Gaia & Imminent Disaster

gaiadisaster2Opening Reception: Friday, June 26th 2009

Choosing a moniker after the Greek goddess of the earth, Gaia uses animals, folklore, fairytales and stories from other cultures to convey a narrative within his pieces. Having first been exposed to street art by Cheekz, Gaia’s awareness of street art came as a truly momentous direction for his artistic endeavors. Gaia continues to experiment with different processes as he brings his works to the galleries and the streets of NYC and beyond.

Imminent Disaster first started doing street art as a way of culture jamming. Since then she has gradually been developing pieces that explore the tensions between present day and historical New York. From bits of cobblestone and defunct tramlines to old warehouses gutted and resold as hip condos, Imminent Disaster turns a classical eye toward modern urban life, and reveals what has been lost.

Nancie Yang in the Alcove

Nancie Yang

Nancie Yang

June 26th – July 26th 2009

Opening Reception: Friday, June 26th, 7-10pm

Nancie Yang creates her works out of her rural Pennsylvania home. Her female characters are rarely happy, barely looking you in the eye. You may judge them as an emotional void, filled with demons. There is, however, much to discover beyond these girls’ guarded exteriors.  Their creativity is manifested by swirling geometric spirits, representative of their surreal inner selves.

Hiro Kurata and Tommii Lim

Tommii LimHiro Kurata

Hiro Kurata & Tommii Lim

June 26th – July 26th 2009

Opening Reception: Friday, June 26th, 7-10pm

Tommii Lim’s paintings problematize the paradigms governing the (in) activity of “minority” races and of Hollywood against an urban American landscape rife with social, cultural and political challenges. His previous work captured silent (complacent) Asians in America through characters with unidentifiable faces. Current work places familiar celebrities or other skeletal subjects in unwittingly destructive situations. He lives, paints and does apparel design in Long Beach, CA.

Hiro Kurata was born in Osaka Japan, and grew up in Tokyo and Chicago. His main focus is in creating surrealistic moment through his paintings,using motif of baseball figures, chairs and monsters. Creation is a progress and he believes that true creation will contribute to the human society in an evolutionary way.