Archive for June, 2010



June 20, 2010

Aldo Tambellini creating a circle in performance; "Woman in the 21st Century: Margaret Fuller and the Sacred Marriage at Pierre Menard Gallery, 19 June 2010

“…the self out-cast artist has failed to realize where his job lies and because of a certain “romantic” attitude upon his part objected in becoming a sociable human being and wanted to be either left alone or left in the hands of a business-man dealer who nursed the desire of the artist who wanted to create, not for the benefit of society, but making art a release of his own frustration.  In wanting to be “Modern,” the artist  saw himself being pushed out as an individual and his attitude became one of screaming and protests…

“Collaboration will mean reentering and participating with the spirit of our time.  Collaboration will mean integrating the arts and thus make one aware of the important task which each individual contributes in his field.  Collaboration will establish contacts with artist all over the world. For collaboration will mean participation of every country towards the importance of social projects.  This will establish a universal visual language.  This will break down national egoism and isolation which has become the cause of many past antagonisms.  Collaboration will be an incitement for construction towards spiritual and social projects in which man will apply his effort towards the benefit of humanity.  Collaboration will bring the synthesis of the arts.  Collaboration will re-evaluate the artist as a participant and a member of his society.  It will then offer a place and demand for the artist who has always, during the history of time, increased the spiritual enjoyment of our life.”

— Aldo Tambellini

“Toward an Age of Integration and Collaboration of the Arts”

June, 1954



June 16, 2010





Sunday, June 20th, 2:00pm

Free to the public

In conjunction with our current exhibition:

Woman in the 21st Century: Margaret Fuller and the Sacred Marriage

A continued collaboration by Michael Manning & Mark Wiener

accompanied by Curator Lisa Paul Streitfeld reading Margaret Fuller’s alchemical poetry


live streaming video on

the completed painting will be exhibited at

HP Garcia Gallery, August 04-21, 2010

Michael Manning and Mark Wiener collaborated on Above Ground Performance; Venus Resurrected a September 25, 2009performance painting at HP Garcia Gallery in New York City live on ustream.


Michael Manning is a mythological painter creating narratives surrounding the birth of a new cosmology.  Working in issues of morality, morality and justice, he creates stories from an individual point of view but with universal significance and meaning.  His focus is the central archetypal figure of the hero.  With the traditional journey presented by Joseph Campbell as a starting point, extraordinary deeds and adventures  are substituted with events that abound in everyday life. The end results are narrative paintings that use allegorical images to show daily events as equivalent to the actions of a classic mythological hero.

Mark Wiener is an abstract painter who studied under Bauhaus influences at Philadelphia College of Art, where he focused onpainting and photography. In 2007 he took on re-defining what he calls the “Cross Narrative” between action painting and minimalism,a dialogue between geometric worlds and fluid visual languages on canvas, wood, vellum and similar substrates. Mark Wiener exhibits inLos Angeles, London, Paris, Milan and Tokyo, as well as New York, his studio is in NYC’s West Chelsea Art District.

Lisa Paul Streitfeld is a cultural writer, metaphysician, curator, performance artist, educator and pioneer of new art forms for the 21st century.  Her innovations in expression occur at the intersection of new technology with business, metaphysics and fine art.  For a decade she was a regular critic for Tribune newspapers in the New York metropolitan area, interpreting a new movement in over 300 reviews and articles.

In 2006, she was a recipient of the Unitarian Universalist Margaret Fuller Award for a 21st century theology of the hieros gamos derived from mystery schools around the globe.  Currently, she is exploring the multimedia avenues by which she can communicate a new art theory to a broad public.  These include: art exhibitions, fiction and non-fiction books, catalogue essays, blogs, websites, live performance, art talks, video and television.  A member of the U.S. chapter of the International Association of Art Critics (AICA), she contributes to several media outlets, anthologies and operates a series of blogs presenting a new art movement along with the dissemination of her newly published Critical Trilogy series: