Carter Burden Gallery presents three new exhibitions: Remnants in the East Gallery featuring Ted Thirlby and Eve Eisenstadt curated by Charles Ramsburg; Color In Space in the West Gallery featuring Robin Rule and Susan Tunick; and On the Wall featuring a collaborative installation by Roz Dimon and Sara Petitt. The reception will be held January 10th, 2019 from 6 - 8 p.m. The exhibition runs from January 10 through February 6, 2019 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, Eve Eisenstadt presents abstract works on un-stretched linen and handmade paper in the exhibition Remnants. Inspired by architecture and structure her works incorporate subtle layers of color, texture, and translucency. The Earth tones and natural materials paired with expressive yet understated mark making call to mind the history of timeworn buildings, ancient artifacts and the human experience throughout time and place. Eisenstandt states, “Most of all I want to the viewer to engage in a conversation with the work. To reflect on where the images take the observer and the connections they create for each individual.”
Ted Thirlby introduces minimalistic and ethereally painted works on found plywood in his first exhibition with Carter Burden Gallery, Remnants. Informed by the reclaimed wood, Thirlby strikes a balance between subject and support with one informing the other. Lustrous gold crescents and globes are orbited by bands of delicate color, all speaking to and floating within the organic shapes of the plywood surface. With titles like Muladhara or Root Chakra, spirituality, harmony, and a semblance of sacred geometry are ingrained in the paintings. Thirlby explains, “The plywood is already fully loaded with its own history and energy. It is not a blank canvas. The changing wood grain patterns, the cracks and chips and jagged edges are the residue of a previous life and use.... It’s a process of rescue, respect, reuse, resurrection, and perhaps redemption.”
Featured in Color In Space, Robin Rule exhibits rich, abstracted landscape oil paintings on canvas in her first exhibition with Carter Burden Gallery. The bold shapes that engulf the scene combine shade and spatial interactions that blur the line between structure and negative space. Often Rule has a particular place in mind, or at least has a minimal reference to a place, when creating the works and many are influenced by water and sky. She explains, “Aerial views, seen from airplane windows, also influence some of the shapes in my works.”
Susan Tunick presents ceramic tiles and free standing works that reflect her strong interest in color, texture, and form in Color In Space. The playfully patterned and brilliant clay pieces utilize negative space along with layers of complimentary and striking colors. Influenced by a number of sources, including her training in painting, perhaps the most dominant one has been architecture. Tunick states, “Many of the exceptional buildings I have studied have helped to foster my love of geometry. Building units – whether bricks, roof tiles or hexagonal pavers – and the repetition and variation they make possible, have played an important role in my work.”
Roz Dimon and Sara Petitt present a six-tiered installation entitled Unity Mash for On the Wall, which features large prints representing Judaism, Christianity, Islam Buddhism, Hinduism, and Atheism. This work is a collaboration between Carter Burden Gallery artists: Sara Petitt, a textile designer, visual researcher, multimedia and photography artist who still spiritually searching and Roz Dimon, a multi-media artist, digital maverick, and interfaith minister. The artists explain, “Through the lens of ASCI code (the binary language that defines the digital universe) that borders each system of belief (or non-belief), we offer up a collage of imagery for all to ponder as we investigate the universal drive of humanity to bond in systems that reach beyond political and material concerns.”