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March 28 – April 22, 2023

Gallery I


The Textile Study Group of New York 

March 28 – April 22, 2023

Reception: Thursday, March 30, 6-8 PM 

The Textile Study Group of New York (TSGNY) and Ceres Gallery are pleased to present Connections, an exhibition that embodies a broad understanding of what artistic connections can be: connections between materials, between people, between ourselves and nature. This powerful exhibition also gives audiences the ability to witness the diversity of styles and techniques, in both two and three dimensional work, of TSGNY artists. 

This year, the TSGNY celebrates the 45th anniversary of its founding by six original artists who were intent upon delving deeper into the textile arts. Now in its fifth decade, TSGNY’s mandate has not changed but its membership has grown exponentially. In addition to its core program of monthly lectures, TSGNY supports an expansive series of projects and activities and regularly collaborates with international artists and exhibition venues.

Participating artistsLudmilla Aristova | Barbara Danzi | Joan Diamond | Rachael Dorr | Teri Figliuzzi | Jayne Gaskins | Geri Hahn | Carolyn Halliday | Kim Hyunju | Judy Kirpich | Nancy Koenigsberg | Carole P. Kunstadt | Mary Lane | Judy Langille | Fannie Lee | Patricia Malarcher | Saberah Malik | Juliet Martin | Dorothy McGuinness | Deborah Morris | Yasuko Okumura | Carol Paik | Janet Pollock | Ellen Ramsey | Theda Sandiford | Robin Schwalb | Dani Changah | Elizabeth Starcevic | Laura Tabakman | Betty Vera | Saaraliisa Ylitalo | Pamela Zave | Mallory Zondag

Gallery II

RAW BEAUTY – What has been given is now taken

Linda Kunik

March 28 – April 22, 2023

Reception: Thursday, March 30, 6-8 PM

 Metamorphosis, Emulsion Transfer on Dibond, 16.5” x 24.5”, 2022

RAW BEAUTY – What has been given is now taken

Archival pigment print, emulsion transfer on Dibond

Ceres Gallery is pleased to present RAW BEAUTY-What has been given is now taken, an exhibition of new photographs by Linda Kunik.

In Raw Beauty, Kunik manipulates photography both perceptually and physically. The first set of photographs in the exhibition demonstrate Kunik’s keen interest in examining the interplay between the readily visible representational world, and an abstracted state more aligned with memory and illusion. Here, Kunik’s process produces a synthetic dimensionality where none exists.

In the second set of work, the artist hand-separates an ink emulsion image from its original support and floats it in a liquid bath. The free-floating translucent picture is at once ghostly and textural. Kunik allows the diaphanous image to take on a life of its own, and then gently pushes the skin onto its new support, which solidifies its distortions and ripples.

In this seriesKunik explores the aftermath of a forest fire that burned through the Sequoia National Forest in October 2021. On her walks, she discovered heavily charred, lifeless tree trunks, holes where roots still smoldered, and white ash powder functioning as new ground cover. Capturing the destruction photographically, Kunik found beauty in the concept of renewal. This acceptance and celebration of unmediated change in nature formed the basis of Kunik’s own practice: her disconnected, floating images are reborn and grow again, albeit changed, upon moving to a new substrate.

Kunik holds a BFA from Otis College of Art and Design, a BA from the University of Illinois and an MS from DePaul University. Kunik has exhibited at numerous galleries and museums, nationally and internationally, including: Ceres Gallery (New York), National Arts Club (New York), Art 1307 Gallery (Italy), Ratchadamnoen Contemporary Art Museum (Thailand), Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum (Japan), Chiba City Museum of Art (Japan), Tiny Griffon Gallery (Germany), Museum of Art & History (California), Wilding Museum of Art and Nature (California), Santa Paula Museum (California). She has also exhibited at art fairs including Art Basel, Art Basel Miami, and Photo LA. 

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Hours: 12 noon to 6pm Tuesday-Saturday

April 25 – May 20, 2023

Changing World

Ann Shapiro


Michelle Stone

Listen Closely

Francine Perlman