Three new exhibitions featuring the unique artwork of re-emerging older artists will be on display March 8th through March 29th 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: In the West Gallery, the installation with or without women by Carol Massa and Elisabeth Jacobsen creates a vision of a primitive woman not bound by male-centric traditions and expectations by using humble imagery and natural materials. Massa and Jacobsen constructed this installation to applaud and encourage the present movement of women on the ground marching, insisting on basic rights for women, gender parity and even Mother Earth in society and culture.
In On the Wall, an installation titled Celestial Bodies by Liz Curtin will feature more than two thousand vibrant hand cut and hand punched sewn paper circles hanging in the space. The kinetic installation mimics the stars and planets of our solar system, brought to earth. Curtin cut the circles from hand-decorated paper she made using several techniques. On the opposite wall Curtin shows collages made from the cut out remains of the circles, layering and, in some cases, stitching the paper together to create dynamic works that echo the circles they came from.
In the East Gallery, Spirited, a series of ethereal impasto oil paintings on canvas by Barbara Laube presents abstract compositions that conjure notions of spirituality, shamanism, and transformation. With a focus on the materiality of paint, the thick and highly textured surface of the work relies on the viewer’s subconscious to interpret. Also in the East Gallery, Sue Dean displays mystical and eclectic totem sculptures that reflect Eastern, Western, and tribal influences. The anthropomorphic totems are formed from various textiles, including fragments saved from her travels and found objects.
RECEPTION: Thursday, March 8, 2018, 6pm – 8pm
TIMES: Tuesdays – Fridays, 11am – 5pm
Saturdays, 11am – 6pm