Holy Moly!! This month has been crazies. Yer girl just wrapped up gift guide styling for People StyleWatch, Essence Magazine (I'm soooo antsy to spill the beans about this one, I'll have to wait til it's on the shelf). I even squeezed in some propping jobs for Travel and Leisure, Brides Mag and Nine West! wowswers. This lil maker is pooped....buuut not that pooped. JUNKPRINTS + PYRAMID HILL MUSEUM Next week my very first museum show opens in Ohio at the Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park Museum in Hamilton. Look ma, a freaking Museum! I'm thrilled, honored and humbled to be sharing Explorations In Nude with fine folks of Ohio. The show will be on display October 21st – November 12th, 2016 Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park and Museum in Ohio. The show open October 21st 2016. 1763 Hamilton-Cleves Road,State Route 128,Hamilton, Ohio 45013 Here's a link to the deets.
ART PRINTS!Since the Brooklyn exhibition of Explorations In Nude folks expressed interest in print from the series. I struggled with producing prints for this series because I wanted to make sure that I didn't short change the originals. Most artwork is experiences in some form of reproduction and in some ways that is great because it makes it more accessible but in the case of 3D work it's can be a bit problematic. This series plays a lot with shadow and I was concerned that the 3d element would get lost in reproductions. So I kind of shelved the idea of prints until I had the amazing opportunity to partner with TWYLA. We meticulously worked together to ensure that the integrity of each piece is well represented in these limited edition prints. Six junkprints pieces including Studded as well as The Goo Inside from the Explorations in Nude series are now available in certified numbered limited editions. These can be purchases directly through TWYLA BK35 CANADA LOVE Squad Love. My team over at Brooklyn35 collective and I will be heading to Canada to celebrate the release of the La la la video. I co-directed this video along with Tough Dumplin. Ya'll know I love me some Canada, specifically Toronto. I'm especially feeling the love given that I currently reside in a nation that has a presidential candidate that is into 'pussy grabbing' and a police force that is hell bent on executing Black folks. Given all of that I'm excited to be supporting the collective, sharing work, getting up with my Kitchener and Toronto folks. Mark your calendar 11/12 it's going down. McCabe's Irish Pub Kitchener 352 King St. West, Kitchener, Ontario N2G 1B7. See the facebook page to rsvp and for more deets SHOP IN PERSON Shop Junkprints. I know this is the part that ya'll been waiting for. I'm participating in a Holiday Pop Up shop along with the ladies Love project crew! Just in time for the holidays. I'll be releasing some new items in the athletic wear. More on that later. For now please hold the date. The event will be taking place in the Lower East Side, NY, NY on Saturday Nov. 26th PHILADELPHIA ARTS MURAL I was selected to participate in Philadelphia Arts Mural Training program. Guess who will be sharpening up those skills and throwing color all over some walls? Me 🙂 Mural Arts has united artists and communities through a collaborative process, rooted in the traditions of mural-making, to create art that transforms public spaces and individual lives. Can't wait to dive deep into this and get some community based larger scale projects under my belt.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
BROOKLYN35 & JUNKPRINTS PRESENTS
EXPLORATIONS IN NUDE
Curated by Jen Joyce Davis & Hana ElkhazinFriday May 13th – Sunday May 15th: Pop-up festivities and artist talk for Explorations In Nude, will be held at 5 Central Ave, Brooklyn NY 11206. The concept behind these events is a performance driven display of the artist’s work using emotions, inspirations and community connections. Events include live performances, a video screening, community yoga class, and a fundraising evening with chef prepared vegan dinner - proceeds will be donated to Black Lives Matter. Explorations in Nude is Chanel Kennebrew’s first solo exhibit. In this new work, she attempts to shake off assigned categories and invites us to explore the different definitions and associations of the term nude. In Kennebrew's opinion, society hides behind -isms (racism, colorism, normalism, conformism, westernism etc) and uses them to neatly organize and categorize practices, ideologies, and movements. Explorations in Nude is the articulation of Kennebrew’s deep dive into that world of isms. Using mixed-media, illustrations, photography, hand-cut paper, wood, paint, ink and installations, Kennebrew dissects, defaces, layers and crassly tacks on foreign elements to chisel away at society's history, power, trends and language. By exposing the layers, she clears a path to imagine, design and build a better futuristic representation of a transparent new world socially aware.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
- Conjunction (Friday May 13th, 2016) - A screening of a video project by Chanel Kennebrew and Brooklyn35. Followed by live performances. RSVP required. Please note - limited display of Explorations in Nude at this event. To see the full exhibit visit the Brooklyn35 and Junkprints pop-up space on Saturday and Sunday. Doors open at 6pm
- Concordance (Saturday May 14th, 2016) - Find your at-oneness in a free community yoga class held in the environment of Explorations in Nude. Led by Tara Sponsored by WTRMLN WTR - RSVP for Class at 10am. Exhibit open to yogis at 9:45am and to public 11am - 7pm
- Communion (Sunday May 15th, 2016) - An intimate dinner party and artist talk hosted by curators Jen Joyce Davis and Hana Elkhazin. Plant-based fare prepared by Chef Joanna Jeros. RSVP and donation required. 100% of proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to Black Lives Matter. Exhibit open to public 11am - 5pm
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About Joanna Jeros Joanna Jeros is a New York City-based vegan chef and activist working at the ACLU. Having worked in the non-profit sector fighting for social justice for the last ten years, Joanna believes that working to support health through plant-based cooking is a natural extension of her passion for positively contributing to the world. She is a graduate of Hunter College and Ann Wigmore’s Living Foods Lifestyle course.
I kinda snuck and did a group show in Brooklyn. It's currently up at Welancora Gallery. This group show is entitled 'HerStory'. It's a partnership with the Center for Arts and Culture Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation. I'm super excited to announce that my wwork not only sold out on opening night but was also featured in Monday's AM NEW YORK. The show will be up until June 18th
Hi there! I have some exciting news to share! For the past few months I've been doing some still life styling for People StyleWatch Magazine. Yep you read that right, my lil name is in print is one the most widely distributed magazine! The first issue is this dec./jan issue.
This is a bit late but two of my NYC stores were recently featured in time out New York! Congrats and both of these nifty establishments were sure to mention Junkprints. So let me tell you a bit about both stores. Whether you are a long time O.G. native New Yorker or the visiting tribe, you'll get a kick out of both of these establishments.
22 Eighth Ave (at 12th St) West Village
Subway: A, C, E to 14th StGet directions
Tue–Sat noon–7pm, Sun noon–6pm
This is what Time Out NY had to say about the store.
Husband and wife Allison and JJ McGowan opened the second branch of their mom-and-pop boutique to balance out the big-name chain stores inhabiting the West Village. In addition to the bags that made Teich’s original East Village shop popular (such as vintage-inspired lambskin clutches, $125), the new space offers exclusive products made by other local labels, including Studio DuArte, Noli Noli and Grass & Clovers. The space is eco-friendly with recycled-rubber floors, salvaged-wood shelves and walls painted with nontoxic paint. The charming displays of unique men’s and women’s accessories attract passersby, who can get their hands on creative finds like Sherry Truitt recycled sterling-silver, vintage-NYC-map cufflinks ($50). There are also Junkprints necklaces made from a laser-cut vinyl record ($40), a Bobby Joseph stuffed bear created out of a repurposed leather skirt ($250) and an Uptown Artworks cotton West Village street-sign pillow ($120).
They are the exclusive carrier of The junkprints NYC Hearts me necklaces.
214 Franklin St (suite 102 between Green and Huron Sts) Greenpoint/Williamsburg, Brooklyn
Subway: G to Greenpoint AveGet directions
Let me tell you how much I love RHLS founders Macks and Sarah. There brains are magical and they make and currate a fantatstic collection of clothing accessories and accoutrements. Local clothing label Ruffeo Hearts Lil’ Snotty, which has been outfitting Brooklyn’s cool crowd in crazy-colorful streetwear since 2006, has opened its first NYC shop. Look for the telltale sandwich board on the sidewalk, ring a buzzer marked "hot dog" and head down the hallway until you hit the minimalist white-brick–walled space with gunmetal-painted floors.
This store carries an assortment Of the Junkprints trilateral Necklaces, tees and bags. Visit now!
The other week Angel and her awesome team, Esteban and Taj Washington came by and did a video interview at the Junkyard. It debuted yesterday on Concreteloop.com. Despite being pretty sick, we had just got back from DC and getting about 3 hours of sleep they made me look alright. Check it out.
My lil company and I were featured in yesterday's New York Times. This is some crazy amazing press! In the business section...of all places
For a moment just forget the fact that it is the beginning of hurricane season and remember that summer has unofficially begun (Summer Solstice is on June 21, 2010). Why not slatter on some sunblick, showoff those gams, and celebrate summer with Junkprints. *Shameless Plug Coming............................................................................... .............................................................. ....................................now* Below are a few hot items to make you look cool in the summer:
I really need to make it out to SXSW. For some strange reason I've never been. My goodies seem to travel the world more than I do. This year I've team up with ReadyMade Magazine and SXSW to bring you these adsurd Junkprints Birkenstocks. So if your in Austin, be sure to swing by Beaty Bar @ Palm Door, 401 Sabine St. at East 4th Ave, Austin, TX and take a look, they look even cooler person. They are hand drawn and made from upcylcled materials...and the platform is made of push filling making the shoes impossible to walk in 😉 They are being auctioned for charity. Bids starting at $200...get those check books ready!
Check out The Winter Wool dress Here!