Tuesday, September 28, 2010

PhotoPoetry: Ricardo B. Sanchez and Zulema Pena

Zulema Pena (writer) and Ricardo B. Sanchez (photographer) have created a body of work that brings toguether the written word with an image. Zulema is fascinated by the hidden power of the word as well as the power of the of the hidden word.

Her work originates with a phrase that she recreates into another phrase using exactly the same letters found in the original, not one more, not one less, and she maintains a link between one phrase and the other.

The two collaborate works in this show are "Esta crisis..." and "Hacia donde va..." when translated into english they will not maintain the same play on the letters, but it will illustrate how one phrase is linked to the other.

The translations are not literally exact, but they do reflect the meanings contained in each phrase.

"Esta crisis..." translates into "This crisis is the great opportunity for a change" and the recreated phrase is: "Se podria..." "it could be, if such abundance would be shared".

"Hacia donde..." translates to: "Where is the human being going". In this case there are two recreated phrases: "La vida..." "Life made of love unites us" and the shadow side, "Alma vacia..." "A soul empty of honor sinks"

Ricardo B. Sanchez with poet Zulema Pena, " Esta Crisis"

Ricardo B. Sanchez with poet Zulema Pena "Hacia Donde"

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Exhibit Closing Date: September 5th, 2010

KhromaTone II: Sound-Light- Vibration
will remain on display at the World Monuments Fund Gallery, 15 East 27th st. New York, NY through Sunday, September 5th, 2010 after which select works may be viewed by appointment, by contacting belen@belendesign.net

Friday, August 20, 2010

Farnaz Shemirani and Charlotte Mae with Heartbeat of the World, at KhromaTone II Opening 8/11/10

Ever richer in layers, as well as dimensions, texture, and color, as a whole Charlotte Mae’s work begs an interactive audience. These pieces are idea puzzles, with more than one right answer. They are frozen conversations in 3D, multidimensional spider webs that all reference a portion of Charlotte Mae’s life view, and dream of a more balanced world.

Brian Petro, Aissa Deebi and Ken Cro-Ken, with Scott Alger's Group of Thoughts in the background

Earthwork Artist Ken Cro-Ken's Snow Painting, and below, Cro-Ken's Bushkill Kritters in Galvanized Tub Installation

Scott Alger, Performance Photographer and Light Writer at KhromaTone II

Rooted in the aesthetics of Abstract Expressionism while embracing the fantastic principles of Magical Realism, Alger’s interactive photographs spontaneously depict material subjects moving through translucent light-energy to present an alternate reality. Using the speed of light as his brushes, he infuses mundane subjects with emotional intensity using a process that is in and of itself performance art. His work has been featured in Ray Ban's Project Colorize 2008-2009 Campaign, with images featured in Marie-Claire, Paper and Juxtapoz. He was named a Surface Magazine Avant Guardian in 2007.

Ken Cro-Ken's Two Winters and Blue Sky Earthworks Paintings at KhromaTone II 15 East 27th st

Filmmaker Anja Matthes at KhromaTone II opening

Joy Bejasa, Inigo Elizondo, Belen Moreno in front of Brasset's Four Seasons paintings at KhromaTone II opening 8/11/10

Yutaka and daughters

Artist Paula Alkaitis, Andrew Lockhart, Trish Alkaitis at Khromatone II Opening 8/11/10

Charlotte Mae HeartBeat of the World, Brian Petro Brazilian Linoleum works, Ricardo B. Sanchez 's Blue Light

Brian Petro at KhromaToneII WMF Gallery 15 E 27th st thru Sept 5th, 2010

Brian Petro’s art references the indestructible nature of energy through his imaginative use of hand crushed coal, molten beeswax, lineoleum and found objects . He transforms these materials to create compositions that vibrate on dynamic new frequencies. Past commissions include Absolut Vodka, Ritz Carlton Hotels, Saks Fifth Avenue and The Library of Congress. Brian has been published in regional and national news magazines and newspapers, and his work has been featured on several television shows, including HGTV's Curb Appeal

Pictures from the Exhibition

Friday, August 6, 2010

Opening Reception Wednesday August 11, 2010

Exhibit Dates 8/11 thru 9/5 2010

Opening Reception to feature an electro acoustic musical performance by world famous oboist Matt Sullivan, and parallel light photography painting by Scott Alger to the videos of Earthwork Artist Ken Cro-Ken

Vibration creates sound which, as energy, travels through air or water reflecting and creating. Light is a vibration of magnetic and electric fields of pure energy. KhromaTone II's artists each involve the viewer as they explore the mystery of individual as all powerful co creator when in synch with the primal creative force at the core of existence.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Pictures from KhromaTone Opening last Wednesday, Exhibit Up at the WMF,15 East 27th St. New York, NY through 9/5/10

From Left to Right Artist Karmen Vega, Lou Columna, Joseph Henrikson, Flor Estevez, Librada Urene, Anahita Mekanik
From Right to Left, Tomasita De Las Casas, Rosario de Taunay, Bartus, under Arturo Carrion painting 
Left to Right, Shooka Shemirani, photographer, Steve Olivieri, Andrew Lockhart, Hayley McCulloch, artist,Belen Moreno, Andres Serrano, artist, Ricardo B. Sanchez, artist
Marina Starykh with Artist Astolfo Funes, friend

Above,Bartus, Uncallused,  Hand Colored Serigraph, Ltd Ed. 1/20,  2009

To the left, Karmen Vega's  Boka + Nubes, and Mora, limited edition chromogenic  prints. 

Below, on the right wall, paintings Winter, and Autumn, from  Jean Claude Brasset's  Four Seasons series, 2009.  Directly  below that, Jean Claude Brasset's  Spring, Summer, Winter, and Fall  paintings from  the Four Seasons series

Far right, four works on paper by Hayley McCulloch from her Handbook for the Disenchanted series, 2010

pictured on the right, artist, Hayley McCulloch, on the left, photographer Farnaz Shemirani

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

KhromaTone: The Exhibition


  Opening Party: July 7th, 2010 from 5:30 pm - 8 pm
              @ the World Monuments Fund Gallery 15 East 27th Street
New York, NY 10016

featuring a Liquid Light Show performance installation
by British Artist Hayley McCulloch at 6 pm

Countries, Cultures, Voices...

A Group Show of global expression in the Visual Arts. Works curated by Bartolome Sanchez and belendesign, Inc. feature 12 artists from the Americas, Europe, and Iran - showcasing exuberant art that combines classical and pop elements with  kinetic and expressionist color forms,

United in Joy and Vitality

jean claude brasset arturo carrion bartus hayley mcculloch ricardo b. sanchez zulema pena shooka shemirani  beth o halloran astolfo funes michael moreno karmen vega rafael rosas anahita mekanik