NEW YORK — Bikini Edit (http://bikiniedit.com) has added production/post production veteran Cary Flaum as executive producer. The move follows the studio’s recent relocation to New York City's Lower East Side Gallery District and the opening of its Site 57 gallery space.
Flaum was executive producer and head of production for creative production company Shilo since 2013. During his tenure, he helped the company add creative and marketing talent to its staff, while spearheading groundbreaking film, television and experiential projects for top-tier clientele.
"Cary is a forward thinker who values seeing and producing masterful work in new and innovative ways," says Avi Oron, owner of Bikini Edit and Site 57. "I'm very impressed with the breadth and quality of the work he has done over the years. Cary is the right fit for Bikini's commitment to quality work, culture and values."
"Those in commercial production at the highest level are very familiar with Avi Oron and Bikini Edit," adds Flaum. "In the weeks ahead, we will be bolstering our roster of acclaimed editors. With Site 57, we look forward to expanding upon the foundation of fine art by inviting ad industry artists to participate in our program."
Site 57 has created an affiliated gallery program that will present exhibitions, installations and events showcasing new work in contemporary visual art, film and video. The space offers creative opportunities for directors, cinematographers, creative teams, and Flame artists to show their work.
"Anyone who works in film, television and advertising can appreciate unbridled opportunities to fully express artistic abilities, whether it's in traditional or non-traditional art,” says Oron. “We invite artisans throughout the creative industries to participate in this program."
Site 57's calendar (http://site57gallery.com) is already filling up with shows, including an exhibition of video works from the Assume Vivid Astro Focus collective that opened on February 25th and will run through late March. Previous shows have included works by Michael Zelehoski, Adrian S. Bara and Mario Navarro, among others.
Top photo (L-R) Flaum and Oron