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“PURPLE”- October 19, 2012 from 6-9pm at Causey Contemporary Gallery

Posted in Exhibitions, NYC Events, Younity Artists, Younity Events on September 6, 2012 by theyounity

Eleven Female Artists take over Causey Contemporary Gallery in an exhibition exploring the color Purple

August 2012, Brooklyn, NY — This autumn, eleven female contemporary artists will explore Purple  as a color, word and psychological context in a freestyle exhibition where medium, formal strategies and process intersect to create original content.
 
Purple will be on view at Causey Contemporary Gallery, 92 Wythe Avenue in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, from October 19 – November 18, 2012, with an opening reception from 6pm – 9pm on Friday, October 19th. This exhibition is produced by YOUNITY, an international collective of urban female visual artists, designers and craftswomen. The collective collaborates on creative projects, resource networks, mentoring of youth, community building, and the production of art exhibitions that promote women in the arts.
 
Curated by Diana McClure and YOUNITY co-founder Alice Mizrachi, this exhibition features a group of internationally recognizable street, mural, urban and contemporary artists from across the United States and abroad including: Alice Mizrachi, Diana McClure, Gilf!, Lady Pink, Lichiban, Miss Van, Olek, Priscila De Carvalho, Queen Andrea, Ritzy Periwinkle, and Sofia Maldonado.
 
From electric purple, Tyrian purple and Han purple, to purple prose, purple patches and human color psychology, the color purple has been tapped by the musician Prince, the author Alice Walker, the French art publication Purple Journal, and the ancient world, to convey a certain psychological vibration, spiritual energy or visual message.  In this exhibition, each artists’ interpretation of purple aims to unlock new readings on the visceral, intellectual, conceptual, spiritual and pleasurable aspects of the color purple.
 
For further information about Purple or the artists involved, contact the CauseyContemporary Gallery, 718 218 8939 or info@causeycontemporary.com

 

AM & Chevy Sonic Urban Art Project

Posted in NYC Events, Street Art, Younity Artists on December 10, 2011 by theyounity

A few weeks ago I worked on this amazing #urbanart project for @Chevylife painting a brand new Chevy #Sonic. I was teamed up with  Zoo York Pro Skaters Rodney Torres and Eli Reed for a collaborative project showcasing art and skate culture. With inspiration from Rodney and Eli, I created a cityscape wrapped around the car with Flushing Meadows Unisphere in Queens on the hood. The project was so much fun gave me the opportunity to rock out on a new surface. The crew I worked with were real cool and I got to vibe out and enjoy the process.

Check out the flicks and footage below.

Part 1

Part 2

Thanks to Christian Driggs and the whole Big Fuel team for doing such a great job!!!!

Flushing Meadows Corona Park- Shooting Rodney & Eli talk about Maloof Skate Park.

Eli Reed talking about his experiences as a skater.

Rodney Torres sharing his passion for skating and what building Maloof Park was like for him.

Ready to get down on the car! Got all the inspiration from the prior day at Maloof Park and my research. These cans definitely got me siked when I walked into the studio ready to paint- they were color organized:)

Eli Reed and Rodney Torres after revealing the car to them.

A detail of one of the messages hidden in the cityscape.

For my concept I decided to go with the idea of Rodney and Eli’s experiences with Maloof Park. I wanted to incorporate life living in the city but still showing the borough both me and Rodney come from- Queens. Since we were in the park when it was raining I wanted to include the elements we deal with in NYC.  I was super inspired by the fall colors in the rain. I added that to the design of the car by including warm fall colors. One side of the car had a sun suggesting daytime while the other side showed a moon suggesting night. I also added seasonal shifts into the design- the hood shows a warmer summer/ spring season, the sides show the fall and the gradient with white to the rear of the car suggests a cooler climate- Winter. Surrounded by all these elements we still manage to do what we love, in my case make art and in their case skateboard. The elements challenge us to become better and more passionate about what we do.

It feels so good to be inspired by the smallest things in life- friends, seasons, life experiences; and to be able to share these things in my art with the world is a real dream come true!

LADY PINK: “EVOLUTION” 11.5.11; 6-8pm

Posted in Younity Artists on November 4, 2011 by theyounity

Lady Pink – Evolution
November 5 – December 30, 2011

Lady Pink is the first woman in graffiti based art. In her current solo exhibition “Evolution,” Lady Pink re-masters work she once created as public murals. Lady Pink muses on old lettering outlines which have evolved from three decades of writing. To the cultured eye, Lady Pink’s street tag can be identified from the period in which it was deliberately constructed. The colorful POP- surreal canvases today, have her trademark name interwoven throughout the elaborate image, as if to authenticate her mark in art history. Lady Pink’s unique personal vision has been communicated throughout her evolution from subway writer to fine artist.

Sandra Fabara, aka, Lady Pink, was born in Ecuador in 1964, raised in Queens, New York, and studied at the High School of Art & Design in Manhattan. While a student there, she met a group of graffiti artists and began writing at age fifteen. She was soon well known as the only prominent female capable of competing with the boys in the graffiti subculture. Lady Pink painted subway trains from the years 1979-1985. She appeared in theaters in the starring role of Rose in Charlie Ahearn’s 1983 film Wild Style and quickly acquired hip-hop, cult figure status. That same year, Lady Pink was featured in the landmark Graffiti exhibition at the West 57th Street Sidney Janis Gallery where she met the elite collectors of the artworld.

Lady Pink’s canvases are in the permanent collections of the Whitney Museum, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Brooklyn Museum, New York and the Groningen Museum, Holland. They were featured in the major exhibitions “Art in the Streets” at the LA MOCA and “Graffiti” at the Brooklyn Museum. Lady Pink continues to mature as an artist, selling work internationally and producing ambitious murals commissioned for universities, corporations and institutions. This year, Pink’s art has also been seen on television commercials for the search engine BING.

Woodward Gallery
133 Eldridge Street
New York, NY 10002

Hours of Operation:
Tuesday-Saturday: 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sunday: 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
and by appointment
Directions: Woodward Gallery is located on Manhattan’s Lower East Side between Broome and Delancey Streets
Subways: Take the B or D to Grand St or the F, J, M, or Z to Delancey/Essex Bus: M15 to the corner of Allen and Delancey

“Women Innovators in Art & Agriculture” PANEL DISCUSSION-11.12.11 at 3pm

Posted in Community, Younity Artists, Younity Events on October 23, 2011 by theyounity

YOUNITY is hosting a panel discussion on “Women Innovators in Art & Agriculture”. Come check it out!

Please see flier below for more info:

Women Innovators in Art & Agriculture
Saturday, November 12, 2011 3 p.m.
Heimbold Visual Arts Center
Sarah Lawrence College
Kimball Avenue, Yonkers 10708 (Bronxville P.O.)

In conjunction with the art exhibition GODDESShood: Our land is our jewel, on view at the Yonkers Public Library from September 10 – December 4, 2011, the Younity female urban art collective and Sarah Lawrence College present a roundtable discussion on art as a social change agent and its relationship to sustainable agriculture and development. Panelists will contribute and exchange knowledge on current trends in seed exchanges, permaculture, issues in small to medium scale farming, urban agriculture, and artist driven sustainable development projects.

Panelists:
Alice Mizrachi, Artist / Co-founder, Younity Arts, Queens, NY
Co-curator GODDESShood: Our land is our jewel
Elissa Blount Moorhead, Vice Director / Director of Design, Programming and Exhibitions, Weeksville Heritage Center, Brooklyn, New York
Molly Meehan, CAES Community Outreach and Education Coordinator, Accokeek Foundation and Community Farm, Accokeek, Maryland
Founder, Centro Ashe, Washington DC / Costa Rica
Moderator:
Diana McClure, Artist/Curator/Writer/Editor, Brooklyn, NY
Co-curator GODDESShood: Our land is our jewel

For directions and parking information please visit: http://www.slc.edu/directions

YOUNITY Panel Discussion(new)

Younity GODDESShood Exhibition Video Sneak Peak

Posted in Community, Exhibitions, News, NYC Events, Uncategorized, Videos, Younity Artists, Younity Events on October 7, 2011 by theyounity

Catch a glimpse of the latest project!


On view through December 4th at the Yonkers Riverfront Public Library.

Special thanks to our friends from Paris — Elise + Cristo — who produced the video.

YOUNITY “GODDESShood” recap

Posted in Exhibitions, Younity Artists, Younity Events on September 23, 2011 by theyounity

SO it’s taken me a week to recover from all my recent shows, but I’m back and ready to rock the next few gigs. Below are some pics from the YOUNITY exhibition in Yonkers. If you didn’t get a chance to go to the opening it’s a stellar show that showcases female urban artists in a sophisticated installation. The neighborhood is beautiful and you can chill by the water and eat lunch at Hudson Cafe after visiting the gallery!

The curators- Diana McClure and Alice Mizrachi

Thanks to Cristobal Diaz for filming the event- video coming soon!

Thanks to Susan Kart for bringing her Sarah Lawrence students and working hard to bring YOUNITY programming to Yonkers!

Thanks to Stephen Force from Yonkers Public Library for supporting our mission and bringing Younity to Yonkers Public Library! Thanks to Yvette for handling PR- love u sweets!

Bringing peoples together with similar life goals feels good- George, Leiann and Jess came thru to support:)

Ok its time to leave- thanks to the crew who really made it happen!

Enjoying the sun after the opening outside on the library steps. RiverFest (block party) was going on during our event so we had to check it out…

Then we went to the Hudson Cafe to get some celebratory drink and food. So nice to eat by the water- it felt like we took a vacation.

Eva, Diana and Clive… lol fun times!

Beautiful sunsets- an excellent way to end a great event!

Thanks to Diana McClure, Marthalicia Matarrita, LMNOP, Swoon, Sofia Maldonado, Krista Franklin, Lady Alezia, Lichiban, Faith 47, Yvette Devito, Samia Grand Pierre, Susan Kart, Stephen Force, Susan Thaler, Marko Jokic, Cristobal Diaz and Elise Herszkowicz  for contributing to the production of this exhibition.

Look out for the rest of YOUNITY’s “GODDESShood” programming this fall including a panel discussion at Sarah Lawrence College and a mural in a local Yonkers high school.

Make sure to sign our guest book when you come see the show!

YOUNITY presents “GODDESShood, our land is our jewel” 9.10.11 Yonkers Riverfront Public Library

Posted in Exhibitions, Younity Artists, Younity Events, Younity Workshops on August 30, 2011 by theyounity
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Female Urban Art Collective YOUNITY Presents Exhibition Exploring the Themes

Mother Earth, The Hood, and Sustainable Agriculture in conjunction with

The Yonkers Riverfront Public Library and Sarah Lawrence College


lmnop, Ayiti (detail), mixed media, 2011, approx. 5ft x 2ft

Queens, NY (August 15, 2011)— All female urban art collective, YOUNITY, presents GODDESShood: Our land is our jewel, an art exhibition that will feature 10 artists in conversation with the themes mother earth, the hood and sustainable farming. Opening on Saturday, September 10, from 2pm – 5pm at the Yonkers Riverfront Public Library, during the annual Yonkers Riverfest event, the project utilizes urban art as a platform for visual discourse on sustainable agriculture, food systems, food justice, and mother earth, and closes on Sunday, December 4th, 2011. Additional programming in the City of Yonkers and at Sarah Lawrence College will take place throughout fall 2011, including youth workshops and a panel discussion.

All of the artists in the exhibition, Lichiban, Swoon, Sofia Maldonado, Krista Franklin, Marthalicia, Diana McClure, Faith 47, lmnop, Lady Alezia, and Alice Mizrachi, engage with the theme mother earth or nature, and related concepts, both directly and indirectly in their individual artistic practices. In the context of this exhibition the artists were asked to utilize the idea of the hood as a metaphor for not only local neighborhoods and urban culture, but also land, nature and the natural environment at large.  And, finally, the genesis and inspiration for the exhibition stems from the curators’ discovery of La Via Campesina (The International Peasant Movement) and an intense global movement for land and agricultural rights taking place below the radar.

Krista Franklin, Naomi in the Okra Patch, collage and inclusions in handmade paper 17 1/5″ x 11 1/2″

In the YOUNITY tradition, GODDESShood: Our land is our jewel will include painting, murals, photography, and stencils, as well as video and sculptural objects. The exhibition picks up where YOUNITY’s last exhibition FRESHER!, which addressed consumerism, environmentalism, health, and renewable energy, left off in the fall of 2009. Co-curator Diana McClure says, “With the GODDESShood: Our land is our jewel exhibition we wanted to use the YOUNITY platform as a tool for social change and disseminator of information by bringing visibility to a battle being fought by peasants, small and medium-size farmers, landless people, women farmers, indigenous people, migrants and agricultural workers from around the world.  A battle that seems to get lost in mainstream media’s disregard for the economic politics of green living.” With the success of YOUNITY’s premiere exhibit in 2007, The C R O S S O V E R, the second annual Heart and Soul show and book publication in 2008, and FRESHER! in 2009, YOUNITY has become one of the most sought after all-female collectives to date. Co-curator and YOUNITY co-founder Alice Mizrachi says, “After 3 years of annual exhibitions, wall productions, youth workshops, etc. The core YOUNITY production team decided to take a year off in 2010 to explore new ideas and individual creative pursuits.  During that time we’ve all developed and hope to use our growing cultural capital to continue to support female urban artists and address social issues as individuals and a collective.”

For more information on  public programming in conjunction with the GODDESShood: Our land is our jewel exhibition,  including youth workshops led by Co-Curator/Arts Educator Alice Mizrachi for Yonkers youth, and a panel discussion moderated by Co-Curator Diana McClure at Sarah Lawrence College, visit www.theyounity.com.

About YOUNITY: artists Alice Mizrachi and TOOFLY founded YOUNITY in New York City in 2007.  After spending many years involved in the art world, it became evident that urban contemporary women artists did not have a properly organized forum through which to disseminate ideas and showcase work to their contemporaries and the public at large.  The confines of galleries were too rigid and staid and the ‘white cube’ did not lend much room for personal expression and individual style.  So, Alice and TOOFLY decided to: 1) create a place where females could tell their stories in more universal, down-to-earth voices; 2) build a stable community in which they could teach the next generation of women the process of curating exhibitions and successfully spreading artistic ideas; and, 3) allow members to explore their own flavor while retaining their identity within the context of a collective body. YOUNITY is also committed to the documentation and archiving of itself as a community of unique, autonomous participants through exhibitions, new media and publishing.