"The Art of Captivity, Part Two" Exhibition

Susan Eley Fine Art

poster for "The Art of Captivity, Part Two" Exhibition

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The SEFA exhibition will explore ideas of captivity that range from the horror of Segregation, the Holocaust and the Iraq War, to subtler interpretations of psychological or spiritual imprisonment that spring from personal events and experiences, as well as from societal or cultural expectations.

Featured artists include Kim Luttrell, whose print of Holocaust victims shows arms tattooed with identifying numbers. Photographer Jessica M. Kaufman is represented by two works from her “Panopticon” series of stark black and white photographs of concentration camp sites, taken today. Susan Crileʼs works on paper from her Abu Ghraib series show US military policemen in unspeakable acts of violation and abuse of their prisoners. Ayakoh Furukawa’s intricate pencil drawings of Burmese long-necked women express expectations of how women should look, dress and present themselves within the confines of male dominated societies in the Third World and the West.
Barbara Bashlowʼs large painting from her “Girl” series called All Tied Up, reveals a pre-pubescent girl tied in ropes in an empty room and subject to the unremitting gaze of unseen onlookers. Fernando Molero will be represented by a self- portrait of a boyish Fernando behind a curtain of light. He is adorable, yet strangely poignant as he contemplates the man he will become and how memories of this fleeting childhood will haunt and entrap him. In Anne Sherwood Pundykʼs small watercolor Persephone, the goddess peers out in terror as Hades grips her shoulder. Kentaro Hiramatsu’s paintings of a tightly-wound, urban landscape reflect how we are entangled in and captive to the environments in which we choose to live.
On the lighter side, photographers Carolyn Monastra and Heather Boose Weiss explore notions of captivity through dress up and role play in theatrical settings. Elizabeth White’s intriguing photo-manipulated images of packaged food suggests that the West is enslaved by the collective notion that what we shop for, consume and collect somehow defines us.

Sister Exhibition:
The Art of Captivity Exhibition - Curated by Leonard Cassuto
September 22th to October 28th, 2010
Center Gallery, Lincoln Center Campus, 113 West 60th Street

Artists: Paul Karasik, Fernando Molero, Alyssa Pheobus, Anne Sherwood Pundyk, Peter Scott, Kara Walker, Karen Yama.



from October 26, 2010 to December 03, 2010

Opening Reception on 2010-10-26 from 18:00 to 20:00

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