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On the Quickness
Group Show featuring Guerra de la Paz, Lena Merhej, Han Mori, Wanda Raimundi-Ortiz, Lai Chung Poon, Agustina Woodgate, INKS and Too Fly
Curator Lynn del Sol

Run dates: May 4th- May 24th, 2005
Opening Reception: Friday May 4th 2005 3-10pm
Location: Haven Arts
Directions: 50 Bruckner Boulevard, Bronx, NY 10454

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Creative Thriftshop in conjunction with Bronx’s own Haven Arts presents “On The Quickness”, a group show. Artists include Guerra De La Paz, Lena Merhej, Han Mori, Wanda Raimundi-Ortiz, Lai Chung Poon, and Augustina Woodgate, INKS, and her sister TooFly.

"On The Quickness" signifies a highly condensed approach to making art in an abbreviated and often times spontaneous fashion. This is artwork that captures the essence and freshness of art in all it's many forms. It subverts the over-analytical rhetoric that plagues most of the foundation of what art is, how it should be created, and in what forum it should be presented in. The artists chosen for the show are all powerful creators with unique voices and individual styles that compliment eachother like the plumes of a peacock. Spring is in full bloom, life begins and sprouts, the air is filled with the feeling of radiant hope, like the essence of woman–On The Quickness.

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about the artist: Guerra de la Paz is the composite name that represents the creative team efforts of Cuban-born artists, Alain Guerra and Neraldo de la Paz. What began as an idea for two individual artists to share a working studio in Miami's Little Haiti, has become an ongoing collaboration that has evolved into constant experimentation.

about the artist: Lena Merhej received her BFA in Graphic Design from American University of Beirut in Beirut, Lebanon and her MFA in Design and Technology from Parson’s School of Desgin in New York, NY. She currently resides in Beirut, where she works as a lecturer for the Lebanese American University.

about the artist: Han Mori Born Oct 19th 1974 in Brooklyn, New York, Han Mori grew up Sheapshead Bay in a predominately Italian neighborhood. She received a BFA from the School of Visual Arts in 1996 and was also trained under contemporary master, the Art Students league in New York City. She was awarded several prizes and grants for her participation in “Yugo Next” a four year traveling exhibition.

about the artist: Wanda Raimundi-Ortiz is a New York-based curator and interdisciplinary artist whose works have been included in group shows at El Museo del Barrio, Exit Art, Bronx Museum of the Arts, El Museo de Arte de Rico, and MOCADA. She holds an MFA from Rutgers University, an AAS from the Fashion Institute of Technology (CUNY), and is the recipient of numerous awards throughout her career.

about the artist: Lai Chung Poon is a Brooklyn-based visual artist who plays between the polar opposites of control and passion. Born and raised in Hong Kong. She now lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. She recieved her MFA from School of Visual Arts, NY. in 2007. She is a multimedia artist that works in print, painting, performance, and video art.

about the artist: Agustina Woodgate is an interdisciplinary artist who explores the concepts of the human body, human identity, and human behavior through a wide range of media, including photography, installation, sculpture, video, and performance.

 

Installation View: On The Quickness, Haven Gallery, Bronx NY. 2005. Image courtesy of {CTS} creativethriftshop

about the artist: Too Fly was born in Ecuador, and raised in her grandparent's humble Corona, Queens house, she is a graduate of SVA in NY and is considered one of the most successful female graffiti artists out there.

about the curator: Born and raised in New York, Lynn del Sol currently lives and works in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. In late 2003 she left the commercial art world and set to create a vehicle for expletory artists to exhibit their works to the public by founding {CTS} creative thriftshop, a young art company that represents international emerging and under-represented artists.

about the gallery: Haven Arts Literally, a haven for the arts. Their vision is to develop a dynamic art space that promotes and represents visual art, dance and performance, poetry and other forms of expression in a vibrant format.

Han mori, Gypsie Longing, 2005, oil on canvas, 60x96in Image courtesy of {CTS} creativethriftshop Guerra de la Paz, Cub, 2004, digital pigment print, 20x24in (51x61cm) or 30x40in (76x102cm), each edition of 5. Image courtesy of Liquid Blue Gallery Installation View: On The Quickness, Haven Gallery, Bronx NY. 2005. Image courtesy of {CTS} creativethriftshop Installation View: On The Quickness, Haven Gallery, Bronx NY. 2005.
Image courtesy of {CTS} creativethriftshop
Augustina Woodgate, Attached, 2006, Human Hair, 120ft of hair each. Image courtesy of {CTS} creativethriftshop Installation View: On The Quickness, Haven Gallery, Bronx NY. 2005. Image courtesy of {CTS} creativethriftshop
Lai-Chung Poon, Origami Novel, 2005, ink on paper, 8x8in. Image courtesy of {CTS} creativethriftshop
Installation View: On The Quickness, Haven Gallery, Bronx NY. 2005
Image courtesy of {CTS} creativethriftshop