East Village guide: The best of the neighborhood

The East Village is prime shopping and dining territory, but which places stand out? Here’s our guide to the best restaurants, bars, shops and things to do.



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The East Village—the blocks east of the Bowery between Houston and 14th Streets—may have lost some of its radical edge (and the unofficial home of U.S. punk, CBGB, is now an upscale menswear store), but remnants of its spirited past endure in arty hangouts like the Nuyorican Poets Cafe. Despite decades of gentrification, humanity in all its guises still converges in the neighborhood’s parks, bargain restaurants, indie record stores and grungy watering holes. Recent years have seen an influx of standout bars, while a wealth of reasonably priced eateries with cult followings has made the E-Vill a magnet for budget-minded foodies.

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CLAY / PAPER  SUMMER INVITATIONAL 2014 Curated By Richard Vaux.

June 25, 2014 – July 20, 2014

A “Meet the Artist Reception” is to be held on Friday, June 27 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. 

Artist’s selected for this Summer Invitational are an impressive group of 15 highly revered artists presenting a wide range of style and media works on paper and/or with clay.

AnTi Liu does not limit himself with only one material. He often says: "Painting, Printmaking, Ceramics, etc, are like your tools, can you just use a screwdriver to build a house?" Puneeta Mittal believes that everything that is born, grows and withers away is to be yet born again – incessant change from one to another proceeds in an evolutionary cycle. Hugh McElroy prefers to work within the environment and use nature as a guiding force. Rosanne Ebner has always been attracted to the hidden treasures found within urban landscapes. There is a unique contrast between wooden water towers and the brick and stone buildings that lurk beneath them. Her sculptures combine the organic form of the figure with the geometric forms of architecture. Barbara Rocco, plays with the proportions of the figures, hoping to enhance their meaning and further shape the viewer’s reactions. Each piece has an especially personal narrative, but the viewers will find meanings of their own. Dawn Lee's interest lies in figure/ground relationships and the visual realization of form. Eliz Alahverdian, believes that hydrogen, oxygen, carbon, etc. are ubiquitous. “Carbon Series” is an endeavor at expressing these omnipresent elements, a personal voyage digging through various strata, and chronology, uncovering evidence with each piece. Sandra Benny is inspired by nature. "I am in awe of the majestic color combinations and designs found in feathers, flowers, sunsets, clouds and other natural patterns." Lois Youmans', photographs have been included in numerous group exhibitions in the USA, Italy, China, and Russia, as well as several solo exhibitions in New York, Italy, and Korea. Sandra Carrion, uses techniques both traditional and contemporary, Sandra meticulously strives to reinvent her approach discovering underlying worlds hidden in what we walk past everyday. Richard Vaux's works reveal a timeless, archetypal landscape.
The powdered carbon compositions and paintings are visual poems
 about light and illumination the visible and the invisible. Irene Neal reinterprets this tradition by means of a new, state -of the-art, acrylic paints and gels, which have undergone an extraordinary development in recent year. Warren Lyons's  paintings and drawings illustrate a way of seeing, conceptualizing and recording the ineffable play of time, light/shadow, dreams, memories and impressions. Sue Bartfield, is propelled by evolving formal interests, the unity of that universe lies, above all, in the intricate density of surface, and resulting destabilization of the boundary between positive and negative space. Doug Reina is addicted to the lusciousness of paint; the beauty of color and most of all the depiction of light, which holds a sacred place in my heart. 

Ashok Jain Gallery, 58 Hester Street, New York, New York 10002

Gallery hours: Wednesday thru Sunday, 12:00 noon – 6:00 pm and by appointment. 

For more information and directions please contact the gallery at: jainmar@aol.com or 

Tel: 212 969 9660


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