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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 1 - August 13, 2010
Opening Reception: Thursday, July 1, 6 - 8 pm
North Room: Michelle Segre
Michelle Segre will exhibit two new mixed media sculptures in the North Room. In an effort to strip down her work and let the materials inside emerge to play a more prominent role, Segre exposes the armatures and surfaces of her sculptures, recycling parts of old works and test pieces accumulated over time, and incorporating them within new sculptures. The results are unexpected combinations of forms which hover in the balance between spontaneity and pre-meditation. Using papier-mâché, wire, rocks, plasticene, and other simple materials, she creates gestural abstractions that are both haphazardly composed and rationally determined.
This will be Michelle Segre's third show at the gallery. Her work was recently seen in the exhibitions Slough and The Visible Vagina at David Nolan Gallery, New York.
Derek Eller Gallery is located at 615 West 27th Street, between 11th and 12th Avenues. Summer hours are Tuesday - Friday from 11am - 6pm. For further information or visuals, please contact the gallery at 212.206.6411 or visit www.derekeller.com
Sigmar Polke, an artist of infinite, often ravishing pictorial jest, whose sarcastic and vibrant layering of found images and maverick, chaos-provoking painting processes left an indelible mark on the last four decades of contemporary painting, died yesterday in Cologne, Germany. He was 69; the cause was complications of cancer, according to Gordon Veneklasen, a partner at the Michael Werner Gallery New York, the artist’s chief American representative.
((one of my all time fav's, fell in love with his work when i moved to NYC in 84))
Five paintings by Picasso, Matisse and other great artists, worth an estimated $618m, have been stolen from the Museum of Modern Art in Paris.