China Marks, Rick Newton, and Sally Curcio
“A Redefined Existence”
J. Cacciola Gallery
537 W 23rd Street, New York, NY 10011
Reception: June 19, 6-8 pm
June 19 – July 26, 2014
Thursday, June 19, J. Cacciola Gallery opens a new exhibition, “A Redefined Existence.” Artists China Marks, Rick Newton, and Sally Curcio explore the possibilities of reconfiguring daily experience through artistic creation. The artists present strategies for navigating contemporary life through works emphasizing the importance of fantasy and the surreal.
The gallery hosts a reception Thursday, June 19, from 6 – 8 pm.
Sally Curcio presents her “Bubble” series, a number of mixed-media sculptures contained under acrylic bubbles like otherworldly terrariums. Some make reference through their titles and formal structures to real cities or mythological places, but all maintain a majestic separation from physical reality.
China Marks combines imagery, text, and pattern through sewing on a number of mixed-media cloth panels; utilizing traditional strategies of storytelling, she presents dream-like scenes and exchanges between characters and creatures.
Rick Newton presents a number of oil and acrylic paintings, integrating elements of industrial landscapes with unexpected and extraordinary visual interventions. Combining contemporary architectural structures and forms of transportation with sea creatures, birds, and plants, Newton presents a vision of a differently stratified world.
The exhibition remains on view through July 26.
For more information, please visit the gallery’s website.
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