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February 27 – March 23, 2024

Gallery I & II

Liz Ndoye + Jo-Ann Brody

Solo / Duo 2

February 27 – March 23, 2024

Reception: Thu, Feb 29, 6-8 PM

Liz Ndoye, Zoom II, 2023, Uniball on paper, 14 x11″                                                                                                                 

Jo-Ann Brody, Figures on Stones, 2024, Papier mache,, 18 x 14 x 3”

Ceres Gallery presents JoAnn Brody, sculptor, and Liz Ndoye, mixed media/fiber artist in SOLO / Duo 2 –Culture and Stance, their second blended show.

Their work and styles compliment each other. Both Ndoye and Brody are figurative artists but their approaches are unique to their individual concepts. Brody focuses on the form and stance of her figures while Ndoye is trying to capture the fictional, cultural milieu of her dolls.

Liz Ndoye continues her love affair with her doll “creatures” -soft, fabric, humanoid figures that she makes and installs in tandem with her large canvasses and drawings in order to depict aspects of their doll culture and existence. In this, her latest show at Ceres, she will attempt to convey and share her passion for and joyous communion with her doll creations. She will make dolls, paint and draw them, and create installations that celebrate their healing, happy qualities.

Brody relies on the fact that the brain recognizes a figure with very few cues. One know it is a woman. So despite distortion, exaggeration, mis-proportion, and incorrect anatomy, we recognize what is before us. Brody has been known to reply to a question about life drawing, “Why should I confuse myself with reality. If I need a detail, I look on the mirror.” She creates lines in space and the heads have always been more of a punctuation point. This year, hands have sprung into the spotlight.  

The artists are available by appointment. Call 212-947-6100.

SOLO / Duo 2 will run from Feb. 27 to March 23, Tuesday through Saturday, 12 noon to 6pm.


March 26 – April 20, 2024


Judith Greenwald

Portrait: missing pieces

Shirley Steele