Bar Catalonia is a great bar, and it would be better if it wasn't so close to the throng of human bodies that is Times Square. All prejudice aside, the Anopsia exhibit was interesting, some of the work was great. The larger abstract pieces by Santiago deserved a larger space, and I would like to see more of his work. Julianne Nash's work was distressing in the best way possible. Htet San's blurred portraits using water are especially moving, she is one to watch out going into the New Year, and honestly the trip is worth it just for her.
A lot can be said about most of the artists involved, and that is the point. Bar Catalonia is a gallery and a bar, and this month's exhibition is a veritable stable of emerging artists.
Review by John Hutt
Photos by Tanya Kiseleva