HIDDEN FORMS with Michele Telari

NaeraArts and One Art Space is pleased to present Hidden Formsthe first New York solo exhibition of Italian artist Michele Telari, on view at One Art Space Gallery from June 28 to July 15, 2017. An opening reception will be held at Wednesday, June 28 from 7:00 to 9:00PM.

Curated by Naera Kim, Hidden Forms highlights Michele Telari’s abstract and atmospheric renderings of the multiple narratives inherent in the cityscape. Whether his tight hyperrealistic paintings that explore cavernous streets of New York or his dripping watercolors that depict an urban environment drenched by rain, Telari portrays the elegant essence of the city. His work offers a dual view of New York–at once, the highly energetic city that never sleeps and a more somber, muted metropolis. In his watercolors such as Water Signs, his painterly hand drifts into abstraction as Manhattan’s monumental landmarks such as the Empire State Building, the Brooklyn Bridge and the Chrysler Building fade and transform into ethereal lines and monochromatic colors.

Born in Viterbo, Italy, Telari attended Accademia di Belle Arti di Roma where he studied the techniques visible in both his photorealistic and abstract styles. While based in Italy, New York’s dynamism captured his artistic eye, though he has also completed calmer landscapes and Roman cityscapes. He approaches New York as an outsider looking in, recognizing the vibrancy that New York residents might miss from the city’s unique tension of light and space, constructed by the copious monumental buildings, to its ephemeral, ever-changing dimensions. 

Naera Kim is an independent art advisor and curator with a unique eye for contemporary and emerging art. Presenting artists to private and corporate collectors, Naera has curated in various art spaces including Metamorphic Abstraction at Tribeca’s One Art Space Gallery and Prince Pre-Fame at Bennett Media Studio in West Village.

For more information or to request an interview or private viewing, please contact  naera@naeraarts.com


Curated by Naera Kim

June 28 - July 15, 2017 

Opening Reception: June 28, 7pm - 9pm

One Art Space Gallery

23 Warren Street (btw. Church and Broadway) New York, NY 10007 

Monday - Saturday, 12pm - 6pm, or by appointment. 917-575-6548

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Prince Pre-Fame Viewing Event at Ed Bennett Media

NaeraArts was thrilled to introduce iconic limited edition photographs of Prince pre-fame to a New York audience of collectors. The series documented a star on the rise–youthful, earnest, playful and smiling in Minneapolis, defining his early unique style and virtuosic talent. Thank you to all the collectors and friends for an amazing night. Curated by Naera Kim

Metamorphic Abstraction Opening Reception

May 18th 2016. One Art Space Gallery, NYC.

A hugely successful opening reception for our group exhibition Metamorphic Abstraction, curated by Naera Kim. We would like to thank everyone for an amazing night. We also thank artists Rubin, Elizabeth Gregory-Gruen, Jose Margulis and Dan Gausman for their talent and being part of the show.  Naera

Guggenheim Museum Gala Celebration

A night of big celebration at the Guggenheim Museum with Wyclef Jean rocking the house. We always fall in love with Frank Lloyd Wright's cylindrical design, which was conceived as a "temple of the spirit".

Private Exhibition Preview at Brooklyn Museum

Congratulations to Kevin Dumouchelle for curating one of the best museum exhibition in 2016 and artist Zina Saro-Wiwa who is among the talented artists in the group show, "Disguise: Masks and Global African Art".

Cheryl Donegan Fashion Runway at the New Museum

Artist Cheryl Donegan's Extra Layer fashion show commissioned by the New Museum as part of Donegan's Scenes and Commercial exhibition at the museum. 

The Modern Party at MoMA

Fabulous evening with collectors, dealers, friends and Picasso at the Modern party of Museum of Modern Art. 

Pablo Griss Private Showing at Aha Gallery NYC

Naeraarts is pleased to showcase a private viewing of Pablo Griss' BlackGold series debut in New York City at Aha Gallery on July 22, 2015. 

Pablo Griss – an innovative mid-career South American painter – with a highly anticipated debut New York solo exhibition of his opulent BlackGold series at Tribeca’s One Art Space. Born in Caracas, Venezuela and currently living and working in both Panama City and Berlin, Griss’ abstractions have frequently been compared to Kinetic Art masters Jesus Rafael Soto and Carlos Cruz-Diez. Engaging with the cultural heritage of Venezuela, Griss’ paintings reinvigorate and reinterpret the Kinetic Art movement for today’s captivating and competitive contemporary art world. Showing in both solo and group exhibitions internationally, Griss was notably highlighted in 100 Painters of Tomorrow as one of the “100 most exciting, up-and-coming painters at work today.

Steven Schreiber Solo at Nu Hotel

We are pleased to announce Steven Schreiber's new solo exhibition at Nu Hotel, Downtown Brooklyn. Exhibition date April 1 - June 30, 2015. Opening reception April 9th, 6-9pm. 

Book Launch "100 Painters of Tomorrow" in London and NYC

NaeraArts is happy to announce Pablo Griss is featured in the prestigious 100 Painters of Tomorrow, authored by Kurt Beers and published by Thames & Hudson. Book launches at Christie’s London on October 30th, group exhibition at Beers Contemporary Gallery in London on November 27th, and One Arts Space Gallery in New York City on November 6th of 2014.

The Compounding Edge exhibition with Thurston Belmer and Magdalena Firląg at Salomon Gallery Oct 15 - Nov 7, 2014

The Compounding Edge  with E. Thurston Belmer and Magdalena Firląg 

Curated by Naera Kim 

Wednesday, October 15 - November 7, 2014   Opening Reception: October 15, 7 - 9PM

Salomon Arts Gallery

82 Leonard Street, 4th Floor Tribeca, New York, NY 10013 

Hours: Mon - Tues (only by appointment)),  Wed - Frid 2 - 6 PM;  Sat 3 - 6 PM

New York, NY (October 15, 2014) - NaeraArts and the Salomon Arts Gallery is pleased to announce The Compounding Edge, a two-artist exhibition featuring E. Thurston Belmer and Magdalena Firlag. An opening reception will be held on Wednesday, October 15 from 7-9PM.

Curated by Naera Kim, marking the first collaboration between the Salomon Arts Gallery and an outside agent, The Compounding Edge places the monumental art of E. Thurston Belmer and Magdalena Firlag in conversation, allowing for a thought-provoking visual contrast and clash. The exhibition presents two artists who, despite their differences, both use traditional artistic techniques in order to represent and, at times, critique contemporary society. Combining the weight of their many art historical references with an unmistakably modern edge, Firlag and Belmer’s works appear almost timeless, maintaining a classical devotion to rigorous artistic production.

With his large-scale paintings such as Still Life and Bone and Blood, E. Thurston Belmer’s darkly melancholy and exquisitely beautiful works reveal his deep reverence for the traditions of oil painting and skilled draftsmanship. With references ranging from Caravaggio to Jacques-Louis David, Belmer’s art emerges as a thoroughly raw, almost punk take on Neoclassicism. Not only technically striking, Belmer’s disturbing yet engrossing works are filled with complex symbolism, investigating powerful themes from eroticism to the thin boundary between life and death.

Like Belmer, Magdalena Firląg also works in highly traditional artistic mediums from mosaic-making to fresco-painting. In enormous mosaic works of currency like The Great Glass, Firlag employs reused glass from recycled bottles not only as her chosen materials but also, as a symbol for the circulation of capital and our troubled relation to economic systems. Drawing on the legacy of Byzantine murals and the mosaics of Pompeii, Firlag’s highly skilled and challenging art displays her incisive social commentary though unexpected mediums.


Upcoming: The Contemporary Art Fair NYC, May 8 - 11th 2014

We are happy to announce the upcoming art exhibition of Steven Schreiber and Justin Terry at the Contemporary Art Fair NYC 2014 on May 8th - 11th. With Frieze New York as an anchor in the month of May, we look forward to being part of this exciting week presenting a diverse showing that combines the worlds of design, fine & functional art by established and emerging artists & designers. http://www.contemporaryartfairnyc.com/home.ph

Location: The Tunnel
269 11th Avenue (between 27th & 28th St.)
New York, NY 10011

Queens Art Museum Exhibition De-Install: Sarah Walko, Rainforest Art Foundation

We are pleased to annouce Sarah Walko's exhibition titled "Raising the Temperature: Art in Environmental Reaction", with guest curator Luchia Meihua Lee, at Rainforest Art Foundation on May 2 - 30, 2014. Please join us.

Art à Paris

Photo album. The splendour of art, culture, and fashion in Paris. Feb/Mar 2014.

Sarah Walko's group exhibition "Raising The Temperature"

 Artists Miya Ando, Todd Gavin, Kay H. Lin, Pey Chwen Lin, Jeremiah Tiepen, Sarah Walko, Xl Feit, Marlene Tseng YU, Hai Zhang. With guest curator Luchia Lee.

Raising the Temperature addresses contemporary artistic response to observed anthropogenic challenges to the environment. No one is external to the social and cultural context of life. The environmental crisis is the result of decades of commitment to the priority of material value to the exclusion of cultural change and sustainability. Human survival demands a reconfiguration of lifestyle in the context of a re-estimation of global values in Eco-preference.  The words Raising the Temperature are a metaphor for this issue which is the responsibility of us all.

Raising the Temperature comprises nine artists working in various media who search for a new vantage on this urgent and critical subject. The perspective is aesthetic, not aggressively political. Scientific alarms have been filtered through artistic sensibilities. The works presented here comment on our changing relationship to the world we inhabit, or discuss the conditions and consequences of our urban life and its toll on the planet.

February 2, - March 1, 2014. Queens Museum of Arts. New York City Building, Flushing Meadows Corona Park Queens, NY 11368-3398 

Justin Terry's solo exhibition "Lifted Space"

Lifted Space, Solo Exhibition

Justin Terry’s art provides a definitive look at the importance of working in traditional abstraction and the continuum of the Neo-Abstraction tradition. It pivots the movement of Lyrical Abstraction from the late sixties and early seventies. In exploring the nature of painting both as cultured language and expression, Justin Terry adheres to the doctrine of abstraction, past and present. This exhibition explores the spiritual revelation from the realities of modern life and space, while expressing genuine human values through poetic visuals.

Saint Peter's Living Room Gallery  December 16, 2013 - February 10, 2014  

619 Lexington Ave. & 54th St.  New York, NY  10022