Event Reminder! – This Friday, April 11th 7-11 is the Opening Night of “Equinox Solstice” by Gerald Feliciano

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Just a reminder to join us for our next gallery opening, “Equinox Solstice”, featuring the works of Gerald Feliciano. 

The event is sponsored by Industry City Distillery and Blue Point Brewing Company. Our lovely back patio will be open so you can enjoy libations outdoors after perusing the gallery.

After the opening event, head over to Passenger Bar (S3rd and Roebling) with us as we keep the party going with drink specials when you bring the flyer with you. Be sure to pick one up at Eight of Swords before you leave!

RSVP and more info: here

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The Eight of Swords Art Gallery presents “Equinox Solstice”, featuring Art Nouveau inspired works by Gerald Feliciano – Friday, April 11th 7-11pm

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Please join us as we celebrate the coming of spring with the opening reception of “Equinox Solstice” by Gerald Feliciano. This event is sponsored by Industry City Distillery and Blue Point Brewing Company. Our lovely back patio will be open so you can enjoy libations outdoors after perusing the gallery.

There will be an after party held at Passenger Bar (S3rd and Roebling). Drink specials all night with the show flyer, so be sure to pick one up before you leave!

Gerald Feliciano is a painter and tattoo artist at Leathernecks tattoo and East Side Ink in New York. His art career began at the Virginia Commonwealth University where he was exposed to an array of different artists and art mediums. He later became obsessed with tattoo art, its history and its traditions. As a young tattooer he’d always respected and admired artists who painted and used other mediums to express their form of style. Feeling that it was imperative to be well rounded, he started researching art history and found inspiration in the late 1800′s Art Nouveau and art Deco periods. “I love the way Art Nouveau translates to skin, the usage of line weight, color contrasts, and movement really gives a tattoo life and body. What i enjoy the most is the challenge of taking traditional tattoo subject matter and creating something that fits in the realm of nouveau.” says Gerald.

“Equinox Solstice” is a collection of works inspired by the passing of time and seasons. Using limited color palettes, Gerald plans to give the viewer a sense of seasonal time and mood.

The works will be on display in our gallery until May 14th.

RSVP here: “Equinox Solstice”

Photos from the opening reception of “Susan Crawford’s Wild Kingdom!”

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Stay tuned to 8ofswords.com to purchase originals and prints!

 

This Friday, March 14th is the opening reception for “Susan Crawford’s Wild Kingdom!” Please join us from 7-11pm!

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Just a reminder to come join us for our “Susan Crawford’s Wild Kingdom” this Friday, March 14th from 7-11pm.

This event is sponsored by the Bronx Brewery and The Noble Experiment.

After the opening event, head over to Passenger Bar (S3rd and Roebling) with us as we keep the party going. There will be drink specials with the flyer so please be sure to pick one up at Eight of Swords before you leave!

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Eight of Swords presents “Susan Crawford’s Wild Kingdom”, Friday March 14th 7-11pm

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Please join us for a night of art and libations on Friday March 14th from 7-11pm, sponsored by the Bronx Brewery and The Noble Experiment.

There will be an after party held at Passenger Bar (S3rd and Roebling). Drink specials all night with the show flyer, so be sure to pick one up before you leave!

“Susan Crawford’s Wild Kingdom” is comprised of a series of pieces that began as notebook sketches of the plants and animals near the artist’s home in Mount Holly NJ. Although she’s encountered spectacular species while diving and hiking in places like Australia, Belize, South Africa and Mexico, sketching the local flora and fauna led her to notice the subtle and unique beauty of these common species closer to home. In particular, she found the ones living in the New Jersey Pine Barrens to be the most inspiring. “The stillness I find there allows me to lose myself, to get in touch with my animal senses: movement, shape, color and sound,” says Susan. And like a magpie, I never seem to return from these sojourns without a souvenir, like a bit of bone, a feather, leaf or a stone.”

A lifetime of observing living things has given Susan the ability to break down subjects into their essential parts. She looks past the individual animal to reveal its rhythm of color and form, taking those lyrical qualities and creating an iconic emblem of nature.
About the Artist:

After giving marine biology a try in college, Susan decided to fall back on a more stable and lucrative profession: illustration. With her artist/writer husband Allen Crawford, she formed Plankton Art Company in 1999.

Susan’s stylized, graceful forms are largely inspired by nature and mid-century modernism. She has worked for Target, Warner Bros., Chronicle Books, Knopf, Ride Snowboards, Hasbro, National Geographic Kids Magazine, Discovery Channel and The Smithsonian National Zoo. The most ambitious project she’s ever worked on was a series of 400 hand-rendered identification key illustrations of fish, plants and other undersea creatures for The American Museum of Natural History’s Milstein Hall of Ocean Life, where her drawings are on permanent display.

Susan’s paintings and drawings have been exhibited at numerous galleries, most notably the Jonathan LeVine Gallery in Chelsea. She lives in a historic Quaker town in Central New Jersey, where she often goes on kayak trips in the Pine Barrens to look for tree frogs and orchids.

The works will be on display in our gallery until April 10th.

RSVP here: “Susan Crawford’s Wild Kingdom”

“Fragmented Being”, an exhibition featuring disembodied sculpture by Sarah Best, Friday February 7th 7-11pm

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The Eight of Swords Art Gallery presents “Fragmented Being”. a collection of works involving plaster cast sculpture, soft sculpture, assemblage, collage, and mixed medium by artist, Sarah Best. “Ultimately what I hope to create is a moment where the inside and outside collapse, allowing closer consideration of self and other.”

Please join us for the opening night on Friday, February 7th from 7-11pm.

The works of Sarah Best exist at once in physical reality, and suspended in a place of memory and imagination within the mind and body. Best experiments with ideas of corporeal space and the figuration of emotion through gestures of the body, revealing emotional truths that lie beneath our everyday interactions. Her works contain inner self-reflections that render visible a paradox: the infinite and continually changing proportions of consciousness, and the finite physical laws of the body. The result is a stark confrontation with the vulnerability and solitude of the human experience.

The opening reception will be sponsored by Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum, Alphabet City Brewing Co, and Whitecliff Vineyard.

After the reception, head over to Passenger Bar (S3rd and Roebling) with us as we keep the party going! Drink specials all night with the show flyer! Be sure to pick one up at Eight of Swords before you leave!

 

About the Artist:

Sarah Best was born in Alaska where she was raised by wild dogs. Having decided she would rather be literate, she escaped to “the lower 48″ eventually landing in New York City. After some time she received a BFA from the School of Visual Arts in exchange for a remarkably large sum of money. She now resides in Brooklyn and is prone to saying “fuck” a lot.

The paintings will be on display in our gallery until March 13th.

RSVP here: “Fragmented Being”

Photos from opening night of “Not Forgotten” featuring the art of Guy Ursitti

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Thanks to everyone who came out to support Guy for his opening of “Not Forgotten”. It was an amazing turnout! Prints and originals are for sale here: Not Forgotten. The show will be up until 2/6 so if you were unable to make the opening please come by! Gallery hours are Wed-Mon 12-8pm.

Event Reminder and Pre-Sale! – This Friday, December 13th – “Not Forgotten” Opening at The Eight of Swords Gallery

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Just a reminder to come join us for our next gallery opening, “Not Forgotten”, featuring the works of Guy Ursitti. Check out our online pre-sale here: Not Forgotten Pre-sale

The event is sponsored by Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum and Pabst Blue Ribbon Beer. We will be serving up tasty rum cocktails to keep you warm while you enjoy the art.

After the opening event, head over to Passenger Bar (S3rd and Roebling) with us as we keep the party going with hot warm holiday cider for just $7 and $1 off drafts when you bring the flyer with you. Be sure to pick one up at Eight of Swords before you leave!

RSVP and more info: hereguy

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