ShapeShifter Lab is also an art venue!
We host art events (paintings, figure drawing sessions, photography, installation, poetry reading, book release, sculpture, film screening) throughout the year.
Upcoming Art Exhibition: Giulia Leonelli
June 6 to June 27, 2013
Born in Marseille, France, in 1985, Giulia has been living in Italy until 2009.
After a Baccalaureate in Classics, she was trained in painting at Rome University of Fine Arts. She moved back to France and joined Sorbonne University to complete her second level of Master Studies in Arts; she has started since then to combine her artistic practice to a written reflection.
She is currently a PhD in Art at Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, and an exchange student in the Studio Art Graduate Program at NYU Steinhardt.
Her work has been exhibited in Rome, Paris and New York.
For her show at ShapeShifter Lab, she is exhibiting a series of paintings and etchings that are done during her stay in NYC. These works are aimed to explore a wider meaning of abstraction through the theme of dissolution, a notion evoking the elusiveness and the flowing that belong to human experience. In this lack of finitude there is as ambivalence about the nature of what appears to visibility: the inner and subjacent rhythm of forms is pointed out more than the entirety of a shape.
Based on this quest of rhythm and flowing, her art works are shown in conjunction with a musical performance.
Joe Fee is a multi-instrumentalist and composer from New Jersey playing everything from contemporary music to rock. He has performed with Newband, The Tibetan Singing Bowl Ensemble, Argento Ensemble, and Scarecrow Collection in such venues as Carnegie Hall, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New England Conservatory of Music, and The House of Blues. As an educator he has taught at Montclair State University, Glen Ridge High School, and the Hebrew Academy of Nassau County.
On the opening night of the exhibit, three pieces will be featured starting at 7 pm. The Temptation of St. Anthony explores the conflict between the life of pleasure and religious morality. A Rebours, for narrator and quintet, is a poetic rendering of the French Decadent novel of the same name by J.K. Huysmans, contemplating what happens when God is replaced by Art. Lastly, is an arrangement of Terry Riley’s Rainbow in Curved Air showcasing Mr. Fee’s interest in improvisation. Joe Fee enjoys the interplay between music, art, and literature.
New drawings and songs by Mariano Gil
Leo Genovese (piano/keyboards)
RJ Miller (drums)
Mariano Gil (flute, compositions)
TBA (Bass, etc)
A new exhibit of music inspired paintings at Shapeshifter Lab by artist and musician Mariano Gil. These portraits are moved by music both in theme and method, attempting to capture the inner spirit as well as the outer manifestation of these masters. The opening will feature a new band, with original compositions and, and multimedia performances (animation + music).