Upcoming Exhibitions


Mini SOLO EXHIBITION |SHAPESHIFTER | Islip Art Museum

Opening Reception June 25th, 2016, 8pm-11pm

November 22nd ONE NIGHT SOLO EXHIBITION |Torn and Suspended: A Collection of Watercolor Collages and Mobiles 

This exhibit will be suspended in time for three hours. There will be delicious food  and you can interact with some of the art. Please come and enjoy yourself for few moments that will never happen again.

“Torn and Suspended: A Collection of Watercolor Collages & Mobiles” is fully utilizing the cozy space of NYC Visual Art, incorporating art throughout the space in the form of Watercolor Collage Mobiles hanging from the ceiling and pipes, Paper Sculptures on table surfaces and Watercolor Collage Paintings being being mounted directly on the wall. Some of the art will be interactive for the guests’ enjoyment. One wall is being darkened for Watercolor Collage Paintings so that they can be mounted and all the torn edges can be visible, as was initially intended, with no semblance of a bounding box. Some pieces will be “framed” as they will be mounted on finished wood.

*as a gift, there will be Limited Signed and Hand-Painted by Anu Annam, on Archival Arches Watercolor Paper, souvenir Postcards given to the first 25 people who arrive at the show.

 

ARTIST STATEMENT 

It’s become a part of the human condition to reach states in our lives where we feel divided, “caught between two worlds”, ambivalent…torn. Whether we may be between (or choosing between) careers, lovers, residences or social identities, we can get caught up in such intricacies of thought and personal pathos that we can feel anywhere from overwhelmed to empty. While we are in this spiritually amorphous state, in this magnificent mess, every now and then a crystallization of ideas can form in the human artist’s brain that can reveal itself to us as beautiful. I believe, through admiration of the beauty of our chaos, we can find acceptance.

In “Torn and Suspended”, colors and lines have been disassembled with a decidedly hand-tearing method and reattached, over and over again to find a new harmony within one painting or mobile or even two or three. I am using these Watercolor Collages and Watercolor Collage Mobiles to recreate the pastiche of thoughts that create my moments of truths. The artwork is seemingly ephemeral, but the experience and lessons for me are suspended in time.

7pm-10pm

NYC Visual Art
43-01 21st St, Ste 208

Long Island City, NY 111101

dhg@nycvisualarts.com

347-878-9278

 

Past Exhibitions

May 28th Live Art Fusion 52 featuring Scogeojam

A Live Painting/Live Music experience, featuring 12 ARTISTS
simultaneously speed-painting while inspired by
live jazz fusion and audience interaction.

7:00-10:30pm
Free Admission

KJ Farrell’s

242 Pettit Ave
Bellmore, NY
(516) 804-9925
kjfarrells.com
facebook.com/events/506621729387244/
www.liveartfusion.com

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May 31st SPARKBOOM: BOOM IN THE BARN

A SPARKBOOM Jazz Event that features very on-the-edge people, young people who are just starting to make some noise, significant sounds on the New York Music Scene – redefining the aesthetic of “Cool.” Featuring ALCO, The KK Group, JB Baretsky & Trio.

Artwork by emerging artists Anuapama Annam, Eric Hurnyak, Cassandra Grossman, Dan Guido, Jason Koza and Jason Stuart set the stage- transforming the barn backdrop into an untraditional art gallery. Special appearance by Creative Vortex featuring their traveling interactive project “Creative Unity.” Craft beer will be provided throughout the evening courtesy of Greenport Harbor Brewery.

7:00-10:00pm

Conklin Barn
2 High Street
Huntington, NY
facebook.com/events/194229934058241/
sparkboom.org/event/boom-in-the-barn-2

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June 1st & 2nd Art League of Long Island ART IN THE PARK


The Art League of Long Island’s Art in the Park Fine Art & Craft Fair returns to the scenic Heckscher Park in Huntington on Saturday June 1 and Sunday June 2. Now in its 46th year, this juried fair attracts thousands of discerning art lovers from the metropolitan area.

More than 70 artists and craftspeople will show and sell original works of art and handmade crafts such as paintings, photographs, ceramics, jewelry, sculpture, woodwork, glasswork, wearable art, and more. Prizes will be awarded to artists and craftspeople for superior artistry and craftsmanship.

10am-5pm both days

Heckscher Park
Huntington, NY
artleagueli.org
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June 4th SOLO SHOW at Campari in East Northport

Renowned for her rare ability to capture emotions and auras in her Watercolor Portraiture, Anu Annam’s recent Watercolor Collages, releases her artwork from the boundaries of a squared-off area, opening it into the realm of sculpture. She collages the picture upon itself, transforming an already completed piece into a new artwork that possess all the same attributes, a phenomenon that mirrors reactions in in chemistry. Anu Annam has always worked from the mind, but this work comes from a deeper, bodily place. This work represents rebirth: both rebirth of the piece itself, and rebirth of herself as an artist.

Through her technique of tearing, Anu has set her paintings free from the boundaries of the box. It is a visceral experience which allows her to change a completed painting–completed in the last 24 hours or years ago–and reappropriate a past image to express present feelings. Abstraction overcomes representation and tears interact with brushstrokes. The cardboard guitars of Picasso were an inspiration for this recent artwork.

In removing space and rearranging content Anu tells about her own experiences: Spaces in the head removed, brain injuries, emotional challenges, no mouth, an act of silencing. In this work she has moved beyond the head, into the gut.

This show will feature both Anu Annam’s Watercolor Portraits and Watercolor Collages.

We hope you can attend this unique, painting-meets-sculpture show.

7pm-9pm (possibly longer)

Campari
255 Main Street, Nothport, NY
631-757-6700
campariristorante.com
facebook.com/events/196780690474559/

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2013 Legros Cultural Arts, Women in Arts, Manhattan, NY, USA

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2013 Cinema Arts Centre, Art Center for the Children of Sphoorti Benefit, Huntington, NY, USA

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March 2-29 2013: Sea Cliff Creative Arts Studio, Who’s Hot in 2013, Prize: Honorable Mention

Curator Dave Rogers

Opening Reception March 3, 2013 2-5 PM

The Creative Arts Studio of Sea Cliff

256 Sea Cliff Ave, Sea Cliff, NY 11579

Phone: 516-671-1000 Email: seacliffcreative@gmail.com

http://www.seacliffcreative.com/

2013 Coindre Hall, Spirit of Art Auction, Huntington, NY, USA
2013 Sea Cliff Creative Arts Studio, Portrait Exhibition: The People Around Me, Sea Cliff, NY, USA
2013 My Studio, Holiday Exhibition, Port Washington, NY, USA

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December 1st & 2nd, 2012: Art League of Long Island, Holiday Fine Arts & Crafts Fair


Please join me at The Art League of Long Island’s Holiday Fine Arts & Crafts Fair at their

beautiful facility in Dix Hills, NY. This juried show will feature a wide range of talented artists,
craftspeople, photographers, and printmakers. A great place to find beautiful, unique gifts!

Art League of Long Island
107 East Deer Park Road Dix Hills, NY 11746
www.artleagueli.org

 

 

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September 23rd, 2012: Live Art Fusion Festival

Please join me for an exciting live music/ live painting festival.
Featuring Music by:

Fusion Collective
Scogeojam
Mind Open

Along with 50 artists painting while being inspired by the music, scenic views,
and audience interaction. Paintings will be available for sale.

Noon-4pm

 

 

Heckscher Museum of Art
Terrace Lawn
Huntington, New York 11743
www.liveartfusion.com

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July 12th, 2012: “Rebirth: Transformation of the Elements” Solo Show Opening at Le Salon d’Art

Anu Annam’s artwork releases painting from the boundaries
of a squared-off area, opening it into the realm of sculpture.
The painting is collaged upon itself, transforming one to several
already completed pieces into a new artwork that possess all the
same attributes, mirroring reactions in chemistry. The artwork
comes from not only the mind, but a deeper, bodily place. This
work represents rebirth: both rebirth of the piece itself, and
rebirth of the artist.

SOLO EXHIBITION: July 8th-August 4th

OPENING RECEPTION: July 12th 7pm-10pm

 

Music, Wine, eclectic Hors d’oeuvres
Casual, funky, fun attire…come and enjoy an exciting evening!

Le Salon d’ Art
90 Stanton Street,
btw Orchard St & Ludlow St
New York, New York 10002
(212) 777-6008
www.lesalonart.com
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June 2nd & 3rd, 2012: Art League of Long Island, Art in the Park Fine Art & Craft Fair

The Art League of Long Island’s 45th Art in the Park Fine Art & Craft Fair will be at the

lovely Heckscher Park in Huntington June 2 & 3, 2012. Artists, craftspeople, photographers, and

printmakers are eligible to exhibit and sell their own unique creations at this well attended event.

Live music, food and drink are available. Raffles will run both days to benefit arts education programs

at the Art League of Long Island.

Heckscher Park
164 West Main Street Huntington, New York 11743
www.artleagueli.org

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April 14th, 2012: Legros Cultural Arts SWAN Day (Support Women Artists Now) at Queens Museum of Art

Please join us Saturday, April 14th, 2012, for a film screening, artisan fair and reception highlighting the art work
of women painters, sculptors,crafters and photographers. There will be special vocal and dance performances.

Schedule

1-3pm: Screening of Shorts by Women Filmmakers
Films:
Men or Mice by Kiaras Jones
Rosey at 100 by Leslye Abbey

3-5:30pm: Artwork by women painters, sculptors, crafters and photographers available for sale.
Enjoy complimentary refreshments and music.

Visual Artists

Anu Annam, Barbara Andre, Anna Aizic, Sahar Kamfar, Karen Fitzgerald, Carla Lobmier, Deborah Katz, Andrea Lujan, Brittney Maldonado, Helene Mukhtar

Special Performances by

Camellia Llaras, Vocalist
Kamaria Dailey, Choreographer/Dancer

Queens Museum of Art
New York City Building, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens, NY 11368-3398
www.queensmuseum.org

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April 27th, 2012: Art After Dark at Art League of Long Island

Join Anu Annam, other artists, and art lovers on April 27th, 2012, from 7-9pm at the Art League of Long Island. Art After Dark is an exciting series of special art exhibits with demonstrations by well-known local artists.

Participating Artists

Anu Annam, Christopher Arvans, Rondi Casey, Nicole Crescimanno, Debbie Cuneo, Rosanne Harder, Diedre Kline Rob, Mario Giuseppe Santoro, Amanda (Mandy) Signorelli, Jason Trentacoste, Penny Weber

Art League of Long Island
107 East Deer Park Road, Dix Hills, NY 11746
www.artleagueli.org

 

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