Monday, November 25, 2013

The Artist Will Be Present....

Jean Lebreton will be present 
at OZANEAUX ArtSpace 

4-7pm on the following Days:

November 25, November 26, November 27
December 5, December 6

Come on over and meet the man behind the Encaustic!

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Art & Harvest: Jean Lebreton Solo Exhibition + Beaujolais Nouveau

Ladies and Gentleman,

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.

515 West 20th Street, #5E
New York, NY 10011

Thank You, 
Nikki Schiro & Frederic Ozaneaux

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Friday, October 4, 2013

James Kalm review on Xavier's show!

Thanks for stopping in James! 

"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."

Review on Xavier Lockett Exhibition

Thanks Gail!

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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.
Xavier and Sculpture

Xavier and one of his Pipe Cleaner Sculptures

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Sunday, September 8, 2013

Make-A-Wish Foundation and Big Deal Arts present Xavier Lockett with Don Porcella at Ozaneaux Artspace

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

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Up Next: Seeing with Closed Eyes, Photographs and Installations by Jessica Rosen

Coming this July to OZANEAUX Artspace:

Jessica Rosen is an American artist based in Sao Paulo, Brazil. She has a BFA in Photography from Hunter College and an MFA in Photography from California College of the Arts. Her work has been exhibited in the USA, Europe and South America. Rosen held Artistic Residence at Fundacao Armando Alvares Penteado, Sao Paulo. She is a regular contributor for magazines like Brazilian Elle and Vogue and her book Cambodian Dreams, about telepathic dreaming, was recently shown at the 2013 conference for the International Association for the Study of Dreams. 

More of Rosen’s work can be seen at:

Monday, March 11, 2013

PHOTOS: The best of Fountain Art Fair 2013 – a showcase for NYC emerging artists

tART Collective mentioned twice:

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PHOTOS: The best of Fountain Art Fair 2013 – a showcase for NYC emerging artists

#3. A Future Filled with DIY Breast Implants

Did you ever think about getting a nose job as a kid, but couldn’t afford one? In the future, children may be able to take matters into their own hands with DIY plastic surgery. Artist Nikki Schiro envisions a time when even breast implants are “do it at home” procedures.
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Schiro takes the ‘ladies night out’ concept ten steps further by painting groups of women performing surgeries on one another. The depictions of semi-nude women are often quite explicit and draw spectators (especially men) to the work, the artist noted on Friday, but the issues she explores are ones that women can relate to: body insecurity, the promotion of plastic surgery to ‘improve self esteem’ and the rising popularity of these procedures. Schiro is a member of the tART Collective, a group of female artists founded in 2004 that organizes studio visits, stages fundraisers and provides resources for members who need help with their exhibits.

#10. An End to Green Spaces, Water and All That Good Stuff

Buying a home is a rite of passage for many Americans. But have you thought about who actually owns the natural resources on that land, like the precious water supply? It’s a question that New York artist Kathleen Vance explores in her series Traveling Landscapes, in which natural and artificial landscapes are created in partially opened containers like steamer trunks or cosmetic cases. Vance was inspired by her own experience growing up in Maryland, where her family had a farm and the water table was in jeopardy. The whole concept of owning land and natural resources is something of a contradiction, she explained at the Fountain Art Fair on Friday; “you can’t take it with you, [so] it’s not yours.”
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Wednesday, February 13, 2013

tART Collective @ Fountain Art Fair, Curated by Krista Saunders--Armory Week 2013

The tART Collective @ Fountain Art Fair, Armory Week
tART Collective's Booth will be Curated by Krista Saunders
Booth # TBA

March 8-10, 2013
69th Regiment Armory, Lexington Ave @25th St NYC

Featured Artists: 
Julia Whitney Barnes, Kathleen Vance, Petra Valentova
Nikki Schiro, Jess Levey, Katherine Keltner,  Elsie Kagen and Anna Lise Jensen

The booth will also include flatfiles from a greater range of members.*
tART Collective is a contemporary feminist artist collective in New York City.

Friends Helping Friends, Boobs in a Box. "Do it Yourself" Series, 2012-13

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Collectively Assembled: 28 Visits, One Show; 9th Annual tART Exhibition, Curated by Yulia Tikhonova

Collectively Assembled: 28 Visits, One Show

9th Annual tART Exhibition, Curated by Yulia Tikhonova
January 26 – March 16, 2013
Opening Reception, Saturday January 26, 5-7pm

Participating artists:
damali abrams, Liz Ainslie, Julia Whitney Barnes, Suzanne Bennett, Suzanne Broughel, Monica Carrier, Sydney Chastain-Chapman, Ann deVere, Georgia Elrod, MaDora Frey, Rachael Gorchov, Clarity Haynes, Anna Lise Jensen, Elsie Kagan, Katherine Keltner, Katerina Lanfranco, Jess Levey, Jodie Lyn-Kee-Chow, Sandra Mack-Valencia, Deborah Pohl, Asya Reznikov, Susan Ross, Carrie Rubinstein, Nikki Schiro, Yasmin Spiro, Melissa Staiger, Aya Uekawa, Petra Valentova

Collectively Assembled: 28 Visits, One Show is rooted in the origins of tART: the studio-visit, and draws from the idea of the Surrealist game Exquisite Corpse. The studio visit was the original building block of tART and remains as an integral part of the collective. It acts as key to the communication, success and productivity of tART and our members. In the game Exquisite Corpse, a folded piece of paper is passed artist to artist for each to draw on, then fold and cover their work, and pass to the next artist. Unfolding the paper at the end reveals an unforeseen composition or Exquisite Corpse. Collectively Assembled is constructed in a similar manner to the game in which each creative decision sequentially influences the next.

Over one year, a chain of scheduled studio visits builds the exhibition. One member visits another’s studio and selects work for the show. The receiving member then interprets what she feels is central to her selected work. With that concept in mind, she goes on to visit another member’s studio to select work. The process continues until it circles through every member. The resulting exhibition features not only each member’s work, but also each member’s interpretation and response to another member’s choice of work, thus creating a gestalt – the show itself.

We have tracked the process via a blog, Each visiting member posts her selection and explains her selection process. The blog will complement the final show, giving the viewer intimate engagement with the process of creating the show. Consideration of the subjectivity of curating is witnessed through the roles of personal and collegial dynamics within the collective.
The final installation is overseen by visiting curator, Yulia Tikhonova, who will contribute to the aesthetic presentation of the show. This will be the final unfolding, the visiting curator’s presentation of the body of work selected from the studio visits.

tART Collective is a contemporary feminist artist collective in New York City. Members maintain their individual art practices and are committed to maintaining a close community through post-graduate studio visits and to offering support through the sharing of ideas, information and resources. In addition to an annual group exhibition, the collective also produces Zines, engages in collaborations and presents workshops and discussions. Recently, tART Collective has exhibited at the Verge Art Fair Miami Beach, and members have participated in the TINA B. Contemporary Art Festival in Prague and presented on the collective at the CAA conference in New York and at the Open Engagement conference in Portland.

Yulia Tikhonova is a Moscow-born, Brooklyn-based curator. A graduate of CCS, Bard College, she is the founder of the Brooklyn House of Kulture, a grass-roots, experimental curatorial model created to promote public awareness and practices that strengthen culture's central role in civic life.
Arts@Renaissance is an innovative 4,500 square foot arts space in the restored outpatient building of the Greenpoint Hospital that serves as a bridge between North Brooklyn’s vibrant long-term communities and the area’s emerging creative population through the development of new multi-disciplinary work, residencies, workshops, and collaborative neighborhood art projects.
St. Nicks Alliance is a nonprofit, nonsectarian community-based organization founded in 1975 with a mission to serve as a catalyst to improve the quality of life of Williamsburg-Greenpoint residents by addressing economic, educational, health, housing and social needs while preserving the vibrant and diverse character of the entire community, particularly for low- and moderate-income residents.
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