KiptonART Newsletter | Issue 40
March 1, 2010
| Tomorrow, KiptonART is kicking off Armory Arts Week 2010 at The Box with a special performance by Paula Valstein. Valstein was a top contender on an Israeli version of American Idol. RSVP here. For ART TALKS this week we have interviews with People Magazine's Deputy Managing Editor, Peter Castro and Marketing Consultant, Christopher Westley. Our own, Kiritin Beyer, writes and share photos from her life-changing trip to Haiti while featured artists, Michael Rollins, explains how he uses the lingual abstractions created by the daily stock market ticker to express himself.
KiptonART offer's a recap of emerging fashion designers below. Along with a preview into our March Studio visit and gallery series and VIP preview and access to photographer, Lies Maculan's new "Dream Shop" exhibition opening this month. KiptonART has exclusive VIP access, RSVP now. Indre Vengris Rockefeller takes us inside the Curtain Call Circle. Jonathan Pozniak takes us behind the scenes in his New York photo shoot at home with Sean Lennon and Charlotte Kemp Muhl in this month's L'Officiel Russia. Meet Susan Bright one of KiptonART Curators, explore Art Middle East with Nazy Nazhand, hear a testimonial from Sabina Forbes II and learn of international exhibitions showcasing works by artist Ula Einstein.
Highlights & Recent News
Schedule for March Event
Featured Artist: Michael Rollins
Featured Gallery: 1500 Gallery
Fashion Week: Emerging Designers of Artistic Form
Kiritin Beyer - "Back From Haiti"
ART TALK with Peter Castro
ART TALK with Christopher Westley
Interview with Indre Vengris Rockefeller
March Top Ten Art Events
Inside Home of Sean Lennon and Charlotte Kemp Muhl
Meet KiptonART Curator Susan Bright
|Invite and Schedule for KiptonART March
Here is a list of upcoming events taking place in March. To RSVP simply follow the links below. A KiptonART representative will get back to you to notify confirmed placement and address:
|Private Brunch for artist Lies Maculan Saturday March 6, 1pm - 4pm
KiptonART is hosting a VIP Brunch for artist Lies Maculan and her new photo installation, "The Dream Shop". True to its name, the installation will house over one hundred dreams, desires and wishes that have been objectified and placed in wooden shelves.
ARTIST: Michael Rollins
KiptonART interview 2010 Rising Finalist Michael Rollins about his art, inspiration and life:
Q:Who/What is your biggest influence or inspiration right now?
This is a difficult question for me because my parents are on my mind right now. My dad just had a stroke and was paralyzed down the entire left side of his body. That's made me think a lot about what I do every day - and I'm inspired by that situation.
Read the full interview with Michael Rollins
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Painting by Michael Rollins: Completely Different, oil on canvas
|ART TALK with Peter Castro
Deputy Managing Editor
Who is your favorite
KiptonART Artists? Why?
The pieces I've seen from this artist inspire thought while not
assaulting my senses in a contrived manner which sadly is too often the
norm among modern painters. Read the full interview with Peter Castro
|"Back From Haiti" - KiptonART Rising 2010 Winner Kiritin Beyer
|"On January 22nd I was able to join a team of nurses, doctors, rescue
workers, sanitation helpers and volunteers flying down to Port au
Prince, Haiti... Some patients had not eaten any food
for days and were dying of malnutrition and dehydration rather
than untreated wounds. I worked every day at the hospital. There were
not enough nurses, leaving doctors without extra hands..."
- KiptonART Rising 2010 Winner Kiritin Beyer
|KiptonART Interview with Indre Vengris Rockefeller
Q: What is the Curtain Call Circle and how does one get involved?
I founded "Curtain Call Circle," New York City Center's young patrons group in 2007. Friends were asking me for advice where they should go see dance, whether we could go as a group, and whether they had understood what they had just seen. I realized that many of my peers sought exposure to dance but found it unapproachable.
Read interview with Indre Vengris Rockefeller
Image courtesy of nyc-architecture.com
|March Top 10 New York Art Events from Alliance for the Arts
Marina Abramovic: The Artist Is Present at the Museum of Modern Art
This performance retrospective traces the prolific career of Marina
Abramovic with approximately 50 works spanning more
than four decades of her early interventions and sound pieces, video
works, installations, photographs, solo performances and collaborative
performances made with Ulay.
Read full list of top New York art events from Alliance for the Arts
Photo courtesy of MOMA: Marina Abramovic. Portrait with Flowers, 2009.
|Meet Hit Singer Paula Valstein
Hard-to-please overseas press have said things like, "... if
you haven't already heard of Paula Valstein then you soon will have.
Possessing a rich and powerful voice she delivers each vocal as if it
were her last. Her influences are as strong as they are varied and she
incorporates them all in order to further her own unique style."
Valstein is performing at KiptonART's Armory
Week Party at The Box this Tuesday
|FEATURED GALLERY: 1500 Gallery,
Q: How would you describe the work your gallery specializes in?
1500 Gallery specializes in Brazilian photography, and is the first art gallery in the world with this explicit focus. 1500 interprets the notion "Brazilian photography" to comprise photography by Brazilian photographers, as well as images bearing a conceptual or thematic relationship to Brazil.
Read the full interview with 1500 Gallery
Image courtesy of 1500 Gallery: Christian Gaul, Seahorse
|FLORIDA ARTISTS - EXHIBITION OPPORTUNITY
We are planning an art exhibit that opens on April 15th in a high-end Bal Harbour (Florida) department store. All Florida based artists are encouraged to apply for a chance to show your work. Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with a link to your KiptonART profile page.
Painting by KiptonART Rising 2010 Artist Julie Combal: Night Vision 2, Oil on Canvas
|Art Talk with Marketing Consultant Christopher Westley
Q: Who is your favorite KiptonART artist? Why?
Paul Seftel - The textured effect that he is able to produce enable the viewer to see many layers to his work, provoking questions and discussion that involve the spectator as participant in his work. What are should be; compelling, approachable and infinitely individual.
Read full interview with Christopher Westley
|Sean Lennon and Charlotte Kemp Muhl open their Artistic Home to Photographer Jonathan Pozniak
"We are each others muse..." laughed Charlotte when describing their influence on each other. "But unlike my parents, we are not trying to make a political statement" chimed in Sean before conceding that they are constantly coming up with new projects so as to keep working with the people closest to them.
Read full story on Sean Lennon and Charlotte Kemp Muhl shoot
Photo courtesy of Jonathan Pozniak and The HUB
|End of Fashion Week: Emerging Designers of Artistic Form
During New York Fashion Week, hundreds of designers
aspired to present their line in front of influential press, buyers and
guests with the hopes of being noticed.
If you're lucky like
Timo Weiland it will happen sooner than
later. Flipping through this month's Elle, a satin ruffled skirt
is paired with a cotton button down top. The shirt from GAP is $50, the
skirt $2,200. Weiland designed that skirt. Not bad for only showing two seasons...
Read the full fashion coverage on
Fall 2010 Timo Weiland and Keith Lissner
Image: Timo Weiland/KiptonART
|Artist Testimonial, Sabina Forbes II
2009 KiptonART Rising Winner
"KiptonART has been extremely helpful in promoting and selling my art. I have found them to be a pleasure to deal with and would encourage my fellow artists to work with them." - KiptonART Rising 2009 Winner Sabina Forbes II
Image: Sabina Forbes, Galactic Sea (Red, Blue), Acrylic on Canvas
|MEET ONE of KiptonART's CURATORS:
Susan Bright was Assistant Curator of Photographs at the National Portrait Gallery, Curator at the Association of Photographers and Acting Director for the MA Photography (Historic and Contemporary) at Sotheby's Institute, London.
Keep a look out for future coverage on the KiptonART Curatorial team: Susan Bright, Daniel Cooney, Melanie Flood, Stephen Frailey, Alexander Glauber, Heidi Lee, Karline Moeller, Anastasia Rogers and Rachel Smith
|Arts Middle East to Debut during 2010 Armory Arts Week
making the decision to include Art Middle East as part of their 2010 VIP
Programs, The Armory Show organizers are taking a visionary step forward by
recognizing the burgeoning art movement from and about the Middle East," states
Founder of Art Middle East.
Read Art Middle East debut during
the 2010 Armory Arts Week
Photo courtesy of Art
Middle East: Julia Mandle's Performance Art
|KiptonARTISTS Happenings, Ula Einstein
Here are upcoming March art exhibitions with
works done by the talented KiptonART Rising 2010 finalist Ula Einstein
with works that play with space, medium and delicacy.
Group Exhibition with Ula Einstein: Reader's 10
When: March 10 - April 23
Place: Susan Hensel Gallery
Group Book to be exhibited with Ula Einstein: The Last Book
When: March 10 - July 31
Place: Zentral Bibliothek
Image by Ula Einstein: Renewal IV, mixed media fire drawing/sculpture