FIVE over SIXTY in the MODERN AGE
February 19 thru March 28
Curated by Marcos Dimas and Nitza Tufiño
It is a fact that an artist, regardless of their genre, never retires. Every day of life is another opportunity to create and enhance their craft. The distinguished eclectic artists featured in “Five Over Sixty” demonstrate their maturity in their art while also experimenting and welcoming new trends. The traditional can become modern utilizing different formats. The excitement is evident in the body of work presented. In art, as in life, “Age” ain’t nothing but a number.
Lola Sandino Stanton
Feb 18 thru Mar 29 2015
Jorge Mendoza Mendosimo
Eliezer Berrios has lived and worked in East Harlem all his life. Many in the community know him from his work in the Union Settlement’s Adult Education and After School programs. Attending the High School of Art & Design and Visual Arts, Eliezer Berrios has created numerous pieces of work in a variety of materials throughout the years. He’s exhibited in group shows at schools, colleges and various other events and is looking forward to his first one-man presentation of recent work, some of which is on view for “Five over Sixty”.
Mr. Berrios is currently working with pen and ink, pastels and water colors to depict city scenery, country landscapes, people in everyday routines and what he enjoys most, the southern coast of Puerto Rico alongside the Caribbean Sea. Contact: (646) 403-0102
Ademola Olugebefola is a noted contemporary artist whose work has been shown in hundreds of major exhibitions at American museums, cultural centers and universities here and abroad. His distinctive art and career references are noted in thousands of books, catalogs, periodicals, videos, media articles, journals, public and private archives and extensively noted on the internet and social media. His innovations in theatre scenic and graphic design has earned kudos from prominent directors, producers and playwrights Ed Bullins, Woodie King Jr, Passion, Robert MacBeth, Rudy Shaw, Joe Papp, Liz Van Dyke, Barbara Ann Teer, Voza Rivers and others over the years.
Contact: email@example.com (art-alive.com/ademola/)
Lola Sandino Stanton’s new body of work is a personal reflection on young Latinos– their struggles, needs and dreams. For 13 years she taught art in High Schools with very large Latino populations. Her experiences and observations have become a series of portraits that acknowledge the young people’s circumstances and efforts to move in positive directions both practically and spiritually. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org. (lolastantonart.com)
Vinnie Dark was born to Puerto Rican parents in New York’s Hell’s kitchen. Vincente Antonio Alonso began drawing at an early age. His two uncles Manobo Alonso and Anselmo Alonso inspired him to draw and copy images out of comic books and the Sunday News papers. During the 1960’s Vinnie began receiving recognition when he started to exhibit in group shows in the Bronx with over whelming success. His profound surrealistic and futuristic style conveys his special mood in his paintings that make him unique in his work today. contact: email@example.com