Existential Variations

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Existential Variations

548 West 28th St (6th Floor, Suite # 632)
10001 New York City
February 27th, 2007 - March 17th, 2007
Opening: March 3rd, 2007 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

(212) 414-4040
Tue-Sat 12-6

"Man is nothing else but what he purposes, he exists only in so far as he realizes himself, he is therefore nothing else but the sum of his actions, nothing else by what his life is."

Jean-Paul Sartre

NYC- Viridian Artists, Inc., is pleased to present a solo exhibition of etchings and paintings by the artist Carol Yoshimine, February 27-March 17, 2007, with a reception on Saturday, March 3, 4:00-6:00 p.m. "Existential Variations" will be the artist's first solo exhibit at Viridian Artists' Chelsea location, highlighting work from several "series" directed projects. In "Existential Variations", the artist remains steadfast to her inquisitive and ephemeral search for beauty and truth. The subject matter in Yoshimine's work is often reflective of the "intangibility" of existentialist philosophy and the duality between the universe and man's interpretation of "free will".

Accordingly, her imagery is frequently derived from a profound, emotional response to the unique isolation, complexity, pathos, and randomness of human existence and life in our universe. Yoshimine states "In order to help give these visual metaphors a sense of "physicality", my work consistently incorporates a variety of mixed media – ranging from works of oil on canvas to "progressive states' of prints. As a printmaker and as a painter, my work will commonly begin as an informal drawing, but will typically "regenerate" itself into a diverse compilation of etched, painted, drawn, and collaged elements".

Currently, Carol Yoshimine is an Associate Professor of Fine Arts and Director of the College Art Gallery at Centenary College in Hackettstown, NJ., a post that she has held for nearly 20 years. An MFA graduate of Pratt Institute, she has also maintained several noteworthy positions at other prominent institutions, including Associate Director for Administration, Smith College Museum of Art, Assistant Director for Admissions & Public Relations at NYU Graduate School of Business Doctoral Program, Portfolio Consultant at Moore College of Art in Philadelphia and Instructor at The Brooklyn Museum.
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