The Artist Coup at Seventh Heaven in Park Slope

IMG_0695My new business venture as an Art Dealer came to fruition this Sunday at the Seventh Heaven Street fair in Park Slope. Spanning from 18th street until Flatbush Avenue, the streets were interspersed with food vendors, local restaurateurs, musicians, boutique shops, activities for the kids and local artists exhibiting their work. The mosaic of artists was nestled on Seventh Avenue between Carroll and President Street creating a synergy of innovation, stimulation and the Brooklyn avante garde alongside the renowned brownstones of Park Slope.

IMG_0700My artist, David Macaluso, received an extremely warm reception by the crowd. At any given point, people clustered outside the “pop up gallery” lured in by the assortment, diversity and distinction of his work. Most assumed this had been a compilation of multiple artists and were fascinated when they learned it was the collection of a single individual. David’s pieces really beguiled the crowds.

Families were engulfed by his abstract paintings, mixed mediums and photo-realistic art work. A select few picked up on social, economic and cultural themes while others focused on color schemes, decorating interior spaces and emotions evoked by the work.

I delighted in having conversations with the families who stopped by to talk about what the pieces meant for them. Hearing the kids talk about the artwork was especially refreshing as I find the child’s eye (and mind) to be particularly fascinating as it is unadulterated. The kids really loved Microwave Sky!

Microwave Sky by David Macaluso

A personal favorite of mine is Reflection.

Reflection by David Macaluso

My artist postulates…

If you look hard enough at a work of art, and get quiet enough, you will hear your own voice speaking back to you as you interact with a work.  This is the true meaning of art, imposed by the viewer, evoked by the work, an oblique means of self-discovery, much like a dream.  But, if the mind is really still, and the artwork has merit, its harmonies will arrest you as they sing to you in silence.  This is epiphany. – David Macaluso


Here are some photos from the grand old time we had at The Artist’s Coup. Friends and family came by to support us and our new business alliance. A special thank you to my lovely assistant (and sister-in-law), Claudia, for helping me (wo)man the Coup!

IMG_0722 IMG_0724 IMG_0727 IMG_0729 IMG_0733 IMG_0749 IMG_0750 IMG_0753 the chicks and the coop




About Maya

I like words like "labyrinthian," "kerfuffle," and "serendipitous" because they're mellifluous. I love poetry, pumpkin ales, sangria, long summer days, Fall foliage, going out of my way to step on crunchy leaves in October, live music, Jazz, Salsa dancing, theater, film (foreign and indie), the arts (myriad varieties), dance (in theory and practice) and any place where I can sit outdoors and take it all in.
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2 Responses to The Artist Coup at Seventh Heaven in Park Slope

  1. Joe says:

    Great post and photos Maya, looks like everyone had a blast 🙂

  2. Joe says:

    So true 🙂 Have a great day Maya 🙂

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