Friday, July 31, 2009

Jonathan LeVine Gallery Group Exhibit is WHAT'S GOOD IN NYC

   JONATHAN LeVINE GALLERY PRESENTS...

Beach Blanket Bingo

A Summer Mixer

Group Exhibition — Featuring Over 30 Artists

August 5th—August 22nd, 2009

Opening Reception: Wednesday, August 5th, 6pm—8pm

Jonathan LeVine Gallery

529 West 20th Street, 9E, New York, NY 10011  

www.jonathanlevinegallery.com 

Thursday, July 23, 2009

ACCESSORY REMIX is WHAT'S GOOD IN NYC!!

Rising accessory designer, Enovia (accessory Remix), will be debuting her summer/ fall collection of exclusive and one of a kind  "Chain Shades" at the prestigious Webster Hall this Friday, July 24th, at 9:00pm. Chain Shades, the one-of-a-kind must have fashion item of summer, are designed and created for only the trendiest fashionistas and art aficionados.  

Media RSVP to: Sherrell@ladypr.com

Enovia's website and her one-of-a-kind designs at accessoryremix.bigcartel.com 

Sunday, July 19, 2009

EMPERIAL NATION SUMMER BBQ PARTY & BLEND networking event are WHAT'S GOOD IN NYC!

Join EMPERIAL NATION to Celebrate Summer with 
Summer BBQ Party, this Wednesday July 22nd.
at the Dalancey bar, LES.
Start at 7pm, special drinks 7-9pm
see RSVP on flyer (click below for larger image)

the BLEND, networking event, greet, meet & network.
This Tuesday July 21st, don't miss!!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

SUMMER STAGE in Central Park is WHAT'S GOOD IN NYC

one of the best Free event in NYC is SUMMER STAGE at Central Park.
Enjoy it while it still last...
Free music performance, DJs and many great aritsts!!!!
this Saturday, get up with Q-TIP!

Saturday, July 11, 2009

SUMMER SALE PARTY is WHAT'S GOOD IN NYC!!

Gangs of New York Summer Sale Party

EMPERIAL NATION

DATE: Thursday, July 16th

TIME: 6-9PM

LOCATIONWorld : 187 Chrystie St, NYC 10002

COME FOR T-SHIRT SPECIALS + MUSIC + DRINKS!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Art History at the MET is WHAT'S GOOD IN NYC

one of the best Art History sources in NYC is at
the Metropolitan Museum of Art where you can enjoy
art history, studying cultures through art objects,
and finding massive inspirations.
We captured some interesting Ancient Egyptian & African Art,
including Tribe objects that representing their cultures, 
ENJOY art History through What's Good in NYC...
OUTER COFFIN OF HENETTAWY
The outer coffin of Henettawy is made of wood
covered with white gesso. She is shown with arms
crossed on her chest, wearing a plain tripartite wig 
with two side locks. The figures on the lid and coffin 
are exceptionally large; both they and the inscriptions
were varnished, leaving the background white. Two 
groups of graffiti are drawn in black and brown ink on
the inside surface of the lid : freehand drawings of 
animals and of human and animal faces, and some lines
in hieratic that read " Begining of the instructions..",
This is the traditional opening formula for the didactic
writings known as "wisdom literature".







OUTER COFFIN OF AMENEMOPE :
Dynasty 20, reign of Ramesses XI (1113-1085 B.C.)
The two coffins of Amenemope are very similar in 
shape and decoration. The lid shows a well-modeled
face and the curved beard of the dead. The exposed 
hands are holding emblematic symbols. The body is
relatively slim and the kneecaps protuberant. 
The figural decoration on the outside is in miniature
and very well executed. The most important part of 
the decoration is the painting inside the box, centered 
around a mummified figure of the deified Amenhotpe I.
In their poly chrome palette and minute details, these
paintings are equal to the best of the known tomb paintings.




CARVED-STONE COFFIN







SENUFO HELMET MASKS :
Zoomorphic helmet masks, the most prestigious
and powerful masks worn by the Senufo men's 
Poro society members, are worn at funerals of 
important elders. The masks' aggressive attributes-jaw
and teeth like crocodile's, horns like the great 
antelope's, and tusks like the warthog's--express the
supernatural powers they embody. The primary function
of the masquerade is to protect the community against
evil; the powers of the masks are directed against human
lawbreakers and malevolent spirits.






BETWEEN EARTH AND HEAVEN : Ghana, Nigeria.
material : Aluminum & copper wire & Metal recycled from
liquor bottle caps.
This work by an African master of international renown is a highly
original creation that constitutes a response to a classical form of 
expression. It is a powerful assertion of the vitality of contemporary
expression in Africa and the continuity that exists with the historical
legacy. The series of works "Between Earth and Heaven" refer to the 
celebrated West African traditions of strip-woven textiles, namely 
that of kente developed by Akan and Ewe weavers in Anatsui's native 
Ghana. 


Lidded Saltcellar :
Sierra Leone, Sapi-Portuguese
Sapi peoples / 15th -16th century
Material : Ivory (hand carved)


Saltcellar : Portuguese Figures
Nigeria, Bini-Portuguese,
Edo Peoples / Late 15th -16th century
Material : Ivory

CROWN :
Nigeria, Yoruba peoples
19th-20th century
Material : Cotton, beads, bone, wood

the early age of Jewelry; Pair of Bracelets
Nigeria, Kingdom of Benin
Edo peoples / 19th century
Material : ivory, wood, coconut shell

Carved Altar Tusk & Head of an Oba : 
Nigerial, Kingdom of Benin
Edo peoples / 18th-19th century
Material : (carved) ivory, Brass (head) and iron.
"In honoring the royal ancestors, the cast-brass heads
refer to the special role of the head in directing not only
the body but also a person's success in life. Taken further, 
the welfare of the entire kingdom depends upon the king's
head, which is itself the object of worship. The placement 
of brass heads on the ancestral altar is a vivid reminder of
the oba's role in successfully guiding the kingdom through-
out this reign."



DANCE PADDLE : Austral Islands Carving; 1820-40
the Artist of the Austral Island, situated south of Tahiti,
known for the sophistication of their woodcarving. 
In the early 1800s and possibly earlier, artists on the islands
of Ra'ivavae and Taupua'i created distinctive paddle or scoop-
shaped implements whose surfaces are adorned with incised 
designs of astounding complexity. There is virtually no information
about their nature of use. Some resemble function canoe paddles or
bowls, but their size, proportions, and delicacy would have rendered
them unsuitable for practical purposes.


ROOF FINIALS (Yaba) ; Ceiling for a Ceremonial House
Kwoma people, Togwindjam village, Papua New Guinea.
Mid-20th century
Material : Wood & Paint


Canoe & Paddles (Wood, paint, & fiber)
Asmat people, Per Village, New Guinea, Papua Province, Indonesia.


Asmat Bis Poles (carved wood, paint & fiber)
Asmat people, New Guinea , Papua / 1960s
The most spectacular sculptures of the Asmat people of Southwest New Guinea
are the ancestor poles known as bis.
Made only in a limited area of the Asmat region, bis poles were, and are,
created as the focal points of a memorial feast that honors
individuals who have died recently and become ancestors.
Each figure on the poles represents and is named for a specific individual. 
In the past, the poles also reminded the living that the dead must be avenged.