We’ve been covering art shows for a couple of years now and once in a while we enjoy going to an area that we haven’t explored. Last Friday, Arte Fuse went to the Upper East Side to attend the opening of Magical Thinking at Gallery Rene Mele located on East 75th street. I enjoyed the walk down the tree lined streets from the subway to the Gallery. It’s such quiet scenery compared to the chaos of Thursday nights in Chelsea. The show is curated by Meghann Girard and Rene Melchor; the directors of the Gallery and the participating artist and magical thinkers are: Alex Beard, Peter Gerakaris, Victor Frešo, Renelio Marin, Rebecca Morgan and AlexanderZakaharov. The show consists of seventeen pieces displayed salon style.
Magical thinking is the belief that one’s own thoughts, wishes, or desires can influence the external world. It is very commonly found in very young children; according to many online definitions and the press release. At one point in our lives we were all artists, we drew every day and made sculptures out of anything lying around. What happened to us? Well, civilization tells us that we have to grow up, get jobs and become part of the system. Society slowly deteriorates this gift, transforming us to see things realistically, assassinating our imagination and magical thinking. Kids live in this enchanted world where anything is conceivable; this is clearly reflected in the artwork. Gallery Rene Meley Gallery has a great location with a nice roster of emerging artists and it’s one of the best kept secrets of the Upper East Side. It’s worth a trip to come see some magical art!
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Magical Thinking at Gallery Rene Mele
June 13 – July 12th
40 East 75th street, NYC.
PHOTOS AND WRITING BY JAMIE MARTINEZ