El Taller Latino Americano 215 E. 99th Street, New York, NY 10029
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The Grady Alexis Gallery: Current Exhibits

September 7 to
September 27, 2016

Unidos, United

Opening Reception: Wednesday, September 7, 2016 from 6-11pm


June 14 to
August 25, 2016

Material Color Line:
Works by James Long Jr. and Clover Long

Opening Reception: Tuesday, June 14, 2016 from 4-6pm


March 14 to
March 19, 2016

Art of the Brain

Opening Reception: Monday, March 14, 2016 from 6-8pm


February 7 to
March 9

Reflections on 14th Street
Paintings by Sheila Schwid

Opening Reception: Sunday, February 7, 2016 from 3:30pm-6pm


December 15, 2015 to
January 26, 2016

Through the Looking Glass:
Works by Yunuen Esparza with Augmented Reality

Opening Reception: Tuesday, December 15, 2015 from 6-8pm


Gallery Hours:
Monday-Thursday, 10am-6pm, and by appointment.




El Taller is a vital lively place filled with art from the stair landings to the wonderful art shows that come through. It is an asset to the Upper West Side.
Lynn Feasley, New York



Department of Cultural AffairsThis program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and the Nathan Cummings Foundation.



"Unidos - United"


On exhibit from September 7 - September 27
Opening Reception: Wednesday, September 7, 2016 from 6-11pm at the Grady Alexis Gallery



"Unidos, United" celebrates diversity and fusion. This group exhibition of resident and local artists in El Barrio and NYC honors the rich culture and tapestries of our beloved neighborhood, Hispanic Heritage Month, and the one year anniversary of El Barrio's Artspace PS109, a unique development created to foster and promote creativity and community development. The Arts, visual, performance, music have long been part of the fabric that is El Barrio, a unique and historically rich part of New York City filled with many legends, past and present. "Unidos, United" unifies resident artists, local artists and community, while exploring history, experience and identity.

In collaboration with El Taller Latino Americano, one of our wonderful resident non-profits, the exhibit extends to the Grady Alexis Gallery.

"Material Color Line": Works by James Long Jr. and Clover Long


On exhibit from June 14 - August 25
Opening Reception: Tuesday, June 14, 2016 from 4-6pm at the Grady Alexis Gallery



Children's art inspires an exhibition of new works at El Taller Latino Americano's Grady Alexis Gallery. Color Material Line is an exhibition of works by artist James Long Jr. The reception is free and open to the public on June 14, 2016 from 4pm - 6pm. The exhibition is on view from June 14 - August 25, 2016.

In Color Material Line, artist and teacher James Long Jr. has been working from his fascination for how children develop a graphic language. This show features his daughter's, Clover (age 9), drawings made with the software Sketchbook Pro on an I-pad and his appropriation of those forms that are later developed into two and three-dimensional works. One such noted work is taken from Clover's post-it note drawing, "Hansel and Gretel Treasure Chests," that is then seen as sophisticated paintings on walnut tree wood, "Appropriation Collaboration." In another, a shared game of blowing bubbles produces images that move and flow and that portray levity in contrast to a neighboring block of steel, mounted on steel wheels, and set on a large piece of unfinished Oak. The effect of these works demonstrates the beauty of the natural and man made world through the lens of play.

Born in Annville, Pennsylvania, James Long Jr. is an artist and art teacher in New York. Long received his BFA in sculpture from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 1994, his MFA in sculpture from Bowling Green State University in 1996, and his MA in art education from Teachers College, Columbia University in 2003. Long was a recipient of two Fellowships, a Peace Corps Fellowship and an American India Foundation Fellowship, for his work in art education. Long has exhibited his work at many venues including the Austin Museum of Art in Austin, Texas, Ghana's National Museum, Columbia University in New York City, and many galleries in Baltimore city. Most recently James Long was an artist in residence at Franconia Sculpture Park in Franconia Minnesota.

"Art of the Brain"


On exhibit from March 14 - March 19
Opening Reception: Monday, March 14, 2016 from 6-8pm at the Grady Alexis Gallery


On view at the Grady Alexis Gallery AND The Phillips Ambulatory Care Center Atrium at Mount Sinai Beth Israel (10 Union Square East)


In honor of this year's Brain Awareness Week (March 14-20, 2016), The Friedman Brain Institute joins the Dana Foundation in its global efforts to "increase public awareness of the progress and benefits of brain research".

The "Art of the Brain" is an exhibition of photographs that celebrates the beauty of the brain as seen through the eyes of some of the world's leading researchers.

With the aid of the latest technological advances, as symbolized by these images, scientists are better able to understand how the brain works and accelerate the development of new treatments for many brain disorders including Alzheimer's Disease, Autism, Drug Addiction, Schizophrenia and Parkinson's Disease.

To learn more about The Friedman Brain Institute and the work it does to promote brain health, please visit: www.mountsinai.org/fbi

For more information about the Exhibition, please contact Veronica at 212.659.5962 or veronica.szarejko@mssm.edu

Reflections on 14th Street:
Paintings by Sheila Schwid


On exhibit from February 7 - March 9, 2016
Opening Reception:  Sunday, February 3 from 3:30pm


Through the Looking Glass:
Works by Yunuen Esparza with Augmented Reality


On exhibit from December 15 - January 26
Opening Reception:  Tuesday, December 15, 2015 from 6-8pm




Artist, Yunuen Esparza, comes to the Grady Alexis Gallery from Mexico.

Her cubo-fugurative works are skillfully conveyed and further embellished by a timely (and clever) approach that uses the Yunuene™App that make these paintings come to life.





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