Three new exhibitions featuring the unique artwork of re-emerging older artists will be on display August 8 – September 4, 2019 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, the exhibition “On the Surface: A Ceramics Show” will feature ceramic pieces by seven artists: Olivia Beens, Linda Casbon, Kathy Erteman, Susan Lisbin, Elaine Lorenz, Kate Missett and Syma. With both monochromatic and bright colors, these creations were inspired by human relationships, spirituality and the environment.
Casbon, presenting both a wall piece, entitled “Blanket,” and a towering freestanding sculpture, called “Column,” says her work “hints at meanings without using literal descriptions.” Alongside Casbon, Missett pieces will explore the contemporary issues of human and animal relationships with nature in her series of ceramic canopic jars, where the top segments of the sculpture are animals and the bottom portions are open vessels where the animals rest. Also inspired by nature, Erteman will present abstract wall works that reflect designs found in nature.
The West Gallery will feature artist Barbara Herzfeld in the exhibit “SkinOnSkin.” In her first exhibition with the Carter Burden Gallery, Herzfeld will showcase watercolor paintings that depict Sumo wrestlers in action. Using surreal colors and patterns, she emphasizes the subject’s mix of beauty and aggression. This same contrast of characteristics will also be exemplified in smaller acrylic pieces featured in the exhibition.
Before becoming a watercolor artist, Herzfeld was a textile designer for twenty years. Currently, she teaches art to a range of young students. Herzfeld has been in solo and group shows at Brandeis University, Harvard University, and Brooklyn and Manhattan galleries.
For the On the Wall exhibit, artist Sue Koch will present a twelve-foot piece, composed of stitched linen, that was influenced by Japanese culture and her interests in structure, architecture, and textiles.
Koch’s career as an artist and graphic designer was inspired by her father, who was a topographer. After studying Fine Art at Skidmore College and earing her master’s in arts from Columbia University, Teachers College, she spent over twenty-five years as the Graphic Design Manager at The Metropolitan Museum of Art (MET). Since leaving the MET in 2014, Koch has been practicing as an independent design consultant providing creative direction, strategy, graphic design, and project management, as well as being a dedicated visual artist.
OPENING RECEPTION:Thursday, August 8, 6pm - 8pm
Thursday, August 8, 2019 – Wednesday, September 4, 2019 (select days/times below)
Tuesdays – Fridays, 11am – 5pm
Saturdays, 11am – 6pm