Please join us for the Annual Arts in Bushwick Benefit, which will take place on Sunday, May 4, from 6-8 pm, at Storefront Ten Eyck, one of Bushwick's most impressive venues. The benefit serves as a unique opportunity to preview and take home recent works by New York's most up-and-coming artists at low prices that can't be found elsewhere. The 2014 Benefit will be a monumental event that represents the visual community that has turned Bushwick into a globally-recognized hotbed of creativity and originality.
As always, Lisa Levy will serve as Master of Ceremonies, acting in her capacities as a performer, artist, and comedian to entertain the audience for the evening. This year's limited-edition signed print has been generously offered by acclaimed painter Lisa Corinne Davis. In addition, we are excited to welcome Kimia Shahi as the Montage Curator Guest, and expect that her installation of the benefit's art gallery will make for a whole new experience. The exhibition will feature work from over 80 local artists, including: Deborah Brown, Peter Fox, Jeanne Tremel, Reed Anderson, Rob de Oude, Brian Novatny, Lori Kirkbride, Nao Matsumoto, Louis Cameron, Marilyn Gold, and Paul Baumann.
BOS 2014 Benefit Committee:
Sessa Englund - AiB organizer, independent curator, artist
Cibele Vieira - Artist.
Jessica Hargreaves - Artist
Jen Hitchings - Co-Director of Associated, Manager at Pierogi, Artist
Taylor Langone - Gallery Consultant
Christopher Stout - Founder of Bushwick Crit Group, Artist
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About the Featured Artist, MC, and Guest Curator:
Lisa Corinne Davis has been exhibited in museums and galleries across the United States and Europe, and has been included in many collections, such as The Museum of Modern Art (New York, NY), the J.Paul Getty Museum (Los Angeles, CA) and the Victoria and Albert Museum (London, UK). Davis' work has been reviewed by The New York Times, Art in America and ArtNews, amongst others. She is the recipient of numerous awards including The Louis Comfort Tiffany grant, a National Endowment for the Arts' Visual Artist Fellowship, and two New York Foundation for the Arts Visual Arts Fellowships. In addition, Lisa has taught visual art for the past fourteen years at Parsons School of Design, Cooper Union School of Art, Yale University, and currently as an Associate Professor at Hunter College in New York.
Lisa Levy a conceptual artist, performer, comedian, and self‐proclaimed psychotherapist. Her visual art has been exhibited widely at venues including Auxiliary Projects (Brooklyn, NY), White Columns, Artists Space, Printed Matter, the New Museum, and the Scope Art Fair (New York, NY). She also performs live; her most well-known character is Dr. Lisa, S.P. (self‐proclaimed), who psychoanalyzes subjects on stage. Lisa has performed at Joe’s Pub, The Woolly Mammoth Theater, and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Dr. Lisa is also the advice columnist for Bushwick Daily. Prior patients have included actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Amy Schumer, celebrity columnist Michael Musto, comedians Dave Hill and Eugene Mirman, to name just a few.
Kimia Shahi is thrilled to be a part of Bushwick Open Studios, as its first Benefit Guest Curator. As a scholar and independent curator her work has engaged with a wide range of thematic interests, including geography, landscape and cultural identity, as well as gender, memory and the body. Most recently, Kimia curated 'Looking Forward,' a permanent installation of artist-donated artworks at Safe Haven I and II, transitional housing facilities for formerly homeless adults with chronic mental illness, located in the Bronx. She received her MA in Art History from the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University in 2012, and completed her BA, also in Art History, from Dartmouth College in 2009.