Susan Rostow: Sense of Place at Atlantic Gallery

 

 

 

Susan Rostow. Image via Atlantic Gallery

Atlantic Gallery will open its doors to Brooklyn-based artist, Susan Rostow with her exhibition Sense of Place. Susan Rostow’s sculptures resemble archeological artifacts with biomorphic traits, prompting us to probe into their origin and meaning. Peppered throughout the gallery space, the visceral and mysterious smaller scale sculptures titled Naiads, allude to the nymphs from Greek mythology who protect and reside over rivers and marshes. In the background along the walls these hybrid creatures form a comical procession. Going about their business, each projects a distinct gesture–a bulbous loner in orange hues by a tall pale figure with a protruding belly, a pair pausing to engage in a vivid conversation or perhaps an argument. In the front, duos or extended groups of mixed-scale sculptures hint at Rostow’s background as a prolific book artist. Here the sculptures reference spliced or carved book spines in myriad playful ways. They metamorphize into volumes of organic forms resembling abstracted human figures, imaginary animals, or both–all painted with rich colors ranging from earth tones to reds and vibrant yellows to algae greens—evoking natural matter.

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Carol Crawford: DREAMSCAPES at Atlantic Gallery in Chelsea

 

 

 

HOLOCAUST 1944, Charcoal, pastel and photographic collage on rag paper

Atlantic Gallery will open its doors to DREAMSCAPES, a solo exhibition of of life-sized figurative drawings by Carol Crawford. The images of refugees in transit, were created by merging / blending enlarged archival photographs in black and white with charcoal and pastel drawings.

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