RADICAL VISION & IMAGINATION:
BLACK ABSTRACT ART IN THE 21ST CENTURY
Warburton Galerie is a 4000 sq. ft. space dedicated to bringing the public exemplary art exhibitions via collaborations with curators, art advisors and creative organizations. Our program focuses on the non traditional, special projects and installation based shows bringing both emerging and established artists onto the scene.
Spring Exhibition 2019
Thank you to everyone who came out to the Opening Reception of our Spring Exhibition, highlights below!
Saturday, March 30th
Free + Open to the Public
Cocktails & light fare will be served.
Sergio Barrale, Shanequa Benitez, Beto, Louie Blacka,
Shane Bullock, Monica Carrier, Espartaco, Glenn Fischer, Marshall Fox, Justin Gilzene, Jude Harzer,George Hirose,
Amanda Ioco, Sabeena Jindal, Lewis W. Jones Sr., Jupiter,
L. Brandon Krall, Nancy Mendez, Francis Mesaros,
Luis Perelman, Robert Pfitzenmeir, Amy Puccio, Jill Ricci, Patrick Schiavino, Adam Shultz, Melissa Starke,
Jerome Strauss, Vicky Steckel, Tommy the Animator,
Andrea Von-Bujdoss & Roddy Wildeman
Artwork by Vicky Steckel
Inaugural Exhibition 2018
Up thru January 26th, 2019
Saturday, November 10th, 7-10pm
16 Warburton Avenue
Yonkers, NY 10701
free + open to the public
cocktails and light fare will be served
"Rare Groove" by Tim Okamura
Featuring Artwork By
Jay Alders, Tara Amelchenko, Erin Anderson, Robin Antar, Sergio Barrale, The Producer BDB, Michelle Renee Bernard, EJ Berzolla, Henry Burgos, Daniel Cohen, Denise Dmochowski, Michelle Doll, Elle, Espartaco, Shepard Fairey, C. Finley, Flore, Kevin Frest, James Gortner, Amanda Ioco, John John Jesse, Shawn Kolodny, Michael Malpass, Robert Mars, Hilary Robin McCarthy, Tim Okamura,
Andrew Pawlan, Guy Stanley Philoche, Alexis Price, Marc Rahr, Erin Rigney, Karla Rothmann,
Krk Ryden, Victoria Selbach, Kim Schifino, Jared Schwalb, Brian Siwiec, Vicky Steckel,
Marcin Szprengiel, Margaret Rose Vendryes, Michael Vincent, Roddy Wildeman & Morgan Winter
Guest Curated by: Melissa Starke
*The artwork for the Inaugural Exhibition comes on loan via partnership with Amelchenko Art Advisory, Aced Gallery (Asbury Park, NJ) and from the artists themselves.
16 Warburton Ave
Yonkers, NY 10701
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WARBURTON GALERIE OPENS IN DOWNTOWN YONKERS
YONKERS, NY (November 10, 2018) – Warburton Galerie, committed to bringing museum quality work to the public in a gallery setting, will open with its inaugural exhibition on Saturday November 10th, 7:00pm- 10:00pm.
The opening exhibit will highlight the work of thirty- five contemporary artists including Tim Okamura, a Canadian painter whose work investigates identity, the urban environment, metaphor, and cultural iconography through a unique method of painting that combines an ‘realist’ approach to the figure with the additive of collage, spray paint and mixed media. American street artist, graphic designer, social activist and founder of OBEY clothing Shepard Fairy, who may be best known for his Hope (2008) campaign, which portrays in red, white, and blue, a portrait of then-presidential candidate Barack Obama. Artist Robert Mars, whose work chronicles a fascination with 1950’s and 60’s iconography, and celebrates the commonplace objects and icons of an America long past in a thoroughly modern, and exquisitely constructed, manner. Haitian born artist Guy Stanley Philochewho has been attracting international attention with his sophisticated paintings and his impressive roster of solo shows. American artist and New York Academy alum Michelle Doll, who makes paintings of intimate moments of contact between people. C. Finley, a New York City and Rome based artist known for her elaborate geometric paintings, skillful use of color and her activism through street art. Previous projects include the 2014 Whitney Biennial: I’m every Woman andWallpaper Dumpsters, which has been featured in the New York Times, LA Repubblica, the Huffington Post, NYLON Magazine, Dazed, Women’s Wear Daily, LA Week and Fast Company. The Producer BDB, whose work is born out of street art with hints of fashion, pop culture, music, technology and history. And Christopher Florentino, known professionally as Flore, who is an international American contemporary fine artist and interior designer based in Miami and born in Brooklyn, New York. Other artists included are:Jay Alders, Tara Amelchenko, Erin Anderson, Robin Antar, Michele Renee Bernard, EJ Berzolla, Henry Burgos, Daniel Cohen, Denise Dmochowski, Elle, Espartaco, Kevin Frest, James Gortner, Amanda Ioco, John John Jesse, Shawn Kolodny, Michael Malpass, Hilary Robin McCarthy, Andrew Pawlan, Alexis Price, Marc Rahr, Erin Rigney, Karla Rothmann, Victoria Selbach, Kim Schifino, Jared Schwalb, Brian Siwiec, Vicky Steckel, Marcin Szprengiel, Margaret Rose Vendryes, Michael Vincent & Roddy Wildeman.
The mission of Warburton Galerie is to bring the public exemplary arts programming via collaborations with guest curators, art advisors and notable creative organizations. These partnerships will bring artists and artwork that would traditionally be seen in museums or a Chelsea gallery to the local community. Roddy Wildeman hand selected all of the artwork for the Inaugural Exhibition via partnership with Amelchenko Art Advisory, Aced Gallery (Asbury Park, NJ) and from the artists themselves.
“Warburton Galerie feels that it’s extremely important for everyone to have the same access to arts education -that it’s not a privilege for those with a membership or who have the knowledge of how to navigate through Manhattan galleries. Whether you are an artist; local teacher; high school student; or a family out for a stroll, you can walk in right in off the sidewalk to Warburton Galerie and see influential and impactful art. Everyone should be exposed to work from a range of artists they can identify with -artists who share their race, religion, sexual preference, social and /or political ideas, and so on. All the better if they can do so right in their own community! I feel this initiative promotes inclusivity by providing a direct access point. This project also introduces artists from other areas to the downtown art scene and further widens the circle of creatives, which I personally find to be exciting”
-Melissa Starke, Exhibition Guest Curator & Director of US+U Gallery
Warburton Galerie is the newest addition to the developing downtown Yonkers, a waterfront community on the east side of the Hudson River, with direct access to NYC. This area is home to a large population of artists who are working in places such as YOHO Artist Studios in the CMAD district and many whom are living in housing within steps of transit and restaurants. Warburton Galerie is in good company with The Hudson River Museum less than 2 miles away as well community galleries such as Riverfront Art Gallery, Blue Door Art Center and Urban Studio Unbound (US+U) Gallery in walking distance.
Multi-media Artist Roddy Wildeman from Long Branch, NJ has relocated to Yonkers to facilitate this project. He will operate the gallery and have an onsite studio. Wildeman was the former owner of Torche’ Galerie in Belmar, NJ. His work has been exhibited in several museum exhibitions, published in multiple magazine and featured at TEDx and is in the corporate collections of Gannet News Corp and the Rockefellers private family offices. As a philanthropist, Wildeman donates his work to a number of charities for auction including the American Foundation for Sarcoma, the Kawangware Children’s Center in Kenya and is a Artist Collaborator with Katie’s Art Project- working with children facing life threating diseases at NY Presbyterian Hospital.
Video by Marcin Szprengiel