The Carter Burden Gallery is pleased to announce Recent Work by Susan Lisbin and Katinka Mann, opening June 4, 2015 with a reception from 6 – 8 PM. The nonprofit Gallery highlights re-emerging professional artists who are increasingly overlooked for exhibiting their work, due to age. The exhibitions run through June 25th at 548 West 28th Street in New York City. The Gallery hours are Tuesday-Friday, 11am-5pm, Saturday 11am-6pm.
Susan Lisbin is exhibiting recent paintings and sculpture for her first show at the Carter Burden Gallery. Lisbin’s work explores abstract forms that articulate her views on relationships. The lines, gestures, shapes, colors, and materials represent how individuals relate to each other in regards to dependence, independence and co-dependence. Lisbin’s work draws attention to the physical and emotional space. Her paintings reveal the complexities of how forms interact through the many layers and marks. The three pieces of sculpture on exhibit come from Lisbin’s Chair Parts series, which include pieces of chairs that had been a part of her former marriage. Following a divorce, Lisbin repurposed the emotionally charged chairs into new sculptures. What once helped support a relationship that ended in divorce, now forms a new relationship with clay.
Susan Lisbin studied at the School of Fine and Applied Arts at Boston University from 1968 to 1971 and received her B.A. in painting from Ramapo College in New Jersey in 1975. Lisbin earned a master’s degree in painting from Montclair State University in 1980. Lisbin has exhibited her work extensively in the New York metropolitan area in solo and group shows; highlights include her solo exhibitions at the Ben Shahn Center for Visual Arts at William Patterson University and the M13 Project Room at Howard Scott Gallery. In 2005, Lisbin was awarded a residency fellowship at the Vermont Studio Center. Her work is in many private collections in the New York metropolitan area.
Katinka Mann is displaying two recent pieces for her first exhibition at the Carter Burden Gallery. Mann’s current work explores reflected light, illusion, shadow and color using a trapezoidal form within a larger form. The larger, exterior shape is organic in contrast to the off centered geometric form within. Her chosen material for her current work is heavy painted aluminum. Before using the trapezoid, the hexagon, was Mann’s mandala. In reducing her focus to the hexagon, and now trapezoid, she has an endless source to draw upon.
Katinka Mann is a New York City based sculptor, painter and paper maker with a studio at the Elizabeth Foundation. She attended Hartford Art School at the University of Hartford from 1957 to 1960. In the 1960s she continued to study at Pratt Institute, the Ruth Leaf Print Workshop in Bayside, NY, and with Master Printmaker Donn Stewart. In addition to Mann’s robust studio practice, in 1966 she founded and directed a contemporary arts education business for adults for 25 years. Mann has exhibited her work extensively nationally and internationally in solo and group shows for over six decades. Solo show highlights include exhibitions at the Islip Art Museum, the Anthony Giordano Gallery, the Heckscher Museum of Art, and A.I.R. Gallery. Group show highlights include exhibitions at the Brooklyn Museum, OK Harris Gallery, The Musee d’Elysees, and the Aldrich Museum. Mann is the recipient of several grants, residencies, and awards including a fellowship at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts in 2013, and a grant from the Polaroid Corporation at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts in 1982. Mann’s work can be found in more than 100 public collections including the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, the Museum of Modern Art Print Collection, the British Museum Print Collection, and the Metropolitan Museum.