New York, N.Y., July 17th, 2009 – We at art.les.nyc studios are proud to present our August Featured Artist of the Month, Andrea Greco, and her latest project, " The Origami That Ate New York City".
The festivities will be held on Friday, August 21st, 2009 from 9 p.m. till 12 midnight, in the studio's outdoor art lounge at 202 Rivington Street between Ridge and Pitt Streets on the fabulous, artistic and eternal Lower East Side.
Orgami by nature is both simple and complex. Andrea Greco's super sized oragami works battle it out with classic Japanese monster icons Godzilla and Mothra in the urban jungle transformed lower level space. Created from varied papers and cardboard these humorous works bring you back to an age of innocence.
Andrea Greco is a New York based artist. A native Californian, she has spent five years working in product development for Twentieth Century Fox, specifically for The Simpsons and Family Guy brands. She moved to New York in 2004 to attend Parson's School of Design. She currently works as a Prop and Craft Stylist for a various prestigious magazines including Real Simple, Food and Wine, Bon Apetit, Vogue, German Vogue, Elle, Bazaar, Glamour and Marie Claire. This is Andrea's first large scale installation. We are proud to have her.
On our upstairs level, Resident Studio Artists: John Czop (Chicago, IL.), Tony Santana (The Bronx, NY.), and Aaron Thompson (Mendocino County, CA.) recreate "Apocalypse Now" on a 35-ft.-wide mural, depicting the deconstruction of mankind, and the eternal and illimitable power of Mother Nature.
We will also feature performances on our upstairs level, welcoming Rachel Trachtenburg and The Oh My God Girls and Brooklyn based Lady Blanche from 9:30 til 10:30 pm.
We welcome a $5.00 suggested donation at the door. A commemorative Origami dollar bill will be given to the first 30 patrons, so come early !. Your donations help us keep our productions going strong and keep Art Alive in Lower Manhattan. Pirates Forever!
Established in 2005, art.les.nyc studios is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non profit arts service organization. Contributions on behalf of art.les.nyc studios may be made payable to Fractured
Atlas, and are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law. Fractured Atlas is 501(c)(3) public charity. art.les.nyc studios serve as an urban artist space dedicated to education and the promotion of contemporary urban art. Our mission is to build an educational bridge between New York contemporary artists and the children of the Lower East Side. Funding for our 2009 projects have been made possible by the Puffin Foundation.