“Pulp Fiction” opens at Elisa Contemporary Art on February 25. Our new exhibit focuses on fictional worlds created on paper. Our exhibit travels inside the labs of inventors and mad scientists to the underwater worlds of athletes…from architectural and industrial buildings to abstracted landscapes. These fictional places and people all invite the viewer to glimpse in and then create stories all their own. As stated by featured artist, Melinda Hackett, “If there is a story to tell, it is up to the viewer to tell it.”
Our exhibit includes the imaginary characters of:
Emerging Polish artist, Krzysztof Pastuszka
Hawaii artist Carol Bennett
The Urban Buildings and Abstracted Worlds of:
Turkish artist, Yasemin Kackar-Demirel
Armenian-American artist, Ferdinanda Florence
New York artist, Melinda Hackett
The people and characters of Krzysztof Pastuszka’s artwork are inspired by those who come up with an outlandish idea…and then make it a reality. Carol Bennett’s figures were originally conceived watching Swimmers train at the LA Athletic Club – the space once used by Olympic coaches in the 1920’s. The buildings and structures in Yasemin Kackar Demirel’s artwork are constructed and deconstructed cities inspired by her travels throughout Turkey, the US and her imagination. In the artwork of Ferdinanda Florence, she uses industrial sites in her home city of Vallejo (CA) to explore issues of place on a more personal level. The watercolor worlds of Melinda Hackett are “poetic inventions of her imagination.”
The exhibit also works in concert with Elisa Contemporary Art's presence at the 2016 Art on Paper Fair during Armory Arts Week. Elisa Contemporary Art will be in booth 214from March 3-6 at Pier 36, NYC.
What: Pulp Fiction
When: February 25 – April 30, 2016
Closing Reception: Thursday, April 28 from 6-8 pm
Where: Elisa Contemporary Art, 5622 Mosholu Avenue, Riverdale NY 10471
Hours: Thursdays 12pm – 5:00pm; and by appointment (Weekdays, Evenings, Weekends) (closed 3/3 and 3/31)
A portion of all gallery sales is donated to charities helping underserved children heal through art. We support Free Arts NYC and Art Therapy Outreach Center.