Tag Archives: Art Exhibition

Soghra Khurasani’s SKIN at Gitler & ______ Gallery

Gitler &_____ presents a solo exhibition of works by Indian printmaker Soghra Khurasani. A series of 8 small format woodprints, SKINtraces an intimate arc between the marks made on human bodies and those impacted on nature and land. The artist’s first series in the wake of a two year maternity recess, SKINis informed by the rupture and healing of membranes, especially as pertains to pregnancy and childbirth.

SKIN abandons the pungent red tones of Khurasani’s previous work for more neutral hues. Smashing all manner of objects against her blocks, Khurasani’s prints vibrate with the force of her incisions, alternating between pointillist textures and more painterly splotches.  Fields of scars and cuts suggest mountains and valleys of lacerated flesh, alien landscapes or Max Ernst Microbe series.

The exhibition features the original wood blocks from which Kurasani has worked. Veiled blushing tumors. Lavender territories. Slashed burgeoning bodies. Long scratches bisecting multiple layers of molting pink, brown, green and violet … the SKINprints try to express “what we are behind our skins”.

Soghra Khurasani (b. 1983) is an artist from Vadodara, India. Khurasani holds a Bachelors Degree in Painting from Andhra University, and a Masters of Visual Arts degree from Maharaja Sayajirao University, Vadodara. She has had solo exhibitions at TARQ, Gitler & _____, and Kalakriti. Khurasani has been included in group exhibitions at TARQ, Mumbai (2015); Lalit Kala Akademi, Chennai (2014); Clark House Initiative, Mumbai (2013); and featured a curatorial project at the Kochi-Muziris Biennale (2012). Khurasani has participated in the KHOJ-Kooshk exchange between Tehran and New Delhi (2016) and the Religare Arts Residency, New Delhi (2011). She is the recipient of the 56th National Academy Award at Lalit Kala Akademi, Rabindra Bhavan, New Delhi (2015) and the Kala Sakshi Memorial Trust Award, New Delhi (2009). Most recently Khurasani has completed the Beisinghoff Printmaking Residency in Germany (2018). She and her husband Shaik are currently building a Print studio in Vadodara where she lives and works.

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Gitler &_____  Gallery is dedicated to showcasing rising artists from around the world, and organizing public art projects. For more info visit www.gitlerand.com

“Reflections” by Sheryl Denbo at the Hebrew Tabernacle Gold Wing Art Gallery

Sheryl Denbo is inspired by that time just after sunrise and before sunset when the daylight is subtle and the colors are both soft and deep. She returns to her canvas and uses intense, fluid, metallic colors on papers and fabrics that she gets from around the world. Please join us for Friday evening Sabbath Services (7:30-8:30pm ) followed by the artist’s opening reception of the September-October, 2018 exhibit.  Wheelchair accessible. Exhibit open M,W,F and after religious services on Saturday and Sunday. Call 212-568-8304 or visit  HebrewTabernacle.org for further information. Admission free.

Takashi Harada, ‘Elements of Nature/ Elementos de la naturale,’ Exhibition at Dyckman Farmhouse

Hours:
Thursday – Saturday
11am-4pm

Inwood local Japanese Painting Artist Takashi Harada showcases his NIHONGA artworks. He uses “NIHONGA” Japanese traditional painting technique to express atmospheric images from a natural habitat. Mid and small size artworks will be shown.

Takashi Harada, un artista de pintura local y japonés de Inwood, exhibe sus obras de arte de NIHONGA. Utiliza la técnica de pintura tradicional japonesa “NIHONGA” para expresar imágenes del hábitat natural. Se mostrarán obras de arte de tamaño mediano y pequeño.

Soghra Khurasani’s SKIN at Gitler & ______ Gallery

Gitler &_____ presents a solo exhibition of works by Indian printmaker Soghra Khurasani. A series of 8 small format woodprints, SKINtraces an intimate arc between the marks made on human bodies and those impacted on nature and land. The artist’s first series in the wake of a two year maternity recess, SKINis informed by the rupture and healing of membranes, especially as pertains to pregnancy and childbirth.

SKIN abandons the pungent red tones of Khurasani’s previous work for more neutral hues. Smashing all manner of objects against her blocks, Khurasani’s prints vibrate with the force of her incisions, alternating between pointillist textures and more painterly splotches.  Fields of scars and cuts suggest mountains and valleys of lacerated flesh, alien landscapes or Max Ernst Microbe series.

The exhibition features the original wood blocks from which Kurasani has worked. Veiled blushing tumors. Lavender territories. Slashed burgeoning bodies. Long scratches bisecting multiple layers of molting pink, brown, green and violet … the SKINprints try to express “what we are behind our skins”.

Soghra Khurasani (b. 1983) is an artist from Vadodara, India. Khurasani holds a Bachelors Degree in Painting from Andhra University, and a Masters of Visual Arts degree from Maharaja Sayajirao University, Vadodara. She has had solo exhibitions at TARQ, Gitler & _____, and Kalakriti. Khurasani has been included in group exhibitions at TARQ, Mumbai (2015); Lalit Kala Akademi, Chennai (2014); Clark House Initiative, Mumbai (2013); and featured a curatorial project at the Kochi-Muziris Biennale (2012). Khurasani has participated in the KHOJ-Kooshk exchange between Tehran and New Delhi (2016) and the Religare Arts Residency, New Delhi (2011). She is the recipient of the 56th National Academy Award at Lalit Kala Akademi, Rabindra Bhavan, New Delhi (2015) and the Kala Sakshi Memorial Trust Award, New Delhi (2009). Most recently Khurasani has completed the Beisinghoff Printmaking Residency in Germany (2018). She and her husband Shaik are currently building a Print studio in Vadodara where she lives and works.

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Gitler &_____  Gallery is dedicated to showcasing rising artists from around the world, and organizing public art projects. For more info visit www.gitlerand.com