BAF Gallery is pleased to announce a Hip Hop POP UP SHOP Listening Event with Talib Kweli and Niko Is Thursday, December 13th 6:30- 9:30pm.
Featuring: NIKO IS, fresh off his European tour!
We will be listening to his newly released album UNIKO with the Brooklyn legend Talib Kweli, offering up a special selection of musical mixes throughout the evening.
Albums, CD’s, books and apparel will be on sale the night of this special event, so make sure to get them signed after you purchase.
.Wine will be served (21yrs with proof), Hydration sponsored by ESSENTIA WATER.
This is a free event!
Frances Segismundo (b. 1992) is a multi-disciplinary artist whose central focus concerns the relationship between the physical and philosophical body; primarily understanding the internal and external self.
Segismundo’s work visualises her emotions and maps out an internal world, encompassing physical and psychological spaces through the process of painting. Beginning with the use of broad strokes and larger forms that then gradually builds layer by layer; considering the compositional balance between colour, textures and materials. Throughout each painting, Segismundo translates what occurs internally onto the physical space of the surface; mirroring her exact thought processes with every movement in the creation of the work.
Granting a view into an unspoken life of the mind; highlighting the internal conversations and conflicts that transpires prior to any physical action or external behaviour caused thereafter. The physicality of painting allows Segismundo to acknowledge this self-processing of alternating between rational and irrational states of mind, and the ways in which each layer offers her to navigate through her overwhelming consciousness individually. Applying the complex layering of the body as a physical concept of how one processes and filters information, thoughts and emotions.
Every stage of a painting focuses on the various thoughts and emotions that occur during the creation period; from larger, fundamental concerns, to minuscule, overthinking details. Using paper or canvas as an alternative for these thoughts to encompass a physical space, and be tangibly rearranged from a discombobulated to a more linear way of thinking. Employing a meditation practice to engage and connect the mind and the body to produce a true sense of self through the work.
The collection of forms and textures are created using a wide range of materials that offers a sense of varying degrees of thought, emulating a stream of consciousness; anxieties, concerns, reasonings, speculations and contemplations. This practice of layering reflects upon how inner-thoughts get processed and filtered through the body. From within, it travels through the all its layers, filtering out the unnecessary before arriving at the surface of the body; the external self. Emulating the layering of emotions with the layering of the body; an introspection that embodies physical and psychological landscapes.
Frances Segismundo (b, 1992) is a multi-disciplinary artist and a graduate from Camberwell College of Art (2015). With a fine-art background, Segismundo also trained as a tattoo artist, which lead to her curiosity in the body and began studying all aspects of it. Exploring the emotional connection between the physical and philosophical body, using skin and the human form at the core of her concepts, materials and creation of her work. Segismundo has exhibited in New York, Hong Kong and London. Selected group shows include the BAF Gallery (2018), Site:Brooklyn (2018), Conception Art Show (2018) and Two Thirty-One Projects (2018). Segismundo currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.
BAF Gallery welcomes the summer season with this first in a series of pop up exhibitions.
OUT of ORDER features three artist of various backgrounds working abstractly. The works, as diverse as their makers are layered in rich colors, and textured surfaces. The masterfully rendered paintings are beautiful to behold, and convey many dialogs as they attain balance with with each other.
Featuring the work of:
All are invited, refreshments will be served.
It has been an honor to host Mr. Gatewood in this stellar exhibition. His honesty as an artist is highlighted by his ability to create the highest quality of artwork in his mixed media collage forms. The name "The ENERGY Series" is spot on. These works move accordingly!
Mr. Gatewood will be on hand to answer questions about this exhibition and his new work.
All are welcome!
My latest series of works, ‘Deconstruction of East New York’ addresses the cultural deforestation taking place as East New York, Brooklyn experiences the redevelopment previously seen in the neighboring communities of Williamsburg and Bushwick. While it’s often brushed over as part of the natural processes of community development, modernization and gentrification, there is a deeper, more complex, story emerging that needs to be documented and deserves thoughtful consideration. My latest work discusses the positive and negative impacts of the development of this community and challenges viewers to think critically about the consequences.