Spoke NYC is pleased to present Of Scales & Feathers, a group exhibition curated by Travis Louie. Featuring over 30 artists from around the globe, all of whom were asked to draw inspiration from shapes and textures that may have surfaced in their imagery in the past - scaled, finned and feathered creatures. The exhibition is comprised of works that range from the whimsical and absurd, to the dark and surreal.
For Of Scales & Feathers, artists determined the meaning of scales, fins and feathers - Eric Joyner’s Patience depicts a 1950’s kitchen with a robot serving a once living feathered creature in the form of KFC fried chicken. Tiffany Turrill’s The Loveliest Bed in the World illustrates a female figure, floating at the bottom of the sea amidst sharks, starfish and other marine life. Alternatively, Jocelyn Henry’s Chicken or Fish combines the two elements, depicting a live chicken perched atop a sushi roll, nervously peering at the approaching chopsticks.
About the exhibition, curator Travis Louie states, “There is a universal connection that we all have to these outer layers…and there is an obvious biological bridge between scales and feathers. I was curious what images would come to mind when this theme was tasked to the artists. I even told one artist that if they painted Rip Taylor with a feather boa, that would count!”
Please join us Saturday, April 7th from 6 - 8pm for the opening reception of Of Scales & Feathers. Complimentary beverages will be served and some of the artists will be in attendance. For more information, or additional images, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Allen Williams | Amy Sol | Bob Eggleton | Brandi Read | Caitlin Hackett | Camilla D’Errico | Dave Chung
Dave Pressler | Eric Joyner | Fred Harper | Glenn Arthur | Glenn Barr | Jocelyn Henry | Kathie Olivas
Keith Weesner | Kelly McKernan | Liz McGrath | Lola | Lou Pimentel | Luke Cheuh | Mark Garro
Mia Araujo | Mike Dubisch | Nicholas Rampasaud | Olivia DeBerardinis | Stan Manoukian
Stephen Hickman | Steve Ellis | Steven Daily | Tara McPherson | Tiffany Turrell | Travis Lewis
Spoke Art is an art space specializing in new contemporary painting, sculpture and illustration with an emphasis in accessible programming. Started in 2010, the gallery now houses two locations, one in San Francisco’s Lower Nob Hill neighborhood and one in New York City’s Lower East Side. Each space rotates monthly exhibits that feature a wide variety of solo and group shows, many of which feature an international roster of represented artists.