Friday, September 22, 2017

Save the date: Bosom Bodies, opening October 7th, 3 - 6 pm



The New York Arts Exchange, LLC, is proud to announce our Fall 2017 project: Bosom Bodies: An Exhibition in Honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month (October), a group show of 16 artists from the New York area and beyond.  We thank artist/educator Nadine Gordon-Taylor for generously donating her School of Intuitive Art gallery space, and artist Wilhelmina Obatola Grant, two-time survivor of breast cancer and founder of SISTAAH: Survivors Inspiring Sisters through Art and Advocacy for Health, www.sistaah.org, for inspiring this show.  We dedicate this exhibition to SISTAAH and all survivors of cancer or someone who has or had cancer.

Bosom Bodies opens at SIA Gallery 1 South Division Street, Peekskill, NY, on Saturday, October 7th from 3 to 6 pm.  The Closing/Finissage on Sunday, October 29th, features artists’ performances and a panel discussion from 3 to 5 pm.  On Sunday, October 22nd, at 2 pm, exhibition curator Beth S. Gersh-Nešić, Director of the New York Arts Exchange, will present an art history lecture on “The History of the Breast in Art.”  Gallery hours will be on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, 12 noon to 5 pm.

Bosom Bodies celebrates the beauty, power and sensuality of the female breast through a wide range of artworks, including paintings, sculpture, photography, origami, and mixed media.  Either as symbol, metaphor or iconography, the breast offers a bountiful number of meanings and innuendos, from maternal to erotic, serious to humorous, personal to universal, poignant to irreverent.  Our exhibition highlights these numerous interpretations.  Among the artists are Roni Ben-Ari, Lynn H. Butler, Marcy B. Freedman, Kathleen Gilje, Nadine Gordon-Taylor, Wilhelmina Obatola Grant, Grace Graupe-Pillard, Clarity Haynes, Carla Rae Johnson, Barbara Lubliner, Sasha [Alexandru] Meret, Ioana Niculescu-Aron, Toni Quest, Ruby Silvious, Christina Thomas and Tricia Wright.

The New York Arts Exchange curated Clarity Haynes: Bearing Witness, the Breast Portrait Project, 1998-Present, currently on view at Payne Gallery, Moravian College, Bethlehem, PA, through October 15th, also in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

For more information, please contact Beth S. Gersh-Nešić, Ph.D., director and owner of the New York Arts Exchange: nyarts.exchange@verizon.net  



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