Novo Presents a gallery exhibition by Adi Kraus, M A S K S
Works will be on display from March 17th-22nd, with a public viewing party on March 18th
I was always intrigued by the human body and the way skin, muscles and bones create these amazing continuous curves and shapes.
I have learned that there is a whole world of beauty beyond the cultural and sexual connotations of a naked body. My intention was always to capture that beauty and the way it reflects subtle gestures and emotions.
For 20 years my art pieces were figurative nude. Trying to touch the true nature of that beauty I always started with clay, because of the way wet clay resembles the human skin.
In recent years, social networks changed the way we communicate and visually present ourselves to others. Our virtual world became a competitive stage where many try to look happier and more glorious than they really are, sharing their life experience through staged filtered images, presenting only visual fake masks of how they want others to see them.
Since 2016 I have been investigating different approaches to the representation of those masks while still using clay as a medium for the base piece, so it all starts with a genuine sculpture.
Novo Presents a gallery exhibition by Jamel Robinson, H O M E.
Works will be on display from March 9th-15th, with a public viewing party on March 14th
March 11th & 12th by appointment from 3-8PM
Transforming my childhood apartment into a live-work studio was one of the bravest acts in my artistic journey because it was the moment when I declared to myself that my existence in the space would primarily be to create.
Since then I’ve had the fortune of transforming private and public spaces in New York, Los Angeles, Paris and Copenhagen into my “H O M E” by turning them into home-style showrooms or replicas of my studio and creating site specific works for exhibition.
From March 9th – 15th, I’ll have the pleasure of partnering with NOVO again to transform their new gallery space into my H O M E where I’ll be exhibiting interactive fabric sculpture, canvas sculpture and other select works from Harlem Royalty Studios for the first time.
Viewing will be by appointment only with the exception of a public reception on March 14th from 6-9PM immediately followed by an after party in The Locale.
Join us from January 22nd-January 28th for the Gallery Exhibition of Ted Barkhorn!
The Gallery will officially be open to the public on Tuesday, January 22nd at 12PM.
Daily Viewings from 12PM-6PM
Closing Party on Monday, January 28th. RSVP BELOW
About Ted Barkhorn:
The twisted shapes of ancient Redwood roots caught Ted Barkhorn’s eye on a leisurely afternoon hike one day a few years ago, leading him to begin photographing these gnarled and intertwined forms, expressions of the natural world. Barkhorn discovered these giant roots in New Paltz, New York where a millworker had them shipped cross country to create a display, homage to the beauty of these majestic trees brutally harvested from the 1860s until 1930 in Northern California. Each ancient Redwood root has its own meaning to Barkhorn, its own personalized iconography, its own connection to the voices of uplifting writers and spiritually-minded visionaries whose words interpret the images.
Chronicling the forms in his contemporary photography, Barkhorn quotes Thoreau, “It is not what you look at that matters. It is what you see.” He invites viewers to bring their own vision to each image; to see what’s implied not simply what’s immediately visible. Scientifically speaking this phenomenon is known as Pareidolia, envisioning faces or perhaps, animals or other recognizable representations of nature in clouds, trees, or rocks. Though we all experience this intuitively, Barkhorn perceives Pareidolia as an art form with spiritual implications. He has dedicated himself to capturing a magical, mysterious even supernatural perspective on the natural world.
Ted Barkhorn is an acclaimed photographer recognized for his daring work for leading pharmaceutical companies before transitioning into landscaping as a life endeavor. Now combining both passions, Ted brings a tremendous understanding of nature to his work and his art. His true connection to the earth and sky has been fostered over the decades as he has been involved in the world of landscaping design since childhood. A family man now, living in Northern New Jersey, he has returned to his own roots, so to speak, merging his path as an artist with his commitment to nurturing the earth.
MWTH is a group exhibition initiated and curated by artist, Bek Andersen. Inspired by the viral image of Medusa with the Head of Perseus by Luciano Garbati, the month long exhibition showcases the sculpture in New York for the first time, alongside works by Molly Zuckerman-Hartung, Fox Hysen, Amaryllis DeJesus Moleski, Danielle Bowman, Este Puerta, Ilana Savdie, Terri Zupanc, Yo-E Ryu, Camille Altay, and Bek Andersen.
The Winter Solstice closing party will be held on December 20th from 8pm. Details TBC
Lori Ann & Luna Maye return to host a unique Yoga & Soundbath on December 10th.
Held at Novo Locale, 263 Bowery, the 90-min guided session will take place in candle-light and in the presence of Luciano Garbati’s ‘Medusa Holding the Head of Perseus’.
Standing at over 7 feet tall, the Garbati Medusa went viral across social media this year, transforming into the perfect avatar for a moment of female rage. The sculpture forms part of a group exhibition titled ‘MWTH’, initiated and curated by artist, Bek Andersen that showcases the work of 10 female artists at Novo Locale through December 20th.
The class will be lead by Lori Ann Ferreri, a certified Yoga teacher with Modo Yoga West Village/Williamsburg and multi-disciplinary artist/actress and dancer. The guided 60-minute yoga class will incorporate an invigorating and accessible vinyasa flow sequence. Focusing on your individual level of practice, Lori Ann’s teaching integrates breath, movement, flexibility and balance.
Luna Maye has introduced a new dimension of sound meditation to the community. Her vocal-immersion sound meditation practice helps new and seasoned peace-seekers release tension, embrace mindfulness and increase creativity and connection to themselves and the world around them.
Her offering is a cellular massage of sound that is an accessible form of meditation for all beings, of all ages. Relax into the practice and allow the sound vibrations to support your experience from the inside out.
Dec 10th / 7PM / Novo Locale 263 Bowery
Space Limited: RSVP Mandatory
Yoga Mats will be provided!
This six-part series of conversations with renowned scholar Joseph Campbell explored the enduring, universal themes expressed in mankind’s oldest stories and examined their relevance for the modern world. Far from being lifeless, timeworn tales, Campbell told viewers, the ancient myths remain “clues to the spiritual potentialities of human life.”
The Power of Myth launched an extraordinary resurgence of interest in Joseph Campbell and his work. A preeminent scholar, writer, and teacher, he has had a profound influence on millions of people–including Star Wars creator George Lucas. To Campbell, mythology was the “song of the universe, the music of the spheres.” With Bill Moyers, one of America’s most prominent journalists, as his thoughtful and engaging interviewer, The Power of Myth touches on subjects from modern marriage to virgin births, from Jesus to John Lennon, offering a brilliant combination of intelligence and wit.
Join us for an intimate evening with artist Laolu Senbanjo – who most recently provided the artwork for Beyonce’s Grammy Award-winning album, “Lemonade” – as he showcases his latest works in our new event space Novo Locale. In addition to hosting a talk and discussing his various inspirations, there will be exciting performance art for guests to partake in.
About Laolu Senbanjo: A self-proclaimed keeper of Nigeria’s Yoruba culture, Laulo goes by the mantra “Everything is my canvas” and created the Sacred Art of the Ori Yoruba body paint ritual. He has graced the cover of the Washington Post as well as features in various publications, including the NY Times, Vogue, BBC, CNN, and VICE. His ever-growing list of collaborations has been with brands like Kenneth Cole, Nike, Equinox Fitness, and with other artists such as Alicia Keys, Swiss Beatz, Seun Kuti, Tony Allen, Alek Wek, and Danielle Brooks. Laolu currently resides in Brooklyn.
We are thrilled to present the first edition of Novo Arts at our headquarters at 263 Bowery.
Our walls will feature changing monthly exhibitions by emerging local and global contemporary artists with unique aesthetic voices and styles.
Born in Sweden to Moroccan parents, Moley Talhaoui is a self-taught artist who mainly works with acrylic and oil on canvas. Visible is the frail pencil-work of Gustav Klimt’s early studies and his gestured hands and fingers, Egon Schiele’s brash, twisted and contorted bodies, and the free-form expression of Jean-Michel Basquiat. Edged with heavy influences from his Moroccan cultural heritage and the intricacies of North African fabrics and ceramics, Moley’s aesthetic seemingly straddles opposing visual languages combined with a dark, contemporary gaze that is very much his own.
Free entry between 6-9pm