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Shift and Flow

Dorsky Gallery Curatorial Program
11-03 45th Avenue, 718-937-6317
Long Island City
September 11 - November 27, 2011
Reception: Sunday, September 11, 2 - 5 PM
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D O R S K Y G A L L E R Y | Curatorial Programs is pleased to announce that Shift and Flow, curated by Zeljka Himbele Kozul will open on Sunday, September 11th from 2:00-5:00 P.M. and remain on view through November 27th. A color brochure with an essay by the curator has been published to accompany the exhibition. Additionally, a curator and artist talk and walk-thru is scheduled for Sunday, October 2nd.

Shift and Flow focuses on architecture as a framework in which to examine our individual and collective existence. It approaches the built environment as a platform for observing contemporary culture, society and politics. Just as our surroundings reflect malleable and shifting social and cultural values, so do their changes in appearance, function and meanings profoundly affect the subjective experiences, interactions and relationships of their inhabitants. The artists of Shift and Flow — Lida Abdul, Andreas Fogarasi, Jonggeon Lee, Julie Mehretu, Jason Middlebrook, Steven Millar, Abelardo Morell, Peter Owen, Manuel Piña, Renata Poljak , Charlotte Schulz, and Emma Spertus —embrace a variety of techniques and mediums as well as multiple investigatory methods in exploring the architectural shifts and flows that affect us all. Through the prism of architecture, Shift and Flow touches on numerous subjects: class, ethnicity, and nationality; violence, globalization, and gentrification; destruction, subversion, recycling, and resurrection. Themes of skepticism, loss and alienation are interwoven with idealism, fascination and optimism, sometimes in a single work. While mobilizing symbolic meanings of architectural imagery, the works in the exhibition stimulate contemplation and act as catalysts for critical reflection.

Zeljka Himbele Kozul is a freelance curator based in New York City. She is a graduate of the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College. In her native Croatia, she worked for several years at the Museum of Contemporary Art, curated exhibitions for numerous non-profit spaces in Zagreb, served on the editorial board of Kontura, a Croatian art magazine, and recently, returned home to organize an exhibition at MK Gallery in Zagreb. From 2008-2010 she worked at the Museum of Art at the Rhode Island School of Design. She was a guest critic, lecturer or exhibition juror for a number of institutions including Residency Unlimited, NY; Flux Factory, NY; Chester College, NH; Cambridge Art Association, MA; Parsons The New School for Design, NY; and Brown University and the Rhode Island School of Design, RI. Mrs. Himbele Kozul was a Curatorial Fellow at Art in General, curating the exhibition at Bloomberg LP headquarters, and also co-curated exhibitions at NURTUREart in Brooklyn, NY and the Big Medium Gallery in Austin.

D O R S K Y G A L L E R Y | Curatorial Programs (DGCP) is a 501©(3) not-for-profit organization that presents independently-curated exhibitions of contemporary art. Working with curators, writers, and art historians, DGCP aims to illuminate and deepen the public’s understanding and appreciation of issues and trends in contemporary art. Gallery hours are Thursday through Monday, 11:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M. (closed Tuesday and Wednesday), and by appointment. For further information, please contact David Dorsky at (718) 937-6317 or via email: [email protected]
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