Katherine Earle, Carol Paik ~ Miscreant Matter Curated by Connie Lee at JVS Project Space

 

 

 

The Exhibition, M from L-R, Artist Katherine Earle, Curator Connie Lee, Artist Carol Paik. Image courtesy Connie Lee and the gallery

With the exhibition Miscreant Matter, artists Katherine Earle and Carol Paik pose the question, “Can we capture all the discarded, rejected, degenerate, degraded and miscreant matter and repurpose it through these small acts of creation?” It appears so ~ today, Earth Day, is the perfect day for this post.

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Art Lives Here in collaboration with JVS Project Space Presents Capucine Bourcart & Tomo Mori in Up-Close

 

 

 

Tomo Mori, A Cradle and a Thousand Lullabies, 2021, Acrylic paint, repurposed fabrics and satin finish UV varnish, 36″H x 48″, Image courtesy Art Lives Here and the Gallery

Capucine Bourcart and Tomo Mori’s artworks require the viewer to look closely and focus on the details that are often subtle. They are 21st century artists, living in Harlem, New York City. Their work has an underlying international fingerprint that reflects cultural heritage, womanhood and contemporary issues.

The exhibition Up-close features 3 series of Bourcart’s work and 2 series of Mori’s revealing 5 distinctly different methods of producing art. The artists are essentially reinventing their own process and developing a new visual vocabulary with each body of work.

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Karen Fitzgerald & Jaynie Gillman Crimmins: Matter and Spirit at JVS Project Space

 

 

 

Artists, Karen Fitzgerald & Jaynie Gillman Crimmins. Image courtesy of the artists.

We first came upon the work of Jaynie Gillman Crimmins last year in the group exhibition ‘Form, Paper, Scissors, at Living With Art Salon. In that exhibition, Crimmins displayed creations from two of her major series ~ ‘In Search of Beauty’ and ‘A Field Guide to Getting Lost.’ Beautiful and thoughtful pieces. So when we heard that she had an exhibition opening this month ~ we were all ears.

The name of the current exhibition is Matter and Spirit. These two entities have a long history of being deeply intertwined, and for good reason. As we engage with the world around us, we also sense something more than what our eyes can see. What that other dimension is has been the subject of many explorations in verbal language – poetry, philosophy, metaphysics – as well as in the visual language of art.

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