The SaveArtSpace x ConArtist selected artists are Cristian Pietrapiana, Rivers Liu, and Sarbani Ghosh. Their art will be exhibited on advertisement space starting September 17 in New York City, and the original artwork will be exhibited at Con Artist Collective, from September 25 - 28 with an artist reception on September 26, 2018 from 7p-11p.
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Goodie and Ivana are both currently completing an artist residency at CON Artist Collective, in the Lower East Side, New York. They are showcasing their work in a group show opening on the 25th of July at CON Artist Gallery, alongside other artists participating in the residency. Goodie is an Australian artist who has recently moved to the USA. She has curated a number of projects, including the recent ‘Intermission’ exhibition in Melbourne. Ivana is a visual artist from Spain living in New York. She is also co-curating an upcoming show ‘Fever’ at The Plaxall Gallery in Long Island City.
On view at 176 McGuinness Blvd. Brooklyn, NY.
Originally from Buenos Aires, Cristian Pietrapiana lives and works in New York City. His work explores the vulnerability of human nature as well as personal landscapes. Pietrapiana has been awarded with the Sheldon Berg Award (USA), was selected by the City of NY for a temporary mural, the LTA Program of the Guggenheim Museum, the Chashama Residency Program as well as the Space Residency in LIC. His work has been exhibited at Exit Art NY, AES Gallery NY, Local Project NY, The Queens Museum of Art NY and Centro Cultural Recoleta in Buenos Aires, among other venues. His work is part of the Pfizer Corporate Collection, Springfield Museum of Art and private collections. In 2017 he was selected for an outdoor installation in LIC, Queens as part of the DOT Art Program of the City of New York.
On view at 492 3rd Ave, Brooklyn, NY.
Rivers Liu is an artist, photographer, musician, and writer. Rivers is currently a freshman at Vassar College, originally from New York metro area. Rivers' work is informed by an affinity for the beauty in anonymity that is framed by their experiences growing up in and around New York City, in particular the Lower East Side and Brooklyn. They strive to capture both the parts and the whole of life in the city. Rivers has exhibited work at Teen Art Gallery and Con Artist Collective, the latter of which they were a summer resident in conjunction with receiving a generous grant from the Jeffrey Ahn Jr. Foundation to pursue their artistic intentions.
My art is heavily influenced by New York City, and particularly by its people and culture. Many would point to specific artists as inspirations, but I am less inspired by famous artists and more by the anonymity found in graffiti, jazz, and street scenes. These things, only truly comprehensible and experienceable in person, are much more powerful to me than the distance we find on screens and in galleries. Being not only a "painter" (ps. dislike these kinds of labels) but also a photographer, I spend my days searching for singular moments on familiar corners and people that can be captured in either analog film or can be eventually translated into a work of art. I'm struck by the deep power in the repetition I find around me despite the ongoings of a fast paced city that is constantly changing. A better way of putting it is that I'm trying to reconcile all the little pieces with the big ones - all of the details and recognizable motifs found in familiar faces on the same block, in subway ads, in the musicians that are recycled throughout street performers. Doing portraits, therefore, is important to me because I am painting/photographing not just people but the strong feelings I have for them - thus immortalizing people in my life, who are, though typically fleeting, always very important. Writing is important to me, too, and my longstanding obsession with reading + affection for postmodern literature and experimental theatre have greatly shaped my work and my life.
On view at 1066 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn, NY.
Sarbani Ghosh is an artist living and working in Brooklyn, New York. She earned her BFA in Graphic Design from the University of Miami, and earned her MFA in Painting and Drawing from Pratt Institute, in Brooklyn. She has exhibited at SELECT Fair at both Art Basel Miami and FRIEZE New York, Gallery Sensei, The Boiler | Pierogi, and in numerous group shows in both Miami and New York City.
Artist statement: I am fascinated with the intersections of science, mythology, and astronomy. I chase glimpses of cosmic power, wondering at the infinite expansion of the universe and man’s small part to play in the greater cosmic scheme. I depict meetings of humans with the unknown in a mystical realm. The tiny people I paint have an eternal curiosity for the celestial and supernatural.