Spectrum is an exhibition that bursts with vibrant color, eliciting a visceral reaction from the viewer, appropriately timed to celebrate springtime in New York.
Exploring artists who use sophisticated painting techniques and employ traditional methods merged with exciting compositions; Spectrum promises to engulf gallery visitors in a harmony of visual interest. Following up the “Hueless” black and white show, this show goes from the entirely grayscale to complete chromaticity.
According to GrandLife NYC:
“Mallick Williams has launched a cutting-edge repertoire with the initiative to reinstate the creative power of Chelsea’s young art talent…SPECTRUM is curated with crisp precision and includes a unique fantastical element that is enchanting.”
Kiji McCafferty was born on the Island of Kyushu in the town of Beppu, Japan and is
currently living on the island of Manhattan, New York. Kiji’s formal art education
began with an apprenticeship in the Tibetan Buddhist Thangka painting. He
graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design with a Degree in Industrial Design
in 2003. After several years working in house at various creative studios as a designer,
Kiji now focuses on his primary passion of drawing professionally though his fine art
and a variety of commercial illustration and graphic art projects including
collaborations with Ace Hotels New York, AOL, Bonfire Snowboarding, MTV, Niche
Media, Nike, NBC/Universal to name a few.
Kate Pane has been honing her innate artistic talent since she was a little girl. Her
work explores sophisticated themes of childhood memories intertwined with very
subtle sexual innuendos. Bright, pleasing and undeniable colorful, her work evokes a
magical land of make believe. Her contemporary style comes with an acute awareness
and her extensive training clearly demonstrates influences from the great modern
masters. Kate grew up in the US and London and brings her worldly experiences to
her paintings. She currently lives and works in Williamsburg, New York.
Erik Otto has been working professionally in the arts for 10 years. He has exhibited
nationally and internationally and in addition to painting, he has designed and
constructed large-scale installations, theater sets, retail storefronts, and independent
film sets for companies such as Microsoft, HBO, The American Red Cross and Gap
Inc. Otto recently completed the acclaimed Artist-in-Residence program at Recology
San Francisco and is committed to working with reclaimed paint and materials to
produce work that is both expressive and conceptual. Otto currently lives and works
in San Francisco.
As an artist of modern times, understanding himself and the world through color,
defining the meaning of originality, Chor Boogie is one of many masters that leads his
craft of spray paint in its diverse art form. He pioneered his inverted can technique,
which slows down the pressure of the paint and creates dense, rich tones giving room
for more detail on a broad perspective. The artwork is a therapeutic flow of colors,
shapes, and movements combined in to one. Internationally recognized and called
upon for his extraordinary talent, he has worked on high profile projects worldwide
such as a Mural for the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Other murals can be found in
Melbourne, Dubai, as well as Mexico and Germany and his work is also in the
permanent collection at the Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego.
Word to Mother
Word to Mother is an English born artist who attended art school and studied
illustration, beginning his artistic career in graffiti. Each piece, often painted on wood,
which he collects at random, looks like it took years to evolve as his unique layering
skills meld to one another effortlessly. His sophistication in layering technique brings
complex texture into his pieces, and each of them evokes a feeling of sentimentality
and recollection. Inspired by social observation and nostalgic advertising, his
relentless sketchbook doodling has yielded some of the most inspiring drawings and
paintings of the urban art scene. Word to Mother’s pieces reflect the artist’s sensitivity
towards life and its environment.
“My work demonstrates my evolution as a woman, a mother and an artist, through the
imagery associated with children and their impact upon our relationships. As a
mother and a wife I find strength and beauty in the relationships between children
and ourselves. It is a challenge and never- ending source of inspiration to attempt to
capture the beauty and mystery of childhood and the impact it has upon women in
their daily lives. My work also reflects on women’s roles and the modern challenges
confronting them. Women are constantly attempting to balance the many demands
upon their time – be it raising the children, keeping the house, caring for the
husband, or pursuing a career – often all at the same time.”