and moist, we are now to consider, what dispositions these raise in the Soul, and what constitution the whole body receives from them.”
-Marin Cureau de la Chambre, 1665
 
Hot Dry Men, Cold Wet Women is a show inspired by the now-defunct Theory of the Humors. In part, this theory was used to explain the differences between the sexes. Men were considered to be inherently hot and dry, driving them to a life of action and intellectual pursuit, while women, considered to have a cold and wet humor, were more inclined toward a passive lifestyle.

This theory exacerbated already ingrained societal stereotypes, and invariably left an impression on art history. Men were depicted as warriors, heroes, and gods. ‘Hot’ animals like the horse and lion, as well as fire, frequently stood as visual symbols of man’s heat. In contrast, the most popular depictions of women in history have been in passive, reclining poses. They were often shown near, or enveloped in, sources of water, and cold-blooded animals like the snake were associated with the female humor.

 

Curated by Cara DeAngelis, Hot Dry Men, Cold Wet Women is inspired by the Humors, and Zirka Filipczack’s book of the same name. The show asserts that although the Humors are now seen as obsolete science, its long-standing hold on Western society and art history has left residual archetypes still held today. As such, this show contains a selection of pieces by contemporary artists whose work, while not directly influenced by the Theory of the Humors, nevertheless displays its influence either overtly or through rebuke.

Participating Artists: KILEY AMES, THOMAS JOHN CARLSON, DIANA CORVELLE, AMY GOODWIN, JAZ HAROLD, IAN HEALY, AARON HOLZ, ALVARO LUNA, BENJAMIN MARTINS, ALYSSA MONKS, ALAINA PLOWDREY, MARK POLYAKOV, SHARA ROWLEY PLOUGH, JANSSON STEGNER, JOSEPH VENTURA, TABITHA WHITLEY and LAUREN WOODS

 

MARK MILLER GALLERY PRESENTS

BEASTICON II

Curated by Lori Nelson & Athony Zito

In Spite of the Holidays, Beasticon II: Monstrous Art by Uncaged Creatures

“I fear no man, or beast, or evil, brother” - Hulk Hogan

As the holidays approach with their lacquered joy and retail crescendo, some may feel a rumble of discord within, anathema to the holiday spirit, causing them to turn away from the glitter. It is from this camp of malcontents and realists that curators Lori Nelson and Antony Zito selected their pack of 27 artists for Beasticon II: Monstrous Art by Uncaged Creatures hosted by Mark Miller Gallery at 92 Orchard Street on the Lower East Side in New York City, December 11, 2014 - January 11, 2015. 

Beasticon II is an exhibition that could be viewed as an anti-SantaCon. Instead of hollow conviviality and amped-up displays of holiday spirit, the artists were asked to fearlessly reflect inward on the nature of the Beast or the shadow self. They responded with art that is funny, frightening, and overwhelmingly human.

Contributing work from Australia, Tokyo, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, and New York City, this year’s Beasticon II artists range from emerging to mid-career and span social categories to include synthpunk band, Mindless Self Indulgence’s starlet, Lindsey Way, New York City street-performer-gone-Internet-sensation, Mathew Silver, culture-jamming activists, the Yes Men, as well as Mica Hendricks,  an artist mom famous for her exquisite collaborations with her 4 year-old.  Joshua Ben Longo, a creative consultant by day in Philly constructs grotesque but cuddly soft sculptures by night, and Emmie Campbell, a Brooklyn teen, spends many a school-hour on ink drawings that do nothing for her GPA but grab all who see them with their raw beauty. The large street front window of the gallery will become a work of beastly public art itself during installation-week as Bronx-based Tina Lugo, a self-described erotic artist and indulger of video-games and ‘90s cartoons, creates a full-fledged painting on glass in a style that marries Henry Darger with the Brothers Hernandez of Love and Rockets. As a celebration of the Beast, Beasticon II strives to sate the viewer, even the casual passerby, with meaty content in an environment of non-nutritive fruitcakes and nog by hauling out for consumption the Beast which dwells within. To Socrates’ observation that, “In all of us, even in good men, there is a lawless wild-beast nature, which peers out in sleep,” Nelson and Zito dare to add, “…and in the Holiday season.”

About the curators: Antony Zito and Lori Nelson are working artists who organize and curate the 4heads Governors Island Art Fair and Residency program. The fair, whose work was declared, “gems among the ruins” by the New York Times, annually exhibits 100 plus artists’ work in the abandoned historic colonels’ homes of Governors Island, NYC. As curators, Nelson and Zito strive to mix young, new talent with seasoned, experienced artists’ work to create exhibitions where a commonality in purpose exists within a breadth of culture and background.  Mark Miller Gallery recently presented Zito’s solo exhibition, Displacement , and Nelson recently showed in a three-person exhibit at Cotton Candy Machine Gallery in Brooklyn.

 

MARK MILLER GALLERY PRESENTS

Displacement

Antony Zito - Then and Now

 

Mark Miller Gallery, 92 Orchard Street New York, NY 10002

Opening Reception: Thursday November 13 from 6-9pm

Exhibition on view through December 4, 2014

Gallery Hours: Wed thru Sun 12-6pm

With paintings incorporating collage and found materials created over the course of 20 years in Manhattan’s Lower East Side, Antony Zito returns to his former home to discuss the dissolution of culture and the displacement of neighborhoods. In an exhibition anticipated by many long-time New Yorkers, Mark Miller Gallery hosts the first ever large-scale showing of Zito’s work from across two decades in the East Village.

Zito’s early portraits of friends and neighbors scribe a distinct line through the culture that once was the Lower East Side. This was his neighborhood and Zito painted its inhabitants onto the stuff they stepped over on the sidewalk, the displaced relics and detritus of the city. Included in the show, on loan from Jim Jarmusch, is Zito’s portrait of “Lee Marvin” that was hung alongside The White Stripes in “Coffee and Cigarettes”, the film which featured, yet another displaced Lower East Side legend, the late and infamous, Taylor Mead.

In 2008 his non-profit, 4heads, took over the decommissioned military houses on Governors Island to organize a massive annual exhibition. “Gems Among the Ruins”, The New York Times calls the 100 rooms of artwork, sprung up as if from nowhere, in the crumbling, dilapidated landmark buildings of Governors Island Art Fair in 2014.

Zito’s more recent paintings incorporate elements of collage, layering complex vignettes of implication, in stark juxtaposition to the pure clarity of his early portrait works. His collaged painting of “William Burroughs”, weaves overlapping horizons and Bosch-ian symbology, and portrays W.S.B. engaging the darkness, swallowing whole the experience of existing. Other pieces in the show portray distorted historical figures, corrupt deities, angered innocents, grinning junkies, visionary explosions of cosmic energy, and Ellis Island arrivals from distant shores, each feeding, in their own way, into the reality of displacement.

At the opening reception and during the run of the exhibition, Zito will be in the gallery painting live portraits on found objects, objects that the public will be asked to bring in as a product of their own adventures. Zito will paint them then and there, like he did on Ludlow Street, a decade earlier.

 

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(Zito Studio Gallery on Ludlow Street, 2004)

 

"Zito is one of my very favorite New York artists, partly because he thinks of himself as an artisan and partly because he's just a really fine and inventive painter.  I have two of his paintings, one is a portrait of Lee Marvin (commissioned for my film COFFEE AND CIGARETTES) and one of the Ethiopian master musician Mulatu Astatke (commissioned for my film BROKEN FLOWERS).  I value them greatly.  I hope for a few more in the future.  Hats off to Zito!"  

--Jim Jarmusch, Director

 

"Zito can capture your essence by painting on a found object for 20 minutes more effectively than more formal and pretentious artists can do by fussing on a canvas for weeks. A genius!"  

--Michael Musto, Village Voice

 

"Zito is a quick-draw artist of astounding talent.  I sat down for just a second and when I stood up there was a portrait of me. His work sells with equal speed."  

--Stephen Saban, the WOW Report

 

"Antony Zito took an old flowered cabinet door and transformed it into a cool, realistic portrait of myself that I felt compelled to buy on the spot. (I don't even like looking at myself either)  Did I mention he did it in about 7 minutes?  Because there is no way I could sit any longer. The best quick portrait painter in the business, with an amazing artistic flair. This guy is amazing."   

--Patrick McMullan, NYC Celebrity Photographer

 

Behind The Curtain

Opening reception: Wednesday October 8th,  6 - 9PM

October 8, 2014 - November 9, 2014

Hours: Wed - Sun 12 noon to 6pm

Mark Miller Gallery is pleased to announce Behind the Curtain, an exhibition of works by artists previously and currently employed as assistants to Jeff Koons, Mark Tansey, Eric Fischl, Alex Melamid, Mickalene Thomas, Donald Baechler, Kehinde Wiley, Barry X Ball, Dirk Skreber, Red Grooms, Yigal Ozeri, Sol LeWitt, Odd Nerdrum, Bo Bartlett, Julie Heffernan and others.  Behind the Curtain is curated by Trek Lexington, emerging curator of contemporary realism.

Historically, assistants were apprentices to the masters (da Vinci, Van Dyck, etc.) where they developed their artistic technical skills. Contemporary workshops often function in a different way. Some artists may employ just one or two assistants, while others employ dozens to implement their concepts. Assistants’ duties broadly range from the logistical studio tasks to painting large segments of the artist’s vision on the canvas. Many are now hired for their extraordinary talent to complete entire works of art, and they are often working behind the scene without acknowledgement of the tremendous craftsmanship they lend to a final product. 

Behind the Curtain reveals a group of 32 talented young artists, whose labor has stood behind the shining names of contemporary masters. This exhibition brings together the work of the assistants to various cultural icons, allowing viewers to experience the dialogue between their creative forces first-hand. This is an opportunity to witness a unique moment of synergy, where the paths of these two generations of artists cross and intertwine.

From romantic drawings by Katie Hemmer, to intricate post-apocalyptic landscapes by Alexis Hilliard, and Steve Shaheen's postmodern sculptures, Behind the Curtain demonstrates that these artists’ assistants make powerful works in their own right. Many of the artists featured are emerging talents, unrepresented by galleries. Mark Miller Gallery is proud to provide this platform for working artists, waiting in the wings for an entrée into the limelight.

 

BEYOND THE THRESHOLD

September 7th – October 5th, 2014

Opening reception: Sept 7 Sunday, 2014   6 - 9PM

MARK MILLER GALLERY
92 ORCHARD STREET, NEW YORK, NY 10002
HOURS: WEDNESDAY - SUNDAY  12 - 6PM AND BY APPOINTMENT 

 

The interior: a subject that first surfaced in 17th century Holland, and that abandoned the exactitude of religious painting in favor of something more elusive: the inhabitable space.  More than merely domestic landscape, the subject captures the unseen motion of sentient beings; more than a backdrop for a play, it is the narrative of the stage itself, a play where the stage is the protagonist.
 
Beyond the Threshold is a window into such interiors: vacant desolate rooms, cavernous industrial basements, private washrooms, and intimate living quarters.
 
Dina Brodsky’s beautifully painted interiors whisper of mysteries and secrets.  One imagines the life that made these forgotten spaces as they are, that their thick air holds ghosts and echoes of something important.  An immigrant from Soviet Belarus, Dina is no stranger to departure from, and loss of home; her paintings reflect the glimpse of life in the decaying and abandoned crevices of her private universe.  
 
Tun Myaing’s unapologetically miniature format invites the viewer to closely examine the otherwise impersonal and forbidding interiors of his paintings.  In the painting The Boiler Room, Tun’s fine technique and meticulous attention to detail compels the viewer to enter the interior, while simultaneously pushing her away with the heavy impact of old metal. There is no innocence or sentimentality in Tun’s compositions; his interiors intrigue the viewer as they hold fast to the unanswered questions within their depths.
 
Luis Borrero’s paintings retain their absolute stillness even as they allow for the presence of the human figure.  An inadvertent voyeur, the viewer finds herself imposing on a private moment between a human being and the surrounding silence.  In Man In Tub and Encounter there is a tangible boundary that separates the viewer from an otherwise intimate moment, a dimly lit atmosphere that converges around the naked figure, and a sense of both solitude and a probing, halting sexuality.
 
Amber Lia-Kloppel’s work also explores the relationship of space and voyeurism.  Depicting mainly women, classic targets of the voyeuristic gaze, she uses physical structures to emphasize the viewer’s and subject’s solitude – even as the subject turns her head to gaze back at the viewer.  In the painting Peephole, Amber emphasizes the physical separation of the viewer and the figure; the door reasserts the privacy of the figure, separating her from the viewer, and linking both to their respective spaces.
 
The four artists in this exhibition make work that both invite and forbid the viewer into entering their worlds, leaving them at the threshold: allowed a glimpse of the narrative within, but as a voyeur, not a participant. In a feat of visual alchemy they extract volumes out of silence, and take us along to participate in the stillness of the spaces they visited, observed, and quietly recorded.

 

Jewel and Lotus, Salila Rising: Threads for Freedom, & Sanctuary NY

August 15th - September 3rd

Three Main Events happening simultaneously (3 in 1)

Jewel and Lotus Gallery - Featuring Artist Alpha Bah: Rebel Divine

  • Jewel and Lotus is a social movement. Our mission is to help the world and all of its inhabitants to prosper by offering products that are fair-trade, eco-friendly, and socially responsible. We support artisans, non-profit organizations, and other socially driven businesses as part of our Global Community initiative. Our featured products are currently available online (www.JewelandLotus.com) at our Ethical Marketplace and in select retail outlets around the world.
  • Alpha is a traveling spirit, born in Sierra Leon and now living in Boulder, Colorado. He lived in four countries before he came to America at age 13; Sierra Leon, Morocco, Liberia, and Guinea. His art is infused with the spirit of his incredible journey and his visionary wisdom. Rebel Divine is a spiritual rebellion that symbolizes freedom from oneself and ones dualistic mind.    

Jewel and Lotus - Featuring Salila Rising: Threads for Freedom

  • A project started by Co-Founders of Jewel and Lotus, Salila Rising: Threads for Freedom. We are working with survivors of sex trafficking in Delhi, India.
  • Salila Rising is an opportunity for these young women, survivors of human trafficking, to empower themselves with creative, fair and dignified work, while giving them hope that their future is brighter than their past. Our mission is to support these girls and the organization that supports them, STOP India. As Salila grows and gain support, we are set to infiltrate two slum communities in Delhi with economy and safe work. This empowerment of women and creation of jobs we hope will greatly reduce the amount of trafficking cases in these high-risk areas. 
  • The ultimate goal of Salila Rising is to empower women and survivors while also combating the impact of trafficking and supporting STOP India to continue their work. 
  • The Gallery will feature Salila products. It will also work to raise awareness about Human Trafficking world-wide.

Sanctuary NY  - Bring Upstate to the City

  • Thinking of moving Upstate, NY? Want to know what all the hype is about? Come experience it for yourself! Featuring art, organic/local foods and drink, music, live performances, handicrafts from the area and more.
  • Experience some of the Real Estate available Upstate and learn about the beautiful history of the areas.
  • Launching of SpareChange - Our pledge towards compassionately ending homelessness. Creating a movement through the 1% campaign. Building allegiance with Real Estate firms to donate 1% of their commission on NY RE Sales towards this cause. 
  • "End Homelessness... Spare Change!"

Think + Drink 

Panel Disscussion series at the Mark Miller Gallery

July 23rd

Part 1 of Drink + Think, Panel Discussion on Territorial Disputes in the South China Sea. Featuring Aliza Goldberg- World Policy Journal, Ashley Gilbertson - Photojournalist and Peter Marino- Moderator & CEO of Quaternion.net

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BEN FRACTENBERG: Layered City

 July 10 - August 10, 2014

Photojournalist and reporter Ben Fractenberg spends much of his days traveling the city via subway while covering news for DNAinfo New York. While running from story to story he began to notice how much the decayed subway posters lining station walls evoked abstract paintings.

Click www.dnainfo.com to see coverage of the event from DNAinfo.

Ben Fractenberg is an award-winning photojournalist and reporter covering breaking news, crime and features for DNAinfo New York. His photographs have also appeared in The New York Times, New York Magazine and the Daily News.

He lives in Fort Greene, Brooklyn with his girlfriend and their tuxedo cat, Ramone. 

 

Mark Miller Gallery Presents

PAMELA DAVIS KIVELSON

“A Gentle Madness: Art Collectors and their Passion

 

Mark Miller Gallery is pleased to present a solo exhibition/installation by Pamela Davis Kivelson working between theater and painting and sculpture. The exhibition will run from May 17th thru June 29, 2014.  There will be an opening reception on Saturday, May 17th from 5:00-8:00.

Pamela Davis Kivelson’s paintings are presented as characters in a kind of theater installation in which we are presented with an intimate view of the precise details that catch a collector’s eye when they are living with art. Why is the experience of discovering art so powerful? What matters – refrigerator art, taste, trends, fashion, investment, personal satisfaction, or being a custodian of culture? Kivelson portrays the places, details and things that shape the collector’s vision - for example, the way a color field painting seems less “precious” displayed on a shelf with books on the subject.

Kivelson has portrayed nine collectors in a series of images whose iconography tells stories of objects found and bought. Jackson Pollock, Ellsworth Kelly, Jeff Koons, Morris Lewis, Richard Diebenkorn and others are represented in the irreverent invocations Kivelson has painted of the collectors’ prized possessions.

In this meta-exhibit, the art-lover becomes the art; collectors become the collected.

Pamela Davis Kivelson is a Silicon-Valley based artist /performer who has exhibited nationally and internationally in a number of museums and galleries including the Krannert, DeSasset, University Museums in Texas, Los Angeles, New York and more, the Robert Koch, Stephen Cohen, and Moreton Street Galleries. She is a lecturer at Stanford University. On April 2nd at Stanford ‘s Bing Theater her group, Drawing Orchestra, performed “Drawing with Tetrahedra and Assembled an Icosahedron sculpture” with the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra Viol Consort see http://news.stanford.edu/news/2014/april/videos/1333.html

Pamela Davis Kivelson’s web site is http://facestell.com

 

 


Curated by Diana Corvelle and Cara DeAngelis

The New Romantics runs from April 6th –May 9th 

Mark Miller Gallery - 92 Orchard Street, New York, NY 

Opening reception: Saturday, April 5th from 6-9pm.

Hours: Wed - Sun 12 - 6PM

Romanticism is precisely situated neither in choice of subject nor in exact truth, but in a way of feeling. – Charles Baudelaire, 1846
 
Romanticism of nearly two centuries ago created works of such considerable diversity that the only clear similarities lay in the emphasis on originality, imagination and deep emotional content. Ranging from expressive portraits to epic landscapes, those artists sought to push back against the reasoned order of the Enlightenment by producing emotionally charged works that spoke to their intensely individual perspectives. Today a new Romanticism is emerging among artists who value authentic emotion. The effect is a revival of the Romantic ideal that artists are gifted and singular purveyors of original thought.

The New Romantics explores the characteristic Romantic themes of emotion, nature and grandeur from a distinctly contemporary perspective.  At first glance, the globe-spanning environs depicted in Carrie Ann Bracco’s work may appear to be lifted from the past: In Bracco’s The Traverse, Maparaju, people are dwarfed by the enormity of the natural world much as they would be in a traditional Romantic landscape.  However, the Brooklyn-based artist’s extensive travel to remote locales also points to a growing access of all kinds within an increasingly interconnected, post-digital world.  Lisa Lebofsky’s shimmering, ethereal landscapes likewise contain the looming presence of global warming, the real effects of which are present concerns for many of the people in the far-flung communities she depicts. 



Lisa Lebofsky, Tierra del Fuego, oil on aluminum, 2013

Human feeling is another centerpiece of The New Romantics.  The raw emotion of Clara Lieu’s Self-Portrait No. 6 and Self-Portrait No. 22 is palpable.  The pair is part of Lieu’s Falling series, a collection of 50 self-portraits in which she confronts her struggle with undiagnosed depression and anxiety from the vantage point of post-treatment.  By contrast, the pensive and dazzlingly plumed figure in Heidi Elbers’sExhale subtly alludes to the fraught issue of coupling outward appearance with perceived inner worth.  Inspired and informed by the spirit of Romanticism, the artists of The New Romantics comprise a rich visual trove of emotion and awe, each individually conspicuous and collectively harmonious.

Participating artists include: Carrie Ann Bracco, Dina Brodsky, Diana Corvelle, Cara DeAngelis, Heidi Elbers, Shauna Finn, Angela Gram, Brett F. Harvey, Lisa Lebofsky, Clara Lieu, Cobi Moules, Lauren Amalia Redding, Amanda Scuglia, Boris Tyomkin

 

 

Mark Miller Gallery Presents

Beasticon
Pungent Works by Ungroomed Creatures

Opening: Thursday, December 12, 2013 from 6-9pm
at Mark Miller Gallery, 92 Orchard Street (btw Delancey and Broome) in Manhattan

Afterbrunch Open Studio Beasticon-struct Day: Sunday, December 15, 2013 from 2-9pm

Exhibition on view through January 14, 2014.

Gleaned from the ceremonial caves of Purgatory, New York City, and Hell Holes beyond, Beasticon is a distinctly pungent selection of works by magnificently ungroomed creatures. Curated by Antony Zito and Lori Nelson of 4heads and the annual Governors Island Art Fair, Beasticon celebrates the unlovely and unspoken during the glittering and somewhat forced festivities of the Holiday Season.

Nelson and Zito approached various artists with the prompt: Show us your beast! Nursing the subsequent bruises and black eyes, they emerged with 18 artists who responded with beastly works exploring the teeth-grinding, salivating, sarcastic, and vividly colorful aspects of being human. The result, Beasticon, is a salon-style exhibit of holiday fare that won’t ever be found in the hallowed halls of K & Wal-marts, but rather at home on the Lower East Side at Mark Miller's spacious, street-level gallery.

On the afternoon of Sunday December 15th, the public will be invited to Beasticon-struct where they can interact with the artists as they creak back the rusty gates of their creative cave and transform the gallery into an active shared studio space. The creatures will be spawning live portrait paintings, creating artistic mutations from scratch, building small gifts to order, and manifesting many more monstrous acts of creation.

Featuring artwork by:
Dong Hee Lee
Monica Rose Song
George Kroenert
Joanna Moulder
Tine Kindermann
Jill Marleah Bell
Joe Heaps Nelson
Christina Pitsch
Thomas Nousias
Roman Primitivo Albear
Orlando Lobelo
Hiroshi Shafer
Lori Nelson
Antony Zito
Merkley
Shelley Turley
George Ferrandi
& performance art by Matthew Silver, recently awarded a grant by Franklin Furnace to create his upcoming project, The Love Portal.

 

Art F City - Art event pick of the week: Beasticon

 

 

 

Mark Miller Gallery Presents

Kevin Berlin "Uncensored" at AQUA ART MIAMI invites you to participate in an on-site video experience and solo painting project at the AQUA Hotel, 1530 Collins Avenue, Rom 205, Miami Beach, FL. Intended for mature audiences only.


Requests for VIP Preview Wednesday, Dec. 4th, 4- 11 pm, VIP Opening Night tickets please email: info@markmillergallery.com (limited number available)



For an invite for two for Thursday Dec 5 - Sunday Dec 8, please click this link:

CLICK HERE FOR COMPLIMENTARY ONE DAY PASS: AQUA ART MIAMI

 

Location:
Mark Miller Gallery, Room 205
Aqua Art Miami at the Aqua Hotel.
1530 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL.,+1 305 515 8573

Exhibition Dates: December 4-8, 2013

VIP preview: Wednesday, December 4. 4-11pm

Access for Art Miami, CONTEXT and Aqua Art Miami VIP Cardholders & Press  
General Admission:

Thursday, December 5. 12 pm - 9 pm
Friday, December 6. 11 am - 9 pm
Saturday, December 7. 11 am - 9 pm
Sunday, December 8. 11 am - 6 pm  
 
"Kevin Berlin is courageous with his new show "UNCENSORED." Mark Miller Gallery is always pleased to show Berlin's work because the artist communicates what people are thinking about but are afraid to say. In the Lower East Side, New York City, we love showing the hottest, cutting edge artists and challenging work because we believe in freedom of expression."- Mark Miller, Mark Miller Gallery, NYC
 
"Kevin Berlin is perhaps the greatest artistic genius since Leonardo Da Vinci."- Kevin Berlin, artist
 
"Kevin Berlin, art prodigy and visionary, is going to be more famous than Andy Warhol.  If you can get your hands on a piece of his work, it's going to be worth millions; even before he's dead. - Ron Rice, Founder Hawaiian Tropic, Owner Sterling Models International.

 

Connotation / Denotation

a group photography show by NYC photojournalists

Mark Miller Gallery, 92 Orchard Street, New York, NY 10002

Opening Reception: Sunday, October 27,  4 - 7 PM

Seventeen NYC-based photographers will display works at Mark Miller Gallery, from October 27th through November 27th 2013.  All participants have worked as visual journalists (and/or as photo editors) covering news stories in NYC.  The works on display represent a mélange of subject matter; some were selected from news/documentary projects, others from personal or artistic projects.

Aside from intent to give exposure to the participants’ aesthetic abilities, this interactive exhibit intends to explore the meaning-making process, and discrepancies between messages received by viewers contrasted against the message intended by the photographer, as well as the interplay between connotation (suggested or inferred meaning) and denotation (literal meaning).

Exhibit visitors will have opportunity to interact with the exhibit, by providing the understandings they’ve gleaned from the works on display, explaining how they interpret the elements, and the meaning they’ve attributed from the connotation suggested by the work.  This process will be accommodated through a digital interface accessible through computer workstations in the gallery.  These inferred meanings by viewers can then be contrasted to captions provided by the image-makers explaining what the image actually denotes -- with a description of the context and the included elements -- as well as the meaning intended by the photographers.

You may also view our exhibit online at: http://www.nycphotojournalists.com 

 

 Mark Miller Gallery 

Presents

Compulsion

Curated by Dina Brodsky and Maria Kreyn

Mark Miller Gallery
92 Orchard Street, New York, NY 10002
May 8 - June 7, 2013
Opening reception: Friday, May 10, 6-8 PM

No commodity is more irreplaceable than human time. While some of us spread it across many undertakings, others focus obsessively on a single endeavor. Compulsion, co-curated by Dina Brodsky and Maria Kreyn, opening at the Mark Miller Gallery on May 8, explores works by artists in the latter category – works that channel hundreds of hours into a single piece of art.

Compulsion celebrates the obsessive efforts of sixteen such artists. Working with different materials, they share an unwavering devotion to executing their visions, producing pieces that are exceptional in their beauty, craftsmanship and technical complexity. These run the gamut from K. Nancy Fang’s ultra-detailed paper filigree sculpture evoking a futuristic, cylindrical cityscape to James Linkous’ meticulous 3D images summoned through drawings on layers of glass. Tun Myaing’s oil on mylar paintings take seemingly common objects and infuse them with the echo of untold stories, while John Haverty’s elaborate ink drawings portray the opposite, a wall-wide sprawl of elaborate storytelling.

Co-curator Maria Kreyn, whose light-based artwork is constructed using painstaking etchings on plastic, feels there is great merit in laboring to create something so detailed. “In a world where everything is mass-produced and disposable, these works are a call to action to value the objects that really matter to us. This level of time investment forces the artist to be more present with the work and encourages viewers to be enriched by examining pieces more slowly and deeply.” The show aspires to rouse viewers into becoming aware of their own human time, to contemplate the things they simply cannot give up, to find their own compulsions and – under inspiration from these artists – to give in to them.

     The Mark Miller Gallery is a contemporary art gallery located on Orchard Street in the Lower East Side of Manhattan.  Right in the heart of the City's most vibrant new art scene, the gallery is dedicated to showcasing emerging and established artists in both solo and group exhibitions.  http://www.markmillergallery.com/

 

DAVIDE BRAMANTE’S "ROMA CAPUT MUNDI" 

 COMES TO MARK MILLER GALLERY 

 

Striking Exhibit Uses Unique Photographic Technique
to Capture Historical Rome in Contemporary Times

 

WHEN: Opening Reception: Tuesday, March 5, 2013 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Exhibition Dates: March 5 - 31, 2013

Hours: Sunday - Friday, 12:00 noon to 6:00 p.m., and by appointment. 

 

WHERE: Mark Miller Gallery, 92 Orchard Street between Broome and Delancey St.

New York, NY 10002, (212) 253-9479.

info@markmillerygallery.com, Free and open to the public.

 

(New York, NY)  ”Roma Caput Mundi” is a distinctive photographic exhibit by Davide Bramante on Rome as Eternal City and Historic Capital. The show’s presence bestows the honor of Rome’s ancient title as Center of the World upon the up-and-coming Lower East Side. This legendary neighborhood would be hard pressed to stake such a claim, even though the “LES” is New York City’s focal point for history, culture, and creativity.  Well, there’s a first time for everything, and if Mark Miller achieves his goal, all eyes (and feet) will encircle his gallery. Instead of coming and conquering, however, Miller invites visitors to tour and transact.

Bramante says, “The photos featured in the exhibit combine anywhere from 4 to 9 images, shooting several analog shots on the same frame using common film such as 35 millimeter.” Bramante’s vision, motive, and approach coalesce into groundbreaking creativity with this new photographic project.  Each photo consists of a mesmerizing montage, blending images of the ancient and the contemporary city. The result is a poetic and passionate vision of the Italian capital -- an archeological scrapbook of the Eternal City across the millennia, a composite architectural portrait.

Taking photos of Rome and then “enclosing its essence into a mirror of contemporary society” becomes for Bramante a challenge and tribute to the Eternal City and his Motherland. He provides a cutting edge look at the classics, rendered as though a single image, as if it were a pure thought. The result is a fascinating meditation on the ideal concept of the Eternal City. “My photographing represents exactly my way of remembering, thinking, dreaming, hoping, and imagining. Everything overlaps.” says Bramante. “Davide’s photography showcases and celebrates Rome as a historic symbol of cultural, economic, and social value,” Miller remarks at his two-level gallery.

Bramante explains the inspiration for the title of the exhibit along with one of its featured works: “I saw a seal that read ‘Roma caput mundi regit orbis frena rotundi.’ Frederick of Swabia, Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire in 1152 proudly wore that hallmark message commemorating the Classical Period.” The seal’s resounding tribute literally translates as “Rome, Capital of the World, holds the reins of the round planet.” 

Presenting the project in New York City completes the concept of the artist. Bramante observes: “If Imperial Rome was the first cosmopolitan mecca, New York is the contemporary symbol of modern metropolis.” Bramante sees other parallels: “Though so very different from each other, New York and Rome are the most mythologized and most photographed cities in the world.”  Miller appreciates the historical lay of the land.  “Rome’s value extended infinitely beyond its territory,” he says. “Now that presence can be found on Orchard Street in Manhattan’s Lower East Side, a neighborhood befitting of Bramante’s approach to combining the historic and the hip.”

Bramante's artistic ability takes risks and wins. Rome’s charm and power forcefully emerge and merge, dissipating and dispelling any stereotype.

 

Mark Miller Gallery is a groundbreaking contemporary art gallery on 92 Orchard Street since 1998 that has recently been featured in NY1, New York Observer, BBC, Fox 5, DNA Info, New York Times, PIX 11, People Magazine. www.markmillergallery.com

 

Davide Bramante  was born in Siracusa, Sicily, where he returned after spending 13 years in Turin, Rome, Bologna, Milan, and New York. Since 1991 he has worked with video, installations, and photography. A graduate in Fine Arts at Accademia Albertina (Turin) and at Accademia Fidia (Cosenza), Bramante has been a visiting artist at Franklin Furnace Foundation (New York) and exhibited with solo shows in Naples, Rome, Pescara, Modica, Florence, Isernia, Milan, Catania, Palermo, Bologna, Cairo, Lisbon, and Amsterdam. He has also exhibited at various International Art Fairs including, Art Basel, Art Cologne, Artissima Turin, MiArt Milan, MINT Milan, Arte Fiera Bologna, ArtVerona, ARCO Madrid, FIAC Paris, SH Shanghai, CIGE Beijing, Arte Lisboa, Art Palm Beach, Florida, Paris Photo, Scope Basel, Scope Miami.

 

 

The Mark Miller Gallery Presents

Plant-in City

An Interactive Architecture for 21st Century Plants
Nov. 15th – Dec. 16th
 , 2012

 

WHAT: Plant-in City at the Mark Miller Gallery

 

WHEN: Opening event Nov. 14th from 6pm – 9pm

Exhibit Dates: Nov. 15th – Dec.16th, 2012,

Hours: Sunday – Friday 12 to 6 p.m., and by appointment.

 

WHERE: Mark Miller Gallery, 92 Orchard Street New York, NY 10002, (212) 253-9479. Free and open to the public.

 

“…an example of really elegant mass customization; it marries the physical, digital,

and natural worlds.” – Wired Magazine

 

“…equal parts art, science experiment, and high design.” – Core77

 

“…incorporates intelligent architecture, a stunning design and advanced computer

technology.” – Good Magazine

 

After a successful crowd sourced Kickstarter fundraising campaign in July 2012, Plant-in City is ready to make their global debut as a large scale and site-specific art installation at the Mark Miller Gallery, located in the Lower East Side of Manhattan.

 

The interactive, architectural 21st century terrariums of Plant-in City draw visitors into an immersive environment where plant life is enhanced by technology, and a dialogue with humans is amplified. The main level of the gallery will play host to a sculptural colony of 65 high-tech stackable boxes, which house the plants and act as an interface for human communication.

 

“Plant-in City makes so much sense, especially in the midst of the adrenaline rush of New York City where technology becomes addictive as people use it to manage their time and information,” says gallery owner Mark Miller. “This is a visionary idea turned into a practical reality for any type of home or business, and certainly for my gallery.”

 

Through a series of embedded sensors and sound systems, the audience will listen to the plants’ well being as they explore the installation. Visitors will also be able to view current environmental data and perform irrigation of plants from a smartphone.

 

 

ABOUT PLANT-IN CITY

Mankind is increasingly leaving nature behind, migrating to concrete jungles where green space is at a premium. Yet urban dwellers will always long for a connection to the earth: we build parks, protect nature reserves, and grow gardens. We’ve become adept at shaping nature to fit our multiple spaces and lifestyles.

 

Plant-in City is a collaboration between architects, designers, and technologists who are building new ways of interacting with nature. The 21st century sculptural terrariums combine modular architecture, basic laws of physics, embedded technologies, and mobile computing to construct a “Plant City” where the aesthetic meets the pragmatic.

 

ABOUT THE ARTISTS

The Plant-in City collective was started by Huy Bui, Carlos J. Gómez de Llarena and Jon Schramm—all architects by formation but with different creative visions and experiences that are shaping the vision behind the project.

 

Huy Bui is an entrepreneur, designer, and artist working in NYC. He received his MArch from Parsons the New School of Design. He is the designer and co-founder of An Choi Vietnamese Eatery in the Lower East Side.

 

Carlos J. Gomez de Llarena is a media architect working with physical and digital experiences, which shape social interaction and our perception of space. Carlos has a hybrid formation in Architecture (BArch Universidad Central de Venezuela) and Interaction Design (MPS Interactive Telecommunication Program, NYU). His work has been awarded a Golden Nica by Ars Electronica, an artist residency at Eyebeam and a US Patent, among others.

 

Jon Schramm is a designer, artist, and educator working in NYC. He is a adjunct faculty member at Parsons School of Constructed Environments and NJIT School of Architecture and Design. Jon also received his MArch from Parsons. 

 

For more information, please visit http://www.markmillergallery.com or http://plantincity.com

For inquiries, please contact info@plantincity.com or  info@markmillergallery.com 

 

 

 

The Mark Miller Gallery Presents

 

Felipe Galindo ~ Feggo

 

No Man is a Desert Island

 

May 25 - June 30

 

The Mark Miller Gallery is pleased to present Felipe Galindo’s “No Man Is a Desert Island”an exhibition of cartoons from the newly released book of the same title. An artist’s reception will be held on Friday May 25, from 6-9 pm. Books will be available for purchase and signing.

The exhibition features a selection of approximately 50 small-scale humorous drawings created in watercolor and ink on paper and in digital media.  These works were published in numerous magazines, books and newspapers in the US, such as The New YorkerThe New York TimesReader’s DigestThe Wall Street JournalMadNickelodeonBarron’s; in the British publications Private EyeOldieThe Spectator and Prospect, as well as in many others publications around the world.
 
About the artist: Felipe Galindo (Feggo) is a Mexican-born, New York-based, award-winning artist who creates humorous work in a variety of media, including cartoons, illustrations, animations, fine art, and public art.   His cartoons and drawings appear in many publications around the world. Recently, Feggo received the 2nd prize at the prestigious Porto Cartoon Festival in Portugal. He has also received awards from: the United Nations Correspondents Association, the International Latino Book Awards, the Knnoke-Heist Humor Festival in Belgium, the Greek Ministry of Culture, the National Association of Latino Arts and Culture, the Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance, the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, the Puffin Foundation, the Latino Public Broadcasting, the New York Council for the Arts, the US/Mexico Fund for Culture of the Rockefeller Foundation, the New York Foundation for the Arts, the San Antonio Cine Festival, the Ajijic Film Festival and the Omiya Humor Festival in Japan.
 

Galindo has held numerous individual and group exhibitions in the United States and abroad. His animations have been featured inMTV’s Liquid TV, Reel Thirteen and Sí-TV as well as in numerous film festivals and institutions, including South by Southwest, the Guggenheim Museum in New York and the Reina Sofia Museum in Madrid.

 

He is the creator of the celebrated project Manhatitlan, which includes works on paper, animations, and the book Manhatitlan, Mexican and American Cultures Intertwined (Jorge Pinto Books 2010.)

 

 

The Mark Miller Gallery Presents

Let there be light.

April 1 - 29 (Extended by popular demand to May 6)

 

The Mark Miller Gallery is pleased to present Let there be light: A Preview of the "LowLine" Park.

 

Featuring Open House with Delancey Underground Co-Founders James Ramsey and Dan Barasch on Sunday, April 1, 12-6 pm

Is New York City's next park underground?  Two leaders from the Lower East Side, Designer James Ramsey and social entrepreneur Dan Barasch, have developed a plan to build the "LowLine," a cutting edge new green space in an abandoned trolley terminal beneath Delancey Street, on the Lower East Side.  This special month-long exhibition will provide an opportunity to learn more about the solar technology enabling a subterranean park, preview initial designs, and envision the potential uses of a community-based public space in the 21st century.

To open the exhibit, Delancey Underground Co-Founders James Ramsey and Dan Barasch will be presentat the Opening on Sunday, April 1, to directly engage the community on this ambitious project.  

The exhibit will include a life-size rendering of how the park could look and feel, as well as a 4 minute video of the proposed park.  Images of the current location as well as architectural renderings of its potential future will be available for viewing and for purchase.
 
BBC
 
NY1 News
LES Exhibit offers Glimpse of Proposed "Low Line" Park
 
The Epoch Times
Low Line Project moves Forward
 
New York Observer
Gallery Installation for Low Line is Creators' promise to get serious
 
Fox 5 New York 
Proposal of underground park in Manhattan
 
inhabitat New York City
Let there be Light: Low Line Exhibition Now open at Mark Miller Gallery in Lower East Side
 
DNAinfo
'Low Line' Exhibit Aims to Shed Light on LES Underground Park Project
 
Sinovision - TV
 
MSNBC
New York's Next Great Park Might Be Underground
 
 
 
 
 

The Mark Miller Gallery Who Got Lucky?

Photo Exhibition

 

Hours: Sunday – Friday 12 to 6 p.m., and by appointment.

 

Most photographed canine with celebrities in the name of animal welfare and rescue

 

The Mark Miller Gallery is pleased to present the Who Got Lucky? Photo Exhibition; showcasing images of the Guinness Book of World Records most photographed canine with celebrities – Lucky Diamond!

Lucky Diamond’s personal back-story provides a seasonal feel good and inspirational tale encouraging animal welfare and rescue. The narrative reads like a storyline for a major Hollywood movie. Over a decade ago Lucky’s future mom, Wendy Diamond, bumped into her friend and dog trainer, Bash Dibra and expressed interest in adopting a small dog. That same day Bash presented Wendy with one furry fluff ball of love named Chloe.

The little white Maltese, Chloe started yapping and running in circles around Wendy’s feet. Wendy took one look at the high energy hound, and sighed “Oh boy, well aren’t I Lucky?” At that moment Lucky Diamond was born.

After rescuing Lucky, Wendy was so inspired she created Animal Fair Media (fairness to animals). The charismatic Lucky sparked interest and became the global poster face of disenfranchised and homeless animals worldwide. Lucky has tirelessly lent her support to countless charitable events and campaigns joining celebrities for worthy causes, and that’s how everyone got very lucky!

Lucky’s dedication to animal rescue and her resulting accomplishments are impressive. She is the Chair Dog of the Katrina Pet Memorial, and also has a wing named after her at the Humane Society of New York, honoring all she does to help animals in need globally. Some animal-related organizations that Lucky has aided through charity and media attention include: Delta Society, Humane Society of New York, PACT, Animal Rescue League of Boston, Pixie Project, Elephant Nature Park, IFAW and the list goes on!

Exactly Who Got Lucky? – Over 300 world-renown A-list celebrities, politicians, athletes and entrepreneurs of the 21st century have been photographed holding Lucky at charity related events. The list of celebrities featured in this one-of-a-kind Who Got Lucky? photo exhibition include: Bill Clinton, Rosie O’Donnell, Dave Matthews, John Travolta, Kanye West, Betty White, Barbara Walters, Sting, Cloris Leachman, Kelly Rippa, Hugh Hefner, Jessica Biel, Kim Kardashian, Sir Richard Branson, Cesar Milan, Buzz Aldrin and many, many more.

Celebrate Lucky Diamond with us! Proceeds from the Who Got Lucky? exhibition will benefit local animal shelters.  To follow Lucky’s escapades go to AnimalFair.com

 

 

 

Socialite Life

Housewives of NYC attend the WHO GOT LUCKY? Exhibition at the Mark Miller Gallery

 

People Magazine

Call the Pup-arazzi! Dog Breaks World Record for Most Celebrity Photos

 

Guiness Book of World Records

Lucky listed in the Guiness Book of World Records!

 

 

 

 

Our Eyes, Our Lives Exhibition

New York Times

November 2, 2011

 

 

Benjamin Fractenberg

FACES in the NEWS

DNAinfo

September 22, 2011

 

 

Benjamin Fractenberg & Lucas Hunt

NY Art Beat

 

 

Benjamin Fractenberg and Lucas Hunt

Davide Bramante - My Own Rave

 

 “New York Portraits and Poetry”

Click here to see video of opening

 

WHO:     Renowned photojournalist Benjamin Fractenberg and award-winning poet Lucas Hunt

 

WHAT:   A parallel art exhibition opening and poetry reading, to be followed by a reception.

 

WHEN:   Opening Reception: Thursday September 22, 2011, 6 to 9 p.m

              Exhibition Dates: September 22 – October 20, 2011. 

             Hours: Sunday – Friday 12 to 6 p.m., and by appointment.

 

WHERE: Mark Miller Gallery, 92 Orchard Street, New York, NY 10002. Free to the public.

 

In a wonderful offering of sight and sound, “New York Portraits and Poetry” at the Mark Miller Gallery will feature images of life changing moments behind the news headlines by photojournalist Benjamin Fractenberg.  His images will be complemented by a poetry reading that depicts portraits of love and life in the city by award-winning poet Lucas Hunt.  Hunt will be reading from his new volume of poems Light on Concrete at 7pm.

 

Ben Fractenberg’s work focuses on everyday New Yorkers in life-changing situations.  His photographs create an intimate connection with people coping with tragedy, finishing extraordinary journeys and facing intolerance with acts of courage.  Ben Fractenberg is a photojournalist and reporter covering breaking news and producing multimedia feature pieces in Manhattan. Ben currently works for DNAinfo.com, a start-up that provides local news for Manhattan neighborhoods. His photography has appeared in The New York Times, Daily News, and Haaretz, among other outlets.

 

In his second volume of poetry, Light on the Concrete, American poet Lucas Hunt captures our hunger for happiness at its most intense.  His poems anticipate love and unveil the primal world of our senses. Hunt’s voice is lyrical, abstract, and fearless. Light on the Concrete presents those moments of beauty and unrest that define our lives.

 

Lucas Hunt’s debut collection of poetry, Lives, was published to critical acclaim in 2006. His poems have appeared in many literary reviews, including The Southampton Review, Slice, Confrontation, and Anderbo. Hunt studied at the University of Iowa Writers Workshop, and in the MFA program at Southampton College. He is the recipient of a John Steinbeck Award for poetry.

 

The Mark Miller Gallery is a contemporary art gallery located on Orchard Street in the Lower East Side of Manhattan. Right in the heart of the City's most vibrant new art scene, the gallery is dedicated to showcasing emerging and established artists in both solo and group exhibitions. Directions: Mark Miller Gallery is located on Orchard Street, between Delancey and Broome Streets. Subway: F, J, M, Z to Delancey or B, D to Grand Street. Bus: M15 to Delancey Street.

 

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NYC APPLE DAY 2011

 

 

         

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

NYC Apple Day poster promotion on the windows of Mark Miller Gallery

 

 

 

TV Press on "Sacred Women" and "Used / Reused":
 
Channel 11 New York Interview with Artist Andrea Arroyo & Felipe Galindo Click link:
Strong Ladies Featured in Sacred Women Exhibit
 
NY1-Noticias(Interview in Spanish) Clink link:
Matrimonio de artistas mexicanos exhibe sus creaciones
 
Your Weekend Starts Now NY1-TV Click link:
Your Weekend Starts Now 5/12/11
 
Andrea Arroyo & Felipe Galindo - Latin Trends.com Article
 
Notimex / Yahoo Noticias 
 

 

 

 

 

 

Mark Miller Gallery 

92 Orchard Street, New York NY 10002
Tel. 212-253-9479
 info@markmillergallery.com

 

 

 

Andrea Arroyo

"Sacred Women 

May 5 - 31, 2011

 

The Mark Miller gallery is pleased to present “Sacred Women,” a series of paintings on canvas and panel by award-winning artist Andrea Arroyo.

 

Arroyo’s background in the field of dance is reflected in the fluidity of movement that characterizes the figures in her work. Arroyo's work continues to celebrate femininity and strength, as she explores notions of gender, race, and identity. 

“Sacred Women” features works influenced by female characters from world mythology and sacred texts, and by Byzantine and medieval iconography. The shapes of these mixed-media paintings were influenced by sacred architecture—temples, cathedrals, pyramids and shrines.  

 

Andrea Arroyo’s work has been exhibited extensively in galleries and museums in the United States and abroad.

She is the recipient of numerous awards, including the 21 Leaders for the 21st Century Award, the Groundbreaking Latina in the Arts Award, Official Artist of the Latin Grammys, New York City Council Citation Award for Achievement in Art, Outstanding Latina of the Year, New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowships, Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance Award, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Award and Puffin Foundation Award.    

Her works are featured in numerous public collections, including The Library of Congress, The National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution, The New York Public Library, The New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority, The Latin Recording Academy of Arts and Sciences, The Ellis Island Foundation, University of Richmond Museums, The National Museum of Mexican Art, and in private collections in the U.S., Mexico, Brazil, Europe, and Japan.

Public commissions include permanent art projects for New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority, the New York School Construction Authority, and Cityarts.

The artist and her art continue to be featured by national and international media such as the New York Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, NBC, CW11, CNN and NY1.

 

 

Felipe Galindo

"Used / Reused"

May 5 - 31, 2011

 

The Mark Miller gallery is pleased to present "Used / Reused" a series of works created on disposable objects by renowned artist Felipe Galindo.

Guided by the graphic qualities of throwaway materials (milk cartons, shopping bags, Chinese food containers, to name a few,) Galindo's work makes humorous commentaries on everyday life and consumer society. His work gives new life to the debris of our market economy and creates unique works of art inspired by the beauty and complexity of castaway objects.

Felipe Galindo (Feggo) is a fine artist, illustrator, cartoonist and independent animator. His drawings appear in the New Yorker, The New York Times, The International Herald Tribune, Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, Reader’s Digest, Nickelodeon, Mad Magazine, INXart, Narrative, Barron's, and others worldwide.

Galindo has held numerous individual exhibitions in the United States and abroad. His animations have been featured in TV programs such as MTV’s Liquid TV, Reel Thirteen and Sí-TV as well in numerous film festivals and cultural institutions worldwide, including the Guggenheim Museum in New York and the Reina Sofia Museum in Madrid.

He has received grants from the National Association of Latino Arts and Culture, the Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance, the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, the Puffin Foundation, Latino Public Broadcasting, the New York Council for the Arts, and the US/Mexico Fund for Culture of the Rockefeller Foundation. Additional awards include: United Nations Correspondents Association, Greek Ministry of Culture, Cambridge Latino Film Festival, San Antonio Cine Festival, Ajijic Film Festival, Mexico and Omiya Festival, Japan.

He is the creator of the celebrated project Manhatitlan, which includes works on paper, animations, and the newly released book Manhatitlan, Mexican and American Cultures Intertwined

 

 
November 5th, 2010
TV feature on the Double Happiness
opening at the Mark Miller Gallery
 
October 28th, 2010

Double Happiness Opens at Newly Expanded Mark Miller Gallery

Mark Miller and Kevin Berlin in front of "Steamed Buns #2" at the opening of "Double Happiness"

 

A well-heeled, international crowd was on hand last night at Mark Miller’s highly anticipated “re-opening” at 92 Orchard Street.   The gallery is still in need of some finishing touches but the visitors attending the opening of Kevin Berlin’s show “Double Happiness” didn’t seem to mind. Berlin’s vivid, large-scale oil paintings arrived directly from a show in Shanghai for their American debut.  All photos courtesy of photographer Jenna Rice.

Kevin Berlin with twins Lauren and Ashley Wirkus

 

"East Meets West #2"

"Steamed Buns"