Three new exhibitions featuring the unique artwork of e-emerging older artists will be on display September 7th through 28th 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.
In the East Gallery, Vicki Khuzami and Daena Title present Women of Absurdia, an exploration of societal desires and the line between beauty and distortion. Khuzami’s still life painting series entitled “Telenovelas Suburbia,” celebrates the artist’s love of the absurd, drawing on inspiration from anime dolls, vintage dollhouses, action figures, and bodybuilding magazines to express the desires of contemporary society. Referencing Macbeth’s famous soliloquy, Title’s expressionist series “Is This a Dagger?” focuses on the ongoing love/hate relationship between women, societal standards, and self-esteem. Her vibrant paintings present pageant contestants and competitions that offer female empowerment yet also exploitation.
In the West Gallery, photographer and digital artist Stephen Spiller presents “Street Scenes,” his second solo exhibition at the Carter Burden Gallery. In this exhibition, Spiller explores social, political, and cultural themes that offer a window into how contemporary life is shaped and lived. Spiller’s photographs are documentary as well as conceptual, showing how individual passions influence society’s collective behavior.
In On the Wall, Robert Ludwig deviates from his signature style of straight lines, simple geometric divisions, and rich monochromatic colors to create an installation of motion. Using charcoal, paint and monochromatic color, Ludwig presents a large-scale drawing of expressive marks, forming a suggested geometric format which engages the viewer in the optical play between the open and closed regions.
OPENING RECEPTION:September 7, 2017, 6pm - 8pm
EXHIBITION DATES: September 7, 2017 – September 28, 2017 (select days/times below)
TIMES: Tuesdays – Fridays, 11am – 5pm Saturdays, 11am – 6pm