October 6 - 27, 2016
Recent Sculptures and Drawings: David Cerulli
STACCATO 2016: Solomon Ethe
On the Wall: Lynn Gall
Carter Burden Gallery presents three new exhibitions: Recent Sculptures and Drawings in the east gallery featuring David Cerulli, STACCATO 2016 in the west gallery featuring Solomon Ethe, and On the Wall featuring Lynn Gall. The reception will be held October 6, 2016 from 6 - 8 p.m. The exhibition runs from October 6th through 27th 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 his Recent Sculptures and Drawings, David Cerulli strikes a balance between what is seen and what is imagined. Cerulli has been preparing for his third solo exhibition at the Carter Burden Gallery for the past two years. The exhibition highlights his large freestanding stainless steel sculptures, stainless steel wall hanging sculptures, large drawings, maquettes, and sketches. Patterns, textures, shapes, and structures found in everyday life inspire the artist to capture and translate discovered forms into drawings and sketches. These renderings guide the process as the sculptures become distinct works on their own. Smaller sculptures are made using clay, plaster, wood, or plastic and then cast by a foundry or are 3-D printed. The mid-sized sculptures are frequently made with metal rods, wire mesh, and plastics. Under Cerulli’s guidance, fabrication specialists assist in making the large freestanding stainless steel sculptures. In these latest sculptures and drawings, the artist continues to explore a diverse range of materials and methods to successfully produce new works of art.
In STACCATO 2016, Solomon Ethe presents abstract paintings for his second exhibition at the Carter Burden Gallery. These paintings combine emphatic brushstrokes with quiet pauses primarily of blue and green with flashes of red, orange, yellow and white. The artist explores realms otherwise inexpressible save through the medium of paint. His work is not representational nor does it allude to literary references. The artist states, “Painting for me is the means to explore the possibilities and potentials inherent in form, color and space. My aim is to encourage the viewer to join me as an active participant in the search for expression.”
Lynn Gall’s installation consists of two large works on paper in the gallery space On the Wall. The artist began to prepare for the exhibition by filling two sketchbooks with ideas and by reviewing older notebooks. Inspired by the Surrealist artists of the 20th Century, Gall created automatic drawings. This method is a means for the subconscious to be expressed as the hand creates marks and moves unsystematically. In the black and white drawing Mind Map, Gall has created lines and shapes that reference an island in the sky with trees, birds and bridges. Zowie! Zanapers! consists of colorful shapes and distinguishable objects in a circular format. The objects reference faces, creatures, and plants culled from dreams, prehistoric rock drawings, and writing systems. The installation of the two drawings transports the viewer to the surreal landscape of the artist’s imagination.