Profile cover photo
Profile photo
e.k. buckley
46 followers -
painter in brooklyn
painter in brooklyn

46 followers
About
e.k.'s posts

Post has attachment

Post has attachment
artMRKT opens tonight in the Hamptons, July 19-22.  I'm showing with Yes! Gallery
Photo

Post has attachment
Freddy's Bar presents: Crows and Nudes: Paintings and drawings
by E.K. Buckley with special performance by soprano, Elizabeth Magnor,
of arias and a selection Edith Piaf songs

WHEN: Opening Party: Thursday, May 10th, 7 to 9pm
May 10th - June 11th, noon to 4am daily

WHERE: The Silver Room at Freddy's Bar
627 Fifth Avenue (btn 17th & 18th Sts)
South Slope, Brooklyn


Freddy's Bar is proud to host the opening party for Crows and Nudes,
an exhibition of paintings and drawings by E.K. Buckley on Thursday,
May 10th at 7pm. A special performance by New York soprano and
Buckley’s cousin, Elizabeth Magnor will begin at 8pm. Magnor will
sing a selection of Edith Piaf songs and Mozart arias, and Buckley
will exhibit her figurative oil and mixed media paintings along with a
new series of ink crow drawings. Freddy's monthly Opera on Tap, a
lively night of opera and booze, will begin immediately following.


E.K. Buckley is a figurative painter working in Brooklyn whose focus
is bold, eerie nudes. Her works in oil rely on stark gestures that
produce poses ranging from balletic to violent. Buckley combines the
heft of unrefined mark-making with elegance, creating forms with an
extreme economy of illustrated description. Her subject matter is
often drawn from her early training in music and literature, and her
love of dance is clear in her uncanny ability to capture the body in
movement. Buckley’s work in ink includes an austere series of crows;
simple gestures that show her reliance on the raw mark, at times
describing the bird in just a few stark and fast pen strokes. Her
recent body of work includes large, distressed pieces on paper of
women in mixed media.

Recent to the City, Elizabeth Magnor has organized and performed in
stagings of opera scenes throughout Manhattan. She is recently back
from working in Paris and will perform for the first time in Brooklyn.
Buckley will have her drawing of a red-headed soprano at the show
especially for Magnor. The painter and singer are second cousins who
moved to NYC from Chicago and Milwaukee.

Crows and Nudes runs from May 10th through June 11th in the Silver
Room at Freddy’s, open during bar hours noon - 4am (at least) daily.
E.K. Buckley is represented by Yes! Gallery in Greenpoint.

Subway: R to Prospect Avenue in Brooklyn
Bus: B63 to 5th Avenue and either Prospect Avenue or 18th Street

Links:
Freddy’s Bar: www.freddysbar.com
the artist’s site: www.ekbuckley.com
the artist’s blog: www.lawoffallingbodies.com
Yes! Gallery’s website: www.yesgalleryyes.com
Opera on Tap: www.operaontap.org

Bio, E.K. Buckley, painter

E.K. Buckley grew up outside of Chicago raised primarily by her
father, the fourth of five children in a strict Irish Catholic
household. She received training in classical piano and voice along
with her sisters, in church for hours each day for choral rehearsal,
masses, school work and as a sacristan, a sort of altar boy position
for little girls. She would spend hours studying the the fourteen
formal oil paintings above the confessionals circling the church
interior, the first major influences for her later imagery. Each
painting depicted in fine detail the gruesome Stations of the Cross.
After the death of her mother at age eleven she escaped home-life at
the Art Institute of Chicago where she discovered Bacon, DeKooning,
Albright, Gorky and Chagall. She spent hours in front of Bacon's
series of screaming popes especially, deciding at an early age that
this was what painting should be.

Buckley studied figurative art and literature at the University of
Kansas in Lawrence where she discovered painting, especially
figurative work, to be out of fashion and discouraged. At the advise
of her school councilor Buckley dropped her pursuit of a BFA in favor
of studying under a teacher's assistant whose passion was the figure.
She completed her BA in literature with directed study in the works of
James Joyce, which became another major influence on her work. Her
series from 2004, "Love loves to love love" rendered each of the
fourteen instances of the love of one for another in a paragraph of
Ulysses.

When Buckley returned to Chicago from Kansas she continued her
figurative studies at a small salon called The Pallet and Chisel in
the Uptown neighborhood. She held odd jobs until she began working in
the art department on various film and TV crews. In '99 she formed an
artists' collective called Charcoll, made up of a close-knit group of
painters from the Flat Iron Building in Wicker Park, and organized
exhibitions of up to thirty artists and musicians in found spaces for
about seven years.

In 2007 Buckley moved to Brooklyn and was influenced tremendously by
New York's dynamic art scene. Her work evolved, relying more and more
on her intuition. By breaking out into many different painting
mediums, oil being the constant, she discovered that each type of
paint had its own personality. Her recent works are large format
paintings on paper with a mixture of water-based materials, dry
pigment and inks. In November 2011 Yes! Gallery in Greenpoint signed
her on for exclusive representation.

Bio, Elizabeth Magnor, Soprano

Elizabeth Magnor, Soprano, is a recent graduate of the University of
Wisconsin, Milwaukee where she received a BFA in vocal performance.
Sheperformed the roles of Dido in Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas, Nero in
Monteverdi’s Coronation of Poppea and Diana in Offenbach’s Orpheus in
the Underworld. She organized and produced many Opera performances
with fellow classmates and performed regionally. She sang in the
master classes with the artistic director of Florentine Opera, William
Florescu. New to the New York Scene, Elizabeth recently sang a
selection of arias in the New York Lyric Opera young artist concert.
Elizabeth continues her professional training with Sam Belich,
Vincent La Selva and Bob Wilson.

Thank you

Freddy’s Bar (Worker Owned) 718 768-0131
627 5th Ave Between 17th and 18th Street, One Block from "Prospect Ave
stop" R Train,
Door service via the B63 Bus running 5th Ave every 10 Min.
Brklyn, N.Y. 11215
freddysbar.com
freddys@freddysbar.com
______________________________________________________

Esquire Magazine: Freddy's voted ESQUIRE'S BEST BARS IN AMERICA.

Time Out NY: "It's possible that Freddy's is as near a perfect saloon
experience as you'll ever encounter."

WNYC: "It has a cat that you can’t out-drink, it's got the best
fishtank in New York City. It’s an amazing bar."

Wall Street Journal: "The inmates are running the asylum...The bar is
owned by the staff and built by the regulars...Billed as an intimate
evening for Freddy’s family, and that family of hundreds embraced,
shrieked and toasted."

New York Magazine: "Greatness lies behind these doors."

L Magazine: "...hub for artists, thinkers, performers...a great place
to get drunk...Brooklyn's most eclectic, smarty-pants and resilient
bar."

NY Times. Scoop: " ... much-loved ...wonderfully odd and charming."

Village Voice: (Best Of) BEST VIDEO ART IN A BAR: 2001-2008: "Donald
O'Finn's feverishly edited encyclopedically strange video collages are
lively rivers....his editing is so hyper-intuitive that the culture
shocks and time warps gel into a state of half vertigo and half
trance.”

Village Voice: Freddy’s voted "One of the 10 Best Bars in Brooklyn."

Village Voice NYC Guide: "Freddy's hosts some of the city's most
original readings and performances."

The Brooklynite: "Freddy's is one of the borough's most vital cultural hubs."

Curbed NY: Top 5 Favorite Moments From (Documentary Film) "Battle for Brooklyn."
#1. Freddy's Bar co-owner Donald O’Finn being a badass.

New York Magazine: (Best Of) "The great Freddy's...seems to sizzle with life."

NY Post: "...the first to turn his local watering hole into something
trendworthy - that honor could go to Donald O'Finn...of Freddy's.”

NY Metro Mix: "The iconic dive bar reopens amid boisterous, boozy fanfare."
NYC Gothamist: Best Five Barkeeps In NYC "Donald O'Finn at Freddy's"

NY Metro Mix: 10 Best Bartenders in NYC "Donald O'Finn at Freddy's"

Post has attachment
Armory weekend is here- the biggest art event of the year in NYC bringing around 80K tourists from around the world to see the newest art on the market. The main event at piers 92 & 94 spawned around 30 concurrant art events throughout the city, including the Fountain Art Fair at 25th and Lexington, where I'll be showing with Yes! Gallery.

Today at Fountain the VIP doors open from 1-7 with a party immediately following at the original 1913 Armory Building. I should arrive around 5:30 at the Yes! booth where I'll have several works up.

Yes! Gallery took a small selection of paintings and drawings for the Fountain Fair from my current solo show, Alé Alé (link there for press release and a slideshow of works), up in Greenpoint at 147 India running through March 18th. The Brooklyn Yes! Gallery location is on the Armory Weekend official BK visitor's map. I'll be in Greenpoint at the gallery tomorrow for the tour (Sat, March 10th) where gallery hours have been extended to 10pm for the day.

Fountain Art Fair is at the 69th Regiment Army Building at Lexington and 25th
March 9–11, 2012 | 68 Lexington Avenue at 25th Street
Purchase tickets at the door: $10 daily / $15 weekend pass
Hours & Special Events: Friday, March 9, 1pm–7pm – VIP & Press Preview
Friday, March 9, 7pm–11pm – Artlog presents: Public Opening Night Reception, Fab 5 Freddy (DJ set)
Saturday, March 10, 7–11pm – Art For Progress presents: Saturday Night Party
General Hours: Saturday, March 10 & Sunday, March 11, 1pm–7pm

Yes! Gallery presents: Alé Alé
147 India St., BK 11222
917-593-9237 - www.yesgalleryyes.com
Gallery hours: 1-7pm Wed through Fri, 1-5pm Sat and Sun
Armory weekend event extended hours: Sat, Mar 10th 1-10pm.
Show runs through March 18th
Photo

Post has attachment
I've just signed on with Yes! Gallery and this will be my first time showing with them in New York after our first show in Miami during Art Basel in December. I'll be there on Friday and would love to see you for a glass of wine.

Here's the write up from the gallery:

Yes! Gallery is proud to present Alé Alé an exhibition featuring works by E. K. Buckley, curated by Lesley Doukhowetzky.

E.K. Buckley is a figurative painter working in Brooklyn whose focus is bold, eerie nudes. Her works in oil rely on stark gestures that produce poses ranging from balletic to violent. Buckley combines the heft of unrefined mark-making with elegance, creating forms with an extreme economy of illustrated description. Her subject matter is often drawn from her early training in music and literature, and her love of dance is clear in her uncanny ability to capture the body in movement. Buckley’s work in ink includes an austere series of crows– simple gestures that show her reliance on the raw mark, at times describing the bird in just a few stark and fast pen strokes. Her recent body of work includes large, distressed pieces on paper of women in mixed media. Buckley’s art could be described as Ale ́ Ale ́, a state of bursting inspiration and creativity.
Photo
Wait while more posts are being loaded