Heliotrope has a small but exciting project in the works with one of our favorite collaborators Jess Radovich. Here's more about Jess's work with Swoon In 2018.
We believe that the creative process can and should be a part of how we heal, rebuild and move forward after natural disasters, economic devastation, and moments of social crisis.
Heliotrope has a small but exciting project in the works with one of our favorite collaborators Jess Radovich. Here's more about Jess's work with Swoon In 2018.
Part 2 of Robinson's Interview up now!
CALEDONIA CURRY'S INTERVIEW WITH ROBINSON MICHELOT, KONBIT SHELTER OPERATION'S ASSISTANT IN HAITI [PART TWO] August 25, 2020 C: Can you tell a little bit about your work with Konbit Shelter? R: Konbit shelter has had several projects of constructing houses for people whose houses were destroyed or ...
We just shared an interview with one of the superstars of Konbit Shelter, Robinson Michelot from Gonaives, Haiti, who has been a key part of the team since 2011:
We are pleased to announce that we have a brand new Heliotrope Print release coming next week!
“We Carry The Distance Migrated By Our Mothers”
by JESS X. SNOW
Archival Pigment Print on Hahnemuhle 210gsm 50% rag Watercolor Paper
13x19”, Edition of 250, hand-numbered & embossed
This gorgeous new print release drops next MONDAY, JULY 27th at 12PM EST at HeliotropePrints.org
In a departure from our usual suite of prints, our Summer collection will be offered as a series of solo releases curated by RJ Rushmore. RJ is co-curator of @ArtinAdPlaces and has been facilitating ambitious outdoor and gallery artworks for over a decade. For July, we are proud to present this limited edition print by Jess X. Snow, an Asian-Canadian film director, artist, cinematographer and poet currently based in Brooklyn, NY who makes work in the USA and China.
About the artwork: For many migrants, seeds from their homelands are brought to the U.S. by their mothers and grandmothers. Each seed is a time capsule that can be planted in their new home. Originally conceived as a collaborative mural with Layqu Nuna Yawar, the two migrant artists collectively trace their ancestral roots of the Incan ruins and Andean active volcanoes of Ecuador, and the fog covered mountains and rice terraces of southeastern China.
All print sales continue to support our organization's operations and social impact initiatives as we focus on ways in which art can promote healing to communities in crisis.
A wonderful initiative started by Robinson Michelot, one of the most active and important members of the Konbit Shelter team in Haiti:
It is an opportunity for me and you to HELP Teaching the children and youth people English / computing ... Our goal is more than our destinations . Education is a par of life.
You can help us to get school supplies , new /old laptops ALSO MUSIC INSTR...
Some wise words for our dear friends and collaborators at the Music Box:
The duo behind New Orleans Airlift built their community art org after Hurricane Katrina—and have advice for artists working through COVID-19 now.
Interview with John Felix Arnold, one of the artists who just contributed to Heliotrope's latest release:
I have been having this recurring image in my mind of the very last scene in Katsuhiro Otomo’s Akira. The last scene (which unfortunately isn’t yielded by internet image search but I found a part of it) in which Kei, Kai, and Kaneda ride off into Neo Tokyo after the final metamorphosis of Tetsuo...
The new Swoon curated print suite is 💥live online 💥featuring new prints by the talents of..
(Note @haroshi sold out lickety split!)
If you haven’t had a chance already, follow the shop link in our bio to check them out! All are 13x19” and printed on archival watercolor paper. (Detail images shown here). As always, all prints are $60 each and support our organization’s community work and building projects in Haiti. Thanks to everyone who came out to @monikerartfair last week & to the Moniker team for hosting us!
Bid on works by cutting edge street artists, painters, printmakers & more to benefit Heliotrope's ongoing relief work. Expertly curated by Swizz Beatz, Mashonda Tifrere, Jane Golden, Amanda Krampf & Zahra Sherzad.
Wonderful video about Patrick Dougher, one of the amazing artists that we are lucky enough to have made a Heliotrope print with:
Multi-media artist Patrick Dougher upcycles found metals to create stunning African-inspired Sculptures. Also a painter, musician, and teaching artist, Patri...
"Dear Dandelion" by Boy Kong drops this Thursday May 3 in our new Heliotrope Prints Suite!
Boy Kong. is a self-taught painter, illustrator, muralist, and collage artist based in Orlando & NYC. Inspired by a mixture of Ukiyo-e, Surrealism, Graffiti art, and animal folklore, Kong's visual style juxtaposes these elements with a mastery of color and rhythmic application. In a short time, his body of work has become immediately identifiable without succumbing to a signature aesthetic.
Grab Boy's print this week at Moniker Art Fair! Brooklyn welcomes the London-based fair featuring the best in street art and culture. Our print shop will have our new release of 8 prints curated by Superchief Gallery L.A., as well as a rare opportunity to see & shop our full collection in person. Print sales fund our non-profit's work in Haiti & PA, as we continue to forge new revitalization efforts. For those of you not in NYC, the new print suite will be live on our online shop May 7th!
INFO & TICKETS to MONIKER ART FAIR: https://www.monikerartfair.com/
For 50% off entrance tickets to Moniker, use the code HELIOTROPE50 at checkout.
"It Felt Real" by Kristen Liu-Wong. Upcoming in our new Heliotrope Prints x Superchief Print Suite! Kristen Liu-Wong is an LA-based artist who challenges ideas of power, sexuality, & pop culture. Her paintings explore her feelings, thoughts and experiences on these themes, brought to life in graphic illustrations echoing vintage fashion & design. Perspectives are typically skewed and flattened, emphasizing the haunted themes in her work.
Grab Kristen's print when our new release drops next Thursday May 3 at Moniker Art Fair! Brooklyn welcomes the London-based fair featuring the best in street art and culture. Our print shop will have our new release of 8 prints curated by Superchief Gallery L.A., as well as a rare opportunity to see & shop our full collection in person. Print sales fund our non-profit's work in Haiti & PA, as we continue to forge new revitalization efforts. For those of you not in NYC, the new print suite will be live on our online shop May 7th! heliotropeprints.org
Artist Yu Maeda was hand-selected by our friends at Superchief Gallery L.A. to be a part of our Spring 2018 Heliotrope Prints Suite. Coming at you next Thursday, May 3!
Yu is a Japanese artist based in LA, originally from Kumamoto, Japan. He creates psychedelic, graphic paintings; his style distinctively known for vibrant patterns and shapes with animal heads, skulls and stylized physiological forms. In addition to painting, he also creates animations both in fine art and in the commercial realm.
Catch his print exclusively at Moniker Art Fair in Brooklyn, the London-based fair that features the best in street and contemporary art. Our booth at Moniker will showcase a large selection of our $60 print collection, all of which benefit our foundation's work in the communities of Cormiers, Haiti and Braddock, PA. Come check some cutting edge art and support social change! Use code HELIOTROPE50 for 50% off entry tickets to the fair at monikerartfair.com
DEAL ALERT!! 🚨🚨🚨Good morning out there from Brooklyn! Anyone thinking about coming to Moniker Art Fair in NYC next week? If so, here’s a special offer for you! Pleased to offer a 50% off code that can be used on Day and Multi-day passes.
Use code HELIOTROPE50 at the ticket link here:
See you in a week!!
"Mother with Gun" by Rajni Perera is forthcoming in our Spring 2018 Print suite.
Rajni Perera lives and paints in Toronto, Canada. Her works explore issues of ethnography, gender, sexuality, popular culture, deities, monsters and dream worlds. These themes merge together in her paintings to create compelling narratives and even new mythologies.
We can't wait to release Rajni's new Heliotrope Print in our Spring 2018 Suite at Moniker Art Fair - now just a week away! There are 8 new prints total in our upcoming suite, curated with psychedelic vision by the revered Superchief Gallery L.A., and you can get them exclusively at our booth. The fair runs Thurs May 3-Sun May 6th. For anyone in the NYC area, we hope you will come by! For those of you afar, never fear - the new prints will be live on our web shop starting May 7th. Our print suite helps fund the work our foundation does in Haiti and Braddock, which engages and revitalizes the communities. More info on all of these things on our website www.heliotropefoundation.org
The time is approaching for Moniker Art Fair NYC and we are stoked to announce that we will have a new Heliotrope Prints release dropping especially for the occasion! Superchief Gallery NYC/LA has curated this new release for us, and we couldn't be more excited to share it with you over the next couple of weeks.
Unveiling the first of 8 in the series..a brand new print by our founder, Swoon (Swoon Studio)...Entitled “Irina”. Edition of 350.
Superchief Gallery L.A.y is an independent artist-run gallery with permanent large scale warehouse locations in New York, Downtown Los Angeles & Miami. With a history of supporting artists from disparate scenes and collectives, enabling them to participate in the larger community, Superchief is very proud to curate this current print run in support of Heliotrope.
Moniker Art Fair will be held in Greenpoint, Brooklyn from May 3-6, 2018. Tickets and info can be found here: monikerartfair.com
For our followers, we are pleased to offer a limited-time 20% discount on tickets to the fair. Use code MONIKER20 at checkout.
Hope to see you soon!
Last week, Klub Obzevatwa held a class on recycling. The instructors used plastic bottles, scissors an thread in order to teach the children how they can upcycle otherwise disposable materials to decorate. Despite the massive importation of plastics and disposable goods into Haiti, there is not a common understanding among most Haitians on the importance of environmental stewardship.
The Klub O instructors believe that finding a way to recycle plastic goods after their primary use is essential for their health of their country and the planet; which is why they never stop teaching the kids how to get the best out of these items instead of throwing them away after a single use. Although the children don't yet understand the risk of pollution from toxic plastics and preserving nature, teaching them how they can be resourceful with these materials will be of benefit as they grow up. In this spirit, the children, transformed multi-colored plastic bottles into decorative, spiral garlands.
We are back in Cormiers. Haiti, kicking off our first project of 2018. We are doing restorations on the Community Center we built in 2010 following the earthquake. Architect Joana Torres of Oficina.Design and her assistant, Tania Teixeria, are leading the local work crew in the operations. The project is designed to train the local crew in sustainable repair methods to re-plaster the interior and exterior walls while completing the job at the same time. Here, Wesné is demonstrating the techniques he learned last week, teaching the group. The work is going well and it’s been a pleasure for all participating. Photo by Oficina Design
We are passionate about artists' rights to their work & this current lawsuit between our artist colleague Revok and H&M is critical in the battle for this cause..An important read on the case by Hyperallergic...
The clothing company claims it has dropped its lawsuit against the artist Revok after widespread outcry and calls for a boycott, though the artist's lawyer claims that is not true.
We are just 2 days away from Miami! Heliotrope is proudly exhibiting at Art Basel Miami this week Dec 7-9, 2017. Swizz Beatz is at it again, bringing his No Commission art & music fair to the world stage. We will be presenting our Heliotrope Prints, including a selection of favorites and also our new Winter 2017 Suite curated by 1xRUN. Shout out to The Dean Collection and Bacardi for realizing this upcoming installment of No Commission, where artists receive 100% of the sale of their works. All proceeds of our print sales will raise funds to support the work of our non-profit with the community of Cormiers, Haiti.
Visit nocommisson.bacardi.com for more info and to register! Art fair is free & open during exhibition hours; register for a chance to receive free tickets for musical performances at night.
"Basquiat" by Ricky Powell. Currently available in our Heliotrope Prints collection.
Ricky Powell, as you may know, is one of the great photographers of the hip hop era. Powell initially rose to fame because of his relationship with the Beastie Boys, photographing for their tours and the albums "Licensed to Ill" and "Check your Head." Documenting NYC Streets for decades, Powell’s photographs focus on the organic New Yorker. Powell considers the relationship between the photographer and the photograph to be “a chemical connection of some sort”. As the intrinsic qualities of the photograph have changed since Powell began capturing his moments, so have the subjects; he is now more likely to “photograph strangers in his Greenwich Village neighborhood than multi-platinum hip-hop acts and Downtown art stars.”
Today is the final day to grab Heliotrope Prints at $50 each! Head over to our website to shop the entire collection. Prices will be $60 each beginning December 5th.
"White Mermaid" by OLEK. Currently available in our Heliotrope Prints collection.
Olek's art explores sexuality, feminist ideals and the evolution of communication through colors, conceptual exploration and meticulous detail. Olek consistently pushes the boundaries between fashion, art, craft and public art, fluidly combining the sculptural and the fanciful. With the old fashion technique of crocheting, she has taken the ephemeral medium of yarn to express everyday occurrences, inspirations and hopes to create a metaphor for the complexity and interconnectedness of our body and psychological processes. You may have seen her guerrilla crochet works on the streets of NYC over the years. She is a very noticeable presence here.
As a reminder, you can still catch our prints at $50 for the next week. Visit heliotropeprints.org to peep the entire selection. Our prints make meaningful holiday gifts that help fund our community engagement projects in Haiti & Braddock, PA.
We have such a brilliant stash of prints in our Heliotrope Prints collection, we thought to highlight some of them over the coming weeks. And since the holidays are now upon us, if you're looking for meaningful gifts, these affordable limited edition prints are not only collectible pieces of fine art, they help fund our organization's work. Grab them now at $50 apiece for one more week before they increase to their new price of $60. "Cash for Your Warhol" is a favorite. Cash For Your Warhol introduced its conceptual project in 2009, referencing art-as-commodity, the financial crisis, and the ubiquitous signage to which it responds. While appearing in a variety of media, the corrugated plastic signs remain today CFYW’s best-known work, featuring a deadpan design that both blends into and frames the landscapes in which they appear. In 2011, CFYW was featured at Moniker Art Fair in London, and was Société Perrier’s featured artist at Pulse Miami. This past year, the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh added the signs to its permanent collection. Cash For Your Warhol is the brainchild of Geoff Hargadon, whose photography has appeared in a number art publications. Hargadon is also the creator of The Somerville Gates (2005).
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