September 4th – September 25th

The Vida Archive is a group exhibition curated by Samantha Sutcliffe which features the work of Vodka Vida, Rachel Wark, Alexey Yurenev, Samantha Sutcliffe and Arthur Arbit.

The Vida Archive invites you to step into the mental state of a thirteen year old Catholic school girl from the suburbs of New Jersey who suffers from borderline personality disorder. The gallery space will mimic Vodka’s teenage bedroom using original pieces from her archive including hand-written poems, posters and pencil drawings of her highschool enemies and unedited writing from her published art books RAGING BULL (2019), YOU NEED DISCIPLINE (2020), YAZ CAR SUICIDE (2020) and SAD SARAH (2020). Shadow box sculptures inspired by church decorations created by Arthur Arbit, an immersive kaleidoscope installation by Rachel Wark and black and white silver gelatin prints of Vodka’s bedroom taken by Samantha Sutcliffe will be displayed on the surrounding walls. Vodka’s favorite photographer Alexey Yurenev will show for the first time his archive of the Night Wolves, a Russian motorcycle club he followed around between 2015 – 2017.

Limited edition books will be for sale the night of the opening all proceeds will go to Open Path Psychotherapy Collective.

Beyond The Instant Closing Brunch

Dear Royal friends,

Please join us on Sunday October 20th from 12 – 3 pm for the closing reception of Beyond The Instant.

This is a last chance to see this group show curated by Ilona Golovina, featuring work by Drew Leventhal, Stephanie CortazzoVera Saldivar de Lira, Jean Marie Casbarian and Maddalena Arcelloni.

There will be mimosas and snacks!

Special thanks to Josh Matthews for providing delicious Dip Me Down hummus for the event!

See you at The Royal!
400 S 2nd st 11211, Brooklyn, NY

I ART New York interviews The Royal Society of American Art

Izabela and Rebecca interview one of its founders, Jason Clay Lewis, and two partner curators, Amelia Biewald, and Janet Rutkowski. Lewis, Biewald, and Rutkowski discuss exhibitions at the RSOAA’s gallery,The Royal, the history of the development of the RSOAA, and their personal artistic and curatorial processes. Additionally, Lewis reveals the RSOAA’s newest endeavor launching this month; a free and open artists’ registry with the aim of creating The Royal List an online platform for artists. The intro track is “1969” by the band American Nomads from their new single and the outro is their track titled “A Revelation’s Gonna Come”.

RG Magazine spotlight on Janet Rutkowski

Janet Rutkowski featured in RG magazine:

Art can be produced in so many various mediums there is no limit to what someone can do. From painting to welding the possibilities are endless. For the general public they rarely equate art outside of painting and drawing. Yet there are those who have been privy to the amazing work of sculpture using all types of materials. Artists like Janet Rutkowski have offered the public a taste of that type of art. Her love of art began in her early 20’s during her years at the High School of Art and Design in NYC. There she studied drawing, painting, fashion illustration, and advertising.”

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