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All Art+ is a special exhibition series presented by NYC’s Van Der Plas Gallery. In 2020, inspired by the growing reach and talent of artists using Instagram as their main artistic platform (especially in the age of COVID-19), Adriaan Van Der Plas aimed to create a place for these artists to showcase their works for in-person viewers in the heart of the art world, Manhattan’s Lower East Side neighborhood.

 

From promising emerging artists showing their work in public for the first time to international mid-career artists looking to test the NYC market, All Art+ presents artists with an opportunity to present in a themed, salon-style exhibition.

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All Art + 2024

“Impressions en Plein Air'' 

Van Der Plas presents All Art+ 

On view: Friday, January 19th through Sunday, January 28th, 2024

Opening Reception: Friday, January 19th, 6-8 PM 

(NEW YORK, NY) From Friday, January 19th through Sunday, January 28th, 2024, Van Der Plas presents an All Art+ Group Exhibition titled: “Impressions en Plein Air” 

 

The open-air that liberates. The open mind that sees. The unfettered hand that, with a brush, pen, or pastel, captures what is hidden in plain sight. Hidden from the eyes, hidden from the mind. Then working on the image, the material, the sculpture, with figures, with space, and with color, with one simple line as a swirl to begin bringing impressions forward of the unordinary world that our spirit lets us know is just beyond. “Impressions en Plein Air” comes to the modern world in how one can make art, yes, literally outside, but also how one can create outside aesthetically, to reach past what has been done to find what is new.

 

All Art+ “Impressions en Plein Air” is the new group exhibition presented by Van Der Plas Gallery that aims to unleash the freedom of the artist in how artwork moves outside, not just of rooms but of boundaries, of living and understanding to build and generate what images and visions have yet to be imagined.  

Opening Reception: Friday, Jan 19th 6-8pm

Artwork By Kristen Flynn, Ayumi Bessho, Sefa Ozdogan, Mark Rue, Christopher Brunt, Delia Lochlala, Isabella do Valle, Richard Elderton, Panyanhan, Liam Duppy, Enrique Romero, Lexy Cordato, Bennett Rambo, Bojana Dajovic, Christopher Datino, Pesya Altman, Andrea Berthel, Guillaume Bougie-Riopel, Arlene Finger, Jia Chen, Kathrin Kamal, Zoe Shulman, Yong Eun Kwon, Marine Futin, Marc Andre, Tianxing Xu, Melody Pineda, Andrew Lowry, Emma Fasciolo, JW Andrew, Vera Alexandrov, Katherine Volpe, Haruto Imamura, Kristen Stephen, David Kim, Leilani Ephrosyne, Christopher Lee, Kim Sheridan, Julia Habrat, Hyoungmin Lee, Maggie Carine, JE Jeanty, Mhicaella Buenaventura, Moss Y. Loke, O'Connor, Stefanie Demas, Rod Hampton, Melissa Medina, Yannie Lo, Camille Chevrillon, Ghost at St. Benilde, Erika Victor, Nick Wolf

All Art+ 2023

Van Der Plas Gallery Street Art, Outsider Art, Folk Art, Modern Art

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OASIS OF COLOR

Van Der Plas presents All Art+

On View: Friday November 17th through November 26th, 2023
Opening Reception: Friday, November 17th, 6-8pm

The fertile ground where life begins again. A place in the barren wilderness that sustains what strives to go on, what strives to grow and seeks that which is further. Here we have the oasis and with what will be found when sustaining yourself with art, either viewing or creating, to go further brings one to the “Oasis Of Color”. When light fractures into different frequencies and opens new doors into the possibilities of what can be seen and felt there is the palette, the color, the choice of what will be warm, or cool, of what will remain in a shadow or be brought out into the day for exploration. But most of all there is the artist who drinks from these waters. Who passes them before their lips to bring to their hands, the new worlds and emotional landscapes by which we as humans may understand what is just beyond our grasp and grow bigger as we lean forward to touch it. 

All Art+ “Oasis Of Color” is a show in the desert of our every day that offers a place for the richness of artistic ideas and feelings to be prospected in order to traverse those common sandy dunes to find the places in our hearts where when we stand in front of the artwork there is the crashing silence of having found, through the magnificence of one simple pigment meshing with another, the greater world that lies inside the self. 

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STROKES OF LIGHT 

Van Der Plas presents All Art+

 

On view: Friday, October 6th through Sunday, October 15th, 2023

Opening Reception: Friday, October 6th, 6-8 PM

 

(NEW YORK, NY) From Friday, October 6th through Sunday, October 15th, 2023, Van Der Plas presents an All Art+ Group Exhibition titled: “Strokes of Light”.

 

The stroke of light is a revelation. A blast to rip the dark in half, issuing the line of where what had been hidden, camouflaged, uncomprehended is suddenly revealed, even if only for a moment, to be an unshadowed piece of what is now. That which lives on the edge of the known and unknown being brought forward to the place of growth in the eye for the mouth of the soul to say yes. To be awakened to the unforeseen movements of the hand and the mind and the heart that generate what, in its flash of brilliance, pushes out through the ends of familiarity to shed the common plaguing absence, and edify what, in the transfer of beauty, has yet to be discovered.  

All Art+ “Strokes Of Light” strives to put the viewer in the place of illumination. To seat them, with varied, lovely, and extraordinary images, where the lightning of what creates breaks overhead to fill them with, not only what had not been understood, but, what had barely been imagined, in a soundless observation that sheds the dark of judgment and the misunderstandings of the every day to touch then the world of the other, and bridge how the world of the other communicates with the self.  
 

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ABOVE THE ABYSS 

Van Der Plas presents All Art+

 

On view: Friday, September 1st through Sunday, September 10th, 2023

Opening Reception: Friday, September 1st, 6-8 PM

 

(NEW YORK, NY) From Friday, September 1st  through Sunday, September 10th, 2023, Van Der Plas presents an All Art+ Group Exhibition titled: “Above the Abyss.”

 

To be “Above The Abyss” is to emerge from an all-encompassing void with inspiration, resilience, and hope, and then to balance on the event horizon in pursuit to break free of the boundaries of comfort and complacency, and celebrate the beauty of the light that breathes life into the earth. To emerge from the seemingly endless dark is to transform our limitations with expression, creativity, and imaginative curiosity. In rising “Above The Abyss”, artists encourage the discovery of new possibilities through confronting fears, confronting the exploration of the unknown, and the reconstruction of reality into one of boundless potential and profound inner awakening. 

 

All Art+ “Above the Abyss” invites a celebration of the power of art to transform, to push boundaries with the many facets of expression, and embark on a journey to the realm of the extraordinary by exploring the foundations of color, shape, and texture with curiosity and dynamism. 

FLUIDITY

Van Der Plas presents All Art+

On view: Friday, July 21st through Sunday, July 30th, 2023

Opening Reception: Friday, July 21st, 6-8 PM

 

(NEW YORK, NY) From Friday, July 21st  through Sunday, July 30th, 2023, Van Der Plas presents an All Art+ Group Exhibition titled: “Fluidity”.

 

Fluidity is movement.  As a word it invokes an ease of movement for that which can, at times, be pulled or drawn, but also under its own will and tide, run beyond the banks which had been holding it, to fill what spaces there are to be discovered.  Fluidity can flow with an elegance and grace, exploring to find its own level, permeating rooms and streets and the cracks of streets, then operating beyond those cracks, inventing fresh courses that make it twist like a dance to build dynamically as it searches to find its own release. Unbound, this movement, that lives in the novelty of change, then creates, when directed by the artist, what is new for the eye, what is unique.

THE BRIDGE (Die Brücke)

Van Der Plas presents All Art+

 

On view: Friday, May 26th through Sunday, June 4th, 2023

Opening Reception: Friday, May 26th, 6-8 PM

 

(NEW YORK, NY) From Friday, May 26th through Sunday, June 4th, 2023, Van Der Plas presents an All Art+ Group Exhibition titled: “The Bridge”.

 

Die Brücke was an art movement and collective that began as a reaction against the older and bourgeois social order of Germany at the time. Its members focused on non-academic forms of expression such as woodcut prints, carved wooden sculptures, and modes of painting considered primitive. This provided the platform for experimentation to portray feelings on bohemian freedom and urban life. The artists desired that man create a passage to the art of the future, bringing about artistic techniques that provoke an emotional response, often depicting nudity, harsh edges, and bold colors.

 

This All Art+ “The Bridge” invites artists to consider Die Brücke as an inspiration to bridge the old and the new. Hoping to explore how the city destabilizes perspectives and ways of making, artists may apply this art historical moment to our current time and show their interpretations of Die Brücke within their visual languages.

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BOHEMIAN

Van Der Plas presents All Art+

 

On view: Friday, April 21st through Sunday, April 30th, 2023

Opening Reception: Friday, April 21st, 6-8 PM

 

(NEW YORK, NY) From Friday, April 21st through Sunday, April 30th, 2023, Van Der Plas presents an All Art+ Group Exhibition titled: “Bohemian” at the gallery’s location in the Lower East Side, 156 Orchard Street, New York, NY.

 

The exhibition is part of Van Der Plas Gallery’s All Art+ program, a monthly group show where artists are invited to present their work to the NYC public for one week in response to a given theme. The artists in this show include Alexandra Baker, Lindsay Benedict, Michelle Bond, Denaree Buchanan, Benjamin Casiano, Tom Cleveland, Alexander Ellis, Brooke Frey, Fred Fleisher, Adrian Iliescu, Nermen Khalil, James Henry, Tereza Laznová, Chromatic Lemons, Yilin Li, Clare Lyons, Maia Larraz Meaker, Joanne Meurer, Sarah Vanasse Miles, Mathan Motsinger, Laura Avellaneda Pérez, Sarah Peterson, T.C. Robertson, Scott Summers, Andrea Thompson, Jorde di Urso, Corey Jordan & Nathaly Vallderuten, Ariadni Vitastali, Susan D. Wagner, Mr. Winston

 

This exhibition aims to explore the notion of Bohemianism and the idea that "all art is erotic" according to Gustav Klimt. The symbol of hedonism represents an attitude that is carefree and unattached to the materiality of capitalist gain. Instead, it favors a broader reach of social livelihood and is lured by the aesthetic charm of its own undertakings, its own worlding. The figure is out of time and place, always transient and moving to its own rhythm.

OF INTEGRATION

Van Der Plas presents All Art+

 

On view: Friday, March 3rd through Sunday, March 12th, 2023

Opening Reception: Friday, March 3rd, 6-8 PM

Van Der Plas Gallery presents All Art+ Of Integration from March 03 to March 12, 2023, at the gallery’s location in the Lower East Side, 156 Orchard Street, New York, NY. The exhibition is part of Van Der Plas Gallery’s All Art+ program, a monthly group show where artists are invited to present their work to the NYC public for one week in response to a given theme. Of Integration asks artists to respond to the theme of unification, where the multiplicity of bodies forms into a diverse whole.

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CHAOS AND STILLNESS

Van Der Plas presents All Art+

 

On view: Friday, January 20th through Sunday, January 29th, 2023

Opening Reception: Friday, January 20th, 6-8 PM

 

(NEW YORK, NY) From Friday, January 20th through Sunday, January 29th, 2023, Van Der Plas presents an All Art+ Group Exhibition titled: “Chaos and Stillness.” 

 

Chaos may characterize the formlessness of matter present before the creation of the universe and stillness speaks to a complete absence where perhaps sense is not activated, both being moments in time where the materiality of the real doesn’t surface into a recognizable object. The group show, “Chaos and Stillness,” invites artists to share their views on these states of being related to their experiences with visual and material culture.

All Art+: 2022

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Red Blue and Yellow

(NEW YORK, NY) From Friday, December 2nd through Sunday, December 11th, 2022, Van Der Plas presents an All Art+ Group Exhibition titled: “Red, Blue, and Yellow.” The renowned Dutch Painter, Piet Mondrian, once stated that “to approach the spiritual in art, one will make as little use as possible of reality, because reality is opposed to the spiritual” (1956). Piet Mondrian encouraged artists to look through everyday materiality and explore art with their inner instinct. The group show, “Red, Blue, and Yellow,” invites artists to share their own stories, origins, and worldviews in their work and explore ideas deeply personal to them.

Found Voice

(NEW YORK, NY) From October 28th to November 6th, Van Der Plas presents an All Art+ Group Exhibition titled: “Found Voice.” Psychologist Carl Jung believed in the confrontation of one’s Self and its necessity for one to experience personal growth and marry the unconscious to the conscious to control one’s fate. One must balance the nonsense with sense and appreciate the spirit of madness in order to think and speak beyond the rules of society. “Found Voice” is a group show seeking to explore individuality and the relationship between one’s own darkness and their lightness, creating a platform for artists to, in the words of Jung, face their own souls. We invite artists to share their own stories, origins, and worldviews in their work and explore ideas deeply personal to them.

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Penetrating the Surface

(NEW YORK, NY) From September 17th to September 25th, Van Der Plas presents an All Art+ Group Exhibition titled: “Penetrating the Surface.” Writer Saul Bellow saw art as a source of truth beneath clouds of confusion and insincerity. Where distractions provide us with a misleading illusion of comfort, they prevent us from truly confronting the truths lying beneath. “Penetrating the Surface'' is a group show seeking to explore this relationship between attention and distraction, creating a platform for artists to express the unfettered authenticity hidden beneath layers of superficiality. We encourage artists to share their own stories, origins, and worldviews in their work and explore ideas deeply personal to them.

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June 24th – July 3rd 2022

Van Der Plas Gallery’s All Art+ Group Exhibition, “Rays of Light” features over fifty artists who are invited to offer their interpretations on the duality of light and darkness.

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At a Crossroad

APRIL 29th – MAY 8th, 2022 Van Der Plas Gallery’s All Art+ Group Exhibition, “At a Crossroads,” features the work of over forty artists and invites these artists to shed light not only on world circumstances but the relationship between visual creation and junction.

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Key of Dreams

MARCH 11th – MARCH 20th, 2022 Inspired by the work of the great surrealist artist René Magritte, Van Der Plas Gallery’s upcoming All Art+ Group Exhibition, “Key of Dreams,” invites artists to give us the key to their dreams through their respective creative practices.

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Creating Reality

JANUARY 20th – JANUARY 30th, 2022 Articulated through expansive landscapes, abstract portraits, sculpture, and everything in between, Van Der Plas’ upcoming All Art+ Group Exhibition, “Creating Reality,” identifies the artist’s innermost visions and reminds the viewer of the cogent possibility to articulate their own.

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