Carter Burden Gallery Announces New Exhibitions by Re-emerging Professional Artists
The Carter Burden Gallery is pleased to announce four new exhibitions, The Night, Edward Fausty, Creek Granite Sculptures, Rod Recor, Vision Beyond, Kiyoko Sakaiand On the Wall, Basia Goldsmith opening March 26, 2015 with a reception from 6 – 8 PM. The nonprofit gallery highlights re-emerging professional artists who are increasingly overlooked for exhibiting their work, due to age. The exhibitions run through April 16th at 548 West 28th Street in New York City. The Gallery hours are Tuesday-Friday, 11am-5pm, Saturday 11am-6pm.
Edward Fausty’s digital pigment prints will be exhibited in a two-person show with sculptor Rod Recor. Fausty is a photographer and printer specializing in digital pigment and collotype photomechanical reproduction. In this show, he is depicting the land and the night sky from suburban areas that have not been completely overcome with light pollution, and yet have a theatrical presence, due to ambient artificial light from human civilization. Having long been attracted to the night, he has used recent digital technology to allow the camera to see in a more naturalistic way, more like the human eye, avoiding some of the exaggerations and color distortions that night photography has displayed in the past. At the core of this work is what Fausty calls "a thin layer of fear" that is programmed into most of us regarding the night. It is this fear that brings excitement and mystery to what might normally be mundane places.
Edward Fausty received his M.F.A. in photography from Yale School of Art where he studied with Richard Benson, Tod Papageorge, and Joel Sternfeld. He received his B.F.A. from Cooper Union School of Art, and he studied pre-medicine and psychology at the University of Rochester and New York University. Fausty has exhibited his work at The Brooklyn Museum, Hunterdon Art Museum, Gallery Bi Damas in Japan, Paul Sharpe Gallery, The World Theatre Festival in Nancy, France, and Compton Gallery in New Jersey. His work is represented in the following collections: The Canadian Center for Architecture, The George Eastman House, The U.S. Library of Congress, Pfizer Corporation, and Yale University. Website: edwardfausty.com
Rod Recor is showing recent sculpture for his first exhibition at the Carter Burden Gallery. Recor’s sculpture will be exhibited with Edward Fausty’s photographs. Recor is fascinated with the process of forming and shaping stone, due to the permanence and challenge of working with the material. His sculptures begin with the selection of the raw materials based on shape, texture, and color variations. The final pieces vary in texture and the degree of finish, to create numerous associations. Recor’s reverence for the stonework from the past motivates him to create sculptures that inspire reflection, wonder, curiosity, awe, uncertainty, and surprise.
Rod Recor received his B.S. and his M.S. from Central Connecticut State College. Recor worked as a professional educator after graduation from college, and he travelled extensively in the U.S., Europe, Italy, Greece, Turkey, Egypt, Morocco, China, India, Thailand, Cambodia, and Japan. His travels brought him to deeply appreciate stonework of past civilizations. Recor has immersed himself in stone sculpture. He has recently exhibited at Robert Reynolds Fine Art Gallery in New Haven, Connecticut and at Guilford Art Center in Guilford, Connecticut.
Kiyoko Sakai’s first solo show at the Carter Burden Gallery will feature recent paintings. Sakai’s paintings link elements of American Abstract Expressionism with the line quality of traditional Japanese art. Sakai utilizes color and abstract forms to express her imagination. In addition to using brushes, she also uses twigs, branches, and strings. Through a thermal screen-printing technique, she transfers her drawings onto canvases. Sakai follows her instinct and intuition with imagination of the territory beyond human understanding. She longs for the infinite.
Kiyoko Sakai was born and educated in Japan. After moving to the United States, Sakai took art courses at the Art Students League and the School of Visual Arts in New York. Sakai has exhibited her work internationally and throughout the United States. Her solo exhibitions include: Fujiya Gallery in Tokyo, Japan; Gallery G2 in Tokyo, Japan; Johnson & Johnson World Headquarters in New Jersey; Kanner-Kurzon Museum in New Rochelle, New York; and MyungSook Lee Gallery in New York City. Her group exhibitions include: Cultural Center of the Embassy of Japan, Mt. Fuji Exhibition in Brussels, Belgium; Newark Museum “Artists’ Night” in New Jersey; and Instituto Superiore per Industrie Artistiche in Urbino, Italy. Website: kiyokosakai.com
For her first show at the Gallery, Basia Goldsmith will be featured in the installation space, On the Wall. Goldsmith will be exhibiting large abstract paintings on repurposed vinyl. She found the vinyl after it was discarded by an advertising company. She was inspired to paint over the writing and photographs that were originally printed on the material, while allowing the original printed material to come through in specific places.
Basia Goldsmith was born in Pozan, Poland. As a child, she was sent to an internment camp in North Africa, along with her mother and siblings. She was relocated to Scotland where she grew up on a farm. She attended London’s Central School of Art, and, after graduation, she became a textile designer in Paris. She moved to New York in her 20s. Goldsmith has since devoted her time exclusively to painting. She has recently exhibited work at Piermont Fine Arts Gallery in Piermont Landing, New York and at Millbrook School in Millbrook, New York. Website: basiagoldsmith.com
About the Carter Burden Gallery
Located in Chelsea, the Carter Burden Gallery is a program of The Carter Burden Center for the Aging designed to give a voice to New York City’s re-emerging older professional artists. The Carter Burden Center is a non-profit agency established in 1971 by the late Carter Burden when he was a New York City Councilman. The mission is to promote the well-being of older adults through a continuum of services, advocacy and volunteer programs oriented to individual, family and community needs. To learn more about The Carter Burden Center and its programs, visit www.carterburdencenter.org.
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