"Art Hiding in Paris" • "Still New York"
Posted on January 05 2023
Lori Zimmer: "Art Hiding in Paris"
Logan Hicks: "Still New York, A Forced Slumber in the City That Never Sleeps”
Isolation in the urban context has been a focal point of Logan Hicks’ multi-layered stenciled paintings for over a decade. When Covid19 shut down New York City on March 22nd 2020, Hicks was presented with a surreal circumstance; a desolate city that was his oeuvre of paintings come to life. As New Yorkers were ordered to PAUSE, restaurants closed, bars shuttered, museums and retail shops ceased operation, we headed into our tiny apartments for what would be several months. In contrast, Hicks hit the streets, taking this once in a lifetime opportunity to capture the city that never sleeps in a forced slumber. Still New York is a collection of over 100 of Hicks’ photographs, taken at all hours of the night in the eerie quiet of New York at rest.
“Art Hiding in Paris”, “Art Hiding in New York” and “Still New York” will all be available for purchase during the book signing.
Lori Zimmer and Logan Hicks Book Signing:
January 27, 2023 • 5:30pm - 8:00pm
Paradigm Gallery + Studio
746 S. 4th Street, 1st Floor / Philadelphia, PA 19147
email@example.com / (267)266-0073
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Lori Zimmer is a New York-based writer represented by Levine Greenberg Rostan Literary Agency and is the author of five books including Art Hiding in Paris, Running Press, 2022), Art Hiding in New York ,(Running Press, 2020), and the forthcoming Not Your Muse, (Running Press 2024). She has written a zillion art and design articles, and a growing collection of personal essays.
Zimmer currently consults as an artist liaison in copyright infringement cases for Kushnirsky Gerber PLLC, and spent 12 years as an independent art curator, curating more than 50 exhibitions and projects before retiring to focus on writing.
Maria Krasinski is illustrator of the Art Hiding series and represented by Levine Greenberg Rostan Literary Agency. Her creative work has been featured by the Chicago Public Library, Muhammad Ali Center, The Onion A.V. Club, and the Oriental Institute Museum. You can see more of her artwork here.
Maria has a background in social impact consulting, cultural diplomacy, and arts education, and currently works with a global journalism startup. A graduate of the University of Chicago and former Peace Corps volunteer in Tbilisi, she lives in Paris.
Logan Hicks is a New York based stencil artist and photographer, known for his photorealistic multi-layered stencil paintings and murals. With an old master’s approach to light, Hicks’ paintings are dimensional explorations that seek to find the soul of architectural scenes around the world. His murals can be found in prominent places such as Baltimore’s Camden Yards and Miami’s Hard Rock Stadium. He is most known for “Story of my Life”, his 2016 piece for the famed Bowery Wall, and for painting the world’s largest stencil mural, which used 19,000 square feet of stencils, in New York City’s East Harlem.
Hicks’ photograph continue to examine his fascination with desolation in dense urban areas. He has shown his photographs in galleries in New York, Paris, Miami and Brussels. Still New York is the first publication of Hicks’ photographs.
About Paradigm Gallery
Paradigm Gallery + Studio was established in 2010 by co-founders and curators, Jason Chen and Sara McCorriston. The gallery exhibits meaningful, process-intense contemporary artwork from around the world. Paradigm Gallery is globally recognized and known as a tastemaker within their greater Philadelphia arts community. As the gallery grows, it maintains its original mission to keep art accessible. Through monthly donations, free public art installations, and initiatives like Insider Picks, Paradigm Gallery, continues to be a champion of small businesses and emerging and mid-career artists.
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