VESPA Projects

Ask me anything   VESPA Properties Group, LLC,curates and hosts art exhibitions, poetry readings and other events as VESPA Projects.

silenzio . ..
by Orazio

come see at VESPA Projects this Saturday December 7, 6-8 pm

silenzio . ..

by Orazio

come see at VESPA Projects this Saturday December 7, 6-8 pm

— 4 months ago
Orazio Art →

Orazio’s website …please take a look and come out to our opening this Saturday evening.

— 4 months ago
Orazio – Begins December 11th, 2013 | Court Tree Collective →

in conjunction with VESPA Projects’ T E R R A E, paintings by Orazio

— 5 months ago
VESPA Projects at VESPA Properties Group in Cobble Hill is proud to host its seventh art exhibition, T E R R A E, the paintings of Orazio (opening December 7th and running through February 8, 2014).
In this, our second exhibition featuring Orazio’s work, we will be showing canvases he calls T E R R A E or Lands. Built layer-upon-layer, these works are made using Orazio’s signature technique, which is defined by a visceral working of pigment and a stripping away to uncover what lies beneath. Some graffiti, some markings some colors are revealed; some stay hidden.
These bold and visually rich canvases are at once abstract and expressive, evoking the ravages, both beautiful and destructive of time itself.
Here is a short video by Court Street Collective of Orazio working in his studio and in his Brooklyn garden:  
(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3FFaxROFs1A&feature=youtu.be)
The founders and brokers of VESPA, Pietro Costa (a sculptor) and Denver Butson (a poet), met and collaborated as artists before opening their highly successful boutique real estate firm in Cobble Hill in 2007, after winning a New York Foundation for the Arts grant for their artist’s book collaboration, Blood Works. Costa and Butson have re-designed their space to expand their personalized approach to real estate services and to enlarge the scope of their community and arts events. They are thrilled to be hosting this show and unveiling their newly re-finished space.
Opening Reception: Saturday, December 7, 6-8 pm 
December 7, 2013 – February 8, 2014 
VESPA Projects 262 Court Street Brooklyn, NY 11231

“Within the surface of the painting, [Orazio] creates many passages which draw the viewer deeper into realms of mystery lurking just below the surface. They offer us a glimpse of what lies within, and of a deeply rooted identity with his “earth” and all that carries with it.” From Craig Seligman’s Notes on Terrae

In conjunction/collaboration with VESPA’s exhibition of Orazio’s work, Court Tree Collective (371 Court Street and www.courttree.com) will be exhibiting paintings from Orazio’s MAP series. Opening on December 11 at Court Tree, the exhibition will also be accompanied by a cooking demonstration by Orazio on December 14. Court Tree Collective is a group of artists with a shared aim of bringing art and cultural events to Carroll Gardens.
Founded by Stephen Lipuma (photographer) and Amy Ng (art director) in August of 2013, Court Tree hosts unique events including gallery programs and workshops, art classes and cooking demonstrations. Court Tree is proud and honored to be collaborating with Vespa Projects to celebrate the spirit of Orazio’s work.
Court Tree Opening: Wednesday, December 11, 7:00 -9:00 PM
*Orazio’s Cooking Demonstration, Saturday December 14, 2:00 – 5:00 
Exhibition runs December 11 – December 31
Court Street Collective
371 Court Street Brooklyn, NY 11231

VESPA Projects at VESPA Properties Group in Cobble Hill is proud to host its seventh art exhibition, T E R R A E, the paintings of Orazio (opening December 7th and running through February 8, 2014).

In this, our second exhibition featuring Orazio’s work, we will be showing canvases he calls T E R R A E or Lands. Built layer-upon-layer, these works are made using Orazio’s signature technique, which is defined by a visceral working of pigment and a stripping away to uncover what lies beneath. Some graffiti, some markings some colors are revealed; some stay hidden.

These bold and visually rich canvases are at once abstract and expressive, evoking the ravages, both beautiful and destructive of time itself.

Here is a short video by Court Street Collective of Orazio working in his studio and in his Brooklyn garden:  

(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3FFaxROFs1A&feature=youtu.be)

The founders and brokers of VESPA, Pietro Costa (a sculptor) and Denver Butson (a poet), met and collaborated as artists before opening their highly successful boutique real estate firm in Cobble Hill in 2007, after winning a New York Foundation for the Arts grant for their artist’s book collaboration, Blood Works. Costa and Butson have re-designed their space to expand their personalized approach to real estate services and to enlarge the scope of their community and arts events. They are thrilled to be hosting this show and unveiling their newly re-finished space.

Opening Reception: Saturday, December 7, 6-8 pm

December 7, 2013 – February 8, 2014 

VESPA Projects 262 Court Street Brooklyn, NY 11231

“Within the surface of the painting, [Orazio] creates many passages which draw the viewer deeper into realms of mystery lurking just below the surface. They offer us a glimpse of what lies within, and of a deeply rooted identity with his “earth” and all that carries with it.” From Craig Seligman’s Notes on Terrae

In conjunction/collaboration with VESPA’s exhibition of Orazio’s work, Court Tree Collective (371 Court Street and www.courttree.com) will be exhibiting paintings from Orazio’s MAP series. Opening on December 11 at Court Tree, the exhibition will also be accompanied by a cooking demonstration by Orazio on December 14. Court Tree Collective is a group of artists with a shared aim of bringing art and cultural events to Carroll Gardens.

Founded by Stephen Lipuma (photographer) and Amy Ng (art director) in August of 2013, Court Tree hosts unique events including gallery programs and workshops, art classes and cooking demonstrations. Court Tree is proud and honored to be collaborating with Vespa Projects to celebrate the spirit of Orazio’s work.

Court Tree Opening: Wednesday, December 11, 7:00 -9:00 PM

*Orazio’s Cooking Demonstration, Saturday December 14, 2:00 – 5:00 

Exhibition runs December 11 – December 31

Court Street Collective

371 Court Street Brooklyn, NY 11231

— 5 months ago
Denver Butson recently had his poem, Never Mind, published to the Writer’s Almanac. Click through to read on the site: http://writersalmanac.publicradio.org/index.php?date=2011/11/28

Denver Butson recently had his poem, Never Mind, published to the Writer’s Almanac. Click through to read on the site: http://writersalmanac.publicradio.org/index.php?date=2011/11/28

— 2 years ago
Grace  - 10 years since. by Pietro Costa opened in Miami in conjunction  with Art Basel weekend…
Opening Reception December 2, 2011 6 to 8 pm 3220 NW 7th Ave, Miami FL 33127 On view until January 29th  open to the public Thursday through Saturday 10:00 - 4:00 pm and by appointment.
Follow Grace - 10 years since.  by Pietro Costa on Facebook.
Grace - 10 years since. by Pietro Costa opened in Miami in conjunction with Art Basel weekend…
Opening Reception December 2, 2011 6 to 8 pm
3220 NW 7th Ave, Miami FL 33127
On view until January 29th
open to the public Thursday through Saturday 10:00 - 4:00 pm and by appointment.

Follow Grace - 10 years since. by Pietro Costa on Facebook.

— 2 years ago
Bertrand Delacroix Gallery is pleased to  present grace - 10 years since…, a light sculpture installation by  Pietro Costa, on view at 314 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn. The sculpture’s  fourth showing commemorates the 10th anniversary of 9/11.  With this  presentation, Bertrand Delacroix Gallery is honored to pay tribute to  victims and survivors of this tragic event.
grace, by Brooklyn-based artist Pietro Costa, is composed of  concentric red neon rings suspended from a 20 foot ceiling, forming a  swaying tower of light that serves as a memorial for the victims of  9/11.  This ethereal tower is composed of neon rings held in position  vertically without fixed points or knots, only by the simple tension  exerted by four plumb bobs.
The morning of September 11th, 2001, Costa, along with fellow  residents of Cobble Hill and Downtown Brooklyn, experienced a shower of  paper floating down from the sky. Burnt, tattered and sometimes intact  papers were strewn on the streets from the offices of the thousands of  people who perished that morning in the World Trade Center.
Costa recalls, “After the attack, I’d been having this recurring  dream – not a dream, actually a nightmare. The sky was raining paper. It  haunted me and I couldn’t ignore it. I couldn’t keep making art without  absorbing this experience.  I knew exactly what the answer to my  nightmare was: I needed to physically introduce this occurrence into the  sculpture in a way that would memorialize those who were gone. I wanted  to include an interactive component, something that the viewer could  pick up and take away, just as all of us, who were in New York on  September 11th take that day with us everywhere – even now, ten years  later.”
Scattered around the base, in the form of a wreath, Costa places  individual strips of paper representing the victims of September 11th;  including their names, ages, employers and job titles, as well as where  they were situated when they died. Among these are the names of the  hijackers as well as blank strips representing the unknown quantity of  the homeless and undocumented New York City residents. Visitors are  encouraged to take a strip of paper with them. As they are collected,  the strips are refreshed with a new batch. READ MORE

Bertrand Delacroix Gallery is pleased to present grace - 10 years since…, a light sculpture installation by Pietro Costa, on view at 314 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn. The sculpture’s fourth showing commemorates the 10th anniversary of 9/11.  With this presentation, Bertrand Delacroix Gallery is honored to pay tribute to victims and survivors of this tragic event.

grace, by Brooklyn-based artist Pietro Costa, is composed of concentric red neon rings suspended from a 20 foot ceiling, forming a swaying tower of light that serves as a memorial for the victims of 9/11.  This ethereal tower is composed of neon rings held in position vertically without fixed points or knots, only by the simple tension exerted by four plumb bobs.

The morning of September 11th, 2001, Costa, along with fellow residents of Cobble Hill and Downtown Brooklyn, experienced a shower of paper floating down from the sky. Burnt, tattered and sometimes intact papers were strewn on the streets from the offices of the thousands of people who perished that morning in the World Trade Center.

Costa recalls, “After the attack, I’d been having this recurring dream – not a dream, actually a nightmare. The sky was raining paper. It haunted me and I couldn’t ignore it. I couldn’t keep making art without absorbing this experience.  I knew exactly what the answer to my nightmare was: I needed to physically introduce this occurrence into the sculpture in a way that would memorialize those who were gone. I wanted to include an interactive component, something that the viewer could pick up and take away, just as all of us, who were in New York on September 11th take that day with us everywhere – even now, ten years later.”

Scattered around the base, in the form of a wreath, Costa places individual strips of paper representing the victims of September 11th; including their names, ages, employers and job titles, as well as where they were situated when they died. Among these are the names of the hijackers as well as blank strips representing the unknown quantity of the homeless and undocumented New York City residents. Visitors are encouraged to take a strip of paper with them. As they are collected, the strips are refreshed with a new batch. READ MORE

— 2 years ago
On June 22nd, as a sponsor of the BoCoCa Arts Festival, Vespa Properties was excited to host a music performance featuring Gilbane Peck and Lisa O’Brien. The event was free and open to the public as part of the BoCoCa Arts Festival’s mission statement, to “Connect Emerging Artists, Local Businesses and the Public to Challenge the Perception of Art and Foster Community.” Learn more about the Festival here: http://www.bococaartsfestival.com/index.php.

On June 22nd, as a sponsor of the BoCoCa Arts Festival, Vespa Properties was excited to host a music performance featuring Gilbane Peck and Lisa O’Brien. The event was free and open to the public as part of the BoCoCa Arts Festival’s mission statement, to “Connect Emerging Artists, Local Businesses and the Public to Challenge the Perception of Art and Foster Community.” Learn more about the Festival here: http://www.bococaartsfestival.com/index.php.

— 3 years ago
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