Saturday, November 21, 2009

Diminished Capacity

FRESH Art Long Island Presents:


The Work of Albert Lee

Opening Reception Thursday, December 3rd From 7pm-11pm

at Toast Coffeehouse
242 E Main St Port Jefferson, NY

Artist Albert Lee invades Toast Coffeehouse with his gritty molotov cocktail of photography and vector graphics. With an ability to push buttons and disorient the viewer, Lee ( who is in fact color-blind ) is a self-proclaimed paparazzi of his own surroundings. Influenced by Photojournalism, Video Games, Saturday Morning Cartoons, Heavy Metal, and Surrealist Art Culture, Lee's graphic experiments play with our ideas of what's real and what is staged. A resident of Port Jefferson and first generation Korean-American, this is Albert Lee's first solo exhibition.

Live Music By The Barking Men

Monday, November 16, 2009


FRESH Art Long Island Presents


Thursday, November 19th from 8pm-11pm

Toast Coffeehouse
242 E Main St Port Jefferson, NY

GIBBERISH makes its long over due return to Toast Coffeehouse this Thursday Night. GIBBERISH is an experimental mix of spoken word, poetry, performance art, and improvisational music inspired by The San Francisco Beat Poet Scene and the current Bowery Poetry Cafe events. Come down and share your words and ideas with some like-minded souls. Music will once again be provided by Scotty Groper and Paul Mica of The Others.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

TREACHEROUS: New Work By Michael Ramirez

FRESH Art Long Island Presents:


New Work by Michael Ramirez

Opening Reception Thursday, November 5th From 7pm-11pm

at Toast CoffeeHouse
242 E Main St Port Jefferson, NY

1. hazardous because of presenting hidden or unpredictable dangers
2. characterized by faithlessness or readiness to betray trust; traitorous.
3. unstable or insecure.

Most artists' in this extremely demanding/fast paced society tend to look over what is important and push aside what they truly feel to keep up with the competition. This showing is an attempt to slow down for a bit of self evaluation. Inner most secrets and struggles are revealed when you pay close attention.
There is no graphic work here to cover up mistakes and re-touch imperfections, this is just the opposite- this is the glorification of error, for it is what we learn our greatest lessons from.

"As a young expecting Father, a Lover, a Brother, a Son- Just as a person in general I fear of one day becoming 'treacherous'. I do not want to let those I care most about down. Hopefully by putting these personal pieces out for the general public I can find the strength I need to become as strong of a person as I need to be right now."

Treach•er•ous. is artist Michael Ramirez's first solo exhibition. Michael Ramirez is a student at the School of Visual Arts, and Art Director for the online publication New York Twist Maga

Through December 1st, 2009