Amy Shapiro: “This Mess Is A Place” Opening Recap

Thanks so much to everyone who came out to Amy’s opening reception on Tuesday! Great fun was had by all over drinks, art, and conversation. Works will be available for purchase at bobgallery.bigcartel.com until mid-December. If you missed the opening, do head on over to bOb bar sometime this month to see her work in person! For now, here are some highlights:

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Wild Thing: Artwork by Sharon de la Cruz AKA Miss 163

WILD THING
Sharon de la Cruz aka MS163

Opening Reception: July 3rd, 7pm
Exhibition open for viewing: July 3rd –August 11th, 2013

Curated by Eileen Quaranto

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bOb Bar is pleased to present Wild Thing, an exhibition of work by graffiti artist MS163. Please join us for an opening reception on Wednesday, July 3rd to meet the artist and celebrate her work.

In MS163’s series Wild Thing, the fictional yet familiar character “Max” from Where the Wild Things Are (1963) performs the role of the iconic Ruby Bridges—a crucial player in the civil rights movement and desegregation in 1960s New Orleans. On the one hand, MS163 celebrates the centrality of women of color in national sociopolitical movements; on the other, she begs the spectator to consider how women of color are used by these same movements. Wild Thing asks: how was Ruby, at 6 years old, deployed as a symbol of femininity, fragility, and respectability for the betterment of the African American community?

Sharon Lee De La Cruz is a prolific artist and activist in New York City. She earned a BFA from The Cooper Union, is a Fulbright scholar, and is now an MA candidate in NYU’s ITP program. She has shown in numerous venues throughout the New York metropolitan area, notably during Armory Week 2012 at the Bronx River Arts Center. She has been awarded residencies at Wonder Women and 365 Days of Print. Additionally, De La Cruz has designed a limited edition perfume bottle for Calvin Klein’s CK One Shock Street Edition For Her.

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RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/528173020553056/

For more information, please contact the curator at eileenmq@gmail.com

Exterior Decorating with Mike See: Beautifying New York City’s Walls and Open Spaces

Exterior Decorating with Mike See:
Beautifying New York City’s Walls and Open Spaces

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curated by Eileen Quaranto

Opening Reception March 6th, 2013 at 7pm
Exhibition open for viewing: March 3rd –April 14th, 2013

bOb Bar is pleased to present Exterior Decorating with Mike See, a solo exhibition of work by Brooklyn-based visual artist Mike See. Please join us on Wednesday, March 6th from 7:00PM to 10:00PM to meet the artist and celebrate his work.

Prompted by a desire to aestheticize New York’s public space, Mike See’s street art is both whimsical and socially motivated.  The artist’s solo exhibition is a presentation of his work in the street alongside his studio works. Offering us a glance at New York City’s streets through his own eyes in this indoor exhibition, Mike See strives to bridge the gap between interior and exterior art.

Mike See is a visual artist based out of Brooklyn. His work has included religious and pop iconography, beasts of the wild, and conscious propaganda. He is currently working on a multi-dimensional performance installation featuring Sara Mearns, principal dancer with the New York City Ballet, and renowned cellist Wade Davis of the Peabody Institute.

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For more information, please contact the curator at eileen.quaranto@stonybrook.edu

Organic Intellectual: A Farbeon Photography Exhibition

Organic Intellectual: A Farbeon Photography Exhibition

curated by Jessica N. Pabón

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bOb presents

Organic Intellectual: A Farbeon Photography Exhibition

Sales Benefitting The BronxBerlinConnection

Opening Wednesday, November 14, 2012 – 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!!!!  After a limited run earlier this fall, bOb is proud to present Organic Intellectual: A Farbeon Photography Exhibition…

Hip Hop is not dead.  Hip Hop has never been dead.  Hip Hop will continue to live as long as artists, community organizers and fans—both young and old—take charge of defining and documenting the culture they love so dearly.  This photo exhibition is an attempt to prioritize the voice of the Organic Intellectual: the expert from the community, who far too often is ignored in favor of the traditional academic, philosopher or journalist.  Who better to ask about Hip Hop’s power and potential than the B-Girl in the cipher, the emcee in the recording studio or the DJ in mid-mix?  The photos in this exhibition document Hip Hop in its most intimate and creative spaces.  The photos in this exhibition are an ode to Hip Hop’s global pioneers, practitioners and aficionados alike.  Together we are Hip Hop!  Together we can use this culture to resist and change the status quo!  Together we can rock the planet!

·      Featuring live performances by members of the BronxBerlinConnection—Hip Hop artists from NYC and Berlin!

For more information, contact: Farbeon, Farbeon@Reeducate.org, 646-552-9424

 

Sales from this exhibition go to the BronxBerlinConnectin, a year-round cross cultural exchange program that uses Hip Hop to engage young people from both NYC and Berlin, Germany. Using the same beats, common lyrical themes and different languages on two separate continents this program helps young people explore and express the unique experiences of urban youth around the world, the critical challenges they face and the solutions necessary to enact change in their communities.  For more information please visit www.reeducate.org.