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"Strange Cities: the Unique and the Unusual in the Urban Landscape"
2006-10-19 until 2006-10-30
Reflect-arts, Inc. at Gallery 27+
New York, NY, USA United States of America

Reflect-arts, Inc. presents Strange Cities: the Unique and the Unusual in the Urban Landscape from October 19 – October 30 at Gallery 27+, 242 West 27th St., New York, NY. This exhibit showcases 46 artists from 18 states expressing the notion of this theme with their unique imagination and craft. Strange Cities: the Unique and the Unusual in the Urban Landscape features two dimensional creations in a variety of media, with imagery from the surreal, the representational, the abstract, the absurd, and to the downright bizarre. Among the artists is Gary Isringhaus who has been a Premiere Portfolio Artist at absolutearts.com since 2002.

The opening event for Strange Cities will take place on Thursday, October 19, 2006, 6-9 pm. The opening will include live improvisational electronic music by the vibrant duo pico fermi, and a surreal, over the top interactive art performance by The Conundrums (featuring duo Muffinhead & Amber Ray) as well as cocktails and hors d’oeuvres.

On Wednesday, October 25, at 7:00 pm there will be a film screening and freeform chat with director Pedro Carvajal, POPaganda: The Art and Crimes of Ron English; this acclaimed documentary showcases guerilla artist Ron English, known for the artwork featured in "Supersize Me", and as featured on billboards in cities.

A Best in Show award will be determined by public vote at a ballot box at the gallery during the run of the exhibit. The Best in Show winner will be featured on the reflect-arts web site and will be part of an exhibition in New York in 2007. Other awards in addition to Best in Show include 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th place, Curator’s Picks and Honorable Mentions.

Reflect-arts, Inc. based in New York City, was founded by its Director Juliette Pelletier in 2005. Reflect-arts is dedicated to creating unique events to give artists opportunities to exhibit, showcase performers, and develop audiences and partnerships in unique venues around the world. Juliette Pelletier, an artist who has exhibit extensively world-wide, also has over fifteen years of experience working in art organizations.

Artists: Olivia Antsis, Ted Astor, Ron Beach, Adam D. Carreta, Michael Cevoli, Ronnie Cramer, Richard Des Jardins, Jeff Faerber, Mark Fernkas, Debra Friedkin, Simeon Gilmer, Victoria Goro-Rapoport, Matthew Gosser, Kevin Gross, Sandro Guerragarcia, Garfield Harry, Daniel Hauben, Steve Horan, Simon Huelsbeck, Jessica Irish, Gary Isringhaus, Thomas Jackson, Marcus Antonius Jansen, William Kerr, Doug LaRocca, Lisa Lebofsky, Jaewook Lee, Tommaso Leto, Richard Lubell, James Matthews, J. Adam McGalliard, Marc Moses, Dawn Revett, Johnston Robert H., Anthony Santella, Michael Santini, Elena May Siff, Anthony Stimola, Jennifer Tomaiolo, Carolyn Toye, Karen Voltz, Greg Watson, Jennifer Williams, S.P. Xyxx, Sebastian Zimmernann

View more of Gary Isringhaus' work at: http://www.absolutearts.com/portfolios/i/ishadesigns/.

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