RABBITHOLE PROJECTS is proud to present
"FIVE NIGHTS WITH SANDY"
An Exhibition by DIEGO MEJIA
Curated by Nyahzul
THURS May 2nd Opening Reception 6-10PM
Artist Diego Mejia was born in 1976 in Queens, New York. He and some friends from school started doing graffiti when he was young giving birth to his love of art. As a child, he was constantly doodling on paper, fabrics and walls. At age 15, he moved to Colombia, South America to live with his grandmother. While there, he developed an appreciation for nature, landscapes and the bright colors he observed in the mountains, trees and animal life. For him it was like being five years old again, reviving his love for the spontaneous painting of his graffiti roots, improvising with wild lines and experimenting with colors and figures on paper, wood, and canvas. He eventually went on to study visual arts at the University Jorge Tadeo Lozano in Bogota, Colombia, studying with several Colombian maestros all the while learning and searching for more color and letting his flow of lines become more secure and free.
Today Mejia is best known for his spontaneous abstract / surrealist improv paintings. His work has been in several group shows in Colombia, Connecticut and New York.
RABBITHOLE PROJECTS & MANO A MANO
Mexican Culture Without Borders are proud to present
"SERENADE FOR NEW YORK" An exhibition by PAOLA NUÑEZ SOLORIO
Curated by Nyahzul
THURS April 4th Opening Reception 6-10PM
SPECIAL PERFORMANCES BY
Mariachi Tapatío de Álvaro Paulino
Mariachi Real de México de Ramón Ponce
Paola Núñez Solorio is one of the most dynamic visual artists working today. Immigration, tradition and solitude are some of her recurring themes. Núñez Solorio has the exceptional ability to capture candid moments and expressions that translate these intense emotions through her images.
Paola Núñez Solorio graduated from the International Center of Photography in 2010. Since 2005 she has been widely exhibited in the United States and Mexico. She has been the recipient of several international photography awards, such as 2nd Prize at the Julia Margaret Cameron Award, Silver Medal at the Prix de la Photographie Paris 2011, finalist at Exposure, finalist at Havana Times, and finalist at the National Geographic-PDN World in Focus Contest. Her work has been published in the New York Times, Cuartoscuro, PDN, Popular Mechanics, Havana Times, and One Life Photo Book, as well as in web portals worldwide.
ABOUT THIS EXHIBITION
Mariachi is a fundamental element of traditional Mexican culture, a vehicle for the transmission of heritage and history from one generation to another. This project aims to share, preserve, and honor Mexican culture and the people invested in keeping their traditions alive. No culture can subsist without people passing on their legacy to younger generations, a tall order for immigrants in particular.
Support for the exhibition Serenade for New York is provided, in part by, Cantina Royal, Colgate, Genesis Beverage Brands, Rabbithole Projects, and public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.
For more information:
Paola Núñez Solorio
Mano a Mano: Mexican Culture Without Borders
New York Times
New York Times Slide Show
Hail Kim!, 2012, Oil on canvas, 48” x 60” inches