Save the Date: ENLIGHTEN Light Painting Photography & INTERCULTURAL Art for World Peace Exhibition in New York City from May 4th – 7th

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From May 4th to 7th in New York City Aluminyze presents the abstractly expressionistic ENLIGHTEN and the portrait-based INTERCULTURAL exhibits produced and curated by Artist Muse.

In collaboration with musicians The Crystal Method and Nelly Furtado artist Sheinina Lolita Raj will use both her story and her body to express powerful personal and engagingly universal messages of peace, acceptance, and beauty. Everything Raj does in her photography-based practice is undertaken in a singular spirit of progressive humanism. In the images on display, audiences will have the opportunity to observe the artist more deeply, and inevitably come to see themselves as well.

The featured collections can only be experienced exclusively through AluminyzeSound – a new smart soundtechnology system that allows omnidirectional Sound Art to resonate from Alumininyze HD Aluminum prints that double as  superior speakers with DML technology. Sound waves vibrate through the prints surface to produce an immersive sound experience.

The addition of music to the artwork provides an entry point into the work and its meaning, deepening the sense of connection to the audience and magnifying the magic of what art can already do.


Light Painting Photography by Sheinina Raj with Sound Art collaboration by The Crystal Method

Sheinina has been creating the Enlighten Light Painting Photography for over a decade.  Inspired by universal energy and her embodiment of it she paints working with various light sources and a multitude of photography techniques. The original 35mm transparency film is a blank canvas that is exposed multiple times as layers of light are captured by her body and its movement with light. In collaboration with sound alchemists The Crystal Method , ENLIGHTEN speaks to the electrified meditative urban trance, a love of sampling and groovy glitches.


A visual portrait and sound project, touring worldwide, by Sheinina Raj and Nelly Furtado

A conceptually rigorous portfolio exploring conventions of ethnicity through a series of costumed self-portraiture featuring artist Raj arrayed in the traditional finery of diverse nations with the backdrop of music by Nelly Furtado.  Raj’s own crossborder heritage and intercontinental family history first inspired her to embark on this serial self-transformation. The artists inviting countenance is revealed as ethnically morphic as she successively embodies both the epitome and increasing obsolescence of race-based constructs of identity. Sound makes for not only a more complete experience, but saliently provides a new and perhaps unexpected interpretation of the art. Nelly Furtado’s work with INTERCULTURAL is based on her world music sensibility and the fusion of multi-linguistic layering for which she is known.

About Aluminyze:

Aluminyze has partnered with thought provoking artists Shenina Raj and and The Crystal Method to merge music and art.  In the brands tradition of using exacting processes and premium materials, Aluminyze captured the unique beauty of each print bringing the celebrated work to life.

From inception, Aluminyze’s mission has been to make the finest archival quality high definition aluminum prints available. Their dye sublimation process coupled with perfectionist standards and the highest quality material magnifies the beauty of both the photo and the aluminum, resulting in gorgeous prints luminous with color and high-resolution detail. Through an easy to use online platform, amazing service, and affordable pricing, they make stunning aluminum prints available to all. Used exclusively by Shenina Raj, Aluminyze prints are loved by photographers and artists worldwide.

Artist Statement, Sheinina Raj:

I was astounded by the vibrancy of the high definition aluminum print produced by Aluminyze. The attention to detail in each custom print realizes the full potential of the color palette possible by the high-resolution print medium. The pigment based dye sublimation process paired with Aluminyze’s commitment to perfection were the assurance I needed that the finished pieces of the Enlighten collection would both meet a museum quality archival standard and actualize the light and energy of each print. My partnership with Aluminyze is due to their superior quality and impeccable execution, I simply couldn’t find anywhere else.

Stay tuned for the Cartwheel Art preview article that will include an interview with the collaborators of both projects.

Exhibition in NYC:
May 4th – May 7th

Gallery Hours:
Thursday May 4th (11:00am – 5:00pm)
Friday May 5th (10:00am – 7:00pm)
Saturday 6th (9:00pm – 11:00pm
Sunday 7th (11:00am – 6:00pm)

Opening Reception:
Thursday May 4th (6:00pm – 11:00pm)
The Crystal Method live curated set (10:00pm – 11:00pm)

Artist Talk & Signing:
Moderated by Shana Nys Dambrot with The Crystal Method and Sheinina Lolita Raj
Friday May 5th (4:00pm – 5:00pm)

After Hours
Saturday May 6th

Closing Reception:
with Champagne Brunch, Artist Meet and Greet, and Champagne Closing
Sunday May 7th (11:00am – 6:00pm)

Artist Muse satelite gallery 800 5th Avenue, Manhattan New York City

Future Tour Dates for INTERCULTURAL :
Santa Monica Travel and Tourism/F.A.B. Gallery: September 21st – November 30th 2017
Miami Design Preservation League: September 6th – December 30th, 2017
Frieze London: October 4th – 18th
Paris Photo: November 8th – 22nd
Miami Art Basel: December 7th – 10th

Artist Muse
Artist Muse produces cutting-edge cultural events that showcase both art and space. Our goal is to connect individuals to a thriving art community in which they can experience art in unique and engaging environments outside of the typical gallery. We produce exhibitions showcasing a diverse roster of emerging and renowned artists for a distinguished list of buyers, influencers and celebrities. We believe that visual arts are vital for personal wellbeing and serve a critical catalyst for socio-economic development. As such, a percentage of our profits always benefits local art-centered charities.

Founder Wil Phearson:
Wil Phearson is an event producer, curator, entrepreneur and art lover with more than twelve years of experience in the industry. He served as Director of Events for K2 Marketing Group overseeing national events for K2 clients Turner Networks, Cartoon Network, HLN and Boomer- ang channels. After K2, he decided to fuse his passion for art and commerce under the moniker Artist Muse, producing unique, engaging cultural events and art exhibitions. To name a few, In 2012 Artist Muse co-produced one of the largest weekly exhibition events during Art Basel in Wynwood “Fusion MIA” sponsored by Grey Goose and recently produced the first Gala / Soiree fundraising event at Barnsdall Art Park which he commissioned artist Aaron Axelrod to completely take over the entire campus including the Los Angeles Municipal Gallery and for the first time in history projection mapped the Frank Llyod Wright Hollyhock House. Phearson currently serves on the board of the Barnsdall Art Park, home to the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery and the historic Frank Lloyd Wright Hollyhock House.

Partner Marcus Pierce
An artist since his inception, entrepreneur, Marcus has worked on a variety of socially-engaged projects in fitness, entertainment and art. Marcus spear-headed fitness marketing campaigns for 24hr Fitness including The Biggest Loser and Meltdown Houston which led to over a million pounds lost in what was formerly the “fattest city in the nation.” He was a part of the wellness team on the Emmy award winning television show “Starting Over” on NBC, has been featured in numerous publications.
With prominent experience of more than 16 years in the entertainment and fitness industries, he was impassioned to fuse his skills in international campaign strategy, entertainment project man- ageement and administrative practices with his first love, art.



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