“Spatial Planes & Timeless Dimensions” Curated Exhibit
Falcon Power moves to 555 W 25th Street on October 8, 2015 for an exciting group exhibition that I’m participating in along with artists Zahra Nazari and Kirsten Nelson, curated by Akaash Mehta and Minna Packer. The exhibition, Spatial Planes & Timeless Dimensions, presents a study into the nature of spatial perspective, architectural history, and dynamic re-purposing.
Stop by on Thursday, Oct 8 for an opening reception with the artists from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm.
Here are short profiles of the artists:
Roy Kinzer has been making and teaching art for over 20 years. He has an extensive exhibition record and frequently completes commissions for art consultants, corporations and private collectors. He is a past recipient of the prestigious Pollock-Krasner Artist Grant. He holds a Certificate of Art from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and an MFA from Vermont College of Fine Arts.
His current paintings are titled Urban Planning and Aerial Landscapes. Here is the artist’s description of the work:
My paintings are fractal landscapes and cityscapes derived from digitally altered topographical maps and satellite images. I work in the tradition of the Hudson River School Luminist painters, who used perspective, magnified scale and dramatic lighting to explore the Sublime, the feeling of rapture or awe caused by the beauty and terror of nature. I use Luminist techniques of color and solarization and apply the aesthetics of fractal patterns to simulate a view of earth as taken from a satellite.
Zahra Nazari was born in Iran. She received her MFA in Painting/Drawing at State University of New York, New Paltz, NY, and her BFA from the School of Art & Architecture in Tabriz, Iran.
Some of her most recent awards include:
- Summer Residency Fellowship from the Cooper Union School of Art, New York, N
- Ruth Katzman Scholarship from the Art League Residency at Vyt, Sparkill, NY
- Artist Residency Grant from the Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, VT
She has exhibited nationally and internationally at:
- Aljira, A Center for Contemporary Art, Newark, NJ
- China Millennium Monument, Beijing, China
- Masur Museum of Art, Monroe, LA
- Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, New Paltz, NY
- Saba Institution, Tehran, Iran
- The Painting Center, New York, NY
- Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL
- Zhou B Art Center, Chicago, IL.
Upcoming scheduled exhibitions for 2016-17 include the Spartanburg Art Museum, Spartanburg, SC and Los Gatos Museum, CA.
For more information about Zahra Nazari, visit her Web site: www.zahranazari.com
Kirsten Nelson’s novel sculptures are constructed out of common home building materials. Here is the artist’s description of the work:
My work presents an intimate space without revealing a complete structure. The miniature architectural interiors are built, cut and torn into the grey drywall surface of the drawings. I set a stage for potential narratives in each piece, and stop short, leaving only the boundaries of such a potential. The careful craftsmanship of the work in contrast to the objects’ lack of function evokes a sense of the uncanny and the humorous.
Kirsten Nelson has exhibited extensively and has been the recipient of numerous awards, including the Marie Walsh Sharp Studio Program Grant and the Governor’s Island LMCC Swing Space Grant. She is represented by Frederieke Taylor Gallery in New York City.
For more information about Kirstin Nelson, visit her Web site: www.kirstenjnelson.com