December 24th – February 3rd
We are so honored to feature work by local artist Ashli Sisk for the second time. Ashli’s first series at Buunni, in 2014, featured fantastical re-imaginings of Albrecht Durer’s Rhinoceros, a famous woodcut that is one the most widely reproduced images in art history. Some of the proceeds from that project helped Ashli fund a research trip to Sumatra Indonesia and its Rhino Sanctuary, in 2015. This project fed the work created for this newest series, as well as the coloring books (also available at Cafe Buunni!) which she created as supplemental material for the Sumatran Rhino Sanctuary at Way Kambas Park in Sumatra.
Displayed alongside Ashli’s vibrant rhino series are a “bee series” and a selection of work created in conjunction with The National Audubon Mural Project in Harlem, which calls attention to the 314 birds endangered in the US. Ashli also created a mural for the project, which is located at 145st and Broadway near Asali Yoga.
Wildly imaginative, richly detailed, environmentally conscious, and amazingly beautiful, Ashli’s work is a fantasia of color and life that serves a reminder of our world’s fierce, fragile beauty. You can find more of Ashli’s work at http://ashlisiskart.squarespace.com/