On Thursday, September 13th, Artiz Gallery in Manhattan hosted a private reception for artist Patti Grabel to celebrate the opening of her solo exhibition, Causing A Stir.
Notable guests included Tony Ingrao, Dr. Joel Kassimir, Ken Alpert, Dr. Debra Wattenberg, Isidore Mayrock, Amanda Grabel, Courtney Grabel, Barry Klarberg and Sara Herbert-Galloway, Ryan Klarberg, Laurie Cohen, Evan Cohen, Peter Himler, Leigh Ann Tischler, Jaishri and Vikas Kapoor and Viviane Silvera, in addition to Artiz Gallery Director Ashley Ramos and Ryan VanMeter of City Harvest.
The exhibition features a curated collection of limited edition, photographic prints. Grabel’s prints feature spoons that she has painted and arranged on canvas to convey a diversity of meanings and tell stories that we can all relate to, including the centrality of family and friends, the importance of physical and spiritual nourishment, the ability of art to communicate and engage, and the power that comes from creative expression and self-determination.
The event was held in partnership with City Harvest to help feed New Yorkers in need. Artiz Gallery will be donating 10% of all sales throughout the exhibition.
Grabel thanked guests for attending and shared her inspiration for the series: “Spoons are the most beautiful utilitarian object. It’s something you would open your mouth for easily and accept. It’s something we feed our children with, it’s what we feed our family with. When you’re holding a spoon, it extends your hand, which extends your heart, which infuses love and soul into what we cook.”
Causing A Stir opened to the public on Friday, September 14th and will be on view through Thursday, September 20th at Artiz Gallery (135 E. 65th Street, New York, NY).
ABOUT PATTI GRABEL: Patti Grabel is an artist, writer, and producer based in New York City and Bridgehampton. As an artist, she works in a range of mediums including painting, drawing, photography, assemblage, and found-object sculpture. Her life story and passion for cooking and entertaining inform her artistic practice. Her current series, Lick the Spoon, explores imagery that reveals narratives that are at once personal and universal, whimsical and poignant, intimate and public.
ABOUT ARTIZ GALLERY: Artiz is an art company that is strengthening the presence of innovative Israeli contemporary art in the United States. The unique combination of Israel's rich culture, history, diversity and the ever-evolving environment has made this country an exciting hub for artists and a vibrant contemporary art community has emerged. Artiz is proud to present you the many artistic and creative faces of Israel.
ABOUT CITY HARVEST: City Harvest is New York City’s largest food rescue organization, helping to feed the more than 1.2 million New Yorkers who are struggling to put meals on their tables. We will rescue 61 million pounds of food this year and deliver it, free of charge, to hundreds of food pantries, soup kitchens and other community partners across the five boroughs. Our programs help food-insecure New Yorkers access nutritious food that fits their needs and desires; increase our partners’ capacity; and strengthen the local food system, building a path to a food-secure future for all New Yorkers. To learn more about our work, visit CityHarvest.org.