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Grand Opening of the Danger Gallery

10.14.2016

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Hi Friends!  It has been quite a few months since I last posted on this blog because I have dedicated myself and every free moment towards building the Danger Gallery that I spoke about earlier this year. Please join us for our grand opening exhibit, “Friends + Lovers” next weekend. Opening reception with the artists will be held on Saturday, October 22nd, from 7-9PM, located at the Danger Gallery in the Glenbrook Industrial Park at 652 Glenbrook Road in Stamford, CT.

The show, which opens with a celebration on Saturday, October 22, will feature work in a range of media by Toby Goodshank (illustrator and former member of the indie rock band Moldy Peaches), Adam Ace (landscape photographer), Mark Andreas (kinetic sculptor), Cris Dam (painter), Ruben Marroquin (fiber artist and weaver) Ben Quesnel (mixed-media artist), Liz Squillace (screen printer and mural artist), and Holly Danger (video artist). Indie folk duo The Moon will present a live musical and visual performance.

The gallery’s debut show, “FRIENDS+LOVERS” is a story of gratitude. It symbolizes the gratitude we feel for all the people and experiences that have helped shape us into who we are today. Considering the overwhelming fact that we could have been alive at any point in history, we are extremely lucky to share the same timeline of life. This show is a celebration of friends, both in person and in spirit, who have helped make the Danger Gallery a reality today.

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The Danger Gallery’s mission is to promote artists and musicians through interdisciplinary, multimedia exhibitions, artist talks, and workshops, shaped by its dynamic, future-looking curatorial practice. Echoing the gallery’s name, the primary focus will be showcasing artwork that is unconventional, provocative, contemporary visual and graphic art, video installations, and live music performances. The Danger Gallery is a place where artists and art enthusiasts can be inspired by each other, expand their ideas, meet potential collaborators, and add vibrance to our creative community.

If you can’t make it to the gallery for our opening, don’t worry! While the gallery will only be open to appointments after the opening, we will be scheduling many smaller public events, talks and workshops which will give you the chance to come by and see the show. All artwork will be available for purchase at the show and will be exhibited until the show’s close on December 22nd.

Danger gallery – Coming soon in 2016!

03.01.2016

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Hey guys! I have some VERY big news! I’ve kept this pretty quiet for the last few weeks as I’ve been scheming, but as of today, March 1st, 2016, I’m super proud to announce that I am opening the DANGER GALLERY in Stamford, CT!!! This will be a space where I plan to showcase solo & group shows, live music & video art/installations. I am beyond excited and will keep you all informed for an opening party and how it all comes together in the coming weeks. Stay tuned!

Artwalk, Studios & World Domination

07.08.2014

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Hey guys… I have some news!  I’m ridiculously excited to say that after two long years of having my studio packed up in boxes and stored in a spare room in my attic apartment….

I have finally found my new studio!!!!!!!!

I never saw this one coming, but I have decided to buy a place with a dedicated loft, which will be the new permanent home for the Danger studio!! Gasp! Crazy right?! As a stereotypical sagittarian who is bad with finances and permanence, this is certainly the largest purchase of my life. (The next will be my dream of owning a VJ van… more on that later!)

I have been super busy packing up my beloved multi-colored apartment that I’ve lived in for over 10 years and am getting ready to kick into the next journey. I’ll be moving at the end of July and really could not be happier. This also means that I will not be taking on any additional freelance projects until August/September, once I am settled into the new studio. Lately all I’ve been doing is nothing but juggling the day job, mortgage paperwork and ArtWalk preparations – but now that the Artwalk is over I can really focus on packing up and moving out.

Speaking of which, thanks so much to everyone who dropped by to see me and support my video and print work at the Stamford Artwalk.  If you missed it, the next time you find yourself on Bedford Street, you can still catch my art exhibit on display at Lorca until the end of August.

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The very last of my Danger t-shirts are on sale there as well. There are only 8 left and will probably not be made again after they are gone. I plan on creating a whole new line this year to replace them.

If you are interested in checking out or purchasing any of the prints that I was selling outside during Artwalk, please check out my etsy shop. For an extra 10% off, use coupon code SUMMER until August 1st. All proceeds will be supporting the new studio!!

We had a blast, setting up multiple video projectors downtown Stamford at the Palace Theater on Friday and on the side of the library on Bedford Street on Saturday night!  Check out a few photos that were captured in action below. It all worked out so well that conversations have already begun spinning ideas on how we can continue bringing this type of work to downtown throughout the summer. Stay tuned!

Here is a shot of my animation “Soul Seasons” on the Palace Theater.

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Here is a shot of our projection on the library on Bedford Street. Photo by Michael Lupinacci.

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Below is a snapshot from the Stamford Artwalk during our first year of projections in 2013. Photo by Distilled Minds.

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Next up, I’ll be heading to one of my favorite cities, for my yearly respite to Portland, Oregon. I’ll be a first time attendee at the World Domination Summit. It’s a conference for creative entrepreneurs of all kinds and showcases a ton of my inspirational heros. I’m desperately in need of a recharge and there is no better place, in my opinion, than Portland, my creative haven soulmate city! Feel free to connect with me out there if you are in the area or at the event!   I’ll be out there from July 10th-July 15th and I can’t wait to have Mt Hood in the visible distance again!!!

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Fate Loves the Fearless

11.08.2013

There have been a few moments in the last month, where I think I’ve experienced a magnetism pulling me in a new direction, some sort of “sign”. Or maybe it’s not a “sign”, maybe it’s a higher perception that we synchronize with for a moment and feel a new kind of clarity. Whatever it is, I felt it. And this time I decided to act on it without fear of change holding me back.

I’ll be turning thirty-four in 3 weeks (on the island of Anguilla no less!) and I see this as a turning point in my life and in my career. Time to make moves and shake things up. The Flaming Lips sung a song that struck a chord with me a few weeks ago when they sung, “All we have is now…” One of the most beautiful and exhilarating live performances I’ve seen in awhile.

Over the last few years I’ve really honed in on some skills that I’m passionate about and have wanted to focus my life on entirely. Video editing, after effects animation, motion graphics, live performance art and video installations. I love being around crazy vibrant people who live and breathe creativity daily. I love traveling around the world and exposing myself to this beautiful place we live in while creating art inspired by those experiences. I know all of these things brings out the best in me, and I want to invite more of that into my life on a daily basis in the coming year.

A whole new life is cultivating here and it all starts now!  Wish me luck as I charge forward with a headful of new ideas for my future. The future is now!

 

Stamford Artwalk – Coming Soon!

05.31.2013

 

Two weeks from today will be the opening of the first ever Stamford Artwalk! 

The event is free and kicks off Friday night, June 14th from 6-9PM and continues all day Saturday June 15th from 10-7PM.

Over 36 participating stores, restaurants and galleries will be showcasing 95 local artists. Check in at the Spring Street Artwalk registration booth to obtain an artwalk map so you can easily find all the exhibits.

I’ll be setting up a Danger Exhibit at the location of the recently closed Sundance Café at 105 Broad Street. This will be called Gallery on Broad on the Artwalk map. I’ll be exhibiting new art on canvas, prints, jewelry and shirts for sale!  You can also expect there to be some live music by one of my favorite singer/songwriters, Jeff Schram, and we’ll serve some wine & cheese (the proper art house party foods of course!)

As the sun goes down, make sure you check out my video installation that will be set up outside across the street!

I’ll be installing what I think might be the first-ever outdoor video projection in Stamford, CT.

My animation, Soul Seasons will be projected on the wall outside of Stamford Dental Group. So, stop by to see me, grab a drink at Zaza and then go see it!

Lastly, there will be a great exhibit at the Old Town Hall Museum which exclusively focuses on art that has been created with your iPhone or iPad.  I’ve donated my latest piece to this show which is a large instagram mosaic that I’ve called “Taken”. Make sure to go visit that one – if any of you readers have hung out with me in the last two years during “instagram worthy moments” I may have immortalized you in my piece!

For more information on the ArtWalk, check out their press release, email me or feel free to leave a comment here.

Hope to see everyone in a couple weeks!

 

 

Stamford Art Walk

05.21.2013

Coming up on June 14-15, Stamford will be hosting it’s first ever Art Walk all over the downtown area. I’m excited to announce that I’ll be exhibiting five 24″ X 24″ colorfully dangerous pieces of mine printed on canvas and I’ll even be installing a video projection of ‘Soul Seasons’! Locations are yet to be determined but I’ll let you know just as soon as I do!

I’m thrilled to say that this will be ‘Soul Seasons’ debut showing in Stamford. The piece will be traveling to the Digital Graffiti festival in Alys Beach Florida the weekend before and has been showcased in Bridgeport for City Canvases, at the LAMP festival in New Haven and at the “A” Gallery in Martha’s Vineyard.

Over 30 merchants and galleries have agreed to host local artists to showcase and sell their work during the Art Walk. And while you’re checking out the art you’ll also get a chance to hang out and meet the artists.

Please check back here for more details on the Art Walk and definitely stop by to say hi while I’m exhibiting! Lastly, if you’re interested in hearing more about these events as they come up, please sign up for my newsletter if you haven’t already! I send out very infrequent emails, and only when I have exciting news to share. Don’t miss out. Cheers!

Debut of The Moon

11.15.2011

Thanks to everyone who came out to check out our performance at Franklin Street Works last Thursday. We had so much fun performing and sharing our music and visuals with you. Special thanks to Franklin Street Works for hosting us and our friends! Please friend us on The Moon’s facebook page to learn about upcoming events.

For those of you who couldn’t make it out, check out this video taken by Franklin Street Works. This was one of our instrumentals called “Olive”. The photo above was taken by Jackie Alcayaga.

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