Carter Burden Gallery presents Unbound in the east gallery featuring Beverly Brodsky and Elisabeth Jacobsen. The reception will be held March 3, 2016 from 6 – 8 PM. The exhibition runs from March 3rd through 24th at 548 West 28th Street in New York City. The Gallery hours are Tuesday-Friday, 11am-5pm, Saturday 11am-6pm.
In Unbound, Beverly Brodsky presents abstract paintings and monotypes for her first exhibition at Carter Burden Gallery. Brodsky’s visceral surfaces are created through many layers of paint. In layering the paint, the artist reflects on the passage of geological time, and how time can be seen through the earth’s layers. In addition to geology, the artist is inspired by mysterious, non-linear realities of the spirit world. Brodsky’s travels to the Middle East, the Caribbean, the Pacific Northwest, Vermont, and Japan have influenced her work. Her interactions with different cultures, mythologies, and religions have particularly impacted Brodsky’s color decisions. The resulting surfaces of Brodsky’s paintings and monotypes reveal her passion for color.
Beverly Brodsky, born in Brooklyn, New York, attended Brooklyn College (B.A. degree), where she studied with Ad Reinhardt and Burgoyne Diller. She is an internationally exhibited abstract painter, lives in New York City and teaches at the New School. She has been awarded several fellowships and grants. These include The Connecticut Commission on The Arts(1979), The New York Foundation For The Arts Fellowship (2000), and The Adolf and Esther Gottlieb Foundation Grant (2012). In 1977 she was awarded the Randolph Caldecott Medal for her book, The Golem. Her museum exhibitions include: The Jewish Museum (1988), The Whitney Museum of American Art (2000), The Mazza Museum, (Ongoing), and The Hebrew Union College Museum (2015). Arts In Embassies has recently included her paintings on long term loan exhibitions.
In Unbound, Elisabeth Jacobsen presents sculptures for her first show at Carter Burden Gallery. Interwoven through Jacobsen’s work is an adoration of the female figure and a devotion to sacred and secular images. The range of Jacobsen’s formal training in sculpture, photography, and design is evident in her work. Common objects, discarded or found materials are manipulated to convey her stories. A Roman Catholic upbringing influences intimate chronicles of love, silence, and vulnerability, past and present. Jacobsen chooses materials for their formal qualities, frequently using metals, and gold or silver leaf, to instill a preciousness of content. She also brings together found or discarded objects, which support the meaning and the type of composition or tableau that she creates. Her art is a means to explore women’s issues, religion, gay concerns, and other themes, pursuing the meaning of our bodies and loss.
Elisabeth Jacobsen, b. 1949, received her BFA from Purchase College, SUNY and her MFA from University at Albany, SUNY. She has also studied abroad in Italy and Mexico. She has taught internationally, and at Fashion Institute of Technology, NY for over 30 years. Her work has been shown throughout the US and is in several private collections. She has had solo shows in New York City, Albany, NY and Brentwood, MD.