Four Civitellians have shows opening around New York City this week. Check them out if you’re around!
Judith Linhares’ (CRF 2006) solo exhibition, Banshee Sunrise, opens at P·P·O·W on April 29th and will be available until May 27, 2022. “Known for her lush scenes of uninhibited women communing with nature and reveling in their independence, her animated still lives and intimate portraits of animals, Linhares draws from childhood memories of California, literature, poetry, and dreams to create her unique and irradiant worlds that fuse paint and psychedelic figuration into a covert bond. In Banshee Sunrise, Linhares presents a new body of paintings which express the collective anxiety of America’s current moment and depict resilience in the face of death, age, trauma, and change.” Learn more here.
Michelle Segre’s (CRF 2016) solo exhibition, Night Chorus, will open on April 28th, with a reception from 6-8PM, and will be available until May 28th, 2022 at Derek Eller Gallery. “Featuring three monumental sculptures comprised of wire, yarn, canvas, acrylic, and an array of organic materials, this exhibition finds inspiration in stargazing, science fiction, and the invisible networks of communication between plants and fungi.” Learn more here.
Alexandria Smith’s (Incoming Visual Arts Fellow 2022) solo exhibition, Pretend Gravitas and Dream Aborted Givens, opens on April 28th, with a reception from 6-8PM, and will be available until June 4th, 2022 at Gagosian’s Park & 75 location. “Smith continues her investigation of selfhood alongside the confidences, contradictions, and uncertainties of the queer Black femme body through allegorical assemblage paintings and collage drawings housed in the artist’s custom frames.” Learn more here.
Nancy Azara’s (CRF 2010) solo exhibition, Votives, opens on April 28th, with a reception from 6-8PM, and will be available until May 25th, 2022 at Carter Burden Gallery. “In Votives: Sculptures by Nancy Azara, the artist presents carved and painted sculptures from 2010 to the present that record a journey of ideas and memories around the unseen and the unknown, reflecting on time and mortality through facets of her personal history. Azara’s use of real tree limbs and vines alongside arboreal imagery act as stand-ins for her own presence and as expressions of the dogged persistence of life.” Learn more here.
Image: Judith Linhares, Falcon, 2022, oil on linen, 54 x 64 ins.