Grand Opening 10-11

Lambert Fine Arts Presents:   Grand Opening – Round #1  
October 20th – November 6th, 2011  
Opening Reception: Thurs, Oct 20th, 8-11 pm  

57 Stanton Street (at Eldridge) NY, NY 10002  
212-353-2787 /   F to 2nd Ave | JMZ to Essex St | D to Grand  
Gallery Hours : Tues – Sun 1-8pm

Lambert Fine Arts is pleased to announce its inaugural exhibition on Thursday, October 20th, 2011 from 8-11pm.  Featuring the work of over 20 artists in a variety of mediums, Grand Opening – Round #1 serves as a showcase of the diversity of our artists and as a glimpse into the programming of our coming year.

“We believe that the arts provide one of the most powerful means for communication about our shared humanity and the critical issues of life, so the artist reigns supreme,” says Executive Director Marc Lambert.

LFA’s concentration on developing a culturally and socially connected community in the Lower East Side, offers a welcoming alternative to the traditional art gallery model.  Our focus on collaboration and multi-media approaches to art production will include all forms of the visual arts, as well as film, music, dance, theater, literature, and performance art.

For the Grand Opening – Round #1 exhibition, the main gallery will feature works by each of the artists currently part of LFA’s Urban Arts community: Benito, Bob Clyatt, Harris Diamant, Amanda Dickerson, Jonny Fenix, Brandon Friend, Joseph Grazi, Jason Griffin, Gutbox Collective, Doug Henders, Liu Guangyun, Karim Marquez, Rachel Meuler, Hitomi Mochizuki, Shalom Neuman, DH Peligro, Jean Petion, Ray Sell, Rob Swainston, Kara Taylor, and Terrenceo.

Round #1 will provide a preview sampling of what is to come during LFA’s annual schedule – pieces by all our artists, as well as the premiere of “Butoh Experience: Stone and Lotus”, a performance piece by prima ballerina Paunika Jones. There will also be a site-specific video installation by Allison Berkoy entitled “Rec Room” in the lower-level lounge gallery that contains miniature and life-sized video sculptures in which figures inhabit scenes of illusion and delusion in varied states of recreation and re-creation.

LFA occupies the unique and quirky landmark Fusion Arts Museum, beautifully reflecting the funky, innovative, and provocative nature of contemporary Urban Arts. With multi-cultural artists using a multi-media approach, the artists and performers at Lambert Fine Arts demonstrate a contemporary sophistication in their use of new media, modern technology, and complex symbolic imagery to engage viewers in a progressive and compelling social critique.