Picture This: The Goddess Kicks Ass

Anjali Bhargave's work at Gallery 151
Anjali Bhargave’s work at Gallery 151
You Can Be a Goddess at Gallery 151
You Can Be a Goddess at Gallery 151 
Artist L'OR (Laura O'Reilly of The City Firm) Getting in the Zen Zone
Artist L’OR (Laura O’Reilly of The City Firm) Getting in the Zen Zone

The very first time I walked into Gallery 151 was its original pop up location on the Bowery. In the summer of 2011, I attended a show by graffiti artist legend Fab Five Freddy (Fred Brathwaite). It was a bare bones industrial feel space as they were there temporarily but they presented eye-popping art. At that time, I was still working in a museum and not writing for AF yet – now that feels like centuries ago. Fast forward two years later and on a balmy night last July 18th, Gallery 151 came back with a vengeance on West 18th Street. AF walked into a sleek, high end and very chic space for the group show The Least Orthodox Goddess. The show curated by Jasmine Wahi included nine artists that explored the core of the Goddess character as expressed in their contemporary art of various disciplines. Featured in the show were Goddess inspired pieces from: Anjali Bhargava, Peter Gronquist (who was reviewed by AF recently), Julie Heffernan, Swati Khurana, Leila Lal, L’OR, Divya Mehra, Wardell Milan, and Carrie Mae Rose. AF badass lens warrior, Max Noy, captured some scenes from the least orthodox gallery set up and the various denizens that came out to pay homage to art.

 

The Least Orthodox Goddess / On View: July 18 – August 31, 2013

Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Sunday (11 am to 6 pm)

Gallery 151. 132 West 18th Street (btwn 6th & 7th Avenues) NYC, NY 10011

 

text by: Oscar A. Laluyan

photography by: Max Noy Photo

Real Life Goddesses Walk Among Us In Art Galleries
Real Life Goddesses Walk Among Us In Art Galleries
Leila Lal Untitled 2013
Leila Lal Untitled 2013
Art Lovers Come to Gallery 151 and Pay Homage
Art Lovers Come to Gallery 151 and Pay Homage
WARDELL MILAN, "BODYBUILDER #13" (2013) 60 X 50"
WARDELL MILAN, “BODYBUILDER #13″ (2013) 60 X 50”
Dream Catchers of Art Fascinated All at Gallery 151
Dream Catchers of Art Fascinated All at Gallery 151
Artistic and Fashion Statement Go Hand in Hand
Artistic and Fashion Statement Go Hand in Hand
Swati Khurana's art work at Gallery 151
Swati Khurana’s art work at Gallery 151

 

Oscar Laluyan

Oscar Laluyan

Oscar A. Laluyan is a critic, curator and an art writer for several online publications, . He has worked in a museum and at an art gallery founded by a former architect of Richard Meier's firm. His passion for contemporary art is reflected and directed to seeing the future.

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