Denise Bibro Fine Art, 529 West 20th Street, 4W, Chelsea, NYC, is
pleased to announce the seventh solo exhibition for Audrey Ushenko,
Recent Work. Ushenko skillfully combines a unique eye for detail
evoking modern realism along with the quintessential soft lights and
shadows of the Impressionist masters. With this exhibit, Ushenko
continues her exploration of social interaction and our relationship to
the natural and constructed world around us.
In each of Ushenko's works, we are casual observers of a domestic,
suburban life - witness to the private spaces of the artist. It brings
to mind the effeminate décor of a parlor scene, or a window showcasing
domesticity; a unique take on the suburban life. One still life
captures her artist's living room in a contemplative mode-a literal
"room with a view." Perhaps a statement on the ever-disappearing
"American Dream" and the unsettling middle-ground the United States
currently finds itself, her imagery has a certain undertone of
disquiet. Quaint though her still lifes may be, there's a stark
coldness to each of her brushstrokes. Concentrating on a color palette
of flesh tones set amidst a desolate winter backdrop, she injects a
humanlike quality to objects that are not living.
Ushenko's work in many ways concentrates on the tranquilities of
Americana and the rapidly vanishing middle class. Her work also brings
to mind the light- dappled portraiture of Eric Fischl's earlier work
and the broad brushwork and constant motion of Lucien Freud's subjects'
Audrey Ushenko earned her Masters and Ph.D. in Art History from
Northwestern University in Evanston, IL. She has exhibited extensively
throughout the U.S., including the National Academy of Design, NYC; and
the Fort Wayne Museum of Art in Bloomington, IN.
There will be a reception held on Thursday, October 11, 2007 from 6-8PM.