August 13 to September 3, 2015

Representational Group Exhibition
Leslie Shaw Zadoian: On the Wall

Representational Group Exhibition

The Representational group exhibition allows the viewers to compare the varying degrees of loose to highly realistic renderings. Artists David Cerulli, Emily Fuller, Ginny Howsam and Henriette Simon Picker all focus on landscapes with different views. Emily Fuller’s painting Stissing Mountain 1 transports the viewer to a specific place, on a sunny day. In contrast, Henriette Simon Picker’s painting Boats is a dreamy scene inviting the viewer to reflect on a personal memory. Diogenes Ballester, Marilyn Church, Betti Franceschi, Basia Goldsmith, Lindsay, Margo Mead, Vernita N’Cognita, Sheila Schwid, Ronnie Tuft, Angela Valeria, Jerry Vezzuso, and Yong-Kui Zhang all utilize the figure within their work to very different ends. The figures and eyes in Quimetta Perle’s work embody her statement about women’s traditional art materials and their beauty and visual power, whereas, Betti Franceschi’s sculpted bronze resin male torso glorifies the male dancer’s ideal physique. This exhibition expands the conversation about contemporary representational painting and sculpture.

In the Representational group exhibition, the Carter Burden Gallery will exhibit the work of twenty-one artists: Diogenes Ballester, David Cerulli, Marilyn Church, Betti Franceschi, Emily Fuller, Basia Goldsmith, Ginny Howsam, Barbara Isaacs, Lindsay, Thomas McAnulty, Margo Mead, Kate Missett, Vernita N’Cognita, Quimetta Perle, Henriette Simon Picker, Sheila Schwid, Susan Skoorka, Ronnie Tuft, Angela Valeria, Jerry Vezzuso, Yong-Kui Zhang. It is the Gallery’s first time exhibiting the work of nine of these artists.

Leslie Shaw Zadoian

Leslie Shaw Zadoian’s large-scale collage, Talk to Me, will be featured in the installation space, On the Wall. The collaged foreign newspapers and letters with burlap and paper in Talk to Me highlight our multilingual and multicultural experience living in New York. In preparation for this piece, Zadoian collected the printed and handwritten text in New York, Armenia and Russia. The languages represented include Spanish, French, Italian, Romanian, Armenian, Korean, Russian and Chinese. Leslie Shaw Zadoian received her BA and MA from Queens College, City University of New York, and studied at The Art Students League of New York. Zadoian begins with the simple act of looking at objects around her, contemplating color, shape, texture, space, and their relationships as they appear in daily life.  She often works with collage and assemblages of metal, wood, and other found objects attached to stretched canvas, creating beauty and elegance in the combination of unlikely materials. Zadoian has participated in many shows in New York and nationally, and has works in private collections in the U.S. and Europe.   

Website: www.LeslieShawZadoian.com