"Connecting The Dots" exhibition at the ISE Cultural Foundation in Manhattan

I am excited to be included in “Connecting The Dots”, curated by Lovina Purple at the ISE Cultural Foundation in Manhattan.  I will be showing handmade porcelain “barnacles” in a 15’ array that echoes the contour of the East River and local waterways in and around the Brooklyn waterfront where I live.  This is the latest installment of "Emersion", an ongoing series of installations that focus on rising sea levels in the era of global warming.
Please join me at the opening Friday, June 7th from 6 to 8pm if you can. The gallery is located at 555 Broadway, (Prince St. & Spring St.) NY, NY.

Connecting The Dots.....
Curated By Lovina Purple
Mira Alibek, Beth Dary, Amanda C. Small, and Margaret Withers
 June 7 - July 5, 2013
Opening Reception: Friday, June 7, 6-8PM
ISE Cultural Foundation is pleased to present a group exhibition "Connecting The Dots....." curated by Lovina Purple at the Front Space.

Connections can be physical, sentimental, metaphorical or technological. The phrase "Connecting the dots" is often used as a way to illustrate the ability to associate one idea with another, to find the "bigger picture" so to speak. A source of constant discussion and debate in the Art World, what is the connection of the artist to the material/concept, to the venue? We are obsessed with what ties one to another, be it object, thought, material or idea. In Connecting the Dots... four female artists will be exhibiting work in various mediums which artistic and creative uses of the dot/sphere/orb or circle are used both physically and conceptually in their work. 
The exhibition consists of two installations, two drawings and two mixed media paintings. Each artist has a personal connection to process, concept and idea. The artists touch on wide ranging topics that reflect upon their various backgrounds and experiences, but in all, not only do they use the shape of the dot or sphere in their work, but they allude to the unending anticipation of what is to come next. They tell a story that is not yet complete, where some of the tale is yet to be told.  Dots themselves when in multiples lead us to another place. They hang in the balance of expectation, anticipation and a feeling of "to be continued" or unending vastness. Yet they also tell us "we are here" mark the end of a sentence and pin-point us down to our coordinates. In this exhibition, the work highlights the open-ended process of creation and the interconnectedness of artists whose work at first glance is quite different, but when brought together connect the dots...

ISE Cultural Foundation
555 Broadway, (Prince St. & Spring St.)
New York, NY 10012
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