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The Barn

56 2nd Street
Albany, NY 12210

Stage 1

46-48 North Swan Street
Albany, NY 12210




The Color and The Shape

Albany Barn, Inc. will present “Color of The Mind – Living Walls” on Friday, September 2, 2011, at Stage 1, Albany Barn’s headquarters and community art space located at 46-48 North Swan Street. A reception will be held from 5:00pm – 9:00pm in conjunction with the monthly “1st Friday” arts walk in the City of Albany. Refreshments will be served and the 1st Friday Trolley will provide complimentary transportation to and from the venue. The artwork will be on display throughout the month of September. Admission is free.

‘Color of The Mind,’ is a look into the different techniques and the intrinsic value of the ways that color can shape your life. The exhibition will feature the works of Gregory Maxwell Dunn, VRNO and Javier Jiminez.

Gregory Maxwell Dunn is a sensational artist from Albany, NY. Having grown up skating since the ’80s, his street roots sing in his work. His work has also been described as psycho-surrealistic, combining city landscapes into faces. Using canvas and found materials, he gives us a visual window into the workings of his head.

VRNO is an artist who hails from Michigan. He has created a static reality of color that he can effectively translate for the world to enjoy. A very hard man to get a hold of, he enjoys anonymity and prefers it to be able to create.

Javier Jiminez is a screen printer from Rockford, IL. He has created a unique and intrinsic dot matrix pattern for printing that only he holds the key to. Using this technique, he has adapted imagery of his favorite things from childhood in effective and neon colors to complement his patterns.

“Color of the Mind,” is produced by Albany Barn, Inc and the Albany County Historical Association. Albany Barn is a local nonprofit 501(c) (3) organization developing a permanent creative arts incubator and community arts center in Albany, NY called The Barn. Albany Barn has partnered with the Albany Housing Authority and the City of Albany to redevelop St. Joseph’s Academy, a long-vacant former school building in the Arbor Hill neighborhood, for that purpose. Stage 1 is located one block from St. Joseph’s Academy. The Albany County Historical Association, headquartered at the historic Ten Broeck Mansion in Albany’s Arbor Hill community, is a nonprofit 501(c) 3 organization dedicated to promoting, preserving and presenting the history and culture of Albany County.

Samson Contompasis also assisted in curating the exhibit. Contompasis is director of the Marketplace Gallery and a driving force behind “Living Walls: Albany,” envisioned as a city-wide art and urban education conference. Living Walls is set to take place over three days in September at venues throughout the city. It’s conceived of as a public symposium on a grand scale—a meeting of the minds, brushes, spray cans and other more obscure modalities of expression. Go to for info.

WHAT: “Color of the Mind – Living Walls” – Collected works of Gregory Maxwell Dunn, VRNO, and Javier Jiminez
DATE: Friday, September 2, 2011
WHERE: Stage 1: 46-48 North Swan Street
TIME: 5:00pm – 9:00pm in conjunction with “1st Friday”

Gregory Maxwell Dunn


Javier Jiminez


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