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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: fall 2010

January 22nd, 2011 Lauren Edmond No comments


Tompkins Square, November view south © 2010 by Lauren Edmond


Bittersweet Sunday, Tompkins Square Park © 2010 by Lauren Edmond
This painting is from the edge where summer meets fall, yellow leaves are starting to be everywhere, lit by the late afternoon sun coming across the park lawn.

Recent paintings: fall 2009/winter 2010

January 21st, 2011 Lauren Edmond No comments


Tompkins Square bluetime view of Empire State © 2010 by Lauren Edmond


Tompkins Square Christmas Tree in the snow © 2009 by Lauren Edmond


Goddess of Tompkins Square, fall sunset © 2010 by Lauren Edmond


3rd Street and the Full Moon © 2010 by Lauren Edmond


Yellow Bowery © 2009 by Lauren Edmond


Red barn on 82 © 2010 by Lauren Edmond

The Bowery: Then and Now

November 9th, 2009 Lauren Edmond No comments

If you didn’t get to see the art show at the Bowery Mission 100 Year Anniversary in October 2009, you’re in for a treat! Here’s a show of photographs dating back to the 1800s, and continuing through… NOW! The show includes photographs and paintings by local NYC artists. Enjoy! The slideshow is in TimeOut New York


TimeOut New York: the Bowery: photos-of-the-bowery-now-then

Here are my 2 paintings from this show:
budding_rooftops

“rising rooftops” © 2006 by Lauren Edmond

hollyhocks_inthepark

“hollyhocks in the park” © 2006 by Lauren Edmond

Hope you enjoy the show!

Howlin’ Trees…. they’re back!

October 27th, 2009 Lauren Edmond No comments

Since so many people enjoyed my Howlin’ Trees…

They’re emerging from the vault to haunt & howl at Planet One for the next few weeks.

There will also be new NIGHT paintings of Tompkins Square park.

Boo!

Planet One
Halloween eve, Friday October 30, 2009 from 5:30-8PM
76 E 7 St (between 1st &2nd Sts) NYC
212 475-0112 (planet one); 212 979-1996 (lauren’s cell)

The old trees of the parks continue to dwindle, they fall and leave;-) Some have fallen due to disease, others to storms, others just to old age. This ancient tree stands on the corner of 7th Street and Avenue B, across from St Brigid.

Here’s Howlin’ Tree fall_from_b

“Howlin’ Tree” © 2006 by Lauren Edmond

St Brigid is an 1850s Irish famine church saved from destruction by the people of the East Village in 2007. Ochre yellow, it sits on the southeast corner of Tompkins Square. When it was scheduled to be torn down, the people took action. What finally saved the church was an anonymous donor. Renovation is supposed to begin, meanwhile it is still closed, and still standing!

stbrigid_FULLmoon-longer

“Full Moon over St Brigid” © 2006 and 2009 by Lauren Edmond

The night had me enchanted! Walking through Tompkins Square can feel like walking through a forest, a journey that takes you through the maze of paths and howlin’ trees, and finally back out onto the city streets. But when you resurface, you have the distinct impression you’ve been someplace else.

This night scene is the view (southwest) from the dog run in Tompkins Square, with the Crescent Moon rising.
moon_over_dogrun

“Crescent Moon over the dogrun” © 2006 and 2009 by Lauren Edmond

Fall night in Tompkins Square is magical. Changes happen you aren’t fully aware are happening! You walk into the park in one mood, and come out in another place. This is the middle of the park, those old tree limbs have seen a lot of history.
parkfalltwilight

“Fall twilight in the park” © 2006 by Lauren Edmond

Hope you can come to the show! There’s a magical transformation that happens when they’re printed in high resolution on beautiful cotton rag– and framed! And hanging in a gallery;-)

The show will be on view starting Friday, October 30 for a few weeks only!
Please email me to receive an invitations

Enjoy the colors!
Lauren

website: http://www.laurenedmond.com/
gallery: http://www.laurenedmond.com/gallery.html

And one more makes 4

September 3rd, 2009 Lauren Edmond No comments

Carolyn and the Artistas liked my 3 Howlin’ Trees and asked for one more. Now there are 4 hanging in the gallery at Theater for the New City. The show runs through September 30. The reception is September 9 from 5:30-8pm. It’s festive!

Here’s the 4th in the series of Howlin’ Trees.
parkfalltwilight

Fall twilight in Tompkins Square Park © 2006 by Lauren Edmond