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CARTER BURDEN GALLERY CELEBRATES 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY WITH NEW EXHIBITIONS BY RE-EMERGING OLDER ARTISTS
September 12, 2019 @ 6:00 PM - October 9, 2019 @ 5:00 PMFree
This October the Carter Burden Gallery will celebrate its 10 year anniversary. The Gallery will display three new exhibitions featuring the unique artwork of re-emerging older artists from September 12 – October 9, 2019 at its space at 548 West 28th Street #534 in Manhattan. The Carter Burden Gallery showcases the vibrant, cutting-edge and transformative art that is the product of the unique cultural wealth possessed by older professional artists.
In the East Gallery, the exhibition “Lines, Forms, Substance” will feature sculptures and abstract painting by Joan Mellon and Sumayyah Samaha. In her seventh exhibition with the gallery, Mellon presents various sculptures from her series Substance and Space, which explores how physical objects live in a space. Her pieces, made of both found and purchased materials, reflect Mellon’s creative process where choice meets chance. Mellon previously worked as an artist-in-residence in hospitals and cancer centers throughout NYC, and taught artists with special needs. Her works is on display in private and public collections in NYC, including the Franklin Furnace Archives at the Museum of Modern Art, the New York Public Library Print Collection and the School of Visual Arts.
Samaha presents energetic abstract paintings from her series Lines and Forms for her fifth exhibition at Carter Burden Gallery. Her paintings include playful shapes, filled with rich colors, that are connected by bold lines to create a boundary between the negative spaces on the canvas. Samaha uses oil paint and charcoal to create the texture and defining lines found on the piece. Born in Lebanon, Samaha moved to NYC after earning her master’s degree from the University of Pittsburgh. Her work has been in exhibitions in throughout NYC and internationally, including the Art Circle Gallery in Beirut, Lebanon and Cintrum Sztuki Museum in Warsaw, Poland.
The West Gallery will feature artist Bette Klegon Halby in the exhibition “Confrontation: It’s as Clear as Black and White.” In her second exhibition with the gallery, Klegon Halby presents black and white sculptural pieces to reflect the social, economic, and political divides that occur in society today. A New York-based abstract painter and sculptor, Klegon Halby taught art at The University of Michigan, Wayne State University and the Detroit Art Institute, and is currently on the Dean’s Advisory Board at the University of Michigan’s Stamps School of Art and Design. Her work has been on display in NYC at the Phyllis Harriman Mason Gallery, the Rubin Museum of Art and the New York Armory Show.
For the On the Wall exhibit, artist Vera Sapozknikova will present large, abstract oil paintings that she created as the Artist in Residence at the Carter Burden Network/Leonard Covello Center Senior Center in East Harlem. A self-taught artist, Sapozknikova’s style has evolved into creating abstract paintings using vibrant colors such as rich crimson, orange, and blue. After she emigrated to the United States from Russia in 1978, Sapozknikova worked as a mathematician in telecommunications until 1998, when she began to teach herself how to paint. Since 2010, Sapozknikova has displayed her work in various shows including the Carter Burden Gallery and the Metropolitan Museum of Art Employee Group Art show.
OPENING RECEPTION: Thursday, September 12, 6pm – 8pm
Thursday, September 12, 2019 – Wednesday, October 9, 2019 (select days/times below)
Tuesdays – Fridays, 11am – 5pm
Saturdays, 11am – 6pm