Thursday, June 3, 2010
Opening Reception : June 16th 6pm-9pm
On View : June 16th - 30th
We are proud to present works by Marjorie Van Cura as the first of many on going solo shows in our newly designed Art Salon: The Widows Watch.
Marjorie Van Cura was born in Madison, Wisconsin and grew up in central Massachusetts. Her mother, a former portrait artist, was her first art teacher. Her father is a computer programmer with a diagnostics laboratory for neurological disorders. Marjorie has a BFA from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and a MFA from the University of Pennsylvania. She has had additional studies at the Worcester Art Museum and the Boston Museum of Fine Arts.
Marjorie Van Cura perceives her work as social commentary, informed by several themes of interest that include the origin and genetic make-up of species, the phenomenon of evolution, and issues of identity, alienation, and community in our Digital Age. Her mixed-media paintings combine graphic, Op-art aesthetics with invented hybrid creatures, or Chimeras, that contain human-animal-mechanical parts. She creates these Chimera figures by collaging together digital photographs of various components culled from the internet. She then draws a final version of the hybrid to use as a foundation for each of her paintings. Images are created when she places and transfers the drawing by hand several times within each composition. Optical color relationships and repetitions of shape and line dissolve into a complex pattern and create a visually intense, visceral experience.
Marjorie Van Cura has instructed students in drawing and painting courses at the Children's Museum of Manhattan, Boston Architectural Center, Abington Art Center and the University of Pennsylvania. She has been a guest critic for art classes at New York Academy of Art, Parsons School of Design, Pratt Institute and Catholic University. Marjorie Van Cura currently resides in New York and maintains a studio in Greenpoint Brooklyn. Images are online at www.marjorievancura.com.
Saturday, March 27, 2010
Thursday, March 25, 2010
TIME AND PLACE
Monday, March 22, 2010
Saturday, March 20, 2010
Eight Count Catalog
Eight Count Catalog is a curation of eight separate artists exploring different avenues within the creative process. This work has been collected in a book, or catalog format, making the art accessible to a wide audience of people. The book will be roughly 45 pages and include photography, drawing, collage, and writing samples from the eight different artists. Artists are featured below with links to reviews and samples of their work.
By: Katie Hegarty and Alexandra Barlow
BOOK RELEASE PARTY: Saturday March 20th 6pm-10pm
*Limited copies for purchase
Angie Nagel: Writer
Calvin LeCompte: Artist/Musician
Christelle De Castro: Photographer
Clynton Lowry: Artist
Damacio Ruiz: Performance Artist
Kylea Borges: Artist
Yudi Echevarria: Photographer
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