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April 2009

Charlene Weisler At The Kevin Barry Gallery - Solo Show

My latest solo show of my Urban Montage photographs is currently at the Kevin Barry Gallery located at 25 Victory Blvd in Staten Island, New York City.

The show runs from April 16-June 11, 2009.

This past Thursday night, April 16, was the opening night reception. The party drew close to 90 art enthusiasts who drank, ate and helped tag the entry wall. A special thanks to Kamillah Hanks, Executive Director of the Downtown Staten Island Council, who curated the show with enthusiasm and expertise and to Kevin Barry, whose eponymous gallery is a great space to showcase art.

Check out the Flickr photos of the event.

Here is a video of the opening night. I was not able to get everyone - my apologies to those who are not in the video - but you can see that a good time was had by all.

If you missed opening night, please stop by the gallery in the next few weeks. It is about 4 blocks from the Staten Island ferry terminal - along Bay Street to Victory Blvd.

The opening was announced in Time Out New York Magazine which ran a full page article in this week's edition: And here is the link to the article on their website which also has 20 of my photographs in a slide gallery.

Street Art Recognized in France

Okay, I am just cutting and pasting this short blurb in today's New York Times. Recognition for the street artists at last!

March 30, 2009 Arts, Briefly Toasting Graffiti Artists

Compiled by LARRY ROHTER

It’s not quite the same as having one of your paintings in the Louvre, but a French exhibition, above, is enhancing the international recognition of graffiti artists. Among those honored in the show, called “Tag,” at the Grand Palais in Paris, are four New York pioneers who have been active since the 1970s: Toxic, Quik, Seen and Rammellzee, the last of whom showed up for an opening event in a Darth Vader-style mask.

The exhibition, which runs through April 26, was commissioned and organized by Alain-Dominique Gallizia, a French architect who became interested in graffiti as an art form when he encountered examples of it at his work sites. Some 150 graffiti artists prepared works for display in the show; most are from the United States or France, but countries including Australia, Brazil, Chile and Japan are also represented.