In collaboration with The New Museum and The They Co, one of our favorite independent curators has an exciting show open from May 4th-11th at the Old School, 233 Mott St. in Nolita. Adam Mignanelli of Ballast Projects has really been killin’ it lately. This show seems to be another exhibition that very worth our time.
Ballast Projects is pleased to present five painters sharing their passion and gift of artistic thinking, storytelling, image making, and purpose. Their works, made with both local community and global audiences in mind, are governed by values and social structures put in place to help their artistic wishes become reality. These artists share a common sense of daring and risk, utilizing art materials from all corners of their lives in order to find success through their work.
It takes more than just talent. Reaching deep into their own wells of inspiration, each of these artists live, breathe, and dream their artistic pursuits at every moment. They may be at different stages of their development, but they each maintain a vital gut of artistic passion. This is what it takes to continue to make captivating paintings; ability, drive, forethought, and confidence. It’s not enough to expect that everyone else will see how hard you are working. You have to make your own luck.
The artists included in the exhibition are Samuel T. Adams, Devin Powers, Jenna Ransom, Ian Toms, and Russell Tyler.