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The Poet's Den Gallery, East Harlem

Exhibition Detail
Christine Purcell presents Critical Space
Curated by: Christine Purcell
309 East 108th Street @ Second Avenue
New York, NY 10029

November 30th, 2008 - December 13th, 2008
December 4th, 2008 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Blue Boy, 2008, Christian FaurChristian Faur, Blue Boy, 2008,
2009, hand cast encaustic crayons, 19.5 " X 19.5"
© Christian Faur
347 607 8500
1 pm - 7 pm
Christie's Education
photography, video-art, sculpture

Critical Space

November 30 – December 13, 2008

Opening Reception  Thursday December 4, 2008 7 – 9 pm

Artsists’ Reception  Saturday, December 13, 2008 7 – 9 pm

Christine Purcell is pleased to present Critical Space at East Harlem’s The Poet’s Den Gallery, a group exhibition of the diverse work of five contemporary artists. Chosen from over forty artists identified by Christie’s Education Masters Degree recipients as possessing the criteria for sustained success both artistically and commercially, these five artists represent a critical assessment of the future of contemporary art.


Featuring the work of Diana Delgado, Christian Faur, Divya Mehra, Yamini Nayar, and Gail Shaw-Clemons, varying conceptions of identity and place are conveyed in a variety of mediums in this group exhibition. Diana Delgado’s mixed media large-scale paintings straddle the line between abstraction and representation revealing the spaces between opposing emotional states.

In Christian Faur’s Forgotten Children series, the artist examines identity, anonymity and memory through the favored medium of all children, crayons. Artist Divya Mehra uses video to explore contemporary conceptions of ethnicity in a media saturated society. Gail Shaw-Clemons’ monotypes imply a sense of ancestral place and identity through abstract forms. Yamini Nayar, a sculptor and photographer, constructs unique worlds that suggest decaying, symbolically laden spaces in transition.

The Poet’s Den Gallery is located at  309 E. 108th Street  East Harlem, New York City

For additional information please contact

Christine Purcell 917 881-8081/

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