Jennie West, Paradox of Violence, 2017 (Detail)

Jennie West, Paradox of Violence, 2017 (Detail)


W H E N
December 6th - December 22nd
Closing Reception: Saturday, December 22nd, 6 to 8 pm

W H A T
The second section of a two part exhibition highlighting the artists who have shown at North of History over the past year. Open to public.

Artists Include; Gabriel Aiello III, Shiela Eder, Alice Mizrachi, Julia Slaff, Note Peter George, Benton C. Brainbridge, Felipe Galindo, Jennie West, Natalie Collette Wood, Cannon Hersey.

W H E R E
North of History
445 Columbus Ave at 81st Street, New York, NY 10024

“NORTH OF HISTORY
GOES SOUTH”

retrospective & gallery closing

Part II


W H E N
Friday, December 14th, 7:30pm

W H A T
Peace Ike is a first generation Nigerian-American percussionist, piano-based worship leader, entrepreneur, and physical therapist. Based out of Philadelphia. She is the founder and creator of The Gathering Place Philly (TGP), a community center aimed at fostering an environment for like-minded creatives to share their art & talents in an intimate setting. Peace has a particular interest in the intersection of faith & justice, and a strong passion for seeing lives impacted practically though local outreach & arts expression. She currently leads worship at The Gathering Place Philly and as a part-time percussionist, she tours with her sister Joy Ike, and various other artists within her region.

Polished and precise, yet buoyed with an airy grace, Joy Ike paints with a broad palette that defies easy categorization. Born to Nigerian immigrants, the singer/songwriter’s music, voice, and writing have drawn comparisons to female musicians such as Nina Simone, Laura Nyro, and Regina Spektor. But her percussive piano-playing and soaring vocals give homage to her African upbringing.

Leaving her career as a publicist in 2008, Joy has spent the last 10 years playing thousands of shows across the country. A write-up on NPR's All Things Considered says "The depth of subjects she tackles in her poetic lyrics are perfectly complemented by a unique blend of neo-soul, with just the right dash of pop...a truly compelling act to watch in person, with the ability to create an intimate setting in locations big and small."

Ike is currently on tour in support of her new album Bigger Than Your Box. Written over a four-year period that included a relocation from the comparatively small Pittsburgh to the gritty, thrumming metropolis of Philadelphia, the record is joyously defiant, standing proud and wrapped in blasts of exotic color. It dares us to believe in ourselves, to knock down the walls of fear and doubt we build around ourselves. “This is an open-armed invitation to dive head first into the unseen”, says Ike. Bigger Than Your Box boldly explores what Ike often refers to as divine discontentment; the restless middle ground between what is and what ought to be. “The spiritual mystery of life and the ever-present Spirit of God that embraces us in our most helpless state.”

Joy will be joined by percussionist and sister, Peace Ike.

$10 at the door

W H E R E
North of History
445 Columbus Ave, New York, NY 10024

JOY AND PEACE IKE

VOCALS AND PERCUSSION


W H E N
Saturday, December 22nd, 6:00pm - 8:00pm

W H A T
The closing reception of our final exhibition here at North of History. The reception will feature Stew, a Tony Award Winner and Broadway Star of Passing Strange, a rock-n-roll musical for which Spike Lee filmed the final feature film.

W H E R E
North of History
445 Columbus Ave, New York, NY 10024

North of History

Closing Reception


ART GALLERY, THEATER, MUSICAL SALON & CAFE


 

Gene Kaufman is honored to present a new gallery space where artistic exhibitions, theater and music come together to express visionary work that transcends the mainstream. 

This new salon format proposes an intimate environment for people to connect, learn, experience and discuss the full spectrum of art while enjoying coffee and drinks. Help us welcome this new year by joining us in a series of events with visual artists, theater and music.

 
 

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