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“Canned Oxygen” Reception Photos

Posted in Uncategorized by icosahedrongallery on March 17, 2011
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The Golden Age

Posted in Uncategorized by icosahedrongallery on February 24, 2011

“The Golden Age” opening reception was a lovely marriage of beautiful art and people and we look forward to seeing you all again at “Canned Oxygen” opening 3-11-11

Love. Let. Go.

Posted in Uncategorized by icosahedrongallery on February 24, 2011

Hybrid. [Theatre]. Ensemble welcomed guests of our recent opening with Love. Let. Go. A Series of Simultaneous Sensory Performances

David Kastner reviewed in The New Collectors Book

Posted in Uncategorized by icosahedrongallery on February 8, 2011

“Time”

For artist David Kastner, content is more important than technique.  This multimedia artist moves beyond the mere technical to understand how materials he engages work, exploiting their properties to find what he is most interested in:  meaning, ideas, and concepts.  Through the years his art has been included in solo and group shows in Monte Carlo, Monaco, Paris, France, Tokyo, Japan, Ferrara, Italy, New York City, Legnano, Italy, Rotterdam Netherlands, Mannheim Germany, and other venues. The Broadway Gallery (Soho), and DLC Fine Art (Chelsea), in New York City, Galerie Boehner, Mannheim, Germany, and Nihonbashi La Seine, Tokyo, Japan represent Kastner’s art internationally.  Notable exhibitions:  University of Notre Dame (1978), Midwest Museum of American Art (1981), JIAS (1981) XV Grand Prix Intl d’arte Contemporain de Monte Carlo (1982), XVIII Mosta Internazionale de Scultura all’Aperto, Milano (1982), Fort Wayne Museum of Art, two man show with Jerry Uelsmann (1983), 3a Mostra intl’ de Piccola Scultura, Milan (1987), 2nd Salon Intl’ de peinture de Paris (1987), 3rd Salon Intl’ de Paris (1988), Salon Intl’ de Paris (1989), American States Insurance ((1991), Alabama Biennial (1991), Tokyo Central Museum (1993), Gallery Mido ((1995), Sedona Sculpture Walk (1997), National Museum Tianjin China (2006), Ferrara Italy (2008), Broadway Gallery NYC (2009), Salon Intl’ de Paris (2009), Nihonbashi la Seine Tokyo (2009), Spiral Hall Aoyama Japan (2010), Osnabruck Intl’ Art Fair (2010), Rotterdam Intl’ Art Fair (2010), Galerie Boehner, Mannheim (2010), Spiral Hall Aoyama Japan (2011), Art Liste Berlin (2011).
davidkastner.com

Diego Jacobson reviewed in ARTnews

Posted in Uncategorized by icosahedrongallery on February 5, 2011

The Golden Age

Posted in Uncategorized by icosahedrongallery on February 4, 2011

“Love.Let.Go.” A Series of Simultaneous Sensory Performances at Icosahedron Gallery

Posted in Uncategorized by icosahedrongallery on February 1, 2011

“Love.Let.Go.” on Friday, February 18, 2011 at 7PM.

Hybrid.[Theatre].Ensemble in conjunction with Icosahedron Gallery, a prime exemplar gallery of the West Chelsea Art District, is pleased to present “Love.Let.Go.”, an installation performance piece during the opening reception of Icosahedron’s February exhibition, “The Golden Age”. This live performance uses Icosahedron Gallery’s Chelsea groundfloor gallery space as the perfect backdrop where each viewer chooses his or her own journey among the five various gallery rooms.

Hybrid.[Theatre].Ensemble, originally based out of Phoenix, Arizona,  will be making its New York City debut with “Love.Let.Go”. Hyrbid has been dedicated to tearing the edifices of conventional theatre by creating a mixology, a collision of the arts. Their past history has created works juxtaposing dance and theatre, the horror film genre and live art, and has been known for their use of non-traditional staging, socially-informative subject matter, and movement, geometry, and textiles to create originally devised pieces.

Love. Let Go.” is an installational performance piece centered around the five senses: taste, sight, touch, smell, and sound. Each room of the five rooms of Icosahedron Gallery will be adorned with its own performance centering around a specific sense enrapturing viewers to step into a theatrical experience away from the traditional theatre outing.

The five performances catering to a specific sense will revolve around the idea of love in one way or another–whether self, familial, relationships, passion, lust, etc. The performances are site-specific and use the actor, time, and space as a medium, a canvass, in conjunction with a gallery setting to create a journey that probes the innate human ability to love and be loved.

“Love.Let.Go.” is a provocation forcing an emotion, a stirring, a recollection from its viewers that strikes them through one or more of their senses–smell or sight, touch or taste or sound. In a most unconventional way, “Love.Let.Go” is an experiment to test the human mind’s cognitive properties through human sensory levels AND how performance interlaced with various (in)organic stimuli can evoke a certain reaction, a distinct reaction or chain thereof, from each onlooker.

 

For more information please contact:

Hybrid.[Theatre].Ensemble

E-mail: phzisman@gmail.com

Telephone: (847) 528-1009

 

Icosahedron Gallery

E-mail: info@icosahedrongallery.org

Telephone: (212) 966-3897

“The Golden Age”

Posted in Uncategorized by icosahedrongallery on January 27, 2011

“The Golden Age” From February 5 to February 26, 2011. Opening Reception on Friday, February 18, 2011 at 7PM.

Icosahedron Gallery, a prime exemplar gallery of the West Chelsea Art District, is pleased to host “The Golden Age”, a group exhibition featuring a mixture of Erotic and Figurative works from artists around the globe. “The Golden Age” will showcase the illuminating artistic abilities of Pedro Albuquerque, Reanna Francis, Yusuke Hirata, Steven Krueger, Paolo Mara, Noura Masri, David Naman, Zelmira Peralta Ramos, Mimi Stajkovic, and Björn Treuter. This guild of artists traverse the spectrum of provocation shedding light on the spectrum of true talent and artistry.

Erotic artists, Pedro Albuquerque, Reanna Francis, David Naman, and Mimi Stajkovic, push the art world into its furthest regions paving the way for a new age of contemporary masters. Pedro Albuquerque, a Portuguese artist splitting time between Oporto, Portugal and Rotterdam, Netherlands, creates one of a kind painted collages. His use of color and subject matter resembles a mixture of pop art and street graffiti that arouse the senses of each of his painting’s onlookers. Reanna Francis from Melbourne, Australia will be exhibiting her erotic pieces of her “girls” as she calls her works of pure raw talent. Reanna uses her life’s tales, trials, and tribulations to evoke images of the female form in torturous situations that intertwine emotions of passion, pleasure, and pain. Canadian photographer, David Naman, uses vibrant color backdrops paired with seductive silhouettes to create works that take one straight to the streets Amsterdam’s Red Light District. Naman is a photographer dedicated to his trade and focuses on recapturing elegance, grace, power, and the simplicity of beauty through his artistry. Lastly, Mimi Stajkovic from the Republic of Serbia creates beautifully mastered pieces that intermix classical and contemporary art stylings of her nude figurative works depicting everyday life in its bare essentials.

“The Golden Age” will also feature works of contemporary artists, Yusuke Hirata, Paolo Mara, Noura Masri, and Björn Treuter whose works span the spectrum of the figurative art world. Yusuke Hirata from Tokyo, Japan will preview showcase pieces that meld the worlds of surrealism and figurative works to create exciting pieces that are eerily beautiful and force viewers to trespass into Hirata’s world that he coins as “The Flexible-Art World”, a world that is dramatic and free from restraint. Paolo Mara from Italy will display his abstract and abstract figurative pieces that take viewers on a transcultural journey from Berlin to Africa alongside the artist’s past experiences. Noura Masri, a Middle Eastern artist from Dubai, resembles the work of a modern-day Picasso whose works focus on the abstract art world, figurative subject matter, and delightful curvature and contour of line exhibited in her work. Rounding the corners of group exhibitors showcasing works in “The Golden Age” is Björn Treuter from Germany. Treuter is an artist whose background in architecture has found a way to create vibrant pieces that are geometrically compelling through his use of repetition, line, and shape that question the dark qualities of mankind.

For more information or to schedule a private viewing contact:

Robert Berry

Icosahedron Gallery

rberry@icosahedrongallery(dot)org

(212)966-3897

Reanna Francis – “Revitalization”

Posted in Uncategorized by icosahedrongallery on January 27, 2011

“Reanna Francis: Solo Exhibition” From February 5 to February 26, 2011. Opening Reception on Friday, February 18, 2011 at 7PM.

Icosahedron Gallery of the West Chelsea Art District is pleased to present the solo exhibition of Australian artist, Reanna Francis. Reanna Francis was born and raised on the Emerald Coast of the East Coast of Australia. Growing up, Francis delved deep into the world of true artists focusing on a microcosm of the imaginary, the creative, a world where one is able to escape daily life and build her own. The wild imagination of this visionary sparked her interest in art at a young age where she was fascinated with the nude female form even at an early age.

As she came into her formative years, Francis used her life’s journey, a journey of hardship, torment, and pain as a stepping stone for her artistry. The world that surrounded Reanna Francis was one encompassed by the dark and devious where the evil qualities of humanity are brought into question. This extreme hardship led Francis to her passion, her art. The plagues of her mind and past were traded in for canvass and paint. Her new found passion turned her life to one where she was bound to break free from the woman she used to be to a true artist, an artist who is set to tear down the edifices of the Contemporary Art World.

Reanna Francis, her paintings, and most importantly, her life’s story are destined to create an emergence of raw talent where she will one day be the pinnacle of the Erotic Art World, a pioneer for feminist art worldwide, and a lyrical exemplar of beauty, talent, and passion. Her works that will be on display at Icosahedron Gallery showcase female figures in torturous situations that live and breath struggle, devotion, and the battle to overcome one’s demons. Reanna Francis’s mixture of dark color palettes with pops of vibrancy, arousing curvature and lineage, and vividly striking imagery meld together to create masterfully crafted pieces of pure talent and real life.

Icosahedron Gallery is honored to host the illustrious talent of Reanna Francis.

For more information or to schedule a private viewing contact:

Robert Berry

Icosahedron Gallery

rberry@icosahedrongallery(dot)org

(212)966-3897

“Into The Void” Reception Photos

Posted in Uncategorized by icosahedrongallery on January 25, 2011