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March 19, 2020 @ 6:00 PM - April 15, 2020 @ 5:00 PM


Carter Burden Gallery presents three new photography exhibitions: Seeing Through in the East Gallery featuring Sandi Daniel, Ellen Denuto, Etta Ehrlich, & Laurel Marx, Hasidim on the Beach in the West gallery featuring Judy Mauer, and On the Wall featuring Ellen Wallenstein. The reception will be held March 19, 2020 from 6 – 8 p.m. The exhibition runs from March 19 through April 15, 2020 at 548 West 28th Street in New York City. The gallery hours are Tuesday – Friday, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

In her first exhibition with Carter Burden Gallery, photographer Sandi Daniel presents abstracted photographs of botanicals in Seeing Through. Combining traditional photography methods with contemporary techniques enables her to record and reinterpret the world around her. She works on an intuitive level without a predetermined image in mind, and considers an image successful when it is transformed beyond the reality of the camera into a personal connection with nature.

Sandi Daniel is a local as well as national award-winning artist, who has exhibited over 75 successful exhibitions throughout the United States as well as Japan. Daniel is a graduate of the University of Michigan where she received a bachelor of science in Zoology and Hallmark Institute of Photography where she studied commercial photography. Sandi Daniel currently works for the New York Times and splits her time between making art and freelancing.

Ellen Denuto presents photographic installations in the exhibition Seeing Through. Suspended below her photographs are a collection of objects that speak to the image above, adding another dimension to the piece. The juxtaposition between the tangible items and the images transports the work to the present moment, creating a sense intimacy. Denuto’s unique imagery begins with the beauty of available light. Shooting on location is her specialty, using the element of the unknown to guide her creative process.

Ellen Denuto, founding member of the New Jersey Chapter of the American Society of Media Photographers is a regular juror, guest speaker and workshop leader for ASMP, Professional Photographers of America, Professional Woman Photographers, SOHO Photo, and various Colleges and Universities. A selection of her commercial clients include Starbucks, Target Stores, Penguin Books, and Apple Computers.

Dr. Etta B. Ehrlich presents antique glass bottles enriched with stenciled text in Seeing Through. Ehrlich fills each vessel and object with extraordinary meaning by adding deceptively short-phrases such as, “When I am Here, I Wish I Were Here” and “Habitude is The Mother of Inattention.” As a Psychologist and Meditation Teacher, she presents each phrase as an intention. The bottles are symbolic impressions of the viewer, who imbues each sculpture with their own experience. In her book “Meditation Art” Ehrlich explains, “…these compelling works of art provide tools for reflection, insight and spiritual development. They are an invitation to awareness, asking us if we are truly who we appear to be to ourselves.”

Ehrlich was born in 1930 in New York City. After studying abroad she received a degree in Psychology from The City College of New York and her doctorate from Yeshiva University. Ehrlich is an outsider artist who specializes in text-based works. She combines a lifelong study of Eastern spirituality with Western psychology, and creates original text-based sculptures on antique bottles, window frames and other artifacts and found objects. Her work appears in the permanent collection of the Magnus Museum, Berkley, CA and the archives of Yad Vashem in Jerusalem.

Passionate about the continual interplay between shadow and light, artist Laurel Marx presents photographic works that capture these moments in Seeing Through. The photographs are punctuated by a subtle line in the foreground which defines a plane between the image and the viewer, introducing a deeper level of meaning to the piece. Marx describes, “Light transforms the ordinary, creating magic where – an instant before – there was none. What interests me is this alchemy of the evanescent moment.”

Laurel Marx was born in the Bronx and received a BA from SUNY at Stony Brook, Magna Cum Lauda, an AAS from Parsons School of Design, and an MA (ABD), Hunter College. After living in Mallorca, she moved to New York where she became a graphic designer. Her works can be found in the collections of New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation and Deià Archeological Museum.

In her first exhibition with Carter Burden Gallery, Judy Mauer presents photographs from her ongoing series Hasidim on the Beach. A hundred years ago, Mauer’s grandparents emigrated from a shtetl in Eastern Europe; then eighteen years ago, she moved to a beach near Coney Island. This body of work began after Mauer moved to Seagate, Brooklyn where there was a large community of Hasidim. Seemingly frozen in time, the people in her photographs appear to be transported from another era into her backyard. She states, “I am photographing them as a testament to all we have lost in the Holocaust, and as a celebration of our community in all its forms.”

Judy Mauer came to photography after years of being a collaborative artist. She has worked in theater, music production, advertising and film. Her photography ranges in subject matter, from abstract to narrative. She has participated in many notable art fairs including Art Basel and Art on Paper. Though she has been a part of many shows in New York, this will be her first solo-show in Manhattan.

In the gallery’s public installation space, On the Wall, artist Ellen Wallenstein presents Bloodlines: Collages from the Family Photo Archive. Family photographs are so personal, full of information and hints – about what life was like, for an instant, for our ancestors. Wallenstein created these collages out of a yearning to understand her ancestors and a psychological need to better understand herself through them. She states, “Some memories are longer, others fade into the background. Time passes and stands still. I tried to show that in my work.”

Ellen Wallenstein is a photographer, book artist and professor based in New York City. She earned a BA in Art History from SUNY Stony Brook and an MFA in Photography from Pratt Institute, where she is currently an Adjunct Full Professor in the Photo Department. Wallenstein was most recently an Artist-in-Residence at the CBN Covello/Leonard Senior Center in East Harlem from September through December 2019, where she created several portfolios of collages and books based on her collection of family photographs.

OPENING RECEPTION:Thursday, March 19, 2020, 6pm – 8pm

EXHIBITION DATES:Thursday, March 19, 2020 – Wednesday, April 15, 2020 (select days/times below)

TIMES:Tuesdays – Fridays, 11am – 5pm
Saturdays, 11am – 6pm


March 19, 2020 @ 6:00 PM
April 15, 2020 @ 5:00 PM


Marlena Vaccaro


Carter Burden Gallery
548 West 28th Street, #534
New York, NY 10001 United States
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