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Alexandra Limpert & Patrick Whalen, ‘Expanding the Landscape’

Art 101
101 Grand Street, 718-302-2242
January 13 - February 13, 2012
Reception: Friday, January 13, 6 - 9 PM
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ART 101 heralds the New Year with EXPANDING THE LANDSCAPE, an exhibition of figurative drawings and sculpture by Alexandra Limpert and Patrick Whalen.

While both artists have shown at ART 101, this is their first cooperative effort.

Limpert’s figurative sculptures reflect the architectural structures of her native New York. “Steel allows me to create life-size open bodily forms while leaving space for the unseen aspects of the figure. Several pieces in the exhibition are manually operated by a hand-crank…Interestingly, the mechanical motion adds an element of humanity to the work.”

She has been creating the animation for the holiday windows for Lord & Taylor, Macy’s and Saks Fifth Avenue for ten years. In 2006 and 2007, her sculptures were featured in the windows of Bergdorf Goodman.

Limpert has exhibited extensively here in New York and in Europe. She is a teaching Artist with the Rush Foundation.

Patrick Whalen began exhibiting in California, at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco and the Berkeley Art Museum, prior to moving to New York where he has shown at White Columns and Smack Mellon Studios among other venues. This is his third exhibition at ART 101.

His drawings examine both time and memory. “How memory can mash events together. How it can play tricks on you. How your perceptions can be off, but so sharp in remembering a tiny detail. I base my work on photos I take. I have hundreds of them and I work from those re-assembling my memories… (The installation) … all came together to be a fiction, an image of something that very well could have happened.”

ART 101 is located at 101 Grand Street between Berry & Wythe. We are open Friday through Sunday from 1 to 6 or you may make an appointment. 718-302-2242 The gallery is wheelchair accessible.
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