Poetry and Art by Srividya Kannan Ramachandran in "Mom Egg Review"

The Girl in the Apartment Below

As the train whistled past the lonely road,
She stood still.
The stale neon lights illumined
the plastic smile on her lips.
Her burdened shoulder drooped.
Yet, she waved.
She was all but ten.

I got a glimpse of her sorrow beneath,
I blinked, and she was gone.
Why didn’t I share my journey with her?
She was all but ten.

          –Srividya Kannan Ramachandran

 

--from "Mom Egg Review Literature and Art" Link here

"The Mind is a Clean Canvas"; Oil on Canvas; 24 x 36 in; painting by Srividya Kannan Ramachandran

"The Mind is a Clean Canvas"; Oil on Canvas; 24 x 36 in; painting by Srividya Kannan Ramachandran

Wally Gilbert Art Show at Salon R

Doors to Nowhere

New Wally Gilbert Art Show at
Salon R
703 Mount Auburn Street
Cambridge MA 02140
617-491-2300

June 21st to August 25th, 2017

Tuesday 9:30 – 5:00
Weds & Thurs 9:30 – 8:00
Friday 9:30 – 5:00
Saturday 8:00 – 2:30

Opening Reception: Tuesday, July 11, 6 – 8 pm

"Doors to Nowhere"  45" x 30" Digital print on Aluminum with a high gloss finish.

"Doors to Nowhere" 

45" x 30"
Digital print on Aluminum with a high gloss finish.

John Nieman in Two Upcoming Shows

John Nieman will be exhibiting work at the gallery@oxo in London, Oxo Tower Wharf, Bargehouse Street South Bank, London SEI 9PH. Opening Night is Thursday 20th July 2017 6.30pm - 8.30pm. Exhibition Dates: 19th-23rd July 2017. Click here for more info.

NIeman's work will also be exhibited in the "Paper Works 2017" exhibit at the Upstream Gallery in Hastings-On-Hudson, NY from June 22-July 23. Opening is June 25, 2-5. Click here for more info.

Jenny Belin Showing in Park Slope

Jenny Belin's flower paintings and feminist pins.

Jenny Belin's flower paintings and feminist pins.

Jenny Belin will be having a show of recent paintings at the The Diana Kane Boutique in Park Slope. Opening Wednesday, June 28 at 5 PM - 8 PM. Paintings will be on view throughout the summer. 229 5th Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11215. Click here for the boutique's website.

Vernita Nemec at Van Der Plas Gallery

"Face Up" by Vernita N’Cognita   14 x 11   inches,  Mixed Media collage.        

"Face Up" by Vernita N’Cognita
  14 x 11   inches,  Mixed Media collage.        

Viridian's Director Vernita Nemec has two collages in an upcoming exhibit at Van Der Plas Gallery at 156 Orchard Street. The opening reception is Wednesday June 28th 6-8pm

Viridian Artist Member Wally Gilbert in Group Show in Vermont

Wally Gilbert at VermontArts.Gallery

"Sparkling Summer Celebration"


Artists Reception
Saturday, July 1st – Noon to 3 o'clock

VermontArts.Gallery
78 Creampot Road
Heartland, Vermont
Tel. 802 436 2200

Contact VermontArts.Gallery at VermontArtsGallery.com@gmail.com for an Invitation and celebrate Digital Art in the heart of Vermont.

"Trees - Blue"  A 60" x 40" panel on a Flush Mount. Digital print on Aluminum with a high gloss finish.

"Trees - Blue" 
A 60" x 40" panel on a Flush Mount.
Digital print on Aluminum with a high gloss finish.

Wally Gilbert's art is available both on aluminum and as prints on paper. These, as well as his scarves with digital prints on a soft, light chiffon, are all available at Viridian. See Wally Gilbert portfolio above and also our web store.

N'Cognita at Theater for the New City

Theater for the New City Lower East Side Festival

Sunday, May 28, 2017 7:54PM for just 10 minutes

Entangled”

created by

Vernita Nemec, also known as N'Cognita

with music by Larry Simon

The Theater for the New City Lower East Side Festival organized by Crystal field & happening Memorial Day weekend in NYC's Lower East Side at 1st Avenue & 10th Street will be presenting a multitude of 10 minute performances & readings- all free, all weekend. Among the performers & poets are Penny Arcade, Tammy Faye, Pheobe Legere, Nicky Paraiso, Reno, Yuko & Vernita N'Cognita. Come Sunday 7:54 PM to the Cabaret Theater (check the red door to the left of the 1st entrance) & stay for the evening! 
In “Entangled”, N'Cognita again incorporates out of scale props to search within the media of performance for a clearer understanding of what it is to be a woman today. In this work, she has braided 600 yards of ribbon into a large ball and sits in a child sized chair as she explores with the audience unanswerable questions discovered in a book. The artist uses Butoh movement forms interpreted uniquely & personally to explore, along with words and props, conceptual ideas in her performance work. How our complicated lives entangle us. 


Vernita Nemec, also known as N'Cognita to honor underknown artists, has been creating performance artworks since 1978 when she "occupied" a corner of Prince &Wooster Streets in early days of SoHo. Since that time she has presented more than 70 performances in the United States, Hungary, Japan, Ireland, Germany, Mexico and France, including guerrilla performances at the Pompidou Museum in Paris and Documenta 13 in Kasel. This is the third Lower East Side Festival season in which she has performed. A different iteration of "Entangled" was presented at Judson Church as part of the Movement Research Monday Night Series. Her performances can also be seen on UTube. Come Sunday 7:54 PM to the Cabaret Theater (check the red door to the left of the 1st entrance) & stay for the evening! 

Press Release: BERNICE FAEGENBURG "TREES"

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BERNICE FAEGENBURG
"TREES"

May 16 - June 3, 2017
Reception, Saturday, May 20, 2-5pm


Chelsea NY: Viridian Artists is pleased to present a solo exhibition of mixed media photography by artist Bernice Faegenburg. Opening on May 16, 2017, the exhibit will run through June 3rd, with a reception on Saturday, May 20, from 2-5pm. 

Bernice Faegenburg is an artist who has always enjoyed experimenting and exploring new media. In this exhibition of new work, she has continued her involvement with nature and the environment, but her current focus is trees. Trees in all their glory.

 In the past, Faegenburg's media focus has been primarily painting and Japanese brushwork, but this time she has had her digital photographs transformedin a variety of ways. Incorporating fabric for the first time, she has created installations of her images that flow both figuratively & literally as viewers stop before the work. In addition, she has used a variety of digital photographic apps and continues exploring and experimenting with them.

All about her love of trees, these new works take you out of the gallery and perhaps onto the backporch looking out at the woods or lawn behind your house- wherever the viewer prefers to imagine themselves. One can see the artist's love of nature and experimentation for she has taken her art beyond the stretched canvas and unto printed, airy and unstretched fabric blowing in the breeze as trees do.

Faegenburg's favorite tree is the Witch Hazel that is the first to bloom in her hometown of Roselyn, Long Island.She carries her camera everywhere with her, often stopping along the side of the road to catch an image, capturing trees in all their seasons of dress and undress. Despite the fact that most of the images in this exhibit start with a photograph, one can see her earlier influences of Japanese brush painting still. 

Faegenburg has always approached her art making instinctively, allowing her images to grow out of her daily experiences. For her, the most important aspect of her art is the doing for process is as important to her as the outcome.

 The artist did undergraduate work at the Tyler School of Fine Arts and Temple University, where she studied printmaking and egg tempera techniques in the Rennaisance manner. She came to New York after graduation, attending the National Academy of Design and receiving a Masters Degreee at C.W. Post College, studying painting and graphics with Robert Yasuda and later, Oriental philosopy and its relationshiop to painting with Jerry Okimoto

Gallery hours: Tuesday-Saturday 12- 6 PM. For further information please contact Vernita Nemec, Gallery Director at 212 414 4040 or viridianartistsinc@gmail.com or view the gallery website: www.viridianartists.com

Press Release: Susan Sills: "Family Portraits"


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SUSAN SILLS
"FAMILY PORTRAITS"

April 25- May 13 2017
Reception, Saturday, April 29, 4-6 pm

Chelsea NY: Viridian Artists is pleased to present a solo exhibition of drawings and paintings by artist Susan Sills. Opening on April 25, 2017, the exhibit will run through May 13th, with a reception on Saturday, April 29th, from 4-6pm.

After years of focusing on creating painted wooden sculptures of art historical themes and characters, the artist Susan Sills is returning to her first love - drawing, and to themes closer to her heart - her family.

As always, she is inspired by history, but this time she presents a history of her family as she has portrayed them over the years in ink, pencil and paint, working from life and more recently from photographs. Many of the newest portraits are based on family photographs she discovered in a box and recreated as oil paintings in sepia tones on canvas, recapturing a sense of past moments and lost memories. Who is that man in the fedora who resembles Humphrey Bogart? An uncle or a cousin somehow lost from the memories of those family members still living?

Sills' artistic career began early, studying at the Art Students League when she was just 12, surrounded by a family of artists, particularly her mother. Following in her grandfather's steps, who was a jeweler, she is also including jewelry she has created from geometric drawings and doodles saved from phone call jottings over the years.

For the past thirty years Sills has been noted for her life size cutout figures in painted birch plywood portraying famous characters from art history, creating over 100 of them. Over the years she has presented these works in a variety of ways - from life- size cut-outs of famous heads to grandiose tableaus and installations in which famous paintings come to life in our time with coke bottles, empty take-out food trays, etc. presenting these characters with humor & intelligence.

Sills has had 19 Solo shows, and is included in the Sylvia Sleigh Collection of Women Artists at Rowan University. She was also a featured artist in the recently published "100 New York Painters" by Cynthia Dantzic. She has had solo exhibitions at the Queens College Art Center and the Pensacola Museum of Art, which sponsored an educational experience for 4500 children and their teachers and her 2-D sculptures have also been used as a set for a dance performance at the Whitney Museum. Her art is in numerous corporate and museum collections and she has been represented by Viridian since 1979.

Her complete bio can be seen at susansillscutouts.com

Gallery hours: Tuesday-Saturday 12- 6 PM. For further information please contact Vernita Nemec, Gallery Director at 212 414 4040 or viridianartistsinc@gmail.com or view the gallery website: www.viridianartists.com

 

Press Release: Arthur Dworin: "Inquiries"

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ARTHUR DWORIN
"Inquiries"
April 4- April 22, 2017


Reception, Saturday, April 8, 2-6pm
Wine & Words Saturday, April 22, 2-4PM

 

 Chelsea NY: Viridian Artists is pleased to present a solo exhibition of paintings by artist Arthur Dworin. Opening on April 4, 2017, the exhibit will run through April 22, with a reception on Saturday, April 8, from 2-6pm. There will be a Wine & Words reception on Saturday, April 22, from 2-4pm when the artist will talk about his process and answer questions. 

The organic and geometric shapes that have long populated Arthur Dworin’s work are raised off the surface now and coated with a high iron content patina that he then oxidizes to produce a rich rust. This he juxtaposes with bands and fields of brilliant color.

Peter Selz, the former MoMA curator of painting and sculpture and one of Dworin’s collectors, has said that “Dworin’s paintings are endowed with an original sense of sonorous color. Abstract as they are, they bring a new sense of visual order to organic forms of nature.” 

Dworin attended the Detroit Society of Arts and Crafts and received a scholarship to the Art Students League in Woodstock. After painting in Zacualpan, Mexico, he became a member of the United Scenic Artists Union, where he became skilled in a host of techniques that have been invaluable to his personal art.  While painting sets for theater and film, he used materials in an alchemical way. Often he had to make something look as if five layers of paint had peeled off a rusting surface.  But in his own painting, he literally rusts the surfaces rather than just painting them to look like rust. 

Like Kandinsky, whom he admires, Dworin improvises with forms that resonate musically with his own spiritual explorations. As he puts it, Dworin hopes that, “the spirit in these works will act as a key to awaken what is already deep within the observer, anew with each viewing, bringing a greater awareness of our inner and outer universes.”

Dworin lived and worked in Tribeca (Manhattan) until 2011, when he purchased a Pennsylvania church, where he created these works. This is his fifth solo show at Viridian.  

Gallery hours: Tuesday-Saturday 12- 6 PM. For further information please contact Vernita Nemec, Gallery Director at 212 414 4040 or viridianartistsinc@gmail.com or view the gallery website: www.viridianartists.com

Wally Gilbert in a show at Lasell College in Newton, MA Artists' Reception Thursday, March 23, 6 to 8 pm

Wally Gilbert will have pieces in ABSTRACT SYSTEMS, a show of nine artists, curated by Lisa Reindorf and Andrea Foggle Plotkin. 

March 21 – April 12, 2017
Artists’ Reception: Thursday, March 23, 6 – 8 pm

Wedeman Gallery
Lasell College
Yamawaki Art & Cultural Center
47 Myrtle Avenue, Newton, MA

Featuring work by:Barbara Grad, Barbara Eskin, Jennifer Caine,
Wally Gilbert (photographer and Nobel prize winner in biology),
Jennifer Moses, Stephanie McMahon, Lisa Reindorf,
Debra Weisberg and Heidi Whitman.

Gallery Statement:  Our modern society is teeming with information as technology has infiltrated our daily lives. In many fields, systems are a way to make sense of the information. Artists parse these systems and develop their own interpretations in their work.

Abstract Systems presents the work of a group of artists who approach abstract painting utilizing their own personal symbolic language. Each of the artists works evolve from a specific type of systems- in the areas of architecture, biology, information, technology, and mapping.

Abstract painting can be difficult to navigate, but by understanding these systems the viewer is presented with a way to understand and interpret the paintings.
 

Gallery open hours are Tuesday –Saturday, 1 – 4pm.

Wedeman Gallery is located at 47 Myrtle Avenue, Newton, MA 02466. For more information , please contact the gallery director, Vladimir Zimakov.

Phone: 617 243 2143