This exhibition runs from June 26 – August 07, 2015 with an opening reception on Friday June 26, 2015 from 6-8:00 p.m.
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There Is No Room For Us Here is an homage and recognition of the symbiotic relationship between humans, animals, and our natural world, both ecologically and spiritually. The artwork brought together for this exhibition is a poignant reminder on how the language of art can be employed as a tool to inspire action in addressing the challenges of our fragile ecosystem and most importantly, an acknowledgement of the sacred interconnection between all living things.
The exhibition opens with Monique Luchetti’s bird drawings. Based upon her research of the ornithology collection at Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History, Monique’s drawings are a meditation on the contradiction inherent in our rush to collect, classify and catalogue the world around us in an attempt to fathom its mysteries, even as we go about destroying it. www.MoniqueLuchetti.com
Using migratory birds as her subject, Elena Lyakir emotionally engages the viewer in self-reflection by evoking memory, facilitating feeling, and confronting the awareness of one’s own state of being. She believes nature to be a sensual, intuitive extension of our inner worlds and tries to describe the visible world with an existential rather than literal interpretation. www.ElenaLyakir.com
Documenting the unexpected beauty and fragility of remote New York City parks, Leah Oates’ “Transitory Space” photography series examines urban habitats and their transformations due to the passage of time, altered natural conditions through neglect, and human imprint. www.LeahOates.com
Curated by Lola Shepard
THERE IS NO ROOM FOR US HERE
Monique Luchetti, Elena Lyakir & Leah Oates
June 26 – August 07, 2015
Opening Reception | Friday June 26, 2015 | 6 – 8 pm
Press Release There is No Room For Us Here
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(L) Monique Luchetti, Extinct -Hawaiian Crow 2002, 2015. Pencil, gouache, watercolor on Nepalese lokta paper, 27” x 19.”
(R-Top) Elena Lyakir, Dream of Zenith, 2013. Archival Lambda Print, Edition of 10. 27” x 40.”
(R-Bottom) Leah Oates, Prospect Park Circle Trees 1, 2012-2014. Pigment print, 11″ x 14.”