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PROTEST!

November 3rd, 2011 Lauren Edmond 1 comment

Join the
PROTEST!

Group Art show @ Theater for the New City
November 4 – December 31, 2011
Opening Reception: November 9, 2011
@ Theater for the New City
155 1st Ave – Lobby
(bet 9th & 10th Sts)
New York, NY 10003

I have 3 paintings in the show to PROTEST the general lack of environmental awareness, and the imbalance between masculine and feminine values in our culture.


“Red Wall @ 6BC, fall 2010″ © 2011 Lauren Edmond


“Red Tree @ Tompkins Square DogRun, fall 2010″ © 2011 Lauren Edmond


“Red Maple @ 6BC, fall 2010″ © 2011 Lauren Edmond

PROTEST Artist Statement:

iPROTEST!

iPROTEST the imbalanced value judgment
of beautiful Mother Nature as lightweight
iPROTEST the immediate dismissal of flowers,
trees, parks, and gardens as “not meaningful art”
iPROTEST disenfranchised artists who do not
have the credentials to impress the power elite
clients of gallerists.
iPROTEST separative judgments based on
self-serving lies
iPROTEST the ongoing threat to NYC’s community
gardens from parasitic developers
iPROTEST by showing my 3 reddest paintings,
red being the color of life
and, i am PRO parks and gardens and art and artists!

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Theater for the New City, Crystal Field, Executive Director, presents
“PROTEST!”
a visual arts exhibit curated by CAROLYN RATCLIFFE
featuring the works of Artists:
Amy Cohen Banker , David Barish, Elliot Berke, Lois Carlo , Kathy
Creutzburg, Peter Cramer, Carla Cubit, Dennis Edge, Lauren
Edmond, Haim Elisha, Galante, Alan Gastelum, Susann Ferris-Jones,
Randy Jones, Hieke Krebs, Charles Krezell, Kathleen McDermott,
Jerry Pagane, Carolyn Ratcliffe, Mike Rimbaud, Gene Reynolds,
Bonnie Rosenstock, Morena Saenz, Suki Weston, Suzanne Wilde,
Laura Zelasnic
The exhibit explores concepts and issues of Protest! in painting,
photography, sculpture, mixed media and text. Demonstrations have
spread across the globe as people demand changes – a refusal to
accept the status quo of dictatorships, corporate greed and laying
waste to the environment. Join us for our
Opening Reception: Wednesday, November 9th, 5:30-8pm
Dates: November 3-December 31, 2011
Gallery: M-S. 4-8 PM, Sun. 3-5pm (& is wheelchair accessible)
Address: 155 First Ave, New York, NY 10003
Public Transportation: Bus-M 8 &15; Subway: R, 6, F, & L
This program is made possible in part by public funds from The NYC Dept. of
Cultural Affairs in Partnership with the New York City Council-(Many thanks
to Rosie Mendez, NYC Councilperson)
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Festival of the Arts: May-June 2011

May 15th, 2011 Lauren Edmond 2 comments

Lower East Side Festival of the Arts
May 25 – June 19, 2011
Opening Reception: May 25 from 5:30-8PM
Theater for the New City
155 1st Ave (9/10)
NYC

Click for Press Release and more info

Here are my 3 paintings for this show. They will be shown stretched on canvas.


Lena’s Red Rose at La Plaza Garden © 2010 by Lauren Edmond


Purple Iris at La Plaza Garden © 2010 by Lauren Edmond


Ruffled Iris at La Plaza Garden © 2010 by Lauren Edmond

Recent paintings: Fall 2010

April 16th, 2011 Lauren Edmond No comments

6BC orange bush & coffee © 2011 Lauren Edmond

Tompkins Square dogrun red tree © 2011 Lauren Edmond

6BC red maple, fall 2010 © 2011 Lauren Edmond

6BC red wall, fall 2010 © 2011 Lauren Edmond

Recent paintings: Spring/Summer 2010

January 21st, 2011 Lauren Edmond No comments


Koi Pond at La Plaza Cultural Garden © 2010 by Lauren Edmond


Lena’s Red Rose at La Plaza Garden © 2010 by Lauren Edmond


Purple Iris at La Plaza Garden © 2010 by Lauren Edmond


Ruffled Lily at La Plaza Garden © 2010 by Lauren Edmond


Cardinal at La Plaza © 2010 by Lauren Edmond


6BC Botanical Garden, spring © 2010 by Lauren Edmond

MENAGERIE menage

October 6th, 2009 Lauren Edmond No comments

There’s an interesting ‘salon’ style show hanging at the Tompkins Square Library called MENAGERIE: Creative ExPression of the Lower East Side 2009. It was curated by Shell Sheddy and will be hanging through October 30.

With 40 prolific artists participating, there is art everywhere! And– there are scheduled performance, poetry, and films every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday. Info will be on facebook.

Here are my 3 paintings in MENGERIE: Creative ExPressions of the Lower East Side 2009

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6th St Botanical Garden, in spring © 2009 by Lauren Edmond

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The WIllow at La Plaza, early spring © 2009 by Lauren Edmond

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“Peachtree at La Plaza” © 2009 by Lauren Edmond

6th BC Botanical Garden, spring 2009

July 22nd, 2009 Lauren Edmond No comments

my work goes through many phases. sometimes less is enough. and just seeing the paintings in all their forms can be fun.

so in that spirit, here’s the 6th BC Botanical garden in the spring of 2009. perhaps a work in progress, perhaps it is done!
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6BC Botanical Garden in bloom © 2009 by Lauren Edmond

the 6BC Botanical Garden is, of course, located on 6th Street between Avenues B&C, in the East Village, or Loisaida, or in the atlas, Tompkins Square, NY. The garden itself is a work of art, and the result of the work of many gardeners. Unlike the other community gardens where each gardener has their own plot, 6BC is one garden that all gardeners share. Here’s another painting from 6BC, in September of 2006,
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6BC September Light © 2006 by Lauren Edmond

This painting is part of the show currently hanging at Planet One Cafe. More on that show soon!