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BMCC and the Shirley Fiterman Art Center are pleased to present Diphthong, an exhibition of process-based abstraction curated by artists Stephen Maine and Gelah Penn.
The exhibition will run from September 29 through November 14, 2015.
A reception for the artists will be held in the Shirley Fiterman Art Center, on the first floor of BMCC's Fiterman Hall, 281 Barclay Street, NYC, on September 29 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Diphthong is a group exhibition that includes painting, drawing, sculpture, photography and installation. Much of the work displays a hands-on look and feel, and the exhibition’s unifying principle is its performative aspect.
The exhibit presents a broad spectrum of approaches to process.
-- Artists Rosemarie Fiore and Stephen Maine employ unconventional mark-making devices, while Michael Brennan wields the familiar painting knife with singular precision.
-- A protracted, labor-intensive process characterizes the works of Anoka Faruqee and Rebecca Ward, while Kara Rooney, Gelah Penn and Leslie Wayne reimagine their three-dimensional works into an essentially pictorial language.
-- Artists John Zinsser and Michael A. Robinson present an art-historical consciousness, while Jaq Chartier and Carrie Yamaoka examine the unpredictability of their materials’ behavior.
-- Pouring, more or less controlled, yields dramatically different results in the works of Thomas Pihl and Elizabeth Cooper.
-- A spirit of open-ended improvisation, present in many of the works on view, is particularly apparent in the works of Susan Still Scott, Denise Treizman and Julia Klein.
Participating artists: Michael Brennan, Jaq Chartier, Elizabeth Cooper, Anoka Faruqee, Rosemarie Fiore, Julia Klein, Stephen Maine, Gelah Penn, Thomas Pihl, Michael A. Robinson, Kara Rooney, Susan Still Scott, Denise Treizman, Rebecca Ward, Leslie Wayne, Carrie Yamaoka and John Zinsser.
PHOTO: Artist creating a Firework Drawing at her studio in the Bronx. Image courtesy of Rosemarie Fiore Studio