AN INSIDE VIEW BY BH

WELCOME TO OUR HAUS EXHIBITION

Meet the inaugural exhibiting artists at 180 Orchard Street, exclusively curated by Bobblehaus

No. 200
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Bobblehaus

BOBBLEHAUS was founded to be an interactive brand and community. It only makes sense, then, that our flagship store at 180 Orchard Street is the physical manifestation of that vision: a playground bringing together creatives from around the world. We are thrilled to present the works of nineteen artists in our first-ever HAUS exhibition, exclusively curated but open to all.

Meet the featured artists.

ALEXANDRA BEAUMONT

Photograph provided by artist (Alexandra Beaumont)

Photograph provided by artist (Alexandra Beaumont)

Photograph provided by artist (Alexandra Beaumont)

Photograph provided by artist (Alexandra Beaumont)

Photograph provided by artist (Alexandra Beaumont)

I am a Minneapolis-based textile artist making work about ecstatic joy and togetherness.
“Dancing with Friends” embraces the kinetic joy of parades - colorful streams of moving bodies celebrating themselves in community with others, claiming and proclaiming their identities and values. This large-scale banner features silhouettes of me and my friends painted onto sheer cloths, intertwined, embroidered, beaded, and stitched together. It hangs loosely in the space, moving on the currents of circulating viewers, inviting them to join the dance.

BASED: Minneapolis, Minnesota

BOBBLEHAUS IN 3 WORDS: Glow, twist, play

FAVORITE ALBUM: Turn This Mutha Out by Idris Muhammad (1977)

FAVORITE RESTAURANT: Namaste Cafe in Minneapolis, MN

SECRET TALENT: I play bass and sing

CHARLES BENTLEY

Photograph provided by artist (Charles Bentley)

Photograph provided by artist (Charles Bentley)

Charles Bentley is a Philadelphia raised, Brooklyn based, multi-media artist. His art practice consists of digital editing, acrylic painting, analog collage, and sculpture. Charles' primary body of work, which he has been developing since 2018, is iterative exploration of the human form combined with natural world motifs. This combination of themes acts as a visual metaphor for the simultaneous growth and decay of the elements of an individual's personality. The life cycle of these works starts digitally with found imagery. These images are then manipulated digitally, either to their final form, or are then used as the basis for paintings or multi-media works.

BASED: Clinton Hill, Brooklyn, New York

BOBBLEHAUS IN 3 WORDS: Cultural fashion vanguard

FAVORITE ALBUM: MONOVISION by Ray LaMontagne

FAVORITE RESTAURANT: Tokyo Record Bar in Greenwich Village, NY

SECRET TALENT: Cooking

AMELIA BIEWALD

Photograph provided by artist (Amelia Biewald)

Photograph provided by artist (Amelia Biewald)

Photograph provided by artist (Amelia Biewald)

The watercolor paintings by Amelia Biewald reflect her research into Renaissance eating and banquet culture.. She offers us scrumptious and alluring food presentations appropriate for the grandest dinner party. No grocery stores, no pre-packaged meats. During the Renaissance, if you could catch it, you ate it, and usually ALL of it.

BASED: High Falls, New York

BOBBLEHAUS IN 3 WORDS: Love, community, contemp-absurdity

FAVORITE ALBUM: Wet Leg by Wet Leg

FAVORITE RESTAURANT: Pomp & Circumstance in Williamsburg, NY

SECRET TALENT: Realistic bird calls

DIANE BRONSTEIN

Photograph provided by artist (Diane Bronstein)

Photograph provided by artist (Diane Bronstein)

Folklore traditionally tells of women as victims, domestic and unsophisticated and often powerless. I have been inspired to create Krivopeta, "Slovenian wild women of the wood" who control the weather, demand respect and offer solace or will destroy your life. My krivopeta live beyond the world they experienced as real humans.

BASED: Asheville, North Carolina

BOBBLEHAUS IN 3 WORDS: Colorful, fun, creative

FAVORITE ALBUM: TRUE BLOOD soundtrack

FAVORITE RESTAURANT: French Bread Chocolate Lounge in Asheville, NC

SECRET TALENT: I can imitate a lot of different bird songs. I don't know who's singing them, but they always answer back.

JOSEPH S CAVALIERI

Photograph provided by artist (Joseph S Cavalieri)

Photograph provided by artist (Joseph S Cavalieri)

Photograph provided by artist (Joseph S Cavalieri)

Photograph provided by artist (Joseph S Cavalieri)

I am interested in the cross cultural exchange of icons back and forth between the USA and Japan through the use of plastic toys. My large scale bright oil paintings, especially “Space Flyman and Punch Boy” and “Enid” paintings are from figures I bought at Toy Tokyo here in New York City.

BASED: NoLita, New York

BOBBLEHAUS IN 3 WORDS: Fancy, energetic, focused

FAVORITE ALBUM: Another Love (Zwette Edit) by Tom Odell

FAVORITE RESTAURANT: Wild Ginger in Brooklyn, NY

SECRET TALENT: Cartwheels

KIERSTAN CRAFT

Photograph provided by artist (Kierstan Craft)

Photograph provided by artist (Kierstan Craft)

Inspired by old topographical maps to plan out my paintings, similarly I used women curves as high and low points on the map, creating a guide to their highest most peaks, and inner most valleys. With these paintings I want to show women that their shape should be viewed graciously, much like the earth around us.

BASED: Seattle, Washington

BOBBLEHAUS IN 3 WORDS: Exploration, individuality, expression

FAVORITE ALBUM: Revival by Keep Flying

FAVORITE RESTAURANT: Lassi & Spice in Seattle, WA

SECRET TALENT: I can usually tell what kind of beer you drink within 30 seconds of meeting you

JACOB HICKS

Photograph provided by artist (Jacob Hicks)

Photograph provided by artist (Jacob Hicks)

Photograph provided by artist (Jacob Hicks)

I'm Jacob Hicks, a Brooklyn-based painter and educator at The Smithsonian Associates and Queens Museum. I'm working on a series of female icon oil paintings in a project called 100 Women. This was started in 2016 as a form of resistance to misogyny and racism.

BASED: Crown Heights, Brooklyn, New York

BOBBLEHAUS IN 3 WORDS: Comfortable, genderless fashion

FAVORITE ALBUM: Consequences by Joan Armatrading

FAVORITE RESTAURANT: Tony's Pizza in Brooklyn, NY

SECRET TALENT: Singing (I like to think)

LINDSEY LOU HOWARD

Photograph provided by artist (Lindsey Lou Howard)

Photograph provided by artist (Lindsey Lou Howard)

Lindsey (Lou) Howard’s work explores how food operates in our political, social, and cultural environment. Primarily working in ceramics, her sculptures engage with contemporary food politics, revealing food’s entanglements with environmental justice, capitalism, consumption, and sustainability. Howard’s food piles and food towers merge culturally defined “desirable” or “indulgent” foods to draw attention to American consumption practices and the often intertwined emotions of desire, pleasure, addiction, and guilt. These works not only physically evoke architectural or structural models of nutrition, but also capture the ostentatious spectacle of food trends and foodie culture that is largely promoted through social media and national marketing campaigns. Howard’s maximalist sculptures attempt to illuminate the standardized wasteful disposal practices and marketing strategies of the corporate food and restaurant industry. Howard asks us to reconsider the various relationships to food, ultimately revealing how industry, capitalism, and identity affect these relations.

BASED: New York City, New York

ARIELA KANAREK

Photograph provided by artist (Ariela Kanarek)

Photograph provided by artist (Ariela Kanarek)

Photograph provided by artist (Ariela Kanarek)

Photograph provided by artist (Ariela Kanarek)

Photograph provided by artist (Ariela Kanarek)

Photograph provided by artist (Ariela Kanarek)

Photograph provided by artist (Ariela Kanarek)

I'm an interdisciplinary Artist and Industrial Designer. These pieces are part of a larger collection of objects through which I employ tension and color to create form. I am bending metal rod into armatures that encapsulate space and command presence. I am wrapping them with transformed textiles in response to my intuition.

BASED: Dumbo, Brooklyn, New York

BOBBLEHAUS IN 3 WORDS: Orange, creativity, play

FAVORITE ALBUM: De Todas las Flores by Natalia Lafourcade

FAVORITE RESTAURANT: LEO in Brooklyn, NY

SECRET TALENT: Scuba diving

SEUNG-JUN LEE

Photograph provided by artist (Seung-Jun Lee)

Photograph provided by artist (Seung-Jun Lee)

Jun’s work focuses mainly on ceramics and large scale drawings idealizing internal intuition and the labor put into the analogue making process. With his main focus being drawings made from graphite, his images portray the raw expression in intertwining both nature and media culture.

BASED: Baltimore, Maryland

BOBBLEHAUS IN 3 WORDS: Electric NY fuse

FAVORITE ALBUM: Matrix<3 by Noizeegu

FAVORITE RESTAURANT: The Bun Shop in Baltimore, MD

SECRET TALENT: Lungs of steel

SCOTT LEWIS

Photograph provided by artist (Scott Lewis)

Photograph provided by artist (Scott Lewis)

Photograph provided by artist (Scott Lewis)

Photograph provided by artist (Scott Lewis)

Photograph provided by artist (Scott Lewis)

Photograph provided by artist (Scott Lewis)

My art world is inhabited by intense, extreme, vibrant and psychologically distorted denizens. I want to expose what my characters are thinking, their urges, failures, and how they view themselves. Sort [of] like interpreting them inside out!

BASED: Wallkill Hamlet

BOBBLEHAUS IN 3 WORDS: Ultra chroma thinking

FAVORITE ALBUM: Belle and Sebastian by BCC Sessions

FAVORITE RESTAURANT: Hudson Taco in Newburgh, NY

SECRET TALENT: My corner jumpshot!

BRIDGET O'BRIEN

Photograph provided by artist (Bridget O'Brien)

Photograph provided by artist (Bridget O'Brien)

I am a figurative painter interested in the unconscious awareness of environmental destruction as it exists within, and by consequence of, the human body. I work primarily with oil, acrylic, and pastel. Through viewing my work, I encourage one to consider their connection to other people, our environment, and the subconscious shared space art operates within, as equally precious.

BASED: After spending time painting the people and landscapes of Seoul, Vancouver, and Queens, I have returned to my home in the rust belt of Northeast Indiana to contemplate the connections between these particular decaying environments and our bodies.

BOBBLEHAUS IN 3 WORDS: Reimagining sustainable design!

FAVORITE ALBUM: Mood Valiant by Hiatus Kaiyote

FAVORITE RESTAURANT: Firefly Coffee House in Fort Wayne, IN

SECRET TALENT: Playing the trumpet

SOCASCETICA VIKTOR KOBLIANSKYI

Photograph provided by artist (Socascetica Viktor Kobylianskyi)

Photograph provided by artist (Socascetica Viktor Kobylianskyi)

Photograph provided by artist (Socascetica Viktor Kobylianskyi)

My concept shows how things and objects communicate with us after they’ve been through time, destruction and desolation. As if you dig out a picture from the ground after it’s been there for eternity (maybe it was there long time before our civilization or after us) and now you look at it and it still has relevance. By looking at it I want you to know that it’s been a long time since we’ve met but nothing has changed for you. It’s still the same you in a different world with the same questions and pressing issues.

BASED: Portland, Oregon

BOBBLEHAUS IN 3 WORDS: Colorful "glitchy" expression

FAVORITE ALBUM: ANIMA by Thom Yorke

FAVORITE RESTAURANT: McDonald's

SECRET TALENT: Songwriting

ABIGAIL TANKERSLEY

Photograph provided by artist (Abigail Tankersley)

Photograph provided by artist (Abigail Tankersley)

Photograph provided by artist (Abigail Tankersley)

Photograph provided by artist (Abigail Tankersley)

My name is Abigail Tankersley, a textile artist and designer originally from Knoxville, TN, currently bouncing around between a few cities. I work primarily with machine knitting, painting, sculpture, and fun stuff. My art is a way of expressing my curiosity around the way ugliness, struggle, creepiness, whatever can often transform into cute, exciting, beautiful outcomes when given the chance.

BASED: Nowhere and everywhere

BOBBLEHAUS IN 3 WORDS: "Time to smile!"

FAVORITE ALBUM: Resurgence by Kesha

FAVORITE RESTAURANT: Savoy Society in Savannah, GA

SECRET TALENT: I can win ANY thumb wrestle and I also make really good guac

KELDA VAN PATTEN

Photograph provided by artist (Kelda Van Patten)

Photograph provided by artist (Kelda Van Patten)

Photograph provided by artist (Kelda Van Patten)

I seek to invoke a sense of surprise or contradiction through the consideration of constructed photographs that occupy liminal spaces between artifice and truth, imagination and the real, and mimesis and the origin. My work starts with temporary constructions of still-life objects that I juxtapose with kitsch. I think of kitsch in terms of its 19th-century Victorian roots, as defined by Celeste Olaquiaga in The Artificial Kingdom, as myth or melancholic curiosities that simultaneously evoke desire and comfort while masking denial and loss.

BASED: Portland, Oregon

BOBBLEHAUS IN 3 WORDS: Dreamlike, exposed, zany

FAVORITE ALBUM: If I Had a Heart by Fever Ray

FAVORITE RESTAURANT: Tusk in Portland, OR

SECRET TALENT: High Flying Trapeze

MORGAN WILLIAMS

Photograph provided by artist (Morgan Williams)

I'm a Filipino and Welsh artist that focuses on the intersection of traditional film and motion graphics. I look to connect different moments in time together through multiple mediums.

BASED: New York City and London

BOBBLEHAUS IN 3 WORDS: Community, vibrance, color

FAVORITE ALBUM: Modal Soul by Nujabes

FAVORITE RESTAURANT: HOKO Hong Kong Cafe in London

SECRET TALENT: I can eat like five bowls of cereal over the course of a day

YOUKYUNG KAYCEE WOO

Photograph provided by artist (Youkyung Kaycee Woo)

Photograph provided by artist (Youkyung Kaycee Woo)

Youkyung Kaycee Woo was born in South Korea, achieved a BFA diploma at Parsons School of Design as a fashion design student in New York. Also, Kaycee studied textile design at Central Saints Martin in London UK for almost one year. She has been working as a textile and fashion designer since she graduated in 2019. She opened her textile workshop in New York City. Currently, she is working on tufting art installations for exhibitions and several art projects in New York and South Korea. Also, she opens workshops for art and textile students who want to learn tufting techniques.

MUJER WOO, Youkyung's fashion and home interior design brand, embraces time-honored techniques with her bold but feminine textile design and a modern sensibility to create unique and feminine pieces for all ages of women. Indeed, MUJER WOO's priority is producing sustainable living products and tufting artwork. All the tufting works are hand-made and made with 100% New Zealand Tex wool. Also, the brand has sustainable and unique soap shapes for zero-waste living. The designer wants customers to be intelligent, and confident, and love themselves through contemporary feminine garments and sustainable products, consider the environment, and love other people.

BASED: Portland, Oregon

BOBBLEHAUS IN 3 WORDS: Young, unlimited boundaries, color

FAVORITE ALBUM: Attention by NewJeans (뉴진스)

FAVORITE RESTAURANT: Buvette in New York / Pho Hung in Portland

SECRET TALENT: Color design, singing, knitting

ALEX YELENOC

Photograph provided by artist (Alex Yelenoc)

Photograph provided by artist (Alex Yelenoc)

Photograph provided by artist (Alex Yelenoc)

My series Treat Objects Like Food challenges what we all know as food. What happens if it is replaced by everyday objects? Warning: do not look at while eating!

BASED: Savannah, Georgia

BOBBLEHAUS IN 3 WORDS: Expressive, immersive, unorthodox

FAVORITE ALBUM: Life's a Beach by Easy Life

FAVORITE RESTAURANT: E-Tang in Savannah, GA

SECRET TALENT: Cooking and baking

ZHIYU YOU

Photograph provided by artist (Zhiyu You)

Photograph provided by artist (Zhiyu You)

Photograph provided by artist (Zhiyu You)

Photograph provided by artist (Zhiyu You)

Zhiyu is an award-winning illustrator and visual artist born in China and based in New York.
Combining painting techniques and digital drawing, Zhiyu’s vocabulary is developed from her Chinese heritage. Her work depicts the unique situations of women and minorities. She is focused on bringing out the hidden, undetected emotions beneath the surface of women's daily lives into her spotlight.

BASED: Queens, New York

BOBBLEHAUS IN 3 WORDS: Quirky, vivid, bright

FAVORITE ALBUM: Jinji Kikko by Sunset Rollercoaster

FAVORITE RESTAURANT: Tomi Jazz in NY

SECRET TALENT: Drinking five cups of coffee every day

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