Carter Burden Gallery
Please join us May 30th Opening Reception from 6-8pm
of three new exhibitions at the Carter Burden Gallery!
Show dates: May 30-July 3, 2013
Tues-Fri 11a-5p, Sat 11a-6p
548 West 28th Street, #534
(between 10th & 11th Aves.)
The East Gallery space will feature the recent sculpture of Jonathan Bauch in his second solo show with the gallery, Personal Manufacturing. Bauch adroitly manipulates welding technology, transforming the hard steel he starts with into the delicate organic forms of his sculpture. In taming the hard steel substance, the industrial quality of the medium is tempered by the indelible mark of the human hand in the work, visible in both monumental floor sculptures and smaller, intimate wall pieces. The resulting pieces seem to defy their material, exhibiting lacy and animate qualities that engage the viewer in a visual dance, following the shapes and curves as they undulate through the work.
The West Gallery space will feature the mixed media work of Mitch Lewis in his first solo show with the gallery, Connections. Lewis explores human sensuality and the relationship between men, women and the environment, using vivid color, motifs and shapes that have played a part in his personal and artistic history. The work exhibits an almost hieroglyphic quality, at once inviting and frustrating the viewer to try and decipher its personal message.
The Carter Burden Gallery is also very excited to announce the launch of On the Wall, a new public installation space immediately outside the gallery, that will feature unique art installations created for public display during each exhibition period. The inaugural On the Wall installation will feature the work of artist Carol Massa. In her installation, Massa will explore the concept of “reflection…revision…and renewal” through the integration of existing and new drawings into a large assemblage piece.
The Carter Burden Gallery, formerly gallery 307, is committed to empowering re-emerging older professional artists through exhibition and cultivation of their work, based solely on quality and impact, providing a jumping off point for an entire population of under appreciated and under exhibited visual artists. These artists have faced increasingly limited opportunities to show their work as they age, despite any past renown. In focusing on under-represented artists, the gallery has developed a roster that equally includes female and male artists, knowing that the gallery world in general does not equally represent women. Our interest is in reversing these trends.
The legacy attached to over 50 years of career art making is significant not only to the art community, but the city as a whole. Since its inception in 2009, the gallery has exhibited artists that are part of permanent private and museum collections and recipients of prestigious arts awards, including grants from The Pollock-Krasner Foundation and The Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation. Over 400 artists have submitted work for consideration and the gallery has had over 29 solo and group shows, exhibiting more than 75 artists, and is scheduled through the fall of 2013.
We are indistinguishable from other Chelsea galleries, with the notable exception that the Carter Burden Gallery provides a community to its artists. This network addresses issues of isolation common to seniors through professional and social engagement. Our artists support each other through attendance at openings, studio visits and providing opportunities to critique each other’s work.
The Carter Burden Gallery is a program of the Carter Burden Center :: www.burdencenter.org.
The Carter Burden Gallery is generously supported by the Macquarie Group Foundation
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For further information please contact:
Marlena Maria Vaccaro, Curator, email@example.com
Lisa Smith, Gallery Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org
548 West 28th Street, #534
(between 10th & 11th Avenues)