Converge Gallery, 140 W. Fourth St., will host the exhibit "ArtNow NY"?through July 5.
ArtNow NY is being guest curated by Joseph Gross of New York City gallery ArtNow NY. Works by Jesse Hotchkiss, Peter Gronquist, James Scott, Jesse Kramer, David Ortiz, David Hale and Kris D., Joseph Grazi, John Felix Arnold III, Lupe, 2E, D Young V, Jessica Croccia, Tracey Piper, Joe Mangrum, Ivory Serra, Mia Tyler, James Charles, Chor Boogie, Apex, Chris RWK and Ted Lawson will be on display.
Shown is a piece by New York-based artist Ted Lawson that’s part of the “ArtNow NY”?exhibit at Converge Gallery, 140 W. Fourth St.
Born in 1979 in the United States, Gronquist lives and works in Portland, Oregon after residing in Oakland, California. He attended the school of Visual Arts in New York and received a bachlor's degree in painting from the San Francisco Art Institute in 2001. He has shown at Gallery 1988 in Los Angeles, Shooting Gallery in San Francisco, the Pittsfield Museum of Art, Scope New York and Miami, and is collected internationally. Gronquist recently was named one of the top 15 new artists to collect by business insiders. His work is about the role that luxury goods play in the "Hyper American" culture.
James Scott was born in New Haven, Connecticut in 1970. He received a bachelor's degree in architecture and fine arts from the Rhode Island School of Visiting Artists, in addition to holding the same position at Parsons, and the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He has exhibited in group shows at galleries and institutions including Paradigmart, New York, The Tang Teaching Museum & Art Gallery at Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, Jeffrey Leder Gallery, Long Island City, and Barbara Mathes Gallery, New York. His work is held in numerous private collections.
Mia Abagale Tallarico (born Dec. 22, 1978), better known as Mia Tyler, is an American actress, model, public speaker and advocate. She is the daughter of Aerosmith lead singer Steven Tyler. Her debut show at Andy Hilfiger's rock clothing and art boutique, RIFF, opened on Feb. 23, 2012, and was titled "Through the Looking Glass." It featured a few portraits of family, friends and lovers. In 2012, Tyler stepped further into her career as a conceptual artist and photographer of note through her innovative approach to representing challenging subjects and topics.
Ivory Serra has been a freelance photographer in New York City for 10 years. He has a master's degree from Hunter College in New York and currently teaches photography once a week at New York University. In the past he's been first assistant to some of the biggest names in the world of photography. His photos have been published in a wide variety of magazines and he has been involved in some of the most iconic photos of the last decade.
Born 1970 in Boston, Massachusetts, Ted Lawson is a New York-based contemporary artist. Using both figurative imagery and geometric abstraction, Lawson creates a narrative progression of forms that reveals something greater than the sum of their parts. Lawson's large-scale works combine digital technology with highly-crafted traditional sculpting methods to seamlessly produce objects characterized by a range of conceptual aspects that is typical of his work. He tries to explore the human existential experience through imagined models of the universe as physical form. He has been living and working in New York City creating original works from his studio in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.
Tracey Piper captures the personality of San Francisco by focusing her attention on the most interesting but yet controversial characters that range from local circus performers to famous drag queens and tech entrepreneurs. She has shown at both Scope Miami and New York after she graduated from the Illustration program at California College of the Arts with distinction in 2012.
Born in 1976, Jesse Hotchkiss was strongly influenced by his parents' love for theater and dance, but his introverted nature led him on a path to visual arts. He combines intricate stenciled images, subtle textures and whimsical explorations in figure and form to portray moments of dreamlike intimacy, both visually foreign and familiar. Hotchkiss has exhibited his work in Australia, Japan, Hawaii, New York, New Mexico and California.
Brooklyn-based artist Joseph Grazi (born in 1983 and graduated at the School of Visual Arts in 2006) uses nontraditional materials to communicate to the viewer. The theme of repetition in his installations, sculptures and drawings makes for a product of calm, conceptual beauty. He has exhibited widely throughout New York art galleries and museums including Melody Weir Gallery, Dash Gallery, Volume Black, the Chelsea Art Museum and the Metropolitan Museum.
For more information on the exhibit, contact Converge Gallery at 570-435-7080 or visit www.convergegallery.com.