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Join us Sunday, May 15, from 2 - 4pm for an opening
reception of our new spring exhibitions. Artist talks with Q&A
will take place in the galleries.
Rina Banerjee: Blemish, In Deep Pink Everyplace
May 15 - Sept. 4, 2022
Drawing on her multinational background and personal history as an immigrant, Rina Banerjee’s work focuses on ethnicity, race, migration, and American Diasporic histories. The artist’s sculptures feature a wide range of globally sourced materials, textiles, colonial/historical and domestic objects while her drawings are inspired by Indian miniature and Chinese silk paintings, and Aztec drawings.
Rina Banerjee is an Indian American artist and sculptor. She was born in Kolkata, India, and lived briefly in Manchester and London before arriving in Queens, N.Y. Although Banerjee has been living in the United States for over 50 years, she still draws the perception that she is foreign and other. Countless audiences have been introduced to her vibrant, cacophonous paintings, drawings, and installations with exhibitions in France, Japan, Singapore, Norway, Italy, India, and New Zealand, to mention a few.
Featured Image: Rina
first Myth and empirical observation the hero, her angel leaps in
cry, opens the moon to urge on a rain that may cleanse all the
sweat of her jealous man, 2013, acrylic, ink, and gold
leaf on panel, 20” x 16.25“. Courtesy of the artist.
Maxwell Mustardo: Dish-Oriented
May 15 - Sept. 4, 2022
With an unconventional approach to ceramics and leaving traditional glazes and forms to others, Maxwell Mustardo’s work is truly his own. Glorious colors, bubbled glazes, and anthropomorphic forms create a dazzling array of work. According to Mustardo, he approaches making as a vital opportunity to examine perception and signification, and his work engages with ceramics as a polyphonic medium: one that speaks in multiple voices simultaneously.
Maxwell Mustardo was born in 1993 in rural New Jersey. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts and Bachelor of Science in Art History and Theory from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University in 2017. During his time at Alfred, Max earned multiple awards including an ARGUS grant for materials research, a Levine Endowment grant to study in Japan, and a nomination for the Thayer Fellowship in the Arts/Patricia Kerr Ross Award as the SUNY finalist in the visual arts category. He is currently working as a resident artist at the studio of Toshiko Takaezu in Quakertown, New Jersey.
Featured Image: Maxwell Mustardo, Anthropophora, 2021, Stoneware and plastic. Courtesy of the artist.
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