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

212-947-6100

email:
art@ceresgallery.org

hours:
Tuesday - Saturday 12-6
Thursday 12-8

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February 4 - 29, 2020   
Gallery I

A Retrospective Portrait Exhibition
Cristina Biaggi

Receptions:
Thursday, February 6, 6-8pm
Saturday, February 8, 3-5pm


"I have been creating portraits professionally for over five decades and have made over 55 portraits of people and their animal companions. Creating my portraits requires my total immersion in contemplating and rendering the physical, psychological and spiritual aspects of my subjects – a process where I must concentrate on capturing the minute details of a face and the soul beyond it. I’ve derived a great deal of enjoyment doing this and, in the process, have become close to each of my subjects. One dog began by snapping at my fingers when I tried to measure his nose and ending up by liking my hand at the end of the posing sessions.

In this exhibition I have chosen to exhibit some of my latest and best portraits. If you wish to see more examples of my work please feel free to look at my portfolios or check out my website. If you would like to commission a portrait of a person or an animal companion please contact me via email."
Cristina Biaggi

February 4 - 29, 2020   
Gallery I

Compass - New Paintings 
Carlyle Upson 

Receptions:
Thursday, February 6, 6-8pm
Saturday, February 8, 3-5pm

 


Compass Rose–Radient Direction, 2019, Acrylic, Watercolor and Ink on paper, 24 x32 inches


Inspired by the city that never sleeps these recent paintings use bold geometry to explore the multifaceted experience of New York - as shown in Carlyle Upson's original artwork featuring a modern interpretation of cartographic compass roses. The city's population hails from every country on the globe and these compass rose elements draw upon diverse cultures represented in the city's limits. So many people with different influences coexisting and navigating in New York City - do they need to recalibrate to coexist?

In Carlyle's latest Compass paintings, the footprint of Borobudor (world's largest Buddhist monument) morphs into a wayfinding device by being visually superimposed onto a reproduced vintage map of Manhattan. Old USGS maps cropped and manipulated by the artist refer to ancient Egyptian mosaic iconography, 17th century Dutch engravings, and the sacred Taoist mountains in China. This imagery is obtained from direct site travel overseas and museum sojourns - collectively they bring up questions of which directions we are headed in as individuals, families, communities, and urban seekers. Which guideposts do we follow to set our bearings without drifting off course? Come explore where to find your true north.

February 4 - 29, 2020   
Gallery II

Visages Unframed
Susan Sinek

Receptions:
Thursday, February 6, 6-8pm
Saturday, February 8, 3-5pm



Susan Sinek draws and paints the female face and figure. This show of ‘faces’ uses a unique technique of painting on many layers of Japanese paper on canvas using Chinese ink, charcoal, pencil, acrylic, gold paint and gesso. She transforms her work using beautiful and sensitive lines with bold black passages. These evocative new works reflect her study and appreciation of Asian art.


Upcoming
March 3-25, 2020

Phylllis Rosser
Ecstatic Views of Nature

Phyllis Marsha Heller
Fragments of Beauty



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