ART NEW YORK TO HOST CEY ADAMS SOLO SHOW “MULTIPLE LAYERS” TO BENEFIT THE JON BON JOVI SOUL FOUNDATION
Gary Lichtenstein Editions to Donate 30% of Proceeds to the JBJSF
(New York, New York – Thursday, May 3 – Sunday, May 6, 2018)
(New York, NY – March 28, 2018) – Art New York announced today that Gary Lichtenstein Editions will present a one-man show entitled “Multiple Layers” from artist Cey Adams where 30% of the proceeds will be donated to the Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation. The prestigious art fair presented by Art Miami LLC, the preeminent producer of leading international contemporary and modern art fairs, will return with its fourth edition during New York art week on Thursday, May 3, 2018 at Pier 94 in Manhattan. An elegant VIP Preview will be held between 2pm and 5pm before the fair opens to the public that evening.
Gary Lichtenstein Editions will dedicate their entire booth to the presentation of more than two dozen new and existing works from Adams. The collection will include the New York City native’s 2016 pieces Clark and Reese’s, with individual pieces priced between $2,000 to $20,000. They will also present a special piece titled Diving into Hampton Water which is valued at $10,000 and of which 100% of the proceeds will benefit the Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation.
“We are honored to have the opportunity to provide a platform through the arts to help support the important social and humanitarian issues that the JBJ Soul Foundation advocates for. The JBJ Soul Foundation is an example of how to use the power of creativity to generate real-time positive changes in the lives of others and the communities we live in. We are grateful for the generosity of renowned artist Cey Adams and Gary Lichtenstein Editions in supporting this cause” said Nick Korniloff Founder/Director Art New York.
The Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation is a non-profit organization, founded by multi-award-winning singer and 2018 Rock N Roll Hall of Fame Inductee Jon Bon Jovi, that helps to eradicate hunger and homelessness in the United States. They work with non-profit organizations and community leaders to develop partnerships, create programs and provide grant funding that supports innovative community benefit organizations. To date they have helped provide support for over 600 units of affordable and supportive housing in 10 states for thousands of people including youth and veterans. In addition, Jon Bon Jovi and his wife Dorothea Bongiovi expanded their mission to co-found two JBJ Soul Kitchens in New Jersey that have so far provided more than 80,000 warm and nutritious meals. The community kitchens serve culinary dishes designed by Soul Kitchen Chefs and uses a ‘pay it forward’ model asking diners to contribute either volunteer hours or a donation for their meals.
"We are so thankful to Cey Adams and Gary Lichtenstein Editions for their generosity in support of the Soul Foundation. It will help us continue our commitment to the communities we serve” said Dorothea Bongiovi. “Art New York is a wonderful fair with such a wide selection of work, and we have always enjoyed our time visiting this Fair as well as Art Miami in December. We are very happy to have them help shine a light on the work we are doing.”
Cey Adams emerged from the downtown graffiti movement and his contemporaries include Jean-Michel Basquiat and Keith Haring. Adams was the Founding Creative Director of Def Jam Recordings and it was there that he co-founded Drawing Board, the label’s in-house visual design firm, where he went on to create visual identities, album covers, logos, and campaigns for Run DMC, Beastie Boys, LL Cool J, Public Enemy, Notorious B.I.G., Maroon 5, and Jay-Z. Adams’ work explores the relationship between transformation and discovery through the dismantling of various imagery and paper elements to build multiple layers of color, texture, shadow, and light. Cey draws inspiration from the pop art of the 1960’s, sign painting, comic books, and popular culture and focuses on themes including pop culture, race and gender relations, cultural and community issues.
In celebration of Martin Luther King Day in 2013, Adams was commissioned by The Juilliard School to paint a large-scale mural titled "Dream," a powerful portrait of Dr. King and a visual timeline of the Civil Rights Movement. He also worked with Brooklyn Academy of Music on "Picture the Dream,” a community-based creative workshop which teaches young people the value of making art while educating them about Dr. King's message of equality through non-violence. He was also enlisted by the Smithsonian to engage in the live painting of One Nation, a 12 foot by 6 foot mural of a black American flag, which is now part of the permanent collection of the new National Museum of African American History and Culture.
Cey exhibits, lectures and teaches art workshops at institutions including: MoMA, Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Walker Art Center, MoCA Los Angeles, Pratt Institute, Stanford University, Howard University, Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, High Museum, Brooklyn Academy of Music, and Mount Royal University and The University of Winnipeg in Canada. He recently co-authored DEFinition: The Art and Design of Hip-Hop, published by Harper-Collins; and designed Def Jam Recordings: The First 25 Years of the Last Great Record Label, published by Rizzoli, and frequently serves as a mentor to youth from communities of color and shares his own success story across the country.
The Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation
Since 2006, the Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation has worked to break the cycle of poverty and homelessness through developing partnerships, creating programs and providing grant funding to support innovative community benefit organizations. The Soul Foundation, in partnership with local community organizations, has helped provide over 600 units of affordable housing and shelter in 10 states for thousands of individuals and families experiencing homelessness and financial instability. In October 2011, the Foundation opened the first JBJ Soul Kitchen in Red Bank, NJ to address issues of food insecurity. The community kitchen serves nutritious, culinary dishes designed by Soul Kitchen Chefs in a beautiful restaurant atmosphere. The Kitchen uses a ‘pay it forward’ model asking diners to contribute either volunteer hours or donation for their meals. In May 2016 JBJ Soul Kitchen expanded to open a second location in The B.E.A.T. Center in Toms River, NJ. Since its inception, the Kitchens have served over 80,000 meals, reaching the goal of serving 51% of paying diners and 49% of diners’ in-need. The JBJ Soul Kitchen also runs the Employment and Empowerment Team (EET) Program which connects a team of volunteer coaches with qualified Kitchen volunteers. The volunteer coaches utilize their professional expertise to aid with resume writing, interview skills, job coaching, financial counselling legal advice and job placement. The EET Program has assisted Kitchen volunteers with 94 job offers with a 97% successful placement rate. As the JBJ Soul Foundation explores ways to grow its impact, it remains committed to rebuilding pride in one's self and one's community - one SOUL at a time. For more information, please visit our website at www.jbjsf.org.
GARY LICHTENSTEIN EDITIONS
GARY LICHTENSTEIN EDITIONS is a publisher and printer of limited fine art silkscreen editions. Over the course of his remarkable 45-year career, Gary Lichtenstein has published a wide range of silkscreen editions and multiples with artists including Cey Adams, Charlie Ahearn, Jay Batlle, Janette Beckman, Michael DeFeo, Jane Dickson, Joanne Greenbaum, Bob Gruen, Gerard Hemsworth, Charles Hinman, Robert Indiana, Eugene Lemay, Richard Meier, John Miller, Rebecca Miller, John Newsom, Yigal Ozeri, Gary Panter, Rubem Robierb, Shelter Serra and Jessica Stockholder. He has printed for industry legends including Marina Abramovic, Karl Benjamin, Robert Cottingham, Alex Katz and Ken Price. Lichtenstein’s prints have been exhibited and collected by, among others, The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, New York’s Museum of Modern Art, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Smithsonian, the San Francisco Art Institute, the Chicago Art Institute, the Butler Institute of American Art, the College of Art & Architecture at the University of Tennessee, the Boca Raton Museum of Art, the Silvermine Arts Center and the International Print Center NYC.
Art New York
Art New York will offer both noteworthy and fresh works by important artists from the contemporary modern, post-war and pop eras, and feature paintings, photography, prints, drawings, design and sculpture. In addition, CONTEXT provides the ultimate platform for the presentation of emerging, mid-career, and cutting-edge artists by new and established contemporary galleries. The fair welcomes established and budding art collectors who are looking to experience a carefully-curated, rich-in-content presentation of the best in the global contemporary art market. The fair will kick off with a VIP Preview benefitting the Joe Namath Foundation and the Hope for Depression Research on May 3, 2018 from 2PM-5PM at Pier 94 (711 12th Ave, NY, NY 10019.)
Pier 94 in Manhattan has become the most important exhibition facility for the arts in the area and annually attracts more than 150,000 of the most discerning, culturally savvy and sophisticated collectors in the world. The exhibition space of Art New York will cover more than 170,000 square feet, set against the dramatic backdrop of the Hudson River.
Art Miami/LAAS, LLC
Art New York is operated by LAAS LLC, a subsidiary company of Art Miami LLC which is a partnership consisting of art and media industry veterans Nick Korniloff, Mike Tansey and Brian Tyler. In addition to three fairs during Miami Art Week in December – Art Miami, CONTEXT Art Miami and Aqua Art Miami – the company annually produces Palm Beach Modern + Contemporary in January; Art Wynwood during Presidents Day Weekend in February; and Art New York at Pier 94 in New York in May.
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