Plus81 Gallery

Plus81 Gallery Gallery with focus on contemporary art and design. Hours: Wed-Sun 12-7pm

+81 Gallery was initiated by +81 magazine, which focuses on a wide range of contemporary cultural productions from graphic arts to music to contemporary art.

Cordero would walk his 20-inch-tall cobra plant during his lunch break. Circling his building, Cordero realized if he ra...
12/09/2018

Cordero would walk his 20-inch-tall cobra plant during his lunch break. Circling his building, Cordero realized if he ran fast enough, he would re-encounter the people who had seen him with his plant when he exited the building. A moment of Déjà vu was created.

David Cordero is an artist, designer and educator based in Chicago, Illinois. In 2016, he launched SOUTH, a multi-disciplinary design studio.
https://www.south-shop.com/

Group show “Five Sided” featuring 5 artists is up until 12/9 at plus 81 gallery.

Daniel John Weiner / Rereading, 2018By willfully re-interpreting and re-reading dormant informations, Weiner constructs ...
12/07/2018

Daniel John Weiner / Rereading, 2018
By willfully re-interpreting and re-reading dormant informations, Weiner constructs diagrams of revelation that blur the experiences of the self and others. Lost time of the anonymous is recovered, only in the form of the artists's inquiry of self.
#DanielJohnWeiner
#art #exhibition #contemporaryart

Group show "Five Sided" featuring 5 artists is up until 12/9 at plus 81 gallery.

Myook is a series of forms that, in totality, create a vessel. Appearing to be something in between water balloons and r...
12/06/2018

Myook is a series of forms that, in totality, create a vessel. Appearing to be something in between water balloons and river rocks, these shapes seem to be frozen in uncertain physical state. Though static, stacked like bricks, they exhibit at pressurized forces. They droop, adapt and seek to fill up an invisible container, making them myook ( an English phonetic spelling of the Swedish word for soft; mjuk).
#AlexandraKarlssonNapp
#myook #mjuk #exhibition #art #planter #artobject

Group show "Five Sided" featuring 5 artists is up until 12/9 at plus 81 gallery.

A city roamer, Bai caught herself attracted to commonplaces deprived of idiosyncrasies: a generic construction site acro...
12/06/2018

A city roamer, Bai caught herself attracted to commonplaces deprived of idiosyncrasies: a generic construction site across the street, a tennis court in her neighborhood, somewhere utterly familiar but unable to be specified, creating a sense of déjà vu.
#mengfanbai #exhibition

Group show "Five Sided" featuring 5 artists is up until 12/9 at plus 81 gallery.

Thank you for everyone for coming to the opening last friday. "Five Sided" is on view until Dec. 9th. #jaenakwon #mengfa...
12/02/2018

Thank you for everyone for coming to the opening last friday. "Five Sided" is on view until Dec. 9th. #jaenakwon #mengfanbai

Tomorrow, Friday 30th will be the reception from 6-8pm. Please stop by. Photo: David Cordero "Déjà vu" #davidcordero
11/29/2018

Tomorrow, Friday 30th will be the reception from 6-8pm. Please stop by. Photo: David Cordero "Déjà vu" #davidcordero

Tomorrow, Friday 30th will be the reception from 6-8pm. Please stop by. Photo: Jaena Kwon "Bird" #jaenakwon
11/29/2018

Tomorrow, Friday 30th will be the reception from 6-8pm. Please stop by. Photo: Jaena Kwon "Bird" #jaenakwon

Tomorrow, Friday 30th will be the reception from 6-8pm. Please stop by. Photo: Daniel John Weiner "Go Dutch" 2018 #danie...
11/29/2018

Tomorrow, Friday 30th will be the reception from 6-8pm. Please stop by. Photo: Daniel John Weiner "Go Dutch" 2018 #danieljohnweiner

New group exhibition "Five Sided" featuring - Alexandra Karlsson Napp, Daniel John Weiner, David Cordero, Jaena Kwon and...
11/23/2018

New group exhibition "Five Sided" featuring - Alexandra Karlsson Napp, Daniel John Weiner, David Cordero, Jaena Kwon and Mengfan Bai.
Just started today. The opening reception will be Friday Nov. 30th!

It’s snow in nyc ❄️ This Mengfan Bai’s work reminds us appreciation for quiet beauty of snow. Her work will be i...
11/15/2018

It’s snow in nyc ❄️ This Mengfan Bai’s work reminds us appreciation for quiet beauty of snow. Her work will be in an upcoming group show at plus 81 gallery. #mengfanbai Title: L.I.M.B.O 15:12 VII, 2018.

Only one week left to see the exhibition: No Parking, by @keneeslappa ( Sarah Keane ). Photo: Courtyard / Acrylic Print
11/12/2018

Only one week left to see the exhibition: No Parking, by @keneeslappa ( Sarah Keane ). Photo: Courtyard / Acrylic Print

"No Parking" by Sarah Keane @kneeslappa Is on view until 11/18. Thank you for coming out for the reception on 10/25.
11/04/2018

"No Parking" by Sarah Keane @kneeslappa Is on view until 11/18. Thank you for coming out for the reception on 10/25.

Thank you for coming out to our opening. "NO PARKING" by Kneeslappa ( Sara Keane ) is on view until November 18th.
10/28/2018

Thank you for coming out to our opening. "NO PARKING" by Kneeslappa ( Sara Keane ) is on view until November 18th.

FINAL WEEK. for Sho Shibuya's show WEEK. Please stop by. #shoshibuya
10/11/2018

FINAL WEEK. for Sho Shibuya's show WEEK. Please stop by. #shoshibuya

Please check this article about Sho Shibuya on Spoon & Tamago. - he found peace through the exercise of identifying dail...
09/30/2018
Hand-Lettered Katakana Days of the Week by Sho Shibuya

Please check this article about Sho Shibuya on Spoon & Tamago.

- he found peace through the exercise of identifying daily inspiration that would inform his exercise of using differnet styles, techniques and materials to create simply, typographic artworks. -

http://www.spoon-tamago.com/2018/09/18/sho-shibuya-katakana-week/

Back in 2015, the NY-based Japanese creative director Sho Shibuya began creating hand-lettered katakana for each day of the week. Ever since, his Instagram account has been such a joy to follow because, on a fairly consistent basis, he has been posting a weekly series of letters, each brimming with

Thank you for coming last Friday to the opening "WEEK" by Sho Shibuya. It runs through October 13th.
09/30/2018

Thank you for coming last Friday to the opening "WEEK" by Sho Shibuya. It runs through October 13th.

Vol.81 +81 Highlights – vol.1 to 80 issueHot on the heels of our 20th anniversary last year, this time we commemorate ...
09/16/2018
+81 Vol.81 +81 Highlights - vol.1 to 80 issue

Vol.81 +81 Highlights – vol.1 to 80 issue

Hot on the heels of our 20th anniversary last year, this time we commemorate reaching vol.81, just like the name of our magazine +81 by covering one creator each from vol.1 through 80. We revisit with these 80 artists, compiling the old pages featuring them along with their latest work in a special digest that is worth checking out . From masters to promising young talent, we have connected with many creators and lived the tides of the scene alongside them leading up to this issue, so it’ s safe to say that this is a one-of-a-kind profile of persons only we at +81 can offer.
The cover is by John Warwicker of tomato, who appeared in our very first issue.

--CONTENTS--
John Warwicker / VOL.1
Fabien Baron / VOL.2
Robert Bergmann / VOL.3
The Designers Republic/ VOL.4
Mark Farrow / VOL.5
Tom Hingston / VOL.6
Intro / VOL.7
Gustav Karlsson Frost / VOL.8
Big Active Design / VOL.9
Laurent Fetis / VOL.10
Why Not Associates / VOL.11
Tobias Frere-Jones / VOL.12
Mark Borthwick / VOL.13
Juergen Teller / VOL.14
Shaynola / VOL.15
MAISON KITSUNÉ / VOL.16
Ninja Tune / VOL.17
Masters At Work / VOL.18
032c / VOL.19
agnès b. / VOL.20
onedotzero / VOL.21
Thonik / VOL.22
Rankin / VOL.23
Hideki Nakajima / VOL.24
LE BOOK / VOL.25
Michael C Place / VOL.26
UNDERCOVER / VOL.27
Kashiwa Sato / VOL.28
Le pivot / VOL.29
Wing Shya / VOL.30
Daido Moriyama / VOL.31
Sam Winston / VOL.32
P.A.M / VOL.33
Kazunari Hattori / VOL.34
Jean-Philippe Delhomme / VOL.35
Geoff McFetridge / VOL.36
Deanne Cheuk / VOL.37
Paul Boudens / VOL.38
WERK Magazine / VOL.39
Kate Moross / VOL.40
Trevor Jackson / VOL.41
Shepard Fairey / VOL.42
Vier5 / VOL.43
Henrik Vibskov / VOL.44
assume vivid astro focus / VOL.45
Peter Sutherland / VOL.46
Ryan McGinness / VOL.47
Nieves / VOL.48
cyan / VOL.49
1Non-Format / VOL.50
Craig Ward / VOL.51
COLORS AND THE KIDS / VOL.52
Design by Toko / VOL.53
Gunter Rambow / VOL.54
Jeffrey Deitch / VOL.55
Kohei Nawa from SANDWICH / VOL.56
Kate Gibb / VOL.57
Daito Manabe / VOL.58
Gordon Young / VOL.59
Chen Man / VOL.60
Experimental Jetset / VOL.61
Milton Glaser / VOL.62
Neville Brody / VOL.63
Ed Templeton / VOL.64
Dominique Falla / VOL.65
KENZO / VOL.66
Naoto Fukasawa / VOL.67
Craig & Karl / VOL.68
WK Interact / VOL.69
John C Jay / VOL.70
KYOTOGRAPHIE / VOL.71
POST / VOL.72
Masayoshi Sukita / VOL.73
Newport Street Gallery / VOL.74
Katsumi Asaba / VOL.75
Comme des Garçons / VOL.76
K.K. Barrett / VOL.77
Bibi Borthwick / VOL.78
Pokras Lampas / VOL.79
Noritaka Tatehana / VOL.80
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Thanks to everyone who came out for the opening on the 23rd. Illuminados ( Santos Negros ) Photographs by Barron Claibor...
08/30/2018

Thanks to everyone who came out for the opening on the 23rd. Illuminados ( Santos Negros ) Photographs by Barron Claiborne, Curated by Rebecca Pietri, the show is on view until September 9th.

Thank you for coming for the opening on August 2nd! "Goldfish Aquarium" by Moeco Matsush*ta will be on view until August...
08/09/2018

Thank you for coming for the opening on August 2nd! "Goldfish Aquarium" by Moeco Matsush*ta will be on view until August 18th.

We have a closing party for Chris Rucker's show tomorrow Thursday, 12th 6-8pm. There will be new T-shirts too! Please st...
07/11/2018

We have a closing party for Chris Rucker's show tomorrow Thursday, 12th 6-8pm. There will be new T-shirts too! Please stop by. The show is on view til 14th, Saturday.

Sayo matches Chris's saw house chair! We are open 12-7pm. Please come by!
07/01/2018

Sayo matches Chris's saw house chair! We are open 12-7pm. Please come by!

Saw Horse Double Chair #1 by Chris Rucker.  #chrisrucker #exhibition
06/27/2018

Saw Horse Double Chair #1 by Chris Rucker. #chrisrucker #exhibition

Chris Rucker's six catalogue set is available at the gallery. Come by and see his unique Furniture and Paintings.
06/24/2018

Chris Rucker's six catalogue set is available at the gallery. Come by and see his unique Furniture and Paintings.

More works have arrived at the galley! Works by Chris Rucker. #chrisrucker
06/22/2018

More works have arrived at the galley! Works by Chris Rucker. #chrisrucker

Thank you for coming for the opening "But except in dreams" by Chris Rucker. The show is on view til July 1st 2018.
06/10/2018

Thank you for coming for the opening "But except in dreams" by Chris Rucker. The show is on view til July 1st 2018.

Plus 81 Gallery has its new show up! Come check out works from John Warwicker, Hideki Inaba, Kate Gibb, Paris and Chris ...
05/06/2018

Plus 81 Gallery has its new show up! Come check out works from John Warwicker, Hideki Inaba, Kate Gibb, Paris and Chris A Mendoza. This month our micro brew bar menu is serving Ethiopian and Guatemalan single origin hand pour coffees and organic teas from Japan.

Limited Signed copy, "True Hip-Hop" and T-Shirts by Mike Schreiber available in store and online! Check this out.
04/12/2018
Mike Schreiber

Limited Signed copy, "True Hip-Hop" and T-Shirts by Mike Schreiber available in store and online! Check this out.

Mike Schreiber is a self-taught New York based photographer with a degree in Anthropology from the University of Connecticut. His work has been featured in Esquire magazine, Rolling Stone, New York Magazine, Vibe, and XXL. His photos capture the essence of a cultural life with a perspective that is....

Today we open from noon to 7pm as usual. Please come by. True Hip-Hop by Mike Schreiber, curated by Rebecca Pietri, musi...
04/01/2018

Today we open from noon to 7pm as usual. Please come by. True Hip-Hop by Mike Schreiber, curated by Rebecca Pietri, music curation by Belinda Becker. #truehiphop #plus81gallery #hommepourfemme #yardgyal

The new issue of plus 81 Magazine Vol.79 Typography and Hand Lettering, available now online. Check out some updates for...
03/30/2018
Vol.79 Typography and Hand Lettering issue

The new issue of plus 81 Magazine Vol.79 Typography and Hand Lettering, available now online. Check out some updates for A-Chan’s books as well.

https://plus81store.com/shop/vol79-typography-and-hand-lettering-issue

https://plus81store.com/achan

This feature on the theme of letter design is actually our previous typography issue in four years and a half. We have four categories this time, from “fashion” typography both subtle and bold to handmade “sign painting” full of personality, creative “art” found in street and spaces, and...

Curated by Rebecca Pietri, Music Curation by Belinda Becker.March 22nd - April 15th, 2018.Thank you for coming to the re...
03/25/2018

Curated by Rebecca Pietri, Music Curation by Belinda Becker.
March 22nd - April 15th, 2018.
Thank you for coming to the reception party on 23rd.

First featured in the book "True Hip-Hop," in 2010, these mostly black and white images are of some of the most seminal people in Hip-Hop. Rebecca Pietri revisited these images for this current exhibit with music curation by Belinda Becker.
http://www.plus81.us/exhibition/true-hip-hop/

A-Chan's four seasons project is completed in the exhibition, Sky and Cloud / Winter Spring. Each photographs depicts a ...
03/03/2018

A-Chan's four seasons project is completed in the exhibition, Sky and Cloud / Winter Spring. Each photographs depicts a different sky for each season. Please check this out for the limited edition set. https://plus81store.com/achan-seasons

Thank you for coming for the opening "sky and cloud / winter spring" by A-Chan last week. The show is on view until Marc...
02/23/2018

Thank you for coming for the opening "sky and cloud / winter spring" by A-Chan last week. The show is on view until March 11th. The new works were shot in Brooklyn from the rooftop of the artist's home, and these were created in C-print from negative using an experimental process with FUJI FP100c instant film that was discontinued in 2016. The unique colors and patterns that occur in these photos are organic, accidents analogous to the random beauty found in nature. Nature's power, nature's sadness, nature's indifference are embodied in this work as extensions of the artist's daily life in her private space. The Winter/Spring collection concludes the Summer/Fall collection presented in spring of 2017, completing the "Seasons" photography.
http://www.plus81.us/exhibition/sky-and-cloud-winter-spring/

02/09/2018
Sky and Cloud / Summer Autumn by A-Chan

From A-chan's last March's show, Sky and Cloud / Summer Autumn (video), comes the completion of the Four Seasons project, Sky and Cloud / Winter Spring will start from next Thursday February 15th, come for the opening reception 6-8pm.

Thank you for coming out for the opening on January 11th. SECOND NATURE Christian Aaron MendozaJanuary 11th - February 1...
01/19/2018

Thank you for coming out for the opening on January 11th.

SECOND NATURE
Christian Aaron Mendoza
January 11th - February 11th 2017

+81 Gallery New York is pleased to present an exhibition by New York-based Artist, Christian A. Mendoza.

Christian A Mendoza: Ancient Futurism

In his ink drawings, Chris Mendoza evokes the great civilizations of ancient history: Egypt, Maya, Sumeria. Executed with laser precision in free-flowing improvisation, the drawings resemble compelling and intricate blueprints to mythological worlds, incorporating humanist ideals of engineering and the strong influence of ancient glyphs, those lasting cultural shadows from vast empires that long ago lost their power.

And therein lies the duality to Mendoza’s work. With his superfine lines combined with nature references — insects, birds, fish, crystallite and stalks of vegetation are embedded within the mesmerizing latices — Mendoza hints at the fragility of humanity and its institutions, no matter how grand and structurally complex, bringing awareness to a poignant fact: Empires and all the greatness that man has wrought through engineering and technology do not last forever.

Born in Nicaragua and raised in New York City and Miami, Mendoza was heavily influenced by his father, an architect, and exposed at an early age to graffiti and hip-hop music. As a teenager in Miami, he joined the Inkheads graffiti crew and began writing on walls. After coming across the Japanese science-fiction animation series “Space Battleship Yamato,” which originally ran in the mid-1970s and references the demise of a modern empire, Imperial Japan, Mendoza embarked on developing his signature ancient futurist style. “I wanted to do my own ship ... I’m making it more ancient, like an ancient ark,” he explained a decade ago in Envisioning Diaspora (Timezone 8 Editions, 2008).

There are more than a dozen ink drawings, two pyramid canvases and three collages in “Second Nature.” A few of the larger drawings play with perspective. In one, a large gateway resembling the ancient and mysterious city of Petra is the centerpiece to an equally mythological world of small darting ships or insects, which are often the same to Mendoza. “If you look at a close-up of an insect, it’s like a weird spaceshiplike robot… And if those insects were enlarged to the size of a small helicopter, it would be intense.” (Envisioning Diaspora).

While harkening past empires, Mendoza also articulates the current conditions of the world, where modern civilizations are battling for a global stronghold. Almost moment to moment we are witnesses to shifts in the balance of power, making us perhaps more keenly aware than ever that existing powers could fade or even be extinguished. The pieces in “Second Nature” do not just present the delicate nature of life but also the transience of large communities. In this way, Mendoza’s works can be seen as imaginings of what might have been or as maps of what could be.

While Mendoza does not dwell on disaster, choosing instead to construct over destroy, he does reveal all the greatness that is at stake and if we are not careful as a collective all that could be lost.

Written by Richard S. Chang

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