Posted on February 22, 2016
The day went by quicker than expected, it was dark and Zero has been advertising a show he’s going to be exhibiting his work alongside many other artists. Escape was held in an open old factory looking space turned gallery in Williamsburg, and all I kept thinking to myself was “hmmm, this is good space to throw a show.” That’s usually the first thing I notice when I enter someone else exhibit, looking for places for myself, is that selfish?
The music was blasting and in between every other hit song the dj was playing, a rapper performing his lyrics would appear, bopping along to the beat I was enjoying myself. The place was packed and as soon as I walked in I quickly recognized Wendy, also known as DottyLaAbstract. We’ve been following each other for years on social media, and probably have been around the same people hanging out about twice, but that’s about as far as that goes. I say my hellos, to the friendly face, and compliment her work. She’s talented and i have always liked seeing her work online, this time, I got to see the shadows, highlights and lines in real life, that’s the best. I have no idea how she does her faces, they’re beautiful. (See her and her work below)
I asked for Zero, especially since I haven’t seen him in the longest time, it would have been amazing to catch up, but apparently I just missed him. Booooo…
His work is always familiar to me, I gravitated towards his wall and his infamous moon and space canvases were the main theme. His moons are always on point, they’re never flat, they have dimensions and seem just like the real thing… I like to think it has a lot to do with that telescope he loves hovering over that’s planed on his roof, talk about loving what you do.
I’m glad I got to see Wendy and Zero exhibit their work. Congrats my fellow visionaries.
Posted on February 16, 2016
The name carries a reputation of it’s own. Claw has been one of my favorite females writers for quite some time now. Her infamous paw has seen many shutters and rooftops and are now part of something bigger, a shop on Delancey with everything from hoodies, to pins , beanies and much more.
I dragged Ashley along with me to Max Fish, where she was exhibiting her work. I’ll have to admit, I was a bit disappointed. I had the pleasure of meeting Claw about 2 years ago very shortly, and she was quite sweet. Not only did I not see her at this event, (I might have missed her) I felt there wasn’t enough of her work to go around, and the paintings that were exhibiting were so far up, I didn’t have the satisfaction of getting close to the work, seeing the brushstrokes and getting to play my little game of “what materials did they use and how?”.
I don’t regret going to the show and I’m sure when she has another one, I will be there, hopefully I’ll get the chance of getting a closer look.
Posted on July 5, 2015
It’s finally time to get to work. I have so much painting to do, and it’s been a little while, let’s be honest.
I’m picking up my paintbrushes for good.
I am officially inviting you all to my next group art show:
I’ll be showcasing my work with a set of amazing artists:
and myself, Minxinx
I can’t wait to see you see you guys there, okay okay…enough writing, time to paint!
Posted on May 2, 2015
My boy Soel had his first solo art show and the crew couldn’t be prouder of him. Yes, it’s been a while since most of us have been in the same room together, but that doesn’t mean that we’re not there for each other when it really matters.
I met up with Chris and had a few beers and some mac n cheese with bacon at some tiny bar that looked like it was homed in the south. Their cornbread was pretty delicious as well.
We stopped by a deli and picked up more beers, this time I stuffed them in my purse, for you know :cough cough: “easy access”.We walked into Greenpoint Gallery and the walls were filled with Soel’s pieces. Graffiti inspired everything. Some inspired by the late Cheech Wizard. I fell in love with a water tower piece that I regret not paying for sooner.
While roaming the other floor (that had different artists) Chris and I missed our chance on two different pieces that we wanted to go home with.
When we got back to his floor, we ended up purchasing 2 items, that are now hung up and living beautifully at Chris’s.
Catching up with the fellas is always great, after the show we headed to a bar in Williamsburg to get some more drinks. The guys are hilarious, especially when it came to their freestlye rap battles.
Posted on July 29, 2014
Posted on November 24, 2013
I already knew my X-men buddies were going to be in attendance & I was ready to mingle.Too Fly is an absolute sweetheart. I admitted to her that, we have been in many venues at the same time, I just never really bothered to say hi. I hit a lot of venues, and depending on my mood, I’m not always the first one to approach someone else.
I just start snapping away.
She told me she recognized me as well, and we immediately hit it off. Talking about friends in common and travels to Ecuador, which is where she’s living at now.
Long trip from home.
Her work was beautiful and feminine, like it usually is. The details on the roses were exquisite and the T- shirts and hoodies that were on sale were awesome. Pencil Print Circa 95 & Toofly Millie (with her husband Troy, and a long time friend and ex coworker to me) was in charge of the beverages, and I couldn’t be more excited. Her coquitos “Mi Isla” are so delicious. This time I got to try the Pumpkin Pie and Red Velvet.
I absolutely fell in love with the Pumpkin Pie and told her to save me a bottle.
Since I was going to be going to my brother’s house later on, I didn’t want o show up empty handed. These wooden rings were the cutest thing ever and were painted and designed by Toofly herself. Crooklyn’s Chula ♥ This wooden logo was a pin on the one of the hoodies that I just found irresistible. I think the broken pieces of cardboard behind the pieces gave it character, almost making the work jump up at you. Caught Millie, looking stunning behind her coquito stand. Post card Prints with a Dia De Los Muertos feel. This piece had to be one of my favorites. Even though she’s covered so you cant see her face, you can tell she’s absolutely beautiful and has a sense of pride and power by how intense her eyes are. She’s just staring at your soul. It was a cute show, it started to get busier once I started to head out. I got to meet some new friends and catch up with some old ones. No complaints from me.
Congrats on a great show TooFly.