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/ firstname.lastname@example.org