Bogota-born artist Maria L. Candanoza makes prints, books, zines, and objects — and now she’s selling art in all of those forms at her new shop, Object_ify 139.
The Lower East Side “art object store” opened up next to another Essex Street newcomer, Patacon Pisao, last Thursday, with an after-party at Niagara in the East Village. Not only is Candanoza selling local art, but she’s having local artists select her stock. A wall of zines and books was curated by Sara Grace Powell, and features everything from the June 2013 issue of Toiletpaper to a Xerox of the first three chapters of Guy Debord’s Marxist treatise Society of the Spectacle.
Among the cheekier objects are a “Drunk New York” coffee mug by B. Thom Stevenson, Carley Holtsinger’s “foozies” (described by the artist, also from Brooklyn, as “a koozie made from faux or real fur designed to keep your princess hands warm while enjoying a bubbly ‘soft drink'”), and a trio of objects created by Aria McManus: a nail-file knuckle ring, sparklers that double as incense, and a handbag made from a bodega bag.
Click through our slideshow to see what’s for sale.
Objectify, 139 Essex St., nr. bet. Rivington and Stanton Sts.; open Mon-Fri, noon-8pm, Sat-Sun, 11am-8pm