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The Carlton Arms Hotel
160 East 25th Street
New York, NY 10010
212 679 0680

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www.carltonarms.com

 

 

 

 
Ivey Balderson
room 2C

Magical figures are coming out of the blank walls of room 2C as Ivey Balderson struggles with his tools and mixes of "yeso" and other materials to create an unique universe of his own where his characters, forms and shapes colide and interact in what seems to be a peaceful dialogue. The artist's transformation of the walls of 2C will be shown in March.

www.iveybalderson.com

Albin Wiberg
room 14C

"Painting to me is relieving and expressing a mood or a feeling from inside, subconscious as well as registrations and interpretations of everyday life social, emotional and general. I do whatever it takes to create that certain feeling." says Albin Wiberg who came from Sweden to participate in our art project. In two weeks of work he expressed himself in the walls of 14C and marked NYC with his art.

franzenwiber.se/Albin

Katie Merz
room 14B

It's great for the Carlton Arms Art Project to have Katie Merz commited to paint one of our rooms.
From Brooklyn, NY, Katie is nationally know for her particular paintings, murals and projects. She is what we call an "iconic" New York artist and having her paintings in our walls make us proud.

www.katiemerz.com

 

Eléonore Josso
room 7D

Parisian artist Eléonore Josso showed her latest beautiful works at the Artbreak Hotel Gallery in 2011 in an exhibit titled "Tempest in a Teapot."
This year she came back to participate in the Carlton Arms Art Project and took her art to the walls of room 7D.

Young, talented and infatigable, her works have been part of numerous exhibits in different cities in Europe and the US.

eleonorejosso.carbonmade.com

 

 

Alex Wolkowicz
room 8D

Alex Wolkowicz is a Polish/German photographer and artist resident in Liverpool/UK and Bonn/Germany.

Her work explores themes about our relationship with the world and how we share it with each other and other living things. Essentially tactile and documentary, her work springs from her experience with photography, performance, theatre and the creation of unique representations of places, things and histories. She works with still and moving imagery often with the addition of sound.

www.wolkowicz.com

 

 

Christina Dallas
Photo exhibit in rooms 1A & 3A


Christina Dallas is a American artist and photographer who's work is installation based,and not digitally composed. Her photographs are created from her installations, which are set up for the camera.
Her work seeks to speak of the magical and spiritual properties of photography. The camera as a tool of documentation that captures matter and acts as a conduit of light. She will be exhibiting both her photographies and an installation.

christinadallas.com

 

 

Darek Solarski
"Dirty Laundry Darkroom"
Photo exhibit in room 4A

Darek Solarski, NY artist, photographer and musician has been involved with the Carlton Arms Art Project for almost 10 years.
Among other works he created room 11A in 2006 and the lobby's mural 'Foyer Wall' in 2007.
Over the years, his photographs of events and artists working in the hotel rooms accumulated to an interesting body of work that can be described as documentary, abstract, bizarre.

www.dareksolarski.com

 

 

 

THE WALLS OF ROOM 6A ARE THE CANVASES FOR ARTIST EMIL TIBELL

 

Swedish born artist Emil Tibell started working in the transformation of room 6A.

A freelance illustrator based in Harlem, New York , Emil’s visual discourse dabbles in the tradition of memento mori, the visual reminder of the transience of life on this earth, found in the recurring symbols of mortality and ephemeral corporal existence. Fed by occurrences in his personal life, he also seeks to portray the grueling human struggle with malice, addiction, loss and love.

The murals will be shown to the public by the end of winter.

Visit www.emiltibell.com to see more of this artist work.

 


 

RESIDENT ARTIST BLAIDE LALLEMAND AND "THE SLEEPERS" IN ROOM 8B

 

 

Blaide Lallemand and Hilary Cuerden-Clifford from Australia won the second prize of the international art competition "Charlatan Ink Art Prize 2011" with the photographic piece "Journey to Morning: 5 Sleepers."

Part of the prize was a residenship with the Carlton Arms Art Project.

Blaide just arrived from Australia and her idea is to reciprocate the awarded work with photo prints and a live projection into the walls of room 8B (photo)

Click here to see the awarded piece.

More about Blaide Lallemand

 

 

 

DUTCH MASTER PAINTER FRANS FRANCISCUS AT WORK IN ROOM 5C


Artist Frans Franciscus from The Netherlands
works as an contemporary Master on his paintings.

His works present an exhibition highlighting modern art, mostly inspired by classic European paintings. His sources of inspiration include pieces by painters like Hendrick ter Brugghen, Caravagio and Rogier van der Weyden.

He combines or re-arranges compositions of old masters depicting biblical stories in an up-to-date and idiosyncratic fashion. Scenes from his own environment are added and characters are restyled without losing their original role. His works derives its meaning in part from the tension he contrives to generate between his admired example and his own creation.

http://www.fransfranciscus.nl/

 

"WILDWUCHS" AN INSTALLATION BY ARTIST ALEX WOLKOWICZ IN ROOM 8D

 

Alex Wolkowicz is a Polish/German photographer and artist resident in Liverpool/UK and Bonn/Germany.

Her work explores themes about our relationship with the world and how we share it with each other and other living things. Essentially tactile and documentary, her work springs from her experience with photography, performance, theatre and the creation of unique representations of places, things and histories. She works with still and moving imagery often with the addition of sound.

http://www.wolkowicz.com/


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RESIDENT ARTIST ALEXIS EGGERTSEN AT WORK CREATING HER ARTBREAK INSPIRED VIDEO INSTALLATION

 

Alexis Eggertsen is a Seattle based musician, writer and media artist. Her work alternates between sensual and synesthetic meditations on natural rhythms and relationships, and sarcastic and comedic reflections on contemporary life. She is currently working on the Artbreak video installation and her debut album, both which speak to each other, as well as further developing Digiself, an interactive performance she co-wrote, co-directed and tech directed, and which debuted at Seattle's Bumbershoot Festival.

She recently placed second in the international "Charlatan Ink Art Prize 2011" competition, and part of the prize is a residency at the Carlton Arms. Here, she is filming footage in preparation for a new video art installation about the boundaries and breakthroughs of the creative process. She will merge documentary footage of the other artists working at the Carlton Arms with her own private explorations of the individual hotel rooms. This will be in turn woven with with symbolic and colorful representations of creative frustration, exploration and breakthrough. Half of the footage will be shot inside the walls of the Artbreak Hotel, and the other half will be shot in her hometown of Seattle, Washington, and will pull from both the comedy and sensuality of her past work.

More about Alexis Eggertsen

 


"MAPPING ROOTS: NYC" AN ART INSTALLATION BY DESIGNER & PHOTOGRAPHER EVA SILVERMAN IN ROOM 7C

 

Eva Silverman, a designer and photographer from Oakland, CA, is a New Jersey native, who grew up going to Bensonhurst, and in her teens discovered the Lower East Side through punk rock

Eva never feels more at home than when she is in New York when her accent is in full effect and she can jaywalk as efficiently as possible.

She is currently working in "Mapping Roots NYC" in room 7C, an art installation that spans NYC in geography and history. It features a simplified map of NYC spanning two walls, with alternative points of history that have been important to the three generations of her family, intertwining the stories of a changing city, with that of her immigrant family’s history.

The map will cover 2-3 walls the room and the fourth wall will be covered in chalkboard paint so that those who visit the room will be able to mark their own points of interest in the city, giving the project an interactive element and inviting collaboration.

Follow Eva's journey at the Carlton Arms

"Pushcart" and more about Eva Silverman

 

RODNEY DICKSON TRANSFORMS AGAIN HIS OWN SPACE AT THE HOTEL, ROOM 8C

For the third time in the last 15 years, Rodney Dickson came to the hotel and did a total transformation to the walls he has been using as canvasses for his evolving concepts.

Born in Northern Ireland in 1956, Rodney Dickson is a resident of Brooklyn, New York, where he first came in 1992, as an International Studio Artist at P.S.1 Museum.

He has exhibited his work internationally during the past 15 years and has received many prestigious awards and prizes.

His work can be found in several important public collections in U.S.A., Europe and Asia.

His most recent solo exhibition at CAVE in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, showcases his large canvas paintings including a work based on the theme of the Vietnam War, a subject he has periodically revisited over the past 15 years.

http://www.rodneydickson.com

 

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