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Kinfolk x Richie Quake host local artists at Kinfolk 90

September 25, 2017 | Posted in: Featured, Kinfolk 90, Venues
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.”

Alice Plati, West Village native and portrait photographer posing in front of her photo series “Viktoriya”. You can follow her @aliceplati

Over 100 people managed to come to Kinfolk 90 to peruse the artwork and enjoy the DJ sets that were going on during the showing. Quake, along with local DJ’s Matt FX and DJ Soda Pop, curated a mix of hip-hop, electric pop, and house music to go along with the iconic artwork sprawling the walls of Kinfolk.

In case you’re bummed about missing this event, you’ll be happy to know that Quake has a monthly spot at Kinfolk every first Wednesday of the month, and he plans to continue to host musicians, DJs, and local artists across mediums at each session. Catch the next First Wednesday this October 4th, 2017.

Follow @kinfolklife or @thankyourichiequake to learn more about future First Wednesdays and other events.

To see the works of all the artists and musicians who performed, check out their IG handles:

Jason Fox: @jasonxof

Kiah Celeste: @keeuhceleste

Peter Perry: @lucifer.phd

Alice Plati: @aliceplati

@mattfx

@djsodapopnyc

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