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        VERTICAL GALLERY FEATURES HERA AND HEBRU BRANTLEY AT MONIKER NY

        Vertical Gallery is proud to be exhibiting at the prestigious Moniker Art Fair in New York. Vertical will present two solo exhibitions. In booth 11 will be HERA and in booth 12 will be Hebru Brantley. The fair takes place at the Greenpoint Terminal Warehouse in Brooklyn, NY May 3 – 6, 2018.

        In its debut New York edition, Moniker rallies against the familiar grind of the art fair season with a curated, experiential and immersive focus, creating unique settings for the display of artists and their work. With a proven track record of delivering a rich and varied program, the fair has grown significantly over the years.

        HERA (Jasmin Siddiqui) is a classically trained painter who creates emotional figures in a freestyle manner using tools including spray cans, brushes, and her hands. Her works are beautiful mixtures of fine and elegant style mixed with chaotic and even surrealistic scenes, while her subjects are usually exaggerated adults or very moving images of children. HERA’s work focuses on the representation of the human condition and experiences from childhood. It amazes her, even today, that crazy twists of fate have allowed her, the torn little self-destructive kid, to share her thoughts with strangers. She believes that graffiti saved her life. And she teaches it to any child who needs a cure from feeling invisible.

        Hebru Brantley creates narrative driven work revolving around his conceptualized iconic characters. Brantley utilizes these iconic characters to address complex ideas around nostalgia, the mental psyche, power and hope. The color palettes, pop-art motifs and characters themselves create accessibility around Brantley’s layered and multifaceted ideas. Majorly influenced by the South Side of Chicago’s Afro Cobra movement in the 1960s and 70s, Brantley uses the lineage of mural and graffiti work as a frame to explore his inquiries. Brantley’s work challenges the traditional view of the hero or protagonist. His work insists on a contemporary and distinct narrative that shapes and impacts the viewer’s gaze. Brantley earned a B.A. in Film from Clark Atlanta University, and has a background in design and Media Illustration.

        Moniker Art Fair
        HERA - Booth 11
        HEBRU BRANTLEY - Booth 12
        May 3 - 6, 2018
        The Greenpoint Terminal Warehouse, 73 West St, Brooklyn, NY 11222

        Visit https://www.monikerartfair.com for complete fair details and tickets.