“Launch of PointB Presentation Space and Vision Hub Studios” Exhibition


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PointB launches its presentation space during Armory Week with works by Patrick Meagher (New York), Luzia Castaneda (Sao Paolo), and Ōyama Enrico Isamu Letter (Tokyo).

Since 1996, the blank façade at 71 North 7th in Williamsburg has held a secret: 8 live-work studios hand built by founding designer Mark Parrish that have hosted over 1,000 artists from around the globe, providing a base for exploring New York and engaging with the local community.

Patrick Meagher’s inkjet canvases and computer-based animations are a reflection on The New Economy and emergent philosophy, along with thought on theories of Internet Enlightenment. His large-scale paintings of pastel colored number-less business graphs evoke the ‘California Consciousness’ of dot com era utopic thinking. Other canvases reflect on metaphors of the internet and web, and Geberian postulations of the information sphere as an new dimension being explored simultaneously by new mathematics and quantum physics.

Born in Japan and living and working in New York City, Ōyama presents three different types of works in this show. FFIGURATI #93 is a canvas piece in his signature “Quick Turn Structure” style- a graffiti-gesture manner to produce spontaneous and improvised yet highly controlled lines. FFIGURATI #54, an intricate paper drawing which tells us that Ōyama’s practice expands not only into body-scale gestural action, but also very tiny, fragile and intimate world, evoking the cross section of plant fiber. His most recent work, Letterscape #1 (FFIGURATI #60), is an experimental collage of mixed materials from Western and Eastern worlds on a 20-foot wide rice paper screen.

Luzia Castañeda’s paintings are born out of her many life passions, where art and science meet with her sacred Afro-Brazilian tradition. Her work, HERBS AND ORIXÁS: acrylic on canvas, series of 16 paintings that are divided into four groups, according to the four elements of nature associated with the Orixás: Fire, Earth, Water and Air. In each element there is a subset of four paintings that are presented in a specific canvas format associated to that quality: Rectangular, Square, Round an Oval. The work is very rich with depictions of plants and their cellular composition and how each of these sacred herbs is associated with an Orixá (expressions of spiritual light) and the symbolism of the Orixá in question is also integrated according with the Templo Guaracy Do Brazil’s African/Native American/Brazilian Umbanda spiritual traditions. Her study explored these concepts in the natural environs of Brazil, and is the result of 3 years of research in plant anatomy in the lab, the studio, and through the development of her spiritual mediumship. This body of work, perhaps, best represents the synthesis of the life of the artist, which intertwines science, art, environmental and peace activism, and spirituality.



from March 01, 2015 to March 08, 2015
Monday-Thursday, March 2 - 5 by appointment only. Saturday and Sunday, March 7 and 8 3-7pm.

Opening Reception on 2015-03-06 from 18:00 to 22:00

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