JON ZEH | Hell Hath No Fury…
174 Rivington Street Bar and Gallery
Mar. 11, 2023 - Apr. 28, 2015
Business partners Luca Carucci and Joseph Peraino have collaborated with curators Alexandria Chapman and Jessica Erichsen to form a new bar and art space in Lower East Side, New York. Open Sunday through Thursday, 2pm to 1am, and Friday through Saturday, 1pm to 2am. Happy Hour until 8pm daily.
174 Rivington Street Bar and Gallery specializes in no frills cocktails and contemporary art with a focus on emerging local, national and international artists working in all media. The LES has always been a center of progressive thought and the heart of the neighborhood will be felt through collaboration with local artists, businesses, and residents.
Hell Hath No Fury…, our inaugural exhibition of works by contemporary artist Jon Zeh, will open Wednesday, 11 March 2015 from 6-10pm. Drink specials served all night.
Zeh’s drawings and paintings kickstart the space with abstractions and melting figures that are both surreal and startling. The undersider artist works with found materials to paint highly textural images that reflect his experience and relay a dark and often humorous viewpoint. He uses an array of discovered or discarded surfaces like Maps, construction debris, and fashion banners as springboards for his free imagination and worldview to emerge.
After he studied art in Philadelphia, Zeh proceeded to live and work in the San Francisco Bay Area and then New York City, where he currently resides in Brooklyn. He has participated in shows at MonkDogz, Art Gotham, MF Gallery, CoSM, Chapel of Sacred Mirrors, and is a member of The Society for Art of Imagination.
Curator, Alexandria Chapman, attended Brooklyn College for her Masters Degree in Art History, has experience as a gallery manager in New York City, and as an art consultant for non-profit organization MILTHAsmita. The New York scene is a fusion of people and artists who are local, from all over the country, and who have migrated from around the world. Her main focus is to bring exposure to emerging artists in the immediate locality of the Lower East Side and greater New York area whose work is telling of the ideas and beliefs of the current era.
Curator, Jessica Erichsen has a Masters Degree in Art History from Brooklyn College and has been involved in a variety of independent projects. She has worked at Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, New Paltz, New York, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Pennsylvania, and Zachęta National Gallery of Art in Warsaw, Poland. Reflecting her academic experience, personal interests, and extensive travel abroad, her work integrates the issues she is most passionate about: race, gender, and feminism; and she is committed to following her belief that in order to be successful, contemporary art should embody one of three qualities: transference of a political message, expression of aesthetic beauty, or a well-balanced combination of both.
We look forward to welcoming you to 174 Rivington!