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Hello World!

Milavec Hakimi Gallery
41 Cooper Square
East Village / Lower East Side
September 15 - October 23, 2011
Reception: Thursday, September 15, 6 - 9 PM
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Milavec Hakimi Gallery is honored to present their inaugural art exhibition Hello World! The opening reception will be held Thursday, September 15th, from 6-9pm located in their new ground floor space at 41 Cooper Square, NYC.

Milavec Hakimi Gallery, founded by Nikki Milavec and Karen Hakimi intends to promote both emerging and mid-career contemporary art of all mediums that are exceptional in a sea of complacency. This innovative contemporary art gallery, located on the ground floor of the newly constructed 41 Cooper Square is located at the center of a crossroads of cultures and viewpoints in the heart of Manhattan Island. Nikki and Karen encourage the public to regard the gallery as a public creative center, eager to interact with the public so that people may cultivate the same passion, and understanding that they themselves share for the arts, because they strongly believe that art should inspire and impact us all.

They are proud to be sharing their walls with The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, a higher learning institution that encourages independent thinkers to pursue their ideas in the fine arts, engineering and architecture, all while creating a education experience of the highest standards.

Co-curated by Kathryn Barone and Tali Wertheimer, Milavec Hakimi Gallery is delighted to present a selection of original works by artists who challenge conceptual and visual modes of contemporary representation: Baron Von Fancy, Gigi Chen, Dawn of Man, Peter D. Gerakaris, Norman Mooney, Fernando Orellana, Vargas-Suarez Universal and Ira Upin. The works are highly technical, utilizing complex materials and compositional structures to produce sophisticated chromatic schemes and draw the viewer in deeper to the works messages. Although each of the works are exceptionally individualistic, these artists are in continual flux, creating new works that are endearingly fresh. Strong pigments and patterns, which often express the greatest of emotions, also play a significant role in all of the works. Each artist practices a dynamic use of materials and vision to present the viewer with unique insight.

Hello World! is an introduction to a selection of artists who they so strongly believe in and support. Milavec Hakimi Gallery welcomes you to their permanent location at The Cooper Union New Academic Building at 41 Cooper Square with this inaugural exhibit. For further information, please visit
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