Ed. Varie is pleased to present a solo-exhibition by artist Ana Kraš, Mothers With Spoons and Relationships, with Opening Reception on Thursday July 24th, 6-9pm.
As an artist working in a variety of media, of recent Ana Kraš has been diving into her drawing practice resulting in two new large and ongoing series, Mothers With Spoons and Relationships. Reclaiming traditional materials such as oil pastel and colored pencil, Kraš redefines the rare simplicity of drawing on paper. With a gestural line reminding us of Matisse or Picasso, drawings from the Relationship series evoke a raw emotional reaction and a calculated amount of genuine intimacy. The quiet stillness and palette choices in the series Mothers With Spoons might nod to Morandi, yet the personalization of content and modern abstraction make them unique to only Kraš. Her unpretentious ability to anthropomorphize her practice and her work give the drawings of these series a whole new “life” of their own. The pieces work in a group, as well as stand out individually like multiple parts of a conversation. The exhibition will be a careful and casual installation of several pieces from both series, unveiling a yet undiscovered part of her practice. Mothers With Spoons and Relationships will mark Ana Kraš’ debut show with Ed. Varie, as well as her first solo-exhibition in New York.
Ana Kraš, is an artist living and working in New York. Serbian born and raised in Belgrade, Kraš studied at the University of Applied Arts specializing in Interior Architecture and Furniture Design. Ana Kraš has earned international recognition for her various fields of work. Her Industrial and Furniture Design has been featured in publications such as Ambient, Architectural Digest, Dazed D, Elle Deco, New York Times Style, and Nothing Major. Kraš’ Fine Art and Photography have been exhibited in select group and solo shows in Copenhagen, Los Angeles, Madrid, New York and Paris, and has also been featured in Apartamento, Pig, A-3, and Vice (No-Photo Issue). Kraš has a self-published photo book titled OR-CA. Nominated by Ed. Varie, Kraš was recently selected for the NYC Maker’s Biennale at the Museum of Art and Design in Manhattan.
Ana Kraš’ solo exhibition will be on view from July 24 - August 10, 2014
This will our LAST exhibition for the SUMMER until SEPTEMBER!
We hope to see you! xx EV
Ed. Varie is pleased to present the premier of FOUNDATIONS Magazine on Thursday July 10th, 6-9pm.
"The Open Issue" will be the first printed edition of FOUNDATIONS Magazine. Created by young innovators, FOUNDATIONS Magazine will be printed on a Bi-Annual calendar focusing on emerging to mid-career art, film and writing from around the world. The Open Issue will include contributions in Art by Erika Braukis, Zachary Chistensen, Andrew Hutton, Marianne Vlaschits, Sebastian Gladstone, Kyle Roberts, Roxana Eslamieh, Theo Slavin; in Writing: Lila Gray, Nicholas Christensen, Sam Coggeshall, Josh Shaffer; and with Interviews of, Ray Potes, Lizzie Wright, and Josh Rofe.
In celebration of it’s inaugural issue in print, Los Angeles based artist Kyle Roberts will perform 20x20, composed of 20 short performances pieces in approximately 20 minutes, the order of which is chosen by the audience. 20x20 can be seen as a series of pantomimes reflecting the absurd and predicable nature of modern life. As a work of art it aims to expose these denials of reality and create an interactive experience that is genuine, which leaves viewers with a lasting impression of the underlying motivations of the human condition. “Its loud, its chaotic, its sweaty and honestly its really fun…” Kyle Roberts, as interviewed by Creative Culture Worldwide.
Thursday July 10th will also mark Ed. Varie’s 4 1/2 year anniversary as an interdisciplinary gallery promoting up and coming, emerging, and undiscovered artists worldwide. Inspired by the fundamentals of open programming, Ed. Varie exhibits artists of all media, and encourages the exploration of new concepts in the artistic practice. With a mission to unite artists in various stages of their careers to a community in Manhattan and beyond, Ed. Varie represents and mentors a wide range of artists both nationally and internationally.
Our 4 1/2 year Anniversary Bash, FOUNDATIONS Magazine launch and 20x20 Performance will take place in the backyard of Ed. Varie for ONE NIGHT ONLY, Thursday July 10, 2014.
For any additional information or questions, please contact the gallery, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kyle Roberts, 20x20
Kyle Roberts, 20x20
Kyle Roberts, 20x20