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SYDNEY DRUM DIGITAL PAINTING
April 25 to May 19, 2012
Opening: Wednesday April 25 6-8 p.m.
SYDNEY DRUM DIGITAL PAINTING
Sydney Drum Untitled (SD//P123) Oil and digital media on linen 2012 22 in. x 44 in.
From April 25 through May 19, 2012, the Phoenix Gallery, 210 Eleventh Avenue at 25th Street, presents the exhibition SYDNEY DRUM DIGITAL PAINTING. This exhibition features seven large paintings, using oil and digital media on linen. These works explore the intersections of painting, digital media, and photography. Some elements are hand-painted (a labor-intensive, low-tech method); others use digital technology to explore how it has changed the way we view the world around us (an emphatically high-tech process). The well-known critic, Gerrit Henry, in an Art in America review of her work, wrote that Drum mixes up all kinds of esthetic impulses, and handles color with unswerving confidence. Michael Amy, another New York critic, noted that Drum confronts tradition and innovation all at once.
Drum has extensively exhibited in the U.S., Canada, and Europe, as well as in Asia. Her work is represented in the Museum of Modern Art, New York, the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, D.C.
Press Contact: Sydney Drum (212) 663-8353 email@example.com www.sydneydrum.com
"FOR WHAT IT LACKED", 2012, Ceramic, 21" x 14" x 12"
From April 25th through May 19th, 2012, the Phoenix Gallery, 210 Eleventh Avenue at 25th Street,
presents the exhibition ALIA PIALTOS: PULL. Through a formal investigation of process, Pialtos
capitalizes on the phenomenological characteristics of ceramic materials in order to create emotionally-
charged sculptures that explore the dynamics of structural support systems. Connections between the
unseen forces of science the internalized attributes of human relationships inform the ways in which
tension is created and expressed through the work.
Alia Pialtos is a 2012 Phoenix Gallery Emerging Artist Winner and has also received a 2012 NCECA
Graduate Student Fellowship. She has actively exhibited both nationally and internationally. Recent
works have been exhibited at Hunter College Project Space in New York, Craft Boston, and Miss Annabel
Dee Gallery in Leigh-on-Sea, England.
Between order and chaos, lightness and weight, strength and fragility, my abstract ceramic work emphasizes the tension of opposing forces. By capitalizing on the phenomenological characteristics of ceramic materials, I aim to produce work that physically captures the emotive energy of the negotiation towards structural equilibrium. Connections between the unseen forces of science and the internalized attributes of human relationships inspire my work. In this way, the tension of magnetism, polarity, and force speaks of longing, anxiety, and restraint.
2012 YOUNG EMERGING ARTIST WINNERS
Exhibit: April 25 - May 19, 2012
Exhibit: October 3-27, 2012
PHOENIX GALLERY 2012 YOUNG EMERGING ARTIST COMPETITION
New approaches to concept and form are the life-blood of art. Young artists frequently lead the way unfettered by expectations. But a major hurdle for any artist starting out is getting their work into major urban art centers. The Phoenix Gallery, located in Chelsea, New York, has sponsored an Emerging Artist Program to provide a venue for artists to present their work in this context.
Out of 90 entries the Jurors, Sue Stoffel, Collector, Arts Administrator and Renee Vara, Curator, chose the following two artists Alia Pialtos and Mark Dorf. Each artist will have a Solo Exhibition and a one-year membership to the Phoenix Gallery during the 2012 season. The expenses for their shows will be paid for by the Phoenix Gallery.
Alia Pialtos's exhibit "PULL", Ceramics Sculpture, will be April 25-May 19, 2012. The reception for the artist is Wednesday, April 25, from 6:00-8:00 PM. Ms. Pialtos is from New Bedford, MA. www.aliapialtos.com
Mark Dorf's exhibit of Photographs will be October 3 - October 27, 2012.
www.dorfphoto.net Mr. Dorf is from Hudson, New York.