Three new exhibitions featuring the unique artwork of re-emerging older artists will be on display February 8th through March 1st at the Carter Burden Gallery, located at 548 West 28th Street #534 in Manhattan. The Carter Burden Gallery showcases the vibrant, cutting-edge and transformative art that is the product of the unique cultural wealth possessed by older professional artists.
EXHIBITS: Big Love, a group exhibition featuring fourteen gallery artists, is a visual response to a world that feels filled with anger, fear, and hostility where there should be love. Coinciding with Valentine’s Day, the show highlights a diverse range of mediums by Basia Goldsmith, Blossom Verlinsky, Cari Rosmarin, David Cerulli, Elisabeth Jacobsen, Jackie Shatz, Kate Missett, Katinka Mann, Kiyoshi Otsuka, Mary Rieser Heintjes, Mitchell Lewis, Olivia Beens, Sumayyah Samaha, and Susan Lisbin. The wide range of works include sculptural ceramic pieces on pedestals, acrylic on canvas, oil on canvas, collage and mixed media works, and wall sculptures.
In the East Gallery, Vija Doks presents large-scale paintings on paper that will transform through the duration of the exhibition as she adds depictions of animals based on those that she sees on her regular walks through the Manhattan neighborhood, Chelsea. Adjacent to the evolving installation, on a field of black, images of Woolly Mammoths and a Mob of Meerkats emerge in ghostly and luminous white, creating a striking contrast between subject and background. These pieces are part of a series that showcases the diversity and beauty of animal life, and emphasizes their fragile position in our present man-made environment.
In the West Gallery, Chris Davis presents masterfully intricate and multi-layered, laser-cut, painted wood works inspired by Asian, Islamic, and Western designs in the exhibition Layers of Dimension. These dynamic pieces display the interplay between organic and geometric, symmetry and asymmetry, and positive and negative space. Images emerge in the abstract forms that reference the linear and natural movement, much like the branches in a tree.
OPENING RECEPTION: Thursday, February 8, 2018, 6pm – 8pm
TIMES: Tuesdays – Fridays, 11am – 5pm; Saturdays, 11am – 6pm