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"Of Scales & Feathers"

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Saturday, 7 April 2018 to Saturday, 28 April 2018
Saturday, 7 April 2018 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm

Of Scales & Feathers

group exhibition

curated by Travis Louie

Opening Reception: April 7th, 6 - 8pm

On view: April 7th - 28th, 2018


Spoke NYC is pleased to present Of Scales & Feathers, a group exhibition curated by Travis Louie. Featuring over 30 artists from around the globe, all of whom were asked to draw inspiration from shapes and textures that may have surfaced in their imagery in the past - scaled, finned and feathered creatures. The exhibition is comprised of works that range from the whimsical and absurd, to the dark and surreal.

For Of Scales & Feathers, artists determined the meaning of scales, fins and feathers - Eric Joyner’s Patience depicts a 1950’s kitchen with a robot serving a once living feathered creature in the form of KFC fried chicken. Tiffany Turrill’s The Loveliest Bed in the World illustrates a female figure, floating at the bottom of the sea amidst sharks, starfish and other marine life. Alternatively, Jocelyn Henry’s Chicken or Fish combines the two elements, depicting a live chicken perched atop a sushi roll, nervously peering at the approaching chopsticks.

About the exhibition, curator Travis Louie states, “There is a universal connection that we all have to these outer layers…and there is an obvious biological bridge between scales and feathers. I was curious what images would come to mind when this theme was tasked to the artists. I even told one artist that if they painted Rip Taylor with a feather boa, that would count!”

Please join us Saturday, April 7th from 6 - 8pm for the opening reception of Of Scales & Feathers. Complimentary beverages will be served and some of the artists will be in attendance. For more information, or additional images, please email us at


Participating Artists:

Allen Williams | Amy Sol | Bob Eggleton | Brandi Read | Caitlin Hackett | Camilla D’Errico | Dave Chung

Dave Pressler | Eric Joyner | Fred Harper | Glenn Arthur | Glenn Barr | Jocelyn Henry | Kathie Olivas

Keith Weesner | Kelly McKernan | Liz McGrath | Lola | Lou Pimentel | Luke Cheuh | Mark Garro

Mia Araujo | Mike Dubisch | Nicholas Rampasaud | Olivia DeBerardinis | Stan Manoukian

Stephen Hickman | Steve Ellis | Steven Daily | Tara McPherson | Tiffany Turrell | Travis Lewis

Tristan Elwell | Vince Natale


Featured Artwork: Glenn Arthur - Bathink Beauty

Curator :



Venue ( Address ): 

210 Rivington Street

New York, NY 10002

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Fate of the Union: Mike Davis
09/08/2018 to 09/29/2018
Spoke at Moniker International Art Fair: Brooklyn
05/03/2018 to 05/06/2018
What Goes On?: a solo show by Mark Drew
05/05/2018 to 05/26/2018
"Of Scales & Feathers"
04/07/2018 to 04/28/2018



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