• Magical Thinking in the Upper East Side

    Magical Thinking in the Upper East Side
    Opening night for Magical Thinking at Gallery Rene Mele
    This is my favorite piece by SELFISH (Pičus) by Viktor Frešo
    This is my favorite piece SELFISH (Pičus) by Viktor Frešo

    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!

    (MORE PHOTOS BELOW)

    Magical Thinking at Gallery Rene Mele 

    June 13 – July 12th

    40 East 75th street, NYC.

    917-446-9522

     

    PHOTOS AND WRITING BY JAMIE MARTINEZ

    (Left) Co-Director Rene  Melchore,  (center) Co-Director Meghan Girard and artist Renelio Marin
    (Left) Co-Director Rene Melchore, (center) assistant director Meghann Girard and (middle right) artist Renelio Marin
    Magical Thinking in the Upper East Side
    The main wall at Rene Mele Gallery
    Magical Thinking in the Upper East Side
    Artist Renelio Marin
    Magical Thinking in the Upper East Side
    Opening night photos of Magical Thinking at Gallery Rene Mele
    Magical Thinking in the Upper East Side
    Artist Estaban Corporan showing one of his pieces “In Bed” 
    Magical Thinking in the Upper East Side
    Guests at the  opening
    Artwork by Alexander Zakharov
    Artwork by Alexander Zakharov
    A close up of SELFISH (Pičus) by Viktor Frešo
    A close up of SELFISH (Pičus) by Viktor Frešo
    Magical Thinking in the Upper East Side
    More guests at the opening
    Magical Thinking in the Upper East Side
    Painting by Esteban Corporan who is now with the gallery
    Magical Thinking in the Upper East Side
    Street shot of Gallery Rene Mele  for the opening of Magical Thinking 
    Magical Thinking in the Upper East Side
    Guests having a good time at the opening

     

    Jamie Martinez

    Jamie Martinez

    Jamie Martinez is the founder/publisher of ARTE FUSE contemporary art platform and the founder/director of The Border Project Space. He is an artist using the concept of triangulation throughout his work. His process involves constructing, deconstructing and fragmenting images, data, and information geometrically into triangulated segments. WWW.JAMIEMARTINEZ.NET

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