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Nat Mayer Shapiro: Revisited

Susan Berko-Conde Gallery
521 West 23rd Street, 2nd Fl, 212-367-9799
March 18 - April 30, 2010
Reception: Thursday, March 18, 6 - 8 PM
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The Susan Berko-Conde Gallery/E. M. Berko Archive is pleased to present Revisited, an exhibition of works by Nat Mayer Shapiro.

Nat Mayer Shapiro’s work comprises paintings on canvas and paper as well as sculptures and drawings. He incorporated structural and whimsical imagery through the perspective of abstraction. Looking to represent the idea of depth on the surface, Shapiro was fascinated by the idea of infinity, one iconic image being the canvas entitled “The Universe.”

From images of galaxies to kites and stained glass windows, Shapiro portrays a world that he experienced with joyous celebration. Among the influences which Shapiro attributed to his creativity are the works of Paul Klee and the music of J.S. Bach. Shapiro wrote: Art moves in all unimagined directions and leads to unsuspected dimensions. My art, which lacks definable parameters, seems to go outside myself…Art is as much a mystery to me as it is to others. “

Nat Mayer Shapiro passed away in 2005. This exhibition is an opportunity to explore once again the works of Shapiro’s creativity.
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