Wednesday, November 7, 2012

NYC LIC, Nov. 9-Dec 7, 2012 - Escaping Logik - Art in exchange for supplies for storm-hit families

I'm inviting you all to come check out this art show I'm having Nov. 9th. I considered postponing this show due to the recent hurricane, but I decided it is a good opportunity to pull people together do something positive. I understand a lot of folks can't travel and what not.

Those who can get up to Long Island City for a night of cool art, live music by Skye Steele's Hot Holy Mess, and free drinks will be in for a heart-warming time.

Also, I will be giving out FREE ART to people who BRING SUPPLIES that are needed for folks in areas such as Far Rockaway. We have access to a cargo van that can be filled with supplies, and brought to people who still have needs. Fine Art in Space in LIC will be bringing supplies to affected areas and helping out people with what we can. Anything will help, but the most needed items are blankets and food.

Even though we are all feeling the hurricane blues, take time to come out, look at some art, and interact with your community. Please come and enjoy a night out, and help me fill a van with supplies for fellow New Yorkers!

Escaping Logik

New York, New York - October 25, 2012 – Escaping Logik is a solo exhibition presented at Fine Art in Space by Brooklyn-based artist, Anthony Pugh. The show opens with a reception on Friday, November 9th from 7:00 pm-10:00 pm. Anthony will be presenting acrylic painted works, as well as over 100 watercolor pieces. In conjunction with his new work, he is releasing a limited edition sketchbook entitled Escaping Logik.

The works collected for the show encompass numerous themes such as Anthony’s personal commentary on social interpretations of historical figures, graffiti stories, and urban/rural mythology – he has secretly listened to a fictional conversation between Malcolm X and Robert Johnson. Anthony runs towards a creative vindication: shaping and developing a narrative about an evolving Negroid sentinel character, who is on the brink of breaking free from the contradictions of his environment and from the struggle to maintain his identity. The paintings depict the possibility of freedom from the barriers of social isolation and the constant flux between black & white.

Logik was once an alias for the artist, but now it is a metaphor for an evolving personal mythology, which he resists but cannot deny. Escaping Logik is influenced by Anthony’s experience as a graffiti artist, his love of comic books, and his fine art education.

Anthony Pugh is a freelance illustrator, comic book artist, and a dedicated painter. Some of his clients include: DDBO, Phoenix New Times, Mecca Clothing, Kid Robot, Spike DDB, Pepsi Cola, 11211 Magazine, Vessel Drinkware, City Pages, and The Village Voice.

To view some of Anthony’s work please visit:

In association with Ad Hoc Art,

Fine Art in Space
10-47 48 Avenue
Long Island City, NY 11101

Hours: Monday – Friday, 9am to 5pm
Or by appointment.

Escaping Logik runs from November 9th-December 7th, 2012

Please join us for the opening reception:
November 9th, 2012
7:00 pm-10:00 pm