Art: 911 - 2002
This show combines work created by artists that depict the tragedy of September 11th, paired with artists who produced work since 911 which may not have an obvious reference to the tragedy. The pairing of literal and abstract works takes on a new meaning as both are viewed in light of the events of last September. Many works are representational, some with 911 themes and others without. A few images are included below. The group show will include gallery artists and guest artists, in painting and photography, to provide a comprehensive look at how artists are responding to the tragedy through their work. In one instance, for example, a painter who formerly thought there was no direct impact, now realizes that her work is stronger and bolder, strengthened by the fact that the event hit so close to home and exposed a raw nerve that is now evident in her work. The show opens on August 28th and continues through September 16th.
Michelle Mackey, Knowing, 2002, Oil on Canvas, 58 x 58 inches
Sebastiano Mauri, Xevi, 2002, Oil on Canvas, 36 x 36 inches
Ruth Hardinger: Sculptures and Graphites
This solo show presents Hardinger's new work from the past several years. It combines white, organic sculptural forms with gesteral graphite drawings in a dramatic display of works that take their cue from ancient ruins in Mexico. A text by Dominique Nahas will accompany the exhibit. Hardinger is a long-time resident of TriBeCa. The show opens September 25th and runs through October 23rd.
paul sharpe contemporary art
PSCA is founded on the premise that the artist comes first and is the raison d'être of the art world. The role of the gallerist is to nurture creative accomplishment and to cultivate the collectors and curators who can sustain the artists. The artists represented are those whose work one would wish to collect and to enjoy, while helping to support their careers. PSCA is led by Paul Sharpe, formerly of the Whitney Museum of American Art. The space itself is meant to encourage a dialogue in issues in art today and as such is designed as a salon rather than a white box. The color scheme is blue, camel, and white and it is inspired by a Justin Knowles painting of the mid 1960s. The concept is to create a space where artist and art lovers can congregate and appreciate fine contemporary art.
Paul Sharpe Contemporary Art
86 Walker Street, Floor Six, New York, NY 10013
(Walker is one block below Canal Street, between Broadway and Lafayette)
contact: 646 613 1252
The gallery is open on Wednesday through Saturday from Noon to 6 PM, and by appointment in the months of July and August.