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2nd Annual Doctors without Borders Fundraiser/ Tarot Card Exhibition
Oct
31
6:00 PM18:00

2nd Annual Doctors without Borders Fundraiser/ Tarot Card Exhibition

DAVID NICOLATO

 

David’s art is commentary on animal cruelty. With his most recent body of work, he focuses more specifically on the circus and carnival environments, where he depicts his subjects in tortured but content narratives. They suffer mental rather than physical abuse. They are unaware of their predicament and are simply performing their acts as trained.

He is also developing a new collection of paintings, drawings and assemblages that complement this body of work. Using bolder color palettes and more elements of street art and graffiti, these works are influenced by the Jersey City street art scene and its highly visible public murals.

The animals and flowers depicted in these newer works are paired with abstracted text and numbers, printed ink imagery and beautifully rendered graphite drawings. Some are a combination of mixed media with cut paper and stitching. These elements are suggesting the pain and experimentation that many animals endure in the scientific and entertainment industries. And bringing attention to these atrocities in an irreverent and more colorful manner better connects them to his new “home.”

In the drawings, animals are rendered anatomically accurate so the viewer feels as if this is actually happening. They are live spectators at this surreal circus.

In his cut paper and collage work, there is a cuter Kawaii aesthetic, a juxtaposition, while matching the darkness and pain in the drawings. The brighter colored paper suggests joy and whimsy and the stitches and buttons, a beloved stuffed animal from childhood, only not as cuddly.

Exposed skeletons, prosthetic tentacles or legs, flowers growing from the skull, all show a disturbing, irreverent take on these atrocities. It is simultaneous death and rebirth.

The animal entertainment industry has made us complacent regarding the value of these magnificent creatures and that this is not their true purpose. We only see the bright side, but the darkness lies beneath.

It is his hope that these works will increase awareness and provide a better perspective.

 

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www.stopcircussuffering.com/

David has been making and exhibiting his art for over 25 years. As a graduate of Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University, he began his art career in 1996, with small group shows and fashion inspired events.

 

During the late 1990’s and early 2000’s he achieved local success with municipal arts societies and smaller venues.

In 2011 and 2012, he achieved two solo shows, “le Cirque Dystopique” and “Carnevale Meccanica,” at the Hotel Tides Gallery in Asbury Park, NJ. Both exhibits featured drawings, paintings and mixed media compositions that focused on child development and the darker side of dreams. In them, he used the image of the popsicle to represent the mutable identity of a child. Both shows where quite successful for both exposure and collectability. David was now becoming a known artist in the Asbury community.

 

In 2013, David was featured at the Gallery at the Rotunda, Metuchen, NJ, where he presented a body of work that spoke to the oddness and beauty of spiders and marine animals. Their strange resemblance to extraterrestrial life forms, was fascinating to him. With “Lo Estraneo e il Polpi,” his direction took a huge turn. Animals were now the principal subject matter and how they were seen and treated was of great concern. This would now be the central focus and message of his art.

 

In 2016 he began teaching at The OLC School in Jersey City.

As a result, his work has been greatly influenced by the many public murals and abundance of Street Art in this exquisite city.

 

David is now an emerging artist in Jersey City and is involved in many group shows, annual arts festivals and commissioned murals.

 

DAVID NICOLATO

EDUCATION

 

 

 

2011          Seton Hall University, Master’s program in art teacher certification

1996          Rutgers University, Bachelor’s Degree in Visual Arts with minor in Art History

 

 

 

 

 

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

 

 

 

2018       Teacher as Artist

               Dineen Hull Gallery at

               Hudson County Community College

               Jersey City and Union City, NJ

 

2013        A Glimpse

               Montclair, NJ

               Little Silver Municipal Complex, Little Silver, NJ

 

               Lo Straniero e Il Polpi

               Gallery @ the Rotunda, Metuchen, NJ

               NJ Resources Corporate Headquarters, Wall, NJ

 

2012       Carnevale Meccanica

               Gallery at the Hotel Tides, Asbury Park, NJ

               Selected Works, Montclair, NJ

               New Jersey Resources Corporate Headquarters, Wall, NJ

 

2011        Le Cirque Dystopique,

               Gallery at The Hotel Tides, Asbury Park, NJ

               New Jersey Resources Corporate Headquarters, Wall, NJ

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

 

2017

               Wish You Were Here, A.I.R. Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

              

 

2016-2018      

 

               Regular exhibiting artist at LITM, Raven Gallery and 107 Bowers Gallery, Jersey City, N             

 

JCAST 2017

 

               The Raven Gallery 3rd Anniversary Show, The Raven Gallery, Jersey City, NJ

               The Hutton, Jersey City, NJ

                LITM, Jersey City, NJ

     

 

JCAST 2016

              

               Through the Looking Glass, LITM, Jersey City, NJ

               A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, Vito A. Lofts Gallery, Jersey City, NJ

 

              

               Death and Prozac, Basement Wrx, Montclair, NJ

 

2013-2016    

 

               Regular exhibiting artist at Gallery U, Westfield, NJ

 

2013        Art in the Garden, Outdoor exhibit highlighting the gardens of Metuchen, NJ

 

2012        Dark and Light, Juried Exhibition

               Art Alliance of Monmouth County Red Bank, NJ

 

               Fall Grand Salon Show, Greenpoint Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

               Second Group Show, Greenpoint Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2011        Happy Feet and the Angry Inch, curated by Guerilla Galleries

               Stage Gallery, Newark, NJ

 

               What’s New, Members Only Exhibition

               Art Alliance of Monmouth County, Red Bank, NJ

 

2010        First Time Out, Lotus Studios Independent Artists Inaugural Exhibition

               White Lotus Studios Gallery, Highland Park, NJ

 

               Fresh, Members Only Exhibition of New Works

               Art Alliance of Monmouth County, Red Bank, NJ

 

 

 2010       Basic Space, Gallery U, Montclair, NJ     

 

 

2009        Jean Townsend Annual Award Competition

               Art Alliance of Monmouth County, Red Bank, NJ

 

               100 Square Inches, Members Only Exhibition

               Art Alliance of Monmouth County, Red Bank, NJ

 

 

 

 

COMMISSIONS

 

2016        Two interior murals for 361 Newark Avenue, Jersey City, New Jersey

              

2015        Tromp L’oeil Window, Early Childhood Education Wing, JCC of Central, NJ

 

2013        Sunflowers, Early Childhood Education Wing, JCC of Central NJ

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Simpatico
Apr
6
to May 26

Simpatico

Relationships, like nature, properly cultivated blossom into healthy new growth. Simpatico is an archetypal co-curated exhibition between Alix Sloan - Sloan Fine Art- and Lori Johns - Phylogeny Contemporary. Colleagues for almost a decade in the art fair industry together join together for the exhibition in celebration of collaborative and professional compatibility. These two curators affinity extends to these three showing artists.  Artwork between these three complements each other with no prior working knowledge. As well individually each is divergent. 

Simpatico

 

Phylogeny Contemporary

2718 Elliott Avenue

Seattle, WA 98121

Gallery Phone (206) 485-7498

Curator Contacts: alix.sloan@gmail.com or

lori@phylogenycontemporary.com

 

April 6 – May 26, 2018

Opening Reception Friday April 6, 2018 5 – 8 PM

Coffee/Tea with the Artists Saturday April 7th 12 – 2 PM

 

Gallery Hours:

Thursday, Friday and Saturday 11AM – 6 PM or by appointment

 

Relationships, like nature, adequately cultivated blossom into healthy new growth. Simpatico is an archetypal co-curated exhibition between Alix Sloan - Sloan Fine Arts- and Lori Johns - Phylogeny Contemporary. Colleagues for almost a decade in the art fair industry together join together for the exhibition in celebration of collaborative and professional compatibility.  These two curators affinity extends to these three showing artists.  Artwork between these three complements each other with no prior working knowledge. As well individually each is divergent.

 

 

JULIA MARCHAND

 

Using references from wildlife dioramas, public gardens and personal experience Julia Marchand explores themes of nature and identity in her artwork. Her paintings and works on paper have been exhibited in galleries in London, New York, Los Angeles, Seattle, San Francisco and Mexico City. Marchand studied painting at San Francisco Art Institute holds a BA in Art History from American University in Washington DC and a Master’s degree in Art Education from Boston University. Currently, she lives and works in Alameda, CA.

 

DEIRDRE    SULLIVAN-BEEMAN

 

Deirdre Sullivan-Beeman is a self-taught figurative and contemporary surrealist painter. She uses modified oil and egg tempera techniques of the 14th century Old Masters to create works of magical realism that seem to glow from within.        Celebrating the hard-earned wisdom of childhood, Sullivan Beeman depicts subjects who are often young, hauntingly innocent, and teetering on the edge of naïveté and what lies beyond. The narratives, symbology, and illumination in her pieces emerge from someplace subliminal, a conjured realm of magic, mysticism, and mystery. She uses her personal dream journal to inspire her artwork, exploring Jung’s collective unconscious with an overt curiosity for the bizarre and the esoteric, especially alchemy, the tarot, and spirit daemons.       

 

Sullivan-Beeman’s work has been shown at Aqua Art Miami, FL; C Emerson Fine Arts in St. Petersburg, FL; Corey Helford Gallery and La Luz de Jesus Gallery in Los Angeles, CA; Stephen Romano Gallery and Gristle Gallery in Brooklyn, NY; Phylogeny Contemporary, Seattle, WA; Greg Moon Art in Taos, NM; Merlino    Galleria d'Arte Contemporanea, Florence, Italy; the Life Is    Beautiful  Music and  Art Festival in Las Vegas, NV; and Art! Vancouver, BC, Canada.  She holds a BFA, in Cinema/Television Production, from the University of Southern California, and splits her time between Los Angeles, and Vancouver.

 

LIZ TRAN

 

Channeling subjects such as dream imagery, imagined landscapes, geodes, outer space and The Big Bang, Tran explores the shapes of nature, with the infusion of fantastical, pulsing synthetic hues. The psychedelic visuals are harvested from the place where inner-verse meets outer-verse, where optical misfires combine with a vacuum pull moving at the speed of light. Through painting, sculpture and installation, she creates atmospheres that aim to activate.

 

Public collections of Tran’s work include the City of Seattle's Portable Works Collection, Capital One, Vulcan Inc., Baer Art Center, Camac Art Centre, The El Paso Children’s Hospital, Harborview Medical Center, The King County Public Art Collection and The Child Center. Tran has completed multiple special projects and installations, including work for VH1Save the Music Foundation, The Seattle Art Museum, The Brain Project Toronto, Public Art at The Aqua Art Fair Miami and Vulcan Inc.

 

She has been awarded multiple fellowships and grants; including a Grant for Artist Projects (GAP) from Artist Trust, Clowes Fellowship for residency at the Vermont Studio Center, the Nellie Cornish Scholarship and residency at The Camac Art Centre in France, The Baer Art Center in Iceland, Jentel, Millay Colony for the Arts and The Center for Contemporary Printmaking. She resides in Seattle, WA.

 

 

Julia Marchand

Deirdre Sullivan-Beeman

Liz Tran

 

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Deirdre Sullivan-Beeman

Deirdre Sullivan-Beeman

Liz Tran

Liz Tran

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