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7Eleven Gallery invites you to an event this Friday, February 10th
 
Featuring "Alchemy" artist Nick Doyle who will be giving FREE tattoos with his artist-made tattoo kit
 
 
 
Come by from 7-10pm for refreshments and some ink
 
And to see "Alchemy" before the exhibition closes February 18th!
 
Watch a live feed of the action on 7elevengallery.com during the event
 

 

 

 

 
7Eleven Gallery invites you to Alchemy, a group exhibition
 
January 12th - February 18th, 2012
 
Opening Reception: January 12th, 6 - 9 pm 
 
At our previous location: 711 Washington Street, New York, NY 10014
 
Featuring works by:
 
Thomas Beale, Lucas Blalock, Nick Doyle, Adam Fuss, GAINES, Elissa Goldstone, Eve Andrée Laramée, Eva Lewitt, Dylan Lynch, Thomas McDonell, Casey Neistat, Lesley Raeside, Jason Reppert, Alex Rickard, Keith Sonnier, Michael St. John, William Stone, John Torreano, Rob Wynne
 
Curated by Sabrina Blaichman, Caroline Copley & Genevieve Hudson-Price
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
I had discovered, early in my researches, that their doctrine was no mere chemical fantasy, but a philosophy they applied to the world, to the elements, and to man himself; and that they sought to fashion gold out of common metals merely as part of an universal transmutation of all things into some divine and imperishable substance; and this enabled me to make my little book a fanciful reverie over the transmutation of life into art, and a cry of measureless desire for a world made wholly of essences. - W.B. Yeats, Rosa Alchemica
 
7Eleven Gallery is pleased to announce “Alchemy”, a group exhibition, running from January 12th – February 18th at 711 Washington Street in the West Village. The exhibition features artists Thomas Beale, Lucas Blalock, Nick Doyle, Adam Fuss, GAINES, Elissa Goldstone, Eve Andrée Laramée, Eva Lewitt, Dylan Lynch, Thomas McDonell, Casey Neistat, Lesley Raeside, Jason Reppert, Alex Rickard, Keith Sonnier, Michael St. John, William Stone and Rob Wynne.
The most common definition of alchemy is the process of turning base metals into gold. Over the years it has also been interpreted, metaphorically, as the transmutation of materials into a higher form; scientifically, as a study of compounds and matter; religiously and mystically, as the union of man and the divine for the goal of achieving a level of perfect balance on a quest for the greater refinement of self.
 
These interpretations were the inspiration behind the work of the eighteen artists featured in 7Eleven Galleryʼs “Alchemy.” The making of art is alchemy. Artists have the ability to transmute ordinary objects into extraordinary works, giving new meaning to their previous purpose. The artists featured in this exhibition seized this power.
 
Many of the works directly reference alchemy, while others imply it. Some deal with elements found in nature and their transformation into art; others use science to create natural forms, such as light. Materials found in everyday life are distorted into various structures, which transcend their original significance. Nature, science, mysticism and the altering of common items give a sense of enchantment and wonder to the overall exhibition.
 
This exhibition was curated by Sabrina Blaichman, Caroline Copley and Genevieve Hudson- Price. 7Eleven is a nomadic art gallery first opened in the Summer of 2008 in the West Village. After two group shows in a warehouse in Chelsea, including 2010ʼs “Make Yourself At Home” featuring seventy-six artists, the gallery has found its way back to the West Village. 7Eleven is dedicated to showcasing the work of young and emerging artists as well as the more established of the art world.
 
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Alex Massouras is having his first Solo Show in New York City this Thursday, April 7th with an opening reception from 6 - 8 at SkyLight Projects (551 West 21st Street #410A). 

You can find works by Alex in the 7Eleven Shop Section

Alexander Massouras (b. 1981, England) currently lives and works in London. He has exhibited widely at numerous venues in the UK and US, including Muse at 269 (solo), London, UK; the Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK; Lyndhurst Way, London, UK; Jerwood Space, London, UK; the Oriel Myrddin Gallery, Carmarthen, Wales; and 7Eleven Gallery, New York, NY. A selection of his work was shown at the Laing Art Museum in Newcastle, England for the most recent Northern Print Biennial, and he currently features in the Contra portfolio curated by Julian Page and Georgie Gerrish. Last year, he was shortlisted for the Gilchrist Fisher Award and the Jerwood Drawing Prize. This is his first solo show in New York City.