This collaborative project brings together a duel presentation of two exciting Ethiopian-American artists, Tariku Shiferaw and Luam Melake - represented by Addis Fine Art - a pioneering gallery from Ethiopia. Now working in Brooklyn, the artists fuse the cultural influences of their backgrounds and their lives in New York. Their diasporic origins are similar, although their creative artistic approaches and processes are quite distinct. Despite the different approaches, both artists create abstract compositions using carefully selected multilayered materials that represent the interconnectivity of art and industry. Their work equally portrays intangible, abstract narratives that evoke the viewer’s emotions and memory.
Private View is located at 66 Crosby Street, #5F, in the heart of Soho, NYC. Set in an old-school loft, it is a multidiscipline outpost for exhibitions, lectures, showcases, and special projects. Private View provides a new type of program platform that encourages social engagement and experimentation within contemporary art and tangential practices by partnering with an international community of artists, galleries, institutions and residencies.