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10 Curators, 10 Artists at Silverstein Annual

Posted By Administration, Saturday, January 14, 2012
Updated: Monday, January 6, 2014

Exhibition Dates: January 14, 2012 - February 25, 2012


Opening Reception
Saturday, January 14th
6:00 - 8:00pm


This annual event shows Bruce Silverstein Gallery's ongoing commitment to brining the best emerging artists to light. With guidance from Nathan Lyons, Curatorial Avisor, 10 noteworthy curators are invited to nominate artists making critical work and deserving of greater exposure. With each curator, whom also claim status through their participation in the event, choosing an artist the show promises memorable results. While it is difficult to name favorites, Edward Robinson, Olga Sviblova, and Timothy Persons brought particularly memorable nominees to the show.

Edward Robinson of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art recommended Raul De la Cruz who's work is simple, stark, and memorable. The surface is skimmed but the portrat style approach to his subject reveals a deeper connection. Images selected for exhibition are from De la Cruz's series "La Casa," and reflect images of the place he once called home.

Olga Sviblova from Moscow's Multimedia Art Museum invited the young Russian artist, Ivan Mikhailov. Idealism is woven into the work of Mikhailov. An honesty and desire for truth is seen and felt. Sviblova notes Mikahailov seeks "a new romantic utopia;" the work in the show does call for that with longing and nostalgia as it looks at aging playgrounds with spaceship forts, towers, and slides. We begin to wonder what the dreams are for the children of our future.

Timothy Persons of the Aalto University School of Art and Design nominated the work of Nelli Palomäki. Palomäki takes interest in portraiture. Silvery whites glow across the figures that are set agains a black so rich and dark that it sinks. The gaze of Palomäki's subjects strikes with an allure that gives equal measure of strength and tenderness. Curious and captivating our eyes lock with theirs and are held.

The international scope of the Silverstein Anual allows us a litteral sneak peak to the horizon of contemporary photography. Be sure not to miss your chance to look around the curve.

For more information on the exhibition please visit Bruce Silverstein Gallery

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