Trance Pose

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Trance Pose, 2009 Oil On Canvas 72" X 96"
Trance Pose

48 East 12th Street
NY, NY 10003
April 20th, 2010 - May 30th, 2010
Opening: April 20th, 2010 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

east village/lower east side
Sunday-Thursday 12pm-12am, Friday-Saturday 12 pm-1am
surrealism, figurative


Piola is pleased to present Trance Pose, an exhibition focusing on the work of New York City painter, Michelle KaufmanTrance Pose opens Tuesday April 20, 2010 with an opening reception from 6-8pm and runs through May 30, 2010.  Piola is located at 48 East 12th Street, New York, NY 10003.


Everyday, as we are transported by our thoughts and imagination, transformational change occurs in our consciousness.  Nowhere is the non-verbal manifestation of this complex alteration more fully expressed than in the human face. Trance Pose focuses on this drama and complexity.


Michelle Kaufman uses photos she takes of strangers on the street, people she knows, or movie stills as the starting point for the narratives in her work. Her aim when painting is to create enough realism to transport the viewer into the action while also achieving enough abstraction and surrealism to surprise.


Michelle Kaufman is an artist studying at Hunter College currently.  She has exhibited her work at Jordan Faye Contemporary in Baltimore, Lyons Wier Gallery in New York and she has been selected to participate in Slide Slam this spring at Real Art Ways in Hartford, CT.  She lives and works in New York.


Piola is open: Sunday through Thursday:  12 pm to 12 am

Friday and Saturday:   12 pm to 1 am


At Piola, the most genuine Italian tradition of simple and delicious food combines cleverly with a particular service and ambience for the demanding and modern customer, who chooses Piola aware of the fact that feeling comfortable is as important as eating well.  Piola’s quality is now sought after by discriminating and trend-setting international clientele in the United States, Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Mexico, Turkey and coming soon Honduras.  Piola opens its doors to culture, hosting film premieres, book and magazine events, art exhibitions and many other social and artistic activities.