June Global Projects 2013

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Globalization creates unexpected relationships and contrasts in contemporary art. This series focuses on the significance of exhibiting a variety of works in a pluralistic art world. Inspired by salon-style hanging, most commonly attributed to the Salon de Paris held during the 18th and 19th centuries; Broadway Gallery NYC continues this legacy with a contemporary and fresh outlook. Following a trend of previous exhibitions at Broadway Gallery NYC, this show pays tribute to the format of a salon hanging. It is a tradition that awakens contemporary culture to a dynamic collective consciousness.

A few notable themes in this exhibit that cross cultures are romanticism, spirituality, and humanity. Part of an ongoing series, Artists at Home and Abroad reaches out to the diverse community of New York. In addition to the exhibition on display at Broadway Gallery NYC, are several concurrent Internet projects, and a print catalog. Furthermore, this exhibit offers writers and viewers an exciting opportunity to submit essays and comments on the nature and significance of biennials, fairs and public exposure for new and emerging artists.

This exhibit uses the space as another medium altogether; incorporating the maximum floor-to-ceiling gallery space activates the wall with art works in various media by artists, each of whom offer a unique perspective to the show. These artists have transformed the gallery walls into a compendium of generational takes on figuration, portraiture, and abstraction.

Visitors will be surprised to see the stunning results. The speed of interactions via new media allows for global artistic conversations previously unheard before. In an attempt to integrate the numerous artistic languages, this exhibit was installed in a unique format. Two long parallel walls have been carefully installed to create dialogue in the spatial order. Artists at Home and Abroad allows the viewer access to some of the past and current pivotal artistic ideas while introducing newer talent, to generate fresh creative energy through unexpected juxtapositions.

June 12-28, 2013
Opening reception: June 13, 6-8pm

Claudia Luthi
Bente Helmersen
Martin Pawera
Yuria Okamura
Jun Ahn
Jose De Olio
Julian Hibbard
Julio Gamboa
Matthew Paquette
Niv Rozenberg
Jessica Donnellan
Andrea Garcia

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Francesco Siclari: Solo Show

Broadway Gallery
May 23 – June 5, 2013
Reception: May 23th from 6pm to 8pm

Soho’s Broadway Gallery is getting romantic this spring. Francesco Siclari will
be having a solo show from May 23rd to June 5th with a reception from 6pm to
8pm on May 23, 2013. If you’ve never had to opportunity to travel to Italy, this
might be your chance to drink in the serenity of its landscape and culture without
the plane ticket. With a wide range of subjects, Siclari presents paintings of
landscapes, cities, boats, and people . History meets emotion. Tradition means
originality. Canvas meets life.

Francesco Siclari has been painting and showing art internationally since the
1960s. Born in Campo Calabro on the tip of Italy’s boot, he first stepped towards
the world of painting due to his sheer infatuation with painting’s expression. As
a child, he would always draw due to the inaccessibility and expense of oil. His
aim has always been for the viewer to see the world in a way they have never
thought to see it. It was worth the sacrifice of patience while he continued his
family studies without asking for money for art supplies from his family. Then,
a birthday miracle from his brother, Dominic, came in the form of 10,000 lire.
Finally, Siclair had oils to create with and he was able to dedicate his time to
working with the oils after his studies were complete. His brother pushed him
further and urged him to do shows once he saw the canvases adding up. We are
all very lucky that he took his brother’s sound advice.

Broadway Gallery has the pleasure of exhibiting some of Siclari’s best pieces.
Oil paintings such as Canal Grande – Venezia (1985), La Poesia del Silenzio
– Phuket (1994), Nudo nel Blu (1988), Positano (2002) and Quiete ai Murazzi
(1988) will all be shown. Everyday subjects are suddenly not so ordinary.
His technique of using glistening color and thin, see-through glazes take the
moments he captures and adds romance and omnipresence. He adds emotion
to each piece through bold imagery and an originality that is all his own. For
example, in Canal Grande – Venezia, the viewer watches as a gondolier is about
to take off down the canal. The depth of the water’s murky blue works with the
cities horizon line off in the distance, while the lighting created the glazed oil paint
enchants and mesmerizes. He uses a geometric border that becomes lighters as
it moves toward the center of the piece and allows for a moment that is not only
emotional, but also pensive.

Mark your calendars for this optical delight into Italy through Siclari’s brush. Gaze
into the silences. Question yourself as you find nuances within tradition and let
Siclari show you that emotion lives wherever you do.

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Global Projects: May 2013

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Dates: May 2-19
Opening Reception:
May 2, 6-8pm

Globalization creates unexpected relationships and contrasts in contemporary art. This series focuses on the significance of exhibiting a variety of works in a pluralistic art world. Inspired by salon-style hanging, most commonly attributed to the Salon de Paris held during the 18th and 19th centuries; Broadway Gallery NYC continues this legacy with a contemporary and fresh outlook. Following a trend of previous exhibitions at Broadway Gallery NYC, this show pays tribute to the format of a salon hanging. It is a tradition that awakens contemporary culture to a dynamic collective consciousness.

A few notable themes in this exhibit that cross cultures are romanticism, spirituality, and humanity. Part of an ongoing series, Artists at Home and Abroad reaches out to the diverse community of New York. In addition to the exhibition on display at Broadway Gallery NYC, are several concurrent Internet projects, and a print catalog. Furthermore, this exhibit offers writers and viewers an exciting opportunity to submit essays and comments on the nature and significance of biennials, fairs and public exposure for new and emerging artists.

This exhibit uses the space as another medium altogether; incorporating the maximum floor-to-ceiling gallery space activates the wall with art works in various media by artists, each of whom offer a unique perspective to the show. These artists have transformed the gallery walls into a compendium of generational takes on figuration, portraiture, and abstraction.

Visitors will be surprised to see the stunning results. The speed of interactions via new media allows for global artistic conversations previously unheard before. In an attempt to integrate the numerous artistic languages, this exhibit was installed in a unique format. Two long parallel walls have been carefully installed to create dialogue in the spatial order. Artists at Home and Abroad allows the viewer access to some of the past and current pivotal artistic ideas while introducing newer talent, to generate fresh creative energy through unexpected juxtapositions.

Anne Thorsby
Claudia Casaletti
Naydene Gonella
Leyla Munteanu
Mario Passarello
Ray Ciborowski
Didi Sea
Edine
Suelan
Marilyn Rondon
Darius Mlacki
Debbie Head
Nancy Rakoczy
Maria Jensen

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