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Diane Barcelowsky and Edwin Ushiro

Sloan Fine Art
128 Rivington Street, 212-477-1140
East Village / Lower East Side
March 24 - April 17, 2010
Reception: Wednesday, March 24, 6 - 8 PM
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Sloan Fine Art is pleased to present So the Story Goes, by Diane Barcelowsky in the front gallery and At Night, Lights Fell and Loved Ones Returned Home, by Edwin Ushiro in the project room.

Diane Barcelowsky returns to Sloan Fine Art with a new body of work So the Story Goes. With an installation that includes mixed media elements and abstract and representational works on both paper and panel, Barcelowsky transforms the main gallery at Sloan Fine Art into a continuous, flowing narrative. Elaborate patterns of color, line and texture act as portals to another world. Vacant landscapes, flowing waterways, mysterious trails and roads all entice the viewer from one dreamlike narrative to the next. Once arrived, Barcelowsky’s impossible perspectives, saturated colors, fantasy characters and peculiar, yet familiar situations captivate the viewer in a voyeuristic trance. Each individual work is a stand-alone piece with a message of its own. Together they are an epic saga, rich with humor, tragedy and the contagious optimism that makes Barcelowsky’s work consistently engaging and compelling.

Diane Barcelowsky is a graduate of the School of Visual Arts in New York. Her work has been shown at BravinLee, Giant Robot and Alona Kagan Gallery in New York, Cinders Gallery in Brooklyn, Found Gallery in Los Angeles and Beaver Projects in Copenhagen among others. She has participated in performances at Rivington Arms in New York, Black Diamond in Los Angeles and Space 405 in Brooklyn. Diane Barcelowsky lives and works in Brooklyn.

The content of Edwin Ushiro’s work is as richly layered as the works themselves. Influenced by the memories and folklore of his childhood in Hawaii and with nods to Japanese Anime, he creates his own mythology populated with modern characters and contemporary references. With At Night, Lights Fell and Loved Ones Returned Home, Ushiro utilizes his technique of layering paint, ink, graphite, varnish and iron transfers on vinyl sheets to create romantic, luminescent works that focus on the often mystery, and histories, held by abandoned and forgotten places.

Edwin Ushiro earned his BFA with honors from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. Since he began exhibiting in 2006, his works have been shown at galleries and museums worldwide including LeBasse Projects and the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles, Svenska Mobler Gallery in Chicago, Atticus Galeria in Barcelona, the Insa Art Center in Seoul and the Museum of Kyoto Japan. Ushiro currently resides in Culver City, California.
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