VIDEO: Multi-Disciplinary Artist Annesta Le | BK Made

Meet Annesta Le, a Vietnamese-American artist who lives in and works in Brooklyn. Born to Vietnamese immigrant parents who escaped the country in the aftermath of the Vietnam War, Annesta has lived in seven different states (Minnesota, California, Utah, Virginia, Texas, Maryland, now NY). She works in a variety of different media such as neon, natural materials, sound and painting.

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Our City: Free pop-up show at The New School

Our City celebrates the strength and resilience of the homeless youth whom PCYP serves. These youth make NYC a vibrant and vital place. The event will feature artworks from 17 notable emerging artists and a spoken word piece written and performed by students in theWorks, a theater group at The New School. RSVP to this free event and preview artworks at pcyp-our-city.com

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Making History Bushwick Book Launch

I am thrilled to be a part of this book! Coinciding with the tenth anniversary of Bushwick Open Studios, Making History Bushwick is a 400 page hardcover book written, edited and published by the core collective members of Arts in Bushwick, the facilitators of the annual arts event in Brooklyn, New York. The glossy 9×9 inch hardcover features 400 pieces of art by 405 artists, submitted as part of an open call exhibition in Bushwick in spring of 2015.

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Tempo Memoria: A Museum Exhibition In Italy

TEMPO. MEMORIA: Daring to Dream Again is a project curated by Sergio Gomez. Tempo Memoria presents a riveting exhibition exploring the themes of TIME and MEMORY from a variety of world perspectives. From cultural, political, psychological, religious, or personal view points, curator Gomez invited a selective group of international artists to visually articulate and interpret to their discretion ideas of time passing, memory, dreams and our personal perceptions on such concepts. The exhibition featured twenty-five extraordinary visual artists representing the United States (Chicago, Illinois, New York City, Miami, Florida), Mexico, Korea, Philippines, Peru, Germany and Iran.

This international exhibition invites the viewer to an exploratory journey experiencing global interpretations of TIME and MEMORY while reflecting on their own personal emotions and memories.

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Parallel Lives - Opening in Chicago May 20

Happy to announce that my hearts titled Love and Warmth, will be traveling to Chicago. The opening night will be at the Zhou B Art Center at 33 Contemporary Gallery on Friday May 20th! 


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
PARALLEL LIVES/ NEW YORK-CHICAGO
Chicago Opening - Friday May 20, 2016 at Next Level Gallery
New York Opening - Saturday June 4, 2016 at Parenthesis Art Space

Parenthesis Art Space is pleased to present PARALLEL LIVES, a traveling exhibition series that swaps Artists work between two distinct cities to initiate conversation and context about Artist’s practices and their communities.

Parallel Lives is created and curated by Luis Martin, Founder and Chief Curator of Parenthesis Art Space currently located at Brooklyn Brush Studios in Brooklyn. The exhibition kicks off in Chicago at Next Level Gallery at the Zhou B Art Center co-curated by Sergio Gomez, Founder and Director of NXT Level Projects.

This collaboration invites the audience of both cities to think about art and the Artists that made the work in terms of context and questions the influence of place and time. Furthermore, the PARALLEL LIVES series will create a platform to expand the Artist’s reach to forge a wider sense of community and visibility.

Both events coincide with established community art events. The Chicago opening will occur on May 20th, during “Third Fridays”, a longstanding monthly program initiated by Sergio Gomez that has created a robust audience around the Artists at the Zhou B Art Center. The New York opening takes center stage in Bushwick during an annual weekend summer arts festival, that is now a major attraction for the New York art audience.

Talks are currently in place for exchanges with Artist communities in Santurce, Puerto Rico and Mexico City, Mexico.

For press inquiries and Artists list, contact Luis Martin at 1+(917) 538-0364.
For information in Chicago contact Sergio Gomez at 1+(708) 837-4534
For general inquiries, contact Parenthesis Art Space at info@ParenthesisSpace.com

Spring/Break, Volta, Independent, Art On Paper

It was a crazy few days of running around to all the different fairs to see all the art.  I also did an instagram account takeover for @parenthesisprojects, check out my highlights below!

Back From Art Basel!

Me having fun at the Red Bull offices in Miami

Thanks to everyone for stopping by the Parenthesis booth at X Contemporary to see my work in Miami! It was my first time showing in Miami and while it was tons of work, I still had a blast! I had a great time making new friends and seeing some incredible artwork.

I'm looking forward to 2016 with my first international show in Italy! Stay tuned. I'm super excited to announce the details in the upcoming year. Until then I hope you enjoy some of these fun photos of my time in Miami. Cheers! - A

40°N 74°W at X in Miami Beach

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 13, 2015

 

Annesta Le in 40°N 74°W
December 1-6, 2015
X Contemporary, Miami Art Week 2015, Art Basel Miami Beach

VIP Vernissage: December 1, 5-10pm 


Annesta Le is pleased to announce her participation in the inaugural edition of X Contemporary during Miami Art Week 2015 at Art Basel Miami Beach. X Contemporary will include over 27 exhibitors from the United States, Europe, and South America, and emphasize a crossover between postwar and contemporary art while considering the art historic importance of trends and cultural influences impacting artists today. Le will be featured in 40°N 74°W, an exhibition that pulls an exquisite thread from the broad coil that is the New York art scene, curated by Luis Martin from Parenthesis Art Space in Brooklyn, New York.

In 40°N 74°W, Annesta Le will present both sculptural and wall neon pieces made from phosphor color-coated circular glass tubes, inert gas, and wire. Each piece is the product of her organic process of hand-bending glass tubes of neon light into complementary shapes with congruent angles and twists, and then arranging them based on color, form, and their interplay with one another. The resultant compositions are intense, energetic, and interconnected, highlighting the spontaneity and uniqueness of Le’s work.

Influenced by the tumult of her earlier life, Annesta Le’s experimentation with neon explores and embodies a dichotomous pull of forces. Because of the intensity and effect of neon light itself, Le purposely chooses colors and hues that do not overpower, such as a peachy, white “sunrise” that evokes a soft, yet not weak or subtle, warmth and glow. A bold pop of “cobalt blue” might juxtapose, with the outcome being fluid, codependent forms that are at once unapologetic and simultaneously compassionate, forging a creative path that is distinctively Annesta Le.

For further information, please visit www.annesta.com, parenthesisspace.com and x-contemporary.com

Contact: Luis Martin
Phone +1 917 538-0364
Email info@parenthesisspace.com

 

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