A Group Exhibition and a Musical Performance by “Casenave New Trio”, Directed by Steinway Artist, twice Grammy nominated Gustavo Casenave.
Curated by Melissa McCaig-Welles and Rodrigo Valles Jr., Ph.D.
Sponsored by Steinway
Gallery 345 345 E. 104th Street NYC, NY 10029
Opening Reception: Wednesday, September 2, 2015 6-10pm
Seating starts at 8:15 pm and concert will begin promptly at 8:30pm.
September 2, 2015- September 19, 2015
PRESS RELEASE FOLLOWS:
NEW YORK, NY (August 15, 2015) — Gallery 345 is pleased to present SUBLIME: Harlem, a group exhibition curated by Melissa McCaig-Welles and Rodrigo Valles Jr., Ph.D. featuring the following artists Alison Mosshart, Alessandra Maria, Carlos Mare, Chizuru Kaplan, Christian Jaquet, Curtis Eberhardt , Dan Witz, David Hollier, David Ortiz, ELLE, GILF, Greg Berg, Jamie Martinez, Jerome Lagarrigue, John Arthur Carr, Kathleen Vance, Katrina del Mar, L. Mylott Manning, Leza Lin, Marshall Jones, Michael Katz, Mitzu Haragushi, Monique Mantell, Morning Breath, Nick Kuszyk, Norbert Waysberg, Paul Chin Borg, Queen Andrea, Rodrigo Valles, Sophie Alexia Joly de Lotbiniere, SWOON, Tim Okamura, VEXTA, Vicky Barranguet and Zofia Bogusz.
After an astounding response by press, collectors and fans alike, the originally intended short-term, pop-up Chelsea exhibition Trophy Art has been extended at the request of Gallery 345 in Harlem. This exhibit will feature the aforementioned artist’s works, lauded by the press, and will include additional works by the artists as well as new additions to the roster.
Following the press announcement of the exhibition’s extension, Steinway became an official sponsor of the event opening reception, facilitating a much anticipated performance by “Casenave New Trio”, consisting of Nick Danielson, Assistant Concert Master from the NYC Ballet and former member of Orpheus and Tango Argentino, as well as virtuoso cellist Joe Lee. This trio is set to put the house on fire!
“Trophy Art” Melissa McCaig-Welles and Rodrigo Valles
Trophy Art, an exhibit curated and produced by Melissa McCaig-Welles and Rodrigo Valles, was intended as a pop-up exhibit, to raise awareness of NYC fine artists who have been making a profound impact on the worldwide urban/fine art scene. Sublime: Harlem will continue this message and match the aesthetic allure of Trophy Art, while adding new surprises from like-minded and highly-revered NYC-based artists and musicians.
“In today’s contemporary art world, the value of art and talent has been heavily confounded by market value prices and media trends that take away from the authentic experience of appreciating art for its pure aesthetics. But underneath the complex layers of superficiality and trendy business, there is a lot of heart and soul with evocation of true craft that still lives in many closed studios and open exhibitions. One just has to venture further and open their eyes a bit wider to appreciate art that is evolving with real dedication in our contemporary world…..Trophy Art” -Art Fuse
“Trophy Art boasts an all-star roster of artists with roots in graffiti and street art, each bringing to the table a prized “trophy” piece of their own style. Acting as a sort of antithesis to large-scale art festivals and shows that serve street art, graffiti and other street-inspired works on a silver platter to consumer audiences, the show as a whole highlights the impact that each of the selected artists intends to make on the world while simultaneously shunning the hype, buzz and sales-driven spirit of the high-art sphere.” - 12 Oz Prophet
“Casenave New Trio” Gustavo Casenave
"... enough can't be said, sensational musician..."
"...Casenave sounds splendid..."
THE VILLAGE VOICE
"... exuberant, virtuosic performance..."
THE NEW YORK TIMES
"... ferocious performance, emotionally wrenching playing..."
LOS ANGELES TIMES
" our guest artist ... an expert, a compelling pianist..." THE JUILLIARD SCHOOL
"... a true original artist..." BETTE MIDLER