Between the Lines @ Rivington
Jul
19
Jul 23

 Between the Lines @ Rivington

  • Parasol Projects @ Rivington St

 Between the Lines  ______  

Here is my secret. It is very simple.
It is only with the heart thatone can see rightly;
What is essential ­is invisible to theeye.

—Antoine de Saint Exupéry, Le Petit Prince

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The aspects of things that are most important for us are hidden because of their simplicity and familiarity. (One is unable to notice something—because it is always before one’s eyes.)

—Ludwig Wittgenstein, Philosophical Investigations

Between the Lines, an exhibition featuring 10 selected artists from Japan, showcases the aesthetics of abstraction in each of the artists’ chosen mediums. Ranging from Japanese traditional mineral pigments to laser-cut papers, the works present dissimilar yet correlating approaches toward the context of unspoken messages.

While the title, Between the Lines, is commonly used to describe something that is not written or said explicitly or openly, it also addresses the aesthetics of “opaqueness” in Japanese expression and philosophy—where the most essential part is often not obvious at first glance. The exhibition celebrates this lapse of time by intensifying, silencing or synthesizing the notion of opaqueness.

Some of the artists explore the imperfection and blurriness in the hues to suggest a sense of emotional loss and uncertainness, while others utilize “lines” made by paper cutouts or drawn by acrylic pen to observe organic subjects using inorganic materials to underline the fragility. At first glance, some of the artworks seem to be abstract and straightforward, yet the artists have carefully chosen the materials to layer on multiple meanings.

Between the Lines will be on view July 19-23 at Parasol Projects, 2 Rivington Street, New York City, with an opening reception for artists on Thursday, July 20, 6-8 p.m. Participating artists are Reina Arima, Setsuko Ishida, Mica Kinoshita, Kiyora, Ai Ohkawara, Tamaki Ozone, Takahiko Sato, Tomoko Sue, SHIHO and Hirofumi Yamamoto. All artworks will be on online for purchase during and after the exhibition for two weeks. This exhibition is organized by Artrates in Tokyo, which supports Japanese artists to showcase and promote their works internationally.

2 Rivington Street
July 19-23 / 12-6pm
Opening Reception: Thursday, July 20, 6-8 p.m.
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EnnyEthnic @ Elizabeth
Jul
25
Jul 30

EnnyEthnic @ Elizabeth

  • Parasol Projects @ Elizabeth

EnnyEthnic is a contemporary lifestyle clothing and accessory line featuring bold prints from Zimbabwe and other parts of the African continent. The carefully selected bold prints and rich colors make each piece a statement piece. The line prides itself in limiting a print to one season, retiring that print once the season is finished. This creates an exclusivity in the pieces that is unmatched and truly unique.  

171 Elizabeth St
July 25-30 / 10am-8pm

www.enny-ethnic.com
@ennye_collection
 

The COUNTERCULTURE POP-UP @ Rivington St
Jul
25
Jul 30

The COUNTERCULTURE POP-UP @ Rivington St

  • Parasol Projects @ Rivington St

The COUNTERCULTURE POP-UP: Outcasts, Outlaws and Misfits
NEW YORK, NY – Jena Min, founder of luxe boutique gallery Condemned to Be Free is collaborating with social media maven, Minnie Park to celebrate countercultural fashion, beauty, art and design in a whirlwind six-day pop-up that’s a cross between a carnival reality show and performance theater for graffiti artists. Featured in this highly curated event are
avant-garde prints of kabuki theater performers and a photo book on Japanese LGBTQ culture by Michel Delsol, a photo series on ‘forgotten places’ by Gudrun Georges, skateboard decks featuring artwork by iconic artists Ai Weiwei and JeanMichel Basquiat in partnership with the Skateroom, Topstone limited-edition vaporizers, bad-ass luxury accessories, and
Erbanna will be launching their newest collection of 420-friendly bags. And if you’re a native New Yorker you may recognize the art of local street artist #WhoIsDirk whose work will be featured all over the walls.

Join us in this one-of-a-kind cultural retail experience where you can shop for some seriously cool shit while enjoying hemp-infused chocolate truffles and freshly popped popcorn in a graffiti-art setting. But no counterculture experience is complete without indulging in a cannabis beauty make-over, a henna hand tattoo, a palm reading and perhaps a bootcamp-style workout with ex-cons (to help you get the prison body you always wanted). The event takes place (where else? but) in New York City– once the heart of the underground scene where squatters ruled the East Village and Save the Robots made anarcho-punks like Blyth Power and Thatcher on Acid seem tame in comparison.
This event is open to the public.

No worries if you can’t make it to the pop-up show in person. The entire event will be live-streamed via @counterculturepopup where you can watch and vote on your favorite shows for a chance to win highly coveted prizes!

Thank You to Our Generous Sponsors:
CC Gregibles | ConBody | Curved Papers | Erbanna | Topstone Projects
Baked Joint & Co. | Condemned to Be Free | MiniB Beauty
If you’re interested in collaborating, shoot us a bio, photo, and a link to your portfolio: counterculturepopup@gmail.com

About Condemned to Be Free
Condemned to Be Free is a purveyor of the curious: luxe experimental fashion, organic hemp beauty, and provocative objets d'art that champion the non-conformist. The subversive lifestyle brand frequently collaborates with a collective of makers and creatives who live by their own rules to promote social good through the creative arts.

Contact: http://www.condemnedtobefree.com | iam@condemnedtobefree.com

About Minnie Park
Minnie Park is a sales and marketing stylist who creates social media messaging for Korean beauty brands as well as for brands like Bobbi Brown and L'Oreal. She is founder of MiniB Beauty, a U.S. based cosmetic consulting firm that develops campaigns to work holistically with the brand's business goals. Previously, she wore stilettos and managed relationships for top-tier Wall Street firms. When not staring at data sets or discovering the next big beauty trend, she is busy thinking up new ways to spoil her 5 dogs (who definitely have fancier lifestyles than she does).

Contact: http://www.minibbeauty.com | minib@minibbeauty.com

July 25-30 / 11 am - 9 pm
2 Rivington St NYC

Solo New York @ Bowery
Jul
27
6:00 pm18:00

Solo New York @ Bowery

  • Parasol Projects

Designed in New York, available everywhere, Solo is one of the largest and fastest growing urban lifestyle brands. You're invited to celebrate the new Solo New York bag collections in NYC. Join the happy hour event for food/drinks/music and to check out the new product. Solo New York will be gifting a bag that best fits your style!

208 Bowery
Opening Night: July 27 / 6pm-9pm
Please RSVP

www.solo.net
@solonewyork

THINK @ Elizabeth
Aug
2
Aug 6

THINK @ Elizabeth

  • Parasol Projects @ Elizabeth
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THINK is a streetwear brand that is based out of Minneapolis Minnesota. It was started by two college students who were raised in the state of Minnesota. THINK is a brand based around the idea of Thinking Outside the Box. THINK sells a variety of items including T-shirts, Long-sleeve shirts, Sweatshirts, Crewnecks, Shorts, Polos, Backpacks, Skatedecks, and Hats. THINK will be selling many of their items from their first summer drop at the pop up, as well as their new, New York City collection. 

August 2-6 / 10am-8pm
171 Elizabeth St

www.thxnkoutsidethebox.com 
@officialthink.

 

Odele Zhang: LIVE Broadcast @ Rivington
Aug
22
Aug 27

Odele Zhang: LIVE Broadcast @ Rivington

  • Parasol Projects @ Rivington
Inset painting: “James” Odele Zhang, 2017 Oil on linen, 56 in. by 36 in.

Inset painting: “James” Odele Zhang, 2017
Oil on linen, 56 in. by 36 in.

LIVE Broadcast. LIVE Broadcast features Zhang’s sometimes playful, oftentimes somber, representation of fleeting encounters with her subjects. The paintings are produced live within a set time restriction, never to exceed a single day. At first glance, her paintings connote a seemingly figurative state, but Zhang’s subjects serve to render her momentary feelings while painting, rather than the subject itself. Classical traditions of painting train us to decipher the mimetic, but Zhang attempts to capture the tense moment when the artist is transcribing the shifting visuals of the physical object by making the object reflect her ephemeral reactions toward what she observes. Read more...

2 Rivington St
August 22-27 / 10am-6pm
Preview, Tuesday, August 22: 6-8pm
Opening Reception: August 23, 6-8pm
Closing Reception:  August 26, 3-6pm

www.odele.co