Within the depths of some of Chelsea's most beautiful art galleries, Eunice Kindred showcased a unique body of work at Rogue Space | Chelsea Gallery Thursday night from 6:30-9:00pm, that left the audience in complete awe.
Entitled Soundtracks: Freestyle Part One, Eunice's culture series featured a new body of work exploring a collaboration of painting and music, which was followed by a special performance piece by Eunice Kindred herself.
Promptly starting at 6:30pm, guests were greeted with passed hors d'oeuvres provided by La Table Exquise which included baby cucumbers stuffed with herb cream cheese mousse, shrimp and tobiko caviar prosciutto crostini with mozzarella di buffula, pesto and black olives, mini avocado and leek mousse cups, heirloom tomato, and mini chocolate mousse cakes.
As guests walked the room to preview pieces from Eunice's collection, they were encouraged to listen to select soundtracks which ultimately inspired each piece. Less than an hour into the exhibition, the room was filled with an array of guests which included, Vin Baker from the Milwaukee Bucks, ESPN correspondent Lindsay McCormick, and super model Max Tapper, Nina Ferrer of HGTV's Design Star, Claire Sulmers of Fashion Bomb Daily, to some of NYC's biggest socialites and tastemakers.
The true highlight from the evening was Eunice's beautiful performance piece accompanied by violinist Jordan Ware. The vibe within the room was serene as all eyes were fixed on Eunice. The performance piece track was an original mix to Rihanna's "Diamonds" lead by Jordan Ware. Eunice then spoke about her journey after being displaced during Hurricane Sandy and her determination to complete the collection of artwork. A special thank you was provided to her many supporters and backers from Kickstarter.
The night continued with complimentary wine, music, and gift bags provided by Canvas4Life, Scented, and Hint water, in custom Eunice Kindred Soundtracks:Freestyle Part One tote bags.
Photography by Joon Ho Pak, Karl Kindred, and Ron Walker
I met Sara through Crunch instructors and was so happy I reached out to her. She captured the spirit and energy of my work as well as my personality.
After a long hard search, the show date and location for my solo exhibition has been set! Thank you to all my kickstarter backers and friends and fam who helped make this happen and look forward to see you at the event.
Video shot and edited by: Kate Bennis
The Tesla Group Announces Displaced Sandy Victim Eunice Kindred to Launch Soundtracks: Freestyle Art Exhibition
New York, NY, February 12, 2013 --(PR.com)-- Triple threat, artist, choreographer, and DJ, Eunice Kindred, perseveres after being displaced from her home in November by Hurricane Sandy to launch a unique art, music, culture series entitled Soundtracks: Freestyle Part I, a solo exhibition to be held at Rogue Gallery in NYC, March 14, 2013 from 7-9pm.
Drawing since the age of 5, Eunice Kindred, a Harvard Visual Arts graduate, has had pieces featured at the Tampa Museum Of Art, Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, Harvard University, The Arts Center, St. Petersburg, FL, Grey Wall Gallery, State Capitol Building, Washington, D.C., Galaerie Nouvel Espirit, Mailou Art Festival, and at the "Las Damas De Arete Cross of Lorraine Society" Burdines, Tampa, FL.
Eunice emerged onto the NYC dance scene as a choreographer in 2003. Her artistry quickly took flight and has lead to features on Fox 5, CBS News, ABC 7 and highlights in publications such as The Daily News, the NY Times, and in Sports Illustrated. Her love for art, dance, and music has continued to soar, recently becoming a resident DJ for New York City's popular women’s retailer, C. Wonder, in addition to holding a position as an art director for a major advertising agency. Returning back to her roots in art, Eunice launched a kick-starter project in July 2012, which since has become fully funded by 137 backers in early September 2012.
On September 8, 2012, after promising to give her supporters a flawless solo exhibition, she was devastatingly displaced for over a month by Hurricane Sandy. Unsure if she could finish her artwork in time, she took extreme measures to complete the pieces. Working in her apartment without heat and minimal hours of daylight, Eunice’s unwavering perseverance prevailed. She documented the development of her kick-starter art project www.vimeo.com/54030834 while speaking candidly, and from the heart, on being displaced. “It was a challenging situation but I was fortunate that I had a home and workspace that I would eventually be able to return to. ” Artist Eunice Kindred.
Part I of Soundtracks: Freestyle will exclusively showcase a new body of work, presenting her supporters, media, celebrities, and art enthusiasts with a collaboration of painting, music, and dance. The Soundtracks: Freestyle solo exhibition will feature 30 pieces and take you on a journey through visual expression of music and choreographed movement utilizing paint as the medium. Through each piece, Eunice's interpretation of song will be very personal and entirely captivating - drawing upon anticipated beats, these songs will evoke memories but will ultimately be constrained by the length of the track.
Rogue Gallery, located next to the Highline, the glamorous white gallery space located in the prestigious West Chelsea Building is one of Chelsea's leading venues for art openings. Eunice will provide a unique art and cultural experience to guests with a live DJ, complimentary wine, hors d’oeuvres, a special performance piece by Eunice Kindred herself and gift bags provided by participating sponsors.
About Eunice Kindred
Born in the Philippines, Eunice Kindred found success early exhibiting at solo and group shows, galleries, and festivals. Highlights include the Tampa Museum of Art and being selected for the Congressional Art Competition in Washington, DC. She received a BA from Harvard University's visual studies program and leads a career in art direction in advertising. Because of her numerous talents beyond art—notably in dance and athletics—she is considered to be a modern day renaissance woman yet continues to fuse her artistic boundaries. Eunice emerged onto the NYC dance scene as a choreographer in 2003. Her artistry quickly took flight and has lead to features on Fox 5, CBS News, ABC 7 and highlights in publications such as The Daily News, the NY Times, and in Sports Illustrated. Her love for art, dance, and music has continued to soar, recently becoming a resident DJ for New York City's popular women’s retailer, C. Wonder.
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