APRIL 17, 2010


Erick Arnstein
Suite 3K

Eric Arnstein builds surreal stop motion film sets. These 2D & 3D photo playgrounds are fun, whimsical and assembled. The accompanying image is actually a portrait of the set he’s currently building for a stop motion music video. He will be displaying this set as an installation at the open house.

It is important for Eric to have fun with photography and be crafty with its creation. He has come to realize that there are endless creative possibilities when combining photo assemblage and stop-motion video. like sheep in the night is a geometric landscape that’s been completely pieced together with collaged photographs and handmade pyramids. In the video, this fantasy land will be the stomping grounds for nomadic sheep, who are wandering without a shepherd.





Chi Chan
Suite B18

Chi is an artist, designer, innovator, and graduate of the Parsons School of Design who also studied at Cooper Union and FIT in New York. Since graduation Chi continues to work in design and explore, express, and question the idea of Art; bringing form and function and an element of art together.

She was inspired to create works that express our individuality. Each of us is uniquely special; we impact and contribute to the world differently. In celebration of our individuality she creates Jewelry with its own distinct personality that is an inspired and inspiring work of art, that encourages us in communicating and expressing our spirit, substance and texture.

Continuing with her inspiration, she dreams up these vessels. Each one of these vessels is handmade individually to symbolize life. With their undulating curves representing our ups and downs as we follow our own path in life, we come full circle letting the beautiful light inside of us shine, like the vessel you see before you. Life is what you make of it. Make it a good one.

Domitille Collerday
Suite 2J

Domitille Collardey is a French cartoonist and illustrator living in Brooklyn. She is working on her second comic book for French publisher Delcourt. Her work has appeared in several French magazines, as well as in issue 33 of Mc Sweeneys. Her self-published comic ‘What Had Happened Was #1’ is available through her website domitille-collardey.com, where you can see more if her work.



Vincent Como
Suite 4B

The work that engages me and drives me forward is powered by Black. In applying my research and interest for the history and traditions of Color Theory, Physics, Alchemy, Heavy Metal, Religion and Mythology I am working toward a comprehensive understanding of the interrelation of Black, Darkness, and Matter. Black is the pure and unrepentant mark of information; both the origin of recording thoughts, and the fully saturated realization of all pigment as one. Darkness is the event, or phenomena of Blackness; the threshold over which light can no longer affect a receptor (eye, camera, etc.). Matter is the physical manifestation of Black-made-flesh; the Ka’abah or Black Stone of Mecca, Dark Matter and Black Holes, the Nigredo stage of alchemical transformation. Through these investigations, and together with the history of western painting as defined by Malevich and Reinhardt, the goal of my work is to expand and cross the boundaries which define and divide Black, Darkness and Matter into a unified concept. A Black Singularity.

Eugene Constan
Suite 1D

I have always been intrigued and influenced by patterns and imagery that emerge through a process of demolition and decay. In turn, my paintings have been informed subconsciously by an industrial vocabulary.

Painting on stretched canvas and grouping paintings together to form singular works enabled me to explore various juxtapositions of form and pattern. Aerial views of city streets, ancient writing and mosaic are a particular interest of mine. In my painting, I hope to excavate the structure of forms, pulling away their many layers to expose their fundamental elements and detritus.

In various works I have grouped paintings adjacent to one another in a mosaic-like motif exemplifying a mode inherent in the ancient traditions of Mediterranean and indigenous design; both are complex and simple and connote and connect the beautiful and the practical. Ancient ruins, decayed frescoes and modern graffiti have all influenced my work.

Jared Friedman
Suite 1-B

Jared Friedman runs Econo Graphics, a full-service design studio and screenprinting shop. He designs and prints a wide variety of projects,from fine art to posters to t-shirts for local bands and businesses. He will have work at the Brooklyn Flea in Fort Greene once the weather warms up.








Sarah Glidden
Suite 2J

Sarah Glidden is a cartoonist working on her first book, a graphic-memoir titled “How to Understand Israel in 60 Days or Less” to be published by DC/Vertigo in November, 2010. Her work has also appeared in a number of anthologies, including Syncopated, Vol. 4, a non-fiction collection. Her self-published work earned her an Ignatz Award for Promising New Talent at the 2008 Small Press Expo.





Kevin Hart
Suite 1S

In my work, lines of action help me generate drawing intuitively as well as through shapes and patterns found in many walks of life and cultures. Whether this process emerges from an obsessive compulsive disorder is a legitimate question. Ultimately, though, my goal is to relax viewers and to provoke in them an almost hypnotic state through the explorations of multiple, interconnected forms.





Ed Heck
Suite 3G

A graduate of the Yale School of Art, Paula Heisen has exhibited her work throughout the United States, with solo exhibitions in New York City and Houston. Among the grants and awards she received are an Elizabeth Foundation Grant, a New York Foundation for the Arts grant and an Ingram Merrill Foundation Grant, scholarships to Yale, the Skowhegan School and the New York Studio School. She has taught at Oxbow Summer Program, Yale University’s Summer Program and at the University of California at Santa Barbara, and has been a visiting artist at the Art Insitute of Chicago, Cooper Union and Hampton University. She lives and works in New York City.

She is a perceptual painter, and works from still life set-ups that have combinations of unusual objects. Her goal is to create images that are both sensual and psychologically provocative.




Paula Heisen
Suite 4D

A graduate of the Yale School of Art, Paula Heisen has exhibited her work throughout the United States, with solo exhibitions in New York City and Houston. Among the grants and awards she received are an Elizabeth Foundation Grant, a New York Foundation for the Arts grant and an Ingram Merrill Foundation Grant, scholarships to Yale, the Skowhegan School and the New York Studio School. She has taught at Oxbow Summer Program, Yale University’s Summer Program and at the University of California at Santa Barbara, and has been a visiting artist at the Art Insitute of Chicago, Cooper Union and Hampton University. She lives and works in New York City.

She is a perceptual painter, and works from still life set-ups that have combinations of unusual objects. Her goal is to create images that are both sensual and psychologically provocative.

Paul Hine
Suite 3K

In his “Robots” portraits, pZ has manipulated and layered multiple photographs of each subject’s face in order to form a new, seemingly continuous identity. Inorganic lighting and exaggerated inconsistencies in tone and color between each of the photographic fragments explores the tension between recording and representation that exists in all portraiture but often remains obscured by familiar context. The portrait’s detail and size emphasize its duality, inviting the viewer to experience the image at close range as a collection of individual photographs and, from a distance, as a single unique composition. The alien features of the composite subjects suggest the existence of a second-order, synthetic identity in the photographic universe: a conflicted identity built by humans from human bits and pieces but whose sum total is something else entirely.



Ben Hoffman
Suite 3H

Brooklyn based portrait photographer.








Steve Keister
Suite 3M

Steve Keister is a sculptor and ceramicist. He has exhibited extensively since the 1970’s, including the 1981 Whitney Biennial, and solo exhibitions at the Gagosian Gallery, Los Angeles, Galerie Rudolf Zwirner, Cologne, BlumHelman Gallery, New York, and Feature Inc., New York. He has received numerous grants including a Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship in 2000. His work is included in many museum collections including The Whitney Museum of American Art, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles and The Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago.







Anastasiya Konopitskaya
Suite 1R-5

Anastasiya Konopitskaya is a New York based artist with a background in architecture. Her interest lies in the everyday experience, which is expressed through a series of caricatures and critical drawings.




John Laidman

Laidman Fabrication is a group of highly focused, precision craftsmen. Our work can be found everywhere including the Moon. Out of various metals and the occasional exotic hard wood we build things people like. We enjoy hot-tubbing and board sports. People like to hang out with us.




Daniel Maidman
Suite 4E-6

Daniel Maidman was born in 1975 in Toronto, Canada. He has attended life drawing workshops 2-3 times a week since 1998. He also spent two years working on an anatomical atlas based on human cadaver dissections in which he participated at Santa Monica College, under the guidance of Dr. Margarita Dell. Illustrations from his atlas are currently in use in the United States Army’s forensic field manual. Since moving to New York in 2006, Daniel Maidman has sped up his painting schedule.

His work has been shown at Buzz Coffee in Los Angeles, Lana Santorelli Gallery in New York, and in the national juried group show Au Naturel at the Art Center of Clatsop Community College in Oregon. He has been a finalist in The Artist’s Magazine’s figurative painting competition (2009) and in Manifest Gallery’s international drawing annual (2010). His paintings and writing on art have been printed in American Art Collector (November and December, 2009 and May, 2010) and in International Artist (February-September, 2010). His painting The Minoan was recently acquired by prominent Chicago collector Howard Tullman. His work will be shown in May at The Great Nude Invitational Figurative Arts Fair in New York.

Arthur May
Suite 1L

Although essentially a self-taught artist, Mr. May holds degrees from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and the University of Pennsylvania where he studied painting with George Rickey, and Neil Welliver. He is a fellow of the American Academy in Rome where he presented a one-man show of paintings and drawings at the completion of his fellowship. In the spring of 2009 he had a solo show at Art 101 in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.






Katie Mayer
Suite 2D

Kub jewelry is the dreamchild of Katie Mayer, a stylist who wanted to create a line of jewelry that captures the moments that inspire her. The beauty of nature, fleeting moments and sheer simplicity are just a few things that move her creativity. In Katies eyes there are no boundaries or limitations to what may come next.

Her love for adornment came at an early age and she has since ran with it. She studied jewelry making at several schools including the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Gemological Institute of America, and has a BFA in Metals and Jewelry from the Savannah College of Art and Design.

Kub jewelry encompasses all of Katies dreams and visions as she sits at her jewelers bench creating jewelry from whatever inspires her in the moment.

Shane McAdams
Suite 1S

Shane McAdams is a writer, curator and artist living in Brooklyn, New York. He has been a contributing writer for the Brooklyn Rail since 2003 and has also contributed to New York Arts, Art Papers, and several other publications. In 2007 he curated and wrote the catalogue essay for Head Over Hand, an exhibition exploring process-based abstraction, and his most recent curatorial project, Tension/Release, was held at Caren Golden Fine Art in New York City.





James McDonough
Suite 2E

James McDonough is a Brooklyn-based painter whose primary mediums are oil and watercolor. He trained under Frank O’Cain at the Art Students League of New York City in the hopes of following in the footsteps of Hans Hofmann, Jackson Pollock, Robert Rauschenberg and the many other abstract painters who came from that school. As a painter he is interested in the small yet noteworthy moments of life: a mysterious smile from a stranger, for example, or even just the way a certain piece of light hits the carpet around twilight. He does this by codifying semi-automatic drawings into symbols. He then organizes these symbols into sets that resemble cartouches from Japanese wood cuts or legends on a map. Once a pleasing configuration is achieved he then puts his colors onto canvas, establishing their volume and distance in a two dimensional space. As the process continues the symbols are woven together with lines and planes of color. The end result is always something unexpected like the original inspiring moment.




Cheryl Molnar
Suite 2M

Growing up in suburban Long Island, I was always interested in the architecture associated with suburban sprawl and development. My work is a collection of images collaged, drawn, cut, reassembled, and altered in many ways to make new invented spaces.

I have a BFA from Rhode Island School of Design and an MFA from Pratt Institute. The work has been shown at Platform Gallery, Carren Golden Fine Art, GE Corporate Headquarters, McCaig-Wells Gallery. Work is currently on exhibit at POTS gallery and Soapbox in Seattle.






Drew Oberholtzer
Suite 1R-5

Drew Oberholtzer is an independent filmmaker currently in production of a documentary titled ‘Celebrating Life in Union’. It is an uplifting story about a group of former Cuban political prisoners now residing in Union City, New Jersey. I will have several production stills for viewing.



Andres Rivera
Suite 4A-3

Andres Rivera, aka Nook is a freelance designer/illustrator who mainly works for print and Motion graphic Houses. “I have a love for Astronauts and all things space related. I like to think I live my childhood dreams through my illustrations. Of course I don’t stick to this topic with every piece I make. When approaching my illustrations I tend to make it subtle instead of being too tight with the story. Thus, the viewers can come up with their own ideas. Perhaps I have one in the back of my head (very loosely), but it just sort of forms itself. I am looking for a moment in time, a very small part within the story, which is for you to decide what that may be.”



Mariah Robertson
Suite B8

Mariah Robertson works primarliy with experimental photography and performance-type work.




Cindy Rodriguez
Suite 4A-3

Cindy Rodriguez is a freelance graphic designer and artist. She graduated from Parsons School of Design with a BFA in Communication Design in 2006, and since then has worked mainly in packaging, branding, book and poster design, and exhibition design.

Cindy’s work is mainly typographic in nature, applying various textures and materials. She is currently exploring ways to bridge her more introspective work with her desire to collaborate on purposeful projects that reach a larger audience. She’s lucky enough to be surrounded by super great people and talented friends from all disciplines and anticipates being able to keep making some more good-looking stuff with them.



Eric Shows
Suite 2L

The technique found in my work is marked by that which is unfocused, blurred, tilted, and incomplete. I use several different types of spray equipment to provide the viewer with the feel of film grain, theaction of focusing, a sense of the molecular and the relationship between light, paint, and air. This way of rendering reveals the shortcomings of hard-edged definition, whether we’re talking about words, images, concepts, memories, or subjects.

To alleviate obscurity, I lean on the study of interference, which at a basic level searches for the properties of two or more waveforms by superimposing them together. This joining together produces a specific pattern that allows the observer to more clearly see the properties of each wave, or image, in its original, uncombined state. However, instead of searching for essential origins, I look to heighten awareness of the impure, obstructed, and combinatory production of seeing, thinking, and remembering.

Edwin Vera
Suite B18

I was born and raised in Williamsburg Brooklyn and have lived in the area all my life, now I live right next door in Greenpoint. I got my Bachelor of Fine Arts degree at Cooper Union and while there studied ceramic design as a mobility student at Parsons. All the sculptural work I showed at Cooper included some ceramic component.

I’ve sold my work at The American Craft Museum in NYC, Matter, Jonathan Adler soho, and have shown sculptural work in 31 Grand gallery in Williamsburg. I also have a teapot in the Art Institute of Chicago. I’m presently ceramic designer/sculptor at Jonathan Adler enterprises.

I consider my work simply pottery for the most part. I like to create my own stoneware and porcelain tableware and other household pottery items with my own little twists from self portraits and pet portraits painted onto plates, mugs, etc, to supermodel figurines for tchotchke’s. These pieces have a sort of old fashioned traditional look which I’ve always been drawn to. On the opposite end of my spectrum, my more “modernist” work is inspired by bacteria and germs. I find their microscopic forms bizarre and beautiful, and I think they compliment my other items nicely. I am now working on some unique porcelain lighting pieces in this style.

Julia Wertz
Suite 2J

Julia Wertz is a cartoonist and writer from the San Francisco Bay Area. Her works include the autobiographical comic books the Fart Party vol 1, FP Vol 2 and the upcoming Drinking at the Movies, available from Atomic Books and Three Rivers Press. All other tedious information can be found on that fancy internets thing that the kids are always yakin’ about these days.






Weston Woolley
Suite 1R-1

Weston Woolley, 31, was born in Jacksonville, North Carolina. As an adult he moved to New York and Los Angeles, experiencing urban life in all its glory and detriment. He took on a job in photo production and found a niche in fashion photography (working with top industry talent such as Steven Meisel, Steven Klein, Max Vadukul, Greg Kadel, etc.) while continuing his work in performance art and painting.

Though he prefers oil painting, he is embracing all media and is intrigued by the widespread reach technology affords artists today. When asked what drives him to continue to pursue a life in art he responds, “ We all live in a creative universe. I truly believe when we tap into that source, our lives become enriched and aligned. Simply, it makes me happy.” Currently residing in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, Woolley is focused on including painting, conceptualizing and writing projects.

*On view in his studio are new mid-size abstract works in oil.



Zane York
Suite 4E-12

Zane York’s paintings look like things; now mostly cats and bees, animals and etymology. They are not necessarily beautiful things, not necessarily ugly things, but intensely visual things. Be it still life, landscape, figuration, or other, his paintings conjure a uniquely visual experience that is specific in subject, yet richly indirect in content.

Zane York was born in Fremont, Nebraska. He received his BFA from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh and his MFA from the New York Academy of Art. Zane lives and paints in Greenpoint.


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