Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Flying Colors - Zorya Fine Art and YMCA event

Zorya Fine Art most recent exhibit, “Flying Colors,” and the collection of Zorya Nadia prints inspired by ancestral Ukrainian embroidery and curated by artist Nadia Martinez.

Monday, January 30, 2017

Getting ready for Valentine's Day

For the very first time Banchet Flowers is introducing floral arrangements set with a fine limited edition silk scarf brought to you by Zorya Fine Art and designed by Zoria Nadia.

Richer in Love

Color Me with Love

Fallen for Love

New Love

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Exhibition: Louder Than Words

Curatorial Project 2017

Louder Than Words Curated by Nadia Martinez

Louder Than Words
Pop-up exhibition
Saturday, January 28, 2017
1 PM - 5 PM

121 Varick St, 
New York, NY 10013
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Louder Than Words brings together an international team of artists who use different mediums to express their emotions, concerns, memories and ideas about life, nature, hope, decay, politics, world events and humanity. The pieces contained in this exhibition speak for themselves, louder than any words that could describe them.
Touba Alipour, Kakeru Asai, Ghislaine Boreel, Dennis Bourke, Michelle Bratsafolis, Walter Brown, Kathryn Cameron, Monika Camillucci, Osmeli Delgado, Michele Rave Grassani, Micaela Kramer, Hazel Manheimer, Cecilia Nelson, Esther Rosa, Poramit Thantapalit, Sarah Tse, Teresa Waterman

Images left to right: Kakeru Asai, Micaela Kramer, Michele Rave Grassani, Esther Rosa, Sarah Tse, Poramit Thantapalit

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Zoria + Nadia

This year I worked on two collaborations, you have seen the posts about Elephant Cosmetics a collaboration with Mr. Twist. 

Zoria + Nadia is a project I'm working on with my friend Zorianna Altomar. We are presenting a line of prints and scarves inspired by Ukranian embroideries created by Zorianna’s maternal grandmother, my own grandmother was also a woman who worked with the needle, she was a seamstress and this inspired me even more to create these designs. When I was little, I had to do some embroideries myself, I disliked it so much, my grandma helped me fishing them so I could pass the class.  

When I first saw the original embroideries, I had the desired to take the beautifully designed elements and free them up. I created digital images of the elements and started to play.  My own work influenced me to created some of the pieces like Stardust was inspired by Viento Estrellado.
In a way, technology has been an inspiration on my work for some time now, so adding something technological to this body of work was just natural, that is when I started to incorporate the QR codes to some of the designs. 

These are some of the designs

They are on view at Zorya Fine Art, 38 E Putnam Ave, Greenwich, CT 06830

Monday, December 19, 2016

Elephant Cosmetics - Closing Exhibition at 4 Pareti Gallery


Ends on December 20 the exhibition "Elephant Cosmetics" Mr. Twist (aka Mark Dixon) and Nadia Martinez, hosted by "4uattro Pareti", the space dedicated to contemporary art Via Fiorelli 12 / D, directed by Maria Giovanna Villari . 18:00 pm greetings with the artists and the public, and to follow, on the invitation, the banquet for the closing day of the exhibition focused on the pictures of pachyderms of Rajasthan, the jars with magic potions and bottles with medicinal pro aging.
As part of the exhibition, were exhibited the works of other artists 4 for 4 Saturdays: Lorenzo Migliaccio, Iole Cilento, I Lastrucci Brothers and Fabrizio

4 ParetiChiaia Magazine, Napoli, Dec 2016, pp24

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Flying Colors, Ilona Sochynsky

My curatorial debut, Flying Colors and exhibition of paintings by Ilona Sochynsky at Zorya Fine Art, Greenwich, CT.

Sochynsky invites you to let your imagination go with her new series of paintings titled "Fugues."

The juxtaposition of colors and shapes helps to create an illusion that stimulates the eye and the mind. Like individual melodies that form a larger musical composition--a fugue or a symphony--her paintings engage in an exciting dialogue, building on the foundations of contrast, rhythm, balance, and harmony.  Each piece is like a small window that explores a different world or possibility, each one is an emphatic achievement.

Flying Colors is an exhibition that combines strength and perseverance. We are putting our colors up to signify our triumphs and victories.

I have currently embarked on a new series of circle paintings titled “Fugues”. Using the circular form I attempt to interweave fragments and textures into a contrapuntal composition, whose basic structure consists of themes stated successively in different voices. With these paintings I aspire to create a state of harmony and to provoke a dreamlike state of altered consciousness in the viewer.  -  Ilona Sochynsky