"Boros" Artist Shonagh Adelman Interview with Art Blog "Platinum Cheese"

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DBFA Spotlight

Four artists from Denise Bibro’s “Art From The Boro’s II” exhibit demonstrate that ready-mades and other objects originally designed to serve utilitarian functions can be reincarnated in marvelous ways.

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DBFA's Audrey Ushenko Creates Painting in the James R. Thompson Center

CHICAGO, IL.- For the past three years, acclaimed painter Audrey Ushenko has been intermittently visiting the James R. Thompson Center, 100 W. Randolph Street, to work on a 4.5’ x 5.5’ painting depicting the cross section of individuals that visits the Illinois government building.

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LaThoriel Badenhousen in AS | Orchard

July 31st, 2014 — AS | ARTISTS STUDIOS and 33 Orchard Street host AS | Orchard, a selection of works made by 30 artists from New York City and Paris, France who were discovered through the process of the in-person studio visit.

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Contour Sculptures

Sui Park
October 30 - December 13, 2014
Opens Thursday, October 30, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Denise Bibro Fine Art

Sui Park, Thought Bubbles, 2014

Cable Ties, Various Sizes

Denise Bibro Fine Art, in Chelsea, New York is pleased to announce the solo exhibition of Sui Park, Contour Sculptures. Running from October 30th- December 13th, 2014. Park is one of two artists chosen from the Art in the Boros Competition that exhibited 50 artists from over 500 plus initial submissions.

Park’s deftly crafted 3D organic contour sculptures are made from repurposed inorganic materials. Using plastic zip ties and mono filaments, Park creates intricate refined contours and shapes.

Her inspiration stems from the idea of creating abstract representation of objects and nature that we see every day. Her work can be described as living and breathing as it assimilates into its surroundings, evoking a mystical and illusionary feeling. Her provocative biomorphic natural forms are often singular and others are organized into environments and landscapes.

Park has an MFA in Fiber Arts and a BFA from the Ewha Womans University in Seoul, South Korea. She also has a Master in Design in Interior Architecture from the Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI.


 
 

Beastiful

Shonagh Adelman
October 30 - December 13, 2014
Opens Thursday, October 30, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Denise Bibro Fine Art

Shonagh Adelman, Palais Garnier, 2012

4mm colored glass and acrylic crystals on canvas, 58” x 68”

Denise Bibro Fine Art, in Chelsea, New York is pleased to announce the solo exhibition of Shonagh Adelman’s Beastiful. Running from October 30th- December 13th, 2014.

Adelman is one of two artists chosen from the Art from the Boros Competition that exhibited 50 artists from over 500 plus initial submissions. Her crystal covered canvases stood out among the rest as a unique and inventive medium conveying quirky contemporary vignettes.

Beastiful’s combination of iconic images of Versailles and animal human hybrids depicted on crystalized canvases make for a campy genre of traditional turned none traditional painting. Her nod to Rococo and portraiture is executed just right. Attractive feminine figures, posed in front of decadent gold and ornate backgrounds are dressed in huge stuffed animal heads seen as both beautiful and beastly.

Shonagh’s process is laborious and intricate; each canvas is fixed with thousands of 4mm colored glass beads. Everything about these pieces are in excess, from the ornate architecture of Versailles to the literal crystals creating the shapes and colors of the image.

Adelman has an abd PHD in Women’s studies from York University, a Masters in History and Philosophy of Education from the Ontario Institute and a BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She has an extensive Exhibition, Awards and Speaking Engagement list.


 
 

Wall Street and New York State of Mind

Mark Strodl
October 30 - December 13, 2014
Opens Thursday, October 30, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Denise Bibro Fine Art

Mark Strodl, Daddy Long Legs, 2012

Digital Collage, 22” x 32”

Bibro Fine Art, in Chelsea, New York is pleased to announce the Art from the Boros artist Mark Strodl’s solo exhibition, Wall Street and New York State of Mind, in the Platform Gallery. Running from October 30th- December 13th, 2014.

Strodl’s images capture the modern day struggles of men and women in New York. With his mysterious play on a variety of social situations he reveals issues that many New Yorkers deal with on a daily basis; the endless rat race of wealth and poverty. Wall Street is fodder for Strodl’s ammo, depicting his interaction and commentary on the status quo. He touches on compelling taboos that very few artists seek to tackle.

Strodl spends his time wandering the greater streets of New York City finding interesting images to capture. He then distorts and manipulates his images in order to create the effect and story he is looking for. What is unique to his work is the contrast between fantasy and reality he presents. By implementing his computer skills as his paintbrush, he contorts his realistic backgrounds of popular well-known areas of New York. He adds his own eerie whimsical and quirky characters creating his unique social commentary.

Mark Strodl is no stranger to the streets of New York; He is a true New Yorker. He attended The School of Visual Arts for Media. He has had a successful commercial career as an illustrator having worked for well known companies as BBDO and magazines such as Harpers, and Vogue to name a few.


 
 

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