I was walking by Chashama 266 in Midtown West last month when I saw these really great paintings. I loved the summer vibes I got from them so I snapped a pic from the other side of the glass door.
I really need to make an appointment to see one of Chashama 266’s exhibits at some point!
Anyway, these were part of Marcia Haufrecht’s Shadows & Substance exhibit. It reminded me of all the Q53 bus rides I’m not going to miss this summer because I moved out of Queens. Therefore, I no longer have to board a crowded bus full of beach-goers.
Why does anyone want to go to the beach in this scorching heat anyway? The sand is going to burn you!
Be smart like the two in the painting on the far right and visit a lake instead.
Learn more about Shadows & Substance at www.chashama.org/event/shadows_substance.
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.
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.