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Invitational #2: Yolanda Sanchez, Jason Rohlf, Jeri Eisenberg, Tamar Zinn

Kathryn Markel Fine Arts
529 West 20th Street, 212-366-5368
June 10 - July 9, 2010
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Kathryn Markel Fine Arts presents Invitational #2, a group exhibition inspired by New York City’s yearly and too brief interlude with the season of Spring. From Rohlf’s rags to Zinn’s grid of hues in motion this set of artists converge color with pace, new life with hubbub. Zinn and Eisenberg are reference points, each edging closer to the subjects of city and Spring respectively. Eisenberg’s limbs and leaves are softened to abstraction and divided into cloudy panes. Zinn comes at us from the opposite end developing a living grid, rooftops in movement. Sanchez and Rohlf play out the relationship between city and season. Sanchez’ color tends toward themes of nature in its peak, but the frenetic brush strokes make it color with somewhere to get to. And then we have Rohlf’s geometric blossoms on rags; they appear to burst as if spontaneously appearing on the rag, as if such metamorphoses were the given, even, or perhaps especially, in New York.

Yolanda Sanchez (detail far left) engages us with color as an experience, alluding to gardens and natural form or movement as a reference for enchantment. Yolanda Sanchez received her BFA at the Florida International University and her MFA at Yale University School of Art. Sanchez is included in many private collections across the U.S. She’s had solo and group exhibitions in Florida, New York California, and Massachusetts.

Jason Rohlf (detail 2nd in from left) work on fabric, ie shop rags, brings a burst to these everyday objects. But the surface effect gives the bursts and blossoms a sense of having endured the quotidian. Jason Rohlf graduated from the University of Wiconsin and Currently living in New York City Rohlf regularly exhibits out of New York, Chicago, and Wisconsin.

Jeri Eisenberg (detail 2nd from right) Eisenberg infuses Japanese Kozo paper with encaustic giving her work a visual softness. Her images soften further sifting detail from branches leaves and buds into a rough hewn abstraction of the natural world. Jeri Eisenberg received her Masters of Fine Arts degree from Art Institute of Boston, Lesley University. The locations of recent solo exhibitions include New York, Boston, Seattle, and Houston.

Tamar Zinn (detail far right) Zinn’s process is organic and improvisational creating texture and planes of color worried thread bare all set to a tempo of angles and edges. Tamar Zinn has exhibited in solo and group exhibitions, on both the East and West coasts, for over twenty years. Her work is in numerous public and private collections. She lives and works in New York City.
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