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Superstructure
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Unicorn, 2011 Painting- Oil on Canvas 48" X 70" © 2011, Christina Shurts
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Where the Wild Ponies Are, 2011 Painting- Oil on Canvas 48" X 60" © 2011, Christina Shurts
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Where Things Patch Up, 2011 Painting- Oil on Canvas 48" X 68" © 2011, Christina Shurts
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What Was and What Could Be, 2011 Painting- Oil on Canvas 70" X 52" © 2011, Christina Shurts
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Chandy, 2010 Painting- Oil on Canvas 12" X 16" © 2010, Christina Shurts
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Nordic Light, 2010 Painting- Oil on Canvas 12" X 16" © 2010, Christina Shurts
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Nordic Whirled Peas, 2010 Painting- Oil on Canvas 12" X 16" © 2010, Christina Shurts
Luxury Soup
Curated by: Peter Surace

547 W 27 Street , No. 514
New York, NY 10001
March 17th, 2011 - April 15th, 2011
Opening: March 17th, 2011 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.rare-gallery.com
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
chelsea
EMAIL:  
straderg@gmail.com
PHONE:  
646.339.6050
OPEN HOURS:  
Tues to Sat 11a-6p & by Appointment

DESCRIPTION

In the paintings, appropriated architectural structures combine with memory and transform into fiction. The use of color aims to trigger an emotional read that connects to the viewer’s recollection of place contained within the layered linear constructions. The superstructures rely on the hierarchy of their interrelation underpinnings. Layers reference time and building up to the desired edifice while light compels the process of the painting practice. A strange humor exists in this imaginary world through the awkward forms and “off” color palette. This adds a reprieve from the serious nature of the subject matter.

 

Christina Shurts’ paintings have exhibited on the west coast and abroad. Highlight exhibitions held at the Torrance Art Museum, LA Municipal Art Gallery at Barnsdall Art Park, LOFT gallery San Pedro CA and even the Saatchi Gallery London UK Showdown Exhibition. Upcoming exhibitions include Lawrence Asher Gallery LA (February 2010) and Rare Gallery NY (April 2010).  Selected by Rafaela Platow, Chief Curator Contemporary Arts Center Cincinnati, out of almost 1000 applicants her work is included in New American Painting No. 87 MFA annual. Shurts will graduate in Spring 2010 with a MFA from California State University Long Beach.

 

For more about the artist visit

www.tinashurts.com

http://www.rare-gallery.com/