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Shoshana Wayne Gallery is pleased to present "Empathy Machine," an online exhibition of the work of New York-based painter Elena Sisto, consisting of over 20 paintings made in response social, cultural and political events of the past few months and years.

Press Release

Women are the protagonists in her paintings, of all ages and types and engaged in everything from climbing mountains, brandishing weapons, to responding to threats of global warming, the trials of quarantine and social distancing along with civil unrest during the Covid 19 pandemic. Themes of bravery, caring, companionship and solidarity abound in these paintings coupled with a more subtle …

Women are the protagonists in her paintings, of all ages and types and engaged in everything from climbing mountains, brandishing weapons, to responding to threats of global warming, the trials of quarantine and social distancing along with civil unrest during the Covid 19 pandemic. Themes of bravery, caring, companionship and solidarity abound in these paintings coupled with a more subtle message of strength and resilience.

Sisto describes the central female character in her paintings as an anima or avatar, loosely modeled on events and feelings from her own life but also the imagination and …