Opening Reception Recap | Lankin X StumbleUpon

February 27, 2012  |  Exhibition, In The News, New Painting, Painting
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Last week StumbleUpon held an unprecedented five hour opening of “Particles and Waves” at their NYC headquarters. Many thanks to everyone who came out, and the awesome crew at StumbleUpon that helped make it a night I will never forget. Here’s a sampling of the nights festivities in the sequence it unfolded captured by photographer Greg McMahon

All the people who didn’t get their picture taken during the madness, or came after hours, you are remembered in spirit.

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The last photo of the night as we hit 10PM. We may have to make the group photo of the “closer downs” an opening night tradition.

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The ever punctual NYC mover-and-shaker Shiva and I discuss my latest painting Poïesis.

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Artist Michael Serafino, and Jean, Account Executive at StumbleUpon kickback as the show opens.  Check the link to see Serafino’s new splice paintings.

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Co-Founder of Galleray, Davis Mersereau, and Vanessa, Digital Account Executive at StumbleUpon flashing perfect smiles.  Keep an eye out for the launch of Galleray.

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Yours truly in front of  Emotional Architecture.

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StumbleUpon’s National Accounts Manager for the Advertising Platform Ari on the right side.

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Multi talented artist Diana Oh stopped by before her performance in History of the World at Theater of the Living Arts, by Judith Malina.

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Taking a moment with the legendary arts and music aficionado According 2 G.  Check out his blog for cool NYC experiences, intimate views into the lives of artists, and his recap of the opening.

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Raise your camera and take a picture of the party.

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Brian, sommelier at 508 Gastrobrewery sandwiched between me and Jean.

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One lucky man, two lucky ladies.

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The viewer interacts with In the Garden, Good and Evil

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How could I not include this picture?  Just enough fun for the Internet.

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Revelers pose in-front of One Outlet.

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Joined with the lovely artist Zehava.

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International baritone Joseph Flaxman.  Follow the link to hear the voice.

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Anthony, Director of Sales and Business at StumbleUpon, with Danielle and Jillian, Account Executives from Sharethrough.

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I like being in the middle of a happy sandwich. Try it.

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My man Borbay.  Great artist you should have on your radar.  Take a long look at all his projects.

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Raise your camera and take a picture.
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Stumble’dUpon the blue couch.
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Environmental expert Geoff takes a close look at In The Garden, Good and Evil, from the never publicly exhibited Love Conquers All portfolio.
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Sexy people, in front of a sexy Lady Gaga painting.
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The first round of Johnnie Walker.
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International photographer Charlie Rubin stopped by to show some support.
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Z, C, and B, kicking it in three.
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Borbay, According 2 G, and Tres (pronounced Trace) showing the love.
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Awesome group of friends came out to show their support.
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Always great hanging with Garrett and Chapin.
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Fellow hockey and art enthusiast Jeff and I give his friend a big welcome to the party.

Great seeing business mogul and idea specialist Byron Bennett.

Byron and Borbay.
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On the left, illustrator James Serafino anchors these happy folks.
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Mike and Greg, almost looking like brothers.
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Max, aka Kostanza, graced us with an impromptu ipod DJ set, and socialite Fernando Javier.

Pete catches up with Max and I.

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Nimo Kally, NYC singer/songwriter , always living the rockstar lifestyle.  He is playing at Piano’s  March 9th.  Check him out.
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Artist Anu Annam glowing for the picture.  Look at her powerful watercolors.
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The man behind the lens, ain’t no myth here, photo/videographer Greg McMahon.
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Contemporary artists, so contemporary they are alive, definitely check out their websites, from left to right we have: Joseph Meloy, Ben Katz,  Borbay, me, Paul Zapeda, and  Julian Rapp.
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You can hear the buzz.
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A low perspective inspired by Gaga for dramatic effect.
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Ben Katz and I posing in front of his favorite painting of the evening, New Years Eve — New York City.
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Feeling good, feeling great, where are you?
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On the left, Andrew Matsumoto, a creative fireball.
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Artist Mike Serafino on the left, and founder of the Vandal Expressionist movement Joseph Meloy on the right.
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Ladies pose between Madison Square Park and One Outlet.
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Tony, fellow artist Anu, and Glorie.
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One for the history books.
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Having a little fun.
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Having a lot of fun.  Congrats to newlyweds Rachel and Greg on the right.

Mike and Paul choose alternate paths.
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This is definitely a Kodak moment.
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Pete stayed for the entire show, great to meet you. Let’s go Flyers!
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They met tonight, believe it, that’s the power of art viewing experience.

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Super groovy ladies from Germany.
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Click for larger image. The second to last photo of the evening around 10PM, an hour before most people left.
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Click for larger image. The last photo, partially related to The Last Supper.

Those in favor of the group photo, say aye… Aye!

For more information on the exhibition, acquisition, and the Art Program at Stumbleupon follow the info link below, or contact info@arilankin.com

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