Susan Lisbin, Katinka Mann, Vera Sapozhnikova and Ben Wohlberg Exhibition

Carter Burden Gallery

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The Carter Burden Gallery presents three new exhibitions, Recent Works, Susan Lisbin and Katinka Mann, Moving Forward, New Paintings by Vera Sapozhnikova, and On the Wall, Ben Wohlberg. The nonprofit Gallery highlights re-emerging professional artists who are increasingly overlooked to exhibit their work due to age.

Susan Lisbin is exhibiting recent paintings and sculpture for her first show at the Carter Burden Gallery. Lisbin’s work explores abstract forms that articulate her views on relationships. The lines, gestures, shapes, colors, and materials represent how individuals relate to each other in regards to dependence, independence and co-dependence. Lisbin’s work draws attention to the physical and emotional space. Her paintings reveal the complexities of how forms interact through the many layers and marks. The three pieces of sculpture on display come from Lisbin’s Chair Parts series, which includes pieces of chairs that were a part of her former marriage. Following a divorce, Lisbin repurposed the emotionally charged chairs into new sculptures.

Susan Lisbin studied at the School of Fine and Applied Arts at Boston University and received her B.A. in painting from Ramapo College in New Jersey. Lisbin earned a master’s degree in painting from Montclair State University. Lisbin has exhibited her work extensively in the New York metropolitan area in solo and group shows; highlights include her solo exhibitions at the Ben Shahn Center for Visual Arts at William Patterson University and the M13 Project Room at Howard Scott Gallery. In 2005, Lisbin was awarded a residency fellowship at the Vermont Studio Center. Her work is in many private collections in the New York metropolitan area.

Katinka Mann is displaying two recent pieces for her first exhibition at the Carter Burden Gallery. Mann’s current work explores reflected light, illusion, shadow and color using a trapezoidal form within a larger form. The larger, exterior shape is organic in contrast to the off-centered geometric form within. The chosen material for her current work is heavy painted aluminum. Before using the trapezoid, the hexagon was Mann’s mandala.

Katinka Mann is a New York City based sculptor, painter and paper maker with a studio at the Elizabeth Foundation. She attended Hartford Art School at the University of Hartford. In the 1960s she continued to study at Pratt Institute, the Ruth Leaf Print Workshop in Bayside, NY, and with Master Printmaker Donn Stewart. In addition to Mann’s robust studio practice, she founded a contemporary arts education business for adults in 1966 and directed it for 25 years. Mann has exhibited her work extensively, both nationally and internationally, in solo and group shows for over six decades. Solo show highlights include exhibitions at the Islip Art Museum, the Anthony Giordano Gallery, the Heckscher Museum of Art, and A.I.R. Gallery. Group show highlights include exhibitions at the Brooklyn Museum, OK Harris Gallery, The Musee d’Elysees, and the Aldrich Museum. Mann is the recipient of several grants, residencies, and awards including a fellowship at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts in 2013, and a grant from the Polaroid Corporation at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts in 1982. Mann’s work can be found in more than 100 public collections including the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, the Museum of Modern Art Print Collection, the British Museum Print Collection, and the Metropolitan Museum.

Vera Sapozhnikova will be exhibiting new paintings for her third solo show at the Carter Burden Gallery. Her paintings are vibrantly colorful with confident brushstrokes. Sapozhnikova’s recent paintings continue to show her progression as a self-taught artist from representational imagery based on memory to more abstracted visual suggestions, enabling the paint to have its own voice. Her determination to paint results in unique and bold marks on the canvas, revealing Sapozhnikova’s optimistic approach to being a painter. Her paintings are refreshing and invigorating.

Vera Sapozhnikova is a self-taught artist who was born and educated in Russia. Sapozhnikova received her M.S. in mathematics from St. Petersburg State University and her Ph.D. in mathematical physics from St. Petersburg Herzen University. After moving to the United States in 1978, Sapozhnikova continued to work as a mathematician in computer science and telecommunications. As a child, Sapozhnikova attended an art appreciation program at the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg. This exposure to art influenced her decision to begin to paint in 1998. Sapoznhikova’s first exhibition was with Carter Burden Gallery (formerly Gallery 307) in 2010. In addition to exhibiting with the Carter Burden Gallery regularly, Sapozhnikova has also exhibited twice in the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s employees’ group art show.

For his first show at the Gallery, Ben Wohlberg will be featured in the installation space, On the Wall. Wohlberg will be exhibiting a large abstract painting on unstretched canvas. Wohlberg is inspired by nature; he aims to translate the microcosmic lights, colors, and shapes into an expansive abstract macrocosm. His practice involves experimenting with gestural strokes of viscose surfaces and thin washes that allow him to discover and respond to the colors and textures. The final paintings invite viewers to reflect on the abstractions.

Ben Wohlberg is a Block Island, RI based painter. Wohlberg has exhibited his work extensively in solo and group exhibitions in the northeast and the Bahamas. Solo show highlights include exhibitions with Viridian Gallery and Agora Gallery in New York, NY, and Encore Gallery and Square One Gallery in Block Island, RI. Group show highlights include exhibitions at Bond Street Gallery in New York, NY, Aurora Gallery and Payne Road Gallery in Block Island, RI, Charlestown Gallery in Charleston, RI, Sixty-One Main Gallery in Andes, NY, Virgina Lynch Gallery in Tiverton, RI, River Tree Center for the Arts in Kennebunk, Maine, and Lavender Hill Gallery in the Bahamas. Wolhberg’s work is in corporate and private collections throughout the United States and Europe.



from June 04, 2015 to June 25, 2015

Opening Reception on 2015-06-04 from 18:00 to 20:00

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