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The Space Between

Curated by Jennifer Samet

Nicolas Carone, In Orbit, 2007, acrylic on canvas, 84 x 60 inches

In honor of the New York Studio School’s 50th anniversary comes an exhibition of work by thirteen artists who have been faculty members of the school.  The exhibition explores “the space between” – an aesthetic idea that links the teaching philosophies of distinct individuals who have presided over the School and influenced generations of artists.

In this exhibition, and in the individual works, the “space between” refers to the spaces and intervals between forms in the picture plane.  It refers to a charged space between marks that activates the surface.  It refers to the space between abstraction and representation, the space between recognizability and unknowing, the space between flat pictorial symbols and three-dimensionality.

In the early years of the school, students were led to make work that could be described as “abstraction with content” by working from life and locating points in space to create dynamically plastic compositions. This teaching methodology reflected the School’s roots in the New York School and Abstract Expressionism.

Jennifer Samet, Ph.D., who curated the New York Studio School’s 40th anniversary exhibition in 2005, revisits the school’s history ten years later, with this exhibition.

Included in this exhibition are works by the following artists: Charles Cajori; Nicolas Carone; Bruce Gagnier; Judy Glantzman; Bill Jensen; Elisa Jensen; Jilaine Jones; Margrit Lewczuk; Stanley Lewis; Mercedes Matter; Ruth Miller; John Newman; and Graham Nickson

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