It’s Armory Week again! An excellent opportunity to learn about new, local artists and check out some innovative artwork around the city.
Read below to find out about Fusion NY and what Bronx artist Lady K Fever is doing for Armory Week!
From The West Harlem Arts Fund:
Soho, NY… FUƧION NY which will be held for one day at the Four Point Sheraton Hotel in Soho, is an engaged, curator-driven platform for exhibitions through the lens of curators and artists of color. The show will explore what it takes to live and express oneself as a full human being. According to Fusion NY Producer Savona Bailey-McClain, “Technology has not only changed our lives forever but also the relevancy of human endeavor. All facets of our life have been affected and how we relate to one another. The show will look at ways where we can re- integrate our humanity creatively that includes are desires, individual tastes and environment.”
Participating in FUSION NY is Bronx-based artist Lady K-Fever. LADY K-FEVER is an Inter- disciplinary Artist, Curator, Social activist, Photographer/Journalist, who was born and raised in Canada. She now lives in The Bronx. She began her career in the 1990’s on the streets as a skateboarder in Vancouver, Canada. In 1993, she was invited to create an installation with Riot Grrlz for ‘Artropolis 93′ and was performing with House of Venus. She studied Theatre and Film with Director Mel Tuck- Austin at Gastown Actor’s Studio and graduated in 1999. In 2003, she became the first Canadian female invited to paint at the legendary Graffiti Hall of Fame in East Harlem, NY as part of the First female production and put down NYC graffiti crews KD & TDS. Her art, journalism and photography have been published in the New York times, New York Post, Daily News and in the magazines: Studio (Harlem), Mass Appeal (Brooklyn), Backspin (Germany), and Trace (international) among others, and her graffiti work is featured in the books Graffiti Women: Street Art from Five Continents, and Burning New York: Graffiti NYC, and We B Girlz (New York), all published in 2006. She curated HISTORY IN THE MAKING II&III (2005-06), curaturing over 60 graffiti writers/artists from around the world at Aurora Gallery, NY and Made From Love at The Bronx Museum of the Arts’ project space.
In 2010, she co-founded the SAME DIFFERENCE Artist Collective with Artist Carmen Julia Hernandez. In 2011, she collaborated with Nicolas Dumit Estevez for the exhibition Born Again: A Lebanese-Dominican Dominican York is born again as a Bronxite and Eight Artist Respond at Longwood Art Gallery and was in residence internationally at The Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art, creating community based public murals and a solo exhibition. In 2012, she contributed to The Point’s CDC’s installation room and to the social project Activity Committee during the exhibition This Side of Paradise, curated by No Longer Empty at the Andrew Freedman Home in the South Bronx. Her work is currently featured in the exhibition ‘ Bronx Lab-Style Wars’ at The Bronx Museum of the Arts and with “Courturemonials” a new collaborative living art/fashion project with artist Mary A Valverde, this project focused on creating a new diologue about Domestic Violence. ‘Courturemonials’ has been exhibited in ‘Model’ – Art in Odd places 2012 festival, NY. As an Education/Creation Facilitator, She is a multiple recipient of the Arts-in-Education Grant from The Bronx Council on the Arts (2007-2009). She currently works with The Bronx Museum of the Arts, Museum of Arts and Design, El Museo del Barrio, The Studio Museum in Harlem and The Laundromat Project as well as many other community based organizations/projects.
Other artists participating in Fusion NY include: Ina Archer, Brian Convery, Kenly Dillard, Dan Ericson, Diane Dwyer, Scherezade Garcia, Chris Harris, Yasmin Hernandez, Ariel Jackson, Shani Peters, Adrienne Reynolds, Joshua Reynolds, Jamel Shabazz, Shiro, Diane Smith, Madeline Schwartzman, and Toccarra A. Holmes Thomas.