Thursday, September 30, 2010

Member Spotlight: Edie Nadelhaft at The Affordable Art Fair‏

XL Cherry Biter No.5
oil on canvas, 36" x 36", 2009. $5400.

International Women Artists’ Salon is pleased to announce Salon member Edie Nadelhaft is participating in The Affordable Art Fair this weekend.
Congratulations Edie!

Please see details below.


New York City
September 30th - October 3rd, 2010

7 West 34th Street, 11th floor,
(Between 5th and 6th Avenues)
New York City

Booth #A200

Bolstering its grass roots mission to create exhibition and selling opportunities for unrepresented artists, The Art Bazaar is pleased to present the following artists at this Fall's Affordable Art Fair (AAF NYC) from September 30 - October 3rd, 2010:

    •    Jordan Faye Block
    •    Mary Chang
    •    Mary Jean Canziani
    •    Kinga Czerska
    •    Denitza
    •    Nicholas Papadakis
    •    Mark Perry
    •    Edie Nadelhaft

Bovine Portrait #339900
oil on canvas, 2010, 12 x 12 inches, $950

Artist Statement :: September 2010, AAF-NYC

The paintings and sculpture in this exhibit are representative of three distinct bodies of work.

The Cherry Biters are greatly magnified, highly detailed oil paintings of myself biting into a cherry. The perspective ranges from close to extreme close-up, culminating in a focal point narrow enough to exclude all contextual and biographical information. The biter is captured mid-chomp, teeth tearing at the fleshy fruit, suspended in a macabre state of pre-demolition. The cherry, half-chewed is often unidentifiable. Lusciously rendered in vivid hues, the pictures are decadent, and unabashedly sexual, but the subject is something more inclusive than lust. It is, rather, the totality of sensual pleasures involved in the experience: the visceral satisfaction of crushing the thing in one’s teeth, the burst of flavor, the succulent juice and finally, the satiation of hunger.

The Bovine Portraits in Hexadecimal Hue are a series of monochromatic oil paintings of cows. The work explores themes of existentialism, portraiture and the impact of the digital on visual experience. Each picture begins with a photograph that is digitally manipulated to produce a monochromatic "head shot", the hue for which is chosen from the 216 colors of the basic Web palette. The facial “expressions” implied by the anatomical idiosyncrasies of these subjects evoke a wide range of human emotions: the heavy brooding brow and steady gaze inspire touching associations of fear, innocence, anger, and vulnerability; large eyes and long lashes are at once charming and disconcerting. But the body of work as a whole is intended to be humorous as well-a little joke about the history of portraiture, which is largely a tale of the very rich immortalized in self-important displays of wealth and power. In creating these works, I have elevated cattle, a traditional symbol of said wealth, to that same stature.

The pills, like the actual drugs that inspired their design, are pretty, shiny things to chase away your blues or blahs. Inscribed with SMS shorthand, these pieces are a light-hearted send up of viral marketing and our culture's enduring love affair with the quick fix and snappy comebacks.

Edie Nadelhaft is a native of Pittsburgh, PA.  She studied painting and art history at S.U.N.Y. at Purchase and received her BFA, with honors, from the Massachusetts College of Art in 1995.  Since 1997, she has lived and worked on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. Her paintings and sculpture have been widely exhibited throughout the United States with solo shows at Kumukumu Gallery and Dance New Amsterdam in NYC, and the Affordable Art Fair NYC in September 2010. In 2008, Ms. Nadelhaft was awarded the Platte Clove Artist in Residence Grant by the Catskill Center for Conservation and Development. In her spare time, she enjoys riding her motorcycle and bad cop shows.

EDIE NADELHAFT   195 Chrystie Street, NYC 10002 | |


glass, enamel, aluminum, ping pong balls - SOLD

OPEN ARTIST STUDIO - Hosted by The Art Bazaar Artists will be working 'live' at the AAF! See the process that goes into creating a work of art and speak first hand with the artist!

    •    Friday
    •    Saturday
    •    Sunday
    •    October 1
    •    October 2
    •    October 3
    •    6.00PM - 8:00PM (Mary Chang)
    •    2:00PM - 4:00PM (Denitza)
    •    1:00PM - 3:00PM (Denitza)

The Affordable Art Fair NYC is the place to discover and buy works of art from today's hottest young talent and well-known names, with all works priced from just $100 up to $10,000. The Affordable Art Fair is for everyone, including the art savvy collector and the first time buyer.


    •    Wednesday, September 29
    6:00PM - 9:00PM (PRIVATE PREVIEW)
    •    Thursday, September 30
    •    11:00AM - 8:00PM
    •    Friday, October 1
    •    11:00AM - 8:00PM
    •    6:00PM - 8:00PM (FREE ADMISSION)
    •    Saturday, October 2
    •    11:00AM - 8:00PM
    •    Sunday, October 3
    •    11:00AM - 5:00PM


Day Pass

Code is valid for 100 entries (2 tickets each time); expires 4pm on Sunday,
October 3

Click here for Direct Link for Day Pass

Private Preview Invitation

Code is valid for 50 entries(2 tickets per entry); expires 8pm on Wednesday, September 29

Click here for Direct Link for Private Preview Invitation


$5 off General Admission
Code is valid for 150 entries; expires 4pm on Sunday, October 3

Click here for Direct Link for $5 off General Admission
Code: ARTNY5

For more information about AAF tickets, please visit the Event Registration Website.

For further information about The Art Bazaar:
Email: art (at) - Tel: 212 242 6220

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