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  • Artist Profile: Cody Bayne

    written by Kayla Goggin If you’ve never heard the term “Neo-Urban Expressionism” (in all its art star glory), Cody Bayne’s work is the only definition you’ll need in order to grasp the concept. His multi-layered collages tow the line between post-modernism and street art, their abstracted shapes pulled from the spirit of wheat-pasted street campaigns and their bold, graphic colors from a rich history of commercial advertising and expressionist art. With art historical references and a graphic history fractured, condensed and repackaged, Bayne’s collage works are as conceptually layered as they are literally. Luckily for us, Bayne has an...

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  • Artist Profile: Alexander Cedeño

    written by Sofia Fernandez   Alexander Cedeño explores national identity, nature, and mischief through his colorful illustrations. Panamanian to the core, his culture and country feature very prominently in his work. He discusses cultural pride and is always aware of the way he represents his country and his people. Cedeño’s incorporation of nature in his forms and clever use of color create illustrations that are visually enticing in their childishness, formally successful because of their attention to detail, and beautifully simple. Cedeño relies on his highly stylized characters, which are reminiscent of children’s cartoons, as symbols for nature...

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  • Artist Profile: Margi Weir

    written by Kayla Goggin Four decades as a visual artist and professor have made Margi Weir fluent in the intricacies of visual language. She writes in high-contrast pictograph, mixing contemporary and ancient symbology to create patterned and highly ordered works.  Her carefully chosen symbols are repeated and confined to their respective registers, communing with each other in their juxtaposition to create something more than a narrative: an exposition. Weir’s work often draws comparisons to hieroglyphs and early Aegean ceramics with her devotion to highly structured and symbolic patterning. It’s unlikely that these allusions are accidental: Weir holds two Masters degrees...

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  • New Horizons for the Ride Gallery

    The Ride Gallery has been operating out of Panama City, Panama for a little over two months, and we could not be more excited about the results that we have achieved.  After only a couple of months operating abroad we have secured five new artists—3 Americans, a Panamanian, and a Chilean.  As we start bridging into Latin America, it is very important to promote young artists who will benefit the most from our participation in their commercial growth. Panama has a thriving art community presenting a challenge in branding ourselves as a competitor—a challenge we are more than glad to...

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  • The Ride Gallery Launches "Open Season"

    Gallery spaces have been redefined in the 21st century by the widespread use of the internet.  There are those who believe that the digital advancements in actuality are somehow replacing traditional practices.  However, at Ride we believe that the digital world augments our reality, rather than replaces it.  “Open Season” provides a platform for artists worldwide to launch their careers forward with world wide exposure through our web presence. In celebration of The Ride Gallery's expansion into Panama and the initiation of its educational mission, The Ride Gallery is looking to expand its roster of exhibited artists.  The Ride Gallery...

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  • Remi Thornton show "Jesus Coming Soon" featured in Boston Globe

    A look at art as commodity — and ‘schwag’ as artBy Cate McQuaid | GLOBE CORRESPONDENT FEBRUARY 04, 2014 Geoff Hargadon’s cheeky, infectious “Cash for Your Warhol” conceptual art project began back in 2009. The economy was in a tailspin when Brandeis University’s board of trustees voted to close the Rose Art Museum and sell off its substantial collection of modern and contemporary art. Hargadon posted a sign outside the Rose: “Cash for Your Warhol,” with his own cellphone number.Brandeis didn’t shutter the Rose, and its collection remains intact. Hargadon has gone on to post his sign, which elucidates the...

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  • Natalia Rak Wins Major Art Battle in NYC

    An unused space in Midtown has been converted into a fishbowl of street art. The building’s owners Equity Office Properties collaborated with street art collective Art Battles to paint a mural inside the empty space on the corner of 40th Street and Avenue of the Americas, as part of the lot’s rebranding as 5 Bryant Park. Art Battles enlisted four international artists:  Max Bode and Don Rimx from Brooklyn, Chor Boogie from San Francisco, and Polish artist Natalia Rak to paint the 100′ by 25′ rear wall of the building’s lobby, which is encased in floor to ceiling windows allowing passerby’s to peek in to watch the artists touch up their pieces....

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  • Natalia Rak featured in Juxtapoz Magazine!

    Natalia Rak has been blowing up the European street art scene for years, and her incredible talent is now starting to get some great recognition on the state side of the Atlantic.  Juxtapoz Magazine, the arbiter of taste and talent in the street art world, recently featured one of Natalia's latest street interventions in Poland.  Titled "Legend of Giants", this work is legendary indeed as it moves beyond a static 2-D image and engages with its surrounding environment.  Natalia is a quiet genius, and we are thrilled that her work is getting this wonderful international exposure. Our thanks to Juxtapoz,...

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  • NeverChill features The Ride Gallery

    The chorus of advocates touting The Ride Gallery's cool factor has risen by one more.... The super cool site NeverChill - which scavenges the internet looking for the best of interesting, stylish, relevant, funny, and practical stuff - featured The Ride Gallery in today's post. Check out their awesome site here, and learn why they're known as the "parent company of cool" - http://neverchill.com/19244/the-ride-gallery  A big thank you to the NeverChill team for their support of The Ride Gallery and Ride Gallery artists. TRG

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  • New Surf Photography by Dalton Portella Now Featured At The Ride Gallery

     The Ride Gallery is delighted to introduce 8 new limited-edition photographs by Montauk, NY-based artist, Dalton Portella.  Ranging from atmospheric shots of his home break in Montauk to large format prints of epic surf in the Maldives, Portella's surf photography traffics in superb lighting, mood, and energy.

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