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November 21, 2019 @ 6:00 PM - December 18, 2019 @ 5:00 PM


Carter Burden Gallery presents a new holiday exhibition: Cold in the East and West Gallery featuring twenty-three artists; and On the Wall featuring Stephen Spiller. The two new exhibitions featuring the unique artwork of re-emerging older artists will be on display November 21 – December 18, 2019 at the Carter Burden Gallery, located at 548 West 28th Street #534 in Manhattan. The Carter Burden Gallery, now in its 10th year, showcases the vibrant, cutting-edge and transformative art that is the product of the unique cultural wealth possessed by older professional artists.

Cold is a group exhibition that gathers a diverse range of works by artists exploring the word cold through a variety of material, formal, and conceptual methods. Many of the artists’ focus is on the environmental implications of the word, some utilize a cool color pallet, while others approach the word in a literal sense. Suspended from the ceiling is a mixed media sculpture entitled We All Go Down Together by Karin Bruckner. The piece is constructed from a range of materials, including cyanotypes created with ice cubes melting on glass, a reference to climate change and our role in it. Mitchell Lewis presents the painting The Polar Whale, a large abstract mixed media work that shows a combination of minimalism, symbolism, action paintings, and allegorical stories. Ira Pearlstein’s found object sculpture entitled Madonna and Marble is created with supplies he has found on the streets, sidewalks, local salvage yards, and at low tide in New York. The work evokes the iconic image of the Virgin and Child, and blurs the line between representation and abstraction.

Artists include: Werner Bargsten, Olivia Beens, Greg Brown, Karin Bruckner, Stephen Cimini, Ellen Denuto, Etta Ehrlich, Edward Fausty, Sylvia Harnick, Kevin Corbett Hill, Elisabeth Jacobsen, Mitchell Lewis, Laurel Marx, Carol Massa, Joy Nagy, Ira Pearlstein, Sara Petitt, Robert Petrick, Simon Rigg, Jennifer Woolcock Schwartz, Steve Silver, Danny Turitz, and Marlena Vaccaro.

In his installation for On the Wall, Stephen Spiller presents Socrates in Despair, a 53 x 122 inch digital print. After reading the poem Aristotle by Billy Collins, Spiller drew out the passages on a fence, photographed his work, then manipulated the text; in the piece it is superimposed by several images of a person to represent the conversation with oneself. Spiller States, “Taken together I titled the series, Socrates in Despair, to remind myself of the Socratic Method”. Spiller’s work is politically, socially and culturally based and concerns topics such as gender, sex, identity, religion, politics, race, law, economic disparity, fashion, etc. He firmly believes that by showing such artworks he can help expose the issues that must be challenged and simultaneously, encourage others to think about who they are and what kind of world they want to live in.

OPENING RECEPTION:Thursday, November 21, 2019, 6pm – 8pm

EXHIBITION DATES:Thursday, November 21, 2019– Wednesday, December 18, 2019 (select days/times below)

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


November 21, 2019 @ 6:00 PM
December 18, 2019 @ 5:00 PM


Sarah Leon


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