Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Irregular Patterns
curated by Shinsuke Aso

580 Broadway Suite 902
New York, NY 10012
Tel. 212 431 7878

July 11 – August 16, 2008
Opening reception: Friday, July 11th, 6-8pm
Gallery hours: Tue – Sat, 11am -6pm

TOBEY FINE ARTS is pleased to present Irregular Patterns, a group exhibition of works by Denise DeSpirito, Stosh Tokarski, Joseph Woolridge and Scosha Woolridge.

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Bushwick Open Studios!
Since I have been using a studio in my apartment to take part in the open studios I will have a couple of pieces in a group show at Nutroasters Gallery 120 Ingraham Street between Knickerbocker and Porter (closer to the corner of Porter) near the L Morgan stop.
There is a picture of a squirrel out front.
The space is open Sat. and Sun. 12-7pm.

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

This weekend The Canal Chapter inaugurates its new location, The Stanton Chapter with a transitional show, A Cloudburst of Material Possessions: A Metaphor for the Myriad Considerations.I'm happy to show some work along with the many other great artists, about 25 I think, and I'm not actually too sure what I even have up in it..... It's an interesting show and you can read the whole press release on The Canal Chapter website. The opening is Sunday June 8th 4-10pm at 176 STANTON STREET and will be up until June 23rd.

I also have a drawing in the new issue of Sadie Magazine. It's the second issue with great reading from interviews to book reviews. In case you didn't know "Sadie Magazine has all the cool kinds of people and things we wish we had known about earlier ourselves . . . Rather than training women to consume, Sadie aims to empower girls with stories of risk-taking ladies" amazing.

Friday, May 16, 2008

Some new drawings happening and also an old one in the art show to accompany the LES FEST a free event of theater, music, dance, video, etc. the weekend of May 23rd. The opening of the show is Tuesday May 20th 6-8pm and will be up until June 20th.

Monday, March 24, 2008

Some "pocket art" to go with two medium sized pieces at nAscent Art's, Art on the Block Auction and Benefit for Chefs for Humanity. Preview Wednesday March 26th, champagne reception with tickets, Thursday March 27th at L Gallery Studio 104 Reade Street in Tribeca, NYC from 5:30-9pm.

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Please read my interview in February's Chief Magazine. A bunch of great artists and bands are included but you can skip right to my interview here. It's few pages long with photos by my friend Olivia Malone and interviewed by my other friend Stephanie Porto, forming our own little triad...

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Blue Moon East and West Coast

Friday, October 12, 2007

Selected for a juried show with GalerĂ­a Galou at the ARWI International Art Fair in San Juan, Puerto Rico from
October 19 – 21, 2007

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

The show at Invisible NYC comes down Saturday. The next few posts will be some of my work from it.

Looking into the gallery....

It is a 40"x40" piece of plexiglass that hangs from the ceiling, on the back wall you can see some of Diana's photographs.

Casual Nexus 40"x60" gouache on BFK Rives Paper


Monday, July 9, 2007

If you missed the opening of Constructed Consciousness / Spiritualized Matter here is a peak at what is hanging in the gallery window and some info from the press release. The exhibit will run from July 6th – August 4th, Tuesday through Saturday from noon to 8:00 PM.

Invisible NYC is proud to host, Constructed Consciousness / Spiritualized Matter, a two person exhibit featuring the drawings of Denise DeSpirito and the photographs of Diana McClure.

Mixed-media artist, Denise DeSpirito ( was born on Long Island and grew up in the suburbs of New York City. She currently lives and works in Brooklyn. Since graduating from the School of Visual Arts she has shown her work throughout the U.S. in over thirty galleries including Stay Gold Gallery in Brooklyn and New Image Art in West Hollywood, California. This past fall Denise received the Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant for her stay as an artist-in-residence at the Santa Fe Art Institute.

Photographer and writer, Diana McClure (, originally from Boston, currently lives and works in Brooklyn. After graduating from Columbia University and The New School for Social Research where she received a Diamond Fellowship and her Masters degree, Diana has exhibited her work in numerous prestigious galleries through the U.S. Her photographs have been shown at the Philadelphia African American Museum, published in the Los Angeles Times, and were included in the juried Judy Chicago’s Envisioning the Future project. Diana’s writing has been published in such magazines as Art Asia Pacific, STUDIO: The Studio Museum in Harlem, and many others.

Denise’s drawings are created through multiple layers of architectural lines and whimsical color; eventually become a delicate bombardment with eerie, generally recognizable images which jump out at the viewer, a sensory experience closely connected with living in New York. Denise states, “traveling through the city in a single day, one moves through a thousand environments…watching pitbulls turn into Chihuahuas…and box trucks covered in art school graffiti morph into extravagant Hummers”. These drawings capture the seemingly disjointed pieces of urban life that seem to natural flow into one another while also examining the cityscapes from which they are inspired. Denise’s Zen-like approach to drawing free her to let the images guide her hand, and ultimately produce works that evoke a fresh landscape. Influenced by the excessives of New York City life and the drawing process itself, Denise’s current work uses minimal line to reference the myriad, excessive images she encounters daily living in New York and through the media.

Diana’s inspiration for this show emerges from the transformation of energy into material form. The photographs document a month spent in Honolulu where she was struck by the constructed urban architecture and neighborhoods of an island usually envisioned as lush and tropical. Each photo is a striking statement, using shape and color to emphasize the meeting of the urban and natural conditions. The result is a two-dimensional photo which offers a juicy burst of what seems to be a window into a three-dimensional world. Metaphysics and intuitive action drive Diana’s process and approach to artistic production. The conceptual basis underlying her work rests in the notion of spiritual/human agency. She states, “[What] I sought to explore in this work, was how mental/spiritual/emotional energy manifests into structural form”.

The similar structural, visual, and spiritual quality of both the artists themselves and their work is monumental. The energy created through each woman’s specific urban, artistic vocabulary is heightened by the other’s presence ultimately creating a completely new structural push and pull.

The exhibit will run from July 6th – August 4th, Tuesday through Saturday from noon to 8:00 PM.

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Invisible NYC is proud to host, Constructed Consciousness / Spiritualized Matter, a two person exhibit featuring the drawings of Denise DeSpirito and the photographs of Diana McClure.
The exhibit will run from July 6th – August 4th, Tuesday through Saturday from noon to 8:00 PM. The opening reception will be on Friday July 6th, from 7:00-9:00 PM.
Invisible NYC
148 Orchard Street
New York, NY 10012
Left Image: "Casual Nexus (detail)" gouache on paper 2007 Denise DeSpirito
Right Image: "City Scape, Honolulu" C-print 2007 Diana McClure

Friday, June 22, 2007

New work for the show at Invisible NYC with Diana McClure that opens July 6th. I will put the flyer up soon....

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

This year some friends and I are participating in the Bushwick Open Studios. This Saturday and Sunday (june 2nd and 3rd) From 12 p.m. till 7 p.m. I will be showing some work in a shared space with friends
(I will definatly be hanging out there Saturday but may not on Sunday. You can still stop by and see some of my work) a friend will be playin some music and selling some cheap prints and t-shirts and there probably be a little something to drink too...

Art,video, music and stuff by

John Breiner
Denise Despirto
Taras Hrabowsky
Jessica Smith
and more..

The neighborhood is packed with goings on..Look for maps hanging near the train for more open studio locations or you can find out more
about them at:
Arts in Bushwick
Bushwick Open Studios

Monday, April 16, 2007