Highlights: artREAL + Mercer Contemporary Event Highlights from artREAL and Mercer Contemporary's event 'HIGHER GROUND’

artREAL and Mercer Contemporary’s event HIGHER GROUND at the penthouse of 17 East 12th Street

 
Set within an exquisite Greenwich Village penthouse, the crowd at this packed ‘art meets real estate’ group show on May 31, 2017 flowed back and forth from the grand living room, where the art was installed, and the impressive terrace overlooking the downtown skyline – the perfect backdrop for taking in the beautiful art while sipping on a glass of rose!

A collaboration between Ali Ebrahimi of artREAL (who currently has the penthouse on the market with his team for $9,995,000), curator Nicole Bray of Mercer Contemporary and Douglas Elliman Real Estate, the show celebrated the incredible work of six emerging artists while drawing attention to the crossover of art and real estate in New York, and the placement of art within a luxury property setting.

The show drew on the hustle, drive, and grace of this select group of artists, and their unending ambition to push their work into innovative subject matter, spaces, and materials, much like New York City real estate. Drawing on their environment and found objects from the city, the abstract non-representational canvases were rich in gestures of performative painting, with an irrepressible palette that reflected both the joy and grittiness of New York.

The artists featured in the show were Hyon Gyon, Justine Hill, Emily Joelle Lambert, Kristina Lee, Ilana Savdie and Vaughn Spann.

Thanks to our sponsor Chelsea Wine Vault for their generous support.

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Ali Ebrahimi of artREAL and curator Nicole Bray of Mercer Contemporary discuss the show HIGHER GROUND and talk about the crossover and overlap of art and real estate in New York.


The gorgeous terrace of 17 East 12th Street, Penthouse 1, which is currently on the market for $9,995,000.


Ali Ebrahimi of artREAL, Nicole Bray of Mercer Contemporary and Jonathan Travis of Redwood Property Group


Michael Apuzzo of Paul Taylor Dance Company, Ali Ebrahimi of artREAL and Nicole Bray of Mercer Contemporary


Amanda Snyder of Winston Wachter gallery and Nicole Bray of Mercer Contemporary


Kara Winters of C24 Gallery (left)


Artists Sarah Moran & Cody Brgant


Michelle Luhan of Town Residential (right)


Artists Justine Hill (left) and Emily Noelle Lambert (right)


Marc Zuccaro and Carlie Lawrence


Meghan Schaetzle of C24 Gallery (right)


Artist Hyon Gyon (left)

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Available artworks from the show

 
The available artworks from the show are shown below. For information and purchase inquiries, please contact nicole@mercercontemporary.com.


Hyon Gyon
Still Life III, 2017
Melted Fabric, foam board and acrylic on canvas
60 x 73″


Hyon Gyon
Electric Soul I, 2017
Melted Fabric, foam board and acrylic on canvas
60 x 73″


Justine Hill
E.M., 2016
Acrylic and pastel on canvas
61 x 54″


Emily Noelle Lambert
Having This Changed, 2016
Acrylic on canvas with wood
64 x 55″


Kristina Lee
Drixxle, 2015
Oil on canvas
55 x 40“


Kristina Lee
My Body Isn’t Listening to Me, 2015
Oil on canvas
55 x 40″


Ilana Savdie
Facewaveer (Pink) No. 2, 2015
Oil on board
18 x 18″


Ilana Savdie
Open Up Eternal Lips, 2016
Oil on canvas
54 x 60″


Ilana Savdie
Purple Gloves, 2016
Oil on canvas
44 x 48″


Vaughn Spann
CC (01), 2017
Resin, plastilina, plastic, oil paint, spray paint on stretcher bars
24 x 18″


Vaughn Spann
RVC (03), 2017
Resin, plastilina, mixed fabric, oil paint, spray paint on stretcher bars
22 x 24″

For artwork information and purchase inquiries, please contact nicole@mercercontemporary.com.

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