Claire Boren, Emily Rich, Marion Lane & Robert Petrick Exhibitions

Carter Burden Gallery

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Claire Boren’s paintings are thickly layered, expressive works that reveal a creative process that is both boldly intuitive and finely controlled. Her recent work explores abstraction, using layered applications with a variety of media that obscure and transform the underpainting into a vehicle for tension and depth.

Emily Rich uses the language of abstraction in her paintings to explore the changing environment, from the destruction of the shorelines and beaches to the kinetic energy of a city that never sleeps. Rich adroitly integrates a palette of bold and subtle colors, applied as if engaging in an artistic tango that is both passionate and deliberate.

Marion Lane uses abstraction as a means of confronting inner chaos, wherein destruction and creation merge. Lane’s sculptures bend hard materials into fluid and organic shapes, often reminiscent of delicate textiles or paper, confounding their substance and delighting the senses.

On the Wall, the new public installation space immediately outside the gallery, will feature a unique art installation created by Robert Petrick. Petrick will use an energetic abstract style to create a one-of-a-kind installation sure to capture the eye and senses.

Claire Boren
After many years of creating realistic and figurative work, Claire Boren started working abstractly in 1995. This shift to abstraction allowed her to extend her interior world into the exterior one of her art. She was surprised that her then-current situation, paired with her art-making process, unlocked past experiences and memories of my childhood during the Holocaust. She would pick up found objects at random, work on a piece and only then discover the meaning—each time creating an unexpected dialogue between the objects, the media, her thoughts and feelings, and ultimately the finished piece. She works in a wide range of media and styles including mixed media paintings, collages, assembled boxes and sculptures, and monoprints. Boren holds degrees from Queens College and Columbia, and has studied with artists including Isaac Sawyer and Richard Diamond in addition to training at The New School, Arts Student League and Art New England Workshops. She has exhibited extensively in solo and group shows, most recently at the inaugural opening for the new Center for Holocaust, Human Rights and Genocide Education. She continues to make work and live in New Jersey.

Emily Rich
Emily Rich, born and raised in New York City, has been involved in the arts her entire life. Her work is often focused on her passion for the Environment, particularly the shoreline and the bustle of her hometown, New York City. She works in a variety of media, including oils, acrylics, watercolor and collage. Rich studied at the Art Students League, Parsons School of Design, School of Visual arts and the School of Art and Design. Her was heavily influenced by the Abstract Expressionist movement, particularly the work of De Kooning, with whom she credits with making her realize she wanted to be an artist for the rest of her life. She has had work published, and has exhibited extensively in New York, where she continues to paint and reside.

Marion Lane
Marion Lane has had a long and distinguished career as an artist working in a variety of media. She holds an MFA from Rutgers, a BS from William Patterson University and has studied at the Art Students League and the Pratt institute in Brooklyn. She has shown extensively in both solo and group shows spanning more than five decades, and has been the recipient of numerous awards, including from the Brooklyn Museum. Lane has also received many fellowships, both stateside and international in origin. In addition, Lane has also worked as an educator, as an adjunct instructor and a recreation therapist. She continues to work and live in New York City.

Robert Petrick
Born near Philadelphia, PA, Robert Petrick has been making abstract art and letter form art for over 40 years. He studied at the Tyler School of Art and the Philadelphia College of Art prior to moving to the East Village in New York City. Petrick has exhibited in both group and solo shows in New York. A prolific artist, he continues to make work and live in New York City.



from July 18, 2013 to August 15, 2013

Opening Reception on 2013-07-18 from 18:00 to 20:00

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