Carter Burden Gallery presents Stories and Silence in the west gallery featuring Leslie Shaw Zadoian. The reception will be held October 22, 2015 from 6 – 8 PM. The exhibition runs from October 15th through November 5th at 548 West 28th Street in New York City. The Gallery hours are Tuesday-Friday, 11am-5pm, Saturday 11am-6pm.
In Stories and Silence, Leslie Shaw Zadoian presents twelve recent works for her third show at Carter Burden Gallery. Zadoian’s work is comprised of assemblages of unlikely material combinations of damaged metal, plastic, or wood with traditional art-making media, often on multiple connected canvases. The artist pays attention to the formal aesthetic elements: shapes, lines, color, texture, and space. This reflection results in poetic combinations. The artist enables a story to form itself via her actions. Each piece in the exhibition is about a story or the place behind all stories where there is a silence. The artist intends for viewers to discover the story of each piece – the viewer completes the piece. Zadoian states “Inspired by nature, art, the world of manufactured and discarded objects, and the inner journey, my artworks transform disparate elements and integrate them into a new universe.”
Leslie Shaw Zadoian is a New York City based artist. Zadoian received her B.A. and M.A. from Queens College, City University of New York, and studied at The Art Students League of New York with Bruce Dorfman. The artist worked as a writer/editor and graphic designer in book publishing for The Viking Press, Penguin Books, and CBS International Publishing, and in higher education for Queens College Continuing Education Program. She has been making art full time since 2005. Zadoian has participated in many shows in New York and nationally, and has works in private collections in the U.S. and Europe.