Written by Alex Eacker
On Wednesday night, Kinfolk hosted a local art show series sponsored by Brooklyn DJ and musician Richie Quake, showcasing a cohort of local artists and their original and exclusive pieces. Quake, a DJ that hails from Carroll Gardens in South Brooklyn, curated the art section to best incapsulate the richest conversation that NYC artists have to offer. While Quake normally hosts more traditional parties at clubs across NYC, he decided that Kinfolk’s open space and modern aesthetic was more inviting of the creative community.
“I wanted to do something different to make the event special,” said Quake. “Williamsburg is such a creative area and I wanted to highlight the creative community by involving them more in the night life scene. Incorporating the arts helps differentiate us and provide a creative hub for artwork of all forms that deserve a platform.”
The four artists, Alice Plati, Kiah Celeste, Peter Perry, and Jason Fox, are talented young locals who’s artwork ranged from intimate portraits of aspiring NYC starlets to canvas paintings capturing the struggle of postmodern NYC life. The unique differences between the work of each artist was a testament to the diverse landscape of NYC’s current art community, and gave each one an opportunity to showcase some new art.
“I’ve yet to show these photos publicly,” said up and coming photographer Alice Plati. “It was great to be able to show them through this platform and give them some visibility.”