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Michael Alan’s “Seven Deadly Sins” is a modern day fairytale multimedia performance / installation and print exhibition. The NYC art couple Jadda Cat and Michael Alan Alien will be acting out a dark comedy living art performance. “Lust, greed and a gluttonous life are the reasons why humans struggle. The ongoing struggle to feel ok, and to take too much. The sloth nature of anxiety. The struggle of being a human/animal has been captured in fine art for ages.” —Michael Alan Alien


Seven Deadly Sins is a unique live installation in which the odd NYC art couple Michael Alan and Jadda Cat will turn themselves into large human sculpture. Human bloopers. Accept the mistakes. The happening spins from theatrical to insane asylum. A metamorphosis of body awareness, constantly changing depicting human struggle through the seven deadly sins, and finally transforming into a peaceful state.

Michael Alan also teams up with Jadda to exhibit over 25 new prints, small works, and photos as well as video projection and live sound.



The opening performance is on July 14th from 7pm-1am.

The exhibition will be on view on July 14th and 15th from 12pm-7pm, and will continue until July 31st, by appointment and during concerts at the venue.


The Natural World

  image credit Nitin Mukul

image credit Nitin Mukul


Arete Venue and Gallery presents The Natural World opening Friday June 1st from 6 to 9 pm. 

Meredith Allen

Laura Fayer

Nitin Mukul

Caleb Nussear

Bryan Osburn

Jeremy Stenger

Rachael Wren

Curated by Elizabeth Cooper

June 1- 3, Opening Friday June 1st 6 to 9 pm, On view Saturday and Sunday 12 to 6 pm. This show is in conjunction with Greenpoint Open Studios weekend. Over 350 artists and galleries are opening their doors during this yearly arts festival in Greenpoint Brooklyn.

The Natural World explores contemporary landscape through paint, silverpoint, photography, video and sound. Each artist works with organic properties in art, material and landscape to create reference to fleeting moments we encounter in nature and in life. Meredith Allen's “Ice Pops” show cartoon character ice pops melting in the sun, the passage of time evident. Laura Fayer and Rachael Wren’s paintings tears nature up into little strokes of light and paint floating on the picture plane. Laura FayerRachael Wren, Jeremy Stenger and Bryan Osburn explore the mysterious and moody world of a garden at night.  Caleb Nussear's silverpoint drawings capture the delicacy of the clouds while Nitin Mukul depicts fleeting impressions of the LA River.
A live score by Nitin Mukul will be presented on Saturday June 2nd at 3 pm. Meredith Allen: “Ice Pops” will be on view by appointment until July 1.
Arete Venue and Gallery, 67 West street #103. G to Greenpoint Avenue.