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Ceres Gallery
547 West 27th St Suite 201 New York, NY 10001

phone:
212-947-6100

fax:
212-202-5455

email:
art@ceresgallery.org

hours:
Tuesday - Saturday 12-6

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Exhibition
April 24 - May 19, 2018
Gallery I

RISING ATLANTIC: Continuing Work on Climate Change
Ann Shapiro 

Receptions:
Thursday, April 26, 6-8pm, Saturday, April 28, 3:30-5:30

Shapiro Image
Boston Harbor 1, 2016-2018, 24 x 32", Digital on Canvas 

Ceres Gallery is pleased to present Ann R. Shapiro's continuing work on climate change. 

The world is increasingly being affected by the transformation of earth's climate. Often, what is local really provides us with understanding and knowledge, and Shapiro being a New Englander seriously informs her sensibility. For her,  the only doubt remaining regarding sea rise as a result of climate change is how much and when. The oceans will continue to rise and the time will come when the water will rise and the surge will stay.

Shapiro has scoured the digital world for maps and images depicting this imminent catastrophe. She alters and layers these images, adjusts them and splices them to form visually arresting and heart-rending pictorial expressions of her reaction to the destruction of her world. 

The digital works in this exhibition are specifically of Boston and  Boston Harbor. Each of them shows aspects of Boston itself, both past and present. Two of the digital pieces have tables that show the increase in sea rise and tidal flooding that has already happened and predict the size of future sea rise and tidal flooding. Another table displays the predicted increase in 100 degree days. Two digital pieces contain three maps which depict future sea level rise in very particular ways. 
 
Memory and forebodings as well as the past and the future form the underlying rationale and bases of the paintings. They embody Shapiro's fears but in more abstract form and are powerful in their open narrative but informed by the digital work. Each communicates the artist's inner turmoil in a very unique way.

 

Panel Discussion addressing climate change on Wed, May 9, 7-9pm 



Exhibition
April 24 - May 19, 2018
Gallery I

Grit and Glow
Echoes and Reflections

Michelle Stone 

Receptions:
Thursday, April 26, 6-8pm, Saturday, April 28, 3:30-5:30

Stone image

Grew a Hybrid, Mixed media

Ceres Gallery is pleased to present Michelle Stone's intriguing and beautiful sculpture and painting installation. Her constructed, abstract hybrid forms live, mutate, combine and transform themselves into a textured, colorful, menagerie of creatures and in doing so transform the walls on which they hang or the space they inhabit. These engaging constructions and paintings on paper create a primal experience as they evolve and regenerate from visual fragments into a community of relationships. The arrangements are unpredictable and remind one of the rhythms found in nature even though they are contained in a man-made space. Stone meanders through the cycles of growth, transformation and decay as it relates to humanity.

Exhibition
April 24 - May 19, 2018
Gallery II

RECENT POLITICAL COLLAGES
Mobilizing for Action

Cristina Biaggi 

Reception:
Saturday, April 28, 3-5pm

Biaggi image

Breaking the Glass Ceiling, 2008, collage, 11 x 17"

Upcoming: May 22 - June 16, 2018

Raising Women's Voices 
Ceres annual group exhibition of selected members

Uptown Bound: A Retrospective
Masayo Nishimura 



Ceres Gallery 547 West 27th Street Suite 201 New York, NY 10001 phone: 212-947-6100 fax: 212-202-5455
email
: art@ceresgallery.org