Friday, May 27, 2011

Vernissages NYC | "Nancy Grossman: Combustion Scapes" and "Collage" at Michael Rosenfeld Gallery

Nancy Grossman: Combustion Scapes opened tonight. From the gallery press release:
The exhibition features eight mixed media collage drawings and two large-scale assemblages inspired by Kilauea Volcano—believed to be the home of Pele, the Hawaiian fire and volcano goddess—which the artist visited in 1992 while in Hawaii for the opening of her last traveling retrospective at the Contemporary Museum in Honolulu. The collages are unique in that they are the only body of work Grossman has ever created in direct response to something external to her own psyche. The show is especially timely given the volcanic, seismic, and meteorological disruptions that have ricocheted around the world in the last several years."

The group show Collage also opened; this exhibition include works by: Jay DeFeo , Burgoyne Diller, Michael Goldberg , Nancy Grossman, Alfred Leslie , Conrad Marca-Relli, Anne Ryan, Betye Saar, Joseph Stella, Lenore Tawney, Charmion von Wiegand. A few images from the show:

JosephStella "Hardy Proust" and Lenore Tawney "Find Your Place in the Great Mandala"

Nancy Grossman: Combustion Scapes

May 26 - August 5, 2011
Michael Rosenfeld Gallery
24 West 57 Street