Is an alternative space created by Nikki Schiro and Frederic Ozaneaux that houses exhibitions for emerging contemporary artists. The space is situated in a Chelsea loft office space, in the heart of New York City’s Gallery District. The artists selected radicalize traditional forms and ideas by their play with relationships; with a great emphasis on women artists and foreign/cultural exchange.
On Thursday, November 21, 2013, OZANEAUX ArtSpace will host an extraordinary evening not to be missed. Please Join us from 6-9pm, to celebrate the opening reception of In A World Often Too Real, artworks by French artist Jean Lebreton, and, being the third Thursday of November, we will welcome in 2013's harvest of Beaujolais Nouveau!
For 20 years French photographer Jean Lebreton has been publicly known as a media news photographer. Privately, however, he has been investigating and experiencing photography outside its traditional form and function. Breaking from the "news" or documentary image into an aesthetic, emotional plain Jean has been experimenting with Vinyl (or Duratrans) transparency, finally arriving at an Encaustic, Mixed Media Photography. In A World Often Too Real is an exhibition featuring a selection of Lebreton's Encaustic and Vinyl artworks made in New York over the span of 5 years.
Beaujolais Nouveau is a famously young wine of purplish color and fruity flavor. The wine has an ultra-fast production time (bottled 6-8 weeks after harvest) and is meant to be consumed immediately, as unlike other wines, it does not improve with age.
By tradition, Beaujolais Nouveau is released on the third Thursday of November, perfect synchronization with the opening reception of Lebreton's work. Please join us in celebrating the Art and the Harvest. Please forward and share with friends!
Please join us for the opening reception, November 21, 2013 6-9 PM.
The exhibition runs from November 21-December 9, 2013.
"On his evening bike ride/gallery cruise, James Kalm popped into the OZANEAUX ART SPACE on West 20th Street, to view the debut opening of Xavier Lockett. Xavier, through the Make-A-Wish foundation, contacted Don Porcella, because his wish was to be a "pipe cleaner" artist. Make-A-Wish flew Xavier and his family up from Florida, and Don worked with him in his Bushwick Brooklyn studio exploring his artistic desire.
A musical introduction is provided by Up Up We Go."
Your Can Read full Article: http://worleygig.com/2013/10/04/xavier-lockett-exhibits-original-pipe-cleaner-art-with-don-porcella/
Here is a Blurb:
Thursday night opening receptions in the Chelsea Gallery District are always a lot of fun for art fans, but last night the hottest exhibit on the Westside was Xavier Lockett and Don Porcella’s Dual Pipe Cleaner Art Exhibit atOzaneaux Artspace. This exhibit has an excellent back-story.
OZANEAUX ART SPACE is very proud and excited to host this exhibition for Xavier Lockett, a young man struggling with a life threatening illness--when granted a wish by the make-a-wish foundation choice to meet and work along side a professional "pipe-cleaner-artist", Don Porcella.Taking it a step further, OZANEAUX ARTSPACE will host an exhibition of Xavier's artwork and Collaborations with Porcella, a long side Porcella's artwork--to give Xavier Lockett the FULL NY Artist experience. Please mark your calendar and join us in the celebration. 10/3/2013, 6-8pm (see details below)
Left: Xavier Lockett and his work, Right: Don Porcella and his work
Thursday, October 3, 2013
@ OZANEAUX Art Space
Xavier Lockett is 18-years old and lives in Central Florida. Xavier has been diagnosed with a life-threatening medical condition that has placed his life in jeopardy, and he is currently recovering from a kidney transplant. He has always wanted to dedicate his life to being a professional artist working with pipe cleaners but never believed he would be able to live out his dream. Was it even possible to be a professional pipe cleaner artist? That was when he came across the artwork of Don Porcella. While working with Make-A-Wish Foundation, Xavier came across Porcella’s work and his eyes and attitude immediately brightened. It then became Xavier’s one true wish to meet Don Porcella.
Make-A-Wish contacted Porcella and asked him to write a letter of encouragement to Xavier while recovering from surgery, giving him tips on how to become a professional artist. Porcella offered instead to have Xavier fly to his studio in New York City and work alongside him, teaching Xavier his techniques and processes and awakening Xavier’s imagination and opening him up to new possibilities. This work created together will be exhibited at a one-night only exhibition at Ozaneaux Artspace, an alternative venue in Chelsea dedicated to supporting emerging artists and championing social change. Xavier’s work will be for sale and 100% of the proceeds will go directly to Xavier. The opening will take place on Thursday, October 3rd from 6:00-8:00pm at Ozaneaux Artspace, 515 W. 20th Street, #5E, NYC.
We invite you to join Big Deal Arts and Make-A-Wish Foundation in making Xavier’s dreams come true. Let’s make this a truly unforgettable experience for Xavier and make him the biggest art star in New York City for a day!
For more information on this unique project, please contact Ginger Shulick at firstname.lastname@example.org.