Che Jen & Kenji Kirata

"Reverberations" “Reverberations” is an exhibition featuring new works by Che Jen and Kenji Hirata, both members of the infamous “Barnstormers.”

Che Jen is a Brooklyn-based painter from South Korea, who was raised in Brooklyn.  Growing up in Brooklyn and the Lower East Side in the 1970s “defined the visual abstractions that are incorporated into my being and permeates my personality and my work.”  Her newest works are a reflection of her subconsciousness, a manifestation of the process in which ideas are born.  Che Jen has shown around the world in Milan, London, Tokyo and all over the United States, and has been featured in many publications.

Kenji Hirata is a New York-based painter from Nagasaki, Japan.  His works are influenced by the Buddhist idea that “emptiness is everything eternal.”  In his paintings, he fuses together the five natural elements of water, fire, metal, wood and soil, creating compositions that are dense, yet have open space.  Hirata is inspired by nature, and his vibrant pieces reference Jamaican dance hall sound systems, sci-fi futurism, billboards and hand painted signage of South East Asia.  From public murals, small canvases and animated works for film, Kenji Hirata is an innovative member of the contemporary art and film community.

Reverberations- Opening Night Festivities

Che Jen and Kenji Hirata's " Reverberations" opened this past thursday with a bang. Weren't able to make it? Hopefully these pics will make you feel like you were right there in the mix. Check 'em out.


 Final touches on the door outside...

chali 2na Checkin out Kenji Hirata

Thanks to all who came out. It's a stunning show!

Swing by to see the work in person if you weren't able to join us for the opening festivities. Reverberations will be open until June 25th.

Gallry hours 

Tuesday- Saturday

12pm - 6pm  and by appointment