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UNTITLED QUEEN

aka

MATTHEW DE LEON

is a

VISUAL ARTIST,

DRAG QUEEN

& GRAPHIC DESIGNER

who lives and works in BROOKLYN. She was born and raised on GOVERNOR’S ISLAND, NY until its shutdown in 1996. She received her BFA from the UNIVERSITY OF CONNETICUT and her MFA in visual arts from PARSONS, THE NEW SCHOOL FOR DESIGN. She is a GRAPHIC DESIGNER @ BRIC, a cultural organization in Brooklyn.

WE shot her as she got ready for BOTTOMS UP, a weekly UNDERWEAR PARTY, with her cohort LADY SIMON.

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TAKE A LOOK SEE and some of her fabulous work below:

The boyfriends are separated for the summer; The actor away at summerstock, and the artist at home in the apartment. In a duet apart, they search for each other in song.

Credits:
performed by Matthew de Leon and Adam Kee
edited by Matthew de Leon

Song:
“Somewhere Out There”, 1986
copyrighted and written by James Horner, Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil

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Me and the Standards

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Self Portrait
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Chain Gang

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Ribs

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Millions of Crushes

She COHOSTS a monthly drag show on the 2nd thursday of every month called CALENDAR GIRLS with LUCY BALLS @ TNT in Williamsburg.

CHECK OWT

matthewdeleon.com

dee solinDEE SOLIN is an

ARTIST.

An award winning AMERICAN ABSTRACT COLOR PAINTER no less. SHE is known for her highly charged chromatic oil paintings. Her WORK is in collections in EUROPE, AUSTRALIA and the US. She started painting seriously in college after taking a basic color course at UNION COLLEGE, New York. JOSEF ALBERS, the color theorist, developed the program, which explored the properties of color, transparency and light in color relationships. SHE went on to study painting at the SAN FRANCISCO ART INSTITUTE where she received her degree. Always an ABSTRACT painter, COLOUR has been her “subject” for over 30 years. “Colour is a unique language that has the power to awaken and lift the spirit,” she says.

After living and painting in the SOUTH OF FRANCE, for 20 years, she returned home to NEW YORK CITY to pursue her art and to become more involved in the New York art world. When she first arrived, she painted at the ART STUDENTS LEAGUE. After leaving the league she opened a studio space in midtown Manhattan. Presently, she divides her time between her New York City studio and her studio in SO CAL. She has shown her work often in New York in solo and group shows including SIDESHOW GALLERY in W’BURG, Brooklyn and the AFFORDABLE ART FAIR in Manhattan.

Dee has lectured on Colour, “Intentionality and Inspiration”, she can be seen in a recent DOCUMENTARY about New York artists, “WHO’S AFRAID OF RED YELLOW BLUE” by filmmaker JEFFERY COLLINS and she was recently interviewed by MICHAEL CORBIN, “THE ART BOOK GUY”.

Michael Corbin’s DEE Debrief

http://ARTBOOKGUY.COM

SHE is also the creator of several fine art COLOUR GUIDES that are distributed through artist material stores world wide under the name of “MAGIC PALLETTE.”

DEE’S DOTS

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Berkeley-Painting210599256_780875071935138_627994868708011570_nDee’s advice:

Trust your eyes and develop visual communication skills

Study master artists work you love

Respect your individuality. There is only one you.

Do things differently

Don’t make art to please or impress anyone other than you

Experiment freely and regularly. Push your limits.

Have artist friends

Work at it every day if possible

Learn to draw

Study color relationships

Pay attention to how you feel when you are creating art

Being an artist is a life long affair

Expect highs and lows along the way. (They all pass)

Get involved in art communities

Learn to write “artist statements” (ugh!)

Have a brilliant life and make great art.

Her SITE.

http://deesolin.com/

And

ARTIST STATEMENT

And Facebook

DEE KOONING?

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OneOfUs.Chapel.Poster no blONE OF US are excited to announce we’re organizing another immersive performance this time in Williamsburg New York.

After a sold out performance in London (listed in Time Out, Le Cool London and Who’s Jack among others) we are uniting artists and performers in St Paul’s Lutheran Church.

The Village of Williamsburgh within the Town of Bushwick has seen a lot of changes since 1827. Industrialists (see the remaining relic ‘Domino Sugar Factory’); shore-side mansions; it became a cauldron of pent up energies when Tony Serpico was shot and most recently it has been a haven for creatives. St Paul’s is an emblem of history having witnessed most of these changes since it was born in 1853.

Be transported through a postmodern mish mash of ideas and celebrate this area with us through our site specific performances.

There will be 4 performances of over 20 vignettes over Friday the 28th of March and Sunday the 30th of March. The slots run between: 7-8:30pm,9-10:30pm. Address: St Paul’s Lutheran Church of Williamsburg, 334 S 5th St 11211. The nearest subway is Marcy Ave JMZ.

DRESS WARMLY the CHAPEL is a chilly mistress.

You can buy tickets here.
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/one-of-us-the-chapel-tickets-10947866363
You can also reserve tickets from oneofus.whitechapel@gmail.com that will require payment on the door.

Tickets are $20 with a student discount rate of $15.

Interact with us: https://twitter.com/OneofUsWchapel

https://www.facebook.com/events/706016429421247/

Pieces will include:

The Chair, the Table

Dealing with how objects, people, and space inform and control one another, the project focuses on how an object can be made uncanny via its theatricalized setting. Even the most mundane object bears witness to an event. As objects of ritual, they may hold cherished memories or sacred lore.  Broken, misused, overused, ritualized or multiplied, objects can determine the nature of a space or the character of their users. 

Emma Stirling, Yates Norton with Artwork by Tom Laprade and Aaron Lehman.


Runaround 

This piece will explore issues of violence and alienation as a result of society’s taboos against female physicality. How and why do we destroy our own bodies, and what occurs at the breaking point? The artist will create a multitudinous self to present before the audience through a combination of audio and visual elements, which will be manifested and destroyed before the audience.

Carina Finn

 

Death is a Salesman

A woman confronts a used car salesman about faulty breaks on a car she purchased, then ends up discussing matters of life, death, and redemption, before finally partaking in a high-stakes game of scrabble.

Linda Wu

 

Ech0

A kiosk for temporal meditation and reflection. Modern science and modern thought (the Renaissance invention of perspective; Copernicus, Newton, Einstein) sought to demystify and explain physical space, leaving no place more special than any other; ech0 seeks to combine the notions of non-place (i.e. Internet) and locale (i.e. church) that relays transcendental experience and spirit while breaking conventional iconography. 

Daniel Levya


Host
A sound piece relating to the diverse history of the church’s inhabitants. A new denomination assumes ownership not so much adopting the presence of the previous tenants as they make their own mark, but unable to remove the past’s impact completely. A residue like ghosts exists in the space, and my sounds will be representative of that airiness; phasing in, phasing out.

Adam Stoves

Patient Saint
SAINT GENEVIEVE EXCLUSIVE APPEARANCE. In his penultimate demonstration, Dr. Charcots prize patient and celebrity hysteric displays the wrong symptoms.  

Samantha Beach, Kyle Bales and Group

Eulogy

We grieve alongside 7 Widows while a fallen poet mourns a life of unrealized love.

Shayfer James and Group

There Art Thou Happy
Shooting the Friar Lawrence scene for a modern re-telling of Romeo and Juliet, A film crew struggles to get the last shot.

Eric Fallen

 

Cleansing Concordia

An interactive ritual cleansing with volunteers from the audience where the participants will talk, recite an agreement together as they wash their hands of the dominant powers that be and reclaim their individualism. Gabriel Don

 

Whoso Walketh Wisely

 After facing expulsion from private school for starting up a coven-brothel, spirited Alice arrives on at the dusty doorstep of unsuspecting Frank with a backpack full of raw beef, desperately in need of an oven. Propelled by the illusion that they will soon part ways forever, these unlikely companions expose colors of each other long kept in the dark. But are they truly strangers? Or have they collided many times before?

Laura Heckel

 

Every Time I Break the 7th Commandment, An Angel Gets a Hard On

A visual exploration of the ideology behind one of the 10 commandment’s most disputed and argued over tenets, “Thou Shalt Not Commit Adultery.” The point is to place the spectator at odds with his/her own sexuality and the fear of judgement. An investigation into the heart of desire, the sin of lust, and the castigation that follows.

Sebastian Pinaud

 

As well as visual art work from Ursula Mur, Satoshi Okada,  Terry Huber, Mohanee Alingasa Ramchandani’s ‘Visions of Meditative Practice,’ Michal Verred Ammar’s ‘Inner Rooms.’

Event image by artist Jonathan Hsu.

For a full list of performances see Facebook