|Ken Cro-Ken, Brief Moment in Time in foreground, Ken Cro-Ken, There in background|
Floating Islands is an exhibition of works by four contemporary artists making art with an environmental edge. A variety of materials and processes come together in this group show, immersing the Mikhail Zakin Gallery in sculptures, installations, paintings and a live painting experiment with nature.
We are proud to feature the works of Riccardo Berlingeri (Middletown, NJ), Ken Cro-Ken (New York, NY), David Purcell (Baltimore, MD) and Etty Yaniv (New York, NY) in this exhibit.
|Riccardo Berlingeri, Deep Down|
One of the most striking aspects of the exhibit is the way art can seem exclusively expressive of the self yet evoke a vast system of interrelation. Each piece in this show is seated squarely in the artists’ respective styles, established through ongoing practice and investigation of materials. And yet, each piece has the quality of being rooted in our society and performing an act of reflection, forming a conceptual bond with nature that can be collectively shared.
The works on view recap the awe of the natural, where seemingly disparate organisms interweave to create a tapestry of living beings and ecosystems. Together the artists have formed a humbling space, starting from scratch with layers of corrugated cardboard or colored pieces of newspaper that provide entry to a new slant on the physical world.
|David Purcell, Memory of a Hike Through Echo Canyon|
Join us for a reception with the artists Thursday, January 29, 2015 from 5:30 - 7:30 PM.