Carter Burden Gallery presents Paper, Print and Paint.
Paper features Susan Skoorka On the Wall.
Susan Skoorka’s large-scale installation, featured in the gallery space On the Wall, will consist of a large collage that is 120 inches long. Using blue, orange, yellow and green paper, Skoorka has created a dynamic investigation of shapes. Some of the shapes are repeated, while others are mirrored. Skoorka shares, “I love working with paper, color and scissors, working with my hands, creating shapes, shifting them around and arranging them in exciting ways.” The large scale allows for the viewers to immerse themselves into a sea of abstract forms.
In the west gallery, Print explores how five photographers: Jay Ben Adlersberg, Sandra Jetton, Glenn Lieberman, Sara Petitt, and John Whittaker. These artists capture, and at times, alter their surroundings through photography. Glenn Lieberman not only tells a story about a specific place, he further alters the viewer’s perception by editing the colors in his photographs to match the content of the scenes. John Whittaker’s photographs depicting swept collage scraps from his wife’s art making and budding flowers from unusual angles revolve around feelings of uneasiness about reality. Inspired by his travels, Jay Ben Adlersberg captures the natural beauty of the distant places that he explores. Sara Petitt has photographed her subjects while traveling, and she is drawn to the people and scenes she encounters. In Sandra Jetton’s portraits taken in Havana and New Orleans, she emphasizes the subject through the black and white palate.
Paint in the east gallery features Jonathan Bauch, David Cerulli, Liz Curtin, Edgar Franceschi, Elisabeth Jacobsen, Vicki Khuzami, Susan Lisbin, Robert Ludwig, Francie Lyshak, Joan Mellon, Howard Nathenson, Robert W. Petrick, Lester Rapaport, Nieves Saah, Sheila Schwid, and Daena Title.
Paint presents sixteen different interpretations of how artists utilize paint. The exhibition demonstrates the ways paint can be used to render, disguise or present a multitude of ideas. The artists have used specific colors and styles to further emphasize their intention. Robert Ludwig’s geometric acrylic painting Step/Step No. 2 explores color-space relationships with the warm pink blocks coming forward while the cool blue and green blocks recede into the background. Joan Mellon’s oil painting Looking Back shows how drips and intersecting lines through blocks of color reveal Mellon’s process that allows for chance. Lester Rapaport’s painting Sentinel Series #3 is a further exploration of a visual vocabulary of dripped shapes that he developed through grieving for the loss of a parent and reflecting on the idea of a deep self. Susan Lisbin’s abstract painting Repeat X probes the tension of physical and emotional space between relationships through anthropomorphic forms. Inspired by nature, Sheila Schwid and Howard Nathenson blur the line between representational and abstract painting. Vicki Khuzami and Daena Title present figures within abstract backgrounds to emphasize the subjects’ movement and actions. Edgar Franceschi’s ceramic sculpture demonstrates how glaze is another form of painting on a three-dimensional object.