We are two dynamic New York City
based Latina artists, coming
together to showcase a new art
“Blood, Sweat & Tears.”
Our works will display the artist’s
hearts, struggles, and passions
as Latina New Yorkers on canvas.
Through the generous contributions
by Ogilvy&Mather and LatinRED,
NEXTMARVEL we invited you to experience the new collection,
hosted by Ogilvy&Mather;
in a one night only art presentation
and silent auction
This post is super over due, especially since my show was on June 6th and the month is almost over..
June 6th 2013 I had the pleasure of doing a duo show with the talented and 10 year friend of mine, Tanya Lavache.
This show was stressful and hectic from many parts, not just my end.
I know Next Marvel, who curated the show went absolutely ape caca running around trying to get everything done and absolutely perfect.
With a lack of time, and funds everything turned out great in the end.
I started painting last minute due to crazy months(which is no excuse)
I had a specific theme in mind and was being super picky to what I wanted to portray.
Not to mention the fact that the show’s theme was Blood, Sweat and Tears.
Something I really wanted to get down and dirty with and actually go “extra” on.
I especially wanted to show sadness on my canvases, grief and loss being swallowed away by substances that are not the best for you.
Though you really can’t see the canvases in the backgrounds clearly, I will be posting up pictures soon that will make it much better for you guys to see.
Lately I’ve been on this purple, green and orange craze.
I only wanted to stick to those colors and all the new pieces that I painted was just that.
It looks so halloweeny( my made up word)
Green has always been my favorite color, especially neon green. I always tend to use it in my work to give it a pop of “bam, in your face” effect.
Orange is an acquired taste. Not everyone is fond of it, but I love the brightness of it, especially when it’s so saturated. To me it reflects originality.
Purple, ha… I could go on for this one. I’ll keep it simple though. I know many say the color of royalty, but all I think about is Jasmine.
Jorge, I know we (Tanya and I) drove you absolutely crazy.
Promotion, location, event details, cancellations, etc.
But you absolutely outdid yourself and for that I thank you.
Originally the show was to be held at the Ogilvy Rooftop.
Ogilvy was kind and generous enough to let us use their location for our event.
I was the told the Rooftop looked marvelous, though I never got to see it.
Due to the weather, our show was pushed to the cafeteria…
which looked good.
So no complaints from me.
I arrived with my coworker Marlene, she’s such a doll and she’s in here somewhere with the blonde hair and pink dress.
And of course with Kat, (wearing the Bowser muscle T) straight out of work.. and getting ready was hilarious.
(You’ll see those pictures in my next “Never Made It’s)
Misha, the best friend and photographer was already there snapping away and greeted me with open arms.
I missed her so much and due to our busy lives and both of us dealing with so much, and now living in different boroughs again…
times together have been a little tougher to come by.
Not that we don’t have text each other randomly with super awesome news all the time.
(which you can see their post about our show HERE)
I know Tanya had already prepared her speech. Which we were required to do.
Give the audience a little peek into what it is we are about.
What we represent.
What we want to accomplish.
Mention that this was an auction show, and bidding was now open.
And of course, thank NextMarvel for curating us.
Thank Ogilvy for their support and hosting our show.
Yeah,I did none of that.
I grabbed that mic and winged it.
But I promise you this, I said all I needed to say and had everyone laughing.
Straight to the point and direct.
Well, enough about my rambling.. enjoy the pictures and stay tuned for the actual pictures of my work,
(Emilyn, thank you for your purchase, you are too cute.
Thank you to all those who came out and supported our work.
Enjoyed the new art.
Drank a little booze.
A very grateful thank you to those who actually purchased paintings, you are deeply appreciated.
Without the support, it wouldn’t be the same.
The love for it all might be shy,
materials would not be bought.
and expressions will be trapped in our minds forever.
Photography by : Misha Merino and Manny Inoa