CARTER BURDEN GALLERY ANNOUNCES NEW EXHIBITIONS BY RE-EMERGING NYC ARTISTS
Carter Burden Gallery presents three new exhibitions: Unbound in the east gallery featuring Beverly Brodsky and Elisabeth Jacobsen, Recent Monotypes in the west gallery featuring Myrna Burks and On the Wall featuring Carol Massa. The reception will be held March 3, 2016 from 6 – 8 PM. The exhibition runs from March 3rd through 24th at 548 West 28th Street in New York City. The Gallery hours are Tuesday-Friday, 11am-5pm, Saturday 11am-6pm.
In Unbound, Beverly Brodsky presents abstract paintings and monotypes for her first exhibition at Carter Burden Gallery. Brodsky’s visceral surfaces are created through many layers of paint. In layering the paint, the artist reflects on the passage of geological time, and how time can be seen through the earth’s layers. In addition to geology, the artist is inspired by mysterious, non-linear realities of the spirit world. Brodsky’s travels to the Middle East, the Caribbean, the Pacific Northwest, Vermont, and Japan have influenced her work. Her interactions with different cultures, mythologies, and religions have particularly impacted Brodsky’s color decisions. The resulting surfaces of Brodsky’s paintings and monotypes reveal her passion for color.
Beverly Brodsky, born in Brooklyn, New York, attended Brooklyn College (B.A. degree), where she studied with Ad Reinhardt and Burgoyne Diller. She is an internationally exhibited abstract painter, lives in New York City and teaches at the New School. She has been awarded several fellowships and grants. These include The Connecticut Commission on The Arts(1979), The New York Foundation For The Arts Fellowship (2000), and The Adolf and Esther Gottlieb Foundation Grant (2012). In 1977 she was awarded the Randolph Caldecott Medal for her book, The Golem. Her museum exhibitions include: The Jewish Museum (1988), The Whitney Museum of American Art (2000), The Mazza Museum, (Ongoing), and The Hebrew Union College Museum (2015). Arts In Embassies has recently included her paintings on long term loan exhibitions.
In Unbound, Elisabeth Jacobsen presents sculptures for her first show at Carter Burden Gallery. Interwoven through Jacobsen’s work is an adoration of the female figure and a devotion to sacred and secular images. The range of Jacobsen’s formal training in sculpture, photography, and design is evident in her work. Common objects, discarded or found materials are manipulated to convey her stories. A Roman Catholic upbringing influences intimate chronicles of love, silence, and vulnerability, past and present. Jacobsen chooses materials for their formal qualities, frequently using metals, and gold or silver leaf, to instill a preciousness of content. She also brings together found or discarded objects, which support the meaning and the type of composition or tableau that she creates. Her art is a means to explore women’s issues, religion, gay concerns, and other themes, pursuing the meaning of our bodies and loss.
Elisabeth Jacobsen, b. 1949, received her BFA from Purchase College, SUNY and her MFA from University at Albany, SUNY. She has also studied abroad in Italy and Mexico. She has taught internationally, and at Fashion Institute of Technology, NY for over 30 years. Her work has been shown throughout the US and is in several private collections. She has had solo shows in New York City, Albany, NY and Brentwood, MD.
In Recent Monotypes, Myrna Burks presents her first show at Carter Burden Gallery. Burks’ work is part of the rich dialogue that she has with the world; they reflect her environment and channel the colors, forms and spaces that she sees. She does not begin with a preconceived image or theme; rather, she just starts, trusting what emerges. While working, Burk insistently looks for clues as to how to proceed--is the color intense enough, does the line carry enough weight spatially or narratively. Typically, the collage element is added after the plate has been painted with oil based inks. For Burks’ process, timing is critical. It is a juggling act to print the image through the etching press before the paper is too dry or the colle paper begins to curl.
She is a painter and printmaker based in the East Village of Manhattan and Orient, Long Island. Burks studied lithography at the Tamarind Institute while earning her M.A. and M.F.A. at the University of New Mexico. Following graduate school, Burks taught printmaking and opened her own collaborative workshop in Portland, Oregon. After several years of specializing in lithography, Burks became inspired by the variety of technical possibilities of monoprint which led her to painting directly on canvas. Burks’ work has been shown in solo and group exhibitions nationally and internationally. Solo exhibition highlights include shows at The Painting Center in New York, Davidson Gallery in Seattle, and Laura Russo Gallery. Group exhibition highlights include “New Prints 2003/Winter” International Print Center Invitational in New York, NY, and “Veerle Rooms in Dialogue” Exhibition of International Printmakers in Antwerp, Belgium.
Carol Massa’s installation will be featured in the gallery space On the Wall. The artist is presenting an installation comprised of large drawings with collage that is inspired by the recent Whitney Museum retrospective of Frank Stella’s work. The artist has created the artwork in the space, and is responding to space through her marks.
Carol Massa, b. 1945 in Brooklyn, studied art at Miami Dade College, receiving scholarships for drawing and printmaking, later transitioning to painting. Massa has exhibited widely, including at the Bergen Museum of Art and Science in New Jersey, and the Metropolitan Art Center in Florida. Her work is held in numerous public collections in New York and California. She has been the recipient of awards and fellowships and currently lives in New York City.
About the Carter Burden Gallery
Located in Chelsea, the Carter Burden Gallery is a program of The Carter Burden Center designed to give a voice to New York City’s re-emerging older professional artists. The Carter Burden Center is a non-profit organization established in 1971 by the late Carter Burden, a New York City Councilman.
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