Art Voyage will be hosting a curated International Art Exhibition in Manhattan, NY. The Crossing Borders exhibition will open tonight at the JMC Gallery on 9th Ave in the vibrant heart of Hell’s Kitchen neighbourhood, just west of Times Square. I’ve visited here a few times and my artwork showed here back in 2012 so it’s great that my art will be coming back to this lovely space. This time I’m sharing selected works from my New York Collection which was first seen in New York’s Couture Fashion Week last September.
The exhibition features 13 emerging and established global artists from Colombia, USA, Israel, Ukraine, Canada, Chile, and UK. On show will be a selection of our best art in a variety of media. The exhibition is sponsored by Colombia’s Canal 2 TV as well as Eurolatin TV.
Crossing Borders is collaborative project which has been made possible thanks to global networking and social media. With the technological age well and truly upon us it is no longer necessary for artists to meet in person to form long lasting alliances and to show their work. Here we have formed contemporary, and often collaborative, dialogues across borders which are not just geographic. Members of the Crossing Borders exhibition speak to each other almost daily to share our ideas and to support each other in our professional development. This symbiosis is as exciting as it is innovative and shows that there are no longer any political, geographical, or linguistic barriers when it comes to the world of art. As selected artists we seek different ways of self-expression and inspiration, yet as an exhibition we form a cohesive dialogue. Several of us have already shown work together in the past on the global stage so are aware of each other’s styles and rhythms.
Colombian Daniel Tejada uses the pen to build increasingly elaborate faces, abstracts, and landscapes which are synthesized to almost nothing. As they are deformed factions, characters, and landscapes become interwoven with the white canvas. His exquisite drawings will be alongside that of Esperanza Tielbaard, a multi-disciplinary Colombian fine artist now living in Baldwinsville, NY. She uses many modern materials as well as metallic acrylic paints to create her works. Vibrant golds produce fascinating contemporary visuals while also symbolizing the native peoples of Colombia’s past. I’ve worked with both of these amazing artists before and showed my work with them at Kaspikara in the Arts, Santiago de Cali, Colombia just before Christmas last year; and also at Syracuse Fashion Weekend, NY last October.
Meanwhile Ukrainians Viktoriya Zagladko and Denis Rize will be featuring intricate digital and mixed media artwork from their very own Pixelink Studios based in New York City. Also included are mixed-media works from Christine Allan (Canada) and Miss Garnica (Chile); digital photography from Eithen Eretz (Israel) and Owen Martin (UK); abstract acrylics from Barbara Leahy-Edwards (USA); and featured sculptures and artworks from Americans Michelle Fiore, Paulo Guimares, and Derek Lusche.
Crossing Borders runs until February 28th and is already proving to be a popular show with guests visiting from all over the world. If you’re in the area please do go along and have a look and let me know what you think of the show. Thanks to Esperanza and Viktoriya and everyone who has been supporting this exhibition. You’re awesome!