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Beautiful Bizarre Curated Exhibition “Animalia” @ Haven Gallery

‘Animalia’, is Beautiful Bizarre Magazine’s twelfth international curated exhibition, and third at Haven Gallery in Long Island, New York. It brings together over 80 of the world’s best two and three dimensional artists, each exploring the ‘Animalia’ theme through their own unique styles, genres and mediums.

“Using animals as the subject for art lets people think about relationships in an abstract way. It’s easier for people to view an issue between a rabbit and a fox than it is to view an issue between two people.”

Phillip Singer – Winner of the 2020 Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize

The use of animal subjects in art provides the artist with a unique opportunity to tell stories and convey important messages in a non-confrontational and gentler way. Hence, I believe, we have seen a significant increase in artwork featuring anthropomorphism [the attribution of human traits, emotions, or intentions to non-human entities]. Artists are the voice, and the social conscience of our time – challenging us to more honestly consider our relationship with creatures both wild and tame.

Animals and our relationship with them are both complex and contradictory. Many of us have pets that we adore and treat like our babies, however still don’t fully understand humanities impact on the habitats of the wild creatures of the world.

I wholeheartedly feel as Jane Goodall does… as she so beautiful articulated in the quote below.

“I think I’d like to be remembered as someone who really helped people to have a little humility and realize that we are part of the animal kingdom not separated from it.”

Jane Goodall

So through this exhibition, ‘Animalia’, that I hope we can invite the viewer into a special world, one that highlights the grace, beauty, diversity, and importance of both our wild and companion animals. That it helps us to understand their importance and to give us a greater respect for them through the language of art.

‘Animalia’ will also showcase the work of the Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize 2021 winners, in each of the four Award categories: RAYMAR Traditional Art Award (1st and 3rd Prize Winners); INPRNT Photography Award (1st, 2nd and 3rd Prize Winners); Yasha Young Sculpture Award (1st and 3rd Prize Winners); iCanvas Digital Art Award  (1st, 2nd and 3rd Prize Winners) and of course, our overall 1st Prize Winner.

Animalia Exhibition

The opening reception at Haven Gallery will be open to the public, all are welcome! Please note, mask wearing is mandatory and all social distancing procedures will be in place to protect visitors and gallery staff.

Of course Haven Gallery will have all the work up online after the opening so you can peruse the exhibition at your leisure. Please do email Gallery Director Erica Berkowitz so you can be added to the Collectors Preview if you are considering purchasing any of the work. Remember, the holiday season is just around the corner. What better gift could you give your loved ones or yourself, than the gift of original art!

The gallery will also be sharing a video walk-through of the exhibition for those that are unable to attend in person, stay tuned for more details.

Flyer artwork by Ed Binkley

Animalia

International Group Exhibition curated by Beautiful Bizarre Magazine

Exhibition Dates: October 23rd – November 28th, 2021
Opening Reception: October 23rd | 5 – 7pm

HAVEN GALLERY

Haven Gallery | 90 Main St, Northport, NY 11768, USA | +1 631-757-0500

To receive the Collectors Preview please email Erica at info@havengallery.com

“Animals, like us, are living souls. They are not things. They are not objects. Neither are they human. Yet they mourn. They love. They dance. They suffer. They know the peaks and chasms of being.”

Gary Kowalski
Exhibiting artists, including the Winners of the 2021 Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize

Adam Alaniz, Alessandra Pisano, Alex Louisa, Alpay Efe, Amahi Mori, Andi Soto, Annie Montgomerie, Bella Kotak [1st Prize Winner INPRNT Photography Award, 2021 Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize], Bill Mayer, Brad Woodfin, Brian Mashburn, Brian Viveros, Brittany Markert [2nd Prize Winner INPRNT Photography Award, 2021 Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize], Brodie Colbourne [3rd Prize Winner iCanvas Digital Art Award, 2021 Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize], Caia Koopman, Crystal Morey, David Rice, DD-Anne [1st Prize Winner Yasha Young Projects Sculpture Award, 2021 Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize], Dewi Plass, DULK, Ed Binkley, El Gato Chimney, Elizabeth Wakou [2nd Prize Winner iCanvas Digital Art Award, 2021 Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize], Ellen Jewett, Erika Sanada, Ewa Prończuk-Kuziak, Forest Rogers, Gail Potocki, Hope Doe, Howard Lyon, Ian Francis, Jisu [1st Prize Winner iCanvas Digital Art Award, 2021 Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize], Jana Brike, Jason Mowry, Jesus Inglés, Jon Ching, Joseph Weinreb, Julio Reyes, Kate MacDowell, Kelsey Bowen, Kevin Peterson, Kevin Sloan, Kim Slate, Koh KiSung, Kris Lewis, Kristin Kwan, Kristine & Colin Poole, Kseniia Boko, Laura Colors, Lavely Miller [3rd Prize Winner RAYMAR Traditional Art Award, 2021 Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize], Lesley Thiel, Lindsey Carr, Lucia Heffernan, Lucy Havard [3rd Prize Winner INPRNT Photography Award, 2021 Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize], Madeline von Foerster, Margo Selski, Mary Jane Ansell, Mathieu Nozieres, Matt Dangler, Michael Bergt, Miho Hirano, Naoto Hattori, Nicole Evans, ONEQ, Phillip Singer [Winner of the 2020 Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize], Rachael Bridge, Richard Ahnert, Roland Mikhail [Winner of the 2021 Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize], Rose Freymuth-Frazier, Ross Jaylo, Ruth Speer, Sana Yoshida, Scott Brooks, Scott Musgrove, Scott Radke, Stephanie Law, Steven Kenny, Sui Yumeshima, Susan McDonnell, Susannah Martin, Thomas Ascott, Tina Yu [3rd Prize Winner Yasha Young Projects Sculpture Award, 2021 Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize], Tran Nguyen [1st Prize Winner RAYMAR Traditional Art Award, 2021 Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize], Travis Louie, Vanessa Foley, Victor Grasso

We are now delighted to reveal below just a small selection of the 86 works, which will be on view at Haven Eden Gallery from 23 October. Enjoy!

Howard Lyon - painting
A Young Satyress, 2021 
Oil on wood panel, 12" round 
Howard Lyon
A Young Satyress, 2021 
Oil on wood panel, 12″ round 
ONEQ - painting
Black Swan, 2021  
Acrylic painting on wood panel, 19 × 29 × 0.7" 
ONEQ
Black Swan, 2021  
Acrylic painting on wood panel, 19 × 29 × 0.7″ 
El Gato Chimney - painting
The Flying Scissors, 2021 
Watercolor and gouache on cotton paper, 100 x 70 cm 
El Gato Chimney
The Flying Scissors, 2021 
Watercolor and gouache on cotton paper, 100 x 70 cm 
Jesús Inglés - painting
Hatching, 2021 
Oil on canvas, 24" x  28"  
Jesús Inglés
Hatching, 2021 
Oil on canvas, 24″ x  28″  
Alpay Efe - painting
Fine Art Connoisseur (The Raft of Medusa), 2021 
Oil on wood panel, 16 x 16” 
Alpay Efe
Fine Art Connoisseur (The Raft of Medusa), 2021 
Oil on wood panel, 16 x 16” 
Bella Kotak
2021 Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize, 1st Prize Winner, Photography Award
Eve, 2021 
Photograph on Giclée Hahnemühle Pearl paper, 17.6 x 23" 
Artists Proof, Edition 1/1
Bella Kotak
2021 Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize, 1st Prize Winner, INPRNT Photography Award
Eve, 2021 
Photograph on Giclée Hahnemühle Pearl paper, 17.6 x 23″ 
Artists Proof, Edition 1/1
Roland Mikhail - painting
Winner of the 2021 Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize 
Memory’s Ascent
Acrylic on panel, 27.5 x 23" 
Roland Mikhail
Winner of the 2021 Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize
Memory’s Ascent
Acrylic on panel, 27.5 x 23″ 
Michael Bergt - painting
Succumb, 2021 
Egg tempera on panel, 18 x 24" 
Michael Bergt
Succumb, 2021 
Egg tempera on panel, 18 x 24″ 
Lindsey Carr - painting
Decorative Panel 1, 2021 
Watercolour and gold leaf bonded to panel, in resin, 50 x 60cm 
Lindsey Carr
Decorative Panel 1, 2021 
Watercolour and gold leaf bonded to panel, in resin, 23.6 x 19.7″ 
Amahi Mori - drawing
Bird Dance, 2021 
Pencil, acrylic gouache on paper, on panel, 18 x 18"  
Amahi Mori
Bird Dance, 2021 
Pencil, acrylic gouache on paper, on panel, 18 x 18″  
Colin & Kristine Poole - sculpture
2020 Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize, 1st Prize Winner, Sculpture Award 
Birth of the Moon Hare, 2021 
Fired clay, stainless steel moon, 8.5H x 18W x 12”D 
Colin & Kristine Poole
2020 Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize, 1st Prize Winner, Sculpture Award
Birth of the Moon Hare, 2021 
Fired clay, stainless steel moon, 8.5H x 18W x 12”D 
Nicole Evans - painting
Migration, 2021 
Oil on cradled wood panel, 15.7 x 19.7”
Nicole Evans
Migration, 2021 
Oil on cradled wood panel, 15.7 x 19.7”
Lavely Miller - painting
2021 Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize, 3rd Prize Winner, Traditional Art Award  
Lindsay and a Giraffe, 2021 
Acrylic on paper on canvas, 30 x 24” 
Lavely Miller
2021 Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize, 3rd Prize Winner, RAYMAR Traditional Art Award
Lindsay and a Giraffe, 2021 
Acrylic on paper on canvas, 30 x 24” 
Lesley Thiel - painting
Gossip Girls, 2021 
Oil on panel, 16.5 x 24.5" 
Lesley Thiel
Gossip Girls, 2021 
Oil on panel, 16.5 x 24.5″ 
Bill Mayer - painting
Old Ivory, 2021 
Gouache on Paper,  5 x 6.25" 
Bill Mayer
Old Ivory, 2021 
Gouache on Paper,  5 x 6.25″ 
Phillip Singer - painting
Winner of the 2020 Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize  
Going the Distance, 2021 
Oil on linen, 30 x 16” 
Phillip Singer
Winner of the 2020 Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize
Going the Distance, 2021 
Oil on linen, 30 x 16” 
Naoto Hattori - painting
Chimera, 2021 
 Acrylic on board, 5 x 5"
Naoto Hattori
Chimera, 2021 
Acrylic on board, 5 x 5″
Ian Francis - painting
Crown / Flightless Descent, 2021 
Mixed media (Oil, Acrylic, Ink, pen, charcoal, pencil) on wood panel, 70 x 50cm 
Ian Francis
Crown / Flightless Descent, 2021 
Mixed media (Oil, Acrylic, Ink, pen, charcoal, pencil) on wood panel, 70 x 50cm 
Kristin Kwan - painting
The Threshold, 2021 
Oil on wood panel, 12 x 24" 
Kristin Kwan
The Threshold, 2021 
Oil on wood panel, 12 x 24″ 
Elizabeth Wakou
2021 Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize, 2nd Prize Winner, Digital Art Award 
The Evirato, 2021 
Digital painting. Giclee print on fine art paper, 12 x 16"
Artist Proof, Edition 1/1 
Elizabeth Wakou
2021 Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize, 2nd Prize Winner, iCanvas Digital Art Award
The Evirato, 2021 
Digital painting. Giclee print on fine art paper, 12 x 16″
Artist Proof, Edition 1/1 
Kisung Koh - painting
Yuri 05, 2021 
Oil on board, 5 x 7" 
Kisung Koh
Yuri 05, 2021 
Oil on board, 5 x 7″ 
Brittany Markert - analogue photograph
2021 Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize, 2nd Prize Winner, Photography Award  
Meeting with Death V
Self Portrait with Nicole Absher. Fiber-Based Gelatin Silver Print, 10 x 10", Edition 1/10 
Brittany Markert
2021 Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize, 2nd Prize Winner, INPRNT Photography Award
Meeting with Death V
Self Portrait with Nicole Absher. Analogue Photograph. Fiber-Based Gelatin Silver Print, 10 x 10″, Edition 1/10  
Tran Nguyen
2021 Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize, 1st Prize Winner, Traditional Art Award    
Homage & the Lone Moon 
Acrylic & colored pencil on paper, 15.5 x 8.75" 
Tran Nguyen
2021 Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize, 1st Prize Winner, RAYMAR Traditional Art Award
Homage & the Lone Moon 
Acrylic & colored pencil on paper, 15.5 x 8.75″ 
Vanessa Foley - painting
Into the Night, 2021 
Oil on Cradled wooden panel, 16” x 12” 
Vanessa Foley
Into the Night, 2021 
Oil on Cradled wooden panel, 16” x 12” 
DULK - painting
The Forest Keeper, 2021 
Acrylic on canvas, 13 x 16" 
DULK
The Forest Keeper, 2021 
Acrylic on canvas, 13 x 16″ 
Victor Grasso - painting
2019 Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize, 2nd Prize Winner, Traditional Art Award   
Pixie, 2021 
Oil on board, 16 x 20” 
Victor Grasso
2019 Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize, 2nd Prize Winner, Traditional Art Award
Pixie, 2021 
Oil on board, 16 x 20” 
Hope Doe - painting
風の旅人(Kaze no Tabibito), 2021 
Sumi, Gouache, liquid acrylics, and watercolour on paper, 17.9 x 14.9"
Hope Doe
風の旅人(Kaze no Tabibito), 2021 
Sumi, Gouache, liquid acrylics, and watercolour on paper, 17.9 x 14.9″
Annie Montgomerie - sculpture
Edna, 2021 
Mixed media & textiles, 12" H x 10" W x 10" D 
Annie Montgomerie
Edna, 2021 
Mixed media & textiles, 12H x 10W x 10″ D 
Joseph Weinreb - painting
Beyond the Pillars of Hercules, 2021 
Oil on wood board, 26 1/2 x 16 1/4" 
Joseph Weinreb
Beyond the Pillars of Hercules, 2021 
Oil on wood board, 26 1/2 x 16 1/4″ 
Kim Slate - sculpture
The Lesson, 2021 
Clay, wire, epoxy, gouache, 10.5 L x 6.25 W x 7" H 
Kim Slate
The Lesson, 2021 
Clay, wire, epoxy, gouache, 10.5 L x 6.25 W x 7″ H 
About Author

Danijela Krha Purssey is an entrepreneur, and the Editor-in-Chief and Co-Founder of Australian based international contemporary art magazine, Beautiful Bizarre Magazine. She is deeply passionate and committed to her vision to help shift the paradigm in the global contemporary arts industry regarding what is defined and accepted as contemporary art.

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