Carter Burden Gallery Announces Three New Exhibitions by Re-Emerging Older Artists
Three new exhibitions featuring the unique artwork of re-emerging older artists will be on display October 17 – November 13, 2019 at the Carter Burden Gallery, located at 548 West 28th Street #534 in Manhattan. The Carter Burden Gallery, now in its 10th year, showcases the vibrant, cutting-edge and transformative art that is the product of the unique cultural wealth possessed by older professional artists.
In the East Gallery, the exhibition “Memories and Miracles” will feature mixed media paintings and abstract works by Margie Schaffer Steinmann and Leslie Shaw Zadoian. Born and raised in Manhattan, Steinmann uses an assembly of colors, lines and forms to recreate scenes of her native city. Her pieces are meant to evoke questions and encourage viewers to develop a different perspective of the scene. Steinmann – who dedicates her exhibit to her Father, who was born 100 years ago – has exhibited her pieces in Lincoln Center, the Aljira Center for Contemporary Art, 3 to 1 Gallery, Washington Square Gallery and First Street Gallery.
Inspired by nature, manufactured and discarded objects, Zadoian presents two abstract works titled Memories of Greece and Dreamcatcher. Using a combination of shapes, lines, color and textures, Zadoian’s works are intended to encourage viewers to discover their own story for each piece. Before becoming a full-time artist in 2005, Zadoian worked as a writer, editor, and graphic designer in publishing. Her work is displayed in private collections in the U.S. and Europe, and has been exhibited throughout New York and the country.
The West Gallery will feature artist Grace Bakst Wapner in the exhibition “Head, Heart, Hand.” In her most recent pieces, Wapner uses a rich color palette to calm the distinctive surfaces of her paintings. The surfaces of each piece are composed of a variety of materials such as jute, canvas and buckram, and have been hand stitched together to symbolize a harmony between the head, heart and hands. Wapner accolades include receiving the National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in Sculpture Award in 1978-1979, a National Academy of Arts and Letters Purchase Prize Award in 2013, and an Outstanding Achievement in the Arts Award from the Byrdcliffe Guild in 2015. She has been in over 100 exhibitions in New York City.
For the On the Wall exhibit, artist Vicki Khuzami will explore the action of collecting in her installation I am the Octopus. Presenting two 8-foot long paintings, positioned on opposite walls, Khuzami has painted each piece with a giant octopus tentacle, that wraps around objects it has discovered at the bottom of the ocean. The pieces signify the octopus’ curiosity as it wanders and collects objects to enhance its life. As a lifelong collector, the artist identifies with the undersea creature. Khuzami, a painter, illustrator, and muralist, studied at Parsons School of Design and the School of Visual Arts, and traveled around the world before opening her own studio in 1995. Her murals can be found in the Capitol Building, the New York Botanical Garden, Bloomingdale’s, Disneyland Tokyo, and the National Park Service.
OPENING RECEPTION:Thursday, October 17, 6pm - 8pm
EXHIBITION DATES:Thursday, October 17, 2019 – Wednesday, November 13, 2019 (select days/times below)
TIMES:Tuesdays – Fridays, 11am – 5pm Saturdays, 11am – 6pm
Venue: Carter Burden Gallery
548 West 28th Street, #534
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