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“LOVE WARRIOR” Art Print Exhibition / NYC

May 02nd, 2016 | Category: Exhibitions

SAVE THE DATE! – Press Release coming soon…

Toofly Love Warrior Art Print Exhibit

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TOOFLY “LOVE WARRIOR” ART PRINT EXHIBITION at My Plastic Heart / New York City.
New York City, New York—May 24th, 2016—A month from now, world renowned street artist, designer, and social entrepreneur, Maria “TOOFLY” Castillo brings together the complete “LOVE WARRIOR” ART PRINT series to New York City’s My Plastic Heart Gallery on Friday, June 24th, 2016. An anticipated exhibition in the heart of downtown’s Lower East Side. Held from 6PM to 10PM, arts enthusiasts, tastemakers, press and friends will get to view the series that inspired a completely new direction for TOOFLY. Admiring a palpable presence of feminine power immersed in the rising spiritual.
The exhibition will run for one week June 24th – July 1st.
LOVE WARRIOR is Toofly’s new series of work deeply rooted in merging both her Ecuadorian heritage and upbringing on the streets of New York City. The series boasts images of strong, sensual, indigenous womxn, adorned with warrior markings to portray the deep reserves of strength inherited from ancestral experiences.
Throughout TOOFLY’s travels to North and South America, she used her sketches, illustrations, and street works to capture a myriad of perspectives around womxn’s attitudes, feminism, and spirituality.
The “around the way girl” has matured; she’s tapped into contemporary messages about going “back to your roots” in order emerge as a “Free Spirit,” “Native Soul,” and “Freedom Dreamer” – which also happens to be the names of a few limited edition prints on display. Works are celebrated via different mediums: paper, apparel works, and rich photography of TOOFLY’s colorful aerosol murals throughout Latin America. Each of her pieces serve as an inspiration to travel, love, create, and experience the freedom of letting go from all that holds us back.
OPENING 6/24:
6-8PM
Complimentary Drinks by Crafty Cocktales© // http://craftycocktales.com/
Event Photography by Alexandra Henry of @streetheroines // www.alexandrahenry.com
Exclusive Print Release 16″X16″ of “Native Soul”, and Free Spirit.
Toofly Shop: Prints, T-Shirts, Tank Tops, Stickers, Notebooks, and more available to purchase for 1 week at My Plastic Heart June 24th -July 1st.
Follow @Toofly_Shop on Instagram and #tooflyshop #lovewarrior hashtags for special deals leading up to the opening!
Gallery / Store Hours:
Tues – Sat 12pm-7pm
Sun 12pm-5pm
*** CLOSED MONDAYS ***
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NATIVE SOUL by Toofly

May 01st, 2016 | Category: Art & Design,Exhibitions,IN THE ZONE...

“Native Soul” One of my first sketch/ink drawings that set off the “Love Warrior” series…

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The original ink drawing was damaged by my ice tray ( bad habit ) but I scanned and cleaned it up in photoshop to save the digital image.

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I made a 16″X 16″ black & white giclee print that many loved and went on to become a limited line of totes at the pop-up shops held in summer and Holiday. The print is available on the shop ( limited QTY ) —> www.tooflynyc.com/shop $100.00US – ships worldwide.

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Because April is a super rainy month in Ecuador, I decided it was the perfect time to start painting! I can’t go outside my patio much to soak up some sunshine and care for my garden. I’m indoors with music, paint, and an array of illustrations that are ready to bloom. Construction of my art studio is on hold for now so I set up a little corner in my office to rock. I can’t wait to have a whole floor dedicated to my paintings! I get excited when I think about it. When it’s ready I will go BIG YEO! Until then Native Soul, and the entire LOVE WARRIOR series will take form day by day. Will this become a print by June’s “Love Warrior Art Print Exhibit ” at my Plastic Heart ??? not sure…follow IG! and save the date JUNE 24th NYC!!!

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Toofly Love Warrior Native SOul Process

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Follow the process on IG: @TOOFLY_NYC

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