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Artists at Home and Abroad January

Broadway Gallery
473 Broadway, 7th Floor, 212-274-8993
Soho
January 10 - February 2, 2012
Reception: Thursday, January 12, 6 - 8 PM
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The Artists at Home and Abroad exhibition series is a representation of both emerging and established artists on an international scale. This exhibit incorporates a vast range of contemporary image making. The artists included in this exhibit explore modern and postmodern approaches in an incredibly exciting fashion. Curated by Abraham Lubelski this exhibit presents a group of artists on the edge of contemporary art.

Globalization creates unexpected relationships and contrasts in contemporary art. This series focuses on the significance of exhibiting a variety of works in a pluralistic art world. Inspired by salon-style hanging, most commonly attributed to the Salon de Paris held during the 18th and 19th centuries; Broadway Gallery NYC continues this legacy with a contemporary and fresh outlook. Following a trend of previous exhibitions at Broad way Gallery NYC, this show pays tribute to the format of a salon hanging. It is a tradition that awakens contemporary culture to a dynamic collective consciousness. A few notable themes in this exhibit that cross cultures are romanticism, spirituality, and humanity.

Part of an ongoing series, Artists at Home and Abroad reaches out to the diverse community of New York. In addition to the exhibition on display at Broadway Gallery NYC, are several concurrent Internet projects, and a print catalog. Furthermore, this exhibit offers writers and viewers an exciting opportunity to submit essays and comments on the nature and significance of biennials, fairs and public exposure for new and emerging artists.

This exhibit uses the space as another medium altogether; incorporating the maximum floor-to-ceiling gallery space activates the wall with art works in various media by artists, each of whom offer a unique perspective to the show. These artists have transformed the gallery walls into a compendium of generational takes on figuration, portraiture, and abstraction. Visitors will be surprised to see the stunning results.

The speed of interactions via new media allows for global artistic conversations previously unheard before. In an attempt to integrate the numerous artistic languages, this exhibit was installed in a unique format. Two long parallel walls have been carefully installed to create dialogue in the spatial order. Artists at Home and Abroad allows the viewer access to some of the past and current pivotal artistic ideas while introducing newer talent, to generate fresh creative energy through unexpected juxtapositions.

Artists in January

Jorgen Lovgret Melissa Egan Kristine Harper Lucio Diodati Zofia Turlik Sam Foley Chris Veeneman Sirpa Miettinen Bruno Moretti Sanlorano Monica Dixon Katarina Ögård Asatilla Teshebaev Brigitta Westphal Claudia Ongaro

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