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Location: 530 West 25th Street, 4th floor, New York, NY 10001
Hours: Tuesday – Saturday 11am- 6pm

Forging Forces

July 22–August 2, 2014
Opening Reception: Thursday, July 24, 6–8 pm

Noho Gallery – M55 Art
530 West 25th Street. 4th floor New York, NY 10001 present

Forging Forces
Juan Gabriel c. Zorrilla
Recent drawings: Intricate line systems create complex compositions exploring order and form.

Forging Forces are the forces that make certain that everything remains alive.

All of them

Forging Forces are the forces which appear in all directions, with their intensities and emotions, with their colors, always one after another, always about themselves. They are the forces which demonstrate the power of life and its appearance in the process, and the realization that the force is also breathing.

They are the forces and intensities of light, of a hand, the random process of being tempted by desire, away from the right but always coming back to it when the flow takes hold and order should be.

Forging Forces are lines, black and luminous presence vessels, stroke colors, with winding leisure suits.

Forging Forces are the materialization of time, space and thought.


Juan Gabriel c. Zorrilla, born in Cali, Colombia, lives and works in New York City. He studied at The Parsons School of Design, The New School for Social Research, and The Art Students League of New York. He has had numerous solo and group exhibitions at galleries, book fairs, museums and salons in South America and NYC. He participated in the Contemporary Art and New Tendencies Conference at La Guardia Community College, LIC New York in 2011 and received an award from the Museum of Contemporary Art of Bogota, Colombia in 2002, where his work is included their permanent collection. Since 2010, while working at Space Womb, M55 Art, and Noho – M55 Gallery, Zorrilla has curated and produced over seventy exhibitions in New York City. He is currently employed as gallery director of Noho – M55 Gallery in Chelsea, New York.

Image: “Nodo” ink on paper, 27 × 20 inches, 2014

The opening reception for Juan Gabriel c. Zorrilla’s “Forging Forces – Recent Drawings” it is part of the special events of the 5th Annual Chelsea Art Walk, for more information visit

The Nude as Muse

August 5–9, 2014
Opening Reception: Thursday, August 7, 6–8 pm

Noho Gallery – M55 Art
530 West 25th Street. 4th floor New York, NY 10001 present

The Nude as Muse

Works by artists who participated in Life Drawing sessions at Noho-M55

A Pop-Up show of works on paper by Noho -M55 Gallery Life Drawing participants. Many of the drawings are of 2 or more models interacting. All works are reasonably priced and for sale. The best bargain in town.

“The Nude As Muse” show is the brainchild of Emily Stedman, who originated the Life Drawing sessions at the gallery.

“The show began as a combination of my name and my current artist focus on the nude. It’s also to provide an uncensored and free exhibition space for any artist or student interested in showing their work to the public who has attended the life drawing sessions,” Stedman said. “Life Drawing has been a popular activity at Noho-M55 for the past couple of years.”

Schedule of events for “The Nude As Muse”:

Opening reception—meet the artists and models:
Thursday August 7, 6-8 PM

Wine Tasting and closing party: Saturday August 9, 4-6 PM
Hosted by Court Wine & Spirits featuring a refreshing selection of summer wines for sale—

Free 3-hour Life Drawing Session with 5 models: Saturday August 9, 6:30-9:30 PM (by RSVP only; limited to 20 participants)

Undressed & Not

August 12–16, 2014
Opening Reception: Thursday, August 14, 6–8 pm

Noho Gallery – M55 Art
530 West 25th Street. 4th floor New York, NY 10001 present

Undressed & Not 3rd invitational members’ show, featuring art of the nude and other genres

Image: “Allison Fay,” pinhole photograph, 2013, by Dan McCormack

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