Monday, February 8, 2010

Closing this week...

Eternal Return

Closes Friday, Feb 12, 2010
NURTUREart Gallery, 910 Grand Street, Brooklyn

NURTUREart Non-Profit, Inc. is pleased to present Eternal Return, a group exhibition curated by Christine Spangler and Tyler Wriston in our gallery at 910 Grand Street in East Williamsburg, Brooklyn. The exhibition features Jonathan Brilliant, Cody Trepte, Thomas Lendvai, Reuben Lorch-Miller, Judith Braun, Joy Curtis and Tara Parsons.

Calling upon Friedrich Nietzsche's theory of 'eternal return' for inspiration, the curators write "By applying Nietzsche's existential definition of a continuous return to every passing moment - thereby making those very moments palpable, intransient and solidified - one can transform an otherwise abstract notion into something paramount and hugely consequential."

Eternal Return brings together seven artists who fashion repetitive, accumulative, or cyclical forms from simple materials, resulting in works that are quiet yet psychologically charged. This interdisciplinary exhibit will include three site-specific installations made just for NURTUREart.

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The Language of Flowers
Closes Saturday, Feb 13, 2010
CRG Gallery

Georges Bataille’s essay, The Language of Flowers, on the symbolic nature of the flower is a revealing text wherein Bataille draws parallels between the anatomy of the flower and the human body as well as his interpretation of the nature of seduction, beauty, love, and death as understood through the flower’s physical and historically condensed characteristics.

This exhibition takes Bataille’s essay as a starting point and aperture through which we can focus on different artists that have incorporated the flower into their work in various forms. The exhibition investigates a range of different works from such artists as Robert Beck, Louise Bourgeoise, Pia Fries, Ori Gersht, Jim Hodges, Butt Johnson, Yayoi Kusama, Robert Mapplethorpe, and Andy Warhol.

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Stripped, Tie and Raw
Closes Saturday, Feb 13, 2010
Marianne Boesky Gallery

Marianne Boesky Gallery is pleased to present the works of Jorge Eielson, Donald Moffett, David Noonan, Steven Parrino and Salvatore Scarpitta. From the 1950's to the present these artists have stripped, ripped, twisted, draped, stretched and stitched the canvas to create works that push the definition of painting.

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