Gallery Mondays: ‘Suggestion Mark’ by Jennifer Grimyser

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Last week, I stumbles upon a field of hands on display at chashama 266 in Midtown.

Called Suggestion Mark, the exhibit is by Jennifer Grimyser. She explores the concept of verbal and non-verbal communication using hands that appear to be making signs similar to those in American Sign Language.

I never learned to sign because I don’t have any deaf friends or family and I’m not deaf myself. I do find it intriguing though, especially since most humans that communicate with words also use their hands to emphasize certain statements.

I wonder if these hands are actually forming a coherent statement…

Learn more about the exhibit here.

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Gallery Mondays: Ever Blanco Valverde’s Owl @ Chashama 266 Gallery

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Earlier this month, I was running an errand in NYC and stumbled across one of Chashama‘s exhibit spaces on 37th Street in the Garment District.

The space is only open by appointment, so I couldn’t get in. Nonetheless, I managed to snap a photo of this stern-looking owl painting by Ever Blanco Valverde through the glass.

The solo exhibition, called The Innocents, ran from August 5th-17th. I really wish I could have gone inside to see the artwork up close!

As for this so called “innocent owl,” I actually don’t think he looks innocent at all. He doesn’t look guilty either—just serious. Very serious.

See more of Ever Blanco Valverde’s work here.