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Kravets/Wehby Gallery Presents: “Paperwork” (Manhattan, NY)


Curated by Nina Chanel Abney

May 19 – June 18, 2011
Opening Reception – Thursday May, 19 2011,  6 – 8pm

The Kravets/Wehby Gallery is pleased to announce Paperwork, a group exhibition curated by Nina Chanel Abney including work by Njideka Akunyili, Firelei Baez, Cake, Sydney Chastain-Chapman, Caitlin Cherry, Oasa DuVerney, Langdon Graves, Yashua Klos, Michelle Matson, Aaron Romine, Pamela Phatsimo Sunstrum, Aya Uekawa, Nick van Woert and Saya Woolfalk, opening on Thursday, May 19, 2011 and running through June 18, 2011.

The exhibition Paperwork, curated by Nina Chanel Abney, is comprised of young and upcoming artists whose work explores the manipulation of paper in all forms. Traditional pencil on paper drawings are accompanied by 3 dimensional sculpture and collage, all flowing in a seamless cohesion and showing the ways that a simple medium can inspire a new generation of artists. In Nick Van Woert’s historically charged sculpture, paper spitballs mask the identity of a plaster bust while making oblique historic references. The candy colored spiritual worlds in the work of Saya Woolfalk, are whimsical and playful, also veiling societies more ominous side. Street artist Cake moves her public art in-doors, her delicately painted figures describe the way in which people disconnect and how the emotion inevitably shows up in their faces. Figures appear in many of the pieces, providing an inviting glimpse into the fresh thoughts in their minds. Still, each artist utilizes paper in a unique form of expression.

Nina Chanel Abney
is an artist working in New York. Her work can be seen at the Brooklyn Museum as well as in the 30 Americans exhibition at the North Carolina Museum of Art, which will travel to the Corcoran Museum in September. She was recently included in The Incomplete Paris exhibition curated by Hubert Neumann. This is Nina’s first curatorial project.

For further information please call the gallery at (212) 352-2238 or email

521 West 21st Street, Ground Floor
New York, NY 10011

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New Specter at MOCADA


Out With the Old, In With the New - new Specter piece at the "Pink Elephant" show at MOCADA (photo ©Guero)

The “Pink Elephant” show at the Museum of Contemporary African Diaspora Arts (MOCADA) in Brooklyn opened Thursday night and continued through the weekend with events and discussions about gentrification and it’s effects on culture, neighborhoods, and people.

This exhibition, guest curated by Dexter Wimberly, looks at urban planning, eminent domain, and real estate development and how they are affecting Brooklyn’s communities as well as how residents throughout the borough are responding.

We spoke with photographer and artist Guero about the show, and he thinks overall it is a pretty good and meaningful one, enough so that he also went to the artists’ discussion on Saturday.

Since it is reported that more than 65 Luxury buildings that are currently under development in Brooklyn are stalled or only partially occupied because of the economic crisis, wouldn’t it be great if some of those homes could benefit those people who have lost theirs?

In any event, we agree with Guero when he says, “I like the fact that the museum is using the exhibit to create dialogue on an important topic”.

See our previous post on Specter’s street art pieces for this show from January 21st.

See more of Guero’s pics HERE.

Artists in the exhibition include (alphabetically):
Josh Bricker(Installation), Valerie Caesar (Photography), Oasa DuVerney (Drawing), Zachary Fabri (Video), Rosamond S. King (Installation), Irondale Ensemble(Theater Performance), Nathan Kensinger (Photography), Jess Levey(Photography / Video Installation), Christina Massey (Painting), Musa (Sculpture), Tim Okamura (Painting), Kip Omolade (Painting), John Perry(Painting), Adele Pham (Video), Michael Premo / Rachel Falcone (Photography / Multimedia), Gabriel Reese (Painting), Marie Roberts (Painting), Ali Santana (Music Video), Monique Schubert (Mixed-media), Alexandria Smith (Painting), Sarah Nelson Wright (Installation).

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