Etrice Gallery opens July 15, hosts works of Alyssa Objio
ALBANY — A new art gallery is opening in the Capital District with an event to showcase some of its finest artists.
The event, which will be held at the new Etrice Gallery at 70 N. Pearl St., Albany, will be on Thursday, July 15, from 7 to 10 p.m. Regional phenomenon DJ Nate the Great will be on the decks. Light food offerings and beverages will be available.
Etrice Gallery is a museum-style gallery that focuses on the essence of street art while creating a platform for a variety of mediums. The gallery will have a regular representation of two and three-dimensional work, in addition to fashion and live performance events such as artist meet and greets, poetry and curated music events. The gallery prides itself on hosting and providing space for a diverse roster of creatives. By endeavoring to change the landscape of expression in the Capital Region as we know it, Etrice Gallery is re-examining the current concepts and methods of exhibition and pushing viewers and patrons into a new paradigm of interaction with creative expression.
“At Etrice Gallery, you will find art collectibles from the likes of living artists, including Kaws, Takeshi Murakami and Daniel Arsham,” Davion Brink, Etrice Gallery owner, said. “Additionally we will be focused on rare street pieces and collectibles from SUPREME, Bape and Stussy to name a few.”
The opening show highlights the whimsical work of artist Alyssa Objio, a first-generation Dominican-American, whose work includes a vibrant fabric-based installation in addition to artworks and jewelry that will be available for purchase.
Objio’s initial practice was born out of working with her father on creative projects, sparking a lifelong interest in art. Her work is expressed in a variety of forms including sculpture, furniture, installation work and jewelry. Her style has a pop art orientation with touches of whimsy. Seeing a distinct beauty in the natural environment, she over-exaggerates her creations in a way that is alive, vibrant and powerful.
“I over exaggerate views of my environment so that through my creations you get a glimpse into my imagination colliding with my surroundings,” Objio said.
Vintage pop culture tees, original fashion and contemporary collectibles will also be available for purchase as part of the gallery’s ongoing retail program. A winner for a camouflage SUPREME duffel bag will be drawn that night.
The opening event is produced by Corey Aldrich of 2440 Design Studio.