BY DALLAS ATHENT
What is humanity? A farm? A Goodyear blimp? The DeBlasio’s? Is it the sky or sea? Is it pop culture? It’s pop culture, isn’t it. Goddammit. Joe Heaps Nelson, a painter whose work has shown at P.S. 1, Scope Art Fair and more makes us wonder with a series of hashed together collages that look both current and retro. They manage to be playful, bright and ignite a sense of nostalgia. Twelve new works of his will be on view for a limited time at Reservoir Art Space in Ridgewood. We highly recommend paying this show a visit!
Joe Heaps Nelson’s show is on view here:
RESERVOIR ART SPACE
659 Woodward, Ridgewood, NY, 11385
April 15 through May 31, 2016
Reception: April 15, 6:00-9:00 pm (Seneca M or Myrtle/Wyckoff L)
Gallery Hours: Sat and Sun, 1:00 – 5:00pm, and by appointment
View some of the art below:
Dallas Athent is an all-around New York City renaissance woman. On top of working in Manhattan for a marketing consulting firm, she is the fashion and shopping editor of The Bushwick Daily and the beauty curator of Luna Luna Magazine. She recently edited and released a collection of stories about life and love between scandals and one night stands in Bushwick, Brooklyn entitled Bushwick Nightz. She has quite a following for her art as well as her writing, and also bottles and sells alchemically infused essential oils for practical and spiritual use. She lives in New York with her beloved hamster Shelby. The Queen of Pentacles and the Grail is the first book in a series of novels about the archetypal women of the tarot deck.