Carter Burden Gallery
Please join us August 13th from 6 to 8 PM!

The Carter Burden Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of a summer group show Representational Exhibition from August 13th to September 3rd. The opening reception will be held August 13, 2015 from 6 – 8 PM. The exhibition runs through September 3rd at 548 West 28th Street in New York City. The Gallery hours are Tuesday-Friday, 11am-5pm, Saturday 11am-6pm.

The group exhibition allows the viewers to compare the varying degrees of loose to highly realistic renderings. Artists David Cerulli, Emily Fuller, Ginny Howsam and Henriette Simon Picker all focus on landscapes with different views. Emily Fuller’s painting Stissing Mountain 1 transports the viewer to a specific place, on a sunny day. In contrast, Henriette Simon Picker’s painting Boats is a dreamy scene inviting the viewer to reflect on a personal memory. Diogenes Ballester, Marilyn Church, Betti Franceschi, Basia Goldsmith, Lindsay, Margo Mead, Vernita N’Cognita, Sheila Schwid, Ronnie Tuft, Angela Valeria, Jerry Vezzuso, and Yong-Kui Zhang all utilize the figure within their work to very different ends. The figures and eyes in Quimetta Perle’s work embody her statement about women’s traditional art materials and their beauty and visual power, whereas, Betti Franceschi’s sculpted bronze resin male torso glorifies the male dancer’s ideal physique. This exhibition expands the conversation about contemporary representational painting and sculpture.

In the Representational group exhibition, the Carter Burden Gallery will exhibit the work of twenty-one artists: Diogenes Ballester, David Cerulli, Marilyn Church, Betti Franceschi, Emily Fuller, Basia Goldsmith, Ginny Howsam, Barbara Isaacs, Lindsay, Thomas McAnulty, Margo Mead, Kate Missett, Vernita N’Cognita, Quimetta Perle, Henriette Simon Picker, Sheila Schwid, Sue Skoorka, Ronnie Tuft, Angela Valeria, Jerry Vezzuso, Yong-Kui Zhang. It is the Gallery’s first time exhibiting the work of nine of these artists.

Leslie Shaw Zadoian’s large-scale collage, Talk to Me, will be featured in the installation space, On the Wall. The collaged foreign newspapers and letters with burlap and paper in Talk to Me highlight our multilingual and multicultural experience living in New York. In preparation for this piece, Zadoian collected the printed and handwritten text in New York, Armenia and Russia. The languages represented include Spanish, French, Italian, Romanian, Armenian, Korean, Russian and Chinese. Leslie Shaw Zadoian received her BA and MA from Queens College, City University of New York, and studied at The Art Students League of New York. Zadoian begins with the simple act of looking at objects around her, contemplating color, shape, texture, space, and their relationships as they appear in daily life. She often works with collage and assemblages of metal, wood, and other found objects attached to stretched canvas, creating beauty and elegance in the combination of unlikely materials. Zadoian has participated in many shows in New York and nationally, and has works in private collections in the U.S. and Europe.


About the Carter Burden Gallery

Located in Chelsea, the Carter Burden Gallery is a program of The Carter Burden Center for the Aging designed to give a voice to New York City’s re-emerging older professional artists. The Carter Burden Center is a non-profit agency established in 1971 by the late Carter Burden when he was a New York City Councilman.  The mission is to promote the well-being of older adults through a continuum of services, advocacy and volunteer programs oriented to individual, family and community needs.  To learn more about The Carter Burden Center and its programs, visit

Gallery Hours: Tuesday-Friday 11am-5pm, Saturday 11am-6pm

Carter Burden Gallery
548 West 28th Street, #534
(between 10th & 11th Avenues)
New York, NY  10001

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a program of the Carter Burden Center

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