On Jan 28th, Superchief Gallery NFT opened up its doors to an eager crowd of RSVPs, celebrating its new residence at the Canvas 3.0, located within the Oculus at Westfield World Trade Center. The grand opening overflowing with creators, artists, collectors and entrepreneurs exhibited digital artwork that will be dropping on Nifty Gateway, Foundation, and Manifold. This stellar example of community initiative is a single exhibition of over 40 total that Superchief will produce with their display partner WHIM in 2023. The experience places a spotlight on independent creators by providing them a safe space for digital and physical events, activations and installations. With over 300,000 daily visitors to the Westfield World Trade Center, this immersive space is making Web 3.0 more accessible and bringing high-level digital art to the masses. Underneath all of the exciting reception banter, one could overhear the gracious guests connect and explore potential opportunities within the art industry with one another. Wine and beer selections were available for each ticket holder, encouraging visitors to shift through the digital display rooms while socializing with like-minded individuals.
Superchief is no stranger to hosting international artists’ work which was abundant throughout the reception. Traditional and next-gen creators cross pollinated and shared feedback during the pleasant, rambunctious evening. The gallery was bustling with excitement and curiosity as new upcoming NFT collections were unrevealed for near-future minting. Superchief brings together art enthusiasts and crypto-collectors from all around the world, enabling them to interact and exchange ideas in a secure and meaningful way. They are playing an essential role in the development and growth of digital art and the community it serves. The gallery's mission is to help artists in the community grow by providing an outlet for their creative expression. Digital art has had an emergence in the industry as of lately with a major push coming from the adoption of blockchain technology which has created new monetary possibilities for digital creators.
Digital art has made a notable dent in traditional mediums, and it should be positioned as a good thing. Digital art, or art created through digital means, is gaining in popularity. The emergence of NFTs and Web3 is driving people to purchase digital art as collectible assets. This rise has also introduced tools that allow artists to create faster and easier than ever before. Digital art is arguably more accessible and in some cases, more affordable than traditional art which is allowing new collectors to enter the market. The emergence of this new and controversial medium is part of the revolutionary internet renaissance we are experiencing alongside other technological innovations including Artificial Intelligence, Metaverse, AR, VR and much more. Physical IRL galleries like Superchief will serve as pillars in the web3 world and push mainstream adoption of digital assets and collectibles to untapped audiences.
In March, 2021, Superchief Gallery opened its doors in New York City at its original location in Union Square, establishing itself as the World's first physical, in person NFT Gallery. Superchief Gallery has proudly teamed up with Christie’s Auction House on their first CryptoPunk Auction and produced a wide variety of NFT and art gallery events for brands like Opensea, MakersPlace, Foundation, UNICEF, The United Nations, The Ukraine, Outer Edge(NFT | LA), and NFT NYC. The gallery has crossed paths with superstar creators with massive influence in the space in both traditional contemporary and next-gen digital. These spaces are grounds for sharing experiences, asking questions, exploring ideas, breeding inspiration, and contributing to the art ecosystem by just being present and absorbing. You will often come across the most unique individuals at these functions with diversity being heavily encouraged.
Superchief recently collaborated with SCOPE Art Show during Art Basel Miami 2022, bringing together an eclectic collection of talented artists to showcase their work. The event included an educational panel followed by casual networking in a lively, social environment that featured Swansit, Gmoney, Edward Zipco, Bryan Brinkman, Benzi and others. Spectators witnessed a powerful moderation covering the creative aspect of NFTs, the future of Web3 and where art is heading as digital pieces become more respected. The now willingly doxxed Gmoney shared his latest developments in the space during the chat and panelists invited audience members to ask questions once the conversation concluded.
Superchief understands the mechanics that drive art and its value and present us with solutions that propel the creator system forward while maintaining cultural integrity. Although digital art may not be as tangible as other mediums - this does not mean it can't be experienced in the same light as its companions. Digital art is changing the way we look at collectibles and Superchief will be a catalyst in the world’s acceptance and emergence into the digital world.
If you’re looking to immerse yourself in Blockchain, Crypto, NFTs, Metaverse, entertainment and more - the biggest multi-day Web3 social convention on the West Coast is returning to LA March 20-23, 2023 as Outer Edge(formerly NFT | LA). The highly anticipated festival for creators, technologists, artists and entrepreneurs indulges in the spirit of freedom, creativity, hope, and empowering those who are passionate about building. Thousands of participants gather from all over the world to delve in well curated education during the substance packed week. Witness art activations, panels and moderations from esteemed creators and power houses, live performances, inclusive events, high-level networking and the very best Los Angeles night life has to offer. Outer Edge is an experiential event like no other - immerse yourself in LA's new role as a global conduit for the adoption of Web3 in sports, music, art, and entertainment.
This year’s event includes heavy hitting participants like actor and producer William Shatner, investor and 10x NYT best-selling author Neil Strauss, Co-Founder and Executive Chairman of Animoca Brands Yat Siu, LA Rams CCO Jennifer Prince, 2-time NBA all-star Baron Davis, IBM Web3 & Blockchain Services Lead Shyam Nagarajan, Founder of What’s Trending and Co-Founder of Peace Inside Live Shira Lazar.. just to name a few.
To attend Outer Edge 2023, you can purchase a GA or VIP ticket here; for participation, collaborations, sponsors, affiliates, volunteers and more, submit an application here.
About The Author:
Joshua Sauceda is a highly-active NJ/NYC based creative director with a focus on progressive photojournalism, documentary, art curation, cinematography, writing and filmmaking. Joshua's recent endeavors include community building, public relations and investing within the web3 space. By telling culturally important stories through media capture and a plethora of other creative solutions, Josh has a goal of empowering motivated creators and entrepreneurs.