A.I.R. Gallery, NYC

5/27/2015 to 6/20/2015

Join us for our Opening

Friday, May 29  from 6-9 pm

The Body in Revue is reflected by works that clearly present the body: doll-like imagery, darkly reworked comic strips, compelling sculptures of cast-paper. Sometimes a rather malevolent figure peeks out of a corner piece; a nude woman drawn in dramatic perspective from above reaches her imploring hand toward the viewer. There are negative and positive profiles presented against geometric shapes, as well as legs and a face surface in richly layered montage of imagery. A mixed media collage combines the human visage with natural forms.

And then there are the works that insinuate the body: a face emerges from ab- stract, linear forms, garlands of forms in a whimsical India ink drawing form a de- lightfully silly face and blurred, richly colored forms in a photograph can be seen as side-by-side robed figures. Similarly, a frieze of old-fashioned streetlamps have some of the anthropomorphic feeling of the bewitched brooms in the Sor- cerer’s Apprentice section of Disney’s Fantasia while other works refer more obliquely to the body: a print featuring hypnotic, radiating color patterns which calls to mind both the physical beating and emotional emanations of that vital organ.

Curated by Lynne Warren, Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago

Participating A.I.R. artists:

Liz Biddle, Daria Dorosh, Yvette Drury Dubinsky, Cynthia Karasek, Maxine Henryson, Louise McCagg, Jayanthi Moorthy, Catherine Mosley, Sylvia Netzer, Ann Pachner, Laura Petrovich-Cheney, Luisa Sartori, Ann Schaumburger, Kathleen Schneider, Francie Shaw, Barbara Siegel, Elisabeth Munro Smith, Joan Snitzer, Erica Stoller, Nancy Storrow, Jane Swavely, Mary Sweeney and Julia Westerbeke