By Jacquelin Carnegie – (New York, NY)
There are so many talented artists doing work in New York City that even an art aficionado would have trouble knowing where to start. What everyone needs – art experts and novices alike – is a good curator.
CJ Follini, an entrepreneur and producer of great films such as Sling Blade, loves collecting work by emerging artists. To help you cut to the chase, his company, COMPANY, has produced Art/Trek NYC -- without leaving the comfort of your couch, you can discover five terrific, new artists working in the five boroughs of New York through these curated TV shows.
Art/Trek NYC – Manhattan: artist Allison Kaufman
Art/Trek NYC airs on Channel 25 but, if you missed any episodes, you can stream them on COMPANY or the NYC.gov website. They are also available on iTunes.
Art/Trek NYC : Art-V, mobile art gallery
Art/Trek NYC – Brooklyn: Video and performance artist Kalup Linzy presents emerging performance artist, Edoheart.
Art/Trek NYC – Manhattan: Kristin Marting, artistic director of HERE Arts Center, introduces emerging multi-media artist, Allison Kaufman.
Art/Trek NYC – The Bronx: The Bronx Museum’s Bronx Biennial curator Wayne Northcross presents painter/multi-media/video artist, Christopher Smith.
Art/Trek NYC – Queens: Queens Council on the Arts director Hoong Yee Lee Krakauer introduces the art collaboration PEACOCK.
Art/Trek NYC – Staten Island: Art patron/choreographer Gabri Christa and legendary musician/guitarist Vernon Reid present photographer Nicholas Fevelo.
Art/Trek NYC – The Bronx: artist Christopher Smith
Watch all episodes to find out which one of the five artists was selected to receive a solo art gallery show – do you agree with the choice?