Art In FLUX Harlem and Aloft Hotel launch a collaboration to promote visual artists in Harlem. On January 9th at 7:00pm, Art In FLUX presents two Harlem artists, Andre Woolery and Ruben Natal-San Miguel, in the lobby of Aloft on their dedicated art walls.
This free event also includes drink specials at the WXYZ Bar & Lounge.
This inaugural exhibit at Aloft is titled NOTHING IS COLORPROOF after a piece by Andre Woolery of the same name. NOTHING IS COLORPROOF is a triptych of a gun shooting a swirling rainbow of colors. “A gun represents both chaos and order. In the chaos of my thoughts and ideas, color is the organizing order. It brings clarity to a vision. If my mind were the weapon and my ideas were the bullets... then color would be the force propelling it forward” states Andre.
Both Andre and Ruben reflect on culture, race, and gender through their own mediums - paint & pushpins and photography, respectively. They each capture moments in time and exploit the use of color and light to convey a sense of hope. Ruben chronicles Harlem by photographing the people and the architecture that are the fabric of the community. Andre paints iconic images hoping to open our eyes to a new set of possibilities. Together these two artists open a window on our society and awaken our consciousness.
Where do we meet?
The event takes place within the lobby lounge of the Aloft Harlem, where you'll see Leanne Stella, who is the host of the event and member of the HarlemGo Meetup Group. When you arrive, feel free to ask for Leanne and introduce yourself!
The Aloft Hotel entrance is on Frederick Douglass Blvd. (8th Ave.) between 124th & 123rd streets. The nearest subway station is the A, B, C, or D trains to 125th Street station. The M3, M10, M60, M101, & BX15 bus lines also stop near the hotel. Street parking in the area should be available for those driving.
ABOUT Art In FLUX and Aloft Harlem
Art In FLUX Harlem is a movement of artists appearing in Pop-Up art galleries featuring special events and creative collaborations with theatre, film, music, and fashion industries. FLUX highlights and creates opportunity for artists living and/or working in Harlem, brings art into public spaces, creates a positive use for vacant retail locations and other underutilized spaces, stimulating a vibrant neighborhood merging art, commerce and community.
Aloft Harlem is a boutique hotel located in Harlem - Manhattan’s hottest cultural destination known for beautiful brownstones, legendary soul food and historic religious institutions. Aloft has a company-wide commitment to support the local artistic community by devoting space to presenting art.