This project is an extension of my overarching street art painting activity within the "Spreading Love" initiative. Here, I combined my Iconographic works on the theme of Love, creating a multi-window invitation for all New Yorkers and visitors to enjoy themselves and feel the Love.
Art2Heart is a call to artists to bring optimism, healing, and love by painting compassion and unity onto boarded-up buildings, welcoming change.
A Summer of Sculpture at the Cathedral of Saint John the Divine
June 24th – September 10th, 2017
Greg Wyatt: The Peace Fountain & Animals of Freedom
This summer we celebrate Greg Wyatt’s iconic Peace Fountain by immersing the Cathedral in sculpture. It’s been over thirty years since The Very Reverend James Parks Morton, Dean, invited Wyatt to be one of the Cathedral’s earliest Artists in Residence. Discussions between the Dean, Wyatt and the Trustees resulted in the design, casting and installation of the Peace Fountain, which has become a focal point of the campus and an integral part of the Cathedral’s identity. As we anticipate the newness of the future, we honor the Peace Fountain to underscore what abides at the Cathedral: a profound commitment to the values of peace, inclusion, dignity, love, imagination, social justice and discovery.
National Sculpture Society: A Blessing of Animals
The National Sculpture Society presents A Blessing of Animals, a juried exhibition of monumental animal sculpture featuring the works of 26 this country’s leading animal sculptors. Highlights include an eight-and-a-half-foot tall Grizzly bear; a Babel-like tower of frogs; ravens conversing from fence posts; a stalking bobcat; and a group of animal friends engaged in the childhood favorite, “Ring Around the Rosie.” Whether made of bronze, stone, or steel, the animal sculptures embody the diversity of talent and imagination of the participating artists.
The Art Students League: Model to Monuments Retrospective
Since 2010, the Art Students League of New York's Model to Monument program has trained a diverse, international group of 50 League artists in the process of creating large-scale sculpture for outdoor public spaces under the guidance of Greg Wyatt. This retrospective exhibition highlights the accomplishment of these artists by showcasing three-dimensional sculpture maquettes, which represent the students’ original designs, placed next to pictures of the finished sculptures in Riverside Park South, where the sculpture is viewed by over 200,000 annual park visitors.
"The inaugural edition of CONTEXT New York will take place May 3 - 8, 2016 in Manhattan. The fair will join Art New York at Pier 94, located on the Hudson River at 12th Avenue at 55th Street. A VIP Private Preview will kick off art week in New York City on Tuesday, May 3, before Frieze's opening. CONTEXT New York and Art New York will be open to the general public, May 4 - 8. CONTEXT New York will provide collectors with a leading alternative fair to acquire important works of contemporary art. Like its hugely successful sister fair, CONTEXT Art Miami, which launched during Miami Art Week in 2012, CONTEXT New York’s open atmosphere will create meaningful dialogue between collectors, participating galleries, and artists. CONTEXT New York will provide the ultimate platform for both the veteran and unseasoned collector to enjoy and acquire mid-career, emergent and cutting-edge talent by sixty participating emerging and established galleries during one of the most important weeks for contemporary art in New York City."
ICON XXI series, selected as CONTEXT NY Work of the Day!
16 Panel - 14"x14" each, digital archival print, edition 1/4
Exhibited In collaboration with Gallery on Wade, Toronto
"Azart gallery is proud to present ULTRAMODERN, a group exhibition featuring fifteen artists. The works presented in the show are modern and urban art pieces that investigate diverse and unorthodox art techniques with a special accent on the art of portraiture. The artists will present their respective works of art and invite the viewers to explore the very term ultramodern – to ask questions about what it means exactly and how it reflects on our everyday lives. In a fast-paced world we live in, everything succumbs to convenience. Art, love, leisure, all the things people enjoy are subservient to the chase for something more, and something more usually isn’t enough."
– Ana Moriarty, WideWalls Magazine
Event Hosted by: Deborah Harry, Rosario Dawson, Cynthia Rowley and Chloë Sevigny
Music by Donna D’Cruz
Wednesday, March 30, 2016 • 6:30–9PM
Rock, Paper, Scissors is an inspiring evening of arts and entertainment hosted by Deborah Harry, Rosario Dawson and Chloë Sevigny in support of The Lower Eastside Girls Club’s Alphabet City Art School, an innovative program for girls and young women living in poverty in New York City.
Artworks by: Lala Abaddon, Michael Alan, Alben, Miya Ando, Tatiana Arocha, assume vivid astro focus/avaf, Brian Belott, Knowledge Bennett, Stephen Bliss, Briar Bonfacio, Chris Bors, Monika Bravo, Melissa Brown, Christo and Jeanne-Claude, C.J. Chueca, Francesco Clemente, Ed Cohen, Dean Zeus Colman, Drew Conrad, Diana Copperwhite, Mark DeMuro, Stephen Doyle, Jason Dussault, Shepard Fairey, Louise Fishman, Formento & Formento, Chad Gordon, Joseph Grazi, Bob Gruen, Eric Helvie, Logan Hicks, Juan Hinojosa, Eung Ho Park, Aidan Koch, Esmeralda Kosmatopoulos, George Kroenert, Scooter LaForge, Lisa Lebofsky, Anne Lindberg, Layla Love, Sean Augustine March, Norma Markley, Kevin McHugh, Dennis McNett, Sean Mellyn, Joan Miro, Jeff Muhs, Roy Nachum, Judith Page, Tahiti Pehrson, Emilio Perez, Stephen ESPO Powers, Nic Rad, RAE, Curtis Readel, Ryan Roa, Zach Shrey, Gabriel Schuldiner, Shelter Serra, Linda Simpson, Skewville, Emily Mae Smith, Smith & Ko, Trey Speegle, Beau Stanton, B. Thom Stevenson, Angela Strassheim, Swoon, Zefrey Throwell, Fred Tomaselli, Betty Tompkins, Peter Tunney, Cristina Vergano, Ignacio Muno Vicuna, Manuela Viera-Gallo, Whisbe, Wayne White, Elizabeth Winnel and Timur York.
ICON XXI: Girl in Front of Computer. Self-Reflection.
Archival Digital Drawing. 1/4
14 x 14
"Drawings have for centuries offered viewers the most immediate and intimate glimpse of an artist’s perception and sensitivity. From the great outlines of Renaissance masters to the more intimate sketches of the English Romantics, drawings have exerted a great appeal to collectors and art historians. Since the early 20th century, artists have made the argument that that drawings can posses inherent qualities that make them a major art form in their own right. By the 1930’s, artist were challenging ideas of line and space through the use of unconventional media, energizing the power of drawing itself.
This intimate yet forceful exhibition presents an eclectic group of artists who have abandoned (or intensified) pen and pencil to create powerful expressions through line. On view will be works from the 1950’s to the present."*
* From the exhibit calendar
"Police Brutality" digital drawing, from an ongoing series ICONS XXI, was purchased by The Living National Treasure Museum in Kanagawa, Japan.
Timur is a New York based artist who explores the concept of Contemporary Times. This Blog highlights exhibitions as well as other visual commentaries.