“YES!” They Did at Coagula

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Cartwheel Art founder Cindy Schwarzstein had just finished the Cartwheel Art Mini-Art Fair at PROJECT Gallery and was planning La Luta, Ramsey Chahine’s debut solo show at Daily Dose’s exhibition space, when she and Coagula Curator College partner, painter Gina Mead  Howie were assigned April 6th for their one night show at Coagula. Using Joe O’Neill’s painting (above) as starting point, the duo chose works  from Carol Es, Jerk La, Vito Lorusso, Michael Maas, Antonio Mendoza, Joe O’Neill, Joshua Petker, Leigh Salgado, and Sharon Suhovy that  directly reflected

the artists’ own understanding of their quest to express themselves in authenticity..multiple media and techniques connects deeply with the audiences as they begin to realize that the artist experience, rich as they may be, are not entirely unlike their own – a part of human nature and the need to express the dynamic “YES”!

The positive attitude and curatorial style paid off: Not only was “YES!” well attended, they sold more art than the other two teams. (Sharon Suhovy‘s piece went to Tony Fitzpatrick from Chi-Town Hooligans, in town for the group’s show at La Luz de Jesus, and both of Leigh Salgado’s panties sold).  “Yes!” It was a success!



The curators! “Yes” they did!


Charlie James dropped by to check out the crowd.


Antonia Mendoza


Sharon Suhovy


Michael Maas


Both of Leigh Salgado’s panties sold


Joe O’Neill


Cindy’s parents (far left and far right) with Lita Albuquerque and Peter Blake




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