Artist Agent X at Gitana Rosa Gallery Opening Reception Oct 15th

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Gitana Rosa Gallery & Shop

Opening Reception:  October 15th, 2016   6-8pm
Gitana Rosa Gallery
530 Piermont Ave
Piermont, NY 10968
845.613.7377

Gitana Rosa Gallery & Shop invite you to join us on Saturday, October 15th from 6-8pm for a reception featuring Agent X.  Agent X creates experimental, multimedia collages, paintings, and 2D artwork. His work is an amalgamation of diverse cultures, past, present and future, and his signature collage street intellectualism is a commentary on the urban experience. The phenomena of pop culture, technology, fashion, music, politics, and race are central to his practice of designing experimental works.

Based in Vancouver, Agent X grew up in Connecticut and studied in New Haven and Atlanta. He was the top recipient at the Curious Duke Curious Pie Show, and he has been a finalist in numerous prestigious art contests. Agent X’s work has been exhibited in art meccas all around the world, including London, New York, San Francisco, Spain and Toronto.

Gitana Rosa opened in Piermont, NY this spring and has been operating in Williamsburg, Brooklyn and Chelsea, NY since 2006.

Our new location combines gallery space with a curated retail experience to showcase exclusive artist designed editions, multiples, collections and individual works.  Gitana Rosa also collaborates with artists to create custom designed, eco-conscious products.

The Gallery & Shop is open from FridaySaturday 11-7pm and Sundays 12-5pm, as well as by appointment.  We have also added Design, Photography and Printing Services to our program.  Please check out the website for more details at www.GitanaRosa.com.Piermont is a unique community nestled between the Hudson River and the steep slopes of the Palisades, where historical homes and buildings sit alongside modern art galleries and world-class restaurants. Only 20 miles north of midtown Manhattan, Piermont provides a unique opportunity to experience the best of the Hudson Valley just outside the world’s most vibrant city.

 

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Hildy Maze: Abstract Contemplative Drawing, Painting, Collage

as the earth is poisoned so am I, HILDY MAZE, 2015 oil painting and mixed media canvas, 72 x 84

as the earth is poisoned so am I, HILDY MAZE, 2015, oil painting and mixed media on canvas, 72 x 84

“For me, abstract contemplative drawing is a way of navigating my mind and it remains the fundamental vehicle of my practice,” says Hildy Maze. Her latest work displays her physical process in clearly visible gestural line, brushstrokes, and oil stains. Her active process is even revealed in her title for the artwork folded & placed on top of each other (below) that describes the action involved in the manipulation and placement of the layered collage materials that form the piece.

folded & placed on top of each other, HILDY MAZE, 2015, oil paint on paper collage, 20 x 27

folded & placed on top of each other, HILDY MAZE, 2015, oil paint on paper collage, 20 x 27

Hildy’s contemplation appears in her painting titled, as the earth is poisoned so am I, a large 72 x 84 inch mixed media oil painting on canvas that came directly from the artist’s meditative practice. As Hildy stated, this painting is “based on the principles of heaven, earth and human. The first space is heaven, basic, complete space. Earth is in response to that and the human principle occupies this space. When relating to the earth principle as a response to vast space a sense of grief took over contemplating the ways humans have poisoned the earth.”

three roots that obscure - passion, aggrssion, ignornace, HILDY MAZE, 2015, oil painting on paper, 24 x 30

three roots that obscure – passion, aggression, ignorance, HILDY MAZE, 2015, oil painting on paper, 24 x 30

Although Hildy Maze was born in Brooklyn and educated at the Pratt Institute, she characterizes her “genuine education” as beginning with the study and practice of Tibetan Buddhist meditation, Shambhala art and culture, Dharma Art, brush stroke meditation practice, and Ikebana Japanese flower arranging.

is anyone listening?, HILDY MAZE, 2015, oil on paper collage 28 x 32

is anyone listening?, HILDY MAZE, 2015, oil paint on paper collage, 28 x 32

After 12 years of living in New York City and working in her studio, Hildy relocated to East Hampton, New York to live near the bay and Atlantic Ocean, where she feels very connected to the sand beaches and sea gulls.

folly of believing, HILDY MAZE, 2015, oil on paper, 15 x 22

folly of believing, HILDY MAZE, 2015, oil on paper, 15 x 22

It’s been during the last several years that Hildy Maze’s work has involved simple paper. She says, “paper has an organic environmental quality. It responds immediately to causes and conditions, is impermanent, meaning it ages, becomes fragile, is affected by light, yet will remain as those things we search for and cherish, possibly in the attic or basement, an archaeological site, or a memory. It is the nature of all things to decay yet remain.”

beneath the turbulance, HILDY MAZE, 2015, oil paint on paper, 30 x 36

beneath the turbulence, HILDY MAZE, 2015, oil paint on paper, 30 x 36

These new works on paper display Hildy’s subject and process as pathway to intellectual and contemplative work and artistic production.

acceptance of imperfection, HILDY MAZE, 2015, oil paint on paper collage, 33 x 34

acceptance of imperfection, HILDY MAZE, oil paint on paper collage, 33 x 34

Hildy Maze has exhibited her work in galleries in New York City, in Europe, and in Beijing, China. Locally she has exhibited in Poughkeepsie and the eastern end of Long Island, including an invitational at Guild Hall. Her work is in several private collections in the U.S and Europe.

thoughts are blind but talkative, HILDY MAZE, 2015, oil on paper, 25 x 42

thoughts are blind but talkative, HILDY MAZE, oil paint on paper, 25 x 42

The artist Hildy Maze has a vast body of work that you may view on her website HildyMaze.com

like the ocean looking at it's own waves, HILDY MAZE, 2015, oil on paper collage, 25 x 27

like the ocean looking at it’s own waves, HILDY MAZE, 2015, oil on paper collage, 25 x 27

 

interrupting the continuity, HILDY MAZE, oil painting on paper collage, 2015, 28 x 29 inches

interrupting the continuity, HILDY MAZE, oil painting on paper collage, 2015, 28 x 29 inches

D Berman Gallery Closes Doors to Become an Online Only Gallery

After 12 years, D Berman Gallery closed the doors of their physical gallery space to become an online only art gallery representing Texas-based contemporary fine artists. I was drawn to the D Berman online gallery  site by the exceptional collage art of Lance Letscher–preview here.

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I found images of the artist’s collage art on the art blog The Great God Pan is Dead 

and in a review article in the Dallas Review a few years ago and still available online.

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Artists Submit to International Collage Art, Ukraine

The first international exhibition of “collage art” in the Ukraine welcomes you to show your vision in Art Collage & Assemblage (newspaper clippings, ribbons, bits of colored or handmade papers, portions of other artwork or texts, photographs and other found objects, glued to a piece of paper or canvas).
Only original works will be accepted, works will not be returned.
The exhibition is online http://collage–art.blogspot.com. All works will also be exhibited in the gallery “Tymutopiyapres” a non-commercial gallery located in Lviv, Ukraine:
Deadline: 10 september 2014.
Size: 14.8 X 21 cm (A5).
Documentation for all participants.
send to:
“collage art”
A/C 9875, Sadivnycha 19/1,
79038, Lviv, Ukraine.