Y Gallery

Artist Talk: Saturday Feb 16, 6-8p:

 Cal Schenkel, Arturo Vega, Gaspar Orozco

Y Gallery, 165 Orchard St., NYC

The artists will discuss their work in conversation with poet & punk Gaspar Orozco as part of the exhibition METAL COYOTE. Cal Schenkel is most well known for creating several of Frank Zappa´s album covers including We Are Only in it for the Money, Cruising with Ruben and the Jets, Unlce Meat, Burnt Weeny Sandwich, and The Grand Wazoo, among others. Arturo Vega is an artist and music producer. The logo he designed for The Ramones has achieved international recognition and has been pirated all over the world. His painting is influenced by pop and is very much interested in exploring the concepts of commerce and capitalism. Gaspar Orozco founded the punk band Revolución X during the 1980s in Chihuahua, Mexico.

just opened:

 curated by Anne Huntington

Y Gallery, 165 Orchard St., NYC

This show exhibits five Mexican artists whose works uniquely connect to the process of the object: the before and the after, in a dynamic and transformative way… including works by Mauricio Limón, Quirarte & Ornelas, Omar Rodriguez-Graham, Moza Saracho and Marela Zacarias.   - thru July 31

Opens July 18, 6-9p:

Limbo Express
 Ulrike Theusner

Y Gallery, 165 Orchard St., NYC

German artist Ulrike Theusner’s first solo show in New York. Through black and white ink drawings and oil painted canvases Ulrike represents the “Limbo’, the unknown grey area between existences here populated by bizarre whimsical creatures and situations. - thru Aug 4

It is of the opinion of the object head admins that Y! Gallery is a piece of shit and should be avoided

They suspended one of the OBJHead admins for having object head art, because they are not considered “humaniods”, and then proceeded to wipe their gallery of all object head art.

Which is stupid because they allow robots and furries.

So be careful about posting your object heads there.

That is all.


Life is all about balance, work hard and play hard. Clearly Nicole is capable of both. As I got to hang out and document her life at her place preparing for her show that recently just happen at the Y Gallery “Portraits of Orgin” solo show.

Good times and best of everything. also excuse the blurriness as I was testing out a old film camera..  

more photos to come..


“Wiping the forehead of…“

The box containing 60 tissues is offered to the audience to use it in
accordance to their needs.
Each tissue is an episode, a sheet filled with jottings, a thought, a
copy, a tweet.
It takes on a form of a seemingly disconnected diary, joint together
by a fragile structure of interlaced tissues.

featured at:



Curated by Meyken Barreto, Carlos Garcia-Montero, Cecilia Jurado and ghost writer.

Y Gallery, New York


SPECTRUM 24.04.16

Well, it’s all up and ready to go…..Jewel Box’s “SPECTRUM” 2016 Exhibition. The space looks elegant and clean, the work of 8 artist/jewellers - varied, skilled, intriguing. Gorgeous! Opening tomorrow (Sunday 24th) at 3p.m. till 6, and on till May 6th. Hope to see some of you there.
Mariel Brown’s Catalogue intro. sums up the exhibition beautifully:
Exploring the spectrum

In the catalogue for the seminal jewellery exhibition, “Flux & Fire”, jeweller Barbara Jardine writes: “Jewellery is many things – a statement of power, wealth, status, personality and fashion. It can be frivolous, decorative, sculptural, symbolic and protective. Jewellery can be made from anything, be it precious metals, paper, plastic, or steel.” Jardine aptly captures the full spectrum of all that jewellery is: the reasons we wear it, the materials of which it can be made, the meaning that can be derived from it. Spectrum pulls together the collections of eight diverse jewellers who work in a variety of media, from precious metals and gemstones to wood and plastic. Their approaches to making are also quite individual, as are their finished pieces.
Of course, gemstones, which are integral to much jewellery, come in all the colours of the spectrum, and this is the starting point for Sarah May-Marshall’s juicy collection of cocktail rings. Marshall incorporates highly faceted stones in a range of colours from amethyst to citrine in her playful and sparkly rings.

Rachel Ross draws inspiration from either end of the spectrum through the use of black and white or transparency. In her pieces she incorporates oxidised and polished silver, pearls, crystals, slate and black coral, to, as she says, “capture… the infinite array that exists beyond the conventional spectrum.”
Jade Drakes’ work employs a range of unexpected materials as well as diverse techniques and approaches to create work which is daring and exciting! In one brooch, she uses roughly carved and knotted wood, jewellery saw-blades and a semi-precious stone called a blue druzy to create a whimsical piece.
Barbara Jardine continues her exploration of the sea urchin shell, by creating dazzling bottle-stoppers which are layered in gold or silver leaf, lacquers, coloured resins and fine gemstones. She too draws on a wide range of materials and techniques in her practice, and for Spectrum, she focuses on, as she says, “pure, transparent colour through the use of stones and resins in rainbow hues.”

Jasmine Thomas-Girvan explores the “strange and fantastic” domain of the wild woman in her Spectrum collection. In one piece, satin ribbons in the rainbow spectrum of colours stream from the open palms of a hybrid of So-Wei and the Virgin Mary. In another, carved open palms seem to present wearers with an offering.
The simple yet unexpected shapes of Janice Derrick’s work, coupled with her interplay of textures, finishes and gemstones, make for elegant, dynamic and contemporary pieces of jewellery. In one brooch, for example, Derrick presents a cut silver disc with a jagged inner lip of highly polished silver, contrasted by a matt surface (the face of the brooch) and a gold outer-lip.
Tiny discs of coloured felt bring pops of intense colour to the jewellery of Ashraph, who designs pieces that eschew ideas of function in favour of a visual aesthetic that is architectural and linear; function is second to material choice and form. 

In a unique twist, Sonya Sanchez-Arias makes the disposable precious in her collection for Spectrum. Sanchez-Arias recycles and re-imagines plastic forks, meshes and other plastic items – considering and making based on the possibilities of what they could be, rather than getting stuck in their seeming mundanity.
By bringing together an eclectic group of jewellers, the exhibition, Spectrum, offers a diverse and exciting collection of interpretations and approaches to communicating all that jewellery is and can be.
- Mariel Brown